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William Odom Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are naked people in boots on a mountain top firing guns.
- Andy Richter

The Palestinian must stop throwing stones,
and the Israelis must stop firing rockets.
And in the view of the Sharm el-Sheikh summit,
rockets are equal to stones.
- Hassan Nasrallah

Three or four stones in one firing will all react differently.
I try to achieve a balance between those that haven't
progressed enough and those about to go too far.
- Andy Goldsworthy

Management don't really have any problem at all with firing people.
It's a powerful idea that, If I'm not happy,
I'll quit.
I'll try something else!
- Ron Livingston

I don't even like firing people.
I don't think I've ever said, 'You're fired' to anybody.
- Martha Stewart

Indiscriminate firing by police on people is absolute barbarism.
Instead of solving their problems, the government is
trying to suppress the people by force.
- Sheikh Hasina

Stones are checked every so often to see if any have
split or at worst exploded.
An explosion can leave debris in the elements so the
firing has to be abandoned.
- Andy Goldsworthy

It was comical because you're at a firing range,
all these people are so seriously shooting their little guns.
- Ryan Reynolds

In discussions around the hiring and firing of Black faculty at universities,
the charge is frequently heard that Black women are
more easily hired than are Black men.
- Audre Lorde

I could never have imagined that firing 67 people on
national television would actually make me more popular,
especially with the younger generation.
- Donald Trump

I love to go to the playground and watch the children jumping up and down.
They don't know I'm firing blanks.
- Emo Philips

You always know when something works it's a result
of everything firing on all cylinders.
- Gary Cole

I went across the fields to avoid the straight highways,
along the firing lines where people were shooting at a small wooded hill,
which is now covered with wooden crosses and lines
of graves instead of spring flowers.
- Max Beckmann

I have also been attacked by my opponents as someone
seeking to purge university faculties of leftist professors.
This is false.
The first provision of the Academic Bill of Rights
is that no professor should be hired or fired because
of his or her political views.
I have never myself called for the firing of any professor
for his or her political views,
nor would I. - David Horowitz

Agnes Darling, if such should be we never meet again,
while firing my last shot, I will gently breathe the name of my wife -
Agnes -
and with wishes even for my enemies I will make the
plunge and try to swim to the other shore.
- Wild Bill Hickok

Yes.
I did more research than I ever wanted to and saw some things I wish I didn't.
I went on ride-alongs, spent time with Homicide,
Cold Case, and SVU detectives, hung out in subways
learning how to spot pervs and pick-pockets,
viewed an autopsy, went to a police firing range,
and witnessed court cases and I read,
read, read.
- Mariska Hargitay

One gets into a strange psychological,
almost hypnotic, state of mind while on the firing
line which probably prevents the mind's eye from observing
and noticing things in a normal way.
- Fritz Kreisler

This we had to endure with a serious reduction in the price of goods -
added to this early in the ensuing spring our glost
oven fell while firing doing us considerable damage
and rendering it necessary to build a new one.
- John Hawley

Most truths are so naked
that people feel sorry for them
and cover them up,
at least a little bit.
- Edward R. Murrow

We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and
uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
- Mother Teresa

Clothes make the man.
Naked people have little or no influence on society.
- Mark Twain

I can't stand a naked light bulb.
- the movie A Streetcar Named Desire

The Christian missionary may preach the gospel
to the poor naked heathen,
but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe
have as yet heard nothing of Christianity.
- Carl Jung

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

The idea of photographing an Arab man naked and having
him simulate homosexual activity,
and having an American GI woman in the photographs,
is the end of society in their eyes.
- Seymour Hersh

I don't even like to be naked in front of myself!
- Camryn Manheim

It is something actresses need to go through and I
think they look forward to being naked in a movie.
I don't know why, but it is something you need to exhaust from yourself.
- Sophie Marceau

When one tears away the veils and shows them naked,
people's souls give off such a pungent smell of decay.
- Octave Mirbeau

The miser, starving his brother's body,
starves also his own soul, and at death shall creep
out of his great estate of injustice,
poor and naked and miserable.
- Theodore Parker

It's very liberating to be naked in front of a hundred people,
but there's nothing sexual about lovemaking on a movie set.
- Bill Paxton

I have a bronze statue of myself, naked.
I have these really big curls and water comes out of every curl.
It's hot.
- Macy Gray

They say a lot of women would like to see me naked,
but there's not a lens long enough for that.
- Andy Garcia

I'm not photographing anything naked these days.
I haven't been concentrating on bodies recently.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Man's naked form belongs to no particular moment in history;
it is eternal,
and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages.
- Auguste Rodin

I can't even find someone for a platonic relationship,
much less the kind where someone wants to see me naked.
- Gilbert Gottfried

I sleep completely naked to make me believe you are here,
but when I wake up it is not the same thing.
Most of all, don't deceive me with other women any more.
- Camille Claudel

People's attitudes about sex aren't healthy anywhere,
except maybe in those tribes where they go around naked.
- Asia Argento

Apparently I'm the most naked that anyone's been on TNT.
My poor mother.
I'm ready to run away.
- Sheryl Lee

If people see me in some sort of niche,
then that's fine.
As long as it's not The Naked Guy, I don't care.
- Rob Corddry

Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

We can lie in the language of dress or try to tell the truth;
but unless we are naked and bald,
it is impossible to be silent.
- Alison Lurie

I like to walk around my apartment naked.
I like sitting around in the nude watching sports,
actually.
- Kylie Bax

Memory, in widow's weeds, with naked feet stands on a tombstone.
- Aubrey de Vere

My ideal is to wake up in the morning and run around the meadow naked.
- Daryl Hannah

We had seen God in His splendors, heard the text that Nature renders.
We had reached the naked soul of man.
- Ernest Shackleton

If I had a great body, I'd be naked all the time.
- Claire Forlani

Beware of the naked man who offers you his shirt.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu

There are those who so dislike the nude that they find
something indecent in the naked truth.
- F. H. Bradley


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