Quotations on Policy

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And I don't say that we didn't expect it, but we were pleasantly surprised to see the generosity of their foreign policy; and the generosity of their foreign policy at that moment was expressed through the Marshall Plan.
- Gianni Agnelli
(Keywords: Policy, Foreign policy, Generosity)

The best policy is to declare victory and leave.
- George D. Aiken
(Keywords: Policy, Victory)

Without a good cultural policy, without adequate help, we will always have individualists, shooting stars who are rapidly forgotten or who stop painting for a more profitable occupation.
- Ralph Allen
(Keywords: Policy, Help, Occupation, Painting, Stars, Will)

The Reagan Administration, generally regarded as having conducted the most successful Transition of modern times, had managed during the election campaign to build bridges to the Democrats in some areas, notably foreign and national security policy.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Policy, Successful, Democrats, National security)

The choice of personnel, perhaps the most important choice (because 'people are policy'), never proceeds according to plan, but there have been some successful transitions that upheld high standards.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Policy, Successful, Choice)

Under current federal policy on human embryonic stem cell research, only those stem cell lines derived before August 9, 2001 are eligible for federally funded research.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Policy, Research)

Bringing democratic control to the conduct of foreign policy requires a struggle merely to force the issue onto the public agenda.
- Eric Alterman
(Keywords: Policy, Control, Force, Foreign policy, Public, Struggle)

The resistance of policy-makers to intelligence is not just founded on an ideological presupposition. They distrust intelligence sources and intelligence officials because they don't understand what the real problems are.
- Aldrich Ames
(Keywords: Intelligence, Policy, Distrust, Problems)

We had periodic crises in this country when the technical intelligence didn't support the policy. We had the bomber gap, the missile gap.
- Aldrich Ames
(Keywords: Intelligence, Policy, Country, Support)

In my professional work with the Agency, by the late '70s, I had come to question the value of a great deal of what we were doing, in terms of the intelligence agency's impact on American policy.
- Aldrich Ames
(Keywords: Intelligence, Work, Policy, American, Question, Value)

Well they have an input into policy but in the end governments are elected to put together policy but the good thing about the Wentworth Group is that you know you've got 11 pretty capable people with a lot of good ideas.
- John Anderson
(Keywords: People, Policy, Ideas, End, Pretty)

The people who make policy decisions should damned well know what they are talking about before they make the decisions. There is nobody who is an expert on cloning who would be afraid after seeing Attack of the Clones.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: People, Policy, Decisions, Talking)

U.S. assistance provides the Jordanian government needed flexibility to pursue policies that are of critical importance to U.S. national security and to foreign policy objectives in the Middle East.
- Richard Armitage
(Keywords: Government, Policy, Flexibility, Foreign policy, Importance, National security, Objectives)

Our reports about civilian casualties here, about the resistance of the Iraqi forces, are going back to the United States. It helps those who oppose the war when you challenge the policy to develop their arguments.
- Peter Arnett
(Keywords: War, Policy, Arguments, Challenge, states, United)

President Bush says he is concerned about the Iraqi people, but if Iraqi people are dying in numbers, then American policy will be challenged very strongly.
- Peter Arnett
(Keywords: People, Policy, American, Dying, Numbers, President, Will)

A central claim of the Bush administration's foreign policy is that the spread of democracy in the Middle East is the cure for terrorism.
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Keywords: Policy, Cure, Democracy, Foreign policy, Terrorism)

There are many highly successful businesses in the United States. There are also many highly paid executives. The policy is not to intermingle the two.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Policy, Successful, states, United)

We can't have - we can't have a patchwork of 50 states developing their own immigration policy. I understand the frustration of people in Arizona. They want the federal government to step up and deal with this problem once and for all, and that's what we want to do.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: Government, People, Policy, Frustration, states, Want)

Our choice of a reform framework dictated that we looked at the fundamental assumptions that had driven Nigeria's economy, society and policy hitherto and to seek ways of either abandoning or transcending those assumptions and their supporting institutions.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Society, Policy, Choice, Economy, Reform)

Surely, if knowledge is valuable, it can never be good policy in a country far wealthier than Tuscany, to allow a genius like Mr. Dalton's, to be employed in the drudgery of elementary instruction.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Genius, Policy, Knowledge, Country)

We have to preserve it and use it sustainably. And the short-term use of resources at the destruction of the long-term heritage of this country is not a policy that we can pursue.
- Bruce Babbitt
(Keywords: Policy, Country, Destruction)

Sometimes an active policy is best advanced by doing nothing until the right time - or never.
- James Baker
(Keywords: Time, Policy, Nothing, Right)

Everything that Bush touches turns to manure in public policy.
- Alec Baldwin
(Keywords: Policy, Public, Public policy)

I find it greatly disturbing that the Bush administration has used political and religious ideologies to influence national policy on science and medicine.
- Tammy Baldwin
(Keywords: Science, Policy, Influence, Medicine, Religious)

The Obama administration and the Democratic Congress have taken the biggest lurch to the left in policy in American history. There've been no - no Congress, no administration that has run this far to the left in such a small period of time. And there is a reaction to that.
- Haley Barbour
(Keywords: History, Time, Policy, American, Congress)

The politician being interviewed clearly takes a great deal of trouble to imagine an ending to his sentence: and if he stopped short? His entire policy would be jeopardized!
- Roland Barthes
(Keywords: Policy, Being, Ending, Trouble)

