Quotes and Sayings about Osama bin laden



"In 1995, sanctions led Sudan to cut its ties with terrorists and expel Osama bin Laden."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Osama bin laden)

"Presidents with strong nerves are decisive. They don't balk at unpopular decisions. They are willing to make people angry. Bush had strong nerves. Clinton, who passed up a chance to eliminate Osama bin Laden, did not. Obama is a people pleaser, a trait not normally associated with nerves of steel."
- Fred Barnes
(Related: People, Chance, Decisions, Nerves, Osama bin laden)

"Osama bin Laden's own words stated he has a war against the United States. He declared that American civilians should be considered as combatants."
- Cofer Black
(Related: War, American, Osama bin laden, states, United, Words)

"I think the real target of al-Qaeda is Saudi Arabia by the way. They hate us and we're a vehicle to get at Saudi Arabia. I think Osama bin Laden really wants to topple that regime and have his people move in, but that's a whole other story."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: People, Hate, Osama bin laden)

"As president of the United States, my top priority will be to keep America safe. We're going to go after the terrorist networks. We're going to go after Osama bin Laden. We are not going to live in fear in this country."
- Wesley Clark
(Related: Fear, America, Country, Osama bin laden, President, states, United, Will)

"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
(Related: People, Osama bin laden)

"It was Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda who attacked the U.S. on September 11, 2001, not Saddam Hussein and Iraq."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Iraq, Osama bin laden)

"But I will say this: In my humble opinion, knowing nothing about it, I do believe that they have remote viewers working on where Osama Bin Laden is. I absolutely, 100%, convinced of that."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Nothing, Opinion, Osama bin laden, Will)

"But here too it should be noted that the President's approach was to first ask the repressive and brutal Taliban to surrender Osama bin Laden to us, and only after that government refused to do that did we invade."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Government, First, Osama bin laden, President, Surrender)

"Osama bin Laden, the person, more likely serves the function of a stand-in. Compare the new terrorists with partisans or conventional terrorists in Israel. These people often fight in a decentralized manner in small, autonomous units, too."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: People, Fight, Israel, Osama bin laden)

"Let's deal with reality. The reality is that we will be reading Miranda rights to the corpse of Osama bin Laden. He will never appear in an American courtroom."
- Eric Holder
(Related: American, Rights, Osama bin laden, Reading, Reality, Will)

"The reality is that we will be reading Miranda rights to the corpse of Osama bin Laden. He will never appear in an American courtroom. That's the reality. He will be killed by us, or he will be killed by his own people so he's not captured by us. We know that."
- Eric Holder
(Related: People, American, Rights, Osama bin laden, Reading, Reality, Will)

"As we have all said, we understand that electronic surveillance is a vital tool in the war on terror. We all want to know when Osama bin Laden is calling: when he is calling, who he is calling, and what he is saying."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: War, Osama bin laden, Saying, Terror, Want)

"This body, the United States Congress, was united, Republicans and Democrats alike, in taking that action, toppling the Taliban government, and working to try and root out al Qaeda and find Osama bin Laden."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: Government, Action, Body, Congress, Democrats, Osama bin laden, Republicans, states, United)

"Let me say what I actually believe. I believe that 9/11 was a conspiracy, by Al Qaeda, and Osama Bin Laden, and no one else trying to hurt America."
- Van Jones
(Related: America, Hurt, Osama bin laden, Trying)

"I support any Muslims, whether here or abroad."
- Osama bin Laden
(Related: Support)

"I'm fighting so I can die a martyr and go to heaven to meet God. Our fight now is against the Americans."
- Osama bin Laden
(Related: God, Americans, Fight, Fighting, Heaven, Martyr, Now)

"This resemblance became clear in the Bush the father's visits to the region. He wound up being impressed by the royal and military regimes and envied them for staying decades in their positions and embezzling the nation's money with no supervision."
- Osama bin Laden
(Related: Money, Father, Being, Military, Nation)

"We did not find it difficult to deal with Bush and his administration, because it is similar to regimes in our countries - both types include many who are full of arrogance and greed."
- Osama bin Laden
(Related: Arrogance, Countries, Greed)

"We have repeatedly issued warnings, over a number of years. Following these warnings and these calls, anti-American explosions took place in a number of Islamic countries."
- Osama bin Laden
(Related: Countries, Years)

"I have sworn to only live free. Even if I find bitter the taste of death, I don't want to die humiliated or deceived."
- Osama bin Laden
(Related: Death, Taste, Want)

"Your security is not in the hands of Kerry, Bush or al-Qaida. Your security is in your own hands."
- Osama bin Laden
(Related: Security)

