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Verbatim: Jul. 28, 2003

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“Do not let them [U.S. forces in Iraq] deceive you in religion or honor. Do not let them deceive you and freeze your correct reaction, those warlocks and humbugs.” TAPED MESSAGE, purportedly from Saddam Hussein, broadcast on Arabic-language stations

“This is the single most horrific accident that I’ve witnessed in 30 years of law enforcement.” JAMES T. BUTTS JR., Santa Monica, Calif., police chief, on the devastation caused when an 86-year-old man drove into a farmers’ market, killing at least 10 and injuring dozens more

“Come over here and make me. I dare you. You little fruitcake.” REPRESENTATIVE PETE STARK, California Democrat, at a Ways and Means Committee meeting that erupted in a dispute over pension reform. Capitol police were called to restore order

“One Justice is 83 years old, another has cancer, and another has a heart condition. Would it not be possible for God to put it in the minds of these three judges that the time has come to retire?” PAT ROBERTSON, in a letter on his website calling for a “prayer offensive” to ask God to remove liberal Supreme Court Justices and replace them with conservatives

“If I were to leave this country before the peacekeeping troops arrive in this city, I see disaster, I see mayhem, I see rape, I see total destruction.” CHARLES TAYLOR, President of Liberia, at a prayer meeting in a stadium housing those made homeless by his country’s civil war

“That’s like asking me, ‘Do I support black marriage, or white marriage?'” THE REV. AL SHARPTON, at the Human Rights Campaign candidate forum, after stating that he supports gay marriage while most of the other Democratic hopefuls hedged

“They’re like, ‘Did you have sex with her? You did? No, sir! For real? I can’t believe it.'” BEN AFFLECK, discussing his hometown friends’ disbelief that he is dating Jennifer Lopez

Sources: AP; Fox; AP; Christian Broadcasting Network; Reuters; New York Times; Access Hollywood/Dateline NBC

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