SECRETARY KERRY’S REMARKS
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
FEBRUARY 20, 2013
“The kids whose lives we’re helping save from AIDS, the women we’re helping free from the horrors of sex trafficking, the students who for the first time can choose to walk into a school instead of into a short life of terrorism – their strongest lobbyists are the rare, committed Americans who stand up for them and for the resources we need to help them. And I hope that includes all of you.”
“I’m particularly aware that in many ways the greatest challenge to America’s foreign policy today is in the hands not of diplomats, but of policymakers in Congress. It’s often said that we can’t be strong at home if we’re not strong in the world, but in these days of a looming budget sequester that everyone wants to avoid, we can’t be strong in the world unless we are strong at home.”
We will continue to post more quotes from Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s first foreign policy speech in the coming weeks.
Read the full speech here: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/files/fp_uploaded_documents/130220_SECRETARY%20KERRY.pdf
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