Howard Baker Quotes

10 Howard Baker quotes:

"I explained the American situation. I promised to pass on the substance of her communication to Washington as soon as possible. I did that. Well, certainly, the issue was difficult and painful. The relationship between Mrs. Tanaka and me and our two governments was difficult, but it was not painful."
"The welfare of the planet and its environment is paramount. But what we do, and do equally and evenhandedly, is more difficult to identify. I have no doubt in mind that President Bush is serious in his determination to reexamine the overall issue and that would include reexamining the language of the Kyoto treaty."
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"I think the friendship and mutual admiration between the prime minister and the president will facilitate that."
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"It certainly has been [an intense week]. And I must say I had no expectation that we would "hit the ground running," as we say in America - that things would be so intense so fast."
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"I've never said that before to a living soul, but I felt obliged to say it to you now,"
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"This man is in terrible shape, ... His health circumstances are really barely short of extreme, and I have no doubt that he's in need of skillful medical attention."
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"It is not our purpose to second-guess what other agencies are doing or what the department's doing, but rather to make sure that we know the facts as best they can be ascertained, and to make appropriate recommendations to the secretary and to the president on how this can be avoided, how other challenges to national security may be dealt with,"
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"The most difficult thing in any negotiation, almost, is making sure that you strip it of the emotion and deal with the facts. And there was a considerable challenge to that here and understandably so."
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"I intend to travel to Okinawa and to visit with Okinawa officials and the citizens of Okinawa at an early date. I will send my best analysis of that situation, including the local attitudes, back to Washington, to the government there."
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"He is still characterized as a deserter of the U.S. Army. Our government will proceed according to provisions of the law and how that will finally unfold remains to be seen."

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