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February 27, 2004

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"This is a nation that loves our freedom, loves our country."
George W Bush
US President

“Awami league is Jatya Beyman (national traitor). No-one should trust them.”
Khaleda Zia
prime minister, urging the people to reject the opposition's call of a countrywide strike.

“Even the university teachers do not read books.”
Humayun Azad
poet, author and critic, at a meeting.

“From a marketing point of view you cannot introduce new products in August.”
Codoleezza Rice
US National-security adviser, explaining why the Bush Administration waited until September to push for war with Iraq.

“How many Palestinians were on those planes on September 9? None.”
Whitney Houston
pop singer.

“Lucky duckies.”
Wall Street Journal editorial
referring to people who have so little money that they pay no income tax.

“Humayun Azad's novels are of RMG standards.”
A reader at Bangla Academy's Annual Book Fair. RMG stands for Roshomoey Gupta, a popular Bangla pornography writer.

“Crap, crap, crap. I apologise to anybody who bought them and wasted their money.”
Mandy Moore
pop singer and actress, on her first two albums.

How did former Canadian prime minister Jean Chrétien respond when his spokeswoman called George W Bush a "moron"?

A) He pulled out a photograph of Bush reading an upside-down book and said, "She may have a point."
B) He said, "She calls me Chrétien. Do you see me getting upset?"
C) He accepted her resignation and said that Bush is "not a moron at all."
D) He held up a photograph of Bush looking through binoculars with the lens caps still on and said, "You tell me, does he look like a moron?”

Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN. Quotes can be sent to <dsmagazn@gononet.com>

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