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George McGovern replied: "We didn't have the time and the deliberation that were needed. I was still writing my acceptance speech within two or three hours of the time I had to deliver it," External link

CBC Friday, August 14, 2020 10:14:00 AM CEST

Joel Goldstein said: "Because the perception was that [because] the vice-president mattered to the president, he mattered to other people," "The vice-president became part of the president's inner circle" External link

CBC Friday, August 14, 2020 10:14:00 AM CEST

Joseph Biden said: “Today, Israel and the United Arab Emirates have taken a historic step to bridge the deep divides of the Middle East,” External link

foxnews Friday, August 14, 2020 6:23:00 AM CEST

Brent Scowcroft said (about Saddam Hussein): “I have no second thoughts about it,” “At the time, emotionally, would I have liked to do it? You bet. At the time, I didn’t think it was a thing to do. Despite all the criticism of it — ‘Well, Saddam’s still there, we still have the problem’ — I think we did the right thing” External link

nytimes Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:16:00 PM CEST

Brent Scowcroft said (about James Baker): “By the time we got 500,000 troops out there, we needed a conflict,” “We couldn’t stand a diplomatic solution. Now, I didn’t articulate that, except to the president. Jim Baker and Colin Powell didn’t agree. But there was no doubt in my mind that by late December — middle of December — we were committed” External link

nytimes Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:16:00 PM CEST

Brent Scowcroft said: “At that point, I suggested to Cheney and Powell that we tell Schwarzkopf to rescind the helicopter order,” “They both said that would be humiliating to a commander, and so on, and they didn’t want to do it. I did not take it to the president. I think, in retrospect, I should have, but I didn’t” External link

nytimes Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:16:00 PM CEST

Brent Scowcroft said: “One of the things we did contemplate — and I wish we had done — was to give some assistance to the marsh people in the south,” “I would have bombed the dikes and kept the marshes flooded to give them protection” External link

nytimes Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:16:00 PM CEST

Brent Scowcroft said: “He’s easy to fool and his loyalty gets in the way of an analytical reading of people,” “Once he gets that loyalty, he’ll stick with it and overlook faults that a president shouldn’t do. A president, I think, has to be something of a butcher. When he sees somebody who’s not doing just right — he doesn’t have to do it, but he has to cut his losses” External link

nytimes Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:16:00 PM CEST

Joseph Biden said: “In my opinion, foreign policy is domestic policy, and domestic policy is foreign policy. They are deeply connected” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:56:00 AM CEST

Dean Acheson said: “Effective leaders don’t just look after their own interests; they also care for the interests of their allies genuinely” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:56:00 AM CEST

Adam Smith replied: “My dear boy, there is a lot of ruin in a nation” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:06:00 AM CEST

Mårten Palme säger: – Det är glädjande att de tror att de har ny information, External link

yle-sv Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:46:00 PM CET

Mette Frederiksen sade: – Vi ska undvika att för många danskar blir smittade samtidigt. Det går redan fort, för fort. Därför intensifierar myndigheterna insatserna, External link

yle-sv Thursday, March 12, 2020 5:39:00 AM CET

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