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Michael Scheuer Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frankly, I'm too scared to ask about the frog.
- the movie Tangled (2010)

Who shall measure the hat and violence of the poet's
heart when caught and tangled in a woman's body?
- Virginia Woolf

Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave when they think
that their children are naive.
- Ogden Nash

I've always done things the hard way.
I was born like a piece of tangled yarn.
The job is trying to untangle it, and I'll probably
go on doing it for the rest of my life.
- Karen Allen

Motivations are too tangled and complex.
- Russell Banks

I had the idea that I should beat up every player I
tangled with and nothing ever convinced me it wasn't a good idea.
- Ted Lindsay

O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!
- Walter Scott

When you make as many speeches and you talk as much
as I do and you get away from the text,
it's always a possibility to get a few words tangled here and there.
- Dan Quayle

Over any such tangled wave of problems the S-1 secret
would be dominant and yet we will not know until after that time probably,
until after that meeting, whether this is a weapon in our hands or not.
- Henry L. Stimson

But the beginning of things, of a world especially,
is necessarily vague, tangled, chaotic,
and exceedingly disturbing.
How few of us ever emerge from such beginning!
How many souls perish in its tumult!
- Kate Chopin

Frankly, I don't mind not being President.
I just mind that someone else is.
- Edward Kennedy

Nobody's irreplaceable, including me.
I think for too long we've had a cult of personality
in this company and in this industry,
and frankly, I'd like to see that diminish.
- Bill Ford

Conservative humor is frankly harder than liberal humor.
You get points for just being liberal.
You can get more points if you make fun of your own side sometimes.
- Ted Rall

I always assume that democracy is the only good form of government,
quite frankly, and democracy is always to be preferred.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Frankly, I mean, sometimes the interpretations I've
seen on some of the songs that I've written are a lot
more interesting than the input that I put in.
- David Bowie

It was not easy to get all my questions answered,
frankly.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

It's important to hold something back,
though, because quite frankly my personal life is pretty
dull and I don't want to bore people with it.
- Matt Lucas

Quite frankly, I've always listened to the black side of the radio dial.
Where I grew up, there was a lot of it and there was
a lot of live music around.
- Boz Scaggs

Every man who says frankly and fully what he thinks
is doing a public service.
- Leslie Stephen

Frankly, I'd like to see the government get out of
war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry.
- Joseph Heller

And frankly, being a woman I think gives me a slightly
different take on a lot of the issues and on a lot
of the solutions to the problems we face.
- Carol Moseley Braun

I would have liked having children to some degree,
but frankly I haven't got the time to take the kids to the goddamn ballgame.
- Albert Ellis

You can't imagine a world, quite frankly,
without a safe and secure aviation system.
And so our job is to really focus on that,
and what we need to do to keep it safe and secure.
- Janet Napolitano

Old age has got to start creeping up on me one day soon,
and frankly I'm very scared.
I don't want to be old.
I've always felt so young.
And I want to stay that way.
- David Niven

We really haven't had very much experience with people
funding their retirement out of the stock market,
and we don't know, frankly, how it would work under every scenario.
- Ron Chernow

I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries,
and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
- Joseph Addison

I say to you quite frankly that
the time for racial discrimination is over.
- Jimmy Carter

Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.
- Dan Quayle

Frankly, no newspaper is set up to monitor for cheats and fabricators.
- Howell Raines

I couldn't join a party that, frankly,
tolerates members who are bigots for one thing,
homophobes, racists.
- Ron Reagan

Frankly, despite my horror of the press,
I'd love to rise from the grave every ten years or
so and go buy a few newspapers.
- Luis Bunuel

By the end of last year we solved a lot of threads,
and it's really good for this new way we're taking
the show to really have these new people and these new energies,
frankly.
- Michael Shanks

I thought, frankly, that it would be more pleasant
to write a memoir than it was.
- Jim Harrison

My employer was never at any time aware of anything
in my past beyond the writing I did,
because, frankly, it isn't relevant to the job I was asked to do,
which was to be a reporter.
- Jeff Gannon

And I maintain good relationships with all the studios
so I've never been bullied into any cut,
frankly.
- Ridley Scott

To be able to pretend to be something that I'm frankly
not is very liberating and exciting.
- Hugh Laurie

I want to be the greatest actor that ever lived,
frankly.
I'd love that.
But I don't need to be.
I just want to be here.
That's it.
- Jim Carrey

Frankly, writing poetry for children is plain old fun,
and I consider myself blessed to have such a delightful career.
- Jack Prelutsky

When you hear somebody justifying a war by citing the Almighty,
I get a little worried, frankly.
- Ron Reagan

The others don't like my interviews.
And frankly, I don't care much for theirs.
- Freddie Mercury

I imagine a lot of people tune in simply to watch reporters
get bitch-slapped by Mother Nature,
and frankly, who can blame them?
- Anderson Cooper

Frankly, my politics are pretty left of left.
- Chris Cooper

Frankly, Governor Romney in his career has created
more jobs than the entire Obama cabinet combined,
so he could actually talk about it.
- Newt Gingrich

I've always wanted to be a spy, and frankly I'm a little
surprised that British intelligence has never approached me.
- Elizabeth Hurley

What will happen to sex after liberation? Frankly,
I don't know.
It is a great mystery to all of us.
- Nora Ephron

And frankly, when I made that record,
hit songs were not what I was trying to achieve.
- Duncan Sheik

Luckily, I'm doing other things besides just modeling,
because frankly, I'm a little bored with it.
- Rebecca Romijn

I'm used to working alone.
Frankly with some of the actors I've worked with,
I've felt like I was working alone.
- Claudia Christian


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