Daniel: You said yourself, we could not and would not devote the resources necessary to win a war.
Hammond: Obviously, I was speaking in terms of military assets... human lives.
Daniel: But, there was a moral issue?
Daniel: But if we could provide the power of all that and more in the form of water, then the moral issue just... evaporates?
Hammond: I shouldn't have to remind you that Apophis is alive and at present, capable of wiping us from the face of this Earth without contest. It is the mandate of this organization to make sure that doesn't happen!
Daniel: I understand that... I do. (pause) We've only ever seen one side of this... do we even know why they're fighting?
Sam: For their lives.
Daniel: Yes! Yes, and I was all for saving those lives, but we're about to go way, way... way beyond that. We're about to turn the tide of a world war we know nothing about, against an enemy that we know nothing about. Is that the right way to get their technology? Yes! But is it the right thing to do?