Quotations on Afghanistan

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We are so appreciative of the men and women in uniform who are protecting us, whether in Afghanistan or Iraq or on ships around the world. For our security, they are taking the offensive to the terrorists overseas.
- George Allen
(Keywords: Men, Women, Afghanistan, Iraq, Security, Ships, World)

Military hardliners called me a 'security threat' for promoting peace in South Asia and for supporting a broad-based government in Afghanistan.
- Benazir Bhutto
(Keywords: Government, Peace, Afghanistan, Military)

This is now a global war on terror and, indeed, it is important, it is imperative that we win in the battles in Afghanistan and that we win in the battles in Iraq. And as the gentleman from Georgia has mentioned, this is not something that is going to be quick and easy.
- Marsha Blackburn
(Keywords: War, Afghanistan, Gentleman, Iraq, Now, Quick, Terror)

America has survived and grown stronger through September 11th and subsequent wars with Afghanistan and Iraq and those who seek to do us harm. We have faced - and met - tremendous challenges ramping up a public health and safety system to protect Americans from future threats.
- Christopher Bond
(Keywords: Health, Afghanistan, America, Americans, Future, Harm, Iraq, Public, Safety)

I am now concerned with women's issues in a different way: women from Afghanistan, from Cambodia.
- Emma Bonino
(Keywords: Women, Afghanistan, Now)

You know, I wish the world well. I want Iraq to have democracy and the Haitians to have democracy. I want the people of Afghanistan to thrive. Lord knows, we spend enough money there to help them. What about people at home? Isn't that our first responsibility?
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: Money, People, Home, Afghanistan, Democracy, First, Help, Iraq, Responsibility, Want, World)

The events of September 11 and what has happened since have made people understand that even a small, distant and far away country like Afghanistan cannot be left to break up into anarchy and chaos without consequences for the whole world.
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Keywords: People, Afghanistan, Anarchy, Chaos, Consequences, Country, Events, World)

Several million people inside and outside Afghanistan are destitute and desperately in need of help.
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Keywords: People, Afghanistan, Help)

However, it does seem now that the international community, more importantly the powers that have influence, and, even more importantly, Afghanistan's neighbors realize that it is high time that they work together, and not against one another.
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Keywords: Time, Work, Afghanistan, Community, Influence, Neighbors, Now)

The third point is that for some time the UN has been talking about helping Afghanistan in the reconstruction of the country but there has never been any real commitment by the international community to provide resources for that.
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Keywords: Time, Afghanistan, Commitment, Community, Country, Talking)

But you are absolutely right that when the international community decides to help in a meaningful manner a country like Afghanistan, then coordination between the various actors that are involved in these processes is very, very difficult indeed.
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Keywords: Actors, Afghanistan, Community, Country, Help, Right)

A fly cannot go in unless it stops somewhere; therefore weapons, fuel, food, money will not go to Afghanistan unless the neighbors of Afghanistan are working, are cooperating, either being themselves the origin or the transit.
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Keywords: Money, Food, Afghanistan, Being, Neighbors, Weapons, Will)

According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Keywords: History, Afghanistan, Army)

The men and women of Afghanistan are building a nation that is free, and proud, and fighting terror - and America is honored to be their friend.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Men, Women, Friend, Afghanistan, America, Building, Fighting, Nation, Terror)

I believe in the transformational power of liberty. I believe that the free Iraq is in this nation's interests. I believe a free Afghanistan is in this nation's interest.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Power, Afghanistan, Interest, Iraq, Liberty, Nation)

I also know that there are a lot of people around the United States who want my husband to win and who are for him and who support our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. And I feel good about those people, too.
- Laura Bush
(Keywords: Husband, People, Afghanistan, Iraq, states, Support, Troops, United, Want)

When we look around the world today, when we see in Afghanistan that 10 million people have registered to vote in their upcoming elections, including 40 percent of those people are women, that's just unbelievable.
- Laura Bush
(Keywords: Women, People, Afghanistan, Elections, Today, Vote, World)

