Elliott Abrams time quotes

It's time to bury the unreal, failed 'realism' of those who have long thought that dictators brought stability. ---->>>

The courage of the Syrian protesters is remarkable, for they face prison, torture, or death every time they lift a banner. ---->>>

Immanuel Kant famously claimed that 'he who wills the ends wills the means,' but he never spent much time in Washington. ---->>>

From its earliest days in the nineteenth century, and until the Holocaust, the Orthodox rabbinate in eastern Europe was not enthusiastic about the Zionist movement, which at the time was led by irreligious Jews. ---->>>

The question was never whether the United States, E.U., NATO, Arab League, U.N. Security Council, and African Union could together using economic sanctions, diplomatic pressure, and military attacks to bring Qaddafi down. The question was always how much time, how much blood, and what damage to NATO. ---->>>

Four years is a long time in politics. ---->>>

Terrorism exploded after the Camp David talks broke down in 2000 because the Palestinians' leader at the time, Yasser Arafat, supported it. ---->>>

The threat that Syria might transfer more advanced weapons to Hezbollah has existed for a long time. ---->>>

President Obama has never summarized the Obama Doctrine with such clarity, but here is what it would look like: 'I will undertake any military attack against our enemies, regardless of the risks and collateral damage, so long as it is over by the time I have to announce it.' ---->>>

Grasping the realities of the Middle East is never easy. This is not primarily because they change quickly, but because so much time, effort, and money is spent to prevent reality from breaking through. ---->>>

I well remember a leading Egyptian liberal saying to me in 2003 that she did not favor free elections right then in Egypt; she favored them in a decade's time if she and others had those 10 years to organize freely. ---->>>

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Biography

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Nationality: American
Born: 01-24, 1948
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Occupation: Lawyer
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