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Jack Reed Quotes

There's a real danger today, if political leaders in Baghdad do not step up to the responsibilities, that they will become increasingly irrelevant to the people of Iraq. And that country will tip into sectarian warfare, which will essentially, I think, leave us with very few options in terms of continued presence of our military forces.
Jack Reed
#Danger

The military leaders will tell you this battle is not going to be won by military force, it's a political struggle like every insurgency, ... We can buy time and create an environment, but if you don't have the civilian experts, who can talk about reconstruction, political activity, education reform, then we're not gong to improve people's lives.
Jack Reed
#Force

The administration is manufacturing a crisis that does not exist in order to dismantle Social Security.
Jack Reed
#American Politician #Crisis

The president noted that we helped Japan and Germany build democracies after World War II; he didn't mention that it took decades, really, to do that. The president stated that free nations defeated communism in the Cold War, but he did not mention that it took 50 years to do that.
Jack Reed
#Germany

I think a consensus is emerging.
Jack Reed
#Consensus

He has not convinced me that he will not uphold just the letter of the Constitution, but the spirit of the Constitution as well,
Jack Reed
#Constitution

We are today, in this country, convulsed by the situation in Iraq. It is an extraordinary crisis. It is taxing our men and women in uniform, and it is certainly taxing our resolve.
Jack Reed
#American Politician #Country

I am not opposed to sensible bankruptcy law reform, but this [Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005] is a reverse Robin Hood - squeeze the down-on-their-luck middle class and impoverished Americans and give the proceeds to the financial services industry.
Jack Reed
#Abuse

We can best honor the memories of those who were killed on September 11 and those who have been killed fighting the war on terrorism, by dedicating ourselves to building a free and peaceful world safe from the threat of terrorism.
Jack Reed
#American Politician #Honor

Having committed ourselves to Iraq, we must prevail, and to prevail, we must fund all of the requirements for our military. We must do it adequately and promptly, and the administration is doing neither.
Jack Reed
#American Politician #Iraq

If we don't have accurate information, if we are not able to tell difficult truth one to another, we will never be able to effectively design a policy for Iraq.
Jack Reed
#American Politician #Information

We have to be prepared for a long involvement. We have to do it not just rhetorically. We have to have the resources, we have to expand our army, our Marine Corps, we have to provide them with the best equipment possible, ... There's lots of things we can do.
Jack Reed
#Involvement

The growth in the economy is not going to families, ... It's in stark contrast to what happened during the Clinton Administration.
Jack Reed
#Economy

There was inadequate planning, inadequate recognition of the problem at every level.
Jack Reed
#Planning

The struggle against these types of radical groups is going to be a long one, ... Using military force, we are containing them. But long-term economic and social progress, along with political reform, will discredit the radicals.
Jack Reed
#Force

We ask these young men and women to sacrifice themselves, to give their lives, ... I believe it's part of that leadership of that department that the secretary of defense would personally write these letters, personally sign them at least.
Jack Reed
#Men

I certainly will support all efforts to win. We have no choice, ... But I think we've put ourselves in a position where we've made a choice where everything is to lose and very little to gain.
Jack Reed
#Choice

The best reduction, the most final reduction, is to destroy the warheads.
Jack Reed
#American Politician

We tend to take it for granted, ... We haven't invested some money at the federal level, or most particularly, the state level, to have the infrastructure to deliver these vaccines.
Jack Reed
#Money

It is an opportunity for us to build on that with responsible reforms such as the elimination of soft money. So we've been given a chance. I just hope we take that chance on the behalf of the American people.
Jack Reed
#Money

Republicans were wrong then and they are wrong now,
Jack Reed
#Republicans

Seventy-two hours without regular sleep, sensory deprivation -- which would be a bag over your head for 72 hours -- do you think that's humane?
Jack Reed
#Sleep

We're in danger of breaking our army and preventing our national leaders from having the flexibility to confront not just Iraq and Afghanistan, but crises around the globe.
Jack Reed
#American Politician

I think she's been very measured and very thoughtful and very consistent with her criticisms.
Jack Reed
#Thoughtful

What you see on TV is the more prominent aspect of what we're doing. But there's a lot of work with my colleagues in trying to come up with a policy direction the Democrats can unite behind.
Jack Reed
#Work