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Positive Quotes about Afghanistan

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Now I'm doing a film festival for kids and writing
a script about a kidnapped journalist in Afghanistan.
- Olivia Wilde

As for the United States' future in Afghanistan,
it will be fire and hell and total defeat,
God willing, as it was for their predecessors -
the Soviets and,
before them, the British.
- Mohammed Omar

Several million people inside and outside Afghanistan
are destitute and desperately in need of help.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

Clinton has more important things to worry about.
He not only risks being destroyed historically,
like Afghanistan's Buddha statues; he also could end up going to jail.
- Ed Koch

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Where's the progress that we're going to see in Afghanistan?
You have to keep public support both on the economy
and the war or these things will really become troubling.
- Doris Kearns Goodwin

Another part of the global war on terrorism that Canada
and the United States are working on together is in helping failed states,
states like Afghanistan, where people have no voice.
- Paul Cellucci

The mission - the overall mission is to dismantle and
defeat and disrupt al-Qaeda.
But we have to make sure there's not a safe haven that returns in Afghanistan.
- Michael Mullen

 

We have to fight radical Islam wherever it exists.
It's in Afghanistan, it's in Saudi Arabia,
throughout the Middle-East in big numbers and it's in the United States.
- Tom Tancredo

The Buddhas had to be destroyed by the Taliban to get
the world thinking about Afghanistan.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

But also, there are no films being made about Afghanistan.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

The misery in war-torn Afghanistan is reminiscent of
images from the Thirty Years' War.
- Jurgen Habermas

Even though the Bush campaign ad tells you that Afghanistan
is a new democracy at the Olympics because of Bush's efforts,
Afghanistan hasn't actually had an election.
- Peter Schuyler

Ataturk sent several Turkish staff officers to Afghanistan,
helped them build their own army.
- Bulent Ecevit

Look at Iraq; look at Afghanistan, where at great personal
physical risk people have gone to the polls and have
rejected the appeal from Bin Laden and his allies to stay at home.
- Gijs de Vries

We can't afford to see Afghanistan roll backwards into
a failed state that could become a base from which
terrorist campaigns can be launched anywhere in the world.
- Liam Fox

According to the official version of history,
CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980,
that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan,
24 Dec 1979.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski

India has been contributing very much to the reconstruction of Afghanistan;
we are strongly engaged there.
- Joschka Fischer

It was essentially for self defence that we went to
war in Afghanistan and would go to war in Iraq.
- Douglas Hurd

We have been helping, trying to help Afghanistan in many ways,
even from the beginning of...
the beginnings of the '20s, 1920s, when he we were
fighting our own national struggle.
- Bulent Ecevit

Since the intervention in Afghanistan,
we suddenly began to notice when, in political discussions,
we found ourselves only among Europeans or Israelis.
- Jurgen Habermas

Now, al Qaeda's on the run.
Afghanistan is no longer a base of operations.
The Afghan government is a friendly government that
is trying to bring democracy to its people.
- Condoleezza Rice

The terrorist attacks of September 11th and the courageous
actions of our armed forces in Afghanistan and Iraq
remind us that friends of tyranny and enemies of freedom still exist.
- Carl Levin

Afghan society is very complex, and Afghanistan has a very complex culture.
Part of the reason it has remained unknown is because of this complexity.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

What President Bush did in his doctrine of preemptive
strike and in his war in Afghanistan and in Iraq was
to turn even his allies in Europe negatively toward America.
- Louis Farrakhan

To leave Afghanistan as a playground for terrorists
and adventurers was simply not possible anymore.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

The men and women of Afghanistan are building a nation that is free,
and proud, and fighting terror - and America is honored to be their friend.
- George W. Bush

I am now concerned with women's issues in a different way:
women from Afghanistan,
from Cambodia.
- Emma Bonino

The brave and capable women who served in Iraq and
Afghanistan have performed admirably.
- Susan Davis

They're criminals, they brutalized Afghanistan,
they killed our people, they destroyed our land.
- Hamid Karzai

The big nest was in Afghanistan, thats not quite cleared,
then there are nests in the Philippines,
there are nests in Indonesia, the Malaysians are clearing up their nests.
- Lee Kuan Yew

The young patriots now returning from war in Iraq and
Afghanistan and other deployments worldwide are joining
the ranks of veterans to whom America owes an immense debt of gratitude.
- Steve Buyer

A democratic and stable Iraq and Afghanistan are essential
to our broader efforts to make no place safe for terrorists
and to win the War on Terrorism.
- Ben Nelson

When al-Qaeda was on the run from Afghanistan crossing through Iran,
some were arrested and they are imprisoned.
Some of them are charged with some actions in Iran.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

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

We are not in Afghanistan for the sake of the education
policy in a broken 13th-century country.
We are there so the people of Britain and our global
interests are not threatened.
- Liam Fox

Last year I traveled to the Middle East to visit with troops in Kuwait,
Iraq, and Afghanistan.
- Kenny Marchant

Make no mistake, our troops will be in Afghanistan
and Iraq for a long time.
- Jerry Costello

We're in danger of breaking our army and preventing
our national leaders from having the flexibility to
confront not just Iraq and Afghanistan,
but crises around the globe.
- Jack Reed

