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While people out there on the spot certainly have to be held accountable for what they’ve done personally, the chain of command responsibility for this…
We need to go to the niceties of approaching the U. N. and let them have a chance to take it over, but we should…
Military officers from different countries, when they meet each other, tend to sort of fall in love, become mutual admiration societies, at the expense of…
It was, however, in the interest of Osama bin Laden for us to destroy a secular Arab leader; it was very much in the interest…
In World War II in Germany, we had a ration for one U.S. soldier, or one allied soldier for every twenty inhabitants. The ratio in…
I will make a general statement that we have not had anything like the policy of holding people in high office responsible for their acts…
I remember serving in Vietnam in that war, and many of us at the major Lieutenant Colonel, colonel level were frustrated that no one in…
In fact, it struck me when we invaded last year that if we did it without European and East Asian support, we were risking losing…
I’ve decided that the political context is such that the only way reform will finally come about in the Russian military is that the deterioration…
The whole notion of land property rights in the Arab world is different from that in Europe.
The presidents I served under don’t have anything to do with my politics.
Second, recent polls over there show that the majority of Iraqis want us to leave precipitously.
Once we destroyed the Saddam regime, we knew there was going to be a civil war.
It was not in our interest to enter Iraq in the first place.
I have never belonged to a party. I don’t have party affiliation.
Firing off 1,000 or 500 or 2,000 nuclear warheads on a few minutes’ consideration has always struck me as an absurd way to go to…
To say that you now trust the Russian military command and control system because some Russian general told you from the bottom of his heart…
Also, General Zinni, who commanded central command, was very much opposed to the war in the first place, as I was. We were both quoted…
So the idea that you could put Kurds, Shiite Arabs, and Sunni Arabs in a nice, liberal, federal system in Iraq in a short amount…
But I would make it unambiguously clear that we are going to withdraw, and if Iraq falls into civil war and if all these unhappy…
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