Donald Rumsfeld Quotes

207 Donald Rumsfeld quotes:

"regrettably, completing the constitution is not likely to end all the violence in Iraq or solve all of the country's problems."
"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."
"Obviously I've always believed the sooner the constitution was completed, and sooner it was voted on, the greater the likelihood the Iraqi people would feel they have a stake in the country, and that they have an acceptable set of compromises that would protect them from each other,"
"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."
"I wish the constitution were complete rather than delayed by seven days, or up to seven days."
"Once Iraq is safely in the hands of the Iraqi people, and a government they elected under a new constitution, our troops will be able to come home with the honor they have earned,"
"I have absolutely full confidence in the way the detainees are being handled and treated, ... I've spent a lot of time talking to the people there about 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."
"if he acts with the express purpose of inflicting harm or suffering on a patient within his control."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Control Quotes
"The Secretary of Defense is not a super General or Admiral. His task is to exercise civilian control over the Department for the Commander-in-Chief and the country."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Control Quotes
"To the extent that defense expenditures are judged to be considerably higher than what is published, neighbors understandably wonder what the reason might be for the disparity between what they believe to be reality and public statements,"
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Defense Quotes
"[Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said he was confident the military campaign would be successful in removing Iraqi President Saddam Hussein from power.] Things are going very well, ... the pressure is continuing on the Iraqi regime, and [the regime] will not be there in the period ahead."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Defense Quotes
"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."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Delay Quotes
"The process has been delayed a bit, but democracy has never been described as speedy, efficient or perfect,"
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"The deputy director of central intelligence briefed on that subject. I have no desire to go beyond saying the answer is yes,"
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Desire Quotes
"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,"
"And their massacres of innocents have outraged most Iraqis, rather than attracting broad support. Indeed, polls indicate that the anger against the terrorists and the insurgents is growing."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Anger Quotes
"Find ways to decentralize. Move decision making authority down and out. Encourage a more entrepreneurial approach."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Authority Quotes
"It is a question that is moving around in the department and in the Coalition Provisional Authority, and I believe possibly with the [Iraqi] Governing Council, and it's complicated,"
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Authority Quotes
"is everyone's last choice."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Choice Quotes

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