Proclamation by Adolf Hitler, Chancellor of the Reich, to the German Army, September 1, 1939. The Polish State has refused the peaceful settlement of relations which I desired, and has appealed to arms. Germans in Poland are persecuted with bloody terror and driven from their houses. A series of violations of the frontier, intolerable to a great Power, prove that Poland is no longer willing to respect the frontier of the Reich. In order to put an end to this lunacy, I have no other choice than to meet force with force from now on. The German Army will fight the battle for the honour and the vital rights of reborn Germany with hard determination. I expect that every soldier, mindful of the great traditions of eternal German soldiery, will ever remain conscious that he is a representative of the National-Socialist Greater Germany. Long live our people and our Reich! Words of war from George W. Bush — March 20, 2003 At this hour American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger. In this conflict, America faces an enemy who has no regard for conventions of war or rules of morality. The people of the United States and our friends and allies will not live at the mercy of an outlaw regime that threatens the peace with weapons of murder. We will meet that threat now with our army, airforce, navy, coast guard and marines . I assure you, this will not be a campaign of half measures and we will accept no outcome but victory. May God bless our country and all who defend her.