30 Total Quotes

Alexander Haig Quotes

Alexander Haig
The warning message we sent the Russians was a calculated ambiguity that would be clearly understood.
Alexander Haig
#American Publicservant #Ambiguity

Alexander Haig
A durable, long-term U.S.-China strategic relationship is even more important now than in previous decades. The relationship will continue to grow and prosper to the mutual benefit of all peoples.
Alexander Haig
#American Publicservant #China

Alexander Haig
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.
Alexander Haig
#Ability #American Publicservant

Alexander Haig
As of now, I am in control here in the White House.
Alexander Haig
#American Publicservant #Control

Alexander Haig
That's not a lie, it's a terminological inexactitude. Also, a tactical misrepresentation.
Alexander Haig
#Lies And Lying

Alexander Haig
Then came the hostage crisis during which Carter did nothing to rattle the ayatollahs who hung tough until Ronald Reagan was inaugurated, when they suddenly backed down.
Alexander Haig
#Crisis #American Publicservant

Alexander Haig
I'm the only American alive or dead who presided unhappily over the removal of a vice president and a president.
Alexander Haig
#American Publicservant #Vice

Alexander Haig
The world awaits Beijing's hosting of the 2008 Olympics, an occasion which will bring into the global spotlight the dramatic advances China is making in enhancing the quality of life for its people.
Alexander Haig
#American Publicservant

Alexander Haig
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.
Alexander Haig
#American Publicservant

Alexander Haig
In Desert Storm, we had too many troops; in Afghanistan probably not enough for the major commitment we have made.
Alexander Haig
#Afghanistan

Alexander Haig
It didn't take long for the world to realize that the Shah was an enlightened liberal next to the bloody reactionary regime that followed, and which executed more people in three months than the Shah had done in 30 years.
Alexander Haig
#American Publicservant

Alexander Haig
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.
Alexander Haig
#American Publicservant

Alexander Haig
Syria is a terrorist state by any definition and is so classified by the State Department. I happen to think Iran is too. Iraq, Iran, Syria, they're all involved.
Alexander Haig
#American Publicservant

Alexander Haig
Those who are seeking ways to tap into the potential of e-mail will find themselves in a position to capitalize on the pending explosion in Internet usage.
Alexander Haig
#American Publicservant

Alexander Haig
When the Shah found himself in trouble, we quite literally stabbed him in the back.
Alexander Haig
#Trouble

Alexander Haig
You have to look at the history of the Middle East in particular. It has been one of failure and frustration, of feudalism and tribalism.
Alexander Haig
#Failure #American Publicservant

Alexander Haig
Let them march all they want, as long as they continue to pay their taxes.
Alexander Haig
#American Publicservant

Alexander Haig
Major Clark is one of the most outstanding officers of his grade in the U.S. Army... an officer of impeccable character with a rare blend of personal qualities and professional attributes which uniquely qualify him as a soldier-scholar.
Alexander Haig
#Army

Alexander Haig
Until he left office, that man was in control. He was distraught. He was in a personal crisis of unprecedented magnitude -- all he ever wanted was to be president. But of all the presidents I have known, he was the most thoughtful.
Alexander Haig
#Control

Alexander Haig
And the reason was that there would be a right-wing uprising in America, which would keep the Democratic party out of power for two generations.
Alexander Haig
#America

Alexander Haig
We didn't lose Vietnam. We quit Vietnam.
Alexander Haig
#American Publicservant #Vietnam

Alexander Haig
We didn't do anything wrong, but among the lessons learned, given the magnitude of the problems we now face in Afghanistan, a major U.S. force on the ground would convince the world we were in for the long-haul recovery of a country devastated by 21 years of warfare.
Alexander Haig
#American Publicservant