Yeah. I mean, it just seemed to me that it was - I felt so helpless to this business of not having any papers. That seems like a throwback to a schoolboy.

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I was commanding officer of a supersonic fighter squadron, F-8 Crusaders.

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On the eighteenth of December 1972, when we thought we were getting another of the hundreds of little tactical air raids, we heard the bombs going in out there in the railroad yards and this went on for about thirty minutes.

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I was tortured fifteen times, that's total submission.

They did that with shutting off your blood circulation with ropes, giving you claustrophobia and pain at the same time, bending you double.

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But there were highs as well as lows, it was as though they said everybody was picking on the man who had more practical real life experiences than the whole batch of them put together.

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And we had our own laws. I mean, I wrote them. And we had our own customs, and traditions, and proprieties.

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A liberally educated person meets new ideas with curiosity and fascination.

An illiberally educated person meets new ideas with fear.

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We couldn't generalize on the people.

Some of them were known to be tough guys and they didn't say much, but some of them were kind of soft-headed, but they did that. That was an East German film.

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And so, I mean, he declared war right there and then in so many words and Alex says later in the book, nobody in the White House from that point on had any doubt that we were going to bomb the mainland of Asia.

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