8 Total Quotes

Richard Haass Quotes

Given [the] potential high costs [of an attack], Washington should be searching harder for a diplomatic alternative, one that entails direct US talks with Iran beyond the narrow dialogue announced on Iraq.
Richard Haass
#Potential

Iraq was at core a war of choice, and extraordinarily expensive by every measure - human life, impact on our military, dollars, diplomatically.
Richard Haass
#Choice

I do think there's been progress in some areas. In the last four years, for example, I think the world has become a tougher place for terrorists to operate in.
Richard Haass
#Example

The biggest thing these appointments tell you about the direction of U.S. foreign policy is that there is no direction.
Richard Haass
#Direction

Save your breath. The president has already made up his mind.
Richard Haass
#Mind

No matter who is president of Indonesia from August, Jakarta will have to come to grips with the problems on its periphery as political issues, not just as security problems,
Richard Haass
#Problems

I wish we had never gotten to the point we are now. We ought to make this work. We have got to confront the opponents before us.
Richard Haass
#Work

The most dangerous delusion is that a conflict would be either small or quick.
Richard Haass
#Conflict