Quotes and Sayings about Troops



"American troops have not only occupied Ulster but are arriving in increasing numbers in England."
- John Amery
(Related: American, England, Numbers, Troops)

"Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on peace keeping missions abroad because they probably need their armies to intimidate their own populations."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Peace, African, Leaders, Troops)

"So one important lesson of Vietnam is, the first casualty of an unwise and unjust war are the American troops called on to fight it. Their service should be honored."
- Paul Begala
(Related: War, American, Fight, First, Service, Troops, Vietnam)

"We take our international responsibilities very seriously and will not withdraw our troops from Iraq... Otherwise, the victims of terror in Madrid will have died in vain."
- Marek Belka
(Related: Iraq, Terror, Troops, Victims, Will)

"No one ever said that fighting the war against terrorism and defending our homeland would be easy. So let's support our troops, law enforcement workers, and our mission to keep our nation and our children safe in the days and years to come."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: War, Children, Fighting, Law, Mission, Nation, Support, Terrorism, Troops, Workers, Years)

"Before the trip began we mapped out three primary goals: 1) to see and meet with our American troops, and thank them for their bravery and sacrifice; 2) to assess the security situation in Iraq; and 3) to give our support to Iraq's national unity government."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, Sacrifice, American, Bravery, Iraq, Security, Support, Troops, Unity)

"Abroad, our most important policy is to support our troops and continue forward-thinking foreign policy in the war on terror - keeping our enemies on the run and hitting them before they hit us."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: War, Policy, Enemies, Foreign policy, Support, Terror, Troops)

"For the sake of the troops, for the love of the troops, we must not add yet another casualty to this war. We must not let truth be a casualty of this war."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Love, War, Truth, Troops)

"In Rwanda that genocide happened because the international community and the Security Council refused to give, again, another 5000 troops which would have cost, I don't know, maybe fifty, a hundred, million dollars."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Community, Genocide, Security, Troops)

"A country grows in history not only because of the heroism of its troops on the field of battle, it grows also when it turns to justice and to right for the conservation of its interests."
- Aristide Briand
(Related: History, Battle, Conservation, Country, Heroism, Justice, Right, Troops)

"We must support initiatives that provide clear, concrete measures and milestones that our troops need for defeating the insurgency, building up Iraqi security forces, and handing over Iraq to the Iraqi people."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: People, Building, Iraq, Security, Support, Troops)

"It is past time for Republican leadership to answer for record deficits and reckless spending, both in Iraq and in the U.S. It's time for a plan to bring our troops home."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Home, Leadership, Time, Iraq, Past, Republican, Troops)

"If I have any choice I would prefer Western Troops."
- John Buford
(Related: Choice, Troops)

"Wherever we halted we were surrounded by wandering troops of Bedouins."
- Richard Francis Burton
(Related: Troops)

"I sent American troops to Iraq to make its people free, not to make them American. Iraqis will write their own history and find their own way."
- George W. Bush
(Related: History, People, American, Iraq, Troops, Will)

"I also know that there are a lot of people around the United States who want my husband to win and who are for him and who support our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. And I feel good about those people, too."
- Laura Bush
(Related: HusbPeople, Afghanistan, Iraq, states, Support, Troops, United, Want)

"We owe our troops more than rhetoric; we owe them a real plan. The Administration has yet to put forward a strategy for achieving stability in Iraq, ending the conflict, and handing over sovereignty to the people of Iraq and the new Iraqi government."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Government, People, Strategy, Conflict, Ending, Iraq, Rhetoric, Stability, Troops)

"We must remain steadfast in our commitment to our troops, and to those fighting for a free and democratic Iraq because freedom makes our country and the world a safer place."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Commitment, Country, Fighting, Freedom, Iraq, Troops, World)

"It was helpful to have the American troops there in great strength. They knew there'd be consequences if they didn't move back. Now, there has been some removal of the foreign forces."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Strength, American, Consequences, Now, Troops)

"No matter how many troops we have in place or how long they stay, we cannot impose a parliamentary democracy there any more than the insurgents can impose a theocracy."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Democracy, Troops)

"Conventional wisdom holds that setting a timetable for getting American troops out of Iraq would be a mistake."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Wisdom, Mistake, American, Iraq, Troops)

"Our top priority is our troops, who are making the extraordinary effort to fulfill the mission they have been given. Democrats will work with this Administration to better define that mission and a realistic expectation of success in Iraq."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Success, Work, Democrats, Effort, Expectation, Iraq, Mission, Troops, Will)

"Tonight, I concurred with President Bush when he stated that the decisions on future involvement of U.S. troops in Iraq should be left to the Pentagon and not politicians in Washington."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Decisions, Future, Iraq, Politicians, President, Troops, Washington)

