Only a fool or a fraud sentimentalizes the merciless reality of war.
-- Sen. John McCain, March 26, 2008
I must say, I'm a little envious. If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed.
It must be exciting for you ... in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger. You're really making history, and thanks.
-- President George W. Bush, March 13, 2008