64 Total Quotes

Bob Graham Quotes

The attacks of September 11th could have been prevented if the right combination of skill, cooperation, creativity and some good luck had been brought to the task.
Bob Graham
#Cooperation

This president failed to tell the American people what he knew about the consequences of military victory in Iraq,
Bob Graham
#Consequences

I believe the war in Iraq has actually reduced our ability to effectively carry out that war against terrorism. It has shattered our alliances that will be critical to success in the war on terrorism. At the same time, we have given a pass to some of the countries that have been harboring terrorists so that we could get their vote in the United Nations,
Bob Graham
#Ability

Tom DeLay and the other leadership of the House of Representatives are not going to impeach George W. Bush, ... The good news is that in November of 2004, the American people will have a chance to both impeach and remove George W. Bush in one step.
Bob Graham
#Delay

We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction.
Bob Graham
#American Politician

a serious question as to the credibility of the United States in the world and undercutting of confidence of the American people in the veracity of their government.
Bob Graham
#Confidence

more than the federal government will spend on education this year, twice as much as the federal government will spend on our roads, bridges, highways and public transit systems.
Bob Graham
#Education

Democrats have had some tradition in the past of beating themselves up in the primary and weakening their position going into the general election and that's not going to happen in 2006.
Bob Graham
#Democrats

I have made the judgment that I cannot be elected president, ... All of those things combined to make it difficult for us to have the time and to close the gap in organization and fund raising -- which have led to this difficult decision.
Bob Graham
#Judgment

We need to have someone who has the ability to establish a national program, allocate resources, and be held accountable for our response against terrorism.
Bob Graham
#Ability

We should first give the Syrians and the Lebanese the opportunity to clean up their own house, ... That is a more serious threat to the United States in my judgment than Saddam Hussein.
Bob Graham
#Opportunity

If you think back to some of the Democratic governors who you are most proud of, people like LeRoy Collins, Reubin Askew and Lawton Chiles, Jim is in that mode, ... He is smart. He is a person with a great deal of inner strength and confidence.
Bob Graham
#People

It's impossible to believe that Scooter Libby ... would have done this on his own determination, rather that this was part of a larger conspiracy to attempt to discredit Ambassador Wilson,
Bob Graham
#Determination

What the president is insisting upon are not new ideas, ... Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer.
Bob Graham
#Ideas

Democracy is a fragile institution.
Bob Graham
#Democracy

This may be heresy to admit, but it's the record.
Bob Graham
#Heresy

The herd instinct is as strong with multimillionaires as it is with any two- or four-legged animal.
Bob Graham
#Instinct

That will permit the Saudi government to deal with any questions which may be raised in the currently censored pages, and allow the American people to make their own judgment about who are our true friends and allies in the war on terrorism,
Bob Graham
#Judgment #Allies #Best Friends

is a continuation of the pattern of the last seven months -- a pattern of delay and excessive use of national security standards to deny the people the knowledge of their vulnerability.
Bob Graham
#Vulnerability #National Security

What I found most notable about President Bush's remarks was that he began to prepare the people for the potential long-term consequence of this action, including the possibility of a protracted military engagement, the hopefully limited collateral damage to Iraqi civilians, and the role that the United States will play after the hostilities cease,
Bob Graham
#United States #President Bush

The men and women of America's armed forces and all citizens representing the U.N., and other nations must be reassured in times like these that they have our whole-hearted support and are in our prayers daily,
Bob Graham
#Men And Women #Citizens #Prayer

And we have not gone to those nations that we know have been providing aid, assistance, and sanctuary -- such as Syria -- to tell them we will no longer tolerate that kind of activity,
Bob Graham
#Syria

[Nothing found is a] smoking gun, ... But collectively I think there was enough there that we should have done a better job of seeing what was coming and hopefully, with luck, stopping it.
Bob Graham
#Job

What this president has done in conducting a secretive, deceitful, highly costly war which has taken our attention off the very people who represent our greatest threat. They are not living in Iraq. They are living in the mountains between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Bob Graham
#Iraq