It was not in our interest to enter Iraq in the first place.
I have never belonged to a party. I don't have party affiliation.
The presidents I served under don't have anything to do with my politics.
Once we destroyed the Saddam regime, we knew there was going to be a civil war.
The whole notion of land property rights in the Arab world is different from that in Europe.
Second, recent polls over there show that the majority of Iraqis want us to leave precipitously.
Therefore, once U.S. forces leave, it is almost inevitable that an anti-Western, anti-U.S. regime will arise.
Firing off 1,000 or 500 or 2,000 nuclear warheads on a few minutes' consideration has always struck me as an absurd way to go to war.
I will make a general statement that we have not had anything like the policy of holding people in high office responsible for their acts that I think we should.
Military officers from different countries, when they meet each other, tend to sort of fall in love, become mutual admiration societies, at the expense of realities.