we will not falter, we will not fail.
Peace and freedom will prevail. "
This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace. America has stood down enemies before, and we will do so this time.
None of us will ever forget this day. Yet, we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world.
President George W. Bush in his address to the nation, following the September 11 terrorist attacks
and his resolve will be ironclad"
- Admiral Yamamoto after the Pearl Harbor attack
Assorted Gulf War Quotes
"I can tell you this: If I'm ever in a position to call the shots, I'm
not going to rush to send somebody else's kids into a war."
"By God, we will make the fire eat up half of Isreal if it tries to do
anything against Iraq."
"Obviously, I didn't think - and nobody else did - that the Iraqis were
going to take all of Kuwait. Every Kuwaiti and Saudi, every analyst in the
Western world was wrong too. That does not excuse me. But people who now
claim that all was clear were not heard from at the time."
"Remember, George, this is no time to go wobbly."
"A line has been drawn in the sand...Withdraw from Kuwait
unconditionally and immediately, or face the terrible
"Operation "Desert Shield" will provide air cover for the
Savings-and-Loan bank scandal and the budget deficit."
"We are not intimidated by the size of the armies, or the type of
hardware the US has brought."
"I do not believe the President requires any additional authorization
from the Congress before committing US forces to achieve our objectives in
"Allah is on our side. That is why we will beat the
"Our firm view is that the president has no legal authority, none
whatsoever, to commit American troops to war in the Persian Gulf or
anywhere else without congressional authorization."
"As I report to you, air attacks are under way against military targets
in Iraq...I've told the American people before that this will not be
another Vietnam. And I repeat this here tonight. Our troops will have the
best possible support in the entire world, and they will not be asked to
fight with one hand tied behind their back."
"Our objectives are clear. Saddam Hussein's forces will leave Kuwait.
The legitimate government of Kuwait will be restored to its rightful place
and Kuwait once again will be free. Iraq will eventually comply with all
relevant United Nations resolutions..."
"Fight them with your faith in God, fight them in defense of every free
honorable woman and every innocent child, and in defense of the values of
manhood and the military honor...Fight them because with their defeat you
will be at the last entrance of the conquest of all conquests. The war
will end with...dignity, glory, and triumph for your people, army, and
"Our strategy to go after the Army is very, very simple. First we are
going to cut it off, and then we're going to kill it."
"If anyone tells you America's best days are behind her, they're
looking the wrong way."
"Achieving our goals will require sacrifice and time, but we will
prevail. Make no mistake about that."
"Bush said he had no dispute with Iraqi people. It certainly looks
different from Baghdad."
"Iraqis will never forget that on 8 August 1990 Kuwait became part of
Iraq legally, constitutionally and actually. It continued to do so until
last night, when withdrawal began."
"The Iraqi forces are conducting the Mother of all Retreats."
"More than 200 ships from 13 nations conducted over 10,000 flawless
intercepts, which formed a steel wall around the waters leading to Iraq.
And these operations continue today. Thanks to these superb efferts not
one cargo hold, not one crate, not even one pallet of seaborne contraband
even touched Saddam Hussein's shores. The result: Iraq lost 90% of its
imports, 100% of its exports, and had its gross national product cut in
These have been compiled from various sources, including Reuters, Triumph in the Desert, and George Bush's War.
Nobody can simply bring together a country that has 265 kinds of cheese."
-- Charles A.J.M de Gaulle, Speech, 1951
"The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously."
"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives."
"WAR : We Are Right" - Chief Elder, Pangaea
"War is peace." - George Orwell's 1984
"War isn't a good life, but it's life." - Kirk
America is a land of opportunity and don't ever forget it.
War never decided who was right, only who was left.
Join the Army, meet interesting people, kill them.
I came. I saw. I conquered.
It is wise to forgive your enemies, but wiser to remember their names.
History is a set of lies agreed upon by those in charge.
Let's kick their ass and get the Hell out of here.
The supreme act of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting (refering to the use of poisoning wells).
Conflict cannot survive without your participation.
The true battlefield is within.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
Can there ever be a holy war?
A flock of sheep lead by a lion can win a battle but a pack of lions led by a sheep is likely to loose it.
'Tis nobler to lose honor to save the lives of men than it is to gain honor by taking them.
Man is the only animal that is cruel. It kills just for the sake of it.
What if they had a war and nobody showed up?
Can there ever be a civil war?