Best Quotes by James Woolsey

We aren’t addicted to oil, but our cars are.

James Woolsey

Look, I don’t think President Obama would have bowed to the ruler of Saudi Arabia if he didn’t have oil to the degree that the Saudis do. I think they and other producing states, almost all of whom, except Norway and Canada, are dictatorships or autocratic systems, have thrown their weight around because of oil.

James Woolsey

As we move toward a new Middle East, over the years and, I think, over the decades to come, we will make a lot of people very nervous.

James Woolsey

Well, just as the Supreme Court follows the election returns, you can bet that the bureaucracy does as well.

James Woolsey

My family, we’re all WASPs.

James Woolsey

We’ve got jihadists. That doesn’t mean that all Muslims are problems with respect to terrorism, but there is something going on here. We’ve got a problem dealing with one aspect of one portion of modern Islam – just as hundreds of years ago the world had a problem with Torquemada and the Spanish Inquisition.

James Woolsey

American farmers, by making the commitment to grow more corn for ethanol, are at the top of the spear on the war against terrorism.

James Woolsey

If you own a chemical plant and leak a little benzene, you’re in big trouble because everyone knows how carcinogenic it is. But coming out of a tailpipe? The government never does anything about that.

James Woolsey

We need to move away from oil, period.

James Woolsey

Countries are effectively paid deference in direct and indirect ways if they’re huge oil suppliers.

James Woolsey