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#1. One of the great upsides to a national book tour is the chance to break out of television's cocoon and interact directly with the American people. - Author: Oliver North
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#2. I can remember as a young lieutenant being sent into the DMZ in the divided Vietnam, from North Vietnam. - Author: Oliver North
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#3. I thought using the Ayatollah's money to support the Nicaraguan resistance was a neat idea. - Author: Oliver North
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#4. An easy life is rarely meaningful and a meaningful life rarely easy. - Author: Oliver North
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#5. For a radical Jihadist, this fight is all about dying the right way while killing an infidel. For us, it's all about living the right way because all the dying necessary was done for us two thousand years ago on a hill called Calvary. - Author: Oliver North
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#6. The Bible says there is a time for peace and a time for war. Now is the time for war. I cannot wait to say it is now a time for peace." - MAJ James Brisson, Chaplain, 1-160th SOAR, 19 October 2001, Afghanistan - Author: Oliver North
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#7. In North Korea, grass is a vegetable eaten by the people, and they've got nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles. So, something more stringent than what's been done to North Korea is going to have to work; otherwise, a military strike is the only option. - Author: Oliver North
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#8. We lie by not telling you things ... We don't lie by telling you things that
aren't true. - Author: Oliver North
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#9. We've got a very difficult situation created by this embrace of the so-called Arab Spring. And that's not getting better. It's getting worse. The carnage for the people of Syria is horrific, and it's quite frankly too little, too late to reverse a lot of that. - Author: Oliver North
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#10. My wife said to me ... you never understood what we were going through back home, did you? And I didn't. And I have to confess that. - Author: Oliver North
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#11. Nothing is going to change the fact that I believe Ronald Reagan is the greatest president in my lifetime - may well be the greatest president this nation ever had. - Author: Oliver North
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#12. The American people need to tell their member of Congress that we need a strong defense to protect us and to prevent wars. We can't get away with simply leading from behind and gutting our defenses. - Author: Oliver North
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#13. I'm a military guy. I'm not a political character. - Author: Oliver North
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#14. I'm like John Wayne. I only play good guys. Describing his cameo role on a TV series. - Author: Oliver North
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#15. People don't like him (John Poindexter) for the same reason they don't like me ... If you get things done in this bureaucracy you step on toes. - Author: Oliver North
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#16. In World War II, the book you have in front of you, it was said and it is probably true, that there was not a single American who did not know the name of somebody serving in uniform. - Author: Oliver North
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#17. All of my high school male teachers were WWII and/or Korean War veterans. They taught my brothers and me the value of service to our country and reinforced what our dad had shown us about the meaning of service. - Author: Oliver North
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#18. The United Nations passed so-called sanctions again on North Korea, and they've said they 'will exercise their preemptive right to a nuclear attack.' I don't think this ought to be taken kindly. - Author: Oliver North
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#19. I'm still in touch with a lot people who continue to serve our country well. - Author: Oliver North
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#20. In uniform, I had to make judgments about the best course of action in combat when the only choices were 'bad' or 'worse.' As a member of the media, I only had to decide how to get the best 'shot' - preferably without getting shot. - Author: Oliver North
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#21. I came here to tell you the truth, the good, the bad and the ugly. - Author: Oliver North
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#22. Without any intended hubris, I've lead a pretty exciting life. What I've tried to do in Mission Compromised is draw on those experiences to create a sense of excitement and realism within the story. - Author: Oliver North
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#23. And of course there is so much of World War II that is documented that we never have seen. - Author: Oliver North
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#24. I want to make it clear that I honestly answered every question put to me during the so-called Iran-Contra hearings. But if they didn't ask me about something, I wasn't about to reveal things that would put other people in jeopardy. - Author: Oliver North
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#25. I was provided with additional input that was radically different from the truth. I assisted in furthering that version. - Author: Oliver North
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#26. Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet. - Author: Oliver North
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#27. God knows, we don't want prayer. - Author: Oliver North
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#28. My mom told me a long time ago, 'Never get in a fight with a lady.' - Author: Oliver North
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#29. Writers are storytellers. So are readers. - Author: Oliver North
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#30. I think capital punishment's day is done in this country. I don't think it's fairly applied. - Author: Oliver North
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#31. Today, only 2 percent of the people know the name of someone serving in uniform. That means 2 percent of your listeners can actually conjure up the image of someone wearing the uniform of the military of the United States. - Author: Oliver North
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#32. When you're told to go brief a United States senator on a covert operation, you go do it. And you trust the information isn't going to leak. - Author: Oliver North
