The United States strongly condemns the illegal disclosure of classified information. It puts people's lives in danger threatens our national security and undermines our efforts to work with other countries to solve shared problems.
I am shocked at how much time I spend in the White House. I mean you know for people on the outside the idea of going to the White House for a meeting must seem like the most important serious even glamorous kind of thing to do.
My two secrets to staying healthy: wash your hands all the time. And if you can't use Purell or one of the sanitizers. And the other is hot peppers. I eat a lot of hot peppers. I for some reason started doing that in 1992 and I swear by it.
Egypt has been a partner of the United States over the last 30 years has been instrumental in keeping the peace in the Middle East between Egypt and Israel which is a critical accomplishment that has meant so much to so many people.
We can't go to people who have lost their job at GM and say 'Oh by the way we are going to pay money to build a road here or inoculate children there ' unless we can demonstrate that it is in America's interest. I happen to think it is.
I mean honestly we have to be clear that the life for many Afghan women is not that much different than it was a hundred years ago 200 years ago. The country has lived with so much violence and conflict that many people men and women just want it to be over.
Whether a woman's running for office or she's supporting her husband who's running for office and she gets criticised for wearing open-toed shoes or for the colour of her coat there's just a lot of history that you bear if you are a woman who puts herself out in the political arena.
We don't have enough support for maternal leave and the kinds of things that some of the European countries do. So we still make it hard on women to go into the work force and feel that they can be good at work but then doing the most important job which is raising your children in a responsible and positive way.
Many of you are well enough off that the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.
We have a close unshakable bond between the United States and Israel and between the American and Israeli people. We share common values and a commitment to a democratic future for the world and we are both committed to a two-state solution. But that doesn't mean that we're going to agree.
You feel sometimes when you hear analysts and knowledgeable people talking about Iran that they fear so much about the survival of the regime because deep down it's not a legitimate regime it doesn't represent the will of the people it's kind of morphed into kind of a military theocracy.
Let's not leave an educational vacuum to be filled by religious extremists who go to families who have no other option and offer meals housing and some form of education. If we are going to combat extremism then we must educate those very same children.
There are 4 billion cell phones in use today. Many of them are in the hands of market vendors rickshaw drivers and others who've historically lacked access to education and opportunity. Information networks have become a great leveler and we should use them together to help lift people out of poverty and give them a freedom from want.
No matter what you think about the Iraq war there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days - we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote.
I think we have to face the reality that in a society where there is a legitimate threat of terrorism not being able to see one's face not being able to have some sense of communication in that way is for many societies a challenge.
The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future.
In almost every profession - whether it's law or journalism finance or medicine or academia or running a small business - people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust we are all worse off for it.
There is no doubt that America remains the premier political economic military power in the world and I both expect and count on it remaining so because I think that's certainly in our best interest but also the best interests of the world.