Yuri, an arms dealer who sold millions of guns illegally in the end is finally arrested after several ingenious escapes. Interpol agent Jack Valentine enjoys his victory by visiting Yuri in his cell to inform him of the graveness of his situation — his crimes are so numerous that he'll be shuttled between his cell and a courtroom for 10 years before even being sentenced. Yuri coolly explains why and how he won't ever set foot in a courtroom and how he will be immediately released because he acts as a middleman for none other than the President, while all of Valentine's hard work will be for naught.
Yuri Orlov: The reason I'll be released is the same reason you think I'll be convicted. I do rub shoulders with some of the most vile, sadistic men calling themselves leaders today. But some of these men are the enemies of your enemies. And while the biggest arms dealer in the world is your boss - the President of the United States, who ships more merchandise in a day than I do in a year - sometimes it's embarrassing to have his fingerprints on the guns. Sometimes he needs a freelancer like me to supply forces he can't be seen supplying. So. You call me evil, but unfortunately for you, I'm a necessary evil.
- Valentine attempts to top this speech with a "I would tell you to go to hell, but I think you're already there," one-liner but it's pretty hollow in light of the disillusionment he's just walked headlong into.