Donald Rumsfeld Quotes

207 Donald Rumsfeld quotes:

"We'd like to see them improve and I believe that (China) would, too, ... The question is if we can find ways to do it that are comfortable from both nations' standpoint."
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"is everyone's last choice."
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"We now have people from ... two or three handfuls of countries ... and my first choice would be for many of those to end up back in their countries to be processed through their systems, ... We undoubtedly will end up processing them through the criminal justice system ... I suspect there will be some military commissions."
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"We will be focusing on those quality of life issues: health, and education, and housing and pay,"
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"It is easier to get into something than to get out of it."
"And it's been a good cooperation, and we've shared some information, and we think that over time it ought to be beneficial."
"I think that you can have a legitimate insurgency in a country that has popular support and has a cohesiveness and has a legitimate gripe. These people don't have a legitimate gripe,"
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"They know that they're the ones who are going to have to grab that country, and it's time,"
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"It is their country; they ultimately are going to have to provide security for that country,"
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"The minute that Saddam Hussein and his small ruling clique sense that they're out of danger, I suspect that they'll have no further incentive to cooperation, and any U.N. inspection and disarmament efforts could then fail,"
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"He will either deal with the problem of disarming or he will tell the world community that he is unwilling to -- and the next choice, as the president has suggested, is with the United Nations and the members of the Security Council,"
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"As the president said, it is a natural disaster of historic proportion, ... No one can come up with anything that approximates this in the history of our country."
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"What they need is blankets and tents and medicines. They have a lot of doctors, people on the ground."
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"They haven't stopped it and they're not going to win, ... The thought of their prevailing in this conflict is a terrible thought."
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"it is our expectation the secretary will seek a higher figure and we will of course take a look at it."
"There's a lot more fighting that's going to be done. More people are going to be killed, let there be no doubt. This is not over, despite all the celebrations on the street."
"It's not clear to me that that will even be decided until after the government that follows the interim government is in place."
"And the only thing that will have changed is that you've now got the interim government and the coalition forces with the same goal, ... but it will require interaction between the two of them because there will be a government for the first time in place of the Taliban."
"Our department doesn't do that kind of thing. It's against the law. However, it is fun to play the 'what if' game."
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"Preparing for the future will require us to think differently and develop the kinds of forces and capabilities that can adapt quickly to new challenges and to unexpected circumstances,"
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