"In our society, those who have the best knowledge of what is happening are also those who are furthest from seeing the world as it is. In general, the greater the understanding, the greater the delusion; the more intelligent, the less sane. One clear illustration of this is the fact that war hysteria increases in intensity as one rises in the social scale. Those whose attitude towards the war is most nearly rational are the subject peoples of the disputed territories. To these people the war is simply a continuous calamity which sweeps to and fro over their bodies like a tidal wave. Which side is winning is a matter of complete indifference to them.... It is in the ranks of the Party, and above all of the Inner Party, that the true war enthusiasm is found. World-conquest is believed in most firmly by those who know it to be impossible. "
"I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." Albert Einstein
"God told me to strike at al Qaeda
and I struck them, and then
he instructed me to strike at Saddam,
which I did, and now
I am determined to solve
the problem in the Middle East."
President George Bush
25 June 2003 Haaretz
[According to Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Abu Mazen's account in Arabic of what Bush said in English, written down by a note-taker in Arabic, then back into English. [Source]]