"I agree with the President that second-guessing is not a strategy, but at the same time, I want to continue the dialogue that ultimately will lead to bringing all of our troops home."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Home, Time, Strategy, President, Troops, Want, Will)

"I think in national security, the war in Iraq is troublesome and a difficult challenge, but our troops and the military leaders we have are managing that situation, although it continues to be very risky and very dangerous."
- Thad Cochran
(Related: War, Challenge, Iraq, Leaders, Military, National security, Troops)

"The American taxpayers should not have to send one more penny on the Administration's Iraq misadventure. Let's give our troops the supplies they need to get out of Iraq safely. Let's bring our troops home."
- John Conyers
(Related: Home, American, Iraq, Troops)

"I am a Korean War veteran. I support our troops as much as anyone in this body, but I do so by advocating redeployment out of Iraq as soon as it can be safely done."
- John Conyers
(Related: War, Body, Iraq, Support, Troops)

"The presence of American troops is fueling the insurgency in Iraq, as acknowledged by General Casey and numerous other experts, and is helping terrorist recruiters build their numbers across the globe."
- John Conyers
(Related: American, Experts, Iraq, Numbers, Troops)

"Make no mistake, our troops will be in Afghanistan and Iraq for a long time."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Time, Mistake, Afghanistan, Iraq, Troops, Will)

"Gandhi has more recently recognized the need for continuance of British, American and Chinese efforts in India and has suggested that these troops might remain by agreement with some new Indian Government."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Government, Agreement, American, Troops)

"It has been my aim throughout present operations to afford the greatest amount of protection to life and property interests, and troops have been stationed accordingly."
- George Crook
(Related: Life, Present, Property, Protection, Troops)

"Besides if people really want to support the troops they would vote democrat."
- David Cross
(Related: People, Support, Troops, Vote, Want)

"I'm going to vote in support of the president of the United States in keeping the troops in Iraq until the president and our military is convinced that the mission is complete."
- John Culberson
(Related: Iraq, Military, Mission, President, states, Support, Troops, United, Vote)

"Second, the resolution contains the blatantly false assertion that negotiating a timeline for bringing U.S. troops home with the Iraqi government undermines U.S. national security. Such a statement shows a misunderstanding of the enemy we face in Iraq."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Government, Home, Enemy, Iraq, National security, Resolution, Troops)

"In addition to a timeline, I have proposed that U.S. troops be removed from front line combat positions in Iraqi cities and towns, turning over daily security patrols, interactions with citizens, and any offensive security actions to the Iraqis themselves."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Actions, Cities, Security, Troops)

"A timeline for bringing U.S. troops home that is negotiated with the Iraqi government would also boost the Iraqi government's legitimacy and claim to self-rule, and force the Iraqi government to take responsibility for itself and its citizens."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Government, Home, Force, Responsibility, Self, Troops)

"Similarly, establishing a firm timeline for bringing our troops home could accelerate the development of Iraqi security forces and deepen their commitment to defending their own country and their own government."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Government, Home, Development, Commitment, Country, Security, Troops)

"I believe that the issue of mental health services for our troops deploying or returning from combat is one that demands the attention of this body, if only for a few minutes today."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Health, Attention, Body, Mental health, Today, Troops)

"1 month ago the American people stopped to remember the third anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war. We thought first and foremost of the selflessness, patriotism and heroism by our troops, our National Guard and Reserves."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Patriotism, War, Thought, People, American, Beginning, First, Heroism, Iraq, Troops)

"Native Americans had only stone and wooden weapons and no animals that could be ridden. Those military advantages repeatedly enabled troops of a few dozen mounted Spaniards to defeat Indian armies numbering in the thousands."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Americans, Animals, Defeat, Military, Native Americans, Troops, Weapons)

"Our military should spare no expense to ensure the safety of our troops, particularly as they confront a hostile insurgency and roadside bombs throughout Iraq."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Bombs, Iraq, Military, Safety, Troops)

"At the beginning, Lincoln was so inexperienced he had reverence for military expertise, not realizing that there wasn't any military expertise, that the most anybody had commanded up to that point had been somebody, some troops in the Mexican War, and it had been years ago."
- David Herbert Donald
(Related: War, Beginning, Expertise, Military, Troops, Years)

"This resolution is further proof that Congress stands firmly behind our troops and remains resolved to pursue those responsible for the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, until they are discovered, detained, and punished."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Congress, Proof, Resolution, Troops)