"We do not mind establishing a long-term truce between us and you."
- Osama bin Laden
(Related: Mind)

"We treat them in the same way. Those who kill our women and innocent, we kill their women and innocent, until they refrain."
- Osama bin Laden
(Related: Women)

"We love death. The U.S. loves life. That is the difference between us two."
- Osama bin Laden
(Related: Love, Death, Life, Difference)

"Bush the father did well in placing his sons as governors and did not forget to pass on the expertise in fraud from the leaders of the region to Florida to use it in critical moments."
- Osama bin Laden
(Related: Father, Expertise, Forget, Fraud, Leaders, Moments, Sons)

"Even as you enter the fourth year after the Sept. 11 attacks, Bush is still misleading and deluding you and hiding the real reason from you."
- Osama bin Laden
(Related: Misleading, Reason)

"Al Jazeera aired a new tape of Osama bin Laden. It was the usual stuff, he called Bush evil, the Great Satan, called him a war monger. Basically, the same thing you heard at last night's Democratic debate."
- Jay Leno
(Related: War, Debate, Evil, Night, Osama bin laden, Satan)

"I would like to see us find Osama Bin Laden, but let's say we did capture him. Let's say we did kill him. How much good would that do? There's still thousands of people behind him. It's this huge thing."
- Alex D. Linz
(Related: People, Osama bin laden)

"On the subject of Osama bin Laden... we will track him down. We will capture him. We will bring him to justice, and I will follow him to the gates of hell."
- John McCain
(Related: Hell, Justice, Osama bin laden, Will)

"According to Richard Clarke, the former White House counterterrorism chief, Bush was so obsessed with Iraq that he failed to take action against Osama Bin Laden despite repeated warnings from his intelligence experts."
- Ferdinand Mount
(Related: Intelligence, Action, Experts, Iraq, Osama bin laden)

"If there is one Osama bin Laden now, there will be 100 bin Ladens afterwards."
- Hosni Mubarak
(Related: Now, Osama bin laden, Will)

"I don't think that the war serves U.S. interests. I think Osama bin Laden's interests and the Iranian interests are very much served by it, and it's becoming a huge drain on our resources both material and political."
- William Odom
(Related: War, Osama bin laden)

"It was, however, in the interest of Osama bin Laden for us to destroy a secular Arab leader; it was very much in the interest of the Iranians because they wanted revenge against Saddam Hussein for Iraq's invasion in 1980."
- William Odom
(Related: Leader, Interest, Iraq, Osama bin laden, Revenge)

"Since the end of the Cold War, Soviet aggression had been replaced by a number of particularly venomous threats, from Timothy McVeigh to Osama bin Laden."
- Barbara Olson
(Related: War, Aggression, End, Osama bin laden)

"On a day when Osama bin Laden again threatened the United States and our allies, it is disturbing to realize that John Kerry neither recognizes nor understands the murderous ideology of our enemies and the threat they pose to our nation."
- Marc Racicot
(Related: Day, Enemies, Ideology, Nation, Osama bin laden, states, United)

"This is a global effort we're going to have to lead to overcome this jihadist effort. It's more than Osama bin Laden. But he is going to pay, and he will die."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Effort, Osama bin laden, Will)

"The world is lousy with Arab princes. And if we could have got Osama bin Laden, and saved at some point down the road 3,000 American lives, a few less Arab princes would have been OK in my book."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: American, Osama bin laden, Road, World)

"Saudi Arabia was, until just a few years ago, probably one of the most safe countries on earth. And now the paper is daily full of activities and shootouts between Islamists who supported Osama bin Laden and the government there."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: Government, Countries, Earth, Now, Osama bin laden, Years)

"No one should be surprised when Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda detonate a weapon of mass destruction in the United States. I don't believe in inevitability. But I think it's pretty close to being inevitable."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: Being, Destruction, Osama bin laden, Pretty, states, United)

"I'm much better informed than Mr. Clarke ever was about the nature of the intelligence that was available again Osama bin Laden and which was consistently denigrated by himself and Mr. Tenet."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: Intelligence, Nature, Osama bin laden)

"Osama bin Laden is going after us to get us out of the region, so he can deal with the regimes that he sees in the region, or replace them with purists."
- Brent Scowcroft
(Related: Osama bin laden)

"Punishing abuse in Iraq should not return the U.S. to Sept. 10, 2001, in the way it fights al Qaeda, while Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants remain at large and continue to plan attacks."
- John Yoo
(Related: Abuse, Iraq, Osama bin laden)