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The Iraqi people are living a long-running tragedy
by Ahmed Chalabi

The Iraqi people are living a long-running tragedy
because of the legacy of the old regime,
the Americans and their actions that are unsuitable for Iraqi society,
and the weakness of national resolve.
- Ahmed Chalabi

I strongly believe that a federal structure based on
administrative and geographic lines with strong powers
for the federated states will be the best solution for Iraq.
- Ahmed Chalabi

And we are grateful to the American young men and women
who are risking their lives to give the Iraqi people this chance,
this dream of democracy in Iraq now.
- Ahmed Chalabi

The view that we hold in Iraq now is this -
that democracy is associated with elections.
I believe that elections are possible.
- Ahmed Chalabi

 

Do not seek to find a reason why elections are not possible.
Seek to make them possible, and they will be possible.
- Ahmed Chalabi

It will be a war of national liberation.
We believe the people reject totalitarianism.
- Ahmed Chalabi

I call on the international community to be fair to the Iraqi people.
My position is that we respect international resolutions
but in return demand justice and accountability for
those who stole Iraq's money.
- Ahmed Chalabi

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The issue of terrorism must be dealt with firmly.
We must work very hard to avoid loss of life.
We must work very hard to avoid civilian casualties.
And those terrorists and Baathists are holding the
people of Fallujah hostage.
We must release the hostages.
- Ahmed Chalabi

I don't think that they have many of the scientists
who were involved in the weapons program to talk to at this time,
and there were thousands of people, engineers and scientists,
they know where the weapons are.
- Ahmed Chalabi

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

Last month, the Iraqi people went to the polls,
voting in their first free election in more than 50 years.
- John M. McHugh

The administration needs to speak honestly with the American people.
Exaggerating our progress in defeating the insurgency
or in creating an Iraqi army paints a dangerous picture.
- Sherrod Brown

The Iraqi elections were an important first step.
- Brent Scowcroft

A transitional government is the beginning of a transfer of sovereignty.
It's a question of Iraqi security and moving forward
with the political process.
- Joschka Fischer

Any solution for the Iraqi problem cannot be reached
without Arabs and Arab participation.
- Amr Moussa

As co-chair of the Iraqi Women's Caucus in the House,
I've enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with and
hear from Iraqi women elected to serve in the new National Assembly.
- Ellen Tauscher

Is there an equality of power between America and Iraq? Definitely not;
however,
the Iraqi people are standing fast and are defending their land courageously.
- Bashar al-Assad

This will be Iraq for all without discrimination among Iraqi citizens,
or ethnic or sectarian discrimination.
- Jalal Talabani

You've gotten words about those American and Iraqi deaths and mutilations,
but precious few images.
- Bruce Jackson

But the key shift in focus will be from counter-insurgency
operations to more and more cooperation with Iraqi
security forces and to building Iraqi security capacity.
- John Abizaid

The elections in Iraq are a victory for freedom and the Iraqi people,
and a blow to the transnational network of terrorists
who have tried to prevent this day from happening.
- James Talent

Forty-five percent of Iraqi citizens think it is morally
okay to attack American troops.
- Marty Meehan

The job of training an Iraqi police force is one of
the most important tasks being undertaken in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
It is also one of the most difficult.
- John Boehner

It is important that the Iraqi people have confidence
in the election results and that the voting process,
including the process for vote counting,
is free and fair.
- Zalmay Khalilzad

The Kurdish people welcome the no-fly zone protection,
contrary to the Iraqi regime that is against it.
- Jalal Talabani

I am not going to answer to this so-called court,
out of respect for the truth and the will of the Iraqi people.
I've said what I've said, and I'm not guilty.
- Saddam Hussein

The key to making the inspections work is the Iraqi
government making the crucial decision that because
of the international pressure Iraq has to disarm itself.
- Douglas Feith

The advent of self-government for the Iraqi people
is a watershed moment in their history.
- Todd Akin

And we need to maintain our foothold in the fight against
terrorism and terrorist groups and respond to any degradation
of Iraqi security or stability.
- Rick Larsen

But clearly the fact that we've gone from zero Iraqi
security forces on duty in May to up to 200,000 today
is an enormous accomplishment,
but it's not enough.
- John Abizaid

The new troops in Iraq need to be Iraqi troops.
- Mitch McConnell

Well, we won the war.
You know what that means.
In twenty years, we'll all be driving Iraqi cars.
- Will Durst

During the war, in which several of our embedded correspondents
were able to report from moving vehicles crossing the Iraqi desert,
the use of technology made news gathering safer.
- Jim Walton

At that time, about July 5, we had no Iraqi corrections officers working for us.
It was a responsibility of the CPA, with contractors,
to set up a training program.
- Janis Karpinski