"We don't mind that we still have troops in Germany, or that we still have troops in Japan or Korea. But they are not in danger, and we know that they are in danger in Iraq."
- Thelma Drake
(Related: Danger, Germany, Iraq, Mind, Troops)

"I deplore the need or the use of troops anywhere to get American citizens to obey the orders of constituted courts."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: American, Troops)

"Once brave politicians and others explain the war on drugs' true cost, the American people will scream for a cease-fire. Bring the troops home, people will urge. Treat drugs as a health problem, not as a matter for the criminal justice system."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Health, War, Home, People, American, Drugs, Justice, Politicians, Troops, Will)

"The only plan the Administration seems to have for winning the war is that there is no plan and no schedule for our troops to come home and get out of harm's way."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Home, War, Winning, Harm, Troops)

"Senator Kerry voted to undermine the troops in the field, and that is not only inexcusable, it is reprehensible."
- John Ensign
(Related: Troops)

"Praying can make a difference, and it is up to all of us to try that, with faith, and see if it will not support these admirable troops, their spouses, and their families."
- Michael Enzi
(Related: Faith, Difference, Support, Troops, Will)

"Actually, as that first association continued, we got a little more legitimate. In those days, they asked Boy Scout troops to act as ushers during the football games. So we signed up and I went to many games in full Boy Scout uniform as an usher."
- Daniel J. Evans
(Related: Act, First, Football, Games, Troops)

"We will not send troops. Germany is not committed to Iraq - we will not commit ourselves with troops."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: Germany, Iraq, Troops, Will)

"Our troops are committed to bringing security to Iraq while its government matures. American forces will continue to accomplish their mission with caution, precision and honor with the thanks of a grateful nation."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Government, American, Caution, Honor, Iraq, Mission, Nation, Security, Troops, Will)

"If you hear, day after day, liberals are rooting against armed forces, that is eventually going to have an effect on soldiers and troops who are actually going to believe that and it's wrong. It's just wrong."
- Al Franken
(Related: Day, Effect, Liberals, Soldiers, Troops, Wrong)

"We got involved in the Rwanda peace process for the simple reason that there was a decision which was taken by the Security Council, because the troops were in Uganda, and we decided to have a military presence."
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: Peace, Decision, Military, Reason, Security, Troops)

"The real problem was not the troops; the real problem was that only the United States had the infrastructure to do the transport of troops with big planes, and then who will pay?"
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: states, Troops, United, Will)

"In Yugoslavia, I'd asked for additional forces too. I even went to meet the French prime minister, and I proposed additional forces... Nobody wanted to send troops."
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: Troops)

"We need to thank all of our troops, and particularly those for whom we can never express enough gratitude for they have given their lives so that all of us may be free and that our democracy can be a shining light for the rest of the world."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Gratitude, Democracy, Light, May, Rest, Troops, World)

"The Bush administration works closely with a network of rapid response digital brownshirts who work to pressure reporters and their editors for 'undermining support for our troops.'"
- Al Gore
(Related: Work, Editors, Network, Pressure, Support, Troops)

"I don't run democracy. I train troops to defend democracy and I happen to be their surrogate father and mother as well as their commanding general."
- Alfred M. Gray
(Related: Mother, Father, Democracy, Troops)

"While this debate today is a belated effort to inform the American people, it is nevertheless an empty gesture. It is time to admit our mistake in Iraq and begin to bring our troops home with honor."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Home, Time, Mistake, People, American, Debate, Effort, Honor, Iraq, Today, Troops)

"We in this Congress have a choice. The American people have a right to exercise a choice on this issue, as to whether our men and women will continue to fight and die in a war based on deception and fantasy, or to start bringing the troops home."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Home, Men, War, Women, People, American, Choice, Congress, Deception, Exercise, Fantasy, Fight, Right, Troops, Will)

"Bringing the troops home is necessary not just for the future of Iraq, but also for the people of the United States. We must stop the hemorrhaging of tax dollars that could go to meet our Nation's vital domestic needs."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Home, People, Future, Tax, Iraq, Nation, Needs, states, Troops, United)

"Whenever in future wars the battle is fought, armored troops will play the decisive role."
- Heinz Guderian
(Related: Battle, Future, Play, Troops, Will)

"That's what supporting the troops is really all about - making sure American grunts get the right stuff!"
- David Hackworth
(Related: American, Right, Troops)

"Our generals talk a good game about taking care of their grunts, and the majority of our Beltway politicians bay with moralistic fervor about how they, too, support the troops."
- David Hackworth
(Related: Care, Majority, Politicians, Support, Talk, Troops)

