Quotations on Soldiers

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But in the first Gulf war the United Kingdom was not under any threat from Iraq, and is still less so in the second one. Then there is no justification for obstructing freedom of information, particularly as nations have a right to know what their soldiers are being used for.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: War, Being, First, Freedom, Information, Iraq, Justification, Nations, Right, Soldiers, United)

Blair... is accusing us of executing British soldiers. We want to tell him that we have not executed anybody. They are either killed in battle, most of them get killed because they are cowards anyway, the rest they just get captured.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: Battle, Cowards, Rest, Soldiers, Want)

Washington has thrown their soldiers on the fire.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: Fire, Soldiers, Washington)

We made them drink poison last night and Saddam Hussein's soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a lesson which will not be forgotten by history. Truly.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: History, Americans, Night, Poison, Soldiers, Will)

U.S. soldiers, with whom I now have more than a passing acquaintance, joke that they track my movements in order to know where they will be deployed next.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: Acquaintance, Now, Order, Soldiers, Will)

This conflict is one thing I've been waiting for. I'm well and strong and young - young enough to go to the front. If I can't be a soldier, I'll help soldiers.
- Clara Barton
(Keywords: Conflict, Help, Soldiers, Waiting)

During a trip to Iraq last fall, I visited our theater hospital at Balad Air Force Base and witnessed these skilled medical professionals in action and met the brave soldiers whose lives they saved.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Medical, Action, Force, Iraq, professionals, Soldiers, Theater)

I foresee that man will resign himself each day to new abominations, and soon that only bandits and soldiers will be left.
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Keywords: Day, Man, Soldiers, Will)

I've had songs written during the Falklands war, and during the first Gulf war I got letters from soldiers saying they were listening to these songs, like Island of no return.
- Billy Bragg
(Keywords: War, First, Letters, Listening, Saying, Soldiers, Songs)

With two thousand years of Christianity behind him... a man can't see a regiment of soldiers march past without going off the deep end. It starts off far too many ideas in his head.
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
(Keywords: Ideas, Christianity, Deep, End, Man, March, Past, Soldiers, Years)

Once I should have been, if not satisfied, partially, at least, contented with suffrage for the intelligent and those who have been soldiers; now I am convinced that universal suffrage is demanded by sound policy and impartial justice.
- Salmon P. Chase
(Keywords: Policy, Justice, Now, Soldiers, Sound)

No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days - we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote.
- Hillary Clinton
(Keywords: War, Courage, American, Bravery, Fighting, Iraq, Right, Soldiers, Vote)

These doomsday warriors look no more like soldiers than the soldiers of the Second World War looked like conquistadors. The more expert they become the more they look like lab assistants in small colleges.
- Alistair Cooke
(Keywords: War, Soldiers, World, World war)

Someone earlier made a remark about losing 500 soldiers and 2,200 wounded in Iraq. Those soldiers were sent there by the vote of Sen. Lieberman, Sen. Edwards and Sen. Kerry. I think that is a serious matter.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Iraq, Losing, Soldiers, Vote)

This war is being played in the realm of public opinion and has dire consequences for our soldiers in Iraq, the future of our country, and freedom around the world.
- John Doolittle
(Keywords: War, Being, Consequences, Country, Freedom, Future, Iraq, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Soldiers, World)

The soldiers did go away and their towns were torn down; and in the Moon of Falling Leaves (November), they made a treaty with Red Cloud that said our country would be ours as long as grass should grow and water flow.
- Black Elk
(Keywords: Country, Moon, Soldiers, Water)

Without the brave efforts of all the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines and their families, this Nation, along with our allies around the world, would not stand so boldly, shine so brightly and live so freely.
- Lane Evans
(Keywords: Marines, Nation, Soldiers, World)

Our brave soldiers and support personnel are engaged in a battle as important as any the United States has ever before waged, for the success of democracy in Iraq is a crucial test of the ideals this Nation was founded upon.
- Virginia Foxx
(Keywords: Success, Battle, Democracy, Ideals, Iraq, Nation, Soldiers, states, Support, United)

