It is not helpful to help a friend by putting coins in his pockets when he has got holes in his pockets.
Our motives (for war against Iraq) are becoming mixed as extra motives are thrown into the pot.
I do not envy the British Cabinet or the Bush administration their choice
They have to weigh the undoubted benefits of ... (Iraqi President Saddam) Hussein's overthrow against the risk of turning the Middle East into an inexhaustible recruiting ground for anti-Western terrorism.
While hard work remains ahead of us, our efforts are starting to show results.
It depends on how it is done but what we are drifting into, which is that people grow up without any sense of a spiritual dimension to life, is just impoverishing.
People are very interested in politics, they just don't like it labelled politics.
People know they are lacking something, they are constantly wanting some kind of spiritual guidance.
But it cannot follow that because weapons and troops are now being deployed we are bound to go to war.
I may be wrong in that, but not I think in putting the questions. In our modern democracy the government needs not a unanimous but a general support for war before it orders our forces to fight.
It was essentially for self defence that we went to war in Afghanistan and would go to war in Iraq.
No military timetable should compel war when a successful outcome, namely a disarmed Iraq may be feasible without war, for example by allowing more time to the UN inspectors.
The first two Prime Ministers whom I served, Ted Heath and Margaret Thatcher drew strikingly different lessons from the Second World War.
There is no consensus even today on the merits of Napoleon - and certainly no agreement on the rights and wrongs of the origins of the First World War.
We, Britain and Germany, can neither of us be happy about our handling of the Iraq war.