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" A Commander-in-Chief needs to do two things. One - tell us who the enemy is. And two - say we are fighting to win. "
" All of my high school male teachers were WWII and/or Korean War veterans. They taught my brothers and me the value of service to our country and reinforced what our dad had shown us about the meaning of service. "
" And of course there is so much of World War II that is documented that we never have seen. "
World War II
" And so, the youngsters you have today, even though there are far fewer of them - in World War II 16.5 million men and women in uniform, today roughly a million in uniform in spite of the fact that the country is almost twice as large a population as we had in World War II. "
" As a Marine officer in combat, I was responsible for the lives and safety of all the Marines who served with me. "
" Bill Clinton is not my commander-in-chief. "
" God knows, we don't want prayer. "
" I am here to accept responsibility for that which I did. I will not accept responsibility for that which I did not do. "
" I came here to tell you the truth, the good, the bad and the ugly. "
" I can remember as a young lieutenant being sent into the DMZ in the divided Vietnam, from North Vietnam. "
" I don't think there is another person in America that wants to tell this story as much as I do. "
" If you could have imagined that someone is happy that Obama is president, it has to be Jimmy Carter because he is no longer the worst president in our history. "
" I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the uniformed services of the United States of America, ever violated an order - not one. "
" I like to tell people that I have the best job in the media. All I do is hang around with heroes. I do that every week for my 'War Stories' documentary series - and when FOX News wants - I go off and cover the young Americans we send to places like Afghanistan or Iraq. "
" I'm a military guy. I'm not a political character. "
" I'm still in touch with a lot people who continue to serve our country well. "
" I'm trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer. "
" I never considered myself a fall guy. I know what I did. I know why I did it. I'm not ashamed of it. "
" In my first book, Under Fire, I wrote that I revered Ronald Reagan. That was a dozen years ago. I still feel that way. I think he changed the world for the better for my children and my children's children. "
" In North Korea, grass is a vegetable eaten by the people, and they've got nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles. So, something more stringent than what's been done to North Korea is going to have to work; otherwise, a military strike is the only option. "
" In uniform, I had to make judgments about the best course of action in combat when the only choices were 'bad' or 'worse.' As a member of the media, I only had to decide how to get the best 'shot' - preferably without getting shot. "
" In World War II, the book you have in front of you, it was said and it is probably true, that there was not a single American who did not know the name of somebody serving in uniform. "
" I think as a rifle platoon and company commander your view is about 1,000 meters in front of you and you hope you can cover that ground and not have to back up and give it up again. "
" I thought using the Ayatollah's money to support the Nicaraguan resistance was a neat idea. "
" It's one thing to say don't commit atrocities on the battlefield. It's another thing to say don't get caught doing atrocities. "
" I want to make it clear that I honestly answered every question put to me during the so-called Iran-Contra hearings. But if they didn't ask me about something, I wasn't about to reveal things that would put other people in jeopardy. "
" I was authorized to do everything that I did. "
" I was provided with additional input that was radically different from the truth. I assisted in furthering that version. "
" I would not trade you a billion dollars for the kids I led to combat in Vietnam or in fact any of the Marines that I served with for a quarter of a century. "
" My mom told me a long time ago, 'Never get in a fight with a lady.' "
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