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Most dramatically, and perhaps least noticed,
by Michael Scheuer

Most dramatically, and perhaps least noticed,
is the violence inside Saudi Arabia itself.
- Michael Scheuer

Our leaders continue to say that we're making strong
headway against this problem.
And I think we are not.
- Michael Scheuer

Until we respect bin Laden, we are going to die in
numbers that are probably unnecessary.
- Michael Scheuer

A nuclear weapon of some dimension, whether it's actually a nuclear weapon,
or a dirty bomb, or some kind of radiological device.
Yes, I think it's probably a near thing.
- Michael Scheuer

 

We are tangled in a very significant Islamic insurgency in Iraq.
- Michael Scheuer

'The war in Iraq - if Osama was a Christian -
it's the Christmas present he never would have expected.
- Michael Scheuer

Sister Virginia used to say, 'You'll be known by the company you keep.'
- Michael Scheuer

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It's not a choice between war and peace.
It's a choice between war and endless war.
It's not appeasement.
I think it's better even to call it American self-interest.
- Michael Scheuer

The treatise found that he was perfectly within his rights to use them.
- Michael Scheuer

You couldn't have done this without killing an Arab prince.
- Michael Scheuer

The uniqueness of the unit was more or less that it
was focused on a single individual.
It was really the first time the agency had done that sort of effort.
- Michael Scheuer

Without the connotation good or bad,
bin Laden's a great man in the sense that he's influenced the course of history.
- Michael Scheuer

Bin Laden does reprehensible activities,
and we should surely take care of that by killing him as soon as we can.
But he's not an irrational man.
He's a very worthy enemy.
He's an enemy to worry about.
- Michael Scheuer

And if that's what the American people want,
then that's what the policy should be,
of course.
But the idea that anything in the United States is
too sensitive to discuss or too dangerous to discuss is really,
I think, absurd.
- Michael Scheuer

No one should be surprised when Osama bin Laden and
al Qaeda detonate a weapon of mass destruction in the United States.
I don't believe in inevitability.
But I think it's pretty close to being inevitable.
- Michael Scheuer

I'm much better informed than Mr. Clarke ever was about
the nature of the intelligence that was available again
Osama bin Laden and which was consistently denigrated
by himself and Mr. Tenet.
- Michael Scheuer

Saudi Arabia was, until just a few years ago,
probably one of the most safe countries on earth.
And now the paper is daily full of activities and shootouts
between Islamists who supported Osama bin Laden and the government there.
- Michael Scheuer

Bin Laden is remarkably eager for Americans to know why he doesn't like us,
what he intends to do about it and then following up
and doing something about it in terms of military actions.
- Michael Scheuer

I think Mr. Clarke had a tendency to interfere too
much with the activities of the CIA,
and our leadership at the senior level let him interfere too much.
So criticism from him I kind of wear as a badge of honor.
- Michael Scheuer

Where he was, where his cells were, where his logistical channels were,
how he communicated.
Who his allies were.
Who donated to them.
I think it's fair to say the entire range of sources were brought to bear.
- Michael Scheuer

One of the great intellectual failures of the American intelligence community,
and especially the counterterrorism community,
is to assume if someone hasn't attacked us,
it's because he can't or because we've defeated him.
- Michael Scheuer

No one wants to abandon the Israelis.
But I think the perception is, and I think it's probably an accurate perception,
that the tail is leading the dog - that we are giving
the Israelis carte blanche ability to exercise whatever
they want to do in their area.
- Michael Scheuer

The world is lousy with Arab princes.
And if we could have got Osama bin Laden,
and saved at some point down the road 3,000 American lives,
a few less Arab princes would have been OK in my book.
- Michael Scheuer

The level of shyness has gone up dramatically in the last decade.
I think shyness is an index of social pathology rather
than a pathology of the individual.
- Philip Zimbardo

Be dramatically willing to focus on the customer at all costs,
even at the cost of obsoleting your own stuff.
- Scott Cook

It's exciting that you've got an entire season to experience
24 hours of highly dramatically charged human experience.
It allows for the close inspection of minutiae in behaviour.
- Xander Berkeley

I think it would be very boring dramatically to have
a film where everybody was a lawyer or doctor and had no faults.
To me, the most important thing is to be truthful.
- Spike Lee

As the population of Georgia increased dramatically,
so did development.
- Roy Barnes

Teen drug use went up dramatically in the 1990s.
- John Walters

Some of the people that I photographed as sticks became much more voluptuous,
much rounder, in some cases dramatically so,
and I think they're even more beautiful.
- Jock Sturges

Very few of the great leaders ever get through their careers without failing,
sometimes dramatically.
- Phil Crosby

My entry into the environmental arena was through the
issue that so dramatically -
and destructively -
demonstrates the link between science and social action:
nuclear weapons.
- Barry Commoner

The issues and challenges surrounding nuclear non-proliferation
are continuously evolving.
They've changed dramatically at several junctures in recent memory.
- Spencer Abraham

If an American audience is given a serious musical
theater piece that is well produced,
dramatically gripping and wonderfully acted,
they'll respond to it.
- Carlisle Floyd

The grand irony, however, is that Southern segregation
was not brought to an end,
nor redneck violence dramatically reduced,
by violence.
- Stanley Crouch