"That U.N. Security Council resolution requires getting Syrian troops and intelligence officials out of Lebanon so that the Lebanese can have elections here this spring that are free and fair and free of outside influence."
- Stephen Hadley
(Related: Intelligence, Elections, Influence, Resolution, Security, Spring, Troops)

"I was never Vice Chair of the Troops Out Movement."
- Peter Hain
(Related: Troops, Vice)

"It's a tough time my friends. We need to make sacrifices to ensure our troops have the tools they need in order to get the job done. This budget will help us win the War on Terror."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Time, War, Friends, Help, Job, Order, Terror, Tools, Troops, Will)

"We know over very national survival is at stake; and we believe that we should support our troops, yes, and work for an outcome that results in victory."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Work, Survival, Victory, Results, Support, Troops)

"To send our troops, our ships, our planes to this war is ridiculous."
- John Hewson
(Related: War, Ships, Troops)

"We need to spend more money to insure that our troops are properly equipped."
- Brian Higgins
(Related: Money, Troops)

"However, the fact that the tanks had now been raised to such a pitch of technical perfection that they could cross our undamaged trenches and obstacles did not fail to have a marked effect on our troops."
- Paul von Hindenburg
(Related: Effect, Fact, Now, Obstacles, Perfection, Troops)

"But it cannot follow that because weapons and troops are now being deployed we are bound to go to war."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: War, Being, Now, Troops, Weapons)

"I think it's been the topic of conversation for every one... If the U.S. is hit again, how are we going to handle it? Our troops are all over the place."
- Holly Johnson
(Related: Conversation, Troops)

"So such an American troops presence in Korea in the South and Japan, total some 100,000 should stay there forever, even after unification of Korean peninsula."
- Kim Dae Jung
(Related: American, Troops)

"Military troops were withdrawn from Chechnya on Dec. 31, 1996."
- Akhmad Kadyrov
(Related: Military, Troops)

"The troops are therefore empowered and are in duty bound in this war to use without mitigation even against women and children any means that will lead to success."
- Wilhelm Keitel
(Related: Success, War, Women, Children, Duty, Troops, Will)

"You know, I'm pro-troops, but I'm not pro-war."
- Toby Keith
"However one feels about the war in Iraq, realize that our troops deserve our support 100 percent."
- Ric Keller
(Related: War, Iraq, Support, Troops)

"We want to support our troops because they didn't make the decision to go there... but I don't think it should be open-ended. We ought to have a benchmark where the administration has to come back and give us a report."
- Edward Kennedy
(Related: Decision, Open, Support, Troops, Want)

"The United States armed forces and coalition troops deserve recognition and support for their work to remove Saddam Hussein from power, and ensure the safety and security of the American people, civilians abroad, and the people of Iraq."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Work, Power, People, American, Iraq, Safety, Security, states, Support, Troops, United)

"Although the troops have struck us, we throw it all behind and are glad to meet you in peace and friendship."
- Black Kettle
(Related: Friendship, Peace, Troops)

"The Hungarian ministry begged the king earnestly to issue orders to all troops and commanders of fortresses in Hungary, enjoining fidelity to the Constitution, and obedience to the ministers of Hungary."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Commanders, Constitution, Fidelity, Obedience, Troops)

"I believe sincerely that we should bring in U.N. peacekeepers and bring our troops home."
- Dennis Kucinich
(Related: Home, Troops)

"Once the troops move into Cambodia, the colleges and universities of this country were on the verge of civil war. Many closed down. The students were up in arms. And it looked very much like there were going to be real problems in this country."
- William Kunstler
(Related: War, Country, Problems, Students, Troops)

"By the mid-sixties, the United States had poured more than half a million troops into South Vietnam."
- Nguyen Cao Ky
(Related: states, Troops, United, Vietnam)

"Our neighbor Canada has 2,200 troops serving in Afghanistan. Canada has also assumed responsibility for the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar, which was originally established by our own military."
- Tom Lantos
(Related: Afghanistan, Canada, Military, Responsibility, Troops)

"I've been giving free money seminars for the troops at Walter Reed Hospital and one of the Iraqi War Vets realized that the military wouldn't pay for the dental work he needed."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: Money, War, Work, Giving, Military, Troops)

"We must have black troops, and a limitless number of them too - paid and treated like their white brothers."
- Benjamin Lincoln
(Related: Brothers, Troops)

"General Pickett, finding the battle broken while the enemy was still reinforcing, called the troops off."
- James Longstreet
(Related: Battle, Enemy, Troops)

"Before my troops reached the little city, and before the people of Fredericksburg knew that any part of the Confederate army was near, there was great excitement over the demand for surrender."
- James Longstreet
(Related: People, Army, Excitement, Surrender, Troops)

