- We’ve backed off in good faith to try and give you a chance to straighten this problem out. But I am going to beg with you for a minute. I'm going to plead with you, do not cross us. Because if you do, the survivors will write about what we do here for 10,000 years.
- ...a country that armed Stalin to defeat Hitler can certainly work alongside enemies of al-Qaida to defeat al-Qaida.
I'm not at all sure Mattis said "No better friend, No worse Enemy" Can anyone source that?Bluemarine 15:45, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
- "If you don’t fully fund the State Department, then I need to buy more ammunition." Widely quoted now but I can't find a source Jbgfour (talk) 22:37, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.
- This is much older than his speech in Iraq. It was said when I was in and I was out before Iraq.