2000 | Rebuilding America's Defenses
...advanced forms of biological warfare that can target specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool.
2001 | General and Secretary of State
Saddam has not developed any significant capability with respect to weapons of mass destruction. He is unable to project conventional power against his neighbours.
2002 | Federal Minister of Defense
I can state: the planning of the [9/11] attacks was technically and organizationally a master achievement. To hijack four huge airplanes within a few minutes, and within one hour to drive them into their targets, with complicated flight maneuvers! This is unthinkable, without years-long support from secret apparatuses of the state and industry. ...I have real difficulties, however, to imagine that all this all sprung out of the mind of an evil man in his cave.
2006 | Ardent Atheist
The spectre of Hitler has led some scientists to stray from "ought" to "is" and deny that breeding for human qualities is even possible. But if you can breed cattle for milk yield, horses for running speed, and dogs for herding skill, why on Earth should it be impossible to breed humans for mathematical, musical or athletic ability?
[Why is it] acceptable to train fast runners and high jumpers but not to breed them. I can think of some answers, and they are good ones, which would probably end up persuading me. But hasn't the time come when we should stop being frightened even to put the question?