“I think the people who are trying to do this are totally ignorant, or incompetent, or both.”
Najmaldin Karim president of the Washington Kurdish Institute on the confusion surrounding postal votes for Iraqi Americans.
“To change the rules will almost certainly backfire and accelerate the deterioration of the reserves.”
Retired US army colonel Andrew Bacevich on proposed changes to Pentagon policy which would remove a two year limit to active duty for reservists.
“When you see the same thing happening in three different places, it ceases to be the sole responsibility of the individual soldiers... It becomes so widespread that it makes it look like a policy.”
Reed Brody special counsel to Human Rights Watch on the US army in Iraq, Guantanamo and elsewhere.
“They’ve got some generals in place and they’ve got some foot soldiers in place, but the command structure necessary to have a viable military is not in place.”
George Bush on the Iraqi army.
“It’s kind of bad we destroyed everything, but at least we gave them a chance for a new start.”
Derrick Anthony of the US Navy in Fallujah
“It’s hard to look people in the eye after blowing everything up. These people were just the victims.”
Travis McKinney also in Fallujah