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

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

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

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

"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

"The issue is that [Saddam] has chemical weapons." - Dick Cheney

"Saddam Hussein's regime is a gray and gathering danger." - 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

"US worse off than before Saddam because US lost credibility." - Joe Biden

"Historic justice has been done by killing Saddam." - Shimon Peres

"We foolishly did not realize Saddam was stupid." - April Glaspie

"Saddam was a bastard, but he was our bastard." - Phil Donahue

"The capture of Saddam has not made America safer." - Howard Dean

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

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

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

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

"Saddam was tranquillised when captured ... He would be a lion even when caged. Every honest person who knows Saddam knows that he is firm and powerful." - Raghad Hussein

"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 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

"The U.S. presence and American missteps made ethnic violence in Iraq far worse than it would have been otherwise after Saddam Saddam Hussein's fall." - Richard Engel

"Today we slaughtered them in the airport. They are out of Saddam International Airport" - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"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

"Once we destroyed the Saddam regime, we knew there was going to be a civil war." - William Eldridge Odom

"[Saddam] built up a massive war machine while neglecting the basic needs of his own people." - George W Bush

"Support for Saddam, including within his military organization, will collapse after the first whiff of gunpowder." - Richard Perle

"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

"There are extensive contacts between Saddam Hussein's government and al Qaeda." - Joe Lieberman

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

"Saddam is a war criminal and there are no two people who can argue over this." - Muqtada Al Sadr

"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

"Within a week, or a month, Saddam could give his WMD to al-Qaeda." - Donald Rumsfeld

"I believe Saddam Hussein's strategic objective was, and remains, to assert dominance over the Gulf region." - Sandy Berger

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

"The world is a better place with Saddam in prison not in power." - Tony Blair

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

"Saddam was a threat, that the threat had to be dealt with." - Tony Blair

"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

"Once we destroyed the Saddam regime, we knew there was going to be a civil war." - William Odom

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

"[removing Saddam] "would start a chain reaction in the Arab world that would be very healthy" - William Kristol

"the judge in the Saddam trial appears to be wearing comedy specs and moustache." - Eddie Mair

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

"We are safer, the region is safer, the world is safer without Saddam." - Iyad Allawi

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

"I did more than anyone else in persuading the U.S. to get rid of Saddam." - Ahmed Chalabi

"The mistake that was made was, of course, leaving Saddam in charge of affairs over there." - John Dingell

"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

"The Iraqi people are suffering just as if they were still under Saddam." - Muqtada Al Sadr

"Saddam has committed many crimes against humanity and against his own people." - Tom Cruise

"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

"Saddam is a familiar dictatorial aggressor, with traditional goals for his aggression." - Brent Scowcroft

"The absence of Saddam is a huge weight off the Arab world." - Paul Wolfowitz

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"Maybe in fact it was better to have Saddam in there. Maybe Saddam, as bad as he was-was not the worst we could get. Maybe chaos was the worst we could get. That's the truth." - Tucker Carlson

"After they killed Uday and Qusay, the focus centered on Saddam: Find him, kill him, capture him, whatever it takes. To me, it was a false sense of security: If we get Saddam, we're going to win this war." - Janis Karpinski

"Just because we're rid of Saddam and the evil Batthists doesn't mean the occupation is a good thing. Our salvation from Saddam was only with the grace of God." - Muqtada Al Sadr

"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

"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

"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

"The big debate right now is if Saddam is alive or dead. He's dead, then he's alive, then dead, then alive. It's just confusing. Today they showed videotape, and Saddam was speaking at his own funeral." - David Letterman

"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

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

"Saddam Hussein's soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a lesson which will not be forgotten by history. Truly." - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"The problem was to get judges who were not afraid to prosecute Saddam despite intimidation and threats." - Hoshyar Zebari

"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

"We must stop Saddam from ever again jeopardizing the stability and security of his neighbors with weapons of mass destruction." - Madeleine Albright

"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

"Saddam Hussein's trial would not be public since he could name countries and persons whom he gave money." - Ayad Allawi

"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

"Every Iraqi would I know would rather have Saddam back... I mean like... that does not even take rocket science." - Jodie Evans

"Abu Ghraib, as bad as it was, can't be compared to what Saddam was doing to people." - Bruce Cockburn

"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

"There's a direct correlation, we've found, between the demonization of Saddam, and violent acts against Arab-Americans in this country." - James Abourezk

"He (Saddam) had this huge war going on, and you have to act firmly when you have an assassination attempt." - Ramsey Clark

"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

"When Karim and his group heard about Saddam coming, they wanted to kill him, but fate had other ideas." - Saadi

"Saddam Hussein's trial would not be public since he could name countries and persons whom he gave money." - Iyad Allawi

"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

"In Iraq during the days of Saddam, I had a government minder who followed me everywhere, reported on my activities." - Janine Di Giovanni

"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

"I may find Saddam Hussein's regime abhorrent - any normal person would - but the survival of it is in his hands." - Tony Blair

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

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

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

"But there is scant evidence to tie Saddam to terrorist organizations, and even less to the Sept. 11 attacks." - Brent Scowcroft

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

"For all who love freedom and peace, the world without Saddam Hussein's regime is a better and safer place." - George W Bush

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

"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

"In searching for a rationale to go to war, Bush settled on the notion of Saddam as an incarnation of evil, basically, and convinced himself that Saddam was fundamentally Adolf Hitler reborn. I think his feelings towards Saddam were in fact quite genuine and quite legitimately hostile. He was not play acting." - Rick Atkinson

"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 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

"The question in my mind is how many additional American casualties is Saddam worth? And the answer is not very damned many." - Dick Cheney

"We have crushed the whole force which dared to venture there. They were on the runway at Saddam International Airport. That force was crushed" - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"They are still trying to bomb with artillery and rocket-propelled grenades to hit the Republican Guard who are controlling Saddam International Airport." - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"The French announced today that they would not help us remove Saddam from Iraq. Well Duh! They didn't even help us remove Hitler from France." - Jay Leno

"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

"We made them drink poison last night and Saddam Hussein's soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a lesson which will not be forgotten by history. Truly." - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"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

"US special forces are closing in on Saddam Hussain but they're afraid to go in. He's hiding out in Tony Martin's farmhouse." - Patrick Kielty

"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

"There was plenty of evidence that Saddam had nuclear weapons, by the way. That is not in dispute. There is plenty of evidence of that." - Christopher Dodd

"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



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