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The whole notion of land property rights in the Arab
by William Odom

The whole notion of land property rights in the Arab
world is different from that in Europe.
- William Odom

The presidents I served under don't have anything to do with my politics.
- William Odom

Firing off 1,000 or 500 or 2,000 nuclear warheads on
a few minutes' consideration has always struck me as
an absurd way to go to war.
- William Odom

Once we destroyed the Saddam regime,
we knew there was going to be a civil war.
- William Odom

 

Military officers from different countries,
when they meet each other, tend to sort of fall in love,
become mutual admiration societies, at the expense of realities.
- William Odom

In World War II in Germany, we had a ration for one U.S.
soldier, or one allied soldier for every twenty inhabitants.
The ratio in Iraq is about one for a hundred and sixty.
- William Odom

So the idea that you could put Kurds,
Shiite Arabs, and Sunni Arabs in a nice,
liberal, federal system in Iraq in a short amount of time,
six months or a year, boggles the mind.
- William Odom

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Second, recent polls over there show that the majority
of Iraqis want us to leave precipitously.
- William Odom

Also, General Zinni, who commanded central command,
was very much opposed to the war in the first place,
as I was.
We were both quoted to that effect in February of 2003.
- William Odom

I remember serving in Vietnam in that war,
and many of us at the major Lieutenant Colonel,
colonel level were frustrated that no one in the U.S.
wanted to debate it that way.
- William Odom

It was not in our interest to enter Iraq in the first place.
- William Odom

I will make a general statement that we have not had
anything like the policy of holding people in high
office responsible for their acts that I think we should.
- William Odom

But I would make it unambiguously clear that we are going to withdraw,
and if Iraq falls into civil war and if all these unhappy things occur,
we're just going to have to accept them.
- William Odom

Therefore, once U.S.
forces leave, it is almost inevitable that an anti-Western,
anti-U.S.
regime will arise.
- William Odom

I have never belonged to a party.
I don't have party affiliation.
- William Odom

In fact, it struck me when we invaded last year that
if we did it without European and East Asian support,
we were risking losing our alliance in Europe in exchange for Iraq,
and that is a very undesirable exchange.
- William Odom

I've decided that the political context is such that
the only way reform will finally come about in the
Russian military is that the deterioration goes beyond
the point to which these old generals can stand up there and resist it.
- William Odom

To say that you now trust the Russian military command
and control system because some Russian general told
you from the bottom of his heart that's the case,
strikes me as most unrealistic.
- William Odom

We need to go to the niceties of approaching the U. N. and let them have a chance to take it over,
but we should set some sort of date and begin to move
out and leave it to whoever takes over.
- William Odom

While people out there on the spot certainly have to
be held accountable for what they've done personally,
the chain of command responsibility for this strikes
me as just as important and should be dealt with.
- William Odom

We've already seen proliferation.
We started it with Britain, then France.
Then we benignly let the Israelis do it.
The Pakistanis and the Indians have recently done it.
The Chinese have nuclear weapons.
- William Odom

It was, however, in the interest of Osama bin Laden
for us to destroy a secular Arab leader;
it was very much in the interest of the Iranians because
they wanted revenge against Saddam Hussein for Iraq's invasion in 1980.
- William Odom

I don't think that the war serves U.S.
interests.
I think Osama bin Laden's interests and the Iranian
interests are very much served by it,
and it's becoming a huge drain on our resources both material and political.
- William Odom

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The acceptance of oneself is
the essence of the whole moral problem
and the epitome of a whole outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
- The Buddha

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

A contradiction can not exist in reality.
Not in part, nor in whole.
- Terry Goodkind

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
- Joseph Addison

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

The whole world can gossip about you,
and if you don't take it personally you are immune.
- don Miguel Ruiz

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm,
you'll never enjoy the sunshine.
- Morris West

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

That which is hateful to you,
do not do to your fellow.
That is the whole Torah;
the rest is the explanation.
- Talmud (Jewish Wisdom)

Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Existence needs you.
Without you, something will be missing
in existence and nobody can replace it.
Thats what gives you dignity,
that the whole existence will miss you.
- Osho

Take responsibility for your whole life -
regardless of circumstances.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know the whole world is nothing
when it is compared to knowing your own inner mystery of life.
- Osho

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nay, be a Columbus to whole new
continents and worlds within you,
opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
- Henry David Thoreau

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
- Plato

Be content with what you have,
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.
- Lao Tzu

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
- Henry David Thoreau

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

The whole worth of a kind deed is
in the love that inspires it.
- The Talmud

Be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you,
opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
- Henry David Thoreau

God is, even though the whole world deny him.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To transform breakdowns into breakthroughs
is the whole function of a master.
- Osho

My whole goal is to keep my spirit intact.
If that doesn't happen, none of this is worth it.
- Jewel

Our opportunity is to visualize a kinder world.
To sing glad songs of tomorrow -
imagining a world of love -
of the whole world filled with love.
To offer our hand... often.
To breathe deeply and honor ourselves.
To pause and contemplate... just because.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

So powerful is the light of unity
that it can illuminate the whole earth.
- Baha'u'llah

There is no evil and there are
no evil forces in the world.
There are only people of awareness,
and there are people who are fast asleep -
and sleep has no force.
The whole energy is in the hands of the awakened people.
And one awakened person can awaken the whole world.
One lighted candle can make millions of candles lighted
without losing it's light.
- Osho

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The whole world is a cyclone.
But once you have found the center, the cyclone disappears.
This nothingness is the ultimate peak of consciousness.
- Osho

Our opportunity is always to make the choice for Joy.
To see the world with new eyes - open eyes - loving eyes.
To choose compassion and understanding -
for ourselves, our family, our friends,
our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No man is the whole of himself;
his friends are the rest of him.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Life is like jumping out of an airplane without a parachute -
only the last couple seconds are fatal,
but most people are scared to death the whole way down.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

Miracles are a retelling in small letters
of the very same story
which is written across the whole world
in letters too large for some of us to see.
- C. S. Lewis


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