He is killer and clown, big-hearted buffoon and strutting martinet.
Uganda. Amin:The Wild Man of Africa, March 07, 1977, Time magazine
Politics is like boxing — you try to knock out your opponents.Idi Amin
His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular.Idi Amin
You cannot run faster than a bullet.Idi Amin
Although some people felt Adolf Hitler was bad, he was a great man and a real conqueror whose name would never be forgotten.Idi Amin
In any country there must be people who have to die. They are the sacrifices any nation has to make to achieve law and order.Idi Amin
Amin is a splendid man by any standards and is held in great respect and affection by his British colleagues. … He is tough and fearless and in the judgment of everybody … completely reliable. Against this he is not very bright and will probably find difficulty in dealing with the administrative side of command.Idi Amin
Idi Amin is a splendid type and a good [rugby] player … but virtually bone from the neck up, and needs things explained in words of one letter.Idi Amin
My mission is to lead the country out of a bad situation of corruption, depression and slavery. After I rid the country of these vices, I will then organize and supervise a general election of a genuinely democratic civilian government.Idi Amin
I am the hero of Africa.Idi Amin
Racist, erratic and unpredictable, brutal, inept, bellicose, irrational, ridiculous, and militaristic.Idi Amin
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