It's not difficult to be compassionate in your lowest moments, he told them, when you have benefited from the compassion of others, "not only from your family, but from your friends and total strangers."
"After dragging his feet on missile defense for nearly eight years, Mr. Clinton now fervently hopes that he will be permitted, in his final months in office, to tie the hands of the next president," Helms wrote in an op-ed for Izvestia, a major Russian daily. "Well I, for one, have a message for the president: Not on my watch. Any modified ABM treaty negotiated by this administration will be dead-on-arrival at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The Russian government should not be under any illusion whatsoever that any commitments made by this lame-duck administration will be binding on the next administration."