*** "THE BILL for this unprovoked attack is just
starting to come in, and the American people should start worrying that
the administration has lost control over the costs."
(Representative Dennis Kucinich, a leading anti-war
Democrat and a presidential aspirant, blasting President Bush for asking
Congress to approve $ 74.7 billion in new war funds)
*** "THE UNITED STATES is not in a very good
moral or legal position to complain about the humiliation of troops
taken prisoner in Iraq... [It] has refused to apply Conventions to the
(Head of Centre for Constitutional Rights in the US
commenting on appeals made by top officials in the US administration to
treat US POWs held by Iraq in line with the Geneva Convention)
(French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin
commenting on US-led war against Iraq at the Commission of Human Rights
of the UN)
*** "WE LIVE in a time with a fictitious
election results that elect fictitious presidents. We live in a time
when we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons. We are
against this war Mr Bush. Shame on you. Shame on you."
(Famed US filmmaker Michael More's scorching anti-war
Oscar-acceptance speech while picking up the award for the best
documentary for his anti-gun "Bowling for Columbine")
*** "... I won't tell you the forecast for the
next few days. It's valuable military intelligence."
(A US commander declining to comment on weather
conditions hampering the operations of invading forces saying 'weather
forecasts are secret')
*** "THE USE OF FORCE against Iraq, as well as
the military preparations by the United States and its satellites in the
Korean peninsula have made us understand clearly that we must everything
for our legitimate defence."
(North Korean foreign ministry saying that US-led
attack on Iraq has forced his country to mount a 'legitimate defence'
against possible US aggression)
*** "SUPPORT OUR TROOPS, bring them home...
Peace is patriotic... You can't save a country by bombing it... Indict
Bush for crimes against peace."
(Placards held by participants of 500,000-strong
anti-war demonstration in New York and Washington D.C.)
*** "IT IS WEAPON that we will continue to use
if the need is there to attack armour."
(US fence officials announcing to use depleted
uranium ammunitions in Iraq)
*** "OF COURSE I do not feel guilty...I spent
only a few years in school and never studied engineering, but I
possessed a talent in mechanics."
(Inventor of infamous assault rifle Kalashnikov,
Mikhail Kalashnikov, talking about his deadly weapon)
*** "WE'VE SEEN a number of things that tell us
that what meets the eye always is not necessary what is true."
(A senior US commander voicing exasperation with the
guerrilla warfare tactics used by the Iraqis against the US-led invading
(Number of votes cast in New York City Council to
pass a resolution opposing war in Iraq)
*** "WITH WAR COMES bloodshed and death. How can
one go to an awards ceremony in a fancy evening gown and smile?"
(Zhang Ziyi, star of the Oscar nominated Chinese film
"Hero" explaining why she would not attend the Academy Awards
*** "...He (Saddam) was there when the building
blew up. He didn't get out...Forces IN Baghdad tomorrow."
(Claims made by senior British and US commanders
about the 'death' of Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussain and 'quick capture'
of Baghdad two days after the invasion of Iraq)
*** "DEATH IS the same, here or in Iraq. But it
becomes more honourable when it happens in your own country... Must I
stay in Amman when the Americans are killing my family and attacking my
(One of thousands of Iraqis living in Jordan heading
home to defend their motherland against the US-led invasion)