Tom Ridge Quotes

49 Tom Ridge quotes:

"Let us to do all we can to honor all those who rose up with resolve to defeat evil, who were released into the arms of angels to see the grateful face of God,"
Author: Ridge Quotes Category: Defeat Quotes
"Your characterization of it as being a significantly different threat environment, based on what we historically have heard, is absolutely correct, ... So there certainly is a diminution, reduction in the amount of intelligence, and the decibel level is lower."
Author: Ridge Quotes Category: Environment Quotes
"We're going to continue the convoy of food and water, particularly water and ice, over the next several days, ... We are working with the state and local communities to determine the debris removal needs and we're prepared to do everything we can to accelerate that process."
Author: Ridge Quotes Category: Food Quotes
"are the result of offensive intelligence and military operations overseas, as well as strong partnerships with our allies around the world, such as Pakistan."
"If you make it a referendum on a president with a 67 percent approval rating, you shouldn't be surprised if the election goes against you."
Author: Ridge Quotes Category: Approval Quotes
"We know they have the capability to succeed and they also hold the mistaken belief that their attacks will have an impact on America's resolve,"
Author: Ridge Quotes Category: Belief Quotes
"We realize that's a vulnerability that could be exploited with potentially catastrophic consequences,"
Author: Ridge Quotes Category: Consequences Quotes
"[• The U.S. homeland is better protected. America has become a land scoured, probed, patrolled and fenced by a web of informers, computers, guards, spies, tape recorders, detectors, sensors, Jersey barriers, concrete planters and bomb-sniffing dogs. It may have nipped some plots in the bud and deterred others.] We look differently as a country now to the terrorists, ... We have created security measures unlike the terrorists have seen before, and we continue to upgrade them."
Author: Ridge Quotes Category: America Quotes
"very interested in any technology that can help create a safer and more secure America."
Author: Ridge Quotes Category: America Quotes
"Liberty is the most precious gift we offer our citizens."
Author: Ridge Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"Anybody that's spent any time combating terrorists ... will tell you that being old doesn't necessarily mean being irrelevant, ... Good intelligence can be appropriate, no matter how old it is."
"requesting some $36.2 billion clearly communicates this administration's commitment to investing in our Homeland Security."
Author: Ridge Quotes Category: Commitment Quotes
"do all we can to honor those who rose up with resolve to defeat evil."
Author: Ridge Quotes Category: Defeat Quotes
"There is a continuous stream of reporting, literally from the last two years, that indicates [terrorists'] preference or desire to use aircraft as a means of attack, ... American Morning."
Author: Ridge Quotes Category: Desire Quotes
"If America has the opportunity to make a strategic investment that not only enhances security but makes us a better, safer, stronger, or healthier country, then we need to do that. If you secure every home town, then the homeland is secure."
Author: Ridge Quotes Category: America Quotes
"I think for a long time we thought we were 'fortress America' and that we were impenetrable. Maybe in our heart of hearts we knew sooner or later that it was going to happen, ... But to take a look at the president and extraordinary vice president ... I couldn't think of a better team at a tougher time to be leading America, so I'm optimistic about it."
Author: Ridge Quotes Category: America Quotes
"The intelligence that we've received over the past several weeks is ... a series of general non-specific threats against the United States."
"More often than not we were the least inclined to raise it. Sometimes we disagreed with the intelligence assessment. Sometimes we thought even if the intelligence was good, you don't necessarily put the country on alert, There were times when the White House was really aggressive about raising it, and we said, 'For that?' We often lost the argument."
"Yeah, we weren't certain, ... Still, in the context of everything else (intelligence chatter and a terror attack in Saudi Arabia), we could not set it aside and dismiss it as not credible."
"It was serious enough from our perspective ... a credible enough theory that at least we ought to tell folks we are mindful of it and that you ought to be mindful of it out there as well,"
Author: Ridge Quotes Category: Perspective Quotes

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