"Bad as was being shot by some of our own troops in the battle of the Wilderness, - that was an honest mistake, one of the accidents of war, - being shot at, since the war, by many officers, was worse."
- James Longstreet
(Related: War, Mistake, Accidents, Battle, Being, Troops, Wilderness)

"A little before noon I sent orders to all my batteries to open fire through the streets or at any points where the troops were seen about the city, as a diversion in favor of Jackson."
- James Longstreet
(Related: Fire, Open, Troops)

"It's very unlikely that we're going to send more troops to Iraq. We are going to have to train the Iraqis faster and harder."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: Iraq, Troops)

"A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: Troops)

"Last year I traveled to the Middle East to visit with troops in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: Afghanistan, Iraq, Troops, Visit)

"Slogans rarely convince the unconvinced. However, they do rally the troops already on your side."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Troops)

"The new troops in Iraq need to be Iraqi troops."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: Iraq, Troops)

"When I read that the British army had landed thirty-two thousand troops - and I had realized, not very long before, that Philadelphia only had thirty thousand people in it - it practically lifted me out of my chair."
- David McCullough
(Related: People, Army, Troops)

"The study also included the disturbing revelation that most of the troops who reported having mental health problems also reported that they did not seek or did not receive care for their problems."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Health, Care, Mental health, Problems, Study, Troops)

"We are particularly interested in the mental health programs and policies that support our troops and their families before, during, and after deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Health, Afghanistan, Iraq, Mental health, Support, Troops)

"In the Armed Services Committee, we endeavored to put forth proposals that would help alleviate some of that stress, both for the troops and for their families."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Committee, Help, Stress, Troops)

"Forty-five percent of Iraqi citizens think it is morally okay to attack American troops."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: American, Troops)

"For three years now, our brave men and women in uniform have done everything their country has asked of them, yet President Bush still does not have a plan to win the peace in Iraq and bring our troops home."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Home, Men, Peace, Women, Country, Iraq, Now, President, Troops, Years)

"Americans simply ask for, not just Democrats in the House but also the Senate has asked the President for a clear plan as it relates to dealing with the issue of Iraq and our troops and making sure that we can bring families together in the very near future."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: Americans, Democrats, Future, Iraq, President, Senate, Troops)

"Do we want an Attorney General who will play politics with the law, play politics with the court and just play politics with international conventions designed to protect our troops? I do not want to play that kind of politics. I am going to vote against Alberto Gonzales."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: Politics, Court, Law, Play, Troops, Vote, Want, Will)

"The troops were occasionally occupied in pursuing scattered bands going north or south, and on three occasions the large camp of Sitting Bull ventured south of the Canadian border, and important expeditions were sent against them."
- Nelson A. Miles
(Related: Troops)

"Motivated more by partisan politics than by national security, today's Democratic leaders see America as an occupier, not a liberator. And nothing makes this Marine madder than someone calling American troops occupiers rather than liberators."
- Zell Miller
(Related: Politics, America, American, Leaders, National security, Nothing, Today, Troops)

"Feed the troops on victory."
- John Monash
(Related: Victory, Troops)

"As we continue to fight the war on terror, we express our gratitude to our troops whose valor over the last three years provided freedom to the Iraqis, while protecting our liberty here at home."
- Tim Murphy
(Related: Home, War, Gratitude, Fight, Freedom, Liberty, Terror, Troops, Valor, Years)

"It is not helpful to have those kind of comments come out when we've got troops in combat."
- Gen. Richard Myers
(Related: Troops)

"Supporting the troops has got to mean more than bumper stickers on pickup trucks, my friends. We need to give them what they need."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Friends, Troops)

"It's a sad day when the leaders of the free world engage in such deception and trickery. I voted against this unnecessary war and will continue to argue that the best way to support our troops is to bring them home."
- Major R. Owens
(Related: Home, War, Day, Deception, Leaders, Support, Troops, Will, World)

"Surrender your forces and give yourselves and your troops the opportunity to be a part of Iraq's future and not a part of Iraq's past."
- Peter Pace
(Related: Opportunity, Future, Iraq, Past, Surrender, Troops)

"An apology for the actions of some troops who, of course, are not representative of the majority of the armed forces here, I think that would have been useful and it would have helped to some extent."
- Adnan Pachachi
(Related: Actions, Apology, Majority, Troops)

"Although I voted against the initial resolution approving the war in Iraq, I have consistently voted to support our troops with much-needed armor and supplies."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: War, Iraq, Resolution, Support, Troops)

