Quotes of Civilian

“ Of course, it wasn't my fault. I didn't shoot the man. But he was a civilian, and I ask myself, 'What was his fault?'. ”

- Abu Abbas

“ The Secretary of Defense is not a super General or Admiral. His task is to exercise civilian control over the Department for the Commander-in-Chief and the country. ”

- Donald Rumsfeld

“ Except when war is waged in a desert, noncombatants, also known as civilians or the people, constitute the great majority of those affected. ”

- Martin Van Creveld

“ With freedom comes responsibility, and I can think of no responsibility greater than putting on a U.S military uniform and standing in the gap between an enemy threat and civilian life. ”

- Zack Wamp

“ It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians have to get hurt in wars, otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy way to rid the human race of unneeded trash. ”

- Fred Woodworth

“ No U.S. personnel or civilians were killed or injured. ”

- Roger King

“ According to other writers, it is the women who last longest in sieges, the young men who soonest fall into that deadly lethargy that precedes actual death. But the account is accurate enough: that is what a siege is like. Moreover, that is what it is meant to be like… ”

- Michael Walzer

“ We are in control, they are in a state of hysteria. Losers, they think that by killing civilians and trying to distort the feelings of the people they will win. I think they will not win, those bastards. ”

- Mohammed Saeed al Sahaf

“ I was surrounded by these guys who were spies right after World War II, when they were paranoid at the Russians… I had school friends whose fathers I would see arrive home in uniform, and leave the next day in civilian clothes, and disappear for a month… ”

- Stuart Banks

“ At a time when the Nation was at its lowest point, this generation dropped their individual pursuits to form the most potent military and powerful civilian engine the world has ever known. American, fighting and working together, as well as with our allies around the world, overcame the tremendous dangers of that time… ”

- Lane Evans
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