Max Cleland quotes

  • Within the soul of each Vietnam veteran there is probably something that says "Bad war, good soldier." Only now are Americans beginning to separate the war from the warrior.
    -- Max Cleland

    #War #Soul #Soldier

  • The commission had to subpoena the F.A.A. for documents, had to subpoena NORAD for documents and they will never get the full story. That is one of the tragedies. One of these days we will have to get the full story because the 9-11 issue is so important to America. But this White House wants to cover it up.
    -- Max Cleland

    #White #America #Issues

  • John Kerry's service did not end in Vietnam. It began there.
    -- Max Cleland

    #Vietnam #Ends #John Kerry

  • Being a soldier, fighting for this country, is neither Republican nor Democrat.
    -- Max Cleland

    #Country #Fighting #Soldier

  • I'm not going to be part of looking at information only partially. I'm not going to be part of just coming to quick conclusions. I'm not going to be part of political pressure to do this or not do that. I'm not going to be part of that. This is serious.
    -- Max Cleland

    #Political #Pressure #Serious

  • Someone once said, 'Adversity introduces a man to himself.' For some reason, that's scary, but most people discover that adversity does make them stronger.
    -- Max Cleland

    #Adversity #Men #People

  • Our mission is to go after Al Qaeda, not the Taliban. Right now, they are in Pakistan, not Afghanistan. We should go after them wherever they are.
    -- Max Cleland

    #Politics #Als #Pakistan

  • I volunteered 35 years ago to go to Vietnam and the guy I was running against got out of going to Vietnam with a trick knee! I was an author of the homeland security bill, for goodness' sake! But I wasn't a rubber stamp for the White House. That right there is the epitome of what's wrong with American politics today!
    -- Max Cleland

    #Running #Years #White

  • To the Parisians, and especially to the children, all Americans are now 'heros du cinema.' This is particularly disconcerting to sensitive war correspondents, if any, aware, as they are, that these innocent thanks belong to those American combat troops who won the beachhead and then made the breakthrough. There are few such men in Paris.

  • Violence begets violence by whomever used. War is a dirty business and entails the use of degrading means, whoever wages it.

  • The soul should be examined in the light of other souls.

  • There, by the starlit fences The wanderer halts and hears My soul that lingers sighing About the glimmering weirs.

  • Life is just a chance to grow a soul.

  • Music knows no barrier of age or culture. It isn’t about being politically correct or even making a statement. Music is what appeals to the ears and touches your soul.

  • When a soul is created, so is its mate. In every lifetime those souls find each other. They complete the other's destiny.

  • A soldier's first duty is to obey, otherwise you might as well do away with soldiering.

  • Though triumphs were to generals only due, crowns were reserved to grace the soldiers too.

  • Drill your soldiers well, and give them a pattern yourself.

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