–Theodore Roosevelt, 1917:
“The man who still asks ‘why we are at war’ or apologizes in any way for Germany ( or al Qaeda), should look to his own soul; he is neither a patriot nor a true American, nor a lover of mankind; and the foes of his own household are the folly and the cowardice and the cold selfishness of his own heart.
We should hold Germany (al Qaeda) in horror for what she has (they have) done! But we should regard with contempt and loathing the Americans who directly or indirectly give her (them) aid and comfort; whether they do so by downright attack on our own country, by upholding Germany (al Qaeda), by assailing any of our Allies; by trying to discourage our people from vigorous, resolute, unyielding prosecution of the war, or by crying on behalf of peace, peace, when there ought not to be peace.”
UPDATE: Bill Whittle, 2008:
time and time again, the good and decent common people have manned the walls of the city, and have been ready to give their lives in its defense, only to discover too late that some silk-robed son of a bitch has snuck out of the palace at midnight and thrown open the gates to the barbarians outside.