SHEILA KAST, host:
From NPR News, this is WEEKEND EDITION. I'm Sheilah Kast.
And these were some of the voices in the news this past week.
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Sheik HASSAN NASRALLAH (Hezbollah Leader): You wanted war, an open war. It will be an open war. Now you know you're fighting with.
Prime Minister EHUD OLMERT (Israel): We have a particular desire to stop terrorists from inflicting terror on the Israeli people. And whoever is involved in terror will have to pay for it.
Unidentified Man #1: You know deep in your heart that if you could, you would be sitting here right next to me right now. Because you know that we are doing the right thing and that if we succeed, Lebanon will be he beneficiary.
Unidentified Man #2: What Israel is undertaking is an act of aggression and devastation, aimed at bringing Lebanon to its knees and subverting it by any means.
Ms. CONDOLEEZZA RICE (United States Secretary of State): We believe strongly that once this crisis ends we need to be able to return to the Roadmap. We need to be able to return to our partnership with the people of Lebanon to fulfill their democratic aspirations. It is extremely important that Israel exercise restraint in its activities of self defense.
President GEORGE W. BUSH: One of the interesting things about this recent flair-up is that it helps clarify a root cause of instability in the Middle East. And that's Hezbollah, and Hezbollah's relationship with Syria, and Hezbollah's relationship to Iran, and Syria's relationship to Iran.
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