52 Total Quotes

Chuck Hagel Quotes

Chuck Hagel
Our foreign policy needs to support our energy, economic, defense and domestic policies. It all falls within the arch of national interest. There will be windows of opportunity, but they will open and close quickly.
Chuck Hagel
#American Politician

Chuck Hagel
The United Nations has a critical role to play in promoting stability, security, democracy, human rights, and economic development. The UN is as relevant today as at any time in its history, but it needs reform.
Chuck Hagel
#American Politician #Democracy

Chuck Hagel
I think the American people want to have confidence in this administration's national security plans. And this is the only way to do it.
Chuck Hagel
#Confidence

Chuck Hagel
We are now producing a significant amount of oil from the North Slope of Alaska, all (with) environmentally sound technology, ... That environment has not been disrupted ... it's in as good a shape as before we ever put a drill in there.
Chuck Hagel
#Alaska

Chuck Hagel
The 21st century will require a re-affirmation and re-definition of our alliances and international organizations.
Chuck Hagel
#Affirmation

Chuck Hagel
We lose credibility in the face of the world when we say things like, 'Well, don't forget, what happened to Iraq could happen to you, Iran,'
Chuck Hagel
#Credibility

Chuck Hagel
Alliances and international organizations should be understood as opportunities for leadership and a means to expand our influence, not as constraints on our power.
Chuck Hagel
#American Politician #Alliances

Chuck Hagel
Any recommendations regarding climate policy must meet the demands of economic growth and development, especially in the developing world.
Chuck Hagel
#American Politician #Climate

Chuck Hagel
John's not going to put this country and this party through some high theater and high drama ... that's not his style, John is straightforward, says it plain and that's what he will do here, I suspect, in the next couple of days,
Chuck Hagel
#Country

Chuck Hagel
Our alliances should be understood as a means to expand our influence, not as a constraint on our power. The expansion of democracy and freedom in the world should be a shared interest and value with all nations.
Chuck Hagel
#American Politician #Alliances

Chuck Hagel
If winning is defined as having a free, independent, self-governing nation in Iraq, I think that is still possible. But the options are evaporating for America to influence that outcome if changes are not made,
Chuck Hagel
#Iraq

Chuck Hagel
during a time when in fact we had a policy that was losing. And the members of Congress were interestingly silent and absent in asking tough questions. As long as I'm a United States senator, I will do everything I can to ensure that we have a policy worthy of these brave young men and women who are sacrificing their lives and doing the things that they do for this country. I don't think that policy is there today.
Chuck Hagel
#Congress

Chuck Hagel
It's in the best interests of this country that we continue to keep some common sense and sanity in the process here, and we've got to remember that not only is all of America looking and hoping and wondering about the future of this country and our ability to govern, but so is the world.
Chuck Hagel
#Common Sense

Chuck Hagel
I don't know where he's going to get these troops, ... There won't be any National Guard left ... no Army Reserve left ... there is no way America is going to have 100,000 troops in Iraq, nor should it, in four years.
Chuck Hagel
#Army

Chuck Hagel
I think the wise course of action, the compassionate course of action, the better course of action would have been to immediately invite her in to the ranch,
Chuck Hagel
#Action

Chuck Hagel
The time for healing has arrived, and Congressman Peterson is the one to lead us in that direction.
Chuck Hagel
#Direction

Chuck Hagel
And that, by the way, is not a subjective analysis -- that's the analysis of any environmentalist.
Chuck Hagel
#Analysis

Chuck Hagel
This is a man who was shaped and molded on the prairie and has distinguished himself . . . in some of the most difficult jobs that we've had in our government.
Chuck Hagel
#Distinguished

Chuck Hagel
Trade barriers do not address competitiveness problems. Barriers do not create incentives to restructure, consolidate, reform, and innovate. (Tariffs will) increase the likelihood of a prolonged economic recession through inflationary prices.
Chuck Hagel
#Problems

Chuck Hagel
I believe this can be done peacefully through diplomacy,
Chuck Hagel
#Believe

Chuck Hagel
The fact is this is an elite group of individuals. The fact is we want an elite group of individuals,
Chuck Hagel
#Elite

Chuck Hagel
The fact is, we're in trouble. We're in deep trouble in Iraq,
Chuck Hagel
#Iraq

Chuck Hagel
Democracy is messy, ... We're going to hear a number of examples of how messy and unfair democracy is over the next two weeks. The answer to reforming our system is not to shut people out or diminish the ability of our people or institutions to participate in the process.
Chuck Hagel
#Democracy

Chuck Hagel
This institution could well put America in a position to be held hostage to blackmail, to threats based on our military presence around the world, our diplomatic efforts, our geopolitical economic interests. I don't believe in any way it is in the interest of this country.
Chuck Hagel
#America

Chuck Hagel
nominees are always the responsibility of the president and his team.
Chuck Hagel
#Responsibility

Chuck Hagel
The Democrats, it seems to me, have to be careful not to overreach, not to be too partisan, not to push too far or blame Bush or the Republicans for every ill that we have to deal with in this country,
Chuck Hagel
#Democrats