Oliver North, fully Lt. Colonel Oliver Laurence North

North, fully Lt. Colonel Oliver Laurence North

American U.S. Marine, National Security Council Aide, Politician, Soldier, Military Historian and Author

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We've been in the nation-building business since World War I, and especially since WWII. The goal is not a Jeffersonian Democracy in Afghanistan, but a representative government that respects human rights, protects its own people, and is a friend of the West. These are very realistic - and necessary - goals.

And of course there is so much of World War II that is documented that we never have seen.

I was provided with additional input that was radically different from the truth. I assisted in furthering that version.

One of the great upsides to a national book tour is the chance to break out of television's cocoon and interact directly with the American people.

And so, the youngsters you have today, even though there are far fewer of them - in World War II 16.5 million men and women in uniform, today roughly a million in uniform in spite of the fact that the country is almost twice as large a population as we had in World War II.

I would not trade you a billion dollars for the kids I led to combat in Vietnam or in fact any of the Marines that I served with for a quarter of a century.

President Reagan didn't always know what he knew.

As a Marine officer in combat, I was responsible for the lives and safety of all the Marines who served with me.

If you could have imagined that someone is happy that Obama is president, it has to be Jimmy Carter because he is no longer the worst president in our history.

Sullivan was right... The card had the answers.

Bill Clinton is not my commander-in-chief.

I'm a military guy. I'm not a political character.

The American people need to tell their member of Congress that we need a strong defense to protect us and to prevent wars. We can't get away with simply leading from behind and gutting our defenses.

Didn't you notice, mate? You got the wrong one. He's Iraqi!

I'm still in touch with a lot people who continue to serve our country well.

The corpsman put the wounded man in the helicopter and made a gesture.

He will be regarded as one of the greatest leaders this country has ever had, ... He knew who he was, who we are as a people, and had an enthusiasm -- a great confidence for the innate goodness of this nation.

I'm trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer.

The good Lord gave me eight grandchildren, and I am convinced that through schools like Desert Christian that we are going to overwhelm the adversaries, not just with bombs and bullets, but with the demonstration of Christian principles,

I came here to tell you the truth, the good, the bad and the ugly.

In my first book, Under Fire, I wrote that I revered Ronald Reagan. That was a dozen years ago. I still feel that way. I think he changed the world for the better for my children and my children's children.

The lesson of Pearl Harbor ought never to be forgotten, and of course the motto that came from that, 69 years ago, the war which my dad fought, was 'Remember Pearl Harbor, never again.' We need to keep that to mind.

I can remember as a young lieutenant being sent into the DMZ in the divided Vietnam, from North Vietnam.

In North Korea, grass is a vegetable eaten by the people, and they've got nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles. So, something more stringent than what's been done to North Korea is going to have to work; otherwise, a military strike is the only option.

The National Security Council's real role is to coordinate the various activities of the government of the United States in the furtherance of American foreign policy.

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American U.S. Marine, National Security Council Aide, Politician, Soldier, Military Historian and Author