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Quotables

Issue: "Iraq: What went wrong?," May 15, 2004

"No matter what happens, we will remember this, and we are a people of revenge."

NPR Baghdad reporter Peter Kenyon, quoting a protester at a march, organized by the Sunni Muslim Clerics Association, in front of Abu Ghraib prison, site of the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. guards.

"It's like gasoline

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burning up there in

these mountains."

Riverside County (Calif.) fire Capt. Mark Miller on the early start of wildfire season. Three major fires burned on about 19,000 acres in Southern California last week.

"The best wake-up call I've ever had."

Kellie Hamill, wife of former American hostage in Iraq Thomas Hamill, on an early-morning phone call from her husband after he had escaped from his Iraqi captors. The two were reunited last week at a U.S. military hospital in Germany. Asked what she would do when she saw him,

she replied: "Hug his neck."

"You cannot have Achilles with a pot belly."

WOLFGANG PETERSON, director of Troy, on Brad Pitt's year-long training program to prepare for his role in the summer blockbuster, which opens in theaters on May 14.

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