"I just don't think we should go hellfire damnation around the globe freeing people, unless it is directly related to our own national security."
FORMER PRESIDENT GERALD FORD, in a 2004 embargoed interview with Bob Woodward that became public posthumously, expressing skepticism about the U.S. bringing democracy to Iraq
"They will call Saddam a martyr, not because they love him, but for their own gain."
ALA'A AL-SAYID, a Shi'ite government worker in Iraq, about Iraqi insurgents, who he fears will use the execution of former dictator Saddam Hussein to inflame further violence
"This is clearly a dirty trick."
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