In time, all of Korea will be united in liberty.

— Richard Perle

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Dictatorships start wars because they need external enemies to exert internal control over their own people.

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National sovereignty is an obligation as well as an entitlement.

A government that will not perform the role of a government forfeits the rights of a government.

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Right now, American law bars the admission of aliens suspected of terrorist activity - but not of terrorist sympathies.

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Law-abiding citizens value privacy. Terrorists require invisibility. The two are not the same, and they should not be confused.

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No operational commander should have to assign a soldier a task that could be done as well by a computer, a remote sensor, or an unmanned airplane.

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Dictators must have enemies. They must have internal enemies to justify their secret police and external enemies to justify their military forces.

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We may be so eager to protect the right to dissent that we lose sight of the difference between dissent and subversion.

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The lax multiculturalism that urges Americans to accept the unacceptable from their fellow citizens is one of this nation's greatest vulnerabilities in the war on terror.

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Non-citizen terrorist suspects are not members of the American national community, and they have no proper claim on the rights Americans accord one another.

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Acknowledge that a more closely integrated Europe is no longer an unqualified American interest.

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In any event, the problem in Iran is much bigger than weapons.

The problem is the terrorist regime that seeks the weapons. The regime must go.

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To stop terrorists before the strike, we must do three things: deny them entry into the country, curtail their freedom of action inside the country, and deprive them of material and moral support from within the country.

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About Richard Perle

Quotes 34 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Public Servant
Birthday September 16, 1941

The jealousy and resentment that animate the terrorists also affect many of our former cold war allies.

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There is no doubt that, with the exception of a very small number of people close to a vicious regime, the people of Iraq have been liberated and they understand that they've been liberated.

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For us, terrorism remains the great evil of our time, and the war against this evil, our generation’s great cause … There is no middle way for Americans: it is victory or holocaust.

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Support for Saddam, including within his military organization, will collapse after the first whiff of gunpowder.

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We must do our utmost to preserve our British ally's strategic independence from Europe.

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George Tenet has been the director of central intelligence since 1997, time enough to have changed the Agency's culture. He has failed. He should go.

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These are lies, there is not a word of truth in them.

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No one is talking about occupying Iraq for five to ten years.

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When you gaze into souls, it's something you should update periodically, because souls can change.

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But if the UN cannot or will not revise its rules in ways that establish beyond question the legality of the measures the United States must take to protect the American people, then we should unashamedly and explicitly reject the jurisdiction of these rules.

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Nor should we exclude the possibility that Islamic terrorism may begin to make common cause with Western political extremists of the far Left and far Right.

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The same European governments that hesitated to confront terrorists were more than prepared to oppose us.

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I think there is a potential civic culture in Arab countries that can lead to democratic institutions and I think Iraq is probably the best place to put that proposition to the test Well, you're going to find a disproportionate number of Jews in any sort of intellectual undertaking.

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I think we have an administration today that is dysfunctional.

And if it can't get itself together to organize a serious program for finding nuclear material on its way to the United States, then it ought to be replaced by an administration that can.

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If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely, and we don't try to piece together clever diplomacy but just wage a total war, our children will sing great songs about us years from now.

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Sometimes the things we have to do are objectionable in the eyes of others.

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Few governments in the world, for example, praise human rights more ardently than does the government of France, and few have a worse record of supporting tyrants and killers.

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Iraq is a very wealthy country. Enormous oil reserves. They can finance, largely finance the reconstruction of their own country. And I have no doubt that they will.

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The programme of the British Labour Party under Neil Kinnock is so wildly irresponsible, so separate and apart from the historic NATO strategy, that I think a Labour government that stood by its present policies - and I rather doubt that they would - would, if it didn't destroy the Alliance, at least diminish its effective ability to do the task for which it was created.

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Even now, the irony that so non-intellectual a man should choose to engage the Soviet Union on the battlefield of ideas has eluded most commentators and historians.

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We should force European governments to choose between Paris and Washington.

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