*** "IT IS A FIT CASE... because it has weapons
of mass destruction, sheltered terrorists and lacked democracy."
(Indian Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha vehemently
calling Pakistan 'a fit case for Iraqi style military action by the US')
*** "PEOPLE SAY TO ME, 'You are not the
Vietnamese. You have no jungles and swamps to hide in.' I reply,
"Let our cities be our swamps and our buildings be our
(Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz explaining
the war strategy against the US-led invasion)
(Number of jobs slashed by US companies in March
amidst the launching of Iraq invasion)
*** "THE MILITARY COERCES people into killing. I
may not be a hero but I know it takes courage to disobey. This war is
very immoral because of the deception involved by our leaders. It is
(Lance Corporal Stephen Eagle Funk, a reservist in
the US Marine Corps, refusing to serve in the Iraq war. He surrendered
to military officials after more than a month of absence)
*** "THIS BATTLE was only supposed to last six
hours. We were fighting five days straight, 24 hours a day."
(Wounded US Gunnery Sergeant Bill Hale talking about
unexpected fierce resistance by the Iraqis after being flown to Germany
*** "I COULD HAVE myself made 15 million riyals
in commissions, but life is not only about money. This is a dirty war
and we will not take part in it."
(Saudi contractor Abdul Aziz Al-Tuwaijiri refusing a
240.5 million riyal, $ 64 million) deal to provide 1,300 trucks to the
*** "moral...political... strategic"
("Triple mistakes" made by the US by
starting a war in Iraq according to French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre
*** "I REALLY DO BELIEVE we will be greeted as
(US Vice President Dick Cheney's assessment of the
Iraqi way three days before it begun)
*** "I HAVE ALREADY had my fill of this bloody
and unnecessary war. I want our troops home and I want them home before
more of them are killed."
(Former British foreign secretary Robin Cook, the
most senior in a series of resignations from Prime Minister Tony Blair's
government over the Iraqi war, calling for pulling out British troops
*** "WE GOT a great advertising gift for our
weapons in Iraq."
(Russian Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov saying that
the stiff Iraqi resistance against US and Britsih troops has opened up
market opportunities for Russian weapons used by Baghdad's forces)
*** "THE IRAQI WAR shows that to allow disarming
through inspection does not help avert war but rather sparks it. This
suggests that even the signing of a non-aggression treaty with the US
would not help avert a war."
(Statement issued by North Korean Foreign Ministry
saying that only a 'tremendous military deterrent force' could avert a
war with the US)
*** "AMERICA MUST STOP giving away citizenship
like AOL hours."
(Republican Congressman Mark Foley commenting on a
proposed constitutional amendment redefining American citizenship
*** "THE AMERICAN INVASION forces are
deliberately attacking journalists. The air strikes and murder of
journalists clearly show that the American and British invasion forces
are looking to prevent the press from carrying out its duties."
(Statement issued by the Arab Journalists' Union
after three newsmen were killed in US attack)
*** "WE WANT YOU NERVOUS... IRAQ can be seen as
the first battle for the fourth world war... Only fear will re-establish
respect for the US..."
(Former director of CIA R. James Woolsey advocating the use of
overwhelming military power and 'democratic ideals' by the US to
transform the Arab world telling Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and
Saudi monarchy that it 'needs to be nervous')