Donald Rumsfeld Quotes


207 Donald Rumsfeld quotes:



"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."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Choice Quotes
"will make the right choices -- choices that will serve the world's real interests in regional peace and security."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Choice Quotes
"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,"
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Choice Quotes
"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."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Choice Quotes
"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."
"Our department doesn't do that kind of thing. It's against the law. However, it is fun to play the 'what if' game."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Fun Quotes
"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,"
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Future Quotes
"You folks have helped to liberate 25 million human beings, ... You've also performed any number of acts of kindness, generosity and compassion to the Iraqi people that you've worked with."
"be useful to take a moment to retrace the actual history."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: History Quotes
"This is an important moment in Iraqi history,"
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: History Quotes
"probably unmatched in history."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: History Quotes
"My hope is that they will either be killed or taken prisoner."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Hope Quotes
"Obviously the hope and goal of all of the nations that have troops in the Balkans, is that over a period of time the parties on the ground will sort through their differences in a peaceful and constructive way and find the kind of civil structures that will enable them to have the stability that would be necessary for them on a more durable basis,"
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Hope Quotes
"Whether the forces would come home or whether they'd move farther south on the peninsula or whether they'd move to some neighboring area are the kinds of things that are being sorted out,"
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Home Quotes
"We must be careful not to give terrorists the false hope that if they can simply hold on long enough, they can outlast us,"
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Hope Quotes
"I can't tell you if the use of force in Iraq today will last five days, five weeks or five months, but it won't last any longer than that."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Force Quotes
"to force people to think about it in the broadest possible terms."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Force Quotes
"Our objective is not to create dependency but to encourage Iraqi independence, by giving Iraqis increasing responsibility, over time, for the security and governance of their country, ... Because long-term stability comes not from the presence of foreign forces but from the development of functioning local institutions. The sooner Iraqis can take responsibility for their own affairs the sooner U.S. forces can come home."
Author: Rumsfeld Quotes Category: Giving Quotes
"It's not clear to me that that will even be decided until after the government that follows the interim government is in place."
"The Iraqi people are going to sort out what the Iraqi government ought to look like,"



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