Colin Powell

former U.S. secretary of state

November 3, 2009

"If [solutions to the world's problems] were easy, they would've been solved before, and we have to be patient as the president wrestles his way through all of these. The one thing that I am absolutely sure of is that the world will continue to look to America for leadership. We will continue to be criticized, but also respected, treasured, but sometimes diminished.""