Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one, be without the strategy.
History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap. To keep the peace, we and our allies must be strong enough to convince any potential aggressor that war could bring no benefit, only disaster.
You can't help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself.
I believe that forgiving them is God's function. Our job is simply to arrange the meeting. (on those behind the 911 attacks)
He is neither a strategist nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general. Other than that he's a great military man. (describing Saddam Hussein of Iraq, 1991)
The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.