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Iraq has a new opportunity to comply with all these
by Kofi Annan

Iraq has a new opportunity to comply with all these
relevant resolutions of the Security Council.
- Kofi Annan

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

To live is to choose.
- Kofi Annan

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

 

More countries have understood that women's equality
is a prerequisite for development.
- Kofi Annan

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling
billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty,
while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
- Kofi Annan

In the rush for justice it is important not to lose
sight of principles the country holds dear.
- Kofi Annan

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If one is going to err, one should err on the side of liberty and freedom.
- Kofi Annan

If the United Nations does not attempt to chart a course
for the world's people in the first decades of the new millennium,
who will?
- Kofi Annan

Education is a human right with immense power to transform.
On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom,
democracy and sustainable human development.
- Kofi Annan

We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
- Kofi Annan

I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people...
to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end
the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people.
- Kofi Annan

You have made people listen.
You have made people care, and you have taught us
that whether we are poor or prosperous,
we have only one world to share.
You have taught young people that
they do have the power to change the world.
- Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General, to Bono. (November 1999)

There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole -
women and men alike -
than the one which involves women as central players.
- Kofi Annan

If information and knowledge are central to democracy,
they are the conditions for development.
- Kofi Annan

It has been said that arguing against globalization
is like arguing against the laws of gravity.
- Kofi Annan

The Lord had the wonderful advantage of being able to work alone.
- Kofi Annan

Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on
peace keeping missions abroad because they probably
need their armies to intimidate their own populations.
- Kofi Annan

National markets are held together by shared values
and confidence in certain minimum standards.
But in the new global market, people do not yet have that confidence.
- Kofi Annan

In their greatest hour of need, the world failed the people of Rwanda.
- Kofi Annan

We need to think of the future and the planet we are
going to leave to our children and their children.
- Kofi Annan

We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems,
if only we can find the political will.
- Kofi Annan

Gender equality is more than a goal in itself.
It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty,
promoting sustainable development and building good governance.
- Kofi Annan

Knowledge is power.
Information is liberating.
Education is the premise of progress,
in every society, in every family.
- Kofi Annan

More than ever before in human history,
we share a common destiny.
We can master it only if we face it together.
And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.
- Kofi Annan

The United Nations, whose membership comprises almost
all the states in the world,
is founded on the principle of the equal worth of every human being.
- Kofi Annan

We have to choose between a global market driven only
by calculations of short-term profit,
and one which has a human face.
- Kofi Annan

Business, labor and civil society organizations have
skills and resources that are vital in helping to build
a more robust global community.
- Kofi Annan

We must ensure that the global market is embedded in
broadly shared values and practices that reflect global social needs,
and that all the world's people share the benefits of globalization.
- Kofi Annan

In the 21st century, I believe the mission of the United
Nations will be defined by a new,
more profound awareness of the sanctity and dignity of every human life,
regardless of race or religion.
- Kofi Annan

We cannot wait for governments to do it all.
Globalization operates on Internet time.
Governments tend to be slow moving by nature,
because they have to build political support for every step.
- Kofi Annan

The question is the morning after.
What sort of Iraq do we wake up to after the bombing?
What happens in the region? What impact could it have?
These are questions leaders I have spoken to have posed.
- Kofi Annan

Above all else, we need a reaffirmation of political
commitment at the highest levels to reducing the dangers
that arise both from existing nuclear weapons and from further proliferation.
- Kofi Annan

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This war is being played in the realm of public opinion
and has dire consequences for our soldiers in Iraq,
the future of our country, and freedom around the world.
- John Doolittle

It will take years to bring Iraq the democracy it deserves.
- Bill Owens

In November, they transferred control of Abu Ghraib
to the military intelligence command completely;
it was,
after all, the center for interrogations for Iraq.
- Janis Karpinski

Al Zarqawi had a long history of terrorism.
He was responsible for several bombings and beheadings in Iraq,
including Pennsylvania native Nicholas Berg.
- Tim Murphy

I was a fighter pilot, flying Hurricanes all round the Mediterranean.
I flew in the Western Desert of Libya,
in Greece, in Syria, in Iraq and in Egypt.
- Roald Dahl

