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"Dick Cheney can be President." GEORGE W. BUSH, U.S. President, when asked how Vice President Dick Cheney stacks up against new Democratic vice-presidential candidate John Edwards

"We could take the city, but we would have to kill everyone in it." MOHAMMED ABDULLAH al-SHAHWANI, director of the Iraqi Intelligence Service, on the difficulty of putting down a growing insurgency in the city of Fallujah

"People forget it took us 12 years to write our own constitution. It wasn't very pretty around here either between 1776 and 1787." PAUL BREMER, former top U.S. administrator...

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