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Matt Lauer Quotes and Sayings

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The Iraqis have once again failed to meet a deadline
for a final draft of the constitution.
- Matt Lauer

It usually takes two people a little while to learn
where the funny buttons are and testy buttons are.
- Matt Lauer

Not a lot of conservatives on this list.
Are more liberals than conservatives screwing up America?
- Matt Lauer

I get letters from women, and they say,
'I love your Roman nose.' If I weren't on TV and I
walked past that same woman,
she'd go, 'Did you see the beak on that guy?
- Matt Lauer

 

Researchers have discovered that chocolate produces
some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana.
The researchers also discovered other similarities
between the two but can't remember what they are.
- Matt Lauer

The Iraqis are not threatened by the Turks or by the
Iranians or by the Saudis and they tell me that these
are not weapons of mass destruction,
they are weapons of self-destruction.
- Hans Blix

Iraqis have held elections and have recently put together their government,
all encouraging developments.
- James A. Leach

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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

Status anxiety definitely exists at a political level.
Many Iraqis were annoyed with the US essentially for reasons of status:
for not showing them respect,
for humiliating them.
- Alain de Botton

It's very unlikely that we're going to send more troops to Iraq.
We are going to have to train the Iraqis faster and harder.
- Richard Lugar

I've seen looting around the world and thought I knew
the best looters in the world.
The Iraqis excel at that.
- David Kay

I am so sick of reading about another car bomb,
another suicide bomber, another 10, 20,
30, 70, 100 people dead in a day, both Americans and Iraqis.
- Rosanne Cash

We need to get our sons and daughters home and their
responsibility for the security of Iraq needs to be
assumed by Iraqis who will stand up and toe the line for their countries.
- Jay Inslee

I think the American people have been surprised by
the enthusiasm with which the Iraqis have taken to elections and politics.
- Duncan Hunter

We've killed a million Iraqis since the start of the Gulf war -
mostly by blocking humanitarian aid.
- Woody Harrelson

We should not mislead the Iraqis into thinking they
have unlimited time to reach a settlement.
The longer they think that, the less likely they will be to act.
- Sherrod Brown

We must provide all kinds of freedom,
personal and economic, to all Iraqis.
I will fight for that.
- Jalal Talabani

We were told this war would be over in a matter of weeks,
and that the Iraqis would be able to finance it with oil sales.
We were promised it was not a mission of nation building.
- Sherrod Brown

Yet the march toward freedom is not without its hazards
or its casualties and the threats of violence aimed
at Iraqis who participate in the election will be dealt with accordingly.
- Jim Gerlach

Allowing the U.N.
into Iraq will demonstrate to the Iraqis that the international
community as a whole is committed to bringing stability
and safety to their country.
- Jay Rockefeller

American POWs from the last Iraq war,
who were held prisoner and tortured by Iraq,
are now being prevented by our government from suing
the Iraqis who tortured them.
- Dana Rohrabacher

There's been an increase in the number of Iraqis in training,
but more Americans are dying and violence is increasing.
- Lawrence Korb

If we are lucky, and George W. Bush is right, we are
about to witness the War of the Happy Iraqis.
- Howard Fineman

If we want to build the Iraqis' confidence about our
intentions in their country,
if we want to stop adding fuel to the fire of insurgency and terrorism,
we must clarify our intent.
- John Conyers

Our own State Department polls say that 80 percent
of Iraqis view the United States as an unpopular occupier.
- Marty Meehan

Almost all Iraqis with any previous experience in the
intelligence business are Sunni Arab,
increasing the risk of penetration of the new intelligence
apparatus by the insurgency.
- Wayne White

God will roast their stomachs in hell at the hands of Iraqis.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

Second, recent polls over there show that the majority
of Iraqis want us to leave precipitously.
- William Odom

If all goes well, the Iraqis are going to have a country
that's going to have a representative government and
will be at peace with its neighbors and in the region.
- Douglas Feith

The fact is, beneath the hype, Iraqis will soon appreciate
American help and idealism far more than French perfidy.
It is never wrong to be on the side of freedom -
never.
- Victor Davis Hanson

The Iraqis need help establishing a government.
We have to provide them with security.
- Brent Scowcroft

Despite the negativity coming from the President's opponents,
the United States remains fully committed to assisting
the Iraqis in restoring security and rebuilding their nation.
- Craig L. Thomas

I sent American troops to Iraq to make its people free,
not to make them American.
Iraqis will write their own history and find their own way.
- George W. Bush

We need to make it clear that we will withdraw from
Iraq within 6 to 9 months -
so that the Iraqis will know that they must stand up
and defend the opportunity given to them.
- John Olver

Saddam Hussein has been brutal against his people,
but when he was committing those crimes,
the international community did not come to the rescue of the Iraqis.
- Bianca Jagger

