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"Who Saddam Hussein kills, dies." - Jeffrey Archer

"The war on terror involves Saddam Hussein because of the nature of Saddam Hussein, the history of Saddam Hussein, and his willingness to terrorize himself." - George W Bush

"Saddam Hussein is Hitler like Oasis was The Beatles." - Bill Maher

"[Saddam] Hussein maintains an active and aggressive nuclear weapons program." - Sandy Berger

"The world is a better place with Saddam Hussein gone." - Karl Rove

"It is beyond dispute that Saddam Hussein is a menace." - Brent Scowcroft

"Saddam Hussein wrote the book on human rights violations." - Curt Weldon

"The world is safer without Saddam [Hussein]. Certainly the people of Iraq are better without Saddam." - Jimmy Carter

"Yesterday, Saddam Hussein got 100 percent of the vote. Well, that's according to Saddam's campaign manager, Jeb Hussein." - Jay Leno

"I think you can be an enemy of Saddam Hussein even if Donald Rumsfeld is also an enemy of Saddam Hussein." - Adam Michnik

"After he saw what happened to Saddam Hussein, he ( Gaddafi ) did not want to be Saddam Hussein. He gave up his nuclear program." - Donald Rumsfeld

"As our leader Saddam Hussein said, 'God is grilling their stomachs in hell.'" - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"The soldiers of Saddam Hussein have given them a lesson they will never forget" - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"Given the chance to throw off a brutal dictator like Saddam Hussein, people will rejoice." - Ari Fleischer

"I believe he [Saddam Hussein] wants a better relationship with America." - Louis Farrakhan

"We've had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with the September 11th." - George W Bush

"Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction." - Donald Rumsfeld

"Of course we're after Iraq.. eh.. Saddam Hussein.. I mean bin Laden." - George W Bush

"The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." - George W Bush

"When I need a little advice about Saddam Hussein, I turn to country music." - George H W Bush

"The Chinese, the Russians, the Nazis and Saddam Hussein all agree! Gun Control Works!" - Dean Armstrong

"We've gotten rid of (Saddam Hussein), and I suppose that's a good thing." - Howard Dean

"So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real." - John F Kerry

"If Iraq fails to fully comply, the United States and other nations will disarm Saddam Hussein." - George W Bush

"Saddam Hussein certainly has chemical and biological weapons. There's no question about that." - Nancy Pelosi

"If he declares he has none, then we will know that Saddam Hussein is once again..." - Ari Fleischer

"I still think the world is better off and safer without Saddam Hussein." - Tony Blair

"Saddam Hussein is not going to survive. His regime is on the verge of implosion." - Christopher Hitchens

"Saddam Hussein was a unique threat. And the world is better off without him in power." - George W Bush

"The very best kind of Saddam Hussein is the very dead kind." - A. M. Rosenthal

"If it was up to the U.N., Saddam Hussein would still be killing his own people." - Tucker Carlson

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

"America was cool with Saddam Hussein when he was killing Iranians." - Henry Rollins

"I think the world is much better off without Saddam Hussein than with him." - Rudy Giuliani

"The world is a better place because Saddam Hussein does not in Iraq." - Marco Rubio

"If you catch him, just give me four seconds with Saddam Hussein." - Bruce Willis

"Saddam Hussein is a homicidal dictator who is addicted to weapons of mass destruction." - George W Bush

"Nuclear deterrence doesn't work outside of the Russian - U.S. context; Saddam Hussein showed that." - Charles Horner

"In the trial of Saddam Hussein on Tuesday, witnesses emotionally testified about the abuse the former dictator inflicted on them. Afterward, a tearful Saddam said, 'Ah, good times.'" - Amy Poehler

"I saw a threat in Saddam Hussein. Members of the United States Congress from both political parties saw that same threat. The United Nation's saw the threat. I made the right decision in getting Saddam Hussein out of power." - George W Bush

"As the president has said, if the United Nations will not disarm Saddam Hussein, it will be another international organization, a coalition of the willing that will be made up of numerous nations that will disarm Saddam Hussein." - Ari Fleischer

"I personally think that today, Iraq without Saddam Hussein is a truly better Iraq than with Saddam Hussein, but naturally I also feel uncomfortable due to the fact that we were misled with the information on weapons of mass destruction." - Aleksander Kwasniewski

