"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator."
- George W. Bush, 12/18/00
"Our nation is somewhat sad, but we’re angry. There’s a certain level of blood lust, but we won’t let it drive our reaction. We’re steady, clear-eyed and patient, but pretty soon we’ll have to start displaying scalps."
– George W. Bush (6)
"International law? I'd better call my lawyer."
- George W. Bush, 12/12/03
"I'm a war president. I make decisions here in the Oval Office in foreign policy matters with war on my mind."
- George W. Bush, 2/7/04
"Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful. This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government."
-- Henry Kissinger speaking at Evian, France, May 21, 1992 Bilderburgers meeting. Unbeknownst to Kissinger, his speech was taped by a Swiss delegate to the meeting.
"The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer."
-- Henry Kissinger (1)
"The President of the United States, on issue after issue, has reflected the thinking of neoconservatives."
- Richard Perle (2)
"What will die is the fantasy of the UN as the foundation of a new world order. As we sift the debris, it will be important to preserve, the better to understand, the intellectual wreckage of the liberal conceit of safety through international law administered by international institutions."
- Richard Perle, March 21, 2003 (3)
"Dictatorships start wars because they need external enemies to exert internal control over their own people."
- Richard Perle (4)
"We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected the promises of discretion [secrecy] for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world-government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the National autodetermination practiced in past centuries."
- David Rockefeller in an address to a Trilateral Commission meeting in June of 1991
"We are on the verge of global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order."
- David Rockefeller - Statement to the United Nations Business Council, 1994 (5)
"It is difficult to maintain the illusion that we are interpreting a Constitution, rather than inventing one."
- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia
From the Christian Science Monitor:
Empire Builders: Neoconservatives and their blueprint for US power
Also at that site: A collection of quotes by neoconservatives
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. ... "
- Dwight D. Eisenhower -- April, 1953
"A preventive war, to my mind, is an impossibility. I don’t believe there is such a thing, and frankly I wouldn’t even listen to anyone seriously that came in and talked about such a thing."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower -- From a press conference in 1954
"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower -- From His Farewell Address of January 17, 1961
"We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living."
- General Omar Bradley, U.S. Army
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."
- Albert Einstein
"Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise."
- Francis Bacon
"A caged canary is secure; but it is not free. It is easier for free men to resist terrorism from afar than tyranny from within."
- Chuck Baldwin
"If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
- Winston Churchill
"What luck for the rulers that men do not think."
- Adolf Hitler
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