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Jay Rockefeller Quotes and Sayings

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Iran is nothing but trouble, and always has been that.
- Jay Rockefeller

One year after the United States led the invasion of Iraq,
the country remains extremely dangerous not only to our troops,
but also to the stability of the world.
- Jay Rockefeller

Allowing the U.N.
into Iraq will demonstrate to the Iraqis that the international
community as a whole is committed to bringing stability
and safety to their country.
- Jay Rockefeller

One of my problems, so to speak, is that,
in America, we tend to thing in relatively short-term.
In the Middle East and Asia and other parts of the world,
they think in terms of centuries or 500 years or 1,000 years.
- Jay Rockefeller

 

We have to bring stability to Iraq, otherwise we will
be faced with a future dilemma of sending our loved
ones into harms way to stop a civil war or the rise
of a new tyrant born from the instability that we created.
- Jay Rockefeller

We were told by the president that we had no alternative
but to go into Iraq because of the threat that Saddam
Hussein's weapons of mass destruction posed,
but to date, these weapons have not been found.
- Jay Rockefeller

The president's economic plan doesn't do enough to
create new jobs and that has to be a national priority.
While there are some signs the economy is improving,
it is not translating into jobs.
- Jay Rockefeller

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Pat Roberts and I both feel very strongly that when we get to Iran,
that we can't make the same mistakes.
We have to ask the questions, the hard questions before,
not afterwards, and get the right intelligence.
- Jay Rockefeller

There are severe limitations on civil rights.
In the international arena, Iran is turning into an isolated country,
and the international community is becoming more hostile toward it.
- Moshe Katsav

Syria is a terrorist state by any definition and is
so classified by the State Department.
I happen to think Iran is too.
Iraq, Iran, Syria, they're all involved.
- Alexander Haig

Many defense experts have predicted that we face no
greater threat from a single country than from Iran.
- Cathy McMorris

Iran has a dismal record on human rights.
- Howard Berman

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

Lawyers have a dangerous job in Iran.
- Shirin Ebadi

Our family has lived in Iran for 2,500 years,
and Iranian Jewry has the long history in that land.
- Moshe Katsav

I don't think that Iran with a nuclear capability will
be just the problem of the state of Israel.
This is a matter that concerns the whole world.
- Moshe Katsav

Without action, we are going to continue to allow Iran
to be a safe harbor for terrorists,
see its economy further deteriorate,
and see the Middle East further destabilize.
- Russ Carnahan

We cannot win this war on terror if people are undercutting us.
And one way to undercut us is to empower Iran.
- Lindsey Graham

The crises in North Korea, Iran, the Middle East,
show how quickly things can change and how they can go wrong.
We must be prepared.
And right now the Army is not.
- Ike Skelton

There is little doubt that Iran is on a mission to
rebuild its nuclear weapons and use that capability
to wreak havoc and destruction on Israel and others throughout the world.
- Russ Carnahan

Our dear country, Iran, throughout history has been subject to threats.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I did not know many of the details relevant to the
Iran and contra initiatives.
- Fawn Hall

Iran stands behind a substantial number of terrorist actions against us,
together with Hizballah and the Islamic Jihad.
It pretends to care for the Palestinians.
- Moshe Katsav

One morning, just like 9/11, there's going to be a disaster.
I have yet to see the United Nations do anything effective
with either Iran or North Korea.
- Newt Gingrich

Aggressive and irresponsible steps endanger the peace
and stability of the world,
and the international community feels the need to protect itself from Iran.
- Moshe Katsav

The leader of Iran made one of the most repugnant remarks
the international community has heard since Adolf Hitler.
- Tom Lantos

We must make every effort to neutralize this threat peacefully,
but be ever mindful of the growing danger Iran poses
not just to a safe and free America,
but to our allies abroad.
- Dave Reichert

Iran is part of the problem, not the solution.
And the Russian government is ignoring reality.
- Lindsey Graham

Apparently Iran thinks that it can continue to deceive
the world in order to reach its goals.
- Moshe Katsav

I have strong sentiments toward Iran,
since I distinguish between the Iranian regime and the Iranian people.
I highly esteem Iranian music and culture.
- Moshe Katsav

It was known in the mid 90s already that Saddam Hussein
was a dangerous tyrant that he had already launched
aggressions against Iran,
he had invaded Kuwait.
- Douglas Feith

In any event, the problem in Iran is much bigger than weapons.
The problem is the terrorist regime that seeks the weapons.
The regime must go.
- Richard Perle

I can tell you one thing, Iran is closer to developing
nuclear weapons today than it was a week ago,
or a month ago or a year ago.
It's just moving on with its efforts.
- Benjamin Netanyahu

Iran poses the most serious long-term threat to regional stability.
- Ehud Barak

Iran is central to our foreign policy in the Middle East,
a major player in global energy markets,
and a key country in terms of our interaction with the Muslim world.
- Howard Berman

The "Axis of Evil" was - and is - very real,
as the tyrants of Iran, Iraq, and North Korea knew full well.
- Michael Ledeen

The use of military force against Iran would be very dangerous.
It would be very provocative.
The only thing worse would be Iran being a nuclear power.
- Rudy Giuliani

Already, China has undermined U.S.
foreign policy in efforts to gain access to oil resources in Iran and Sudan.
We simply cannot separate the political and economic values of oil.
- Jo Ann Emerson

After September 11, when the United States took action
to overthrow the Taliban,
our interests and Iran's aligned, and we were able
to coordinate quietly but effectively.
- Earl Blumenauer

