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Bob Graham Quotes and Sayings

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The American people have been denied important information
for their own protection.
- Bob Graham

We need to make a greater investment in human intelligence.
- Bob Graham

In my judgment, the greatest risks are international
terrorist groups like al Qaeda and Hezbollah.
The war in Iraq has taken our attention off those priorities.
- Bob Graham

I have had national security background,
10 years on the Intelligence Committee,
the last two years as chair.
- Bob Graham

 

We need to make is to strengthen the position of the director of the CIA.
- Bob Graham

During the Cold War, we gathered information by listening to the Soviets,
taking pictures of the Soviets, and we allowed our
human intelligence to decline.
- Bob Graham

The American people do not have the information upon
which they can hold the administration and responsible agencies accountable.
I call that a coverup.
- Bob Graham

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I presumed the president was being truthful until a
series of events undercut that confidence.
- Bob Graham

The president, clearly as a result of the war and the afterglow of the war,
is in a time of great attention.
- Bob Graham

I consider my voice to be a centrist moderate voice
among the nine Democratic candidates.
- Bob Graham

I voted no on the resolution to give the president
authority to go to war against Iraq.
I was able to apply caveat emptor.
Most of my colleagues could not.
- Bob Graham

Yes, more than 100 Democrats voted to authorize Bush
to take the nation to war.
Most of them did so in the belief that the president
and his administration were truthful in their statements
that Saddam Hussein was a gathering menace.
- Bob Graham

I had earlier concluded that a war with Iraq would
be a distraction from the successful and expeditious
completion of our aims in Afghanistan.
Now I had come to question whether the White House was telling the truth.
- Bob Graham

It's fundamentally unfair to have so much of the tax relief go to so few.
And it is a 10-year tax plan rather than one,
as mine, focused on the next two years,
which in my opinion is the critical time to jumpstart the economy.
- Bob Graham

With terrorist groups like al Qaeda,
you can't learn what you want to learn about their
capabilities and their future plans by taking a picture of it,
and they've learned not to use the telephone.
- Bob Graham

The American people should be informed about what kind
of capability terrorists have inside the United States.
They should be informed of why we are not using information
to do a more effective job of dealing with terrorists.
- Bob Graham

We need to have a strong defense focused on areas that
are in the greatest vulnerability.
I have been very concerned about America's 361 seaports
as a point in which terrorist activities and materials
could be brought into the country.
- Bob Graham

A significant number of pages and sentences that the
administration wants to keep in a classified status
have already been released publicly,
some of it by public statements of the leadership of the CIA and the FBI.
- Bob Graham

We ought to recognize that we have an offensive responsibility
to take the war to the terrorists where they are.
That responsibility has waned in the last year as military
and intelligence resources were withdrawn from Afghanistan
and Pakistan to be used in Iraq.
- Bob Graham

The president has undermined trust.
No longer will the members of Congress be entitled to accept his veracity.
Caveat emptor has become the word.
Every member of Congress is on his or her own to determine the truth.
- Bob Graham

I keep lists of names of people that I have met,
a list of things to do day by day as well as a log
of how my time is consumed throughout the day.
It's a very important part of my personal discipline.
- Bob Graham

The doctors have given me a green light.
They have said that my heart is significantly more
efficient today than it was four months ago.
And I am anxious to be the next president of the United States.
- Bob Graham

This president has been reluctant to hold anybody accountable.
No one was held accountable after September the 11th.
Nobody's been held accountable after the clear flaws
in intelligence leading up to the war in Iraq.
- Bob Graham

There are some legitimate security issues,
but I believe many of the objections the administration
is making are not for security reasons,
but to disguise mistakes that were made prior to Sept.
11.
- Bob Graham

We are in possession of what I think to be compelling
evidence that Saddam Hussein has,
and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity
for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction.
- Bob Graham

Gen.
Tommy Franks told me the war was being compromised
as specialized personnel and equipment were being shifted
from Afghanistan to prepare for the war in Iraq -
a war more than a year away.
- Bob Graham

I would give relief from the first $10,000 of the payroll tax.
I would allow small businesses to accelerate depreciation
so they would have an incentive to buy now rather than defer.
I would also give to the states $40 billion of relief.
- Bob Graham

Today 80 percent of all the oil that comes out of the
Gulf is from 1,000 feet or more and today almost a
third of it is more than 5,000 feet below the surface.
What hasn't happened is the safety and the ability
to respond to a negative event such as this blowout,
has been far outrun by the technology of drilling itself.
We need to close that gap.
- Bob Graham

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional PHOTO

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free
and there was nothing to break the light of the sun.
I was born where there were no enclosures.
- Geronimo

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
- American Indian Proverb

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.
- Native American Proverb

I am proud to be an American.
Because an American can eat anything on the face of
this earth as long as he has two pieces of bread.
- Bill Cosby

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

This is the city of dreamers and time and again it's
the place where the greatest dream of all,
the American dream, has been tested and has triumphed.
- Michael Bloomberg

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
- Gloria Steinem

An Englishman teaching an American about food is like
the blind leading the one-eyed.
- A. J. Liebling

It looks to me to be obvious that the whole world cannot eat an American diet.
- Jerry Brown

Confronted with the choice, the American people would
choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
- Spiro T. Agnew

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of
labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
- Grover Cleveland

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

The average American is nothing if not patriotic.
- Herbert Croly

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils
his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
- Ambrose Bierce

Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards,
I believe, the American family.
- John Boehner

The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American
recently passed each other in opposite directions.
- George Carlin

It is money, money, money!
Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics.
- Robert Byrd

Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American
people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
- Barry Commoner

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men
whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop

I have designed the most buildings of any living American architect.
- Alexander Jackson Davis

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
- Traditional Native American Prayer

The beef industry has contributed to more American
deaths than all the wars of this century,
all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
- Neal Barnard

I see great things in baseball.
It's our game - the American game.
- Walt Whitman

Managers in all too many American companies do not
achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it.
- Harold S. Geneen

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
- H. L. Mencken

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job.
- Walter Wager

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

I stand fearlessly for small dogs, the American Flag,
motherhood and the Bible.
That's why people love me.
- Art Linkletter

I ask the vice president to stop dodging the issue with legalese,
and acknowledge his continued ties with Halliburton to the American people.
- Frank Lautenberg

Being 'at the mercy of legislative majorities' is merely
another way of describing the basic American plan:
representative democracy.
- Robert Bork

I was a beginner again.
I practiced hard and used to listen very closely to
recordings of American jazz drummers such as Tony Williams and Kenny Clarke.
- Jamie Muir

I never thought of myself as a New York poet or as an American poet.
- Kenneth Koch

It is from the blues that all that may be called American
music derives its most distinctive character.
- James Weldon Johnson


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