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Hamas, the opponents of Arafat, the opponents of peace, urged a boycott of the election, and yet there was an 85 percent turnout where Hamas is supposed to be strong. Isn't that really quite incredible?

My clerkship with Justice Douglas was tremendously important. He told me, Christopher, get out into the stream of history and see what happens. I've tried to follow that advice.

You know, it's been President Clinton's dream that we'll have finally a fully integrated Europe; and the steps that NATO will take to expand to the East, that's a commitment.

I've got many close friends, but there's an awful lot about friendship that is not demonstrative in my case.

It's been President Clinton's dream that we'll have finally a fully integrated Europe.

When I was a very young lawyer, I had a senior partner who advised me never to get mad, except on purpose.

Despite the demands of this job, one of the things my wife and I try to do is to spend time together alone. And one of the things we really enjoy doing together is seeing a good movie.

The monitors indicated that it was a credible election, I think, in an overall sense, it apparently is a free and fair election, so it's a real milestone and one of the things we can take some little confidence in.

We have a human rights interest. Then there is the immigration problem. The human-rights violations have caused people to take to boats and flood not only the United States, but other countries in the region, creating great instability.

We see considerable strain in Russia, and that's obviously a matter of concern to us. It's in the very strong self-interest of Russia to continue on the reform path.

Environmental degradation, overpopulation, refugees, narcotics, terrorism, world crime movements, and organized crime are worldwide problems that don't stop at a nation's borders.

I had all of one nanosecond to savor the news before we had to move on to other problems.

I'm very skeptical about the good intentions of Milosevic.

It's very important not to lose your temper in a courtroom, or in anything else you're doing.

It's very important to always put things in their historical contexts. It teaches important lessons about the country in question.

One always wonders about roads not taken.

The NATO forces will, to the extent that they have capacity, assist the war crimes tribunal.

The Palestinian election is something that was really a turning point. It's a mandate for peace.

Both sides were supposed to release all their prisoners, those were unconditional. There was some prisoner release that took place but it's not been satisfactory.

I don't want to talk about intelligence matters. I will say, however, that intelligence-community estimates should not become public in the way of this city and in the way of Congress.