Loose cannons

February 13, 2002


"I'm sorry that we didn't liquidate him." — Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat.


"He can't leave his home. He is so embarrassed about this." — Tom Skilling on his brother, former Enron president and CEO Jeffrey Skilling, who now has Houston police guarding his home.

Good news

"The good news is not only do I not know what went wrong, it is literally of no interest to me." — Stephen Cooper, newly appointed interim CEO of bankrupt energy trader corporation Enron.


"I have a lot of opinions of my own, strong opinions — but I don't always agree with them." — George "The Crusader" Bush.

Silver lining

"A Pennsylvania travel company is adding walking tours around ground zero to its vacation packages. Beginning next month, NYC Vacation Packages of Kingston, Pa., will include a three-hour guided tour along public streets near the devastated World Trade Center. The packages average $1,900." — Associated Press report, February 8.

From Green Left Weekly, February 13, 2002.
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