Between an uncontrolled escalation and passivity, there is a demanding road of responsibility that we must follow.
— Dominique de Villepin

We've protected thousands of people in Libya; we have not seen a single U.S. casualty; there's no risks of additional escalation. This operation is limited in time and in scope.
Barack Obama escalation quote

Our numbers have increased in Vietnam because the aggression of others has increased in Vietnam. There is not, and there will not be, a mindless escalation.
— Lyndon B. Johnson

What's going on in the Senate is kind of a politics of escalation. We're getting sort of like the Mideast: pay back everybody when you're in charge.
— Lindsey Graham

It's almost inevitable there's going to be an escalation on both sides.
— escalation quotation by Bill Luther