Iraq Quotes

Don't you think the soldiers look like they came straight from high school yearbooks, too young to be over in Iraq, fighting for no reason?

Moran Margaret Cho

The invasion of Iraq was simply a war crime. Straight-out war crime.

Noam Chomsky

The number of people killed by the sanctions in Iraq is greater than the total number of people killed by all weapons of mass destruction in all of history.

Noam Chomsky

I think investors were looking for an excuse to take some profits after a blisteringly good pace in November. Higher energy prices near term, and the continuing battle in Washington over the course of the Iraq war have provided sufficient reason for investors to take a little profit.

Joseph Battipaglia

I hope we do not see another Iraq-type operation for a long time without UN approval and much broader support from the international community.

Kofi Atta Annan

The Democratic Party silence on Iraq is another moment of a voice lost. Faced with votes in favor of the war, the silence is deafening in Washington and the frustration is growing larger among voters. It's time for us to ask the question: What is the exit strategy?

Andy Stern

You sent us to fight and die in Iraq after you, Mr. Cheney, dodged the draft in Vietnam, and you, Mr. Bush, went AWOL from your National Guard unit. Your cowardice and selfishness were established decades ago. You were not willing to risk yourselves for our nation but you sent hundreds of thousands of young men and women to be sacrificed in a senseless war with no more thought than it takes to put out the garbage.

Tomas Young

Trying to eliminate Saddam, extending the ground war into an occupation of Iraq, would have violated our guideline about not changing objectives in midstream, engaging in "mission creep", and would have incurred incalculable human and political costs. Apprehending him was probably impossible. We had been unable to find Noriega in Panama, which we knew intimately. We would have been forced to occupy Baghdad and, in effect, rule Iraq. The coalition would instantly have collapsed, the Arabs deserting it in anger and other allies pulling out as well. Under those circumstances, furthermore, we had been self-consciously trying to set a pattern for handling aggression in the post-cold war world. Going in and occupying Iraq, thus unilaterally exceeding the U.N.'s mandate, would have destroyed the precedent of international response to aggression we hoped to establish. Had we gone the invasion route, the U.S. could conceivably still be an occupying power in a bitterly hostile land. It would have been a dramatically different and perhaps barren outcome.

George Herbert Walker Bush

The enemy in Iraq believes America will run, that's why they're willing to kill innocent civilians, relief workers, coalition troops. America will never run. America will do what is necessary to make our country more secure.

George Walker Bush

The situation in Iraq is unacceptable to the American people -- and it is unacceptable to me. Our troops in Iraq have fought bravely. They have done everything we have asked them to do. Where mistakes have been made, the responsibility rests with me.

George Walker Bush

Iraq is an unjust war. I thought then, and I think now, that the invasion of Iraq was unnecessary and unjust. And I think the premises on which it was launched were false.

James Earl Carter, Jr.

Experts say that Iraq may have nuclear weapons. That\'s bad news - they may have a nuclear bomb. Now the good news is that they have to drop it with a camel.

David Letterman

A free and stable Iraq will be a shining light against the shadow of Islamic extremism.

Jim DeMint

A democratic and stable Iraq and Afghanistan are essential to our broader efforts to make no place safe for terrorists and to win the War on Terrorism.

Ben Nelson

I personally hold Tony Blair more responsible for this war (in Iraq) than I do George Bush. The reason is, Blair knows better, Blair is not an idiot. What is he doing hanging around this guy?

Michael Moore

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