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For instance, I was a little surprised that the Shiites
by Juan Cole

For instance, I was a little surprised that the Shiites
didn't rise up against Saddam and the Baath party across
most of the country when the Americans moved in March and April of 2003.
- Juan Cole

Take the decision in early March to arrest Muqtada
al-SaDr. It was made apparently without knowledge or
understanding of the nature of his movement or how widespread it is.
- Juan Cole

My main expertise is in the past, but if I have to
extrapolate into the future,
I would say: no good news any time soon and an obvious
exit strategy is not apparent to me.
- Juan Cole

I think it's really unfortunate that academics have
been sidelined in most important policy debates.
- Juan Cole

 

Administering another country is always a very tricky proposition.
- Juan Cole

Partisan politics has no place in the classroom.
- Juan Cole

I speak Urdu quite a lot, too, and I read a lot of Persian.
- Juan Cole

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It's not proper for a professor to go before a class
and promote one party or another.
That's not academic scholarship.
- Juan Cole

Public interest in most of the Middle East was slight at that time;
the Arab-Israeli conflict was all that people were
interested in and that was not my specialty.
- Juan Cole

An occupying power has no right to make significant
alterations in the character of the occupied society,
to change the laws all around, without a strong security reason and so forth.
- Juan Cole

I don't accept the argument of people like David Horowitz
that the government should impose some sort of predetermined
political balance on academic research.
- Juan Cole

I also argued before the war that the administration
was underestimating Arab nationalism and Iraqi nationalism,
that it was not going to be as easy to rule Iraq as they thought.
- Juan Cole

I lived in the Muslim world for 10 years.
- Juan Cole

Did you know that they introduced the 15 percent flat
tax on individual and corporate income in Iraq? Something
that some politicians very much wanted to push in the
United States without success but in Iraq they do it.
- Juan Cole

But September 11 marked a big change in the sense that
the public was suddenly interested,
and as a professor at a public university I felt a
responsibility to respond to all of the inquiries about the Islamic world.
- Juan Cole

I think that there's been an unfortunate tendency for
right wing think tanks to dominate these discussions.
They often produce very shoddy studies and policy recommendations,
which are nevertheless taken very seriously.
- Juan Cole

I believe that the American administration of Iraq has been arrogant,
has pursued policies that are illegal in international
law and has been ignorant and incompetent.
I said this very forthrightly to the senators.
- Juan Cole

I argued that the Bush administration,
and the Coalition officials more recently,
didn't understand Iraqi society.
They thought it was a blank slate, that they could
use Iraqis as guinea pigs.
- Juan Cole

There are certain pursuits which,
if not wholly poetic and true,
do at least suggest a nobler and finer
relation to nature than we know.
The keeping of bees, for instance.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.
- Sun Tzu

The purpose behind terrorism is to instill fear in people -
the fear that electrical power,
for instance, will be taken away or the transportation
system will be taken down.
- Vinton Cerf

Trade is nothing else but a Commutation of Superfluities;
for instance: I give mine,
what I can spare, for somewhat of yours,
which I want, and you can spare.
- Dudley North

Actually, in this instance we do have probably a better
tracking system than was the instance in Canada.
Because this is a dairy cow, they're all individually tagged.
- Ann Veneman

But, for instance, when I was awfully young,
I read all the Oz books.
They were an enormous influence on me.
- Jack Vance

Kids are finding out about the potential for discovery
online from other sources;
many of them have computers at home,
for instance, or their friends have them.
- Daniel Greenberg

For instance, why are we terrorizing this country,
leading with murder and mayhem, when crime is actually on the decline,
as somebody, as somebody mentioned?
- Christiane Amanpour

It is instructive, for instance, to trace the computer
industry's decline in vision,
idealism, creativity, romance and sheer fun as it becomes
more and more important and prosperous.
- Robert Shea

So, for instance, if you came to me,
I'd ask,'Do you want to write? Do you want to improvise?
Why do you want to play this instrument? What do you want to do?'
- Ornette Coleman

My luck is getting worse and worse.
Last night, for instance, I was mugged by a quaker.
- Woody Allen

In horror movies today it's lots of fast cut shot and
lots of loud noises on the soundtrack.
I tried to do the opposite.
Playing with silence for instance.
- Alejandro Amenabar

In the first instance, therefore, global terrorism
created a kind of global community sharing a common fate,
something we had previously considered impossible.
- Ulrich Beck

In no instance is there to be a musical or opera of
Inherit the Wind because it doesn't sing.
It's an intellectual play.
- Jerome Lawrence

The Roman legions were formed in the first instance of citizen soldiers,
who yet had been made to submit to a rigid discipline,
and to feel that in that submission lay their strength.
- Goldwin Smith

Every single instance of a friend's insincerity increases
our dependence on the efficacy of money.
- William Shenstone

