Oliver North: Instantly, within minutes of that attack, the orders were being given.
Richard Nixon: It creates a false sense of security.
North: I keep telling people that.
Nixon: Everybody else does.
North: Sure. They're just like what Khadafi used to be.
Nixon: You can't be having a driving dream when you are in the midst of a nightmare.
North: You couldn't get the resources. You couldn't get the attention.
Nixon: Let me be quite candid. We won't run that kind of tape again.
North: But there's separate money for it now, and you've got separate leadership. You grab it and you kill it.
Nixon: I didn’t expect that. You couldn’t be that old.
North: One, he hasn't been heard from since December; two, the guy is such a megalomaniac that there are hundreds of miles of videotape of this guy. He thought a few floors might collapse, but that was it.
Nixon: I have seen the look in his eye when he can't pay the bill.
North: That's a sign of real leadership.