We need to make it very clear to the Iranians, the same way we made it clear to the Soviet Union and China, that their first use of nuclear weapons would result in the devastation of their nation.
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Nobody's more mindful of the sacrifices of our troops than those of us that command them.
The power to prevent violence is a power that no police force seems to have anywhere in the United States.
I think you also understand that one of the key things that's got to be done in Iraq is to build a mentality of understanding that the military needs to be subordinate to civilian control and respectful of its own people.
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Everybody needs to understand that I learned Arabic from the United States Army as a second language. I never spoke it at home.
I don't believe Iran is a suicide state.
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