If you hear, day after day, liberals are rooting against armed forces, that is eventually going to have an effect on soldiers and troops who are actually going to believe that and it's wrong. It's just wrong.
- Al Franken
(Keywords: Day, Effect, Liberals, Soldiers, Troops, Wrong)

The entire deaths of Vietnam died in vain. And they're dying in vain right this very second. And you know what's worse than a soldier dying in vain? It's more soldiers dying in vain. That's what's worse.
- Mike Gravel
(Keywords: Dying, Right, Soldiers, Vietnam)

There cannot be any better cross-section of America and I think the soldiers represent the best we have. Today's soldiers are brighter and smarter, perhaps in a different way, than past generations because they've been brought up in the computer and information age.
- Gerald Griffin
(Keywords: Age, America, Computer, Generations, Information, Past, Soldiers, Today)

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)

Logan was talking about the Civil War, which claimed the lives of more than 500,000 Americans. He wanted to provide Civil War veterans with a day to pay respects to their fellow soldiers who did not live to see the end of the war, without losing a day's pay.
- Doc Hastings
(Keywords: War, Americans, Day, End, Losing, Soldiers, Talking, Veterans)

Music played at weddings always reminds me of the music played for soldiers before they go into battle.
- Heinrich Heine
(Keywords: Music, Battle, Soldiers, Weddings)

The violence and burnings in Lebanon were the work of Syrian soldiers and workers dressed in civilian clothes.
- Walid Jumblatt
(Keywords: Work, Clothes, Soldiers, Violence, Workers)

And shortly after that, when I try to get access to those soldiers, to ask them what in the world was going on, I was told that they did not work for me and I had no right to have access to any one of them.
- Janis Karpinski
(Keywords: Work, Right, Soldiers, World)

I thought that that mission and the mission of taking care of those soldiers were my priorities, and I stand by the same today. There wasn't a lot of support for those soldiers.
- Janis Karpinski
(Keywords: Thought, Care, Mission, Priorities, Soldiers, Support, Today)

If they conducted a raid in this room, you'd all be policed up. They'd take all of you to Abu Ghraib and turn you over to the soldiers. Maybe there's only one or two of you in this group who was a known associate or had any piece of information that they are trying to exploit.
- Janis Karpinski
(Keywords: Information, Soldiers, Trying)

I want you to give all these chiefs of the soldiers here to understand that we are for peace, and that we have made peace, that we may not be mistaken by them for enemies.
- Black Kettle
(Keywords: Peace, Enemies, May, Soldiers, Want)

Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition.
- Eli Khamarov
(Keywords: Poets, Possession, Soldiers, Words)

We managed to put together a compilation that had some creativity to it. In the meantime I was listening to the free radio stations and I noticed that during their war coverage they were playing these songs born out of the Vietnam War that were all critical of the soldiers.
- Joni Mitchell
(Keywords: War, Creativity, Listening, Soldiers, Songs, Vietnam)

People are free to campaign and they will be free to vote. There won't be any soldiers, you know, at the queues. Anyone who has the right to vote is free to go and cast his vote anywhere in his own area, in his own constituency.
- Robert Mugabe
(Keywords: People, Right, Soldiers, Vote, Will)

You can make children believe whatever you want, and the children of today are the soldiers and mothers of tomorrow.
- Dudley Nichols
(Keywords: Children, Mothers, Soldiers, Today, Tomorrow, Want)

In the remaining months, we should focus on achieving more robust international involvement in training of Iraqi soldiers, police officers, judges, teachers, and doctors - all key elements needed to end the sectarian and civil conflict and build Iraq's future.
- John Olver
(Keywords: Conflict, Doctors, End, Focus, Future, Iraq, Judges, Key, Months, Police, Soldiers, Teachers, Training)

