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I was with the U.N.
by Michael Ignatieff

I was with the U.N.
Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali on the day that Srebrenica fell,
which happened to be a huge historical turning point in the Bosnian war.
- Michael Ignatieff

I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
- Michael Ignatieff

There's a way in which these guys all think absolutely media,
day and night.
Access is what it's all about, so they spin 24 hours
a day and that's a problem.
- Michael Ignatieff

All war aims for impunity.
- Michael Ignatieff

 

The wars of the future will be fought by computer technicians
and by lawyers and high-altitude specialists,
and that may mean war will be increasingly abstract,
hard to think about and hard to control.
- Michael Ignatieff

There are lots of nations in the world or national
peoples who don't yet have states.
They're inside someone else's state and they want a state of their own.
- Michael Ignatieff

We wanted this war and now we've got it,
and I'm not sure that we know what to do with it.
- Michael Ignatieff

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I think no one could have made peace in Bosnia besides Holbrooke.
- Michael Ignatieff

There's a financial cost, but the only costs that are
ever real are the costs of our soldiers.
- Michael Ignatieff

How do you keep war accountable to the American people
when war becomes invisible and virtual?
- Michael Ignatieff

There's intense national feeling in America that could be called patriotism.
- Michael Ignatieff

There's a civic nationalism in Britain and dozens of other countries.
- Michael Ignatieff

It's good for people to believe in causes larger than themselves.
- Michael Ignatieff

Your generation and mine have had very little real experience;
we've been severed from the direct experience of war
by some very good things.
By the end of the draft, and by the defeat in Vietnam.
- Michael Ignatieff

What we want is to become masters in our own house.
- Michael Ignatieff

Patriotism is strong nationalistic feeling for a country
whose borders and whose legitimacy and whose ethnic
composition is taken for granted.
- Michael Ignatieff

The film kept me from working as a secretary.
It was a real stroke of luck.
A miracle.
- Victoria Abril

I think any man in business would be foolish to fool
around with his secretary.
If it's somebody else's secretary, fine.
- Barry Goldwater

I didn't run off with the secretary.
It made it seem like I had committed adultery and then
ran off with a secretary,
neither of which happened.
- Randall Terry

Secretary Rumsfeld used to represent parts of our district in the 1960s.
I think that he and his team have done a masterful
job in defeating Iraqi forces quickly and decisively.
- Mark Kirk

There's no such thing as the United Nations.
If the U.N.
secretary building in New York lost 10 stories,
it wouldn't make a bit of difference.
- John Bolton

Rock Hudson let his gay agent marry him off to his
secretary because he didn't want people to get the right idea.
- Anthony Perkins

President Bush has had an outstanding Secretary of
State in Colin Powell and there are not many people who could replace him,
making Condoleezza Rice an excellent choice.
- Michael Crapo

I think Secretary's funny, it is about sex,
and there's a lot of sex in it, sex is the key,
but you're talking about a lot of other complicated things.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal

Sex is the most beautiful thing that can take place
between a happily married man and his secretary.
- Barry Humphries

As God as my witness, they said, We're above the law.
There's nothing you can do to us.
You're just a church secretary.
- Jessica Hahn

Being a secretary was considered a very good job in those days.
- Brenda Blethyn

You can fire your secretary, divorce your spouse,
abandon your children.
But they remain your co-authors forever.
- Ellen Goodman

The first thing the secretary types is the boss.
- Donald Trump

It is not for the State Department or even the Secretary
of State to say when and how the resources of the American people will be spent.
- Mike Pence

These soldiers deserve a better defense secretary than the one we have.
- Bill Kristol

Responsibility without power, the fate of the secretary through the ages.
- Ariel Dorfman

When things haven't gone well for you,
call in a secretary or a staff man and chew him out.
You will sleep better and they will appreciate the attention.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

The Secretary of Defense is not a super General or Admiral.
His task is to exercise civilian control over the Department
for the Commander-in-Chief and the country.
- Donald Rumsfeld

I was the Secretary of State of New Jersey in November 2000.
I paid careful attention to the challenges that stemmed
from inadequate voting systems in various places.
- DeForest Soaries

My job is to give the president and secretary of defense
military advice before they know they need it.
- John W. Vessey, Jr.

