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" Diplomacy is not an end in itself if it does not advance U.S. interests. "
" The U.N. is one of many competitors in a marketplace of global problem solving. "
" You know, as somebody who writes op-eds and appears on the television, I appreciate as well as anybody that... there is a limit to what that accomplishes. "
" I've been in the government bureaucracy, I've practiced law, I've done a lot of different things. "
" I don't do carrots. "
" 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. "
" There is no such thing as the United Nations. "
" A lot of people have said to me, 'That's a great idea, running for president. You'll get booked for more speeches. You can write a book.' "
" We estimate that once Iraq acquires fissile material - whether from a foreign source or by securing the materials to build an indigenous fissile material capability - it could fabricate a nuclear weapon within one year. "
" 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. "
" I think that Ronald Reagan had it right, being against abortion except in certain limited, defined circumstances. "
" Well, I'm a libertarian conservative, so I believe in limited government/maximum individual freedom. "
" Everybody pursues their national interests. The only one who gets blamed for it is the United States. "
" Politicians, like generals, have a tendency to fight the last war. "
" 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. "
" My priority is to give the United States the kind of influence it should have. "
" Just as the Security Council was largely irrelevant to the great struggle of the last half of the twentieth century - freedom against Communism - so too it is largely on the sidelines in our contemporary struggles against international terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. "
" I haven't given up on the possibility that sweet reason will prevail. "
" Reform is not a one-night stand. "
" North Korea is going to get away with keeping its nuclear weapons. "
" 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. "
" Maybe it's my libertarian philosophy: but being in government is hard. "
" 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. "
" I think the International Criminal Court could be a threat to American security interests, because the prosecutor of the court has enormous discretion in going after war crimes. And the way the Statute of Rome is written, responsibility for war crimes can be taken all the way up the chain of command. "
" 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. "