Dr. Strangelove: Mr. President, I would not rule out the chance to preserve a nucleus of human specimens. Space could be made available at bottom of some of our deeper mineshafts. . .
President Muffley: But look here doctor, wouldn't this nucleus of survivors be so grief stricken and anguished that they'd, well, envy the dead and not want to go on living?
Dr. Strangelove: To the contrary, sir. I think the prevailing emotion will be one of nostalgia for those left behind, combined with a spirit of bold curiosity for the adventure ahead! Ahhhh! (His right arm reflexes into Nazi salute. He pulls it back into his lap and beats it again. The gloved hand attempts to strangle him.)
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld: Mr. President, I suggest we install a democratic government--sympathetic to US interests-- in Iraq.
Secretary of State Colin Powell: But look here Mr. Secretary, wouldn't this cause havoc in the Middle East? What if we don't succeed? If we defeat Iran's greatest enemy and fail to successfully install an anti-Iranian government, Iran would have a clear path connecting it with Syria and in turn Lebanon and on to Israel.
Redirecting troops out of Afghanistan would be a huge blow to our attempts to capture Bin Laden.
At best, if we succeed-- Iran would have a hostile military on two of its borders. Iran would be compelled into military buildup. Iran would incite every Muslim in the Middle East to view us as colonial invaders, a new Christian crusade, and to fight a guerilla war against us.
Secty Rumsfeld: To the contrary, sir. The Iraqi's will greet us as liberators. They will cast roses at our soldier's feet....Arggh!!! (His right arm reflexes into Nazi salute. He pulls it back into his lap and beats it again. The gloved hand attempts to strangle him.)