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CRISIS IN THE GULF

Voices

September 04, 1996

"You, the men of the air defense and the eagles of the sky ... from now on, pay no attention to damned imaginary no-fly zones."

--Saddam Hussein in speech on Iraqi television

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"Our objectives are limited but clear: to make [Iraqi President] Saddam [Hussein] pay a price for the latest act of brutality, reducing his ability to threaten his neighbors and America's interests."

--President Clinton in a prepared statement

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"We certainly have indications that, by all means, the raid was effective."

--U.S. Air Force Gen. Joseph Ralston, deputy chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

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"If there is one clear lesson of our century, it is this: When aggression is tolerated, it multiplies. And I trust this is the beginning of decisive action to limit the power and arrogance of Saddam Hussein."

--Bob Dole, Republican presidential nominee

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"An intervention of this nature was necessary to avert a larger human tragedy in northern Iraq."

--Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien

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"This doesn't really change the supply-demand issue in the world."

--John Hervey, oil analyst

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