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Condi Rice talks tough but she cannot be tough herself. ...
by Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Condi Rice talks tough but she cannot be tough herself.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

We have no problems with Jews and highly respect Judaism as a holy religion.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

When al-Qaeda was on the run from Afghanistan crossing through Iran,
some were arrested and they are imprisoned.
Some of them are charged with some actions in Iran.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

We don't have any bad memories of the people of the United States.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

 

And I gave this directive to them, that if they free
our assets in the United States,
that would be a sign of goodwill.
I have the same idea this time.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

If we have any problems, it's always with the government of the United States.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

The United States is a big country but unfortunately
it seems it has the brain of a little bird not befitting
the greatness of the country.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

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We do not trust the goodwill of the U.S.
They have cut the ties.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

There is no doubt that America is a superpower of the
world and we cannot ignore them.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

The important matter is freedom.
When the people choose what they want,
it is good for them and for us.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

I'm not satisfied with the progress of the work,
but I am happy that the talks are going on.
It might have a negative effect if the United States joins.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

And they said if we help with the crisis,
they would do a lot of positive acts.
After we helped in those crises, they showed negative
acts and the Japanese and Turks were ashamed.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

I think that Americans should gradually begin to adopt
positive behavior rather than doing evil.
They should not expect an immediate reaction in return
for their positive measures.
It will take time.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

I believe the main solution is to gain the trust of
Europe and America and to remove their concerns over
the peaceful nature of our nuclear industry and to
assure them that there will never be a diversion to military use.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Miss Rice talks very tough.
We have gotten used to this nonsense.
Miss Rice is a bit emotional about this,
and we predicted that she would have a more emotional approach to this.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

When I talk about the assets, that was at the beginning of the talks.
I was president then.
I'm not president now.
When I said it, this would be a sign of goodwill to begin the talks.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

I have no idea what the U.S.
intends to do further there and what would be the reaction of the Iraqi people.
I only know that the sole option is to leave Iraq to the Iraqi people.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

I think the elections have gone well,
although there is so much insecurity in Iraq.
So far during the counting of ballots,
there has not been a significant complaint.
We have to wait to see what the outcome of the counting is.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

The problem is that the Iraqi people are facing atrocities from both sides -
Zarqawi and also the American troops at times.
The Zarqawi groups uses car bombs, the Americans use other bombs.
You also know what they do in the prisons.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

We want all the Palestinians back in their homeland,
and then there can be a fair referendum for people
to choose the form of state they want.
Whoever gets the majority can rule.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

We did not treat the Americans badly.
They left Iran in a relaxed mood.
The embassy was active here after the revolution.
We didn't have any problem with them.
They started it.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

We don't have a major problem right now in our country,
and life is normal.
Things like unemployment, which the youth are suffering from,
and the rate of inflation - these are chronic conditions
and we have to solve them.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Both of them were the children of the United States.
They sacrificed their children for the benefit of the others.
But they were not very devoted children of the United States.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Each department and institution has its own authorities and responsibilities,
and they act on that basis.
It is wrong to even compare such actions to what is
done in Guantanamo or elsewhere by the Americans.
They do not stand on a high moral platform to preach to others.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Goodwill can be indicated in various ways.
I raised that particular example because at that time I was in charge.
Today, I'm not in a position to present other possibilities.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Talk doesn't cook rice.
- Chinese Proverb

Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup,
only less filling.
- Dave Barry

She's been married so many times she has rice marks on her face.
- Henny Youngman

Rice at present prices provides more food for the money
than most of the other cereals.
- David F. Houston

Condoleezza Rice, the national security adviser,
is right there...
she's in town because her father was at Johnson Smith College...
and she was delivering a speech there.
- Al Michaels

By the second tour I had rice cakes and hummus with me,
and I was jumping rope in my room.
- Taylor Dayne

Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about
your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.
- Grantland Rice

Herein lies our problem.
If we level that much land to grow rice and whatever,
then no other animal could live there except for some insect pest species.
Which is very unfortunate.
- Steve Irwin

I think Hadley is to Rice as Scowcroft was to Kissinger;
not inclined to think or act independently.
- Michael Ledeen

The true reason of Ms.
Rice's attack against Russia is very simple.
Condoleezza Rice is a very cruel, offended woman who lacks men's attention.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

