Exterminate the 50 million Vietnamese... and purify the masses of the [Cambodian] people.
Phnom Penh radio broadcast (May 10, 1978) ([]).
We did not yet have laws or order. We were like children just learning to walk.Pol Pot
I was responsible for everything so I accept responsibility and blame but show me, comrade, one document proving that I was personally responsible for the deaths.Pol Pot
"Only several thousand Kampucheans might have died due to some mistakes in implementing our policy of providing an affluent life for the people."Pol Pot
(Pol Pot) sacrificed his entire life ... to defend national sovereignty (and) in demanding social justice. There was no policy of starving people. Nor was there any direction set out for carrying out mass killings. There was always close consideration of the people's well-being.Pol Pot