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The war in Iraq has been extremely divisive here at home,
by Adam Schiff

The war in Iraq has been extremely divisive here at home,
and has also divided the world community.
- Adam Schiff

America has a critical role to play as the most powerful
member of the world community.
- Adam Schiff

Our failure to find weapons of mass destruction in
Iraq thus far has been deeply troubling,
and our intelligence-gathering process needs thorough
and unbiased investigation.
- Adam Schiff

The prompt assimilation of that intelligence will be
essential if we are to avoid another September 11th.
- Adam Schiff

 

It is now conventional wisdom that Americans do not
care why we went to war in Iraq,
that it is enough that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein.
- Adam Schiff

And in this community, as in all others,
the Golden Rule still applies - we must be act toward
other nations as we would have them act towards America.
- Adam Schiff

Neither the University of Michigan nor its law school uses a quota system.
- Adam Schiff

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We must either reduce the number of our engagements
or increase the number of our troops.
- Adam Schiff

Americans are blessed with great plenty;
we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation
to assist those who are suffering from poverty,
disease, war and famine.
- Adam Schiff

Unless action is taken soon - unless we can display
the same vision of that earlier period -
we will lose the treasure of California's open space
and environmental beauty.
- Adam Schiff

Unquestionably, the world is better off without Saddam.
- Adam Schiff

An America that inspires hope in its ideals must complement
an America that inspires awe in its strength.
- Adam Schiff

The new century has brought on its own terrible dangers,
which although not reaching the apocalyptic potential of the Cold War,
still have the capacity to shake our world.
- Adam Schiff

So let us call genocide, genocide.
Let us not minimize the deliberate murder of 1.5 million people.
Let us have a moral victory that can shine as a light to all nations.
- Adam Schiff

The legacy of the Armenian Genocide is woven into the fabric of America.
- Adam Schiff

We will not let terrorists change our way of life;
we will not live in fear; and we will not undermine
the civil liberties that characterize our Democracy.
- Adam Schiff

But it is equally incontrovertible that if our intelligence
gathering process is seriously flawed,
we had better find out and find out fast if we are to avoid another Sept.
11.
- Adam Schiff

At the very top state institutions, like UCLA,
Berkeley and the University of Texas,
however, the trend of downward minority enrollment
remains persistent and discouraging.
- Adam Schiff

But even race-neutral policies and recruitment efforts
designed to achieve greater diversity are,
in the end, not race neutral.
- Adam Schiff

Each year on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth,
America has the opportunity to reflect on our nation's
progress towards the realization of his dream.
- Adam Schiff

Much has changed since the end of the Cold War that
augurs well for the survival of our nation.
- Adam Schiff

Democracies are poor breeding grounds for terrorism and war.
- Adam Schiff

If giving points to some students to achieve greater
diversity is a quota system in violation of the Constitution,
how can the awarding of points to the children of a
less diverse alumni be upheld?
- Adam Schiff

Although every step must be taken to protect against
a chemical or biological attack in America,
our nation would survive the use of those weapons as
we did when anthrax was mailed to our Capitol and other targets.
- Adam Schiff

In fact, the converse is true: At a time when the United
States has been called on for a level of moral leadership,
vision and inspiration not seen since World War II,
we cannot afford to dissemble about crimes against humanity.
- Adam Schiff

Notwithstanding these setbacks, the dream of a beautiful
American orchestra goes on,
and I share Dr. King's faith that each year we move
inexorably closer to a magnificent opening night.
- Adam Schiff

While our country has made great strides in breaking
down the barriers which for so long denied equal opportunity to all Americans,
we are not yet the beautiful symphony of brotherhood of Dr. King's dream.
- Adam Schiff

Some argue that recognition of the genocide has become
even more problematic now,
when the world is at war with terrorism and the United
States cannot afford to offend the sensibility of our Turkish ally.
- Adam Schiff

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

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

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
- Winston Churchill

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

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

We have no enemies,
we have only friendships that we haven't yet developed
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

You can discover what your enemy fears most
by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
- Michael Moncur

Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

We will not learn how to live together in peace
by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war
is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein

The first casualty when war comes is truth.
- Hiram Johnson

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century,
were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester.
It is not only the living who are killed in war.
- Isaac Asimov

An unjust peace is better than a just war.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

When you have to kill a man,
it costs nothing to be polite.
- Winston Churchill

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
- Thomas Mann

If we don't end war, war will end us.
- H. G. Wells

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
- Jeannette Rankin

The object of war is not to die for your country but
to make the other bastard die for his.
- George S. Patton

Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
- George Santayana

In modern war...
you will die like a dog for no good reason.
- Ernest Hemingway

We have been travelling through a cloud.
The sky has been dark ever since the war began.
- Black Kettle

The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
- Omar N. Bradley

A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations.
They have the best implements of war.
- Herbert V. Prochnow

In peace, sons bury their fathers.
In war, fathers bury their sons.
- Herodotus

You can't say civilization don't advance...
in every war they kill you in a new way.
- Will Rogers

War does not determine who is right -
only who is left.
- Bertrand Russell

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.
- George Herbert

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain
advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
- Napoleon Hill

The power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully.
- Charles Evans Hughes

War is hell.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

War is the unfolding of miscalculations.
- Barbara Tuchman

Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.
- Carl Sandburg

Older men declare war.
But it is the youth that must fight and die.
- Herbert Hoover

It is well that war is so terrible.
We should grow too fond of it.
- Robert E. Lee

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
We know more about war that we know about peace,
more about killing that we know about living.
- Omar N. Bradley

There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed
to the advantage of others.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.
The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic
feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
- John Stuart Mill

I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.
- Ulysses S. Grant


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