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Douglas Feith
July 16, 1953 -
Nationality: American
Category: Public Servant
Subcategory: American Publicservant

I had done a lot of reading, relative for a kid, about World War Two, and I thought about Chamberlain a lot.


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.


Our concept is not that America should operate alone or by itself in world affairs or in military affairs.


The key to making the inspections work is the Iraqi government making the crucial decision that because of the international pressure Iraq has to disarm itself.


There have been linkages between the Iraqi government and al-Qaeda going back more or less a decade.


Europe is a collection of free countries.


We are a country that has many friends, many allies, when we operate in the world, we operate with friends and allies that's been true for decades and if we wind up going to war in Iraq it will be true in Iraq.


Though public pronouncements of Israeli officials emphasize peace and mutuality, unilateralism actually drives Israeli actions.


If all goes well, the Iraqis are going to have a country that's going to have a representative government and will be at peace with its neighbors and in the region.


Well we are hoping that the power of the community of free nations is such that our sovereignty our rights are not going to be challenged by anybody who's going try to undermine the freedom, the openness of our societies and our security.


There are a lot of things that need to be done to improve communications.


I think the disarmament of Iraq is inevitable.


We have a substantial number of countries that have pledged and provided all kinds of support for the United States in the event that war becomes necessary in Iraq.


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.


I don't think that anybody should be ruling in or ruling out anything while we are conducting diplomacy.


What the UN inspectors can do is demonstrate to the world, help the Iraqi government demonstrate to the world that the Iraqis are cooperatively disarming if that is in fact what the Iraqi government decides to do.


I'm not concerned about weapons of mass destruction.


They have involved co-operation between the Iraqi intelligence and al-Qaeda operatives on training and combined operations regarding bomb making and chemical and biological weapons.


We know that there are various activities important to the insurgents in Iraq that are occurring in Syria.


Peace, of course, is different from divorce; indeed, in essential respects, divorce is the opposite of peace.


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