Who do you think said this?
No fair looking it up on the internet (anybody can do that.) I’ve left out a line that would give it away,)
“Naturally the common people don’t want war . . . That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.”

I was going to guess Henry Kissinger, but then I couldn’t resist looking it up so I know who it really is.

I don’t have time to look it up, but I’d guess Dick Cheney.

I’ll wait for a day or so to see if anyone else can guess. It’s not Cheney. I doubt Cheney would have enough sense to say that.
If anyone else looks it up, keep it to yourself.

Either Heinrich Himmler or Hitler.