"I have never met anyone who did not support our troops. Sometimes, however, we hear accusations that someone or some group does not support the men and women serving in our Armed Forces. But this is pure demagoguery, and it is intellectually dishonest."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Men, Women, Accusations, Support, Troops)

"Cliches about supporting the troops are designed to distract from failed policies, policies promoted by powerful special interests that benefit from war, anything to steer the discussion away from the real reasons the war in Iraq will not end anytime soon."
- Ron Paul
(Related: War, Cliches, End, Iraq, Troops, Will)

"The Spanish troops returned and we could yet discover the grass beaten down in the direction which they went."
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: Direction, Troops)

"I was away from the front lines for a while this spring, living with other troops, and considerable fighting took place while I was gone. When I got ready to return to my old friends at the front I wondered if I would sense any change in them."
- Ernie Pyle
(Related: Change, Fighting, Friends, Living, Old, Sense, Spring, Troops)

"The problem is that the Iraqi people are facing atrocities from both sides - Zarqawi and also the American troops at times. The Zarqawi groups uses car bombs, the Americans use other bombs. You also know what they do in the prisons."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Car, People, American, Americans, Bombs, Troops)

"We have the Troops to Teachers program, which encourages retired military individuals to go into teaching."
- Ralph Regula
(Related: Military, Teachers, Teaching, Troops)

"Now that our troops are mired in a dangerous effort to defeat the insurgency and are also trying to help rebuild the country, Americans of all political persuasions simply want the United States to succeed and our troops to be as safe as possible."
- Harry Reid
(Related: Americans, Country, Defeat, Effort, Help, Now, states, Succeed, Troops, Trying, United, Want)

"A handful of men, inured to war, proceed to certain victory, while on the contrary, numerous armies of raw and undisciplined troops are but multitudes of men dragged to the slaughter."
- Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
(Related: Men, War, Victory, Troops)

"This is the year of Katrina and Iraq. How the war ends is more important than how it began. However you feel about the war, you have to be compassionate and loving towards our troops."
- Geraldo Rivera
(Related: War, Iraq, Troops)

"Well, if the NATO countries don't make more of their troops usable and don't get the equipment to get them fast where the action is, then the organisation will suffer and will increasingly become irrelevant."
- Lord Robertson
(Related: Action, Countries, Troops, Will)

"My mother was born in your state, Mr. Walter, and my mother was a Quaker, and my ancestors in the time of Washington baked bread for George Washington's troops when they crossed the Delaware, and my own father was a slave."
- Paul Robeson
(Related: Time, Mother, Father, State, Troops, Washington)

"Going out hanging out with the troops, and you know it's kind of all summed up in the TV show, I don't what else I can say about it. It's a great thing to do, something I'm definitely proud of."
- Kid Rock
(Related: Troops)

"One year after the United States led the invasion of Iraq, the country remains extremely dangerous not only to our troops, but also to the stability of the world."
- Jay Rockefeller
(Related: Country, Iraq, Stability, states, Troops, United, World)

"Most of all, our troops from Alabama said they appreciate the care packages from folks back home."
- Mike Rogers
(Related: Home, Care, Troops)

"Our military is doing everything it can to equip Iraq's forces so our troops can come home as soon as possible, but we cannot leave until the job is done."
- Mike Rogers
(Related: Home, Iraq, Job, Military, Troops)

"And, of course, in the Philippines there were so many thousands of Americans that were captured by the Japanese and held and who were rescued by Filipino Americans, or Filipinos I should say, and by U.S. troops near the close of the war."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: War, Americans, Troops)

"Anyone who has to fight, even with the most modern weapons, against an enemy in complete command of the air, fights like a savage against modern European troops, under the same handicaps and with the same chances of success."
- Erwin Rommel
(Related: Success, Enemy, Fight, Troops, Weapons)

"We will be drawing down some troops. If the president wants to try to turn that into the beginning of a success, he actually, I think, has some opportunity."
- Stuart Rothenberg
(Related: Success, Opportunity, Beginning, President, Troops, Will)

"Has there ever been a more revealing moment this year? Let me just put this in fairly simple terms: Al Jazeera now broadcasts the words of Senator Durbin to the Mideast, certainly putting our troops in greater danger. No more needs to be said about the motives of liberals."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Danger, Liberals, Motives, Needs, Now, Troops, Words)

"It is madness to attempt to hold. In the first place the troops cannot do it and in the second place if they do not retreat they will be destroyed. I repeat that this order be rescinded or that you find someone else."
- Gerd von Rundstedt
(Related: First, Madness, Order, Troops, Will)

"If was, increased by a lack of railways in Russia - for bringing up supplies to our advancing troops."
- Gerd von Rundstedt
(Related: Russia, Troops)

