„I said at the time I would have preferred if we had given diplomacy a greater opportunity, but I think it was the right decision to disarm Saddam Hussein, and when the president made the decision, I supported him, and I support the fact that we did disarm him.“

—  John Kerry

Democratic Presidential Debate May 13, 2003 http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A16686-2003May5&notFound=true

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„We certainly shouldn't trust to deal with [Saddam Hussein] anyone who supported him through his worst crimes, that's insane.“

—  Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928

Quotes 2000s, 2002, Talk at the University of Houston, 2002

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„I think that the proposition of going to Baghdad is also fallacious. I think if we we're going to remove Saddam Hussein we would have had to go all the way to Baghdad, we would have to commit a lot of force because I do not believe he would wait in the Presidential Palace for us to arrive. I think we'd have had to hunt him down. And once we'd done that and we'd gotten rid of Saddam Hussein and his government, then we'd have had to put another government in its place. What kind of government? Should it be a Sunni government or Shi'i government or a Kurdish government or Ba'athist regime? Or maybe we want to bring in some of the Islamic fundamentalists? How long would we have had to stay in Baghdad to keep that government in place? What would happen to the government once U. S. forces withdrew? How many casualties should the United States accept in that effort to try to create clarity and stability in a situation that is inherently unstable? I think it is vitally important for a President to know when to use military force. I think it is also very important for him to know when not to commit U. S. military force. And it's my view that the President got it right both times, that it would have been a mistake for us to get bogged down in the quagmire inside Iraq.“

—  Dick Cheney American politician and businessman 1941

At the Washington Institute's Soref Symposium, April 29, 1991 http://web.archive.org/web/20041130090045/http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/pubs/soref/cheney.htm
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„Honestly, I think we should just trust our president in every decision that he makes and we should just support that, you know, and, um, be faithful in what happens.“

—  Britney Spears American singer, dancer and actress 1981

CNN interview with Tucker Carlson (3 September 2003); later used in Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) by Michael Moore.
CNN interview with Tucker Carlson http://www.cnn.com/2003/SHOWBIZ/Music/09/03/cnna.spears/ (3 September 2003)

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„When I saw that statement I will tell you what I did. I knew the man’s conscience must be writhing in his bosom to think that he had contributed a dollar toward my support, toward the support of a “materialistic demon.” I wrote him a letter and I said: “My Dear Sir: In order to relieve your conscience of the crime of having contributed to the support of an unbeliever in ghosts, I hereby enclose the amount you paid to attend my lecture.”“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899

My Reviewers Reviewed (lecture from June 27, 1877, San Francisco, CA)
Contexto: This gentlemen hated to contribute a cent to the support of a “materialistic demon.” When I saw that statement I will tell you what I did. I knew the man’s conscience must be writhing in his bosom to think that he had contributed a dollar toward my support, toward the support of a “materialistic demon.” I wrote him a letter and I said: “My Dear Sir: In order to relieve your conscience of the crime of having contributed to the support of an unbeliever in ghosts, I hereby enclose the amount you paid to attend my lecture.” I then gave him a little good advice. I advised him to be charitable, to be kind, and regretted exceedingly that any man could listen to one of my talks for an hour and a half and not go away satisfied that all men had the same right to think. This man denied having received the money, but it was traced to him through a blot on the envelope.

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„I would rather have a wrong decision made than no decision at all.“

—  Robert S. McNamara American businessman and Secretary of Defense 1916 - 2009

Quoted in: Charles A. Stevenson (2006), SECDEF: The Nearly Impossible Job of Secretary of Defense http://books.google.com/books?id=2NXbS5AG_8QC&pg=PA28, p. 28

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„All of my decisions I made when I was a kid were decisions, would my mother and father be proud of.“

—  Ken Venturi Professional golfer 1931 - 2013

Interview Ken Venturi http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=5285, Kemper Insurance Open, Potomac, Maryland. ASAP Sports - Golf, June 3, 2000.

„I doubt we would support the guy, based on what we’ve seen. You’ve seen the e-mails, right? So what makes you think I would support him? It’s absolutely incompatible with anything we stand for. You saw the e-mails, right? Pornographic, racist, e-mails? How do you think that we would ever support something like that? Why would you even ask that question?“

—  Mark Williams American conservative activist, radio talk show host and author

Discussing New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, who was recruited by local Tea Party activists and was accused of forwarding racially insensitive and pornographic e-mails, at an April 12 Tea Party Express bus stop in Buffalo, New York
Fonte: http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/24840/tea-party-leader-have-you-seen-the-e-mails/

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„I made a decision that will burden me for the rest of my life. I don't know if we did the right thing, however I do know that we felt like we had no other choice but do what we did.“

—  Euclid Tsakalotos Greek economist and politician 1960

" Greek finance minister: 'I don't know if we did the right thing' http://www.theguardian.com/business/video/2015/jul/16/greek-bailout-finance-minister-vote-video" (16 July 2015)

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„I have said consistently in my 16-and-a-half years in the parliament, I have always supported the party room's decision and the party room is the ultimate authority on these matters. I don't expect that to change.“

—  Nick Minchin Australian politician 1953

Herald Sun http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/liberal-party-further-divided-by-ets-negogiations-as-tony-abbott-abandons-malcolm-turnbulls-push-for-amendments/story-e6frf7jo-1225800035236

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