I think, as a general matter, clearly, the United States globally supports the development of democracy and the democratic yearnings of all people.
Iran has interest in seeing that the Shia population of Iraq basically adhere to a line that comes from Iran.
There are many countries who have traditionally sponsored terrorism. Iraq is one, though it appears the majority of the terrorism committed by Saddam Hussein is on his own citizens. Iran in this regard. Syria, with their close support of Hezbollah, is noteworthy in this respect.
The development of weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to carry them would be a very destabilizing effect, should Iran be able to accomplish that.
U.S. assistance provides the Jordanian government needed flexibility to pursue policies that are of critical importance to U.S. national security and to foreign policy objectives in the Middle East.
I think what Osama bin Laden does is to take the fact that some peoples lack hope and lack opportunity, and twist it to his own ends.
You know, there's a real irony in U.S. assistance programs. First of all, I think it's misnamed. We're not so much trying to help people as we're trying to help ourselves. So let's be clear about this. So these are — in my view, they're cold calculations of national security and not aid programs.
Richard Armitage — quotes and aphorisms
A terrorist is one who kills innocents for the pursuit of a political aim.
Whenever you're out of town, no matter modern communications, you feel a little bit out of touch.
The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war — diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power — and we are developing new tools as we go along.