Quotable & Notable
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Issue Date:  February 25, 2005

Quotable & Notable

“No one has the right to claim they support this war unless, in good conscience, they would volunteer to send their most beloved family member to die. That is, after all, what we ‘noncombatants’ are demanding of our soldiers’ families.”

-- Tom Beaudoin writing in America

“American journalists don’t take money from the politicians they cover because we don’t live in a totalitarian regime where state-subsidized scribblers are expected to glorify the Beloved Leader.”

-- Joe Conason writing in Salon

“Pope Pius XI initiated spiritual exercises in the Vatican”

-- Headline from the Vatican Information Service, making one wonder what they did in the Vatican prior to 1929

“It seems to be improbable that these people own ‘rock ‘n’ roll,’ it’s entirely unlikely they own the phrase ‘hall of fame,’ and I know for sure they don’t own the Jews.”

-- Jeffrey Goldberg, a founder of the online Jewish Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, reacting to a trademark infringement lawsuit filed against his rock hall by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

“The administration should be working with Al-Jazeera and putting people on the air.”

-- An unnamed Arab diplomat responding to Bush administration pressure to muzzle the satellite television network from Qatar

National Catholic Reporter, February 25, 2005

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