Mr. O'Brien: Your mother's naive. It takes fierce will to get ahead in this world. If you're good, people take advantage of you.
Mr. O'Brien: Toscanini once recorded a piece sixty five times. You know what he said when he finished?"It could be better." Think about it.
President Karzai: Your predecessor, General Whelan! I liked him! I'm not entirely certain he liked me; he didn't visit very often. Why was he dismissed? It seems - uhh, one minute he was here - uh, next minute, not here.
Gen. Glen McMahon: Ah. Well, Mr. President, I think our government simply felt it was time our effort took a new direction.
President Karzai: And uh, what is this new direction?
Gen. Glen McMahon: Ah! It's most important to me that we build Afghanistan. Together, we build Afghanistan into a free and prosperous nation, free from fear and conflict.
President Karzai: I see.
Gen. Glen McMahon: Yeah.
President Karzai: I see. Sounds a lot like the old direction.
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