If you are going to use military force, then you ought to use overwhelming military force. Use too much and deliberately use too much; you'll save lives, not only your own, but the enemy's too.
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If we maintain our faith in God, love of freedom, and superior global air power, the future looks good.
I don't have time to distinguish between the unfortunate and the incompetent.
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Don't like to do anything half-heartedly, even if it is a wicked and self-destructive avocation like smoking cigars
We're at war with Japan. We were attacked by Japan. Do you want to kill Japanese, or would you rather have Americans killed?
You've got to kill people, and when you've killed enough they stop fighting.
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