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The military destabilised my government on ...
by Benazir Bhutto

The military destabilised my government on politically motivated charges.
- Benazir Bhutto

Democracy is necessary to peace and to undermining the forces of terrorism.
- Benazir Bhutto

The next few months are critical to Pakistan's future
direction as a democratic state committed to promoting peace,
fighting terrorism and working for social justice.
- Benazir Bhutto

The government I led gave ordinary people peace,
security, dignity, and opportunity to progress.
- Benazir Bhutto

 

Given the right to a free ballot, the people would support my return.
- Benazir Bhutto

I've never had a bank account in Switzerland since 1984.
Why would the Swiss do this to me? Maybe the Swiss
are trying to divert attention from the Holocaust gold scandal.
- Benazir Bhutto

General Musharraf needs my participation to give credibility
to the electoral process,
as well as to respect the fundamental right of all
those who wish to vote for me.
- Benazir Bhutto

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Right now, they feel they have lost their voice,
and their miseries have increased since my departure.
- Benazir Bhutto

It's true that General Musharraf opposes my return,
seeing me as a symbol of democracy in the country.
He is comfortable with dictatorship.
I hope better sense prevails.
- Benazir Bhutto

The military wants a system that protects its policies and privileges.
- Benazir Bhutto

Military hardliners called me a 'security threat' for
promoting peace in South Asia and for supporting a
broad-based government in Afghanistan.
- Benazir Bhutto

I am constitutionally competent to contest the elections.
- Benazir Bhutto

The political parties have unanimously rejected the
one-man constitutional changes.
- Benazir Bhutto

I am planning to return and contest the October elections in Pakistan.
- Benazir Bhutto

The United Nations charter gives every nation the right to self defence,
therefore when the American embassies were bombed it
was a matter of time before the Americans responded
by going for what they suspected were the causes of the attack.
- Benazir Bhutto

The military don't start wars.
Politicians start wars.
- William Westmoreland

If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome;
if you believe the theologians,
nothing is innocent; if you believe the military,
nothing is safe.
- Lord Salisbury

My mental faculties remained in suspended animation
while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups.
This is typical with everyone in the military.
- Smedley Butler

Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder,
and loves parade.
- Philip James Bailey

The attack and our response show just how vital Arizona's
military bases are to the defense of our country.
We need to do everything we can to protect them.
- Jane D. Hull

Each family of the United States military now attends
to their loved ones funeral with a wrenching worry
that it will be met possibly with a protest or a demonstration.
- Steve Buyer

The chains of military despotism, once fastened upon a nation,
ages might pass away before they could be shaken off.
- William Henry Harrison

Over grown military establishments are under any form
of government inauspicious to liberty,
and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
- George Washington

A nation that continues year after year
to spend more money on military defense
than on programs of social uplift
is approaching spiritual doom.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Just this week, Syria broke off all relations with
the United States military and the CIA.
- Ed Markey

We citizens don't need to know every detail of every
military operation in this new kind of war.
Nor should the media tell us and hence our enemy.
- David Hackworth

Right after 9/11 there was a magazine with a cover of kids,
mostly 12-14 year-olds, who were being trained for military combat.
I thought that this had just gone too far.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

Short, successful military adventures are as effective
as the Super Bowl in diverting people's attention from unpleasant truths.
- John Stockwell

So that in 1974, when I graduated as a lawyer,
I figured I'm not going to be a lawyer under a military regime.
- Ruben Blades

Can you imagine what Bush would say if someone like
Hugo Chavez asked him for a little piece of land to install a military base,
and he only wanted to plant a Venezuelan flag there?
- Jose Saramago

My job is to give the president and secretary of defense
military advice before they know they need it.
- John W. Vessey, Jr.

