There's one thing I always meant to ask Jack, back in the old days. I wanted to know about that Doctor of his... the man who appears out of nowhere and saves the world, except sometimes he doesn't. All those times in history when there was no sign of him, I wanted to know why not. But I don't need to ask anymore. I know the answer now. Sometimes the Doctor must look at this planet and turn away in shame.
Do you recall what Clemenceau once said about war? –Uh, no, I don't think I do, sir, no. –He said war was too important to be left to the generals. When he said that, 50 years ago, he might have been right. But today, war is too important to be left to politicians. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought.