Well we ought to be stirred even to tears by society’s ills.
From secrecy and deception in high places come home America. From military spending so wasteful that it weakens our nation come home America.
I seek to call America home to those principles that gave us birth.
I make one pledge above all others – to seek and speak the truth with all the resources of mind and spirit I command.
The truth is that I oppose the Iraq war just as I opposed the Vietnam War because these two conflicts have weakened the U.S. and diminished our standing in the world and our national security.
I did frequently refer to my war record in World War II but not in any flamboyant way.
I thought the Vietnam war was an utter unmitigated disaster so it was very hard for me to say anything good about it.
I was the guy who was constantly speaking out against the Vietnam War. I have no regrets about that.
I would not plan to base my campaign primarily on opposition to the war in the Persian Gulf.
It is not patriotic to commit young Americans to war unless our national security clearly requires it.
It’s a tough thing to know what to do about a war that deep in your gut you feel is wrong and yet watch your peers going off to fight in that war.
People didn’t have the political guts to stand up against an American war.
There is a strong tendency in the United States to rally round the flag and their troops no matter how mistaken the war.
When I was a youngster growing up in South Dakota we never referred to the national debt it was always referred to as the war debt because it stemmed from World War I.
When I was in the war I was lucky that I was in a plane and never saw the carnage close-up.
I think it was my study of history that convinced me that the Democratic Party was more on the side of the average American.
The Establishment center… has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history. That war is a moral and political disaster – a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation.