Quotations on Troops

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So one important lesson of Vietnam is, the first casualty of an unwise and unjust war are the American troops called on to fight it. Their service should be honored.
- Paul Begala
(Keywords: War, American, Fight, First, Service, Troops, Vietnam)

We take our international responsibilities very seriously and will not withdraw our troops from Iraq... Otherwise, the victims of terror in Madrid will have died in vain.
- Marek Belka
(Keywords: Iraq, Terror, Troops, Victims, Will)

No one ever said that fighting the war against terrorism and defending our homeland would be easy. So let's support our troops, law enforcement workers, and our mission to keep our nation and our children safe in the days and years to come.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: War, Children, Fighting, Law, Mission, Nation, Support, Terrorism, Troops, Workers, Years)

Before the trip began we mapped out three primary goals: 1) to see and meet with our American troops, and thank them for their bravery and sacrifice; 2) to assess the security situation in Iraq; and 3) to give our support to Iraq's national unity government.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Government, Sacrifice, American, Bravery, Iraq, Security, Support, Troops, Unity)

I sent American troops to Iraq to make its people free, not to make them American. Iraqis will write their own history and find their own way.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: History, People, American, Iraq, Troops, Will)

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)

We must remain steadfast in our commitment to our troops, and to those fighting for a free and democratic Iraq because freedom makes our country and the world a safer place.
- Chris Chocola
(Keywords: Commitment, Country, Fighting, Freedom, Iraq, Troops, World)

Our top priority is our troops, who are making the extraordinary effort to fulfill the mission they have been given. Democrats will work with this Administration to better define that mission and a realistic expectation of success in Iraq.
- Jim Clyburn
(Keywords: Success, Work, Democrats, Effort, Expectation, Iraq, Mission, Troops, Will)

Tonight, I concurred with President Bush when he stated that the decisions on future involvement of U.S. troops in Iraq should be left to the Pentagon and not politicians in Washington.
- Howard Coble
(Keywords: Decisions, Future, Iraq, Politicians, President, Troops, Washington)

I agree with the President that second-guessing is not a strategy, but at the same time, I want to continue the dialogue that ultimately will lead to bringing all of our troops home.
- Howard Coble
(Keywords: Home, Time, Strategy, President, Troops, Want, Will)

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

Besides if people really want to support the troops they would vote democrat.
- David Cross
(Keywords: People, Support, Troops, Vote, Want)

I'm going to vote in support of the president of the United States in keeping the troops in Iraq until the president and our military is convinced that the mission is complete.
- John Culberson
(Keywords: Iraq, Military, Mission, President, states, Support, Troops, United, Vote)

Native Americans had only stone and wooden weapons and no animals that could be ridden. Those military advantages repeatedly enabled troops of a few dozen mounted Spaniards to defeat Indian armies numbering in the thousands.
- Jared Diamond
(Keywords: Americans, Animals, Defeat, Military, Native Americans, Troops, Weapons)

At the beginning, Lincoln was so inexperienced he had reverence for military expertise, not realizing that there wasn't any military expertise, that the most anybody had commanded up to that point had been somebody, some troops in the Mexican War, and it had been years ago.
- David Herbert Donald
(Keywords: War, Beginning, Expertise, Military, Troops, Years)

Once brave politicians and others explain the war on drugs' true cost, the American people will scream for a cease-fire. Bring the troops home, people will urge. Treat drugs as a health problem, not as a matter for the criminal justice system.
- Larry Elder
(Keywords: Health, War, Home, People, American, Drugs, Justice, Politicians, Troops, Will)

Praying can make a difference, and it is up to all of us to try that, with faith, and see if it will not support these admirable troops, their spouses, and their families.
- Michael Enzi
(Keywords: Faith, Difference, Support, Troops, Will)

We will not send troops. Germany is not committed to Iraq - we will not commit ourselves with troops.
- Joschka Fischer
(Keywords: Germany, Iraq, Troops, Will)

Our troops are committed to bringing security to Iraq while its government matures. American forces will continue to accomplish their mission with caution, precision and honor with the thanks of a grateful nation.
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Keywords: Government, American, Caution, Honor, Iraq, Mission, Nation, Security, Troops, Will)

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 real problem was not the troops; the real problem was that only the United States had the infrastructure to do the transport of troops with big planes, and then who will pay?
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Keywords: states, Troops, United, Will)

We need to thank all of our troops, and particularly those for whom we can never express enough gratitude for they have given their lives so that all of us may be free and that our democracy can be a shining light for the rest of the world.
- Virgil Goode
(Keywords: Gratitude, Democracy, Light, May, Rest, Troops, World)

We in this Congress have a choice. The American people have a right to exercise a choice on this issue, as to whether our men and women will continue to fight and die in a war based on deception and fantasy, or to start bringing the troops home.
- Raul Grijalva
(Keywords: Home, Men, War, Women, People, American, Choice, Congress, Deception, Exercise, Fantasy, Fight, Right, Troops, Will)

Bringing the troops home is necessary not just for the future of Iraq, but also for the people of the United States. We must stop the hemorrhaging of tax dollars that could go to meet our Nation's vital domestic needs.
- Raul Grijalva
(Keywords: Home, People, Future, Tax, Iraq, Nation, Needs, states, Troops, United)

Whenever in future wars the battle is fought, armored troops will play the decisive role.
- Heinz Guderian
(Keywords: Battle, Future, Play, Troops, Will)

It's a tough time my friends. We need to make sacrifices to ensure our troops have the tools they need in order to get the job done. This budget will help us win the War on Terror.
- Dennis Hastert
(Keywords: Time, War, Friends, Help, Job, Order, Terror, Tools, Troops, Will)

But it cannot follow that because weapons and troops are now being deployed we are bound to go to war.
- Douglas Hurd
(Keywords: War, Being, Now, Troops, Weapons)

