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Issue: "Army of compassion," April 5, 2003

I'm not a fan of real life. Real life's got some strange kind of rules.

Actor Nick Nolte, who was arrested last year for driving under the influence of drugs.

It hadn't occurred to anyone that the Iraqis might actually be pro-war.

Photographer and former anti-war protester Daniel Pepper, in the London Telegraph, on learning that many Iraqis want the United States to remove Saddam Hussein from power. Mr. Pepper and other protesters went to Iraq earlier this year to serve as "human shields" against U.S. bombs but found that Iraqi civilians did not support their efforts.

Fifty years of pride down the drain as far as I'm concerned.

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Hockey Night in Canada analyst DON CHERRY, criticizing Canadian politicians for refusing to take part in Operation Iraqi Freedom, as have the British and the Australians-"God bless them." Mr. Cherry ripped Montreal hockey fans for booing the U.S. national anthem, then engaged in a 7-minute debate with his anti-war co-host during a "Coach's Corner" program on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. "If we had a catastrophe up here," Mr. Cherry said in reference to the 9/11 attacks, "who'd be the first ones in line [to help]?"

We kinda figured out that getting shot at isn't so bad. It's getting shot that's bad.

Wounded Staff Sgt. Jaime Villafane at a press conference last week.


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