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Ukraine March 11, 2014
Steve King, R-IA
"I think he sees this as a giant geopolitical chess game. I would think back at the time in 1984 when then Ronald Reagan’s ambassador to the United Nations Jeane Kirkpatrick stepped down as ambassador to move on with her career."
Historical Implications Of The Situation In Ukraine March 11, 2014
Steve King, R-IA
"A strong America has always been successful. Ronald Reagan came onto the scene, and recognized that we were weak. He recognized, Mr. Speaker, that there was a cold war and a geopolitical chess game taking place. As Jeane Kirkpatrick described it, chess and monopoly on the same board. The only question was, during the cold war—and this was in 1984 when she said this, and 5 years later, we found the answer. In 1984, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Ambassador to the United Nations, appointed under Ronald Reagan, as she stepped down, she said chess and monopoly on the same board in this cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union, and the question is whether we bankrupt the Soviet Union economically before they checkmate us militarily."
Foreign Policy February 4, 2014
Steve King, R-IA
"It was described, I think, best by Jeane Kirkpatrick, who was the Ambassador for Ronald Reagan to the United Nations, when she said, some time around 1984, as she stepped down as Ambassador to the United Nations, she said, What is going on in the world, in this Cold War, in this clash, this competition between the two huge ideologies, what is going on between the Soviet Union and the United States is the equivalent of playing chess and Monopoly on the same board. And the question is, Will the United States of America bankrupt the Soviet Union economically in the Monopoly part of the game before the Soviet Union checkmates the United States of America in the chess component of the game?"
Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act Of 2014—Motion To Proceed January 27, 2014
Charles Grassley, R-IA
"Of course, there is no magic cure-all for poverty. In fact, that is the point. The notion that experts in Washington can wage a successful war on poverty with spending programs as a weapon was never realistic. We are dealing with real people, with real lives trying to realize their dreams, not pieces on a chess board that we can move around as we wish."
In Recognition Of Arthur Roy Jensen December 3, 2013
Jackie Speier, D-CA
"He and his wife of 37 years, Mary, have one daughter, Catherine. In his well-deserved retirement, Art is looking forward to spending more time with family and friends. His many interests, including photography, aviation history, Buddhism, chess, harmonica and guitar, will undoubtedly keep him engaged and active."

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