I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the uniformed services of the United States of America, ever violated an order not one.
I don't think there is another person in America that wants to tell this story as much as I do.
I am here to accept responsibility for that which I did. I will not accept responsibility for that which I did not do.
People don't like him (John Poindexter) for the same reason they don't like meIf you get things done in this bureaucracy you step on toes.
I want to make it clear that I honestly answered every question put to me during the so-called Iran-Contra hearings. But if they didn't ask me about something, I wasn't about to reveal things that would put other people in jeopardy.
I'm still in touch with a lot people who continue to serve our country well.
Today, only 2 percent of the people know the name of someone serving in uniform. That means 2 percent of your listeners can actually conjure up the image of someone wearing the uniform of the military of the United States.
Without any intended hubris, I've lead a pretty exciting life. What I've tried to do in Mission Compromised is draw on those experiences to create a sense of excitement and realism within the story.
I thought using the Ayatollah's money to support the Nicaraguan resistance was a neat idea.
And of course there is so much of World War II that is documented that we never have seen.
And so, the youngsters you have today, even though there are far fewer of them - in World War II 16.5 million men and women in uniform, today roughly a million in uniform in spite of the fact that the country is almost twice as large a population as we had in World War II.
In World War II, the book you have in front of you, it was said and it is probably true, that there was not a single American who did not know the name of somebody serving in uniform.
I came here to tell you the truth, the good, the bad and the ugly.
I was provided with additional input that was radically different from the truth. I assisted in furthering that version.