-President Richard M. Nixon, on his Vietnamization policy, Nov. 3, 1969.
"Eventually [Iraqi forces] must be the primary defenders of Iraqi security, as American and coalition forces are withdrawn.... At my direction, and with the support of Iraqi authorities, we are accelerating our program to help train Iraqis to defend their country."
-President George W. Bush, U.S. Army War College speech, May 24, 2004.
(From an editorial by Colbert I. King.)