20 February 2010

Alexander Haig (1924 - 2010)

Rest With God

"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."

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

"We didn't lose Vietnam. We quit Vietnam."

"If they analyze the situation as thoroughly as they should, Muslims will realize they are the first targets. What are the fundamentalists really after? Simply taking over Islam and then turning its back on modernity."

"Let them march all they want, as long as they continue to pay their taxes."

"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."

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

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