Donald Rumsfeld Quotes

Donald Rumsfeld Quotes: An institution that...would permit Iraq, a terrorist state that refuses to disarm, to become soon the chair of the United Nations Commission on Disarmament, and which recently elected Libya - a terrorist state - to chair the United Nations Commission on Human Rights of all things, seems not to be even struggling to regain credibility. That these acts of irresponsibility could happen now, at this moment in history, is breathtaking.
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Donald Rumsfeld Quote: Work continuously to trim the White House staff from your first day to your last. All the pressures are to the contrary.
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Quotes about Donald Rumsfeld: A few. . . critics are the only people I ever heard use the phrase 'imminent threat.' I didn't, the president didn't.
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Quote about Donald Rumsfeld: There will be good moments, and there will be less good moments.
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Donald Rumsfeld Sayings: What is needed [to combat terrorism], in my view, is resolve, not retreat; courage, not concession. Rather than thinking in terms of an exit strategy, focus on a strategy for success.
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Donald Rumsfeld Saying: A terrorist can attack any time, any place using any technique and you can't defend everywhere against every technique at every moment.
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Sayings about Donald Rumsfeld: We [the USA] do have a big nation's problem. We have the problem of a nation that's got two oceans, oceans on either side. People come from all across the globe and want to live here and they want to work here and they want to invest here. And that's a good thing. And they make up this country. But as a people, we [americans] are not highly skilled in languages. We're not highly skilled in knowledge of other cultures. And that's a problem.
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Saying about Donald Rumsfeld: I cannot give any assurances. I'm not in that business. I haven't been, and I don't intend to get into it. People who try to make predictions about things or assurances often find they're wrong.
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Donald Rumsfeld Quotes: Don't divide the world into 'them' and 'us.' Avoid infatuation with or resentment of the press, the Congress, rivals, or opponents. Accept them as facts. They have their jobs and you have yours.
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Donald Rumsfeld Quote: As you know, you go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time. Since the Iraq conflict began, the Army has been pressing ahead to produce the armor necessary at a rate that they believe -- it's a greatly expanded rate from what existed previously, but a rate that they believe is the rate that is all that can be accomplished at this moment.
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Quotes about Donald Rumsfeld: What is the value of having millions of people in Iraq not having a repressive regime? What is the value of having the Iraqi regime not shooting at UK and US aircraft almost every day? What is the value of the Iraqis having a free press? What is the value of the foreign minister of Iraq going to Paris, calling for an end of the Gadhafi regime and citing Iraq as a model, as an example, that in fact a freer political system can exist in that part of the world?
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Quote about Donald Rumsfeld: The problem is the people who tend to be the best organized are the most radical and the most vicious.
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Donald Rumsfeld Sayings: Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House.
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Donald Rumsfeld Saying: It is the photographs that gives one the vivid realization of what actually took place. (On photographs from Abu Ghraib prison.)
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Sayings about Donald Rumsfeld: If you can't solve a problem, make it bigger.
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Saying about Donald Rumsfeld: We are in the process of trying to liberate that country. And at the moment where the war ends and the coalition forces occupy the areas where those capabilities - chemical and biological weapons - are likely to be, to the extent they haven't been moved out of the country, it obviously is important to find them.
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Donald Rumsfeld Quotes: When business accepts help from the government, it can be like going to bed with a hippopotamus. It's nice and warm for the moment, but then your bedmate rolls over and crushes you.
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Donald Rumsfeld Quote: If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much.
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