Quotes of Baghdad

“ This campaign could well grow more dangerous in the coming days and weeks as coalition forces close on Baghdad and the regime is faced with its certain death,... But the outcome is assured. ”

- Donald Rumsfeld

“ A year from now, I'll be very surprised if there is not some grand square in Baghdad that is named after President Bush. ”

- Richard Perle

“ If Baghdad really were cooperating, if they really wanted to comply, if it really was disarmament that they were interested in, they would be bringing all these materials out, not scattering them for protection. ”

- Colin Powell

“ You don't have to go to college to be a success... We need the people who run the offices, the people who do the hard physical work of our society. ”

- George Herbert Walker Bush

“ I think there's a relationship between Baghdad and New Orleans: What's going on, who's doing it and why. ”

- John Conyers

“ There are reports that Saddam has been spotted in central Baghdad. Parts of him were also spotted in northern Baghdad, eastern Baghdad and western Baghdad. ”

- Jay Leno

“ On the other hand, we as Iraqi Kurds, we envision our interests within a unified democratic Iraq, in which we contribute to the government in Baghdad. ”

- Jalal Talabani

“ Today a taboo has been broken. We are the moderates. Bush and Blair are the extremists. The danger for all of us is not in Baghdad but in Washington. ”

- John Pilger

“ I'm glad the President finally found an economic development program. I'm just sad that it's only in Baghdad. ”

- John Kerry

“ Saddam Hussein also challenged President Bush to a debate. The Butcher of Baghdad vs. the Butcher of the English language. ”

- Jay Leno

“ I support the troops. This is tough time right now. I think a lot of people in our industry are afraid to speak out. I had a drink with Sean Penn the other night. He went over to baghdad in December just to see for himself what was going on. And that guy is as American as anybody I ever met. ”

- Bill Paxton

“ Saddam Hussein's Iraq was a totalitarian state. It was a country where people were murdered and tortured. So I'm looking at this through the eyes of the political prisoner in Baghdad, and from this point of view I'm very grateful to those who opened the gates of the prison and who stopped the killing and the torture. ”

- Adam Michnik

“ Saddam Hussein has told his people that U.S. troops will commit suicide when they get to the gates of Baghdad. That's when you know you have a bad army, when your only hope for victory is that the enemy's troops kill themselves. ”

- Jay Leno

“ Neoconservatives and the Pentagon have good reason to fear the return of the Vietnam Syndrome. The label intentionally suggests a disease, a weakening of the martial will, but the syndrome was actually a healthy American reaction to false White House promises of victory, the propping up of corrupt regimes, crony contracting and cover-ups of civilian casualties during the Vietnam War that are echoed today in the news from Baghdad. ”

- Tom Hayden

“ We did a show in San Antonio that was really amazing. The military helped us do a satellite to Baghdad where during intermission we had eight families seated in the front row and one by one they were able to communicate with their loved ones using the cameras to see each other… ”

- Amy Grant
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