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 Donald Rumsfeld - “I can't tell you if the use of force in Iraq today will last five days, five weeks or five months, but it won't last any longer than that.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “The site there says it all, ... The Pentagon is no longer smoking, and yet here we are so many weeks later and the World Trade Center is still burning, still smoking.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “to connect the dots before a tragedy happens.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “When the history of this time is written, an era of tragedy and turmoil and triumph, I believe it will be said of Dick Myers that he was one of the most consequential chairman of the joint chiefs in our history,”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “Trust us. We are doing this right.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “There's a truth, a truism in the intelligence world that is appropriate to the question of where is bin Laden, ... And it is the following -- that the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “While there's nothing one of us can do to bring back those loved ones, we can celebrate who they were, how they lived their lives, and remember how their lives were lost, in a struggle dedicated to the eternal truth of freedom and the human spirit,”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “One always tries to help those that are grieving understand the importance of what their sons and daughters have been doing.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “We've got our people analyzing what they have proposed, ... Some of it is difficult to understand.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “We're not going to making requests of the Saudi Arabian government. We are respectful of the circumstance of the countries of the region. We understand that, ... Our interest is to create a set of conditions, a sustained effort against terrorist networks in the region.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “The courts have intervened, as I understand it, and things are off for a period until the courts sort through things,”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “We do not have a shortage of capacity, ... Whoever's raising that question ... doesn't really understand the situation.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “The Soviet Union is gone. The cold war is over, ... The deterrence strategy does need to evolve so that it's appropriate for the kinds of emerging threats to exists.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns that is to say we know there are some things we do no know. But there are also unknown unknowns -- the ones we don't know we don't know”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “But it's important for each of you to know that that is not the values of America and it's not your values. And I know that and you know that and your families know that. And we're proud of you -- each of you. We're proud of your service.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “The intelligence experts in our government and I believe ... that they have engaged in a process and become connected in a variety of different ways.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “It appears that he was characterizing some remarks that were made by Vice President Agnew. And he was characterizing -- he was quoting them in a critical manner, saying that Agnew shouldn't have said that,”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “But those deadly acts, and they were deadly, proved not to be harbingers of victory.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “Iraq was a violent place before its liberation, and there will undoubtedly be some violence in Iraq after the coalition forces depart. But success in this effort cannot be defined by domestic tranquillity,”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “level of violence and the insurgency to continue.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “I think it's reasonable to expect that violence could, again, increase for a time, as it did during the last elections,”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “Our goal is to get the tribes in the south to oppose the Taliban, ... They have been relatively quiet thus far. We need them to oppose the Taliban. Therefore, we need them to recognize that they're going to have a voice in the post-Taliban government.”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “He certainly is the secretary-general and he has a voice and a role. On the other hand, until President Bush went to the U.N., the U.N. was quite happy with the way things were,”
 Donald Rumsfeld - “Walk around. If you are invisible, the mystique of the President's office may perpetuate inaccurate impressions about you or the President, to his detriment. After all, you may not be as bad as they're saying.”

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