Donald Rumsfeld Quotes


207 Donald Rumsfeld quotes:



"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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"his gratitude for their service to their country."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Country Quotes
"We know we're finding Iranian weapons inside of the country,"
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"The adjustments being announced are the recognition of the Iraqi people's progress in assuming added responsibility for their country."
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"I ... would recommend that some provision be made so that the senior leadership in that country and their families could be provided haven in some other country,"
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"seems unusual -- after all, our country stands for freedom and the protection of rights."
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"They know that they're the ones who are going to have to grab that country, and it's time,"
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Country Quotes
"They know that they're the ones that 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,"
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Danger Quotes
"Reduce the layers of management. They put distance between the top of an organization and the customers."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Customers Quotes
"If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much."
"We all go through strong emotions when something like this occurs, ... We see it and we're shocked and we're stunned and we're disgusted, and we know in our hearts that we are better than that, and, yet, that is what is being seen in the world as presenting our country."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Emotions Quotes
"Let's say you tried to have an election and you could have it in three-quarters or four-fifths of the country, but some places you couldn't because the violence was too great. Well, that's -- so be it. Nothing's perfect in life. So you have an election that's not quite perfect."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Elections Quotes
"I have no comment on the German elections outcome, but I would have to say that the way it was conducted was notably unhelpful."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Elections Quotes
"In terms of Iraq, the insurgency is going to diminish, I think, after these elections."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Elections Quotes
"They are checking out their environment and determining what their opportunities and their options are, ... Our view is, we are not going to give them any."
"The total size of the Afghan army is a subject that is under discussion, and very likely will continue to be under discussion for several reasons,"
"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."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Certainty Quotes
"In unanimity there may well be either cowardice or uncritical thinking."
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