The U.S. government knew that China wanted to acquire sensitive U.S. technology, and instead of implementing a policy to prevent them from acquiring the information, the government all but gave them an invitation to take our equipment and designs.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: Government, Technology, Policy, Information)

To win the war on terror, we must know who our friends are and where our enemies are hiding. We can't continue fighting terrorism using the same foreign policy blueprints that were in place before September 11th.
- Evan Bayh
(Keywords: War, Policy, Enemies, Fighting, Foreign policy, Friends, Terror, Terrorism)

For too long, our country's version of an energy policy has consisted of Americans waking up every day and wondering how much it will cost to drive to work, how much it will cost to keep their business running, how much it will cost to heat or cool their homes.
- Bob Beauprez
(Keywords: Business, Work, Policy, Americans, Country, Day, Energy, Running, Waking, Will)

Americans are paying for our lack of an energy policy with their jobs and out of their pocketbooks.
- Bob Beauprez
(Keywords: Policy, Americans, Energy, Jobs)

Again, President Reagan was sort of an amiable presence out at the ranch by the last 6 months of his presidency. He had no effect on national policy at all.
- Paul Begala
(Keywords: Policy, Effect, Months, Presidency, President)

Our foreign policy has made a wreck of this planet. I'm always in Africa... And when I go to these places I see American policy written on the walls of oppression everywhere.
- Harry Belafonte
(Keywords: Policy, American, Foreign policy, Oppression)

Children have in the past and continue to influence policy makers.
- Carol Bellamy
(Keywords: Policy, Children, Influence, Past)

Bush will keep up that policy that gives the United State the role of promoting freedom in the world.
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Keywords: Policy, Freedom, State, United, Will, World)

Iran is central to our foreign policy in the Middle East, a major player in global energy markets, and a key country in terms of our interaction with the Muslim world.
- Howard Berman
(Keywords: Policy, Muslim, Country, Energy, Foreign policy, Key, World)

American foreign policy has been - and must continue to be - based on unequivocal support for Israel's right to exist and to be free from terror.
- Howard Berman
(Keywords: Policy, American, Foreign policy, Israel, Right, Support, Terror)

It is longstanding U.S. policy that we will talk to the Iranians anytime, anywhere, on any subject, with no preconditions. So far, they have not taken us up on our offer.
- Howard Berman
(Keywords: Policy, Talk, Will)

If I am confirmed, I am confident that my colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee and I will maintain the focus on long-term price stability as monetary policy's greatest contribution to general economic prosperity and maximum employment.
- Ben Bernanke
(Keywords: Policy, Committee, Focus, Open, Prosperity, Stability, Will)

It is my view that we cannot conduct foreign policy at the extremes.
- Joe Biden
(Keywords: Policy, Extremes, Foreign policy)

We worked to develop our own operations to advance U.S. counterterrorism objectives by penetrating terrorist safe havens and collecting intelligence that would inform policy and enable our own operations.
- Cofer Black
(Keywords: Intelligence, Policy, Objectives)

The biggest mistakes, early on, involved foreign policy and involved the strategy for health care.
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Keywords: Health, Policy, Strategy, Care, Foreign policy, Mistakes)

And I think the rolling polls put more pressure on them to sustain their beliefs and to improve their delivery of the policy and their delivery of the ideas so that they can garner support for whatever principle they're articulating.
- Jim Bolger
(Keywords: Policy, Ideas, Beliefs, Pressure, Support)

Abroad, our most important policy is to support our troops and continue forward-thinking foreign policy in the war on terror - keeping our enemies on the run and hitting them before they hit us.
- Christopher Bond
(Keywords: War, Policy, Enemies, Foreign policy, Support, Terror, Troops)

And I've tried to give us a higher profile. Typically, at a board meeting, we'd pass resolutions about the civil-rights issue of the day, but we'd never tell anyone. So I've instituted a policy of announcing our resolutions at the end of our meetings.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: Policy, Day, End, Meeting, Meetings)

If we don't act now, the death tax will come back in just a few years. Under current law the death tax is phased out in 2010 but comes back in full force in 2011. That is a ridiculous and untenable policy.
- Kit Bond
(Keywords: Death, Policy, Act, Force, Tax, Law, Now, Will, Years)

Even though I was concentrating on that two-week period from September 11th to September 20th, I was seeing the policy for real, happening, that we were talking about in the film.
- Timothy Bottoms
(Keywords: Policy, Film, Talking)

I have been involved in Internet-related policy for approximately one decade, and I have been using the Internet myself for almost that period of time.
- Rick Boucher
(Keywords: Time, Policy, Internet)

Two thirds of a century ago, we were given a national policy. It was made to fit the conditions of the day.
- John Bracken
(Keywords: Policy, Day)

The Republicans are running wild with our tax dollars and it's been a mistake to let this administration continue a policy of incompetence when it comes to Iraq.
- Sherrod Brown
(Keywords: Mistake, Policy, Tax, Incompetence, Iraq, Republicans, Running)

Palestinian terrorism has to be rejected and condemned, yes. But it should not be translated defacto into a policy of support for a really increasingly brutal repression, colonial settlements and a new wall.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Keywords: Policy, Repression, Support, Terrorism)



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