For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty,
many souls must be trampled.
- Hunter S. Thompson

Bush is morally a universalist.
For instance, he says the freedom is good,
the same thing is good, all over the world.
So in that sense he's a universalist.
- Peter Singer

The influence of Paris, for instance,
is now minimal.
Yet a lot is written about Paris fashion.
- Geoffrey Beene

For instance, if you're playing a record with drums -
horns would sound nice to enhance it so you get a record
with horns and slip it in at certain times.
- Grandmaster Flash

I like to hear melodies that go from one extreme to the next-
saxophone to a bell to a whistle,
for instance.
- Roscoe Mitchell

As Buddy Rich, for instance, broke into the business at the age of three,
I think it was, on drums, so indeed did I break into
the business at the age of four as a singer.
- Mel Torme

A colour is a physical object as soon as we consider its dependence,
for instance, upon its luminous source,
upon other colours, upon temperatures,
upon spaces, and so forth.
- Ernst Mach

But now I know that it is very important that all buildings should be consistent,
that this is the quality of the Gothic cathedral,
for instance, that we like.
- Minoru Yamasaki

Now, the instrumentation in the jazz band and the jazz
dance band has gone through many evolutions.
For instance, in the 'twenties the tradition was two or three saxophones.
- Gerry Mulligan

My philosophy about the game, for instance,
is that you have players out there who really do different things.
- Tiffeny Milbrett

You can learn many things from children.
How much patience you have, for instance.
- Franklin P. Jones

After my own for instance, my favourite is Princess Leia.
- Peter Mayhew

I must say to you that my intensions for instance doing German,
it is because Victoria de los Angeles is nothing to
do with wanting to be like a German singer.
- Victoria de los Angeles

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless;
peacocks and lilies for instance.
- John Ruskin

There was a failure to recognize the deep problems in AI;
for instance,
those captured in Blocks World.
The people building physical robots learned nothing.
- Marvin Minsky

You know, Motorcycle Diaries has no incredible stories,
no sudden plot twists, it doesn't play that way.
It's about recognizing that instance of change and embracing it.
- Gael Garcia Bernal

A man speaks only when driven to speech by something outside himself -
like,
for instance, he can't find any clean socks.
- Jean Kerr

In no instance have...
the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people.
- James Madison

The Border Ballads, for instance, and the Robin Hood Ballads,
clearly suppose a state of society which is nothing
but a very circumscribed and not very important heroic age.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever...
money, for instance, or war.
- Saul Bellow

Just the concept of personal freedom within a democracy,
for instance, is a relatively young idea -
only about 300 years old in this country.
- Daniel Greenberg

The critical principle demanded an examination,
for instance, of the contribution of different periods,
thus to some extent embarking on historical linguistics.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

If you'll think about various series you've read,
can you think of any instance in which,
say, the tenth volume of the series is notably better
than the first nine? I can't.
- Thomas Perry

The parallels between 9/11 and Pearl Harbor are striking.
In each instance there were warning signs before the attack,
and in each instance our government failed to connect the dots.
- Diane Watson

For instance, I always have one hanging in Budapest in the mayors office.
- Tony Curtis

The judge decided in this case that both the state
and the defense would have the opportunity to respond
to certain kinds of press.
This is one such instance.
- Catherine Crier

If my children do not behave according to Islam,
if they do not pray for instance, I will punish them.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

For instance, it's a little better now than it was two or three years ago,
but something like 70% of the poems I receive seem
to be written in the present indicative.
- Peter Davison

It depends who the director is you know,
I mean Ken Loach for instance.
I've done up to 32 takes with him.
- Robert Carlyle

There are many resistance movements in the world,
like the IRA for instance.
But it is only Islamic resistance movements that are
put on the terrorist list.
This is what I am saying.
- Ahmed Yassin

Women speak because they wish to speak,
whereas a man speaks only when driven to speak by something outside himself like,
for instance, he can't find any clean socks.
- Jean Kerr

The reality is that during the Reagan years,
for instance, we doubled the amount of revenue that
we were sending to Washington,
D.C.
after the tax cuts took effect.
- Mike Pence

The constitutional questions are in the first instance
not questions of right but questions of might.
- Ferdinand Lassalle

I do think that, for instance, we've been very lucky
to have theatrical careers and be associated with Shakespeare
which sometimes gives you a kind of bogus kudos.
- Kenneth Branagh

I think the quality of something like the Beveridge,
for instance, will have a life of its own.
- Neville Marriner

We've achieved this feeling, for instance,
with the colors.
The colors in the park are harmonious with each other,
not like in big cities where they don't.
- John Hench

If I remember rightly Holland for instance has something like 45,
and it's a much smaller country.
In comparison we have very few and they are very badly financed.
- Richard Rogers


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