Olympic Gold changed me and my life dramatically.
I became a celebrity overnight and people see me as a famous skater,
not a real person.
- Oksana Baiul

There is at least one point in the history of any company
when you have to change dramatically to rise to the
next level of performance.
Miss that moment - and you start to decline.
- Andy Grove

I think even when homeowners love their room,
it's still a shock, because you left your house,
went to sleep, came home and your room was dramatically
and drastically different.
- Paige Davis

No game in the world is as tidy and dramatically neat as baseball,
with cause and effect, crime and punishment,
motive and result, so cleanly defined.
- Paul Gallico

When you act dramatically in that way it often has
a consequence that is very negative.
- George Woodcock

However now we can create a sound that can truly startle
someone and in terms of sound effects I think the environment
that we are in now has improved dramatically.
- Nobuo Uematsu

I find it enormously valuable to be sure that that
the pacing is what I think it is and that the scenes
have the shape I think they have musically and dramatically.
- Carlisle Floyd

My nomadic childhood dramatically fed my eventual decision to be an actor,
but not in the way you might think.
- Josh Lucas

Corn ethanol can help in the short term,
but it has serious limitations, and none of this is
going to work if we don't dramatically improve the
efficiency of our cars and trucks.
- David Friedman

The quality of my life has changed dramatically -
not the events -
but the way I handle them and my priorities and my sense of drama.
- Ali MacGraw

Though, since the first record, I've dramatically changed
my expectations for our records.
- Daniel Johns

I don't work on a project unless I believe that it
will dramatically improve life for a bunch of people.
- Dean Kamen

The problem is, is that President Bush and the Republican
leadership in the Congress have resisted attempts to
increase dramatically our fuel economy standards over the last five years.
- Ed Markey

When oil and gas prices went up dramatically and filled up the state treasury,
I sent a large share of that revenue back where it belonged -
directly to the people of Alaska.
- Sarah Palin

Today, children are watching more and more television,
and are bombarded over and over with images and content
that have the potential to dramatically influence their behavior.
- Tim Murphy

Some movies I see today have the most dramatic plot
points but the actors are not playing them dramatically.
- Aaron Eckhart

We know that if we can prevent kids from trying drugs in their teenage years,
we dramatically reduce the likelihood that they will
go on to have problems later in life.
- John Walters

Living at the YMCA in Harlem dramatically broadened my view of the world.
- Constance Baker Motley

Things are changing.
I've been training since I was 9 years old to stretch
my wings as an actor dramatically,
but have never really been afforded the opportunity to show that.
- Anthony Anderson

The public's evaluation of the job George W. Bush is
doing as president changed dramatically as a result
of the horrific attacks of September 11 and his response
in leading the country on a campaign against terrorism.
- Thomas E. Mann

Kids just don't read any more.
They spend much more time with video games.
It's just hard to get kids to read anything.
Book sales have dropped dramatically,
too.
I think 90% of the books are bought only by 5% of the US population.
- Stan Sakai

Since Social Security was established by President
Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935 to ensure economic security for American workers,
poverty among American seniors has dramatically declined.
- Steve Israel

We found that just by the way we stood,
affected women dramatically, and if you look at our show,
you'll see that we always stood with our legs open
our fists on hips and our bat bulges forward,
which had a profound effect on women!
- Burt Ward

In reality, we can prove that the incidents of drug,
alcohol abuse and violence have dropped dramatically
among professional athletes -
but the problem is it would be impossible to convince than fans,
because of what they read on the AP wire.
- Leigh Steinberg

So much of it is the design of the shot or the motion of the character;
it's the work you do so that it has the same things that are in the movie.
In just a few frames it's got to communicate something
clearly and dramatically.
- Dennis Muren

And the beautiful open spaces, the forests of Pennsylvania,
the recreational uses that come from having these green open spaces and forests,
they contribute dramatically to the level of our tourism,
dramatically.
- Ed Rendell

It's a good team though that works very closely and very well together,
and all those people putting that effort in,
then I'm sure we will improve dramatically from where
we are now as the season goes on.
- David Leslie

I think that the use of copyright is going to change dramatically.
Part of it is economics.
There is just going to be so much content out there -
there's a scarcity of attention.
Information consumes attention, and there's too much information.
- Esther Dyson

I was probably never going to get to do the kind of
things dramatically that I really wanted to do,
so I returned to theater from time to time,
and to write, and produce.
It's by no means sour grapes.
- Larry Hovis

But if you look at WorldCom, which is the biggest failure to date,
they grew dramatically, they were buying companies
that were bigger than they were and they were doing it off inflated stock.
- Don Nickles

I would always fall down the big main staircase in our house.
My favorite thing in the world was to pretend to be
horribly killed at the top of it,
and to fall dramatically down to the bottom of it.
- David Hyde Pierce

At a time when going to college has never been more important,
it's never been more expensive, and our nation's families
haven't been in this kind of financial duress since the great depression.
And so what we have is just sort of a miraculous opportunity
simply by stopping the subsidy to banks when we already have the risk of loans.
We can plow those savings into our students.
And we can make college dramatically more affordable,
tens of billions of dollars over the next decade.
- Arnie Duncan

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Anger? perhaps there is a better way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right,
than to be responsible and wrong.
- Winston Churchill


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