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Don't speak ill of your predecessors or successors. You didn't walk in their shoes.


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Don't necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.



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Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.



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We know where they are. They are in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad.



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We do know of certain knowledge that he [Osama Bin Laden] is either in Afghanistan, or in some other country, or dead.



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Be precise. A lack of precision is dangerous when the margin of error is small.



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If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much.



Look for what's missing. Many advisors can tell a President how to improve what's proposed or what's gone amiss. Few are able to see what isn't there.

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