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By Anonym 14 Sep

Scott Ritter

Our guys working this area for a living all believe Chalabi and all those guys in their Bond Street suits are charlatans. To take them for a source of anything except a fantasy trip would be a real stretch. But it's an article of faith among those with no military experience that the Iraqi military is low-hanging fruit.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Scott Ritter

The Iraqi people are some of the warmest people you'll meet in your life. They are extremely receptive to strangers. Their hospitality is immense.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Scott Ritter

It is hard as an American to support the failure of American military operations in Iraq. Such failure will bring with it the death and wounding of many American service members, and many more Iraqis.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Scott Ritter

I think the danger right now is that without effective inspections, without effective monitoring, Iraq can in a very short period of time measured in months, reconstitute chemical and biological weapons, long-range ballistic missiles to deliver these weapons, and even certain aspects of their nuclear weaponization program.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Scott Ritter

Weapons of mass destruction aren't pulled out of a black hat like a white rabbit at a magic show. They're produced in factories. There's science and technology involved. They're not produced in a hole in the ground or in a basement.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Scott Ritter

My personal missteps - how many Americans have died as a result of that? None. Other than my family, how many victims were there? None. And yet, in refusing to engage in a responsible debate about Iraq, how many Americans died? Thousands. And America seems to have no problem with that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Scott Ritter

If you want to play the game of truth, I'll tell the truth, and the truth will burn.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Scott Ritter

It has been estimated that 80 percent of the oil illegally smuggled out of Iraq under oil for food ended up in the United States.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Scott Ritter

I haven't exaggerated anything, I've stuck to the facts.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Scott Ritter

I don't disagree with anything I've ever said. Why in God's name would I disagree with something I've said?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Scott Ritter

My goal in Baghdad was to facilitate a debate here in the United States on America's policy toward Iraq, a debate that's been sadly lacking.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Scott Ritter

I've been called a spy of Israel since 1996, and since I made my documentary film in 2000 the FBI has investigated me as an agent of Iraq. The FBI has also opened up an investigation into my wife calling her a KGB spy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Scott Ritter

History will eventually depict as legitimate the efforts of the Iraqi resistance to destabilise and defeat the American occupation forces and their imposed Iraqi collaborationist government.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Scott Ritter

Sanctions aren't about weapons of mass destruction. People need to understand that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Scott Ritter

I'm someone who believes the truth needs to be heard. And if I'm empowered with the truth, I'm not going to shut up.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Scott Ritter

We say that we care about the war, but we don't even really know what we're fighting for.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Scott Ritter

I was right about one of the most significant issues in modern American history. I was the only one who was right about one of the most significant issues in modern American history.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Scott Ritter

The UN stopped using Chalabi's information as a basis for conducting inspections once the tenuous nature of his sources and his dubious motivations became clear. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the mainstream US media, which give prominent coverage to sources of information that, had they not been related to Hussein's Iraq, would normally be immediately dismissed.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Scott Ritter

There has been no case made - based on anything other than speculation - that Iraq poses a threat.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Scott Ritter

Iraq has not been disarmed 100 percent [but] in terms of what they [Iraqis] have accomplished there are no meaningful weapons or weapons production capability in Iraq today.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Scott Ritter

I didn't promote war when I was a weapons inspector.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Scott Ritter

The most dangerous thing Iraq could have ever had was a nuclear weapon. The nuclear weapon Iraq was trying to build was not deliverable by bomb or ballistic missile. It was a large, bulky device that they hoped to bury and set off to let the world know they had a nuclear weapon. They never achieved that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Scott Ritter

When I resigned, I put the U.S. Government on notice that I'm going to stick to policy issues, that I have no intention of going out and blowing the cover off of the intelligence operations, that those are truly sensitive and they should not be exposed.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Scott Ritter

I made a movie to explain to the American public what had been achieved in regards to disarmament of Iraq and why inspectors aren't in Iraq today and detailing the very complex, murky history of interaction between Iraq, the United Nations and the United States. It is most definitely not a pro-Iraq movie. It is a pro-truth movie.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Scott Ritter

If you call yourself an American that means that you have embraced the constitution, because that is what an American is. A citizen of the United States of America is someone who has sworn an oath of allegiance to that document, to the words, to the ideals of that document. Right now we have citizens who don't even understand what that document is.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Scott Ritter

War is not some sort of Nintendo video game.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Scott Ritter

I'd like to think that the best bunker buster is a diplomat.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Scott Ritter

The U.S. has perverted the U.N. weapons process by using it as a tool to justify military actions, falsely so. ... The U.S. was using the inspection process as a trigger for war.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Scott Ritter

We are the ones responsible to determine whether the war that our marines, soldiers and airmen are fighting in is worth the cause.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Scott Ritter

That we have collectively failed to halt and repudiate the war in Iraq makes us even worse than the Germans.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Scott Ritter

One, if you attack my integrity, I will defend myself. If you attack my patriotism, I will defend myself. If you come after my family, I will counter-attack viciously, I will destroy you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Scott Ritter

I really am tired of all the Clinton Democrats running around getting all-sanctimonious over Iraq. It was them who killed 1.5 to 2.2 million Iraqis through sanctions. Sanctions that Madeline Albright, their illustrious Secretary of State, when confronted with the fact of 500,000 dead Iraqi children, said it was a price she was willing to pay.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Scott Ritter

If people don't like the history, I'm sorry.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Scott Ritter

While we were never able to provide 100 percent certainty regarding the disposition of Iraq's proscribed weaponry, we did ascertain a 90-95 percent level of verified disarmament. This figure takes into account the destruction or dismantling of every major factory associated with prohibited weapons manufacture, all significant items of production equipment, and the majority of the weapons and agent produced by Iraq.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Scott Ritter

I love my country more than anything. I spent 12 years in the United States Marine Corps. I know what it means to defend this country.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Scott Ritter

I can train a monkey to wave an American flag. That does not make the monkey patriotic.