America has also forever lost the service of thousands of good soldiers who are now disabled as a result of battle wounds in Iraq. Many others will need mental and emotional rehabilitation before they can return to normal life.
- John Olver
(Keywords: Life, America, Battle, Iraq, Now, Result, Service, Soldiers, Will, Wounds)

From the bitter cold winter at Valley Forge, to the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq, our soldiers have courageously answered when called, gone where ordered, and defended our nation with honor.
- Solomon Ortiz
(Keywords: Afghanistan, Honor, Iraq, Mountains, Nation, Soldiers, Winter)

After all my years of playing soldiers, and then of reading History, I have almost a mania to be in the East, to see fighting, and to serve.
- Wilfred Owen
(Keywords: History, Fighting, Reading, Soldiers, Years)

Three thousand people died at ground zero. Their families are entitled to a little bit of respect, to respect the memory of those poor people that died there. And how about the families of all those soldiers that died in the two ensuing wars? Aren't they entitled to a little bit of respect - the kids, the wives, the parents?
- Carl Paladino
(Keywords: People, Kids, Memory, Parents, Poor, Respect, Soldiers, Wives)

All the rest of us - you and me and even the thousands of soldiers behind the lines in Africa - we want terribly yet only academically for the war to get over.
- Ernie Pyle
(Keywords: War, Rest, Soldiers, Want)

The experts who managed the original Marshall Plan say Afghanistan needs a commitment of at least $5 to $10 billion over 5 to 10 years, coupled with occupation forces of 250,000 Allied soldiers to keep the peace throughout the country.
- Ted Rall
(Keywords: Peace, Afghanistan, Commitment, Country, Experts, Needs, Occupation, Soldiers, Years)

Soldiers are dreamers; when the guns begin they think of firelit homes, clean beds, and wives.
- Siegfried Sassoon
(Keywords: Beds, Soldiers, Wives)

No country in history ever sent mothers of toddlers off to fight enemy soldiers until the United States did this in the Iraq war.
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Keywords: History, War, Country, Enemy, Fight, Iraq, Mothers, Soldiers, states, United)

As the ancient commander addressed his soldiers before battle, so should the moralist speak to men in the struggle of the era.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Keywords: Men, Battle, Soldiers, Struggle)

But wishing our Kansas soldiers 'God speed' is not enough. We need to comfort, care for, and protect their families. And we should ease the financial burdens that these families often face.
- Kathleen Sebelius
(Keywords: Financial, Care, Comfort, Soldiers, Wishing)

All soldiers who serve their country and put their lives at risk need to know that if something happens to them, their families will be well taken care of. That's the bond we have with our military men and women and their families.
- Jeff Sessions
(Keywords: Men, Women, Care, Country, Military, Risk, Soldiers, Will)

Americans, particularly after World War II, tended to romanticize war because in World War II our cause was the cause of humanity, and our soldiers brought home glory and victory, and thank God that they did. But it led us to romanticize it to some extent.
- Neil Sheehan
(Keywords: Home, War, God, Victory, Americans, Cause, Glory, Humanity, Soldiers, World, World war)

But it's been a great, humbling - and I've been very honored to have the opportunity to serve and to lead and to be the representative of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who are in Washington. And it's been the greatest honor of my life.
- Hugh Shelton
(Keywords: Life, Opportunity, Honor, Marines, Soldiers, Washington)

We're quickly moving to the point where we will have no military bases in the Northeast, and this undermines support for the military. We are a nation of citizen soldiers.
- Rob Simmons
(Keywords: Military, Nation, Soldiers, Support, Will)

They may not be conscripted against their will as the foot soldiers in a federal crusade.
- John Paul Stevens
(Keywords: May, Soldiers, Will)

I think everybody must be aware that this society is a whole lot shakier now than it was before the war. I was trying to examine, in 'Dog Soldiers,' the process of that blow falling on America.
- Robert Stone
(Keywords: Society, War, America, Now, Soldiers, Trying)



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