"Had the decision belonged to Senator Kerry, Saddam hussein would still be in power today in Iraq. In fact, Saddam Hussein would almost certainly still be in control of Kuwait." - Dick Cheney

"Whether weapons exist in Iraq, Saddam Hussein or post-Saddam Hussein, it is a serious enough issue that require that we continue to go and make sure that Iraq does not have weapons." - Mohamed Elbaradei

"Hitler didn't travel. Stalin didn't travel. Saddam Hussein never traveled. They didn't want to have their orthodoxy challenged." - Howard Gardner

"The war against terrorism will not be finished as long as he [Saddam Hussein] is in power." - Christopher Dodd

"I'm honored to shake the hand of a brave Iraqi citizen who had his hand cut off by Saddam Hussein." - George W Bush

"I'm bangin' from Belize to Tel Aviv on the Red Sea Racin' Saddam Hussein on Kawasaki jet ski's" - Ras Kass

"If you don't believe...Saddam Hussein is a threat with nuclear weapons, then you shouldn't vote for me." - John F Kerry

"Saddam Hussein also challenged President Bush to a debate. The Butcher of Baghdad vs. the Butcher of the English language." - Jay Leno

"Letting off ammunition in every direction, Allah is my only protection. But wait a minute, Saddam Hussein prays the same." - Louis Eric Barrier

"Asked who attacked America on 9/11, [Sarah Palin] suggested several times that it was Saddam Hussein." - John Heilemann

"I voted to threaten the use of force to make Saddam Hussein comply with the resolutions of the United Nations." - John F Kerry

"We know that Saddam Hussein is determined to keep his weapons of mass destruction, is determined to make more." - Colin Powell

"I'm not surprised if we begin to uncover the weapons program of Saddam Hussein - because he had a weapons program." - George W Bush

"[Saddam Hussein is aggressively seeking nuclear and biological weapons and ] the United States may well become the target." - Dick Cheney

"I believe the world would have been a lot worse off if Saddam [Hussein] were in power today." - George W Bush

"The day of reckoning is not just coming for Saddam Hussein. It's coming for the anti-war movement." - Andrew Sullivan

"I'll stand with President Bush on national security, the war on terrorism and to disarm Saddam Hussein." - Jeanne Shaheen

"If you don't believe...Saddam Hussein is a threat with nuclear weapons, then you shouldn't vote for me." - John Kerry

"There can be no doubt that Saddam Hussein has biological weapons and the capability to rapidly produce more, many more." - Colin Powell

"No one believes for a moment the embargo will prompt the Iraqi people to rise against Saddam Hussein." - Alexander Cockburn

"I can support going in after Saddam Hussein, but I want to make sure I don't go alone." - John Dingell

"In liberating Iraq, we have rid the nation and the rest of the world from the danger of Saddam Hussein." - Elizabeth Dole

"There were no weapons of mass destruction and Saddam Hussein was not involved in the September 11th attack." - Charles B Rangel

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." - Edward Kennedy

"The threat from Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction - chemical, biological, potentially nuclear weapons capability - that threat is real." - Tony Blair

"There were no weapons of mass destruction and Saddam Hussein was not involved in the September 11th attack." - Charles Rangel

"All around the world one heard or read that there was no connection between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda." - Peter Schuyler

"I can't do anything too serious like Saddam Hussein, but I would like to do Bill Clinton. That'd be fun." - Ruby Wax

"Whatever efforts for peace President Gorbachev had in mind, they were pretty substantially undercut very swiftly by Saddam Hussein." - John Major

"Saddam Hussein has invited members from the U.S. Congress to visit Iraq. Man how stupid is Hussein? If you think Bush had incentive to bomb Iraq before, imagine if Congress was over there." - Jay Leno

"Saddam Hussein is about to face trial and George Bush wants to execute him. Not because of the war crimes, but because Saddam is beating him in the polls." - Craig Kilborn

"CBS news anchor Dan Rather has interviewed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. When asked what it was like to talk to a crazy man, Saddam said, 'It's not so bad." - Conan O'Brien

