I think that this is a very hard choice, but the price - we think the price is worth it.
- Madeleine Albright, as US Secretary of State, on the 60 Minutes TV programme, 12 May, 1996.
(Dette var Albrights kommentar til FNs FAO-rapport som viste at ca. 567000 irakiske barn under fem år hadde dødd som en følge av internasjonale sanksjoner.)
These so-called ill-treatments and torturing in concentration camps, stories of which were spread everywhere amongst the people, and particularly by detainees who were liberated by the occupying armies, were not, as assumed, inflicted methodically, but by individual leaders, sub-leaders, and men who laid violent hands on them.
- Rudolf Höss, kommandant for Auschwitz frem til 1943.
To occupy Iraq would instantly shatter our coalition, turning the whole Arab world against us and make a broken tyrant into a latter-day hero ... assigning young soldiers to a fruitless hunt for a securely entrenched dictator and condemning them to fight in what would be an un-winnable urban guerilla war. It could only plunge that part of the world into even greater instability.
- George Bush Snr, i A World Transformed, 1998