Voices in the News A sound montage of some of the voices in this past week's news: actor Elliott Gould; Director Robert Altman; Warren Jeffs' defense attorney, Walter Budgen; "Jane Doe" witness in the Jeffs' trial; Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA); Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV; U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton; Elias Makiver; President George W. Bush.
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Voices in the News

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ANDREA SEABROOK, host:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Andrea Seabrook, and these were some of the voices in the news this past week.

Mr. ELLIOTT GOULD (Actor): My statement is that Bob's legacy will nourish filmmakers and artists for generations to come, and that I believe he was the last great American film director in the tradition of John Ford.

Mr. ROBERT ALTMAN (Film Director): When I die, I'm going to quit. But what else would I do? All of my joy and pleasure comes from what I'm doing. I mean who could have a better life?

Mr. WALTER BUDGEN (Warren Jeffs's Attorney): Mr. Jeffs is not charged with arranging a marriage. That's not the charge. He's charged with rape, with all the emotional connotations of the charge of unconsented sexual intercourse, being an accomplice to that conduct, and he is not guilty of that charge.

Ms. JANE DOE (Witness in Jeffs Trial): And then he proceeded to undress himself and then me. And I talked him. I was so scared. I was just kind of frozen in place and I just said, please don't do this. I don't know what you're doing.

Representative DUNCAN HUNTER (Republican, California): Right now the standup of Iraqi forces is a factor upon which all else depends. And that's why it makes absolute sense to get the Iraqi forces into the fight.

Major General WILLIAM B. CALDWELL IV (Unite States Army, 82nd Airborne Division): If we bring additional U.S. forces in, it will have a short-term affect of reducing the level of violence, but it will not achieve the long-term lasting affect that we want to create.

Ambassador JOHN BOLTON (U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.): This makes clear that we have to support the democratic forces in Lebanon against this politically motivated assassination. This is not the way to change a government.

Mr. ELIAS MAKIVER: If you mean internal dialogue, there is always hope for internal dialogue. The problem that we cannot with a regime that only knows murder as the message. We cannot dialogue with people who kill you.

President GEORGE W. Bush: We support the Lebanese people's desire to live in peace. And we support their efforts to defend their democracy against attempts by Syria, Iran and allies to foment instability and violence in that important country.

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