If the two sides don't want to go to war, it is quite possible for them to avoid it through diplomacy and a little bit of good will, ... If, on the other hand, they want to go to war ... nothing we do can prevent it.
More Quotes from Richard Holbrooke:We don't want this in any way to affect our mission, ... I think you are going to see the international community prepare for a very strong and swift response against those responsible, and we all know who they are.
If women in the developing world do not have equal rights, they will not have equal health, ... It is as simple as that the empowerment of women is not a politically-correct clich, but a living, essential goal for everyone.
We are very concerned ... we are only a few days away from a tragedy of even greater dimensions. We might be on a collision course here between Yugoslavia and the Western authorities including NATO.
I want to point out in the clearest possible terms that long-term peace and stability in the Balkans will not be possible as long as the current leadership in Belgrade is in power. And those people who have been indicted also should be brought to justice.
The United States and our allies and the Arab neighbors of Saddam ... must recognize that as long as Saddam Hussein remains in power he is a destabilizing factor for the entire region. He's a very dangerous man,
We are very close to a resumption of hostilities and the outbreak of a new round of fighting, which, if it does take place, immediately constitutes the largest war on the African continent.
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No one ever became great except through many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone