My philosophy is not a bean-counting, accounting 'look at this.' It is a philosophy that smaller government is better government, and government that is closer to the people is best of all.
If I were doing the Security Council today, I'd have one permanent member, the United States, because that's the real reflection of the distribution of power in the world. All international laws are invalid, meaningless attempts to constrict American power.
Well, I'm a libertarian conservative, so I believe in limited government/maximum individual freedom.
There's no such thing as the United Nations. If the U.N. secretary building in New York lost 10 stories, it wouldn't make a bit of difference.
In the United States, there is a broadly shared view that the U.N. is one of many potential instruments to advance U.S. issues, and we have to decide whether a particular issue is best done through the U.N. or best done through some other mechanism.
When you have a regime that would be happier in the afterlife than in this life, this is not a regime that is subject to classic theories of deterrence.
There's no such thing as the United Nations,
Just like Sept. 11, only with nuclear weapons this time, that's the threat. I think that is the threat. I think it's just facing reality. It's not a happy reality, but it's reality and if you don't deal with it, it will become even more unpleasant.
Everybody pursues their national interests. The only one who gets blamed for it is the United States.
Maybe it's my libertarian philosophy: but being in government is hard.
It's not natural disasters that are to blame for the deprivation of the North Korean people, but the failed policies of Kim Jong Il.
If Iran obtains nuclear weapons, then almost certainly Saudi Arabia will do the same, as will Egypt, Turkey and perhaps others in the region.
I think some of this fascination with the 'Arab Spring' is just a grand experiment with Israel's survival.
People say you favor assassination, what do you think war is? Except that it's assassination on a much larger scale, a much more horrific scale.
The Nobel Peace Prize has become hopelessly politicized. I think it cheapens the prize itself.
You don't need to spend tens of millions of dollars on political consultants to tell you what you think when you already know what you think.
I'm obviously aware that people are quite focused on the economy rather than foreign policy issues, but that is something that should and can be altered as people see the nature of the threats around the world that we face.
Well, you could take several stories off the buildings of most U.S. government agencies and we'd all probably be better for it too.
I have decided not to run for president.
I don't think there is any good answer to the question why shouldn't gays and lesbians who want to serve their country be allowed to do it.
There is no patriotic obligation to help advance the career of a politician who is otherwise pursuing interests that are fundamentally antithetical to your values. That's not the call of patriotism.
I don't think Hamas will be satisfied simply ruling the Gaza Strip.
There's no doubt that Iran funds and supplies Hamas with weapons.
Diplomacy is not an end in itself if it does not advance U.S. interests.
Negotiation is not a policy. It's a technique. It's something you use when it's to your advantage, and something that you don't use when it's not to your advantage.
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