We have a president who turns our tragedies into political weapons.
– Kamala Harris
Big crowd, professionally organized, but nobody came close to breaching the fence. If they had they would have been greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons.
– Donald Trump
The inspections started in 1991, right after the Gulf War. One of the conditions for the ceasefire was that Iraq had to do away with all of its weapons of mass destruction – biological, chemical and nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.
– Hans Blix
The Iraqis are not threatened by the Turks or by the Iranians or by the Saudis and they tell me that these are not weapons of mass destruction, they are weapons of self-destruction.
The pitcher has got only a ball. I’ve got a bat. So the percentage in weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting.
– Hank Aaron
My guess is that nuclear weapons will be used sometime in the next hundred years, but that their use is much more likely to be small and limited than widespread and unconstrained.
– Herman Kahn
To the extent that these advanced weapons or their components are treated as articles of commerce, perhaps for peaceful uses as in the Plowshare program, their cost would be well within the resources available to many large private organizations.
Nuclear weapons are intrinsically neither moral nor immoral, though they are more prone to immoral use than most weapons.
I visited the Chinese side last year. The Chinese are in a constant state of military readiness. They have all their nuclear weapons in the area, presumably trained on targets across the border.
– Harrison Salisbury
Iran rejects weapons of mass destruction based on its belief system, its religious belief system, as well as well as its ethical standpoint.
– Hassan Rouhani
Do we really need to arm our citizens with machine guns or semiautomatic weapons? And don’t we need to make sure that people who do own guns are qualified to own them?
– Jeff Bridges
But the nuclear powers still cling tenaciously to their weapons.
– Joseph Rotblat
No one gives a damn what Iran thinks on any significant issue. The only reason Iran is at the big boys’ table is because of their nuclear weapons program.
– James Mattis
Al Qaeda is almost all in Pakistan, and Pakistan has nuclear weapons. And yet for every dollar we’re spending in Pakistan, we’re spending $30 in Afghanistan. Does that make strategic sense?
– Joe Biden
Within minutes of the attack, your Department of Public Safety mobilized its Operations Center, headed by a national expert on weapons of mass destruction.
– Jane D. Hull
Iran is actively pursuing the development of weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles.
– Howard Berman
As for the assertion that nuclear weapons prevent wars, how many more wars are needed to refute this arguments? Tens of millions have died in the many wars that have taken place since 1945.
Under Saddam Hussein, the nation of Iraq possessed and used chemical weapons against both their own Kurdish population and Iranian military forces.
– Charles B. Rangel
The anger in the Brigade against those who fought the Republic in the rear was sharpened by reports of weapons, even tanks, being kept from the front and hidden for treacherous purposes.
– Bill Alexander
Our nuclear weapons are meant purely as a deterrent against nuclear adventure by an adversary.
– Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Once it was suggested that Saddam Hussein might give his weaponry to terrorists, or might use weapons himself in the region, then it became hard for the Democrats to say, ‘Well, that can’t happen.’
– Chris Matthews
Tony Blair took us to war in Iraq on the basis of the supposed threat of Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction.
– Charles Kennedy
We have evidence that Iran makes a reactor to possess nuclear weapons.
– Ariel Sharon
There were no weapons of mass destruction and Saddam Hussein was not involved in the September 11th attack.
We need the UN, to deal with the threats to our common security from nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, not only in the case of Iraq. They must be tackled by the international community together, by strengthening conventions, treaties and agreements.
– Anna Lindh
The Afghans did not have sophisticated weapons like the Soviets did, but with their faith they defeated a superpower.
– Abu Bakar Bashir
The U.N. Security Council ordered Iraq in April 1991 to relinquish all capabilities to make biological, chemical and nuclear weapons as well as long-range missiles.
– Barton Gellman
Since Europe is dependent on imports of energy and most of its raw materials, it can be subdued, if not quite conquered, without all those nuclear weapons the Soviets have aimed at it simply through the shipping routes and raw materials they control.
– Barbara Amiel
In the field of biological weapons, there is almost no prospect of detecting a pathogen until it has been used in an attack.
All nuclear material in weapons programmes must be subject one day to binding international verification.
– Ban Ki-moon