Sheppard: Let me guess. You're not gonna le me rescue my people.
Weir: Major, you don't even know if they're alive.
Sheppard: You don't leave people in the hands of the enemy. And the fact that we are having this conversation in private lets me know that you know damn well that it's wrong. And it will totally undermine your leadership. So, as ranking military officer, I...
Weir: All right, just shut up and listen to me for a moment, all right? Come on. What do we know about the Wraith? One of the few things we do know is they are the enemy that defeated the Ancients. When we firse began to use the Stargate we found on Earth we got ourselves into serious trouble. Why?
Sheppard: I don't need a history lesson.
Weir: Because the people in charge didn't consider the ramifications before they reacted.
Sheppard: They took our people. How am I supposed to react?
Weir: And we're defenseless. You said so yourself. How do you know going off on some half-assed rescue mission isn't gonna bring them all right back here at our doorstep?
Sheppard: Maybe it will, but it's the right thing to do. Why? Because it is.