"There's no question that Saddam Hussein is a threat to the United States and to our allies. If Saddam persists in thumbing his nose at the inspectors, then we're clearly going to have to do something about it." - Howard Dean

"[Saddam Hussein] is a threat because he is dealing with al-Qaeda. . . . A true threat facing our country is that an al-Qaeda-type network trained and armed by Saddam could attack America and not leave one fingerprint." - George W Bush

"CBS news anchor Dan Rather has interviewed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. When asked what it was like to talk to a crazy man, Saddam said, 'It's not so bad.'" - Conan O'Brien

"CBS news anchor Dan Rather has interviewed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. When asked what it was like to talk to a crazy man, Saddam said, 'It's not so bad.'" - Conan Obrien

"You know why the French don't want to bomb Saddam Hussein? Because he hates America, he loves mistresses, and he wears a beret. He is French, people." - Conan O'Brien

"Experts are saying that President Bush's goal now is to politically humiliate Saddam Hussein. Why don't we just make him the next Democratic presidential nominee?" - Jay Leno

"If there are people who yearn for the days when Saddam Hussein was in power, then I am not among them." - Donald Rumsfeld

"Saddam Hussein didn't kill 3,100 people on Sept. 11. Osama bin Laden did, and as far as we know he's still alive." - Bill Clinton

"Unfortunately for the Iraqi people, instead of meeting these requirements, for six years, Saddam Hussein has lied, delayed, obstructed and tried to deceive" - Madeleine Albright

"Saddam Hussein and his sons must leave Iraq within 48 hours. Their refusal to do so will result in military conflict, commenced at a time of our choosing." - George W Bush

"Saddam Hussein has raised the amount going to suicide bombers from $10 thousand dollars to $25 thousand. What's next, a health care plan?" - Jay Leno

"Removing Saddam Hussein was the right decision early in my presidency, it is the right decision now, and it will be the right decision ever." - George W Bush

"Our intelligence officials estimate that Saddam Hussein had the materials to produce as much as 500 tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent." - George W Bush

"Appeasement does not work. As was the case in the 1930s, we see in Saddam Hussein an aggressive dictator threatening his neighbors." - George H W Bush

"Saddam Hussein is not the only deranged dictator who is willing to deprive his people in order to acquire weapons of mass destruction." - Jim Jeffords

"He (Saddam Hussein) has not developed any significant capability with respect to weapons of mass destruction. He is unable to project conventional power against his neighbours." - Colin Powell

"It was known in the mid 90s already that Saddam Hussein was a dangerous tyrant that he had already launched aggressions against Iran, he had invaded Kuwait." - Douglas J. Feith

"I want him [Saddam Hussein]. I want - I want justice. There is an old poster seen out west. As I recall, it said, Wanted Dead or Alive." - George W Bush

"Saddam Hussein is dead, and Osama bin Laden is dead. If you're Moammar Gadhafi, living in exile is starting to sound really good." - Jay Leno

"The old SV (Socialist Left Party) were useful idiots for the communists in Moscow. Today's SV are useful idiots for Saddam Hussein." - Carl I. Hagen

"The Bush administration has apparently approved a plan to oust Saddam Hussein. I think that's President Bush's Father's Day gift to his Dad." - Jay Leno

"How could any responsible leader have ignored the Iraqi threat? If we had not acted, Saddam Hussein and his sons would still be in power." - Dick Cheney

"What we're hearing from everyone is that they understand that Saddam Hussein is a threat. They understand that he's been a threat for a long time." - Condoleezza Rice

"Saddam Hussein is dead, and Osama bin Laden is dead. If you're Moammar Gadhafi, living in exile is starting to sound really good." - Jay Leno

"I remember when the Egyptian ambassador to the United States stood in the Rose Garden and pledged Arab commitment to removing Saddam Hussein from Kuwait." - John Kasich

"What we need now is not just a regime change in Saddam Hussein and Iraq, but we need a regime change in the United States." - John F Kerry

"The possibility that Saddam Hussein will use his biological and chemical weapons to attack us, directly or in concert with terrorists, cannot be dismissed." - Sandy Berger

"The money from Iraqi oil will be yours - it will no longer be used by Saddam Hussein for his own benefit" - Tony Blair

