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"For three years, our nation has been blessed. But the hand of Providence has been assisted by the Justice Department."
JOHN ASHCROFT, U.S. Attorney General, in a speech to the Washington, D.C., Chamber of Commerce, on why the country hasn't suffered a terrorist attack since Sept. 11, 2001

"International terrorism has as its goal to prevent the election of President Bush to a second term."
VLADIMIR PUTIN, Russian President, speaking at a press conference in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, in comments widely seen as supporting George W. Bush. He later explained he would respect "unconditionally"...

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