The young patriots now returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan and other deployments worldwide are joining the ranks of veterans to whom America owes an immense debt of gratitude.
- Steve Buyer
(Keywords: War, Gratitude, Afghanistan, America, Debt, Iraq, Now, Veterans)

That's driven by any number of factors, the most prominent of which have been the combat experience of two major campaigns - one in Afghanistan and the other in Iraq - and the ongoing demands of the global war on terrorism.
- Stephen Cambone
(Keywords: Experience, War, Afghanistan, Iraq, Terrorism)

I think we need to just be very clear about what we're trying to do in Afghanistan. Frankly, we're not trying to create the perfect democracy. We're never going to create some ideal society. We are simply there for our own national security.
- David Cameron
(Keywords: Society, Afghanistan, Democracy, National security, Trying)

Another part of the global war on terrorism that Canada and the United States are working on together is in helping failed states, states like Afghanistan, where people have no voice.
- Paul Cellucci
(Keywords: War, People, Afghanistan, Canada, states, Terrorism, United, Voice)

Since January 2002, when the United States began detaining at Guantanamo Bay enemy combatants captured in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other fronts in the war on terror, critics have complained of human rights abuses.
- Linda Chavez
(Keywords: War, Afghanistan, Enemy, Rights, Human rights, Iraq, states, Terror, United)

Make no mistake, our troops will be in Afghanistan and Iraq for a long time.
- Jerry Costello
(Keywords: Time, Mistake, Afghanistan, Iraq, Troops, Will)

It's interesting actually, what's gone on with that footage, and also what happened with the footage from the war in Afghanistan, is that our news reporting is pretty much along the lines of pornography now.
- Alex Cox
(Keywords: War, Afghanistan, News, Now, Pornography, Pretty)

It's always a mistake for writers to key their submissions to world events, because they move so quickly and unpredictably, as has certainly proven the case in Afghanistan.
- Richard Curtis
(Keywords: Mistake, Afghanistan, Events, Key, World, Writers)

The brave and capable women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have performed admirably.
- Susan Davis
(Keywords: Women, Afghanistan, Iraq)

Many soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from serious, long-term, physical and mental health problems, due to their service. It is unconscionable to cut the already limited health care benefits available to these brave men and women.
- Mark Dayton
(Keywords: Health, Men, Women, Afghanistan, Benefits, Care, Iraq, Mental health, Problems, Service, Soldiers)

The main thing that gives me hope is the media. We have radio, TV, magazines, and books, so we have the possibility of learning from societies that are remote from us, like Somalia. We turn on the TV and see what blew up in Iraq or we see conditions in Afghanistan.
- Jared Diamond
(Keywords: Hope, Possibility, Afghanistan, Books, Iraq, Learning, Media)

But apart from the military measures, security measures, of course, Afghanistan needs great help for building up its social life, its economic life. It has become a very poor country, neglected for many years.
- Bulent Ecevit
(Keywords: Life, Afghanistan, Building, Country, Help, Military, Needs, Poor, Security, Years)

But if too many countries, as has been the case, interfere too much in the internal affairs, the political situation of Afghanistan, then of course we can't hope satisfactory results.
- Bulent Ecevit
(Keywords: Hope, Afghanistan, Countries, Results)

I suggested that we had experience in helping other countries build their military forces, and we would be willing and happy to do the same for Afghanistan, together with the United States.
- Bulent Ecevit
(Keywords: Experience, Afghanistan, Countries, Military, states, United)

Obama is making a choice now that will lead to the deaths of many thousands of civilians in Afghanistan by American hands. By ordinary standards of presidents, he is a decent man. But those standards aren't good enough. He's in a position either to kill or not to kill, and he's made the decision to kill.
- Daniel Ellsberg
(Keywords: Decision, Afghanistan, American, Choice, Man, Now, Will)

What President Bush did in his doctrine of preemptive strike and in his war in Afghanistan and in Iraq was to turn even his allies in Europe negatively toward America.
- Louis Farrakhan
(Keywords: War, Afghanistan, America, Doctrine, Europe, Iraq, President)

An interim government was set up in Afghanistan. It included two women, one of whom was Minister of Women's Affairs. Man, who'd she have to show here ankles to to get that job?
- Tina Fey
(Keywords: Government, Women, Afghanistan, Job, Man)

