Quotations on Destruction

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Saddam's goal is to achieve the lifting of U.N. sanctions while retaining and enhancing Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs. We cannot, we must not and we will not let him succeed.
- Madeleine Albright
(Keywords: Goal, Destruction, Iraq, Succeed, Weapons, Will)

Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies.
- Madeleine Albright
(Keywords: Money, Building, Destruction, Weapons)

Not only the priceless heritage of our fathers, of our seamen, of our Empire builders is being thrown away in a war that serves no British interests - but our alliance leader Stalin dreams of nothing but the destruction of that heritage of our fathers?
- John Amery
(Keywords: Dreams, War, Leader, Alliance, Being, Destruction, Fathers, Nothing, Seamen)

A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction. These will produce an eruption and carry desolation in their way.
- Fisher Ames
(Keywords: Democracy, Destruction, Will)

Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Family, Destiny, Destruction, Salvation, Woman)

Peace for us means the destruction of Israel. We are preparing for an all-out war, a war which will last for generations.
- Yasser Arafat
(Keywords: Peace, War, Destruction, Generations, Israel, Will)

Bad company is like a nail driven into a post, which, after the first and second blow, may be drawn out with little difficulty; but being once driven up to the head, the pincers cannot take hold to draw it out, but which can only be done by the destruction of the wood.
- Saint Aurelius Augustine
(Keywords: Being, Company, Destruction, Difficulty, First, May, Post, Wood)

The alliance should agree... to an effective NATO role against the new threats presented by international terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
- Jose Maria Aznar
(Keywords: Alliance, Destruction, Terrorism, Weapons)

We insist that the international community cannot depend on any country with weapons of mass destruction which has relations with terrorists, and which allows itself the luxury of not respecting the law and of defying the international community.
- Jose Maria Aznar
(Keywords: Community, Country, Destruction, Law, Luxury, Weapons)

Let us not deceive ourselves; we must elect world peace or world destruction.
- Bernard Baruch
(Keywords: Peace, Destruction, World)

We are a Nation of peace and compassion, yet these people have and will devote every fiber of their beings to the destruction of Americans and our Country.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: Peace, People, Americans, Compassion, Country, Destruction, Nation, Will)

War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder.
- Alexander Berkman
(Keywords: War, Blind, Destruction, Murder, Obedience, Stupidity)

Iran is actively pursuing the development of weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles.
- Howard Berman
(Keywords: Development, Destruction, Weapons)

Thanks to farm subsidies, the fine collaboration between agribusiness and Congress, soy, corn and cattle became king. And chicken soon joined them on the throne. It was during this period that the cycle of dietary and planetary destruction began, the thing we're only realizing just now.
- Mark Bittman
(Keywords: Collaboration, Congress, Destruction, Now)

Many later commented on the fact that large numbers of those engaged in the most senseless acts of destruction were left well alone by cops, indeed people dressed as Black Block members were seen freely making their way across police lines and talking to cops.
- John Blair
(Keywords: People, Destruction, Fact, Numbers, Police, Talking)

The inspections started in 1991, right after the Gulf War. One of the conditions for the ceasefire was that Iraq had to do away with all of its weapons of mass destruction - biological, chemical and nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.
- Hans Blix
(Keywords: War, Destruction, Iraq, Right, Weapons)

The aggressive, unprovoked acts of violence against Israel by Hezbollah and Hamas are revealing. It is clear they don't want peace, but rather seek the ultimate destruction of Israel.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Peace, Destruction, Israel, Violence, Want)

So one begins to wonder what is going to happen to the human race. Technology keeps on advancing with greater and greater power, either for good or for destruction.
- David Bohm
(Keywords: Technology, Power, Destruction, Race, Wonder)

I have lived through many major hurricanes during my lifetime: Camille, Frederic, and Ivan, to name just a very few. However, never have I seen destruction, panic, and fear on this massive scale.
- Jo Bonner
(Keywords: Fear, Destruction, Name)

Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely dismantle all weapons of mass destruction, and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement.
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: War, Agreement, Destruction, Iraq, Weapons)

So to recap: we may or may not be going to war with Iraq because Saddam may or may not have weapons of mass destruction, which he may or may not use, or pass to other terrorists groups with whom he may or may not have links.
- Rory Bremner
(Keywords: War, Destruction, Iraq, May, Weapons)

Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.
- Warren Buffett
(Keywords: Financial, Destruction, Weapons)

I do not believe in terrorism, violence, destruction, murder, pre-emption, or War.
- Rosanne Cash
(Keywords: War, Destruction, Murder, Terrorism, Violence)

We are at war to liberate Iraq, to protect the people of the United States and other countries from the devastating impact of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction being used by terrorists or the Iraqi government to kill thousands of innocent civilians.
- Paul Cellucci
(Keywords: Government, War, People, Being, Countries, Destruction, Iraq, states, United, Weapons)

We know that if al Queda or one of these terrorist organizations were to get a weapon of mass destruction from Iraq, that they would have no hesitation about using it to catastrophic consequences; the potential is for hundreds of thousands of casualties.
- Paul Cellucci
(Keywords: Consequences, Destruction, Hesitation, Iraq, Potential)

We believe, as the President has indicated, that this combination of a rogue state that possesses weapons of mass destruction and has known ties to terrorist organizations, is a grave threat to the people of the United States and to other countries around the world.
- Paul Cellucci
(Keywords: People, Countries, Destruction, Grave, President, State, states, United, Weapons, World)

