October 1, 2007"His [Ahmadinejad's] statements cannot be dismissed, cast aside or ignored. Led by President Ahmadinejad, Iran is exponentially more threatening to our Nation, Europe, and the world than North Korea or any other country represented at the United Nations. A robust, layered International Missile Defense System will negate Iran's capability to threaten with nuclear weapons the United States, Europe, Israel, and other countries."
--Riki Ellison, President of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), September 28, 2007
--Gary G. Sick, principal White House aide for Persian Gulf affairs (1976 - 1981), served on the Ford, Carter, and Reagan National Security Councils, September 26, 2007