"'After this, Germany is finished as a serious power,' one of the sources added. 'This is simply not the way to conduct diplomacy at a moment of international crisis.' One diplomatic source said Rumsfeld was 'furious at Germany. He is a bruiser and it looks as though he means to do it.'"
"'There is a sense here that President Bush knows well the oil beneath the sand, but understands little of our suffering,' says Fouad Mardoud, the editor of Syria Times, the country's largest English-language daily. 'We look at him as selfish and easily manipulated . . . 'We knew his father,' adds Mardoud. 'We knew the father had very constructive ideas, and we appreciated the work that Secretary of State James Baker had done in forming the coalition against Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and talking about a road map for peace.'"
"The American movement against the Vietnam War was the most successful anti-war movement in U.S. history. During the Johnson administration, it played a significant role in constraining the war and was a major factor in the administration's policy reversal in 1968. During the Nixon years, it hastened U.S. troop withdrawals, continued to restrain the war . . . fostered aspects of the Watergate scandal, which ultimately played a significant role in ending the war by undermining Nixon's authority in Congress . . ."