"Until we respect bin Laden, we are going to die in numbers that are probably unnecessary."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Michael Scheuer on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Michael Scheuer on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Michael Scheuer on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Michael Scheuer on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Michael Scheuer on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"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."
"'The war in Iraq - if Osama was a Christian - it's the Christmas present he never would have expected."