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Gideon Young (Character)
from The Kingdom (2007)

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The Kingdom (2007)
Attorney General Gideon Young: I'm gonna bury you.
FBI Director James Grace: You know, Westmoreland made all of us officers write our own obituaries during Tet, when we thought The Cong were gonna end it all right there. And, once we clued into the fact that life is finite, the thought of losing it didn't scare us anymore. The end comes no matter what, the only thing that matters is how do you wanna go out, on your feet or on your knees? I bring that lesson to this job. I act, knowing that someday this job will end, no matter what. You should do the same.

Ellis Leach: I met with Prince Thamer at Saudi Embassy fifteen minutes after hearing this morning's news. And after speaking with Thamer, I advised withholding additional U.S. personnel, because a large part of the religious justification for these bombs is the presence of current U.S. personnel. More boots on Saudi soil is only gonna make an already combustible situation that much more so.
Maricella Canavesio: My two cents. The Saudis have not asked for FBI help. They've done the opposite. This is just going to further complicate an already deteriorating situation with one of our few remaining allies in the Middle East.
Attorney General Gideon Young: Rock solid logic.
FBI Director James Grace: Well, we would like to be on the record as saying the FBI would like an Evidence Response Team on the ground in Riyadh now.
Ellis Leach: Doesn't your team in that country represent exactly the kind of... of target that these masters would die for? They'd trade ten of their own for one of you.
FBI Director James Grace: Not to go after criminals because they might try to harm you is really not a policy of the FBI. See, we try not to say uncle. We try.

Attorney General Gideon Young: As far as the public's concerned, lets try to view this through FBI agents' eyes. Is that clear?
Ronald Fleury: Sir, how do you suppose this is viewed through FBI agents' eyes?
Attorney General Gideon Young: Pardon me?
Ronald Fleury: I said, in this situation, how do you suppose this is viewed through our eyes?
Attorney General Gideon Young: It's a variation of vengeance. When one of your own is killed, agents lose their analytical skills.

Attorney General Gideon Young: [reading] Contrary to the State Department policy, the FBI has sent an investigative team to Saudi Arabia. In so doing, I have come before this committee with a painful admission. I have lost all confidence in the FBI. Especially its uppermost echelon.
Attorney General Gideon Young: [to Director Grace] That's you, baby.
Attorney General Gideon Young: [continues reading] Entrenched and outmoded, the leadership has show itself fearful of the pioneering thoughts this committee and I have tried to imbue. It is thus an agency at contretemps hindering our every effort.
Attorney General Gideon Young: [to Director Gates] And by "committee", I mean the fucking Senate Select Committee on Terror.
FBI Director James Grace: So you're going before the Senate Select Committee and not to the President who appointed you. Why is that? I bet the President wasn't the audience you thought he'd be. I'll bet the President realized that you can't have voters asking why the second-longed serving FBI director got fired for doing his job. For sending agents to Saudi Arabia just seven months before mid-term elections.
Attorney General Gideon Young: So you want to bet?
FBI Director James Grace: Mister Attorney General, I obviously already have. I bet my job.
Attorney General Gideon Young: I'm gonna bury you.
FBI Director James Grace: You know, Westmoreland made all of us officers writer our own obituaries during Tet. When we thought the Cong were going to end it all right there. And once we clued into the fact that life is finite, the thought of losing it didn't scare us anymore. The end comes no matter what. The only thing that matters is how do you want to go out? On your feet or on your knees? I bring that lesson to this job. I act, knowing that someday this job will end no matter what.
FBI Director James Grace: You should do the same.