General Coburn
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General Coburn (Character)
from "24: Live Another Day" (2014)

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"24: Live Another Day: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (#1.5)" (2014)
General Coburn: We believe that this is Margot Al-Harazi crawling away from the wreckage. God knows how she survived.
President James Heller: There were children there. So she was telling the truth.
Mark Boudreau: Despite her claims, the majority of the people killed were members of a radical sect led by her husband.
President James Heller: Well, why wasn't I told that there were civilian casualties?
Mark Boudreau: We were in the middle of a fight to secure funding for the drone program. We needed to focus on the achieved objective, which was killing her husband.
President James Heller: So you covered it up? Even from me?
Mark Boudreau: I thought that the burden of specifics would distract you from the goal at hand.
President James Heller: So you didn't think that you could trust me with the truth, that if I knew that we had killed civilians somehow I wouldn't lobby as hard as you thought.
Mark Boudreau: I was protecting you. That's why you hired me. "No military action is purely surgical. And when the fight begins, collateral damage is always a factor, but our U.S. drone program lets us hit our enemies with the fewest civilian casualties." Those are your words, Mr. President. That's what you believe. And until I hear otherwise, I'm going to do everything I can to further that policy.