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    The real question is not just a political science question of how many ministers there are. The real question is whether Mr. Arafat will abandon violence, and that can only be seen on the ground.

    Now, we deny not, but that politicians may sometimes abuse religion, and make it serve for the promoting of their own private interests and designs which yet they could not do so well neither, were the thing itself a mere cheat and figment of their own, and had no reality at all in nature, nor anything solid at the bottom of it.


    David , he's got a lot of opinions. He's an intelligent, well-spoken guy, well educated. He's got a lot of strong opinions. It's not necessarily him forcing his opinion it's him expressing his feelings on certain issues. I don't think he's ever going to write a song that's about teenyboppers falling in love. I know he always likes to refer to those love stories as 'riding off on their skateboards into the sunset together.' I don't think he's ever going to be writing those kinds of lyrics. He's a very intelligent guy with a lot of issues world issues, political issues, religious issues, relationship issues. These are adult topics. The kids can relate to it too, but we're all adults. He's got topics that strike a chord with him, ones that he wants to get a release on and speak about.



    The prime minister bears a heavy responsibility, as this is the result of a political decision to lift the import ban quickly in response to repeated requests from the U.S. government.

    Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare. He's the greatest playwright in the English language, but his politics are fairly square.

    People are constantly saying, 'How's it feel to have such an impact' I just want to be funny. I'm a comedian, not a political thinker. We're changing the world one factual error at a time.




    Candidates don't have to deal with reality. They talk about the wonderful things they can accomplish as if advocating them is the same as achieving them. They live in a world of political make-believe in which everything from reconciling conflicting interests to paying for costly programs is easy.

    Terrorists select their targets and mode of attack in order to maximize the political impact of the attack. And, because terrorists seek to call attention to whatever misguided cause they are pursuing, they need to escalate their attacks making each more spectacular and more horrific than its predecessor.





    Brian's death was a real blow. It hit home on a personal level because he was a close friend to all of us. But it hit home at a political level, too, because he was such a crucial part of the community.

    There was a consensus for more spending for the military it was just a question of how much. You could say the President got more extra spending in part because of the political climate after Sept. 11, but that's speculative...





    I think that people have to have to have a sense of what ideas are one the progressive side, the Democratic side in order ultimately to be effective in the political world.




    I mean, the people who run Guantanamo, the military, pretty much dismiss complaints by the detainees because they say that they're all created as part of a political process to sort of fake complaints and get public support.




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