The troops are therefore empowered and are in duty bound in this war to use without mitigation even against women and children any means that will lead to success.
- Wilhelm Keitel
(Keywords: Success, War, Women, Children, Duty, Troops, Will)

We want to support our troops because they didn't make the decision to go there... but I don't think it should be open-ended. We ought to have a benchmark where the administration has to come back and give us a report.
- Edward Kennedy
(Keywords: Decision, Open, Support, Troops, Want)

The United States armed forces and coalition troops deserve recognition and support for their work to remove Saddam Hussein from power, and ensure the safety and security of the American people, civilians abroad, and the people of Iraq.
- Mark Kennedy
(Keywords: Work, Power, People, American, Iraq, Safety, Security, states, Support, Troops, United)

By the mid-sixties, the United States had poured more than half a million troops into South Vietnam.
- Nguyen Cao Ky
(Keywords: states, Troops, United, Vietnam)

Bad as was being shot by some of our own troops in the battle of the Wilderness, - that was an honest mistake, one of the accidents of war, - being shot at, since the war, by many officers, was worse.
- James Longstreet
(Keywords: War, Mistake, Accidents, Battle, Being, Troops, Wilderness)

Last year I traveled to the Middle East to visit with troops in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
- Kenny Marchant
(Keywords: Afghanistan, Iraq, Troops, Visit)

For three years now, our brave men and women in uniform have done everything their country has asked of them, yet President Bush still does not have a plan to win the peace in Iraq and bring our troops home.
- Marty Meehan
(Keywords: Home, Men, Peace, Women, Country, Iraq, Now, President, Troops, Years)

Do we want an Attorney General who will play politics with the law, play politics with the court and just play politics with international conventions designed to protect our troops? I do not want to play that kind of politics. I am going to vote against Alberto Gonzales.
- Barbara Mikulski
(Keywords: Politics, Court, Law, Play, Troops, Vote, Want, Will)

As we continue to fight the war on terror, we express our gratitude to our troops whose valor over the last three years provided freedom to the Iraqis, while protecting our liberty here at home.
- Tim Murphy
(Keywords: Home, War, Gratitude, Fight, Freedom, Liberty, Terror, Troops, Valor, Years)

It's a sad day when the leaders of the free world engage in such deception and trickery. I voted against this unnecessary war and will continue to argue that the best way to support our troops is to bring them home.
- Major R. Owens
(Keywords: Home, War, Day, Deception, Leaders, Support, Troops, Will, World)

Cliches about supporting the troops are designed to distract from failed policies, policies promoted by powerful special interests that benefit from war, anything to steer the discussion away from the real reasons the war in Iraq will not end anytime soon.
- Ron Paul
(Keywords: War, Cliches, End, Iraq, Troops, Will)

Now that our troops are mired in a dangerous effort to defeat the insurgency and are also trying to help rebuild the country, Americans of all political persuasions simply want the United States to succeed and our troops to be as safe as possible.
- Harry Reid
(Keywords: Americans, Country, Defeat, Effort, Help, Now, states, Succeed, Troops, Trying, United, Want)

Well, if the NATO countries don't make more of their troops usable and don't get the equipment to get them fast where the action is, then the organisation will suffer and will increasingly become irrelevant.
- Lord Robertson
(Keywords: Action, Countries, Troops, Will)

My mother was born in your state, Mr. Walter, and my mother was a Quaker, and my ancestors in the time of Washington baked bread for George Washington's troops when they crossed the Delaware, and my own father was a slave.
- Paul Robeson
(Keywords: Time, Mother, Father, State, Troops, Washington)

One year after the United States led the invasion of Iraq, the country remains extremely dangerous not only to our troops, but also to the stability of the world.
- Jay Rockefeller
(Keywords: Country, Iraq, Stability, states, Troops, United, World)

Anyone who has to fight, even with the most modern weapons, against an enemy in complete command of the air, fights like a savage against modern European troops, under the same handicaps and with the same chances of success.
- Erwin Rommel
(Keywords: Success, Enemy, Fight, Troops, Weapons)

We will be drawing down some troops. If the president wants to try to turn that into the beginning of a success, he actually, I think, has some opportunity.
- Stuart Rothenberg
(Keywords: Success, Opportunity, Beginning, President, Troops, Will)

Has there ever been a more revealing moment this year? Let me just put this in fairly simple terms: Al Jazeera now broadcasts the words of Senator Durbin to the Mideast, certainly putting our troops in greater danger. No more needs to be said about the motives of liberals.
- Karl Rove
(Keywords: Danger, Liberals, Motives, Needs, Now, Troops, Words)

It is madness to attempt to hold. In the first place the troops cannot do it and in the second place if they do not retreat they will be destroyed. I repeat that this order be rescinded or that you find someone else.
- Gerd von Rundstedt
(Keywords: First, Madness, Order, Troops, Will)

As I said a moment ago, there is no higher priority in our budget, or certainly in the budgets of the past few years, than providing for what is needed for the protection and security of our country and support of our troops.
- Jim Ryun
(Keywords: Budgets, Country, Past, Protection, Security, Support, Troops, Years)

The blood and sweat shed by United States and United Nations troops proved to be the prime mover behind the realisation of freedom throughout the post-war period.
- Kim Y. Sam
(Keywords: Blood, Freedom, Nations, Post, states, Troops, United)

Three years into the war, tens of thousands of American troops remain targets of a growing Iraqi insurgency.
- Jan Schakowsky
(Keywords: War, American, Troops, Years)

Because the Bush Administration will set no timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, both chambers of Congress acted to make sure our troops will not be left in Iraq indefinitely.
- Jan Schakowsky
(Keywords: Congress, Iraq, Troops, Will)



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