It is time we had a defense budget that lives within its means,
accounts for what is truly required in Iraq and provides
the best possible support for all our troops.
- Pete Stark

The completion of the Iraqi cabinet with the appointment
of three critical ministers is also confirmation of
continued movement toward a just and democratic society in Iraq.
- Spencer Bachus

The money the president wants to borrow for Iraq will
come directly out of the American taxpayer wallets
in the form of Medicare and Social Security receipts.
That's your money.
- Robert Byrd

The French had an obvious financial interest in Iraq.
That's been documented.
They were involved financially in Iraq and in some cases,
I think with weapons of mass destruction.
- Curt Weldon

I am a Korean War veteran.
I support our troops as much as anyone in this body,
but I do so by advocating redeployment out of Iraq
as soon as it can be safely done.
- John Conyers

What we now have in Iraq is a defeat.
- Henry Waxman

Rather, it is through conciliation and compromise that
we are building a fair Iraq,
a just state for all its peoples.
- Jalal Talabani

In Iraq we must succeed.
Failure is not an option.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski

Our failure to find weapons of mass destruction in
Iraq thus far has been deeply troubling,
and our intelligence-gathering process needs thorough
and unbiased investigation.
- Adam Schiff

In World War II in Germany, we had a ration for one U.S.
soldier, or one allied soldier for every twenty inhabitants.
The ratio in Iraq is about one for a hundred and sixty.
- William Odom

The poorest residents of the gulf coast were most affected
by the devastating hurricanes,
and the poorest Americans have shouldered a disproportionate
share of the burden in Iraq.
- Marty Meehan

I believe that everyone can appreciate the right of
a family to grieve the loss of a loved one in peace,
regardless of anyone's position on the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Dave Reichert

Both of our wars in Iraq were, on American television,
largely bloodless.
- Bruce Jackson

I can't tell you if the use of force in Iraq today will last five days,
five weeks or five months, but it won't last any longer than that.
- Donald Rumsfeld

I think the suffering, violence and cruelty and Guantanamo
and the rest is going to go on and on in Iraq.
- Clare Short

Bombing the Murrah Federal Building was morally and
strategically equivalent to the U.S.
hitting a government building in Serbia,
Iraq, or other nations.
- Timothy McVeigh

My son is not wild about going back to Iraq,
but he'd sure rather do that than sacrifice all that
he and his fellow soldiers have accomplished by leaving
too early and inviting chaos.
- Kit Bond

There is no question that Iraq is one of the main problems.
You'd have to be blind not to see what a magnet and
generating force it's become for terrorist groups.
- Otto Schily

It's true that the question of Iraq divided Europe.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

Iraq is not about oil.
- Bobby Ray Inman

We needed to go back on the offense and offer clear leadership on Iraq.
- Condoleezza Rice

As we have heard, the end of al-Zarqawi is a significant
blow to al-Qaida operations in Iraq.
It is another clear indication of the progress we are making.
- Kit Bond

Despite recent media reports that have clouded,
or even misrepresented, the facts, there is compelling
evidence that al-Qaida and Iraq have been linked for more than a decade.
- Elizabeth Dole

I believe in the transformational power of liberty.
I believe that the free Iraq is in this nation's interests.
I believe a free Afghanistan is in this nation's interest.
- George W. Bush

There is no excuse for this administration shielding
information about Iraq and the fact that we have great
difficulties there from the American people.
- Jay Inslee

Let's be cautious about dreaming up extreme scenarios.
The situation in Iraq is still salvageable.
- Rand Beers

In fact, things are moving along rather well in Iraq.
Nothing is perfect, of course, and freedom is messy work.
The cooperation of the three major interests in Iraq has been remarkable.
- John Linder

I am struck by how casually we as a nation react to the carnage in Iraq.
- Charles Rangel

The insurgents are Baathists and Sunnis in Iraq who
have as their goal a separate and distinct one of toppling
the government that is there and creating their own.
- Ike Skelton

Victory is the only option.
And we will be victorious in Iraq.
- Andrew Card

The Iraq war took priority over domestic disaster prevention.
- Charles Rangel

There is only one option in Iraq: that we win.
- Thelma Drake


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