James Baker

Rookie (10/06/1988 / Colchester, England.)

James Baker Quotes

  • ''Never let the other fellow set the agenda.''
    James Baker (b. 1930), U.S. Republican politician, secretary of state. Daily Telegraph (London, Nov. 15, 1988).
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  • ''Who could not be moved by the sight of that poor, demoralized rabble, outwitted, outflanked, outmaneuvered by the U.S. military? Yet, given time, I think the press will bounce back.''
    James Baker (b. 1930), U.S. Republican politician, secretary of state. Quoted in Guardian (London, March 26, 1991). Said of war correspondents in the Second Gulf War.
  • ''You don't need to know who's playing on the White House tennis court to be a good president. A president has many roles.''
    James Baker (b. 1930), U.S. Republican politician, secretary of state. Quoted in Joan Didion, Miami, ch. 15 (1987). Remark made while serving as White House Chief of Staff, on the president's overall knowledge and accountability.

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Incredulous

They ask 'where is the love? '
But they still do drugs,
It doesn't make it right
Bombing for peace,
Is like eating for diet,
It doesn't stop the fight.
Steps on a land mine,
Like a nursery rhyme,
a thousand men start to fall.

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