"Murderers are not martyrs. Targeting civilians is immoral, whatever the excuse. Terrorists have declared war on civilization, and states like Iran, Iraq and Syria are inspiring and financing a culture of political murder and suicide bombings ..."
- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on evidence that Iran and Syria are funneling arms to Palestinian terrorists and that to encourage suicide bombings, Iraq sends up to $25,000 to families of "martyrs." (Iraq also claims its children are diseased and dying because of the U.S.-led economic embargo imposed for Saddam Hussein's failure to live up to Gulf War truce accords.)