In our work and in our living we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth rather than a reason for destruction.
No men and women of the Irish race we shall not fight for England. We shall fight for the destruction of the British Empire and the construction of an Irish republic.
Imagine a September 11 with weapons of mass destruction. It's not 3 000. It's tens of thousands of innocent men women and children.
We still live with this unbelievable threat over our heads of nuclear war. I mean are we stupid? Do we think that the nuclear threat has gone that the nuclear destruction of the planet is not imminent? It's a delusion to think it's gone away.
There is no morality in war. Morality is the privilege of those judging from the distance. War is only death and destruction.
On the justification for the war it wasn't related to finding any particular weapon of mass destruction.
The essential act of war is destruction not necessarily of human lives but of the products of human labor.
At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time or die by suicide.
The rapid dissemination of technology and information offers entirely new ways of production but it can also bring the spectre of more states developing weapons of mass destruction.
And like I say I think we've got other cases other than Iraq. I do not think the problem of global proliferation of weapons technology of mass destruction is going to go away and that's why I think it is an urgent issue.
So one begins to wonder what is going to happen to the human race. Technology keeps on advancing with greater and greater power either for good or for destruction.
When we're talking about technology that involves weapons of mass destruction nuclear chemical or biological weapons there has to be an element of preemption.
Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.
The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have but the sum total of the education and the character of our people.
We must continue to pursue peace through diplomacy but we must also not shrink from our responsibility through the option of strength. We must take advantage of internal resistance and change from within Iran to avert this path of mutual destruction.
I will continue to push for doubling the strength of the U.S. Border Patrol and to make sure that every cargo container that enters this nation is screened for radiation and potential weapons of mass destruction.
The stark and inescapable fact is that today we cannot defend our society by war since total war is total destruction and if war is used as an instrument of policy eventually we will have total war.
Stories in which the destruction of society occurs are explorations of social fears and issues that filmmakers novelists playwrights painters have been examining for a long time.
Bob Dylan has always sealed his decisions with the unexplainable. His motives for withholding the release of the magnificent 'Basement Tapes' will be as forever obscure as Brian Wilson's reasons for the destruction of the tapes for 'Smile.'
Carl took on the military-industrial complex. He campaigned around the world for an end to the production of weapons of mass destruction. To him it was a perversion of science.
Weapons of mass destruction aren't pulled out of a black hat like a white rabbit at a magic show. They're produced in factories. There's science and technology involved. They're not produced in a hole in the ground or in a basement.
Indeed the whole human species is endangered by nuclear weapons or by other means of wholesale destruction which further advances in science are likely to produce.
But the first the general public learned about the discovery was the news of the destruction of Hiroshima by the atom bomb. A splendid achievement of science and technology had turned malign. Science became identified with death and destruction.
Science has produced such powerful weapons that in a war between great powers there would be neither victor nor vanquished. Both would be overwhelmed in destruction.