I’m not a fan of what we call ‘friendly fire’ or ‘blue on blue.’ We don’t want to have that.
I had a hope that the Iraqis would embrace a new government, would establish a new Iraq very quickly, and, but I never had that as an expectation.
I’m a pretty serious Independent.
I think any time we lose people, it’s a hard moment.
If terrorists succeeded in using a weapon of mass destruction against the U.S. or one of our allies, it would likely have catastrophic consequences for our cherished republican form of government.
I, for one, begin with intent. There is no question that, Saddam Hussein had intent to do harm to the Western alliance and to the United States of America.
I’m not a fan almost anywhere of announcing to the enemy of what I’m going to do.
The military infrastructure grew me. My faith in God is important, my belief in my country is important, my relationship to my family is important, the things that Mom and Dad tell you growing up are important.
As I look at President Bush, I think he will ultimately be judged as a man of extremely high character.
No plan survives contact with the enemy.
No one hates war like a soldier hates war.
Probably we’ll think of Bush in years to come as an American hero.
If the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government.
We have learned that precision munitions go precisely where they’re targeted to go. We’ve learned that the introduction of human beings in the equation, who can cause the precision munitions to go precisely where they should go, pays a huge dividend.
We have learned the need to be flexible or to have flexible forces, agile forces, who can move quickly, secure themselves when they arrive in a location, assess the needs of a given mission, and move to that mission.