"A strong foundation exists for immediate military action against Saddam Hussein and for a multilateral effort to rebuild Iraq after he is gone." - George P Shultz

"I think they got it wrong with Saddam Hussein. They thought he had the A-Bomb. Instead he had a bomb." - Jimmy Carr

"I regret the fact that Saddam [Hussein] didn't have weapons of mass destruction that we thought. I don't regret removing him from power." - George W Bush

"No matter how tough Iraq became, removing Saddam Hussein was the right thing to do for the sake of peace and for the 25 million people we liberated." - George W Bush

"In an odd way, we have really destroyed two of our strongest allies against the Islamists. Saddam Hussein, and we've probably fatally undermined Bashir al Assad in Syria." - Michael Scheuer

"You know why the French don't want to bomb Saddam Hussein? Because he hates America, he loves mistresses, and he wears a beret. He is French, people." - Conan O'Brien

"Who defines terrorists? Today's terrorist is tomorrow's friend. We were the ones that worked with Saddam Hussein. The United States worked with bin Laden." - Al Sharpton

"The White House was signaling that the threat posed by Saddam Hussein was of such urgency that it had priority over the crushing of al Qaeda." - Bob Graham

"[Even if the U.S. doesn't attack] Saddam Hussein is not going to survive. His regime is on the verge of implosion." - Christopher Hitchens

"It was an agreement between (former Iraqi president) Saddam (Hussein) and the shah of Iran (ousted in 1979) and not between Iraq and Iran." - Jalal Talabani

"Saddam Hussein was a horrible man, and I am pleased he is no longer running Iraq. But the war was wrong." - Ed Balls

"I hope the example of Saddam Hussein will give a lesson to leaders of other countries where human rights are not respected." - Shirin Ebadi

"It was known in the mid 90s already that Saddam Hussein was a dangerous tyrant that he had already launched aggressions against Iran, he had invaded Kuwait." - Douglas Feith

"I was an opponent of Saddam Hussein when the British and American governments and businessmen were selling him guns and gas." - George Galloway

"I don't think there was enough skepticism because I think most of us kind of believed that Saddam Hussein was building biological, chemical, and perhaps even, nuclear weapons." - Walter Isaacson

"I think it was right to remove Saddam Hussein. I think it was the right decision then and I still think it was right now." - David Cameron

"In the 1990s, we were certain that Saddam Hussein had a nuclear arsenal. In fact, his factories could barely make soap." - Fareed Zakaria

"I don't know if, at the end of the day, how brave Saddam Hussein would be if he were stripped of his bodyguards and everything else." - Richard Armitage

"Saddam Hussein has openly admitted to the rest of the world that he had weapons of mass destruction. He used those weapons to kill his own people." - Saxby Chambliss

"It was Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda who attacked the U.S. on September 11, 2001, not Saddam Hussein and Iraq." - Peter Defazio

"When Americans invade Iraq, Bush says, we will be greeted as liberators by the Iraqi people, proving that taking out Saddam Hussein was the right thing to do." - Howard Fineman

"Under Saddam Hussein, the nation of Iraq possessed and used chemical weapons against both their own Kurdish population and Iranian military forces." - Charles B Rangel

"My position is that it isn't government's job to mandate patriotism. To me, mandating a pledge of allegiance to a government is something Saddam Hussein would do." - Jesse Ventura

"Saddam Hussein didn't kill 3,100 people on Sept. 11. Osama bin Laden did, and as far as we know he's still alive." - William J Clinton

"I try to read everything that I can about myself because Saddam Hussein didn't read his reviews and he thought he was winning!" - James Blunt

"I just think everything we do has an unintended consequence. We take out Saddam Hussein in Iraq, and Iraq was the check against Iran." - Gary Johnson

"The Chavez-Obama pictures will join a postmodern photo array that includes Donald Rumsfeld gifting Saddam Hussein with spurs from President Reagan." - Christine Pelosi

"Someone once asked, 'What is the difference between me and Saddam Hussein?' The answer is, 'I have a conscience and he doesn't.'" - Norman Schwarzkopf

"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 happen to believe that the preemption school is correct, that the risks of allowing Saddam Hussein to acquire his weapons will only grow with time." - Charles Krauthammer

