Monday, September 26, 2005

"That's not really a number I'm terribly interested in.": General Colin Powell, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, on being asked his assessment of Iraqi military and civilian casualties, April 1991

Lesley Stahl: "I mean, that's more children than died in Hiroshima. & - and you know, is the price worth it?"
Madeline Albright: "I think this is a very hard choice, but the price - we think the price is worth it."Former U.N. Ambassador Madeline Albright, responding to reporter Lesley Stahl as to whether the over half a million Iraqi children killed by the UN sanctions against Iraq were "worth it." CBS May 11, 1996

In the eyes of empire builders men are not men but instruments : Napoleon Bonaparte : French Emperor (1769-1821)


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