On the issues that I care deeply about - the environment, Roe vs. Wade, the war in Iraq, with no weapons of mass destruction, the tax cuts that are now leading to deficits, I've got some deep issues with the president.
- Lincoln Chafee
(Keywords: War, Care, Deep, Destruction, Environment, Tax, Iraq, Leading, Now, President, Tax cuts, Weapons)

We would fight not for the political future of a distant city, rather for principles whose destruction would ruin the possibility of peace and security for the peoples of the earth.
- Neville Chamberlain
(Keywords: Peace, Possibility, Destruction, Earth, Fight, Future, Principles, Ruin, Security)

Saddam Hussein has openly admitted to the rest of the world that he had weapons of mass destruction. He used those weapons to kill his own people.
- Saxby Chambliss
(Keywords: People, Destruction, Rest, Weapons, World)

I believe the accepted model of capitalism that demands endless growth deserves the blame for the destruction of nature, and it should be displaced. Failing that, I try to work with those companies and help them change the way they think about our resources.
- Yvon Chouinard
(Keywords: Change, Work, Nature, Growth, Blame, Capitalism, Destruction, Help)

If U.S. foreign policy results in massive death and destruction abroad, we cannot feign innocence when some of that destruction is returned.
- Ward Churchill
(Keywords: Death, Policy, Destruction, Foreign policy, Innocence, Results)

The German decision to fight is implacable. Even if they were given more than they ask, they would attack just the same, because they are possessed by the demon of destruction.
- Galeazzo Ciano
(Keywords: Decision, Destruction, Fight)

If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program.
- William J. Clinton
(Keywords: Peace, Purpose, Destruction, Force, Iraq, Want, Weapons)

A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation; but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Keywords: Death, Destruction, Man, Mankind, May, Nation, Will)

A word carries far, very far, deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.
- Joseph Conrad
(Keywords: Time, Deals, Destruction, Flying, Space, Word)

There is no morality in war. Morality is the privilege of those judging from the distance. War is only death and destruction.
- John Cory
(Keywords: Death, War, Morality, Destruction, Privilege)

Through the wholesale destruction of the representatives of a class that from the beginning of history had been the directing and creative force in civilization, a process began which was almost mechanical.
- Ralph A. Cram
(Keywords: History, Civilization, Beginning, Class, Destruction, Force)

Alfred Nobel's discoveries are characteristic; powerful explosives can help men perform admirable tasks. They are also a means to terrible destruction in the hands of the great criminals who lead peoples to war.
- Pierre Curie
(Keywords: Men, War, Destruction, Help)

Iraq is not the only nation in the world to possess weapons of mass destruction, but it is the only nation with a leader who has used them against his own people.
- Tom Daschle
(Keywords: Leader, People, Destruction, Iraq, Nation, Weapons, World)

When I listen to music, I don't want to hear about flowers. I like death and destruction.
- Jonathan Davis
(Keywords: Death, Music, Destruction, Flowers, Want)

The histories which we have of the great tragedy give no idea of the general wretchedness, the squalid misery, which entered into every individual life in the region given up to the war. Where the armies camped the destruction was absolute.
- Rebecca H. Davis
(Keywords: Life, War, Idea, Destruction, Misery, Tragedy)

Moreover, behind this vague tendency to treat religion as a side issue in modern life, there exists a strong body of opinion that is actively hostile to Christianity and that regards the destruction of positive religion as absolutely necessary to the advance of modern culture.
- Christopher Dawson
(Keywords: Religion, Life, Positive, Christianity, Body, Culture, Destruction, Opinion)

To attempt the destruction of our passions is the height of folly. What a noble aim is that of the zealot who tortures himself like a madman in order to desire nothing, love nothing, feel nothing, and who, if he succeeded, would end up a complete monster!
- Denis Diderot
(Keywords: Love, Desire, Destruction, End, Folly, Nothing, Order)

Living wild species are like a library of books still unread. Our heedless destruction of them is akin to burning the library without ever having read its books.
- John Dingell
(Keywords: Books, Destruction, Living)

The United Nations cannot stand by and witness the destruction of the people of West Papua.
- Bernard Dowiyogo
(Keywords: People, Destruction, Nations, United)

Carl took on the military-industrial complex. He campaigned around the world for an end to the production of weapons of mass destruction. To him it was a perversion of science.
- Ann Druyan
(Keywords: Science, Destruction, End, Military, Production, Weapons, World)

Everybody has to chip in, I think, and see how we can have a functioning system of collective security where we do not continue to face the threat of countries trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction or particularly nuclear weapons.
- Mohamed ElBaradei
(Keywords: Countries, Destruction, Security, Trying, Weapons)

The free nations of the world will not be pushed around by terrorist cowards whose goal is to spread fear and destruction and destroy our liberty and way of life.
- Eliot Engel
(Keywords: Life, Fear, Goal, Cowards, Destruction, Liberty, Nations, Will, World)

As far as Iraq is concerned, let's not forget what the UNSCR is about, that the main consideration in Iraq is that there is a leader who has been developing weapons of mass destruction, and has been violating UN resolutions for over a decade.
- Donald Evans
(Keywords: Leader, Consideration, Destruction, Forget, Iraq, Weapons)

For as Jews, the problem happens to be more urgent and vital than for others; because the destruction of religion on America will involve the destruction also of the religious training of freedom; and with that our civil liberties.
- Louis Finkelstein
(Keywords: Religion, America, Civil liberties, Destruction, Freedom, Religious, Training, Will)



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