"We have defeated Saddam Hussein and Iraq. The good news is Iraq is ours, and the bad news is Iraq is ours." - David Letterman

"If we can kill Saddam, we should." - George Stephanopoulos

"Did you see those Iraqis making that pilgrimage slashing their foreheads with knives and whipping their backs with chains. See, when Saddam Hussein was around they weren't allowed to make that pilgrimage. If they tried that with Saddam Hussein, he would have slashed their foreheads with knives and whipped their backs with chains." - Jay Leno

"We went into Iraq because Saddam Hussein refused to account for his weapons of mass destruction, consistently violated UN resolutions and in a post-9/11 world no American president could afford to give Saddam Hussein the benefit of the doubt." - Peter King

"There's no telling what might have happened to our defense budget if Saddam Hussein hadn't invaded Kuwait that August and set everyone gearing up for World War II. Can we count on Saddam Hussein to come along every year and resolve our defense-policy debates? Given the history of the Middle East, it's possible." - P. J. O'Rourke

"There is no question that Iraq possesses biological and chemical weapons and that he [Saddam Hussein] seeks to acquire additional weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons. That is not in debate. I also agree with President Bush that Saddam Hussein is a threat to peace and must be disarmed, to quote President Bush directly." - Christopher Dodd

"Those who doubted whether Iraq or the world would be better off without Saddam Hussein, and those who believe today that we are not safer with his capture, don't have the judgment to be President, or the credibility to be elected President. No one can doubt or should doubt that we are safer - and Iraq is better - because Saddam Hussein is now behind bars." - John F Kerry

"Two weeks later they still have not been found. The question is, where is Saddam Hussein? Where are those weapons of mass destruction, if they were ever in existence? Is Saddam Hussein in a bunker sitting on cases containing weapons of mass destruction, preparing to blow the whole place up?" - Vladimir Putin

"We must recognize that there is no indication that Saddam Hussein has any intention of relenting. So we have an obligation of enormous consequence, an obligation to guarantee that Saddam Hussein cannot ignore the United Nations. He cannot be permitted to go unobserved and unimpeded toward his horrific objective of amassing a stockpile of weapons of mass destruction." - John F Kerry

"The Arabs are victims. You have Shia Arabs, under Arabization under Saddam Hussein, who were forcibly moved up there... You have Kurds who were displaced by these Arabs that were moved up there by Saddam Hussein. Kurds have been displaced from Kirkuk for hundreds of years." - Raymond T Odierno

"Let's be clear: Neither Secretary Powell or I opposed the notion of removing Saddam Hussein by force, but we wanted to avoid the war if we could. But if we couldn't, the notion of removing Saddam Hussein from the scene seemed eminently sensible, given that you had, what, 16 or so U.N. Security Council resolutions basically saying the same thing." - Richard Armitage

"We went into Iraq because Saddam Hussein refused to account for his weapons of mass destruction, consistently violated UN resolutions and in a post-9/11 world no American president could afford to give Saddam Hussein the benefit of the doubt." - Peter T King

"We've thrown out Saddam and Saddam, dead or alive, is finished in Iraq." - Paul Bremer

"The British government believes we must be resolved to disarming Saddam Hussein. It must be done before the terror weapons he possesses can be used by Saddam himself or by others with his blessing. We must steel ourselves to the consequences of that resolve and send a clear message to Saddam Hussein: You cannot win. You can only comply and disarm or be defeated. The choice is entirely yours." - Geoff Hoon

"You know what the reward is to capture Saddam. You don't even need to capture Saddam, just say where he is. It's $25 million. This is what I love about our priorities. We spend $25 million trying to get rid of Saddam Hussein. The Republicans spend $50 million trying to get rid of Gray Davis. It doesn't seem quite right." - Jay Leno

"I'm named Barack Hussein Obama. I'm African-American." - Barack Obama

"Lying is forbidden in Iraq. President Saddam Hussein will tolerate nothing but truthfulness as he is a man of great honour and integrity. Everyone is encouraged to speak freely of the truths evidenced in their eyes and hearts." - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"The purpose of the UN mechanism, this inspection mechanism, is not to engage in a cat and mouse game with Saddam Hussein and try to find weapons that the Iraqi government is working on concealing." - Douglas J. Feith



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