David Hackworth - Quotes

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Fighting terrorism is not unlike fighting a deadly cancer. It can't be treated just where it's visible - every diseased cell in the body must be destroyed. ---->>>

If a policy is wrongheaded, feckless and corrupt, I take it personally and consider it a moral obligation to sound off and not shut up until it's fixed. ---->>>

It's human nature to start taking things for granted again when danger isn't banging loudly on the door. ---->>>

Their plan is to return the entire world - not just the Middle East - to the days of the caliphate and either convert all of us so-called infidels into born-again Islamic believers or kill us. ---->>>

Our fumbling government's response since Beirut - during both Republican and Democratic administrations - has been to cut and run, or to flat ignore this growing threat, apparently hoping it would go away. ---->>>

We citizens don't need to know every detail of every military operation in this new kind of war. Nor should the media tell us and hence our enemy. ---->>>

In order to drill into young men the need to stay alert and stay alive, I used to punish offenders with my fists, boots and rifle butt, and with stockade time. ---->>>

Fortunately, it's still not too late to develop a comprehensive global strategy to eliminate our real enemy. ---->>>

Writing with you is the only thing that keeps me alive. ---->>>

That's because international Islamic religious fanatics have the same goal as the Axis fascists - the destruction of our way of life. ---->>>

Modern American war is as easy to script as a B movie. ---->>>

The old saying that war is a racket has taken on an even more shameful meaning. ---->>>

Because our homeland and very survival are once more at stake, the American people can't afford to treat this new war against terrorism like they did Vietnam. ---->>>

Our generals talk a good game about taking care of their grunts, and the majority of our Beltway politicians bay with moralistic fervor about how they, too, support the troops. ---->>>

Grunts on the line, where the enemy wants them dead, still goof off - even knowing that by letting their guard down they might die. ---->>>

Of course, it's imperative that we stabilize Iraq and quickly reduce our armed role there. ---->>>

That's what supporting the troops is really all about - making sure American grunts get the right stuff! ---->>>

War is the ultimate reality-based horror show. ---->>>

Terrorism, too, must be excised wherever it exists, which will take years, and which can't happen without the total commitment and the everyday involvement of the American people. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 11-11, 1930
Die: 05-04, 2005
Occupation: Soldier