Jay Rockefeller quotes

  • There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years. And that may happen sooner if he can obtain access to enriched uranium from foreign sources -- something that is not that difficult in the current world. We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction.
    -- Jay Rockefeller

    #Years #Progress #Nuclear

  • For the past three years, the Senate intelligence committee has avoided carrying out its oversight of our nation's intelligence programs whenever the White House becomes uncomfortable with the questions being asked. The very independence of this committee is called into question.
    -- Jay Rockefeller

    #Past #Years #White

  • Everything is about accountability to the American people, accountability of the executive branch ... [and] accountability of the oversight of the Congress
    -- Jay Rockefeller

    #People #Accountability #Branches

  • Iran is nothing but trouble, and always has been that.
    -- Jay Rockefeller

    #Iran #Trouble

  • One of my problems, so to speak, is that, in America, we tend to think in relatively short-term. In the Middle East and Asia and other parts of the world, they think in terms of centuries or 500 years or 1,000 years.
    -- Jay Rockefeller

    #Thinking #Years #America

  • We have to bring stability to Iraq, otherwise we will be faced with a future dilemma of sending our loved ones into harms way to stop a civil war or the rise of a new tyrant born from the instability that we created.
    -- Jay Rockefeller

    #War #Tyrants #Iraq

  • One year after the United States led the invasion of Iraq, the country remains extremely dangerous not only to our troops, but also to the stability of the world.
    -- Jay Rockefeller

    #Country #Years #Iraq

  • Allowing the U.N. into Iraq will demonstrate to the Iraqis that the international community as a whole is committed to bringing stability and safety to their country.
    -- Jay Rockefeller

    #Country #Iraq #Safety

  • It would be a big favor to political discourse; to our ability to do our work here in Congress; and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and, more importantly, in their future,
    -- Jay Rockefeller

    #Government #People #Political

  • I don't think so, and that's partly the problem of not checking cargo, and it's partly the problem of biological weapons, which nobody has figured out really what to do about yet
    -- Jay Rockefeller

    #Thinking #Weapons #Problem

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