That is because the conflict with al Qaeda is not governed by the Geneva Conventions, which applies only to international conflicts between states that have signed them.
President Bush and his commanders announced early in the conflict that the Conventions applied.
But the threat posed by the radical Islamists represents an unusual conflict, unlike any experienced by our nation before we face an enemy that is not a state.
It was Jacques Chirac and Schroeder both, who pushed us into a conflict to remove Milosevic.
This inevitability of conflict motivates us today and echoes the reminder that freedom is not given away and our national security is not achieved without sacrifice.
Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.
The UN declaration on human rights must always be first in line before religion or other cultural habits, in case of any conflict between them.
We have not sought this conflict we have sought too long to avoid it our forbearance has been construed into weakness, our magnanimity into fear, until the vindication of our manhood, as well as the defence of our rights, is required at our hands.
Today, we are now deciding how do we treat those who are choosing to carry out a war against us, non-U.S. citizens who are choosing to take us to task for what we believe and who we are. In this conflict, we have to decide how we are going to try to find these terrorists.
We've made some mistakes in this country in times past - the Korean conflict proceeding that, some say proceeding the Persian Gulf War, where we were ambiguous as to what we would do.
Experience means conflict, our natures being what they are, and conflict means drama.
I had assumed that Bush's seemingly inflexible policy to support Sharon was for political reasons of his getting elected. But as to whether he really believes his actions are going to hasten the day of the final conflict, I do not know.
The ongoing conflict between us has caused heavy suffering to both peoples. The future can and must be different. Both our peoples are destined to live together side by side, on this small piece of land. This reality we cannot change.
Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians.
This old Germany was partly defeated in its conflict with the progressive ideas of socialism, for it had given the people nothing that could serve as a successful alternative to socialism.
The real conflict, if any exists, is between two industrial systems.
I am an American Jew and aware of the sensitivities involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
There is a contest old as Eden, which still goes on - the conflict between right and wrong, between error and truth. In this conflict every human being has a part.
We think of violence as being conflict and fighting and wars and so forth, but the most ongoing horrific measure of violence is in the horrible poverty of the Third World... and the poverty in the United States as well.
Tragedy, for me, is not a conflict between right and wrong, but between two different kinds of right.
Politics is very interesting and always leads to conflict.
There's no conflict between the social-welfare state and open markets.
There is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control. We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent droughts, and we cannot prevent all conflict, but when we know where the hungry, the homeless and the sick exist, then we can help.
Civilisation has ever accompanied emigration and conquest - the conflict of opinion, of religion, or of race.
An artist's early work is inevitably made up of a mixture of tendencies and interests, some of which are compatible and some of which are in conflict.