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'My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy.' BARACK OBAMA, during an interview on the Arabic cable-TV network al-Arabiya

'We are not ready to commit suicide yet.' NELSON CHAMISA, a spokesman for Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC party, on its refusal to enter into a power-sharing agreement with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe

'It was a complete surprise, completely unexpected. And just like the United States prevailed in that, we'll prevail in this.' ROD BLAGOJEVICH, embattled Illinois governor, likening his arrest on corruption charges to the attack on Pearl Harbor

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