The war being fought in Afghanistan and Iraq is bringing
about a fundamental change to the environment that
has given rise and power to the extremists who export terrorism.
- Craig L. Thomas

An interim government was set up in Afghanistan.
It included two women, one of whom was Minister of Women's Affairs.
Man, who'd she have to show here ankles to to get that job?
- Tina Fey

I believe in the transformational power of liberty.
I believe that the free Iraq is in this nation's interests.
I believe a free Afghanistan is in this nation's interest.
- George W. Bush

The true credit for our safety and security goes to
our men and women who are serving in places like Iraq
and Afghanistan in the global war on terrorism.
- Asa Hutchinson

I'm also working with Mrs.
Bush on some education projects in Afghanistan,
so I get to see her a great deal.
- Karen Hughes

Kids coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan deserve
to come back to 21st century medical care.
- Anthony Principi

Let us also reflect on the honorable service of our
men and women of the U.S.
Armed Forces currently serving our country overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan,
and around the world.
- John Linder

Trying to rebuild Afghanistan on the cheap has left
the country in the hands of warlords and an impotent
Northern Alliance puppet regime that runs Kabul and nothing else.
- Ted Rall

Cults, or related social movements such as the Taliban in Afghanistan,
result in massive military expenses.
- Keith Henson

Afghanistan is a land-locked country.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

I believe that everyone can appreciate the right of
a family to grieve the loss of a loved one in peace,
regardless of anyone's position on the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Dave Reichert

I am ready to sacrifice everything in completing the
unfinished agenda of our noble jihad...
until there is no bloodshed in Afghanistan and Islam
becomes a way of life for our people.
- Mohammed Omar

Our presence in Afghanistan is not worth the price
of any more American lives or treasure.
- Camille Paglia

There's no country in the world that's more devastated
from natural resources than Afghanistan.
- Jim Fowler

Lasting peace and security in Iraq and Afghanistan
will be achieved when we establish the conditions for democratic,
economically viable nations.
- John Warner

Military hardliners called me a 'security threat' for
promoting peace in South Asia and for supporting a
broad-based government in Afghanistan.
- Benazir Bhutto

I understand why so many Americans were angry when
I was first discovered in Afghanistan.
I realize many still are, but I hope in time that feeling will change.
- John Walker Lindh

There's an 800 kilometer border between Iran and Afghanistan.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Romania will continue to fulfil its obligations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
- Traian Basescu

In Afghanistan, this is the problem,
because everybody holds a piece of that mirror,
and they all look at it and claim that they hold the entire truth.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Canada is preparing to play a major role in the continued
stability and security of Afghanistan through ISAF.
- Paul Cellucci

It's always a mistake for writers to key their submissions to world events,
because they move so quickly and unpredictably,
as has certainly proven the case in Afghanistan.
- Richard Curtis

We're here so that Afghanistan does not once again
become a sanctuary for transnational extremists the
way it was when al-Qaeda planned the 9/11 attacks in the Kandahar area,
conducted the initial training for the attackers in
training camps in Afghanistan before they moved on
to Germany and then to U.S.
flight schools.
- David Petraeus

Do you know that every day, 10 people in Afghanistan
are injured by landmines? It will continue for the next 50 years,
because the country has the largest number of landmines in the world.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

I think we need to just be very clear about what we're
trying to do in Afghanistan.
Frankly, we're not trying to create the perfect democracy.
We're never going to create some ideal society.
We are simply there for our own national security.
- David Cameron

We had a couple of minor coups that made a big difference.
We snared away from a competitor a correspondent already
on the ground in Afghanistan.
That was an enormous help to us, because there we were.
- Brit Hume

That's driven by any number of factors,
the most prominent of which have been the combat experience of two major campaigns -
one in Afghanistan and the other in Iraq -
and the ongoing demands of the global war on terrorism.
- Stephen Cambone

From the bitter cold winter at Valley Forge,
to the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq,
our soldiers have courageously answered when called,
gone where ordered, and defended our nation with honor.
- Solomon Ortiz

We will not allow anyone to perform any terrorist acts
inside or from Afghanistan against anyone.
We are a free country where Osama is living as a guest.
This is the reality and it is up to the world to accept it.
- Mohammad Rabbani

Well, first, the situation in Afghanistan is much better than it was.
But there is no comparison between Afghanistan and Iraq.
Iraq has a bureaucracy, Iraq has wealth.
Iraq has an educated class of people who are positioned
to come in and take over.
- Peter King

As far as Iraq, the important thing is that the Taliban is gone in Afghanistan,
three-quarters of the al-Qaida leadership is either dead or in jail,
and we now have Saudi Arabia working with us,
Pakistan working with us.
- Peter King

A fly cannot go in unless it stops somewhere;
therefore weapons,
fuel, food, money will not go to Afghanistan unless
the neighbors of Afghanistan are working,
are cooperating, either being themselves the origin or the transit.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

But if too many countries, as has been the case,
interfere too much in the internal affairs,
the political situation of Afghanistan,
then of course we can't hope satisfactory results.
- Bulent Ecevit


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