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John Abizaid
John Abizaid

Born on April Fools Day in 1951, John Abizaid served in the United States Army for 34 years, retiring in 2007. He was commissioned a second lieutenant after graduation from the United States Military Academy. He rose though the ranks to the rank of General. He saw action in Grenada, the Persian Gulf, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq, earning the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Leg…

Date of Birth: April 01, 1951


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"We have a number of killed in the action in Nasiriya with the Marines -- I believe that number will remain less than 10 -- and a number of wounded," John Abizaid
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"This is a doctrinal problem of understanding ... what do the MPs do, what do the military intelligence guys do, how do they come together in the right way. And this doctrinal issue has got to be fixed if we're ever going to get our intelligence right to fight this war and defeat this enemy." John Abizaid
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"The enemy that brought us 9/11 continues to represent one of the greatest dangers to this nation," John Abizaid
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"We will defeat these terrorists who kill innocents, we will defeat these murderers who spare no faith," John Abizaid
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"We must fight the terrorists together so that we can have a free and prosperous future for the Iraqi people," John Abizaid
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"When we continue to pick at the wound and show the pictures over and over again it just creates the image ? a false image ? like this is the sort of stuff that is happening anew, and it's not," John Abizaid
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"Of course you've heard and seen in the press that Osama bin Laden is surrounded, we have him cornered and we know where he is, etc., etc. And of course, we don't know that," John Abizaid
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"There are a lot of people in the Middle East who believe our weakness is our inability to stay the course, and they believe that two casualties today, two casualties tomorrow, four the next day, will eventually drive us out," John Abizaid
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"If there is anything that demonstrates to people the difference between what we stand for and what they stand for, it ought to be pretty apparent to them what it is," John Abizaid
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"It makes sense that as NATO forces go in, and they're more in numbers, that we could drop some of the U.S. requirements somewhat," John Abizaid
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"In terms of overall strength of the insurgency, I would say it is the same as it was," John Abizaid
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"In terms of comparison from six months ago, in terms of foreign fighters, I believe there are more foreign fighters coming into Iraq than there were six months ago, ... In terms of overall strength of the insurgency, I would say it is the same as it was." John Abizaid
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"The way we need to deal with them is to be offensive -- to find them and to attack them and also to ensure that we pay attention to what's moving along the Syrian, Jordanian and Saudi borders in particular," John Abizaid
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"I would say that U.S. officials and Iraqi officials are looking for the right people in the Sunni community to talk to in order to ensure that the Sunni Arab community ... becomes part of the political process," John Abizaid
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"Boots per square inch is not the issue. You have to have solid intelligence in a conflict such as this, so you can get to the terrorists," John Abizaid
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"Tell them we are winning, ... You don't define success as the absence of hard losses. You define it - are you defeating the enemy?" John Abizaid
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"The important thing is whether or not the overall movement towards stability and security is falling more and more in the hands of the Iraqis," John Abizaid
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"Clearly, we understand that we've got an enemy that's in for the long term, al-Qaida and the associated groups that are aligned with it, ... We know that they've got a long-term strategy to fight, to gain ground, to gain influence. And it's very very clear that we've got to have the same sort of long term strategy to contest it. But the keystone to this strategy is helping the people in the region help themselves." John Abizaid
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"The attacks against coalition forces have definitely gone down. Our attacks against the enemy have gone up. Attacks against civilians over time has gone up," John Abizaid
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"When we continue to pick at the wound and show the pictures over and over again it just creates the image -- a false image -- like this is the sort of stuff that is happening anew, and it's not," John Abizaid
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"When we continue to pick at the wound and show the pictures over and over again it just creates the image a false image like this is the sort of stuff that is happening anew, and it's not," John Abizaid
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