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"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
GEORGE W. BUSH, U.S. President, misspeaking during the signing ceremony for a $417 billion defense-spending bill

"We don't do politics at the Department of Homeland Security."
TOM RIDGE, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, responding to accusations from Democrat Howard Dean that last week's terror alerts were politically motivated

"Settlements and peace do not go together."
SAEB EREKAT, Palestinian Authority minister, on Israel's...

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