The Obama presidency has two great missions:
fixing the economy,
and preventing Iran from gaining nuclear weapons.
- Benjamin Netanyahu

There's an 800 kilometer border between Iran and Afghanistan.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

I think we should take Iraq and Iran and combine them
into one country and call it Irate.
All the pissed off people live in one place and get it over with.
- Denis Leary

Iran has long sponsored terrorists who carry out homicide
bombings in Israeli cities.
However, it is a mistake to believe the danger Iran
poses is directed at Israel alone.
- John Doolittle

I just wish we knew a little less about his urethra
and a little more about his arms sales to Iran.
- Andy Rooney

If we are really anxious not to have nuclear weapons in Iran,
the first thing is to call an international conference
on abolishing all nuclear weapons,
including Israeli nuclear weapons.
- Bruce Kent

Over a period of time, I think the popular will in Iran will prevail.
- Frank Carlucci

Unfortunately for governments like that of Iran,
when they forbid something, people become more interested.
- Azar Nafisi

In addition, it is very likely that United States action
in Iraq caused Iran to open its nuclear facilities
for international inspection and suspend its uranium enrichment activities.
- Jim Gerlach

If the invaders reach Iran, the country will turn into a burning hell for them.
- Mohammad Khatami

The standards of the international community manifest firmness.
Iran has no need for long-range missiles or to collaborate
with terrorist organizations all over the world.
- Moshe Katsav

I am sure the majority of Iranians want a peace agreement
with Israel and want Iran to integrate with the international
community and accept its universal values.
- Moshe Katsav

Iran is actively pursuing the development of weapons
of mass destruction and ballistic missiles.
- Howard Berman

In Iran the whole reform and democracy movement has
been based on the emerging free press.
- Christiane Amanpour

Putin has a lot at stake here and restoring the relationship with the United States,
and there are already signs as Sandy mentioned that
he's moving in the right direction to begin to ascertain
that their trade with Iran is not used for the production of nuclear weapons.
- Frank Carlucci

I want to make it clear that I honestly answered every
question put to me during the so-called Iran-Contra hearings.
But if they didn't ask me about something,
I wasn't about to reveal things that would put other people in jeopardy.
- Oliver North

The United States' administrations...
must recognize that Iran is a big power.
Having said that, we consider ourselves to be a human
force and a cultural power and hence a friend of other nations.
We have never sought to dominate others or to violate
the rights of any other country.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I can remember when I was National Security Adviser,
the intelligence community told us...
they put out an intelligence report saying that Iran
would never back off from attacks on shipping in the Gulf if we use force.
- Frank Carlucci

The internal conditions in Iran are worsening in all aspects.
Poverty and unemployment are becoming more severe,
despite the fact that Iran has turned into a developed
and industrialized country.
- Moshe Katsav

But so far, you know who's been violating the nuclear
nonproliferation pact day and night? Those who signed it.
Iran, Iraq, Libya and Iran violates it while calling
for Israel's destruction and racing to develop atomic weapons to that end.
- Benjamin Netanyahu

We have global interests, potential threats from elsewhere,
North Korea, Iran, Taiwan Straits and the like.
We must be prepared for any future threat.
That is why it is important that this be a transition year,
2006.
- Ike Skelton

In Iran I think nobody loses their job because of making
a statement that reflects their opinion.
From this point of view, conditions in Iran are far
better than in many other places in the world.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

We must continue to pursue peace through diplomacy,
but we must also not shrink from our responsibility
through the option of strength.
We must take advantage of internal resistance and change
from within Iran to avert this path of mutual destruction.
- Michael McCaul

We have treated our most serious adversaries,
such as Iran and North Korea, in the most juvenile manner -
by giving them the silent treatment.
In so doing, we have weakened, not strengthened,
our bargaining position and our leadership.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

Iran's continued pursuit of nuclear weapons,
support for international terrorist organizations,
and abhorrent human rights practices pose one of the
greatest threats to global security.
- Allyson Schwartz

One of my fantasies in my life has been that I was
granted access with a camera to go back in time,
and to film the actual campaign of Alexander crossing
into India through Iran and Persia.
- Oliver Stone

If Iran becomes a nuclear weapon state it is the end
of non-proliferation as we know it.
If Iran gets a nuclear weapon you are likely to see Saudi,
Egypt and other countries follow suit and we will bequeath
to the next generation a nuclear arms race in the world's most unstable region.
- Liam Fox

What Ottawa and Washington used to think about Turkey
or Iran was not very important because we really didn't think much about either,
but now what we think about them is extremely important -
to ourselves and to many other peoples.
- Arthur H. Sulzberger

Five years ago, Samira did not want to continue in
the regular school system in Iran.
To help her with her education, I set up a home school.
It wasn't just for my family, it was open to other friends.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Syria and Iran have always had a pretty tight relationship,
and it looks to me like they just cooked up a press
release to put out to sort of restate the obvious.
They're both problem countries; we know that.
And this doesn't change anything.
- Mitch McConnell

The Security Council decided to deal with Iran's nuclear intentions.
The international community will not be willing to
tolerate an Iran with a nuclear capability and an Iran
that collaborates with terrorist organizations.
- Moshe Katsav

I wouldn't even know - and I spent three years in the CIA -
I wouldn't even know how you'd start a covert action
program in a place like Iran.
It would be extraordinarily difficult.
- Frank Carlucci


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