Condoleezza Rice Quotes (172 Quotes)


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

    The United States condemns the terrorist bombings in Bali that claimed innocent lives and injured many more. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, and we wish a speedy recovery to those injured,

    And so it is absolutely the case that you cannot have armed groups ultimately participating in politics with no expectation that they're going to disarm.

    I don't think anybody can take the word of Saddam Hussein and his regime, and certainly an American president and allies who are obligated to worry about the safety and security of our countries, cannot take the word of this dictator, who lies, pathologically lies.

    There will be a road to democracy in Belarus, ... the last dictatorship in the center of Europe.


    We were within international waters, we were within international airspace, when this incident occurred, ... An apology is not forthcoming.

    But I want to just caution, it is not incumbent on the United States to prove that Saddam Hussein is trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction. He's already demonstrated that he's trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction.

    I believe they are going to finish this, ... We are confident that they will complete this process and continue on the path toward elections for a permanent government at the end of the year.

    We have affirmed our just demands of the Syrian government and made it clear that failure with these demands will lead to serious consequences from the international community,

    Human trafficking is nothing less than a modern form of slavery,

    I have every reason to believe that the British are right about this. I trust the British on this issue. The British are operating in the south, they know the situation there.

    This is a very serious matter -- that you have Syrian involvement in the assassination of the former prime minister Rafiq Hariri.

    actively and consistently worked to break the will of the Lebanese people, and to thwart the will of the international community.

    When diplomacy has been exhausted, the Security Council must become involved. Questions about Iran's nuclear activities remain unanswered, despite repeated efforts by the IAEA.

    They have now crossed a point where they are in open defiance of the world community.


    The Russians . . . want to do what we all want to do, which is they want to pursue a diplomatic path and see if the Iranians will come along.

    The issue here is to mobilize the international community, to unify the international community around the view that Iran cannot have a nuclear weapon. That is agreed.

    We will continue to work together in our common fight against terror.

    Does anybody think these people were just sitting around drinking tea?

    We are at war, and our security as a nation depends on winning that war.

    There was no silver bullet that could have prevented the 11 September attacks. There was nothing demonstrating or showing that something was coming in the United States. If there had been something, we would have acted on it.

    We know that there are unaccounted-for Scud and other ballistic missiles in Iraq. And part of the problem is that, since 1998, there has been no way to even get minimal information about those programs except through intelligence means.

    And Mrs. Parks, who was 92 years old and lived a life that was long and inspirational well beyond that single act -- I think for all of us, her inspiration will live on.

    a pioneer in the civil rights movement who one day was just sick and tired of being sick and tired, and refused to give up her seat and inspired a whole generation of people to fight for freedom.

    A lot is being done to bring additional protective measures, particularly the critical infrastructure locations around the United States, ... There is a very active ... program of coordination on this particular period of time with both public and private entities and at the federal, state and local levels.

    To succeed in this war we must effectively explain our policies and fundamental values to people around the world,

    The quicker we get about the business of reducing our reliance on oil the better.

    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.

    The people of the Middle East share the desire for freedom. We have an opportunity - and an obligation - to help them turn this desire into reality.

    Speaking on CNN's Late Edition, ... has said that it's a religious duty to have weapons of mass destruction, so we're taking it very seriously,

    Economics and security are inextricably linked. You only have to look at what happened in a place like Bali, when you had the terrorist attack there, you can see that the economy and terrorism are linked.

    If we abandon future generations in the Middle East to despair and terror, we also condemn future generations in the United States to insecurity and fear.

    With our decision today, we show that Syria has isolated itself from the international community, ... Now, the Syrian government must make a strategic decision to fundamentally change its behavior.


    on the common agenda that we have -- the agenda for cooperation that we have ahead of us on issues like nuclear non-proliferation, on issues like fighting disease and poverty in the poorer areas of the world, on issues like the global economy and trade.

    We understand that the Israelis have to defend themselves. It's just extremely important that the Israelis also keep in mind the long view here.

    This is really democracy at work in Iraq, ... And given where they were just a few years ago, having lived in tyranny for all those decades, this is an extraordinary achievement.


    There's a belief that it has probably passed. We'll see, but that's the general assessment that it has probably passed.

    Neighboring India called the assassination a terrorist crime. ... a vicious act of terror.

    He talked... about the cases of these American citizens and permanent residents and the importance of transparency, the importance of humanitarian considerations,

    In hindsight, if anything might have helped stop 911, it would have been better information about threats inside the United States.

    He will outline his vision of a Europe whole, free and at peace, and discuss Europe's and the United States's hard work and joint success in realizing the vision.

    John Bolton is personally committed to the future success of the United Nations, and he will be a strong voice for reform at a time when the United Nations has begun to reform itself to help meet the challenging agenda before the international community.

    The administration looks constantly at the threat level, ... Late Edition.


    I think the jury is out on whether the North Koreans are serious.

    there is not going to be any pass for Palestinian leadership in fighting terror.

    I'm a huge proponent of exchanges, student exchanges, cultural exchanges, university exchanges. We talk a lot about public diplomacy, ... It's extremely important that we get our message out, but it's also the case that we should not have a monologue with other people. It has to be a conversation, and you can't do that without exchanges and openness.


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