Statistics have shown that mortality increases perceptibly
in the military during wartime.
- Alphonse Allais

I had been involved in U.S.
intelligence in Berlin, Germany, while in the military
and had worked with a contact with the Central Intelligence Agency office there.
- George J. Mitchell

Were British protesters, armed with little more than
a frisbee and a bag of plastic toy soldiers,
really in danger of being shot by the US military in Gloucestershire?
- Mark Thomas

Rehearsals and this band are two words that don't really go together,
kinda like Military Intelligence.
- Jerry Cantrell

In situations of military conflict, civil strife,
lawlessness, bad governance, and human rights violations,
terrorists find it easier to hide, train and prepare their attacks.
- Gijs de Vries

The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government.
- James K. Polk

Our embedded reporters during the war agreed to guidelines
established by the military.
- Jim Walton

If public opinion still endorses military action that's one thing,
but if they wait maybe it will not.
So it's not only impatience, but there are several other factors.
- Hans Blix

During one or two summers, as well as part-time during the school year,
I worked for a small Canadian company which developed
electrical instruments for military planes.
- Walter Kohn

To avoid a military conflict, Saddam Hussein has no
other choice than to leave the country.
- Ari Fleischer

The basic problems facing the world today
are not susceptible to a military solution.
- John F. Kennedy

We have the largest economy and the strongest military in the world.
Our core values of freedom and opportunity are ascendant around the globe.
- Joe Lieberman

Democrats and Republicans alike support our military personnel.
- John Spratt

To be deeply committed to negotiations,
to be opposed to a particular war or military action,
is not only considered unpatriotic, it also casts serious doubt on one's manhood.
- Myriam Miedzian

Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the U.S.
military machine to turn.
- John Stockwell

The use of military force against Iran would be very dangerous.
It would be very provocative.
The only thing worse would be Iran being a nuclear power.
- Rudy Giuliani

I always ask two questions: How many countries have
military bases in the United States? And in how many
countries does the United States not have military bases?
- Jose Saramago

The men and women who serve in our military have won
for us every hour we live in freedom,
sometimes at the expense of the very hours of the lifetimes they had hoped to live.
- Bob Riley

I'm against the draft.
I believe we should have a professional military;
it might be smaller,
but it would be more effective.
- Jesse Ventura

I had examined myself pretty thoroughly and discovered
that I was unfit for military service.
- Joseph Heller

A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end.
- George S. Patton

War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men.
- Georges Clemenceau

A military life has ever comported with my inclination.
- George Stoneman

A military road led from this point to Fort Leavenworth,
and for many miles the farms and cabins of the Delawares
were scattered at short intervals on either hand.
- Francis Parkman

I can't accept collective responsibility for the decision
to commit Britain now to military action in Iraq without
international agreement or domestic support.
- Robin Cook

My father-in-law was once Chairman of Military Affairs in the Senate,
the latter part of the Wilson Administrations.
He knew a lot about and was fond of the Army.
- Stuart Symington

Thus, if armaments were curtailed without a secure
peace and all countries disarmed proportionately,
military security would have been in no way affected.
- Ludwig Quidde

Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
- George Santayana

For years, European leaders have pointed out that Europe is an economic giant,
but a military pygmy.
- Lord Robertson

I was put in the Air Corps.
I was never educated to serve in the military,
but soon my activities in the American Air Corps became very interesting to me.
- Leon Askin

Wherever I go for the military, they always call me Lt.
Dan.
They just can't help it.
- Gary Sinise

A military coup needs a sacrifice and courage that
you can't find in an army without morale.
- Jalal Talabani

I went to military college in Canada and graduated
as an officer in the Navy but also as an engineer.
- Marc Garneau

We need a very strong military to protect the freedoms we do have.
- Jerry Bruckheimer

The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments,
and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to
preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought.
- Henry Waxman

There was no place at all for me in my father's military world.
- Gloria Swanson

On completion of my military service,
I went back to the factory and to the trade union.
- Leon Jouhaux

Carl took on the military-industrial complex.
He campaigned around the world for an end to the production
of weapons of mass destruction.
To him it was a perversion of science.
- Ann Druyan

If the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction
that inflicts large casualties,
the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor
of a military form of government.
- Tommy Franks

Our military commanders have said over and over again
that a timetable for withdrawal sends the wrong message to our troops,
but more importantly to our enemy.
- Bill Shuster


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