President Bush has had an outstanding Secretary of
State in Colin Powell and there are not many people who could replace him,
making Condoleezza Rice an excellent choice.
- Michael Crapo

A measuring jug is also vital when cooking rice,
as this is always measured by volume rather than by weight.
- Delia Smith

Love is a strange master, and human nature is still stranger.
- Edgar Rice Burroghs

Jerry Rice made the decision and we honestly tried
to accommodate him the best way we can.
- Al Davis

Nothing had changed in my routine, except that when
I went down the chippy and got me special fried rice,
it would be wrapped in a newspaper that had my picture all over it.
- Robbie Fowler

I think this society suffers so much from too much freedom,
too many rights that allow people to be irresponsible.
- Boyd Rice

By Rice's own standards, the war was well underway
by the time he took office.
He was a war president the moment he took the oath.
But did he act like one?
- Howard Fineman

Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat
two thousand of something.
- Mitch Hedberg

Their diet is basically boiled vegetables,
fish and rice.
No fat, no sugar.
You notice when you live there that there are no fat people.
- Arsene Wenger

Hard to be a physics major at Rice University if you have flunked calculus.
- Elizabeth Moon

Note the three most important Cabinet positions.
Rice said that it was better to find the weapons of
mass destruction than to see a mushroom cloud.
- Andrew Greeley

Me, sexy? I'm just plain ol' beans and rice.
- Pam Grier

I'm stronger knowing that while Donna Rice could be sold,
she could not be bought.
- Donna Rice

I love to cook comfort food.
I'll make fish and vegetables or meat and vegetables and potatoes or rice.
The ritual of it is fun for me, and the creativity of it.
- Reese Witherspoon

I love the producer, Joel Rice.
We worked together years ago putting a project together.
- Marilu Henner

Nothing important has ever come out of San Francisco,
Rice-a-Roni aside.
- Michael O'Donoghue

I also had to work through the violation of my date rape,
my unhealthy relationships with men,
my anger toward the people involved in the scandal,
and those who exploited me afterwards.
- Donna Rice

I gave up on the big screen.
The Witching Hour was at Warner Bros.
for 10 years and it just didn't work out.
- Anne Rice

Our policies toward Iraq simply are to protect the
region and to protect Iraq's people and neighbors.
- Condoleezza Rice

But as I said to Dr. Rice following her testimony,
and I think she appreciated it,
we had our job to do and we did it best we could,
trying to get answers to the important questions that
the 9/11 Commission must answer.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

Although I'd first seen Senator Hart in Aspen,
Colorado, at a New Year's Day party in 1987,
we hadn't talked.
- Donna Rice

I love New Orleans physically.
I love the trees and the balmy air and the beautiful days.
I have a beautiful house here.
- Anne Rice

There are a lot of people out there who think that I am their worst enemy,
and I don't even care if these people exist.
- Boyd Rice

I was obsessed with religious questions,
the basics: Why are we here? Why is the world so beautiful?
- Anne Rice

We're in a new world.
We're in a world in which the possibility of terrorism,
married up with technology, could make us very,
very sorry that we didn't act.
- Condoleezza Rice

All wars are planned by old men in council rooms apart.
- Grantland Rice

I was always an overachiever.
- Donna Rice

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man
follows the public opinion.
- Grantland Rice

Anger and hate against one we love steels our hearts,
but contempt or pity leaves us silent and ashamed.
- Edgar Rice Burroghs

The will to label will always prevail over what's being labeled,
usually at the expense of either truth or understanding.
- Boyd Rice

At thirteen I began modeling, doing my first television
commercial in ninth grade for Pizza Hut.
- Donna Rice

When you make his sandwiches, put a sexy or loving note in his lunch box.
- Anne Rice

The world doesn't need any more mediocrity or hedged bets.
- Anne Rice

Before the group left, Gary asked for my phone number,
and the next day he called to ask me to dinner that night.
I had no idea he was married, but I found out that night.
- Donna Rice

I'm going to keep on dealing with the supernatural in a lot of ways.
- Anne Rice

Dr. Rice went well beyond offering a helping hand -
she went so far as to shed tears and share hugs with those who,
in a matter of just a few hours, had lost everything
to the rising floodwaters.
- Jo Bonner


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