50 Total Quotes

Richard Butler Quotes

They've got to tell us the whole truth about their weapons -- they've got to let us into the sites that we need to inspect to verify those facts and then destroy the weapons involved. That's the way out of this one.
Richard Butler
#Truth

If there was no prospect of this, the government of Iraq had no intention of continuing to work with the (U.N. Special) Commission.
Richard Butler
#Government

As we were being thrown out, one of the last conversations I had with them (the Iraqi officials) was about their illegal work to extend their missile program,
Richard Butler
#Conversations

I intend to pursue this matter in a very determined way.
Richard Butler
#Determined

In light of this experience, that is, the absence of full cooperation by Iraq, it must regrettably be recorded again that the commission is not able to conduct the substantive disarmament work mandated to it by the Security Council and, thus, to give the council the assurances it requires with respect to Iraq's prohibited weapons programs.
Richard Butler
#Absence

Like the Security Council, I take at face value their promise to offer full cooperation.
Richard Butler
#Cooperation

[The U.N. work] will be finished when it's finished, ... The reason why it's taken so long is because of Iraq's incompliance.
Richard Butler
#Reason

If Iraqi disarmament were a five-lap race, we would be three quarters of the way around the fifth and final lap.
Richard Butler
#Race

The chemical and biological (weapons), there is no ambiguity. They are able to produce those weapons.
Richard Butler
#Weapons

Iraq's conduct ensured that no progress was able to be made in either the fields of disarmament or accounting for Iraq's prohibited weapons program.
Richard Butler
#Progress

I regret that I had to report the facts yesterday, which is that (unfettered access) had not been given, and we can't adequately do our jobs under these circumstances.
Richard Butler
#Facts

I think I can feel a new spirit and good cooperation from the Iraqi side.
Richard Butler
#Cooperation

Given the last 22 months, given today's circumstances of crumbling sanctions, given the fact that he is back in the arms business, Mister Chairman, it follows as the night follows the day for me to say what I am saying: These sanctions are not working.
Richard Butler
#Circumstances

She's doing OK. She's a fighter, like I said, she's a fighter, and I really believe she's gonna pull through.
Richard Butler
#Believe

The proposal for national missile defense, as articulated now, is the wrong answer to the right question. The right question is: what do we do about rogue states like Saddam's Iraq?
Richard Butler
#Defense

This is nothing, ... We have planted seeds. Most of north Idaho now is filled with the people who escaped multiculturalism or diversity or whatever you want to call it.
Richard Butler
#People

This is nothing. We have planted seeds. Most of north Idaho now is filled with the people who escaped multiculturalism or diversity or whatever you want to call it.
Richard Butler
#People

It was a banding together. I got to know a tremendous amount of people just from repairing these trails, and I'm looking forward to sharing a trail with them. These are people I'll probably ride with the rest of my life.
Richard Butler
#People

Considering the circumstances, they have done remarkably well. It was a tough couple of weeks that's for sure.
Richard Butler
#Circumstances

I don't think there's any doubt at all -- the man is thoroughly back in business making weapons of mass destruction.
Richard Butler
#Business

I earnestly believe that those documents exist and they're in the possession of the government of Iraq, and they can choose to give them to us.
Richard Butler
#Government

the experts as a whole said the whole picture is that Iraq put chemical weapons in these warheads.
Richard Butler
#Experts

As long as it exists it points to the possible existence of clandestine Scuds. Maybe they didn't destroy the fuel because they've got some plan to (deploy) Scuds.
Richard Butler
#Existence

We need to know what (chemical) agents, and how much of the stuff overall (the Iraqis) made and is it disposed of.
Richard Butler
#Agents

In the wildly theoretical circumstance that the only thing standing between the complete and verifiable disarmament of Iraq and the present situation where it can't be verified ... is me, of course I would go.
Richard Butler
#Iraq

Silly to think we could have serious conversations in our office.
Richard Butler
#Office

If Iraq changed its mind, if it decided to obey the law, which it should, our people could be back there in four or six hours and start doing their inspections again, and we could get to the end of this.
Richard Butler
#Iraq

I could have been in a position to report to the (U.N.) Security Council the end or very near end of the missile and chemical weapons files.
Richard Butler
#Security

Aziz demanded that I tell the Security Council that Iraq is clear now.
Richard Butler
#Iraq

We'll need to do the whole spectrum of our work. Documents are part of that, ... We also need to do our inspections, and they're off and running again. It will be a little while yet before we have the whole spectrum of our work done.
Richard Butler
#Work