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The Sandinista government became consumed with ...
by Bianca Jagger

The Sandinista government became consumed with fighting a war of survival.
They were up against the biggest superpower in the world.
- Bianca Jagger

George W. Bush will have to come to the UN and admit that he was wrong.
- Bianca Jagger

Tony Blair has turned his back on the principles he
claimed he believed in before he stood shoulder-to-shoulder with George W. Bush.
He was an entirely different kind of leader.
- Bianca Jagger

People in so many countries look up to the United States as a model of democracy,
but I doubt if that can continue.
It leaves me with a great sense of loss.
- Bianca Jagger

 

Look at what President Kennedy managed to achieve during
the Cuban missile crisis.
If Bush had been president in 1962, do you think he
would have avoided a nuclear war?
- Bianca Jagger

I feel great identification with the developing world.
- Bianca Jagger

I have always been willing to admit when I made a mistake.
I made a mistake in my understanding of the composition of the Contras,
not on my opposition to the Contra war.
- Bianca Jagger

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Americans need to understand the significance of having
their civil liberties dismantled.
It doesn't just affect terrorists and foreigners,
it affects us all.
- Bianca Jagger

I believe President Bush is one of the most dangerous leaders in the world.
He is not in search of peaceful and diplomatic solutions.
- Bianca Jagger

I didn't want to be discriminated against because of my gender and status.
I promised myself I was never going to be treated as a second-class citizen.
- Bianca Jagger

I think for the U.S.
government the Sandinistas represented a threat to
their dominance of Latin America.
- Bianca Jagger

I've enjoyed doing Wolf Blitzer's program,
and I even enjoyed having a heated debate with Bill O'Reilly.
I will do it any time.
- Bianca Jagger

In Nicaragua, liberty, equality and the rule of law
were the stuff of dreams.
But in Paris I discovered the value of those words.
- Bianca Jagger

Most governments in Latin America have failed to recognize
the rights of indigenous people and their right to
their own traditional territories.
- Bianca Jagger

Howard Dean has been successful because he was clear
in his opposition to the war.
People appreciate a politician with the courage to say,
I oppose this war.
- Bianca Jagger

Today, we talk a lot about terrorism,
but we rarely talk about state terrorism.
- Bianca Jagger

A man who gets divorced is not forever going to be talked about for it.
There are very different standards that we have for
women than we have for men.
- Bianca Jagger

I am closer to a European viewpoint of the world than an American one.
My ethics and ideals are based on European concepts.
- Bianca Jagger

I believe the only time when we can call for intervention
is when there is an ongoing genocide.
- Bianca Jagger

During the first 10 years of my life,
while my parents were married, I enjoyed a privileged upbringing.
After their divorce, my life was difficult.
- Bianca Jagger

President Bush should be indicted and should be driven out of office.
He should be sent back home in Texas.
- Bianca Jagger

I think the difference between El Salvador and Nicaragua
is that in Nicaragua you had a popular insurrection,
and in El Salvador you had a revolution.
- Bianca Jagger

I find it disturbing that the media keeps referring to my marriage,
since I got divorced in 1979.
But the media never wants to let me forget.
- Bianca Jagger

People in the U.K.
cannot understand whether Blair has lost his mind or
whether his ambition to be the second-most-powerful
man in the world made him lose his mind.
- Bianca Jagger

Bush and Blair combined their efforts to deceive both
nations in a carefully coordinated manner,
more so than anyone is willing to point out in the media.
- Bianca Jagger

We are not supposed to go out and kill all those we
suspect to have committed a crime.
- Bianca Jagger

Governments are mandated by international law to protect people from genocide.
- Bianca Jagger

I often traveled to Nicaragua to speak against repressive
policies by the Sandinista government.
- Bianca Jagger

The killing of innocent people is always wrong.
- Bianca Jagger

Saddam Hussein has been brutal against his people,
but when he was committing those crimes,
the international community did not come to the rescue of the Iraqis.
- Bianca Jagger

I wanted to have a political career.
I thought studying political science would be the best way to achieve it.
- Bianca Jagger

The Sandinista revolution was without any question a popular insurrection.
- Bianca Jagger

Live interviews are more difficult to distort.
- Bianca Jagger

The U.S.
embargo imposed on Nicaragua, rather than weakening the Sandinistas,
actually maintained them in power.
- Bianca Jagger

I don't think there was really a time when I have not been politically aware.
- Bianca Jagger

Those who suffer are not those at the top,
but are the less privileged members of society.
- Bianca Jagger

I am not just a celebrity, I'm a human-rights advocate for the last 20 years.
- Bianca Jagger

The death penalty is being applied in the United States as a fatal lottery.
- Bianca Jagger

George W. Bush and Tony Blair had to convince the world
that Saddam Hussein represented an imminent threat.
Tony Blair lied when he claimed that Iraq could launch
a chemical or biological attack within 45 minutes.
- Bianca Jagger

I am still profoundly troubled by the war in Nicaragua.
The United States launched a covert war against another
nation in violation of international law,
a war that was wrong and immoral.
- Bianca Jagger

The British Red Cross asked me to help them spearhead
a fundraising campaign for the victims of the war in Nicaragua.
It was a turning point in my life.
It began my commitment to justice and human rights issues.
- Bianca Jagger

There is a question for which we will never know the answer:
had the U.S.
not launched the Contra war to overthrow the Sandinista government,
would they have succeeded in bringing socioeconomic
justice to the people of Nicaragua?
- Bianca Jagger

The mere fact of an American being present could help
save the lives of innocent people.
That's why I believe in the importance of bearing witness,
to become a voice for the voiceless.
- Bianca Jagger

Gandhi became my role model.
I have always been interested in Eastern philosophy.
Since early in my life I've been fascinated by India,
and I have spent a great deal of time traveling in that country.
- Bianca Jagger

I don't believe in lobbying only progressives and liberal members of Congress.
I don't believe in doing interviews only with those who share my views.
I want to reach a wider audience.
- Bianca Jagger

George W. Bush and his administration embarked on a
full-scale assault on civil liberties,
human rights and the rule of law, walking away from
his international obligations,
tearing up international treaties, protocols and UN conventions.
- Bianca Jagger

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

We win justice quickest by rendering
justice to the other party.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

It is not desirable to cultivate
a respect for the law,
so much as for the right.
- Henry David Thoreau

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs,
different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
- Jimmy Carter

The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

Without forgiveness, there is no future.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today;
it is rather the vital necessity of action today
to ensure our strength tomorrow.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard


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