Pres. Barack Obama, 2009:
"President Barack Obama says he won't consider speeding up the troop pullout from Iraq even though security has improved and violence has decreased.
"I think the plan that we put forward in Iraq is the right one" because it calls for "a very gradual withdrawal through the national elections in Iraq," he said in an interviewed aired Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation.""
Navy Lieutenant, now U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair, Senator John Kerry, 1971:
"How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?"
http://www.warcomeshome.org/content/sena tor-john-kerry:-how-do-you-ask-man-be-la st-man-die-vietnam