15 Total Quotes

James Woolsey Quotes

This is an issue for people's pocketbooks as well as the economy and national security.
James Woolsey
#Economy

had to do with coordination of intelligence in the United States.
James Woolsey
#Intelligence

A single well-designed attack could send oil to well over $100 a barrel and devastate the world's economy. Oil dependence today creates serious and pressing dangers for the U.S. and other oil-importing nations.
James Woolsey
#Economy

It's the type of war that relies on suicide bombings and mass killings of civilians. We are no longer in the business of opposing enemy battle fleets.
James Woolsey
#Suicide

We shouldn't call it a war on terrorism, we should call it a war on totalitarianism.
James Woolsey
#Terrorism

One of the generals, I think, said yesterday that over 90 percent of the attacks that occurred in the country, including those outside the Sunni triangle, are coming from within that Sunni triangle. It's there that I think they really have to win the war.
James Woolsey
#Country

They are looking hard for technology to get leverage with their conventional forces and to move more quickly than they have been able to in the past into the world of computers, electronics and so on.
James Woolsey
#Technology

It's as if we were fighting with dragon for some 45 years and slew the dragon and then found ourselves in a jungle full of a number of poisonous snakes.
James Woolsey
#Fighting

It has to be looked at in the context of whether this interim agreement is a valuable agreement and if releasing Pollard ... contributes to it. That's a presidential decision. That's why the president makes the big bucks.
James Woolsey
#Agreement

[The CIA has a] unique responsibility to steal secrets, ... That is absolutely timeless.
James Woolsey
#Responsibility

They may well have been focusing more on Iraq and Iran and North Korea, ... And even if they had been focusing hard on this Indian test range, my hunch is that they wouldn't have gotten more than about a day or so worth of notice.
James Woolsey
#Iraq

For anyone who believes that this is purely a commercial undertaking, unrelated to a national strategy of domination of energy markets and of the western Pacific, I would suggest that that view is extraordinarily naive.
James Woolsey
#Energy

You can't expect the insurance industry to do something out of the goodness of its heart. But you might be able to combine incentives ... and regulation in a way that still lets the market work.
James Woolsey
#Goodness

The world -- and not just the United States -- has a problem with depending on the Middle East, and not just the Saudis, for such a large oil share, which creates a problem because of the instability in the area.
James Woolsey
#United States

As we move toward a new Middle East, over the years and, I think, over the decades to come, we will make a lot of people very nervous.
James Woolsey
#American Publicservant