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The 40 Greatest Quotes From Winston Churchill

Oilpatch Mercenary Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 2:06 AM
Now for some mindful pedantry up with which you must put: In addition to meaning "mobocracy" democracy comes from "demos" and implies self-governance. Self-governance is a vital portion of any and all republican forms of governance. In fact one could say that it is the "sine qua non". It is in the latter context that Winnie made his remarks. Bear with him, it was the appropriate way to word a public speech. For inappropriate use of the word "democracy" I give you my friend and neighbor, Dubya",and his comments on mideast countries, especially Iraq. There he should have said " that the United States would "raise a posse, disarm Saddam and install a republican form of governance which the Iraqis can maintain for themselves."
Oilpatch Mercenary Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 2:12 AM
Which BTW is what Generals Petraeus and Odierno managed to do in the nick of time.

I myself have played the PSYOP word game with live ammunition and have learned a few things.
One is that while the underlying philosophy must remain sound, the vernacular must also be employed from time to time. Churchill, ever articulate did just fine. Dubya needed some polishing.

Now put your hay foot in front of your straw foot and move thyself onwards smartly.

The finest American President of the 20th century was Ronald Reagan, but the greatest world leader during that time was Winston Churchill. Had the Brits not had a man of his caliber at the helm during World War 2, world history may have turned out very differently. Not only was Churchill a great leader, he was one of the single most quotable men who has ever walked God's green earth.

40) “It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.”

39) “I may be drunk, Miss, but in the...