Barbara Lee quotes

  • It takes a variety of strategies and initiatives to address this pandemic. It's about life and death and the survival of humanity.
    -- Barbara Lee

    #Life And Death #Humanity #Survival

  • [To the House of Representatives before casting the only vote against allowing George W. Bush to use 'all necesary and appropriate force' in response to 9/11:] We must be careful not to embark on an open-ended war with neither an exit strategy nor a focused target. We cannot repeat past mistakes.
    -- Barbara Lee

    #Courage #War #Mistake

  • We must not let history repeat itself in Iraq. The reality is there is no military solution in Iraq. This is a sectarian war with long standing roots that were flamed when we invaded Iraq in 2003. Any lasting solution must be political and take into account respect for the entire Iraqi population.
    -- Barbara Lee

    #War #Military #Reality

  • Secretary of State Colin Powell himself eloquently pointed out the many ways to get at the root of this problem-economic, diplomatic, legal and political, as well as military. A rush to launch precipitous military counterattacks runs too great a risk that more innocent men, women, children will be killed. I could not vote for a resolution that I believe could lead to such an outcome.
    -- Barbara Lee

    #Running #Children #Military

  • Oh, it was a disaster, .. It went down like a lead balloon. I don't know why. I had thought the women in the audience deserved a little bit of something else after watching all those beautiful women. But I think they were shocked. Although the guys did dance nicely.
    -- Barbara Lee

    #Beautiful #Thinking #Guy

  • I think that there's going to be a rush to judgment on civil liberties, and a clamping down, a suspension of our democratic rights. And I believe that those who are good Americans would want to see this not happen and that we debate how to find a balance between the public safety and the protection of civil liberties.
    -- Barbara Lee

    #Believe #Thinking #Rights

  • Nine years ago on September 14, 2001, I placed the lone vote against the 'Authorization for Use of Military Force' - an authorization that I knew would provide a blank check to wage war anywhere, at any time, and for any length.
    -- Barbara Lee

    #Military #War #Years

  • I am convinced that military action will not prevent further acts of international terrorism against the United States.
    -- Barbara Lee

    #Military #United States #Action

  • I wish the press were paying more attention to the erosion of the Constitution and the slippery slope that we're getting into, by giving up the right of the Congress to talk about when and how and where we go to war.
    -- Barbara Lee

    #Giving Up #War #Erosion

  • I agree with Pres. Barack Obama, Iraqis need a political solution. No war in Iraq!
    -- Barbara Lee

    #Military #War #Iraq

  • I am also deeply concerned with the widespread, often undiagnosed, incidents of PTSD and the alarming suicide rates amongst our returning soldiers.
    -- Barbara Lee

    #Suicide #Soldier #Ptsd

  • Recently, I was in Africa monitoring elections when right on the street, this guy started beating a woman. I got out of my car, pulled her inside and drove her to the hospital. But after the doctors treated her, she was too afraid to press charges. I've seen this over and over in America, too.
    -- Barbara Lee

    #Doctors #America #Car

  • Let us not become the evil that we deplore.
    -- Barbara Lee

    #Evil

  • As the daughter of a 25-year veteran of the armed forces, I am incredibly thankful for the sacrifices our women and men have made in Iraq, and continue to make in Afghanistan.
    -- Barbara Lee

    #Daughter #Mother #Sacrifice

  • Kids can't see us bombing, and then listen to us talking about getting guns out of the schools. How can we tell them to solve problems without violence, if, in fact, we can't show an ability to solve problems without violence?
    -- Barbara Lee

    #Peace #School #Kids

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