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#33. And so, the youngsters you have today, even though there are far fewer of them - in World War II 16.5 million men and women in uniform, today roughly a million in uniform in spite of the fact that the country is almost twice as large a population as we had in World War II. - Author: Oliver North
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#34. Heros aren't defined by the way they die but how they live. - Author: Oliver North
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#35. I was authorized to do everything that I did. - Author: Oliver North
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#36. The terrorists that we are up against today do not rely upon cell phones and SAT phones and emails. They rely on couriers. You cannot intercept what a courier is telling somebody. - Author: Oliver North
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#37. I don't think there is another person in America that wants to tell this story as much as I do. - Author: Oliver North
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#38. I never considered myself a fall guy. I know what I did. I know why I did it. I'm not ashamed of it. - Author: Oliver North
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#39. There is no moral middle ground. Indifference is not an option ... For the sake of our children, I implore each of you to be unyielding and inflexible in your opposition to drugs. - Author: Oliver North
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#40. It's one thing to say don't commit atrocities on the battlefield. It's another thing to say don't get caught doing atrocities. - Author: Oliver North
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#41. As a Marine officer in combat, I was responsible for the lives and safety of all the Marines who served with me. - Author: Oliver North
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#42. I'm trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer. - Author: Oliver North
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#43. I think as a rifle platoon and company commander your view is about 1,000 meters in front of you and you hope you can cover that ground and not have to back up and give it up again. - Author: Oliver North
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#44. The good Lord gave me eight grandchildren, and I am convinced that through schools like Desert Christian that we are going to overwhelm the adversaries, not just with bombs and bullets, but with the demonstration of Christian principles. - Author: Oliver North
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#45. A Commander-in-Chief needs to do two things. One - tell us who the enemy is. And two - say we are fighting to win. - Author: Oliver North
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#46. History and war are cruel pedants. Those who know too little of the former are likely to have too much of the latter. - Author: Oliver North
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#47. Death is never easy when you know the people doing the dying. - Author: Oliver North
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#48. The National Security Council's real role is to coordinate the various activities of the government of the United States in the furtherance of American foreign policy. - Author: Oliver North
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#49. I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the uniformed services of the United States of America, ever violated an order - not one. - Author: Oliver North
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#50. Whoever has the sword will have the earth. - Author: Oliver North
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#51. In my first book, Under Fire, I wrote that I revered Ronald Reagan. That was a dozen years ago. I still feel that way. I think he changed the world for the better for my children and my children's children. - Author: Oliver North
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#52. President Reagan didn't always know what he knew. - Author: Oliver North
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#53. We don't need a head of state who guts our defenses and draws phony red lines with a pink crayon. - Author: Oliver North
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#54. I am here to accept responsibility for that which I did. I will not accept responsibility for that which I did not do. - Author: Oliver North
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#55. Vladimir Putin is leading a dying country. Vladimir Putin's regime exports three things: petroleum products - coal, natural gas, and hydrocarbon energy in the form of petroleum. Number two, it exports arms, and, number three, it exports people. - Author: Oliver North
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#56. I would not trade you a billion dollars for the kids I led to combat in Vietnam or in fact any of the Marines that I served with for a quarter of a century. - Author: Oliver North
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#57. For some, a hero wears a spandex suit and a cape. My heroes wear flak jackets, flight suits, and combat boots. - Author: Oliver North
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#58. The average term length of a member of congress is approaching 15 years, and the average term length of a convicted criminal is less than three. We've got that backward. - Author: Oliver North
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#59. Bill Clinton is not my commander-in-chief. - Author: Oliver North
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#60. I would have promised those terrorists a trip to Disneyland if it would have gotten the hostages released. I thank God they were satisfied with the missiles and we didn't have to go to that extreme. - Author: Oliver North
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#61. The lesson of Pearl Harbor ought never to be forgotten, and of course the motto that came from that, 69 years ago, the war which my dad fought, was 'Remember Pearl Harbor, never again.' We need to keep that to mind. - Author: Oliver North
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#62. If you could have imagined that someone is happy that Obama is president, it has to be Jimmy Carter because he is no longer the worst president in our history. - Author: Oliver North
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#63. I like to tell people that I have the best job in the media. All I do is hang around with heroes. I do that every week for my 'War Stories' documentary series - and when FOX News wants - I go off and cover the young Americans we send to places like Afghanistan or Iraq. - Author: Oliver North
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