INQUIRY: “NOT THIS MARINE”
“This Marine pleads guilty to nothing!”
I do not question the above quote, however, I have always remembered Col North’s repeated use of the words, “Not This Marine.”
Perhaps the writer is referring to the same phrase used by North; or possibly it is just another quote altogether.
In any case, I have never been able to pinpoint a solid reference/source document for North’s use of…”not this Marine,” although I do recall seeing him on TV more than once when he used those words. Should anyone see this and have a good reference for it, I would appreciate your pointing me to it.
Oliver North and Common Virtue
Human Events ^ | 05/19/2008 | Joseph A. Rehyansky
Posted on Monday, May 19, 2008 11:15:23 by vietvet67
*American Heroes: In the Fight Against Radical Islam (War Stories)
In the interests of full disclosure let me say that I have admired Oliver North (Lt.Col., USMC, Ret.) since that day just over 19 years ago when he was indicted on 16 felony counts in the Iran-Contra non-scandal. When a reporter asked him about the possibility of a plea bargain North famously replied, “This Marine pleads guilty to nothing!” Lawrence Walsh used the shotgun technique favored by incompetent and overzealous prosecutors on North and others — fire enough buckshot and you’re bound to hit something. North was convicted on three counts which were overturned on appeal in little more than a year. Walsh went whining to the U.S. Supreme Court in an attempt to have the convictions reinstated. The Court told him to hit the bricks (i.e., certiorari denied). Oliver North is one Marine who has kept his honor clean.
Posted on Monday, May 19, 2008 09:36:50 by Turret Gunner A20
The United Nations has taken it upon itself to investigate the American presidential campaign.
Why does the UN have such an interest in our election? Because since Barack Obama is black and will be the Democrat nominee, the United Nations wants to investigate whether racism plays a role in the presidential campaign.
Excuse me, but just when did the UN get the authority to become involved in our national elections?
Fewer Yes Men?:
You can’t organize fewer yes men, you can’t train them, you cannot create them, and, when they do exist, you cannot shut them up! But can they exist at all in today’s big picture? The MacArthurs, Pullers, Carlsons, Butlers, Pattons, LeMays, etc. may very well likely now be an extinct breed.
May 26, 2008
To Battle Groupthink, the Army Trains a Skeptics Corps
One lesson from Iraq: More questioning may avert mistakes
By Anna MulrineIn the wake of chaos and a lethal insurgency in Iraq, blamed in no small part on poor decisions and a lack of planning at the highest levels, the U.S. Army has had a startling insight that is upending conventional thinking about how the military works. That epiphany is that the force needs fewer yes men.