Select Quayle Topics: International Affairs

[The US] condones violence in El Salvador.
-- Vice President Dan Quayle reveals what people have known for years. 1/31/89 (reported in Esquire, 8/92)

We expect them [Salvadoran officials] to work toward the elimination of human rights in accordance with the pursuit of Justice.
-- Vice President Dan Quayle, 2/3/89 (reported in The Chicago Tribune, 2/4/89)

El Salvador is a democracy so it's not surprising that there are many voices to be heard here. Yet in my conversations with Salvadorans... I have heard a single voice.
-- Vice President Dan Quayle

Japan is an important ally of ours. Japan and the United States of the Western industrialized capacity, 60 percent of the GNP, two countries. That's a statement in and of itself.
-- Vice President Dan Quayle, 10/2/89 (reported in Esquire, 8/92)

Who would have predicted... that Dubcek, who brought the tanks in Czechoslovakia in 1968 is now being proclaimed a hero in Czechoslovakia. Unbelievable.
-- Vice President Dan Quayle. Actually, Dubcek was the leader of the Prague Spring.

Senator Bentsen talks about recapturing the foreign markets. Well, I'll tell you one way that we're not going to recapture the foreign markets, and that is, in fact, we have another Jimmy Carter grain embargo, Jimmy Carter grain embargo. Jimmy Carter's grain embargo set the American farmer back.
-- Senator Dan Quayle. Washington Post transcript (10/6/88)

Perestroika is nothing more than refined Stalinism.
-- Senator Dan Quayle (9/04/88) (from the Book 'The Clothes have No Emperor')

We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur.
-- Vice President Dan Quayle talking about the Mideast situation, 9/22/90 (reported in Esquire, 8/92)

[The U.S. victory in Gulf war was] a stirring victory for the forces of aggression.
-- Vice President Dan Quayle, 4/11/91 (reported in Esquire, 8/92)

I'm ready.
-- Vice President Dan Quayle describing his ability to take over the presidency after President Bush vomits and collapses in Tokyo, 1/8/92 (reported in Esquire, 8/92)