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Joe Biden Quotes

No matter how you cut it, this real debate on personal accounts is about the legitimacy of Social Security; it's not about the solvency of Social Security.
Joe Biden
#American Politician #Debate

Because our military power dwarfs that of other countries - we spend more on defense than the rest of the world combined - this Administration believes that alliances and international institutions are more of a burden than a benefit. They allow the Lilliputians to tie down Gulliver.
Joe Biden
#Defense

While Kentucky Republicans are mired deeper in the Fletcher ... job scandals, Kentucky Democrats are on the rebound. In a bold move, the Kentucky Democratic Party is planning a major fundraising effort in Northern Kentucky,
Joe Biden
#Democrats

If the Sunnis don't buy into this constitution over the next two months by voting for Sunnis in the parliament and trying to get the constitution amended, we may find a regional war, not just a civil war,
Joe Biden
#Constitution

Accountability is essential. So the question for me is, what did Secretary Rumsfeld and others in the Pentagon know, when did they know it and what did they do about it? ... If the answers are unsatisfactory, resignations should be sought.
Joe Biden
#Accountability

There is no certainty about a resolution,
Joe Biden
#Certainty

If this hole he's dug us in Iraq is not filled in by him relatively shortly, we're going to inherit the whirlwind for a generation. This is going to end up in a civil war and a regional war.
Joe Biden
#Iraq

Arafat's departure has created an awesome opportunity.
Joe Biden
#American Politician

We are willing to vote 10 minutes after we get back in session if in fact they provide the information -- information that Mr. Bolton's staff had access to that they will not give to the majority leader of the United States Senate,
Joe Biden
#Information

I think it gives suits and not the turbans -- the way it's referred to in the Shiite sector -- an opportunity to make their case that they have to, in fact, bring in specifically Sunnis into the Cabinet, ... Fox News Sunday.
Joe Biden
#Opportunity

We are willing to vote 10 minutes after we get back in session if in fact they provide the information -- information that Mr. Bolton's staff had access to that they will not give to the majority leader of the United States Senate.
Joe Biden
#Information

I support immediate financial assistance to the newly elected Palestinian president. Now, I don't know what those numbers will be, and I don't know how it's going to be framed.
Joe Biden
#American Politician

But I was amazed at how organized the Palestinian election authority was, how competent they were in setting up their polling places and the poll workers they had.
Joe Biden
#American Politician #Authority

The devastating punch we took on September 11th still reverberates throughout American society.
Joe Biden
#American Politician #Society

And I think Hillary Clinton is able to be elected president of the United States.
Joe Biden
#United States

Let's just be smart this time. I'm looking for smart.
Joe Biden
#American Politician

Here at home, when Americans were standing in long lines to give blood after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we squandered an obvious opportunity to make service a noble cause again, and rekindle an American spirit of community.
Joe Biden
#American Politician

Look, freedom is an overwhelming American notion. The idea that we want to see the world, the peoples of the world free is something that all of us subscribe to.
Joe Biden
#American Politician

It is my view that we cannot conduct foreign policy at the extremes.
Joe Biden
#American Politician

This is absolutely bizarre that we continue to subsidize highways beyond the gasoline tax, airlines, and we don't subsidize, we don't want to subsidize a national rail system that has environmental impact.
Joe Biden
#American Politician

Just talk to me as a father … not what the Constitution says. What do you feel?
Joe Biden
#Constitution

This place just loves contrition, ... We all make mistakes.
Joe Biden
#Mistakes

I can't think of a single incidence ... where anything has moved positively in the Balkans without a show of force and resolve,
Joe Biden
#Force

This combination of benchmarks and regular public accountability would go a long way toward convincing the American people that they are getting the facts in Iraq and that we have a strategy for success.
Joe Biden
#People

I think if I had this evidence before a jury, I could get a conviction,
Joe Biden
#Conviction

continue to mislead the American people about the state of affairs. And it's incredibly, incredibly, incredibly dangerous.
Joe Biden
#People