quote by Tommy Franks

We're interested in it because it would provide a land bridge up to Uzbekistan, which provides us, among other things, a humanitarian pathway for us to move supplies out of Central Asia and down into Afghanistan.

— Tommy Franks

Most Powerful Uzbekistan quotations

In Uzbekistan, hundreds of protesters were recently killed under the corrupt regime of President Karimov in what human rights groups are calling a massacre.

If we're going to preach about democracy we're going to have to make difficult decisions. We're not going to sell our values out for basing rights, particularly when (Defense) Secretary (Donald) Rumsfeld himself noted that there were options to the base in Uzbekistan

The U.S. needs to control the Middle East, the gateway to Asia. It already has military installations in Uzbekistan.

Everyone drank to popular education and to the irrigation of Uzbekistan.

Maybe love is thinking that every time your partner does or says something mundane that you want to start a Mexican wave from here to Uzbekistan in utter delight.

There was no child oncology in Uzbekistan and in Russia you don't have a chance because there are already so many on the waiting lists.

The Soviets held to the tradition of colonialism.

They raped the country and killed many people. But they also built dams, electrical power plants, streets, and technical schools. They were communists and had the same vision for Afghanistan that Stalin and Lenin had for the Soviet Union: Progress is communism plus electrification. And today? Today Kabul gets its electrical power from Uzbekistan, Herat from Iran and Jalalabad from Pakistan.

As for the eastern part of the former Soviet Union, the picture is rather uniform. Authoritarian structures prevail to differing extents. But we can still determine certain regularities, and the role of Russia is not to be underestimated. It is clear that we would have the same situation in Tajikistan and, let's say, Uzbekistan without the direct influence of Russia.

What is common among all of these groups [Taliban, Islamic State etc.

] is the intent to destroy. The majority of terrorists who come to Afghanistan are from China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan or North Africa. They were expelled from their countries and pushed to ours - this is their battlefield - and all of them, be it the Taliban or others, are interlinked with the criminal economy.

Since Russia has the largest number of illegal immigrants, second only to the US, and immigrants from Central Asia bring in drugs, I'm calling for a visa requirement for all those wonderful people from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

There was no child oncology in Uzbekistan and in Russia you don't have a chance because there are already so many on the waiting lists.

Americans are just about the worst at dealing with long-term problems, down there with Uzbekistan, but they respond to a market signal better than almost anyone. They roll the dice bigger and quicker than most.

Obviously, we will respond to the concerns of any member of Congress.

The government of Uzbekistan has been a good partner in the war on terrorism.

The minister expressed appreciation for the offer, and our embassy in Uzbekistan will be following up in more detail with them

We intend to leave it without further discussion.

We respect this request by the government of Uzbekistan

This document will play an important role in protecting the strategic interests of Russia and Uzbekistan and ensuring stability and security in the region, which some politicians call Russia's soft underbelly. It's not a secret that after the Soviet collapse and especially in recent years, Central Asia has become the focus of interest of major nations because of its geographic location and rich mineral resources.

We live in a regime built on force and lies.

In essence, it's the same here as in Uzbekistan, except the government here is better at presenting itself to the outside world.