I think the personal relationships I established mattered in terms of what I was able to get done. And I did bring women's issues to the center of our foreign policy.
I want to make a policy statement. I am unabashedly in favor of women.
To avoid entangling alliances has been a maxim of our policy ever since the days of Washington and its wisdom no one will attempt to dispute.
Every nation whose affairs betray a want of wisdom and stability may calculate on every loss which can be sustained from the more systematic policy of its wiser neighbors.
The fact is Bush's war policy has failed. It's failed! Who better to say so than Jack Murtha?
The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy.
The west has a great deal to answer for in the Middle East from Britain's belated empire-building after the First World War to the US and British policy that condemns modern Iraq to the material and social squalor of a half-century ago.
War is regarded as nothing but the continuation of state policy with other means.
Love and war are the same thing and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other.
There's nothing wrong with being a Conservative and coming up with a Conservative believe in foreign policy where we have a strong national defense and we don't go to war so carelessly.
Throughout the 20th century the Republican Party benefited from a non-interventionist foreign policy. Think of how Eisenhower came in to stop the Korean War. Think of how Nixon was elected to stop the mess in Vietnam.
We've used up a lot of bullets. And we talk about stimulus. But the truth is we're running a federal deficit that's 9 percent of GDP. That is stimulative as all get out. It's more stimulative than any policy we've followed since World War II.
Foreign policy is about trying to deliver for them the best possible economic benefits the chance to travel to study to work the opportunity through trade to be able to sell their goods and services and as much peace and security so they can live and bring their kids up so they don't have to fear war.
I never subscribe to the stay-at-home policy. I'm not sick of the road or sick of eating in good restaurants around the country. I like to travel.
I like Mitt Romney as a person. I think he's a dignified person. But I have no common ground on economics. He doesn't worry about the Federal Reserve. He doesn't worry about foreign policy. He doesn't talk about civil liberties so I would have a hard time to expect him to ever invite me to campaign with him.
I am in the process of trying to decide whether I can make a substantive and productive contribution to the policy-making process. I was always there because I wanted to work on the pressing issues of the day - I'm interested in energy I'm interested in the climate bill and technology policy.
The U.S. government knew that China wanted to acquire sensitive U.S. technology and instead of implementing a policy to prevent them from acquiring the information the government all but gave them an invitation to take our equipment and designs.
No foreign policy - no matter how ingenious - has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of a few and carried in the hearts of none.
America's downgrade may serve as a wakeup call for its policymakers. It is an unambiguous and loud signal of the country's eroding economic strength and global standing. It renders urgent the need to regain the initiative through better economic policymaking and more coherent governance.
It was in our power to cause the Arab governments to renounce the policy of strength toward Israel by turning it into a demonstration of weakness.
My policy was just to give good things for sports in my region.
The stark and inescapable fact is that today we cannot defend our society by war since total war is total destruction and if war is used as an instrument of policy eventually we will have total war.
The right combination is between a free economy and social policy that addresses the needs of society and creates equal opportunity.
I am certain no one sets out to be cruel but our treatment of the elderly ill seems to have no philosophy to it. As a society we should establish whether we have a policy of life at any cost.