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Issue Date:  January 21, 2005

Quotable & Notable

“You know how bad the situation is when the president’s choice for attorney general has to formally pledge not to support torture anymore.”

-- Columnist Maureen Dowd of The New York Times

“What the rich world suffers as hardships the poor world often suffers as mass death. … If rich countries continue with business as usual, responding generously to the current disaster but failing to address the dire underlying situation of the world’s poor, the world will repeatedly confront the tragic arithmetic of life and death.”

-- Jeffery Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University

“It’s going to be ugly.”

-- Assessment of the planned Jan. 30 election in Iraq by Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del.

“The Iraqi elections, rather than turning out to be a promising point, have the great potential for deepening the conflict.”

-- Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser under President George H.W. Bush , who was replaced as chair of the President George W. Bush’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board in early January

“Jesus loves the little children, except the ones that burn CDs.”

-- Saying on one in a new line of T-shirts by Merchplaza, a Nashville, Tenn.-based merchandising and apparel company that is raising awareness of the theft of music, including Christian music, through unauthorized downloading

National Catholic Reporter, January 21, 2005

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