'Other countries have the Mafia. In Bulgaria, the Mafia has the country.' ATANAS ATANASOV, a member of parliament, on the nation's history of political corruption and violence
'The occupier will retain its bases.' MUQTADA AL-SADR, Shi'ite cleric, on why Iraq's parliament should reject a security pact with the U.S.
'There was no fraud involved. This person is a dead fish.' BETH NUDELMAN, a Chicago resident, after her deceased goldfish Princess received voter-registration forms in the mail; the family once jokingly filled in the pet's name when it got a second phone line
'They're not going to shoot us; it's not Iraq....