Alexander Haig Quotes

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Alexander Haig Quotes

I started out as a Cold Warrior, even my last years in grade school.
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Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level.

— Alexander Haig

As of now, I am in control here in the White House.

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The warning message we sent the Russians was a calculated ambiguity that would be clearly understood.

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You have to look at the history of the Middle East in particular. It has been one of failure and frustration, of feudalism and tribalism.

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Sooner or later something had to give. But President Bush, faced with the unprecedented affront of 9-11, could not wait to take action. So he had to do what we were capable of doing, and he did it brilliantly.

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I'm the only American alive or dead who presided unhappily over the removal of a vice president and a president.

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The world awaits Beijing's hosting of the 2008 Olympics, an occasion which will bring into the global spotlight the dramatic advances China is making in enhancing the quality of life for its people.

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That's not a lie, it's a terminological inexactitude.

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Constitutionally, gentlemen, you have the president, the vice president and the secretary of state, in that order, and should the president decide he wants to transfer the helm to the vice president, he will do so. As for now, I'm in control here, in the White House, pending the return of the vice president and in close touch with him. If something came up, I would check with him, of course.

— Alexander Haig

There are contingency plans in the NATO doctrine to fire a nuclear weapon for demonstrative purposes, to demonstrate to the other side that they are exceeding the limits of toleration in the conventional area.

— Alexander Haig

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