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  • What the fundamentalists are doing is a total negation of their own faith - encouraging and lionizing suicide bombers and killing women and children, hardly in keeping with the teachings of Prophet Mohammed.

  • A durable, long-term U.S.-China strategic relationship is even more important now than in previous decades. The relationship will continue to grow and prosper to the mutual benefit of all peoples.

  • Constitutionally, gentlemen, you have the president, the vice president and the secretary of state, in that order, and should the president decide he wants to transfer the helm to the vice president, he will do so. As for now, I'm in control here, in the White House.

    "Trends Of 2010: The Political Year In Review". "Talk of the Nation" with Neal Conan, www.npr.org. December 15, 2010.
  • I probably carry more scar tissue on my derrière than any other candidate-that's political scar tissue.

  • Sooner or later something had to give. But President Bush, faced with the unprecedented affront of 9-11, could not wait to take action. So he had to do what we were capable of doing, and he did it brilliantly.

  • In Desert Storm, we had too many troops; in Afghanistan probably not enough for the major commitment we have made.

  • To declare the Cold War over, and declare democracy has won out over totalitarianism, is a measure of arrogance and wrong-headedness.

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  • The warning message we sent the Russians was a calculated ambiguity that would be clearly understood.

  • I am in control here, in the White House.

    Quoted in Wash. Post, 4 Apr. 1981
  • I started out as a Cold Warrior, even my last years in grade school.

  • The world awaits Beijing's hosting of the 2008 Olympics, an occasion which will bring into the global spotlight the dramatic advances China is making in enhancing the quality of life for its people.

  • As I look back at the span of the Cold War in those early days, in the '50s, for example, there was a great deal of Soviet propaganda here in the United States, but it was clumsy, and it was anchored to a lot of ideological support in certain circles in America itself.

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  • Israel is the largest American aircraft carrier in the world that cannot be sunk, does not carry even one American soldier, and is located in a critical region for American national security.

  • I think the new generations in America, the America's youth, no longer care about Vietnam. They don't want to hear any more about it.

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  • The loss of candor is grievous, and in my opinion it may yet prove to be mortal, because if we cannot discuss our problems in plain speech that describes reality, it is unlikely that we will be able to solve them.

  • That's not a lie, it's a terminological inexactitude.

    "Would I Lie To You?" by Leigh W. Rutledge, 1998.
  • Those who are seeking ways to tap into the potential of e-mail will find themselves in a position to capitalize on the pending explosion in Internet usage.

  • You have to look at the history of the Middle East in particular. It has been one of failure and frustration, of feudalism and tribalism.

  • More often than not, Americans and Westerners overestimated the power and capability of the Soviet Union.

  • There are contingency plans in the NATO doctrine to fire a nuclear weapon for demonstrative purposes, to demonstrate to the other side that they are exceeding the limits of toleration in the conventional area.

  • Syria is a terrorist state by any definition and is so classified by the State Department. I happen to think Iran is too. Iraq, Iran, Syria, they're all involved.

  • Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level.

  • I'm the only American alive or dead who presided unhappily over the removal of a vice president and a president.

  • You know, it's very clear, as one looks back on history again of the Cold War that, following the crisis in Cuba, following the Khrushchev - beating down of Jack Kennedy in Vienna, that President Kennedy believed that we had to join the battle for the Third World, and the next crisis that developed in that regards was Vietnam.

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  • Let them march all they want, as long as they continue to pay their taxes.

  • Prior to his takeover of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini was camping near Paris, giving daily news conferences to a fawning international press corps without a murmur of complaint to France from the United States about the disaster it was coddling in the incredibly naive liberal belief that this extremist cleric would be an improvement over the Shah.

  • Propaganda was an important arm of the Soviet diplomacy, very important.

  • Then came the hostage crisis during which Carter did nothing to rattle the ayatollahs who hung tough until Ronald Reagan was inaugurated, when they suddenly backed down.

  • We didn't do anything wrong, but among the lessons learned, given the magnitude of the problems we now face in Afghanistan, a major U.S. force on the ground would convince the world we were in for the long-haul recovery of a country devastated by 21 years of warfare.

  • I think that perhaps the classic propagandists of the - in the Second World War was Winston Churchill. He was extremely skilled and adept at it.

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    Alexander Haig

    • Born: December 2, 1924
    • Died: February 20, 2010
    • Occupation: Former United States Secretary of State