"One of the great intellectual failures of the American intelligence community, and especially the counterterrorism community, is to assume if someone hasn't attacked us, it's because he can't or because we've defeated him."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Michael Scheuer on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Michael Scheuer on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Michael Scheuer on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Michael Scheuer on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Michael Scheuer on Albert Einstein
"I'm much better informed than Mr. Clarke ever was about the nature of the intelligence that was available again Osama bin Laden and which was consistently denigrated by himself and Mr. Tenet."
"I think Mr. Clarke had a tendency to interfere too much with the activities of the CIA, and our leadership at the senior level let him interfere too much. So criticism from him I kind of wear as a badge of honor."
"Until we respect bin Laden, we are going to die in numbers that are probably unnecessary."
"'The war in Iraq - if Osama was a Christian - it's the Christmas present he never would have expected."