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Saturday, September 18, 2004
"After listening to you for an hour, I can tell that you are a strong and intelligent man and that you want peace."
-Howard Metzenbaum (senator from Ohio, 1974-1994), in an April 1990 meeting with Saddam Hussein in Baghdad.