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'My experience in Iraq is that despite having been shot seven times, it is very great.' MOSES MATSIKO, one of an estimated 10,000 Ugandans working in private security in Iraq

'Mr. Medvedev is not a vodka personality. Mr. Putin is.' STANISLAV KAUFMAN, Russian businessman, explaining why Putinka vodka, named for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, is outselling a brand named for President Dmitri Medvedev

'We are terrorists to the bone.' KHALID SHEIKH MOHAMMED, along with four other accused 9/11 plotters, defending their actions in a six-page war-crimes court filing

'I am prepared to take my fair share of the Green Revolution on...

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