"As I said a moment ago, there is no higher priority in our budget, or certainly in the budgets of the past few years, than providing for what is needed for the protection and security of our country and support of our troops."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Budgets, Country, Past, Protection, Security, Support, Troops, Years)

"It shouldn't take an emergency for this Administration to deal with the health care needs of our nation's heroes. Funding the VA and our bringing our troops home safely should never be treated as an afterthought."
- John Salazar
(Related: Health, Home, Care, Heroes, Nation, Needs, Troops)

"How do you tell troops who volunteered to fight for our freedoms that the country they fought for won't take care of them when they come back? In the time of war our troops and their families are supposed to be our number one priority."
- John Salazar
(Related: Time, War, Care, Country, Fight, Troops)

"The blood and sweat shed by United States and United Nations troops proved to be the prime mover behind the realisation of freedom throughout the post-war period."
- Kim Y. Sam
(Related: Blood, Freedom, Nations, Post, states, Troops, United)

"I have seen and endured the sufferings of the troops, and I can no longer be a party to prolong these sufferings for ends which I believe to be evil and unjust."
- Siegfried Sassoon
(Related: Evil, Party, Troops)

"Today they have proven once again that the mainstream media can't print enough bad news about our troops."
- Joe Scarborough
(Related: Media, News, Today, Troops)

"Three years into the war, tens of thousands of American troops remain targets of a growing Iraqi insurgency."
- Jan Schakowsky
(Related: War, American, Troops, Years)

"Because the Bush Administration will set no timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, both chambers of Congress acted to make sure our troops will not be left in Iraq indefinitely."
- Jan Schakowsky
(Related: Congress, Iraq, Troops, Will)

"But if you're going to go out on a military unit, you've got to allow yourself to be under the control of the commander because you really could put the troops in danger."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: Control, Danger, Military, Troops)

"We must either reduce the number of our engagements or increase the number of our troops."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Troops)

"We know we want to support our troops. We want to make sure that they have all the equipment they need."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Support, Troops, Want)

"Iraq continues to be an immense disaster, and the President has no apparent plan for getting our troops out."
- Jose Serrano
(Related: Disaster, Iraq, President, Troops)

"Yes, there is a story about Agent Orange, and we knew that it harmed our troops and we knew how long it was to get the medical community to accept that, the military to accept it, the VA to accept it."
- Christopher Shays
(Related: Medical, Community, Military, Troops)

"What we know from World War I is that some of our troops had acute symptoms of exposure to chemicals, had bad health and died because of chemical exposure in World War I."
- Christopher Shays
(Related: Health, War, Troops, World, World war)

"We knew shortly after the war that our troops were becoming ill."
- Christopher Shays
(Related: War, Troops)

"The war in Iraq will end, our troops will come home, Bush will be impeached and he will be brought to justice."
- Cindy Sheehan
(Related: War, Home, End, Iraq, Justice, Troops, Will)

"Well, let's assume the world is linear. If we required a certain amount of troops per 25,000 population in the Balkans, if the world is not radically different, something of the same extent is going to be needed in Iraq."
- Eric Shinseki
(Related: Iraq, Population, Troops, World)

"Many of the vicious criminals held there have been caught on the battlefield fighting against American troops and shutting down Guantanamo Bay would just require the military to move them elsewhere."
- Bill Shuster
(Related: American, Fighting, Military, Troops)

"Our military commanders have said over and over again that a timetable for withdrawal sends the wrong message to our troops, but more importantly to our enemy."
- Bill Shuster
(Related: Commanders, Enemy, Military, Troops, Wrong)

"America's veterans and troops serving abroad today fought hard to preserve our red, white and blue, from the Revolutionary War to today's Global War Against Terrorism, and Congress' action today is appropriate for one of our most sacred symbols."
- Bill Shuster
(Related: War, Action, America, Congress, Terrorism, Today, Troops, Veterans)

"Yeah, I volunteered to support the troops, and get out there and show them that we care about them."
- Gary Sinise
(Related: Care, Support, Troops)

"I respectfully suggest the propriety of having stationed at the arsenal a full company of U. S. troops, that they may be made available in any emergency, from fire, insurrection, or any thing else."
- Thomas L. Smith
(Related: Company, Fire, May, Troops)

"In the event of fire in any of the public buildings troops would be of vast service in the protection of public property, and should insurrection break out the protection of life and property would be more safe guarded by our company of regulars, than by the whole City."
- Thomas L. Smith
(Related: Life, Company, Fire, Property, Protection, Public, Service, Troops)

