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Donald Rumsfeld Quotes

207 Donald Rumsfeld quotes:

"The fact of the matter is that the military experts on the ground from the beginning have said what they thought the number ought to be,"
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"A growth in China's power projection understandably leads other nations to question China's intentions, and to adjust their behavior in some fashion."
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"If the world decides to impose choices on us, then we'll make choices with respect to the things we're doing and deal with those problems,"
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"Those of us in the United States and in other countries around the world, free countries, hope that the choices they make are choices toward a more open society, a more transparent society."
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"I don't know what the circumstances of the leadership of the country is, ... I don't think people in the country know. We haven't seen any evidence in recent days."
"We believe we have made progress in eliminating defense sites around the country... [but] we cannot state with certainty that we destroyed the dozens of command and control and leadership facilities we selected."
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"Include others. As Senator Pat Moynihan said, "Stubborn opposition to proposals often has no other basis than the complaining question, 'Why wasn't I consulted?'"
"What will follow will not be a repeat of any other conflict."
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"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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"I want to emphasize how important it is that Congress pass the final legislation prior to the upcoming Senate recess,"
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"I think a delay is not helpful, ... How a few days' delay in this process would affect the insurgency, I think that it wouldn't. Who knows? Time will tell, we'll all know soon enough."
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"The process has been delayed a bit, but democracy has never been described as speedy, efficient or perfect,"
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"Our dependence on operations in space, however, makes us somewhat vulnerable to new challenges. It's only logical to conclude that we must be attentive to these vulnerabilities and pay careful attention to protecting and promoting our interests in space,"
"The adjustments being announced are the recognition of the Iraqi people's progress in assuming added responsibility for their country."
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"making an assessment and providing some advice and working with the Philippine troops."
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"If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much."
"Reduce the layers of management. They put distance between the top of an organization and the customers."
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"In fact, in a number of parts of the country, people already have more food, water and electricity than they had under the old regime, ... But some do not have these necessities, and the coalition is working day and night to help provide them."
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"Twenty-five million people in Iraq are free, ... They've been liberated. The schools are functioning. There's a new interim constitution that protects the rights of women and will protect minorities and ethnic elements in that country. It's an advance for freedom."
"you could have a constitution not only passed -- which I have believed all along it would pass -- but passed with the support of a much broader element within the Sunni community."

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