There is a difference between a military mission and the aspiration for the long-term plans for the country. What we want is a stable enough Afghanistan, able to look after its own security so we can leave without the fear of it imploding... But let's be clear - it's not going to be perfect.
- Liam Fox
(Keywords: Fear, Afghanistan, Country, Difference, Military, Mission, Security, Want)

We are not in Afghanistan for the sake of the education policy in a broken 13th-century country. We are there so the people of Britain and our global interests are not threatened.
- Liam Fox
(Keywords: Education, People, Policy, Afghanistan, Country)

Remember the rights of the savage, as we call him. Remember that the happiness of his humble home, remember that the sanctity of life in the hill villages of Afghanistan, among the winter snows, is as inviolable in the eye of Almighty God, as can be your own.
- William E. Gladstone
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Home, God, Afghanistan, Eye, Rights, Winter)

Where's the progress that we're going to see in Afghanistan? You have to keep public support both on the economy and the war or these things will really become troubling.
- Doris Kearns Goodwin
(Keywords: War, Progress, Afghanistan, Economy, Public, Support, Will)

We ought to recognize that we have an offensive responsibility to take the war to the terrorists where they are. That responsibility has waned in the last year as military and intelligence resources were withdrawn from Afghanistan and Pakistan to be used in Iraq.
- Bob Graham
(Keywords: Intelligence, War, Afghanistan, Iraq, Military, Responsibility)

I had earlier concluded that a war with Iraq would be a distraction from the successful and expeditious completion of our aims in Afghanistan. Now I had come to question whether the White House was telling the truth.
- Bob Graham
(Keywords: War, Truth, Successful, Afghanistan, Completion, Iraq, Now, Question)

Gen. Tommy Franks told me the war was being compromised as specialized personnel and equipment were being shifted from Afghanistan to prepare for the war in Iraq - a war more than a year away.
- Bob Graham
(Keywords: War, Afghanistan, Being, Iraq)

The misery in war-torn Afghanistan is reminiscent of images from the Thirty Years' War.
- Jurgen Habermas
(Keywords: War, Afghanistan, Misery, Years)

If today is anything like the typical day of the past 3 years, three American soldiers will die in Iraq or Afghanistan, the Taliban will get a little stronger in Afghanistan and the civil war will continue to be enhanced in Iraq.
- Alcee Hastings
(Keywords: War, Afghanistan, American, Day, Iraq, Past, Soldiers, Today, Will, Years)

I'm also working with Mrs. Bush on some education projects in Afghanistan, so I get to see her a great deal.
- Karen Hughes
(Keywords: Education, Afghanistan, Projects)

It was essentially for self defence that we went to war in Afghanistan and would go to war in Iraq.
- Douglas Hurd
(Keywords: War, Afghanistan, Iraq, Self)

The true credit for our safety and security goes to our men and women who are serving in places like Iraq and Afghanistan in the global war on terrorism.
- Asa Hutchinson
(Keywords: Men, War, Women, Afghanistan, Credit, Iraq, Safety, Security, Terrorism)

As we continue to make great progress in the war on terror, now more than ever, it is important that members of the international community stand-by and bolster the efforts of the emerging diplomatic leaders in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- James Inhofe
(Keywords: War, Progress, Afghanistan, Community, Iraq, Leaders, Now, Terror)

I'm finding myself really angry over spending and the deficit. I'm finding myself really angry over what's happening in the Middle East, the decision to stay in Afghanistan indefinitely. I'm angry about cap and trade. And I've been on record for a long time on the failed war on drugs.
- Gary Johnson
(Keywords: Time, War, Decision, Afghanistan, Drugs, Trade)

Afghanistan is very satisfied with Croatia's participation in the NATO-led peace mission and expects Croatia to expand its contribution to peace restoration in Afghanistan to other areas as well.
- Hamid Karzai
(Keywords: Peace, Afghanistan, Mission, Participation)

They're criminals, they brutalized Afghanistan, they killed our people, they destroyed our land.
- Hamid Karzai
(Keywords: People, Afghanistan, Land)



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