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All defense secretaries in wartime have,
by Bill Kristol

All defense secretaries in wartime have,
needless to say, made misjudgments.
- Bill Kristol

In any case, decisions on troop levels in the American
system of government are not made by any general or
set of generals but by the civilian leadership of the war effort.
- Bill Kristol

These soldiers deserve a better defense secretary than the one we have.
- Bill Kristol

Shouldn't Democrats insist that Sen.
Durbin step down as their whip, the number two man in their leadership?
- Bill Kristol

 

Surely our inaction with respect to Syria is a poor
precedent if we're fighting a war on terror.
- Bill Kristol

Bush is no conservative.
- Bill Kristol

If the American people really come to a settled belief
that Bush lied us into war,
his presidency will be over.
- Bill Kristol

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Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm,
but willing to draw blood in its defense.
- Mark Overby

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think the environment should be put in the category
of our national security.
Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad.
Otherwise what is there to defend?
- Robert Redford

There are only two things we should fight for.
One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.
- Smedley Butler

Humor is just another defense against the universe.
- Mel Brooks

My father never raised his hand to any one of his children,
except in self-defense.
- Fred Allen

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a
good defense cannot beat a better offense.'
In other words a good offense wins.
- Dan Quayle

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

There is no defense against adverse fortune which is
so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
- Thomas W. Higginson

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first,
and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
- Red Auerbach

Each and every Notary Public plays a crucial role in
combating identity theft.
They serve as our front line of defense and the public
is safer because of the job they do.
- Ken Salazar

My job is to give the president and secretary of defense
military advice before they know they need it.
- John W. Vessey, Jr.

Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation,
that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?
- Patrick Henry

The logical thing is to implement the Arab Defense Agreement.
- Bashar al-Assad

Extol Jewish virtue, modern Zionism and the Israeli Defense Forces.
- Geraldo Rivera

There is nothing so skillful in its own defense as imperious pride.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

Rock and roll music - the music of freedom frightens
people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms.
- Salman Rushdie

I get a kick out of watching a team defense me.
A player moves two steps in one direction and I hit
it two steps the other way.
It goes right by his glove and I laugh.
- Rod Carew

I always root for the defense.
- Wellington Mara

The aims of life are the best defense against death.
- Primo Levi

Truth is the best defense.
- Ward Churchill

Last year, Congress gave the Department of Defense
the authority to design a new civilian personnel system
for its employees as part of the defense authorization bill.
- Norm Dicks

I think all of you know there is no adequate defense
against massive nuclear attack.
- George Wald

A faithful friend is a strong defense;
And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.
- Louisa May Alcott

There's nothing wrong with being a Conservative and
coming up with a Conservative believe in foreign policy
where we have a strong national defense and we don't go to war so carelessly.
- Ron Paul

Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense,
and for a defense only!
It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence.
- Adam Smith

We do not need to eat animals, wear animals,
or use animals for entertainment purposes,
and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure,
amusement, and convenience.
- Gary L. Francione

Lying is an elementary means of self-defense.
- Susan Sontag

Right is its own defense.
- Bertolt Brecht

Our firefighters are our last line of defense,
baby.
- Jack Scalia

The only defense is offense, which means that you have
to kill more women and children more quickly than the
enemy if you wish to save yourselves.
- Stanley Baldwin

The type of athletes we draft still need types of versatility
on the defense side of the ball,
run the offense.
You should still be concerned on the offense side of the ball.
- Isiah Thomas

There can be no defense like elaborate courtesy.
- Edward V. Lucas

Without comedy as a defense mechanism I wouldn't be able to survive.
- Garry Shandling

The backbone of our nation's domestic defense against
terrorist attacks will continue to be the men and women
in local law enforcement and emergency services.
- Saxby Chambliss

I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense;
I call it intelligence.
- Malcolm X

The problem in defense is
how far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.
And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

I think I came to see Islam, or at least one part of Islam,
as an important defense mechanism against the commercialization of the world.
- Peter Jennings

I want each and every West Virginian to have bragging rights.
I want to stop playing defense and start playing offense.
So, together, let us grab the reins of history.
- Joe Manchin III

In my own defense, I wrote a one-man show,
and that to me was more where I fit.
- Christopher Meloni

A little tough talk in the midst of a campaign or as
part of a presidential debate cannot obscure a record
of 30 years of being on the wrong side of defense issues.
- Dick Cheney

But the federal government, our collective government,
has responsibilities that none of these other levels
of government can fulfill;
and chief among these is national defense.
- Don Nickles

That's how you win - pitching and defense.
- Derek Jeter

National Missile Defense is of a nature to retrigger
a proliferation of weapons,
notably nuclear missiles.
Everything that goes in the direction of proliferation is a bad direction.
- Jacques Chirac

Defense to me is the key to playing baseball.
- Willie Mays

If I had to resign every time the Cabinet disagrees with me,
I could not last as a Defense Minister one week.
- Moshe Dayan

America needs to be defended.
We need missile defense to better police the skies over the United States.
- Rudy Giuliani

The defendant wants to hide the truth because he's generally guilty.
The defense attorney's job is to make sure the jury
does not arrive at that truth.
- Alan Dershowitz

For there is no defense for a man who,
in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.
- Aeschylus

Brave men do not gather by thousands to torture and
murder a single individual,
so gagged and bound he cannot make even feeble resistance or defense.
- Ida B. Wells

We need a defense budget that's big enough to sustain
an increase in the size of the Army.
- James Talent

Lawyers claim that their clients have been grossly mistreated,
which is what criminal defense lawyers are paid to do.
- Kenneth Starr

For target shooting, that's okay.
Get a license and go to the range.
For defense of the home, that's why we have police departments.
- James Brady

The sacrifices made by veterans and their willingness
to fight in defense of our nation merit our deep respect and praise -
and to the best in benefits and medical care.
- Sue Kelly

The Internet was developed in large part by U.S.
government research funding to develop new communications networks,
starting with a network created by the Department of Defense.
- Robin Hayes

A nation that continues year after year
to spend more money on military defense
than on programs of social uplift
is approaching spiritual doom.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It's always great when a defense is able to create turnovers and score.
That's something we missed last year.
We'd get some turnovers, but we never scored points.
- Nick Ferguson

And we ask the American people to play an important
part of our layered defense.
We ask for cooperation, patience and a commitment to
vigilance in the face of a determined enemy.
- Janet Napolitano

So-called defense now absorbs sixty per cent of the national budget,
and about twelve per cent of the Gross National Product.
- George Wald

It's a failure of national vision when you regard children as weapons,
and talents as materials you can mine,
assay, and fabricate for profit and defense.
- John Hersey

It's pitching, hitting and defense that wins.
Any two can win.
All three make you unbeatable.
- Joe Garagiola

When France resolved, along with England,
to lend assistance in the legitimate defense of Poland,
the realization burst on us that a conflict of awesome
proportions was inevitable.
- Rene Cassin


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