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"Close doesn't count."
DONALD RUMSFELD, U.S. Defense Secretary, when asked if U.S. and Pakistani troops are close to catching Osama bin Laden

"In France you're free to show yourself but not to dress modestly."
AYMAN AL-ZAWAHIRI, Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant, on an audiotape broadcast on the Arabic television channel al-Arabiya, condemning France for imposing a ban on head scarves in schools

"We hadn't expected a complete rejection of what has been U.S. policy for the past 10 years."
STEPHEN GOOSE, director of the arms-control division of Human Rights Watch, on...

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