Appeasement was never a very clever policy, and it should not be our option today.
Because the task of a political leader is to do what he believes is better for his country. Sometimes the public opinion is in favor; sometimes the public opinion needs a little bit more time to understand things.
Not acting to rid the world of weapons of mass destruction is neither politically nor morally acceptable.
Catalan language is one of the most complete and perfect expressions that I know from the point of view regarding language, I not only read it since many years ago, but I understand it. Moreover, I speak it intimately too.
There are countries that prefer to think that they're buying comfort at the cost of others, but I don't think that's the way you can act in this world. There are no neutral groups.
Speak less but act more.
The harm done to Israel is damage done to the West. And delegitimizing Israel is a delegitimization of the West.
My conviction is that the best strategy to defend the West is to defend Israel.
Without economic development, any potential for political openness and freedom will be questionable.
Young people in particular need real options to find a decent job and to lift their lives. I'm not sure the new Islamist governments will be the best to promote prosperity and growth.
I am a quiet man who grows through adversity.
There is no possible negotiation with these killers. Our aim is to win over terrorism. Only by being firm we can stop terrorism. We must be firm fighting the terrorists and opposing the final aims they want to achieve.
Disarming Iraq is legal under a series of U.N. resolutions. Iraq is in flagrant violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions.
The alliance should agree... to an effective NATO role against the new threats presented by international terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
There are the countries of the north of Europe taking decisions and the countries of the south of Europe that are living under intervention. This division exists.
Today we confront the future with optimism from a founded hope for the Iraqi people - in freedom
It is clear that no one will achieve any kind of objective through the force of violence, and that no one will make Spaniards yield to threats of guns, whoever may be holding them
But, you know, once you're in government, very often you need to shoulder responsibility. I hope the new Spanish government will think about this and will therefore act accordingly. I really and sincerely hope so.
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