My dog can bark like a congressman, fetch like an aide,
beg like a press secretary and play dead like a receptionist when the phone rings.
- Gerald B. H. Solomon

I'm not a fan of Secretary Rumsfeld.
I don't think he listens enough to his uniformed officers.
- Trent Lott

(A Foreign Secretary) is forever poised between the
cliche and the indiscretion.
- Harold MacMillan

We know darned well that in Bosnia, certain governments
and the secretary had said tens of thousands are needed
in Srebrenica and those people were never provided.
- Alex Morrison

If you have a good selling idea, your secretary can write your ad for you.
- Morris Hite

My mother's a secretary; my father's an electrician in a mining company.
- Eva Herzigova

If I could have anything right now, it would be the
ability to continue as secretary of state.
- Kevin Shelley

I think I will serve as secretary of state as my last public position.
- Hillary Clinton

I am my own secretary; I dictate, I compose,
I copy all myself.
- Venerable Bede

As Secretary of Housing, I do have to express alarm,
signal the alarm if you will, that the potential for
homelessness to grow is there.
- Henry Cisneros

The need for a permanent status resolution approved
by Congress is made even more clear to me because of
my experience as a former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.
- Dick Thornburgh

The day I became press secretary to the President of the United States,
I was in an entirely different world from the one I'd been in the day before.
- Pierre Salinger

Give a member of Congress a junket and a mimeograph
machine and he thinks he is secretary of state.
- David Dean Rusk

The most important aspect of the relationship between
the president and the secretary of state is that they
both understand who is president.
- Dean Acheson

I was something of a prankster.
One time I put a ski mask on my head and used a fake
gun on the school secretary so that I could get some
of my friends out of detention.
- Luke Perry

Secretary of State Colin Powell, thank you so much,
as always, for joining us this morning.
- Hannah Storm

Oh, you know.
I am secretary of state.
My trips aren't successful.
I just talk to people.
- George P. Shultz

The president of the United States and his secretary
of state were made honorary Hebrews.
- Julius Streicher

Secretary Powell and I agree on every single issue
that has ever been before this administration except
for those instances where Colin's still learning.
- Donald Rumsfeld

Secretary of War Stanton used to get out of patience
with Lincoln because he was all the time pardoning
men who ought to be shot.
- Elihu Root

I was with Ted Turner when he came to see Kofi Annan -
the Secretary-General of the UN -
to announce his decision to put $1 billion to the service
of UN projects and programs.
- Maurice Strong

I have great respect for President Bush,
Secretary Powell and Secretary Ridge.
- Elton Gallegly

I undertake that, in the exercise of my functions of
that office I will have regard to any guidance with
respect to ethical standards issued by the secretary
of state under Section 66 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999.
- Kenneth Robert Livingstone

One of my favorite episodes was the one in which Homer grew hair.
That was a very unique episode, since there was a gay secretary,
but that wasn't even the issue of the show-the issue
was Homer's image changing because he had hair.
- Dan Castellaneta

Also for me it was different because I play a lot of
villains and in this one I play a dad and I play a good guy,
basically.
He's the Secretary of the Treasury.
I never had a job like that.
- Christopher Walken

President Bush, Secretary of State Rice,
and several cabinet level officials have visited Alabama's
Gulf Coast in recent days to tour the devastation and
to offer their continuing support and prayers for everyone affected by the storm.
- Jo Bonner

Margaret had close links with Geneva where she had
spent some years as a student while her parents had
been wardens of the Quaker Hostel there and where she
had gone back as secretary to Gilbert Murray.
- James Meade

And so while the great ones depart to their dinner,
the secretary stays, growing thinner and thinner,
racking his brain to record and report what he thinks
that they think that they ought to have thought.
- Arthur Bryant

Zhvania was the general secretary of the organisation which I founded,
the Citizens' Union.
It was the biggest organisation and came first in all elections,
and Zhvania was the leader.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

Strong efforts have been made in Ohio to curb the authoritarianism
of our Secretary of State,
Kenneth Blackwell, as he has purged people from lists
in our State in particular precincts where voters are heavily minority.
- Marcy Kaptur

I believe the American people spoke loud and clear
to the Bush Administration in yesterday's election
that they disapprove of the current direction in the war in Iraq.
As a result, the President wasted no time in dumping Secretary Rumsfeld.
- Jim Clyburn

Being a press secretary is like learning to type:
You're hunting and pecking for a while and then you
find yourself doing the touch system and don't realize it.
You're speaking for the president without ever having to go to him.
- Larry Speakes

In fact, I really didn't get enthused about his Secretary
of State race until I attended a couple of his rallies
and found out there were a bunch of young folks that
there were a bunch of young folks that he had been
able to recruit on his own.
- Birch Bayh

I will stay very focused on my responsibilities as
Secretary of Commerce and the economy's doing well.
I mean, you asked about some of the challenges that
we have or what is going on in the world and you know I,
I'm pleased to report that the economy is doing extremely well.
- Donald Evans

I was training to be a lawyer...
I was president of the law society at Glasgow University,
and my bass guitarist was my secretary of my law society;
the lead guitarist and writer worked at the law firm that I worked.
- Gerard Butler


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