We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.
— Will Rogers
We'll have to move these civilians. Can't see the target for the limbo dancers. SAS Commander:
Those are innocent bystanders! US Major:
There's no such thing in my experience. They're all hand in glove with the gooks. SAS Commander:
We are not in Vietnam now, Major. Those chaps carry British passports. And if any of them have to die, it'll be by a British bullet.
"What about self defense? What if a bystander pulls a gun?"
"Then he's no longer a bystander, is he?"
— Sword of Gideon (1986)
Good Lord! Don't you care what happens to these people? Barry:
I didn't tell her that's exactly
how I felt after New Krypton
. After my people killed thousands
of innocent bystanders.