I am cautiously optimistic that the process begun by the act of statesmanship by the prime minister of India could possibly lead to a step-by-step process that would eventually resolve all issues.

This is not a problem that we can turn away from, ... We must be prepared to face it. We must not let the sensible reluctance to fight drive us into wishful thinking.

U.S. assistance provides the Jordanian government needed flexibility to pursue policies that are of critical importance to U.S. national security and to foreign policy objectives in the Middle East.

Looks to me like somehow the multinational force didn't stay on top of this.

The fact of the matter is people are dying. And whenever people die, when women and children and innocent noncombatants die for political purposes, one has to call that terrorism.

The confidence with which (the) president is moving forward seemed to indicate to me the extent to which there are tensions, and there are, they're manageable.

The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along.

The type of thing that gives us the enthusiasm that Iraqis are making a decision that they are going to have a future and they are going to be involved in all of the meaningful activities of the world.

From our point of view, the fact of the matter is that all violence has got to end.