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"It was not in conformity with the U.N. charter from our point of view ... it was illegal." KOFI ANNAN, U.N. Secretary-General, commenting on the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in an interview with the BBC

"They have taken their eye off the ball. They took it off in Afghanistan and shifted it to Iraq. They took it off in North Korea and shifted it to Iraq." JOHN KERRY, U.S. Democratic presidential candidate, accusing the Bush Administration of losing focus by invading Iraq

"It is not life. At least the...

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