We need to continue our full support of the nascent
Iraqi government by helping to rebuild their economic
infrastructure and maintain security while training
the Iraqi security forces.
- Pat Roberts

I think the Iraqi people have shown extraordinary patience
and courage in the last few months.
They have really put a political system on the way to success,
to a real democracy here.
- Paul Bremer

We got rid of a terrible dictator.
We gave the Iraqi people an opportunity for a new life
under a representative form of government.
- Colin Powell

CBS news anchor Dan Rather has interviewed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
When asked what it was like to talk to a crazy man,
Saddam said, 'It's not so bad.'
- Conan O'Brien

We'll try to include Iraqi officers in our staffs.
We will do everything we can to empower Iraqi security
forces to stand up on their own and operate where they can alone.
- John Abizaid

The links between the American government and the Iraqi
government are so close that you cannot judge one without
asking at least the other what he has done by this time.
- Jacques Verges

I also argued before the war that the administration
was underestimating Arab nationalism and Iraqi nationalism,
that it was not going to be as easy to rule Iraq as they thought.
- Juan Cole

In survey after survey, the Iraqi people say,
'We want to choose our leaders.'
- Scott McClellan

We should have done more damage to the Iraqi forces
before they withdrew from the Kuwaiti theater.
- Les Aspin

The solution really has to lie within the Iraqi people.
- Steve King

They have called Operation Iraqi Freedom a war of choice
that isn't part of the real war on terror.
Someone should tell that to al Qaeda.
- John Boehner

Look, Congress has allocated more money to finance
the upcoming Iraqi elections than it has for the American elections.
There's something wrong with that.
- Donna Brazile

The largest single contributor to Iraq's security is
that effort of Iraqi people who continue to step forward
to join the various Iraqi security forces.
- Craig L. Thomas

Everyone agrees that our ultimate goal is to establish a free,
open and democratic Iraqi government and bring our
men and women in uniform home as soon as possible.
- James T. Walsh

There have been linkages between the Iraqi government
and al-Qaeda going back more or less a decade.
- Douglas Feith

Three years into the war, tens of thousands of American
troops remain targets of a growing Iraqi insurgency.
- Jan Schakowsky

We try very quickly to show that we are not at war with the Iraqi people.
We're trying to deal with the people who are indeed
themselves at war with the Iraqi people.
- Paul Bremer

The Iraqi forces are conducting the Mother of all Retreats.
- Dick Cheney

This nation's elected leaders owe all Americans the
duty of formulating an Iraqi policy based on sound
analysis of the actual facts.
- Charlie Gonzalez

The United States of America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins.
The killers will fail, and the Iraqi people will live in freedom.
- George W. Bush

We believe that an Iraqi founding national assembly,
freely elected, must decide the future of Iraq.
- Jalal Talabani

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

Today, the Iraqi citizen sees that America is coming
and wants to occupy his country and kill him,
and he is willing to experience for himself what happened in Palestine.
- Bashar al-Assad

Remember the valiant Iraqi peasant and how he shot
down an American Apache with an old weapon.
- Saddam Hussein

The U.S.
and Iraq will work together next year to shift Iraqi
resources from unproductive subsidies to productive
uses that enable Iraqis to earn livelihoods.
- Zalmay Khalilzad

When Americans invade Iraq, Bush says,
we will be greeted as liberators by the Iraqi people,
proving that taking out Saddam Hussein was the right thing to do.
- Howard Fineman

I was heartened to hear the President say that as we
make progress on the ground,
and Iraqi forces increasingly take the lead,
we should be able to further decrease our troop levels.
- Howard Coble

We urge all democratic nations and the United Nations
to answer the Iraqi Governing Council's call for support
for the people of Iraq in making the transition to democracy.
- Dick Cheney

You know me...
If you are Iraqi, you know me.
- Saddam Hussein

President Bush says he is concerned about the Iraqi people,
but if Iraqi people are dying in numbers,
then American policy will be challenged very strongly.
- Peter Arnett

At least 23,000 civilians have also died in the Iraqi
killing field and the U.S.
is stuck in a quagmire.
- Charles Rangel

They have involved co-operation between the Iraqi intelligence
and al-Qaeda operatives on training and combined operations
regarding bomb making and chemical and biological weapons.
- Douglas Feith

The UN could help the Iraqi government get on its feet
and help the United States withdraw a bit more.
- Brent Scowcroft

The Iraqi people are living better lives now than three year ago,
no longer living in fear.
- Tim Murphy

Secretary Rumsfeld used to represent parts of our district in the 1960s.
I think that he and his team have done a masterful
job in defeating Iraqi forces quickly and decisively.
- Mark Kirk

The Iraqi military are able to deploy these weapons
within 45 minutes of a decision to do so.
- John Scarlett

The training and equipping of Iraqi security forces should be accelerated.
- Peter DeFazio


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