精听这部电影的初衷是着迷于Tom Cruise的标准美式发音，以及巧妙的政治手腕和对记者的应答技巧，摘录部分经典问答如下： Your position affords you the luxury of that opinion. Mine does not.It is my responsibility, it's part of my job description to protect the American people.
OK. Let's... let's play this out.We walk, and Afghanistan reverts back to the Taliban. Only now the Taliban has metastasised into something more vicious and potent because they're now 2 and 0 versus the superpowers. They'd butcher people who voted, who were stupid enough to put their faith in our word. Call it not only the end of hope for millions of Afghans but the end of American credibility, the end of America as a force for righteousness in the world. When we're forced to go back in a couple of years - quote me on this - we'll square off against a shattered Iraq, a hopeless Afghanistan and a nuclear Iran. How many troops are we gonna need then? I guarantee you'll be adding some zeros.
-What were your estimates? -What I can say is that this strategy has patience and determination at its core.It ensures that it puts our fighting men in spots where they can kill the enemy, so that we can then go about rebuilding that country.
We made mistakes. Colossal mistakes that should never be forgotten. But six years ago, who could have known what to do or when to do it after watching ourjets fly into our buildings? Do you remember how petrified we were at what our enemies might do for an encore? And how all at once everything was at risk? Families, friends, the kindergartens... the rivers and bridges, nuclear plants. Do you remember how terror coloured that next morning in shades we'd never seen? And tens of thousands have died since because of that fear, and the mistakes it inspired. But the question I'm left with, the question that keeps me up at night, because I have to answer it, is what do we do now?
Here's my last bit, so bear with me. The decisions you make now, can't be changed but with years and years of hard work to redo it. And in those years you become something different. Everybody does as time passes. You get married, you get into debt. But you're never gonna be the same person you are right now. And promise and potential... It's very fickle. And it just might not be there any more. All I'm saying is that you're an adult now. And the tough thing about adulthood is that it starts before you even know it starts, when you're already a dozen decisions into it. But what you need to know, no lifeguard's watching any more. You're on your own. You're your own man, and the decisions you make now are yours and yours alone from here until the end.