Nobody is happy about losing lives but, remember, these are not draftees. These are full-time professional soldiers.
I think the important thing to remember here is that we haven't been attacked again at home since September of 2001.
We all know that Social Security is one of this country's greatest success stories in the 20th century.
There is a lot of room for improvement in Social Security. We owe our children the most financially sound system possible. They will have paid into it their entire working lives. They deserve to be protected by it. for our children and grandchildren.
We need to strengthen and save Social Security for today's workers. If we don't act now, this system, born out of the New Deal, will become a bad deal.
Things happen in American politics in the political center. If the President will meet us in the center, there are things we can accomplish.
A reporter asked recently, 'What keeps you up at night?' I replied that I generally sleep well, but if I ever do have trouble, I don't have to count sheep. I count all the states I'm glad I'm not the governor of.
We're living under the Obama economy. Any CEO in America with a record like this after three years on the job would be graciously shown the door. This president blames the managers instead. He blames the folks on the shop floor. He blames the weather.
Bolton's exactly what the U.N. needs at this point. The president's right on the mark in picking him.
The administration still wants to govern from the far-left and that's going to produce kind a partisan result here in the Congress.
With regard to White House officials, it will be up to the President to decide frankly whether and when and under what circumstances members of his testify.
It took us in this country 11 years to get from the Declaration of Independence to the Constitution.