Aid can work where there is good governance, and usually fails where governments are unable or unwilling to commit aid to improve the lives of their people.
But in the end our government usually - not unfailingly - is responsive to the people; and usually - not always - will try to do what is right.
For decades the American people have had an addiction to oil and gas.
One half of the world's people live on less than two dollars a day. This should concern our national security policy as well as our conscience.
I can assure you, public service is a stimulating, proud and lively enterprise. It is not just a way of life, it is a way to live fully.
The temptations are great to simply retreat to the domain of private life and give up on our public problems.
Putting together a counter- terrorism policy, it's very easy to look at law enforcement or defense, military action or stopping the money flows or whatever, but the really difficult part is integrating all aspects of the policy, and I think she put a lot of emphasis on that.
Addressing global resentment cannot be put off. If we do not learn to use our predominant power with great restraint, we will antagonize the world.
When you're talking with a person at this level of the government, at the very highest level, I think you have to be very discreet because he, President Clinton, is very aware that anything he says publicly can have a profound impact on American politics and on world politics.
We should insist that governments receiving American aid live up to standards of accountability and transparency, and we should support countries that embrace market reforms, democracy, and the rule of law.
You'll remember Dr. Rice said that several times: It was not a warning about the place and the method and the time - it was a general warning. And that points out the imperfection, if you would, of our intelligence.
President George W. Bush is the first American president to call openly for two-states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security.
Protecting Americans from nuclear terrorism rises above politics.
China's ability to deliver nuclear warheads on American cities is expanding.
Events often move faster than our ability to comprehend them.