Donald Rumsfeld Quotes


207 Donald Rumsfeld quotes:



"[While cautioning that Operation Iraqi Freedom was still far from over and] there's a lot more fighting that's going to be done, ... a very good day."
"[In Washington, thousands of people marched in remembrance of the attacks and in tribute to troops fighting overseas.] I wish we could say ... that we were gathering today to commemorate a danger that had long since past, ... But we cannot. The enemy, though seriously weakened and continuously under pressure, continues to plot attacks, and the danger they pose to the free world is real and present."
"The Iraqi soldiers and officers must ask themselves whether they want to die fighting for a doomed regime or do they want to survive, help the Iraqi people in the liberation of their country and play a role in a new free Iraq."
"We are capable of fighting two major regional conflicts,"
"If anybody thinks that I'm [in Iraq] to throw water on a fire, they're wrong,"
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Fire Quotes
"My personal belief is that today we have reached some progress. ... The meetings will continue later this week in Washington,"
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Belief Quotes
"A growth in China's power projection understandably leads other nations to question China's intentions, and to adjust their behavior in some fashion."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Behavior 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,"
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Beginning 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."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Believe Quotes
"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,"
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Community Quotes
"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?'"
"The Sunnis have got to make a choice: Do they want to live in a society that's free?"
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Choice Quotes
"But that may be a distinction without a difference for someone from the Arab community,"
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Community Quotes
"What will follow will not be a repeat of any other conflict."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Conflict Quotes
"entering a very dangerous aspect of this conflict."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Conflict Quotes
"What will follow will not be a repeat of any other conflict, ... It will be of a force and scope and scale that has been beyond what has been seen before."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Conflict Quotes
"They haven't stopped it and they're not going to win, ... The thought of their prevailing in this conflict is a terrible thought."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Conflict Quotes
"It is easier to get into something than to get out of it."
"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."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Congress Quotes
"I want to emphasize how important it is that Congress pass the final legislation prior to the upcoming Senate recess,"
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Congress Quotes



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