"And so I think that if the person has the funds, the network, and the equipment to do this, and also the experience, which is the key factor, then they can be quite deadly."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."John Abizaid on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."John Abizaid on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."John Abizaid on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."John Abizaid on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."John Abizaid on Mark Twain
"We'll try to include Iraqi officers in our staffs. We will do everything we can to empower Iraqi security forces to stand up on their own and operate where they can alone."
"I think what actually works best is local-level individual targeting of key leadership nodes."