James Woolsey

(Robert James "Jim" Woolsey Jr.)

James Woolsey
James Woolsey
  • Born: September 21, 1941
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Intelliogence Expert

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Robert James "Jim" Woolsey Jr. is an American lawyer and diplomat who headed the Central Intelligence Agency from February 5, 1993, until January 10, 1995. He held a variety of government positions in the 1970s and 1980s, including as Under Secretary of the Navy from 1977 to 1979, and was involved in treaty negotiations with the Soviet Union for five years in the 1980s. His career also included time as a professional lawyer, venture capitalist and investor in the private sector.

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About one quarter of all the voting machines in the United States stupidly do not have any paper trail. Voters, Voting & Elections
In Iran they believe that girls who are virgins go to heaven. So when a young woman is in prison to be executed, they rape her before they kill her. Capital Punishment, Dealth Penalty & State Execution
One makes mistakes in every war. War & Peace
We are all Jews now. Terrorism
We are funding the rope for the hanging of ourselves. Energy ;Environment & Environmentalism
American farmers, by making the commitment to grow more corn for ethanol, are at the top of the spear on the war against terrorism. War & Peace
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.
Countries are effectively paid deference in direct and indirect ways if they're huge oil suppliers.
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. Government
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.
My family, we're all WASPs. Families, Children & Parenting
We aren't addicted to oil, but our cars are.
We need to move away from oil, period.
Well, just as the Supreme Court follows the election returns, you can bet that the bureaucracy does as well.
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. Respect