"Bush's war in Iraq has done untold damage to the United States. It has impaired our military power and undermined the morale of our armed forces. Our troops were trained to project overwhelming power. They were not trained for occupation duties."
- George Soros
(Related: Power, War, Iraq, Military, Occupation, Project, states, Troops, United)

"Without the Guard and Reserve, our active duty troops could hardly deploy."
- John Spratt
(Related: Duty, Troops)

"Three big assumptions proved wrong: one, that the Iraqi people would welcome us as liberators; two, that oil would soon pay for Iraqi's rebuilding; and, three, that we have plenty of troops, weapons, and equipment for the postwar situation."
- John Spratt
(Related: People, Oil, Troops, Weapons)

"As costs mount, in lives and dollars, it is natural to second guess, but one lesson I hope we have learned is that the U.S. cannot go it alone in a policy that leaves American troops taking all the risk and American taxpayers paying all of the costs."
- John Spratt
(Related: Policy, Hope, American, Risk, Troops)

"Since the Pentagon underestimated the number of troops required after the end of hostilities, we were not prepared to prevent looting or to guard hundreds of weapons dumps spread throughout the country."
- John Spratt
(Related: Country, End, Troops, Weapons)

"It is time we had a defense budget that lives within its means, accounts for what is truly required in Iraq and provides the best possible support for all our troops."
- Pete Stark
(Related: Time, Defense, Iraq, Support, Troops)

"For fear of dropping the troops in the sea, the pilots tended to drop them too far inland - some of them actually in the British lines. The weapon containers often fell wide of the troops, which was another handicap that contributed to our excessive casualties."
- Kurt Student
(Related: Fear, Sea, Troops)

"For if the Germans do not help defend the West, American and Canadian troops must cross the seas to do the job, and I venture to believe that the troops - if not the statesmen - regard this as an interference at least in their own domestic affairs."
- Arthur H. Sulzberger
(Related: American, Help, Job, Troops)

"The new Congress needs to move quickly to strengthen the Army and Marines - not to send more troops to Iraq - but to rebuild our capacity to meet national security threats globally."
- Mark Udall
(Related: Army, Congress, Iraq, Marines, National security, Needs, Troops)

"Any Congressional agreement of an arbitrary time table to bring our troops home before we have accomplished our mission is unacceptable and could potentially increase the risk to our soldiers."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Home, Time, Agreement, Mission, Risk, Soldiers, Troops)

"Our soldiers have done a valiant effort in fighting terrorism and bringing a semblance of law and order to the chaos in the region and it would be shortsighted to lay out a specific timetable to bring U.S. troops home prematurely before their mission is accomplished."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Home, Chaos, Effort, Fighting, Law, Mission, Order, Soldiers, Terrorism, Troops)

"The selfless actions of these heroes have removed them from their families, businesses and homeland to fight, so that others may experience the liberty awaiting our troops upon safe return to America."
- Jim Walsh
(Related: Experience, Actions, America, Fight, Heroes, Liberty, May, Troops)

"We are ever mindful the risks our troops face every day and the sacrifices made by the families and the communities that support them as those who have been removed from power seek to delay their inevitable defeat."
- John Warner
(Related: Power, Day, Defeat, Delay, Support, Troops)

"We must continue, however, to send a strong message of resolve to the people of Iraq, to our troops, to our coalition partners, and to the rest of the world that we, the United States of America, will stay the course and get the job done."
- John Warner
(Related: People, America, Iraq, Job, Rest, states, Troops, United, Will, World)

"I shall begin my march for Camp tomorrow morning. It was not in my power to move until I could procure shoes for the troops almost barefoot."
- Anthony Wayne
(Related: Power, March, Tomorrow, Troops)

"I don't think I have been loved by my troops, but I think I have been respected."
- William Westmoreland
(Related: Troops)

"I found that if I got up on the stage to entertain the troops I could make them shut up and look."
- Kenneth Williams
(Related: Troops)

"A few regular troops from old France, weakened by hunger and sickness, who, when fresh, were unable to withstand the British soldiers, are their general's chief dependence."
- James Wolfe
(Related: Dependence, France, Hunger, Old, Sickness, Soldiers, Troops)

"Of course you have to support the troops. They're just kids. They're doing for their country what's expected of them."
- Neil Young
(Related: Country, Kids, Support, Troops)

"Maybe John Kerry does not know - but I am happy to explain it to him - that my commitment to withdraw the troops goes back before the tragic, dramatic terrorist attack."
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
(Related: Commitment, Troops)

"We must force the government to stop the bird migration. We must shoot all birds, field all our men and troops... and force migratory birds to stay where they are."
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky
(Related: Government, Men, Birds, Force, Troops)