President Clinton:

". . . I was honored to be the first of 146 leaders to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, our commitment to end all nuclear tests for all time -- the longest-sought, hardest-fought prize in the history of arms control."
September 22, 1997


President Kennedy:

"Every man, woman and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident or miscalculation or by madness. The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us . . . The logical place to begin is a treaty assuring the end of nuclear tests of all kinds . . ."
September 25, 1961


President Eisenhower:

". . . [not achieving a nuclear test ban] would have to be classed as the greatest disappointment of any administration -- of any decade -- of any time and of any party. . ."
May 29, 1961