American Foreign Policy Quotes



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Frankly, I do not know how to effect a permanency in American foreign policy. Franklin D Roosevelt

Words summarize the American philosophy of life: Live and let live; Let's make a deal. 8 words summarize American foreign policy: We're better than you; Do it our way. Gary North

The people I see on bicycles look like organic-gardening zealots who advocate federal regulation of bedtime and want American foreign policy to be dictated by UNICEF. These people should be confined. P. J. O'Rourke

The reason I made women's issues central to American foreign policy, was not because I was a feminist, but because we know that societies are more stable if women are politically and economically empowered. Madeleine Albright

Asking Senator Fulbright's advice on foreign policy is like asking the Boston Strangler to massage your neck. Spiro T Agnew

You are, I am sure, aware that genuine popular support in the United States is required to carry out any Government policy, foreign or domestic. The American people make up their own minds and no governmental action can change it. Franklin D Roosevelt

The libertarian creed...offers the fulfillment of the best of the American past along with the promise of a far better future. Libertarians are squarely in the great classical liberal tradition that built the United States and bestowed on us the American heritage of individual liberty, a peaceful foreign policy, minimal government, and a free-market economy. Murray Rothbard

But on the other hand, in discussion and debate concerning social issues or American foreign policy, Vietnam or the Middle East, for example, the issue is constantly raised, often with considerable venom. I've repeatedly been challenged on grounds of credentials, or asked, what special training do you have that entitles you to speak of these matters. The assumption is that people like me, who are outsiders from a professional viewpoint, are not entitled to speak on such things. Noam Chomsky

When it comes to foreign policy, it is important to remember that politics stops at the water's edge. Hillary Clinton

All of a sudden I'm an expert on everything. Interviewers want your opinion on golf, foreign policy and even the price of peanuts. Hubert Green

This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating. George W Bush

Let us, then, draw together in the name, not of jingoism, but of justice Margaret Thatcher

Foreign policy deals across time as well as space. William Pfaff

The great error of nearly all studies of war... has been to consider war as an episode in foreign policies, when it is an act of interior politics... Simone Weil

The American people have no control over what the military does. We have no say in American foreign policy. Aaron Mcgruder

Supporters of this fundamental change in immigration policy say we need to import more well-educated talent if we're to stay competitive. But exactly whose competitiveness are we talking about? Not the competitiveness of, say, American-born computer engineers. Adjusted for inflation, their earnings haven't gone anywhere in years. That's in part because American companies have been sending so much of their high-tech work abroad. Bringing more foreign-born engineers here under an expanded H1-B visa program, or a point system for that matter, will just depress wages even further. Ronald Reagan

But having made my decision as Commander-in-Chief based on what I am convinced is our national security interests, I'm also mindful that I'm the President of the world's oldest constitutional democracy. I've long believed that our power is rooted not just in our military might, but in our example as a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. And that's why I've made a second decision: I will seek authorization for the use of force from the American people's representatives in Congress. Barack Obama

Graham Greene, as I understand it, was quite outspoken in his criticism of American foreign policy Brendan Fraser

Our two-party system is a fraud, a sham, a delusion. On foreign policy, trade, immigration, Big Government, we have one-party government, one party press; and conservatives are being played for suckers. Pat Buchanan

This is the problem with foreign policy - talking about foreign policy in a political context. Politics is binary. People win and lose elections. Legislation passes or doesn`t pass. And in foreign policy often what you`re doing is nuance and you`re trying to prevent something worse from happening. It doesn`t translate well into a political environment. David Corn

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