Quotes

For some reason today’s news brings us a bunch of good quotes.
Follow through for the stories.
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From a story in the LATimes about Stephanie Lherbier’s (the French fishing guide) time in the Iranian prison system.

“Iran is terrible,” Lherbier said, “because you don’t know who decides.”

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From an opinion column by Rich Lowry in the NYPost concerning President Bush’s plans for Iraq and how he’s handling the political climate in DC. Concerning a Washington Post story with an unauthorized leak from the White House Bush said:

“There’s a lot of talkers in Washington,” he says

LOL, really?
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From the Washington Post today in a story about Bush’s latest request for a peace conference among Middle Eastern states who believe in Israel’s right to exist, we have 2 quotes.

1.By Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad complaining that the negotiations aren’t immediately calling for a Palestinian state:

“Who are we supposed to have an agreement with? Ourselves?”

2. By James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute:

“At this point, due to our neglect, neither leader has the sufficient support of their people to make the tough decisions needed to forge peace.”

(emphasis mine)
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From Spiegel this quote cracked me up because this is what the Iraqis themselves have been saying all along while we westerners put them into little Shiite, Sunni, Kurd boxes.

What once seemed like a clear conflict of interest among Shiites, Arab Sunnis and Kurds has turned into a chaotic puzzle with parts that seem difficult — if not impossible — to join together.

It’s never been a clear conflict of interest because there has always been a mix of these folks.
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From Tim Blair the preeminent quote finder on anything to do with global warming.

Australia will create a wildlife corridor spanning the continent to allow animals and plants to flee the effects of global warming, scientists said on Monday.

Tim’s title: “RUN, PLANTS! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!”
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And finally, from The Christian Post comes a story of an Episcopal Priest in Seattle who seems to think she is both a Christian and Muslim.

And Chuck Colson, founder of the Christian ministry Prison Fellowship, commented that “there’s so much wrong here that I scarcely know where to begin,” in response to Redding’s dual faith.

Read the rest. (ht Aggie)