Well, Mr. Speaker, if so many of these Iraqis are ready
to come up and to provide the security,
the police work in the country, then surely there should
be no problem with putting American forces into the
background instead of having them up front.
- Marty Meehan

The fact is that America's weapons systems have made
it impossible for anybody to confront it militarily.
So, all you have is your wits and your cunning,
and your ability to fight in the way the Iraqis are fighting.
- Arundhati Roy

As we continue to fight the war on terror,
we express our gratitude to our troops whose valor
over the last three years provided freedom to the Iraqis,
while protecting our liberty here at home.
- Tim Murphy

What the UN inspectors can do is demonstrate to the world,
help the Iraqi government demonstrate to the world
that the Iraqis are cooperatively disarming if that
is in fact what the Iraqi government decides to do.
- Douglas Feith

Having removed the dictator, the allies have moved
to put Iraqis in control of Iraq.
Now, as they draft and ratify their Constitution,
we will indeed see the character of a new Iraqi nation
revealed through the principles it chooses to uphold.
- Kay Granger

The face of terrorism in Iraq is dead.
Abu Musab al Zarqawi brutalized, tortured,
and killed thousands of innocent people,
forcing Iraqis to live in fear.
The Iraqi people finally had enough,
and gave up his whereabouts to the Iraqi security forces.
- Tim Murphy

I can imagine that the Iraqis undertake the destruction out of fear.
If they had denied it, if they had said no,
that certainly would have played into the hands of
those that would like to take armed action immediately.
I have no illusions in that regard.
- Hans Blix

We are ready to sacrifice our souls,
our children and our families so as not to give up Iraq.
We say this so no one will think that America is capable
of breaking the will of the Iraqis with its weapons.
- Saddam Hussein

The national unity government will need to implement
a program that brings all Iraqis together,
builds a happy future for the people of Iraq,
and gets Iraq to stand on its own feet.
- Zalmay Khalilzad

What you could say, and what I do argue in the book,
is that he doesn't have as much concern for the lives
of Iraqis as he does for the lives of Americans,
or even frozen American embryos.
- Peter Singer

We need to give the Iraqis a chance to build their own future.
It should be in their hands.
It must be in their hands.
That is what democracy is all about.
We can teach it, we can explain it, but they must want
it enough to make it work for them.
- Barbara Boxer

The time frame is very small to disarm the militia,
to bring about a security situation in which the governing council,
the 24 Iraqis or however many others they appoint,
can govern the country.
- Richard Lugar

From watching the news one would think the Iraqis want us out of their country.
But an overwhelming majority of Iraqis support our involvement there.
Our freedom is contagious and we helped liberate them.
- Jim Bunning

The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation
are not 'insurgents' or 'terrorists' or 'The Enemy.'
They are the revolution,
the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow -
and they will win.
- Michael Moore

In addition to a timeline, I have proposed that U.S.
troops be removed from front line combat positions
in Iraqi cities and towns,
turning over daily security patrols,
interactions with citizens,
and any offensive security actions to the Iraqis themselves.
- Peter DeFazio

Just two weeks ago, millions of Iraqis defied the threats
of terrorists and went to the polls to determine their own future.
I congratulate the Iraqi people for the courage they've
shown in making these elections so successful.
- Bill Frist

The men and women of our armed forces played an instrumental
role in the election process -
securing polling sites and providing security -
that allowed so many Iraqis the opportunity to vote
freely for the first time ever.
- John M. McHugh

While it's very hard to know exactly how to measure public opinion there,
because there's no really good polling,
the fact of the matter is that in all the polls I've
seen the vast majority of the Iraqis prefer to be free
and are pleased that the coalition freed them.
- Paul Bremer

According to recent opinion polls, a large majority
of Iraqis believe that the U.S.
military has no intention to leave Iraq,
and that it would stay even is asked by the Iraqi government to leave.
- John Conyers

Shortly after we arrived in Baghdad,
we had another conversation with the ambassador.
He said that he wanted us to give him the timeline,
because we had 90 days to get these prisons operational
and transfer responsibility back to the Iraqis.
- Janis Karpinski

There is no doubt that Iraqis, like Australians and Americans,
love and desire freedom.
However, if freedom doesn't mean the right to complete self-determination,
unfettered by interests other than one's own,
then that freedom is less than worthless -
it's oppression.
- Amir Butler

I am confident that in the end freedom and democracy
will prevail over terror and tyranny.
We will win this war on terror - and when we do Americans,
the British, Iraqis, and people around the world will be more secure.
- Doc Hastings

While it may take generations of nurturing,
nations founded on and grounded in freedom will eventually overcome and prosper.
Once free, folks rarely accept anything less,
and that includes Iraqis.
- Trent Lott

I am told that the majority of Iraqis wanted Saddam removed from power,
but they were unwilling and were incapable of doing
the job themselves because they feared Saddam and knew
the pain and torture he was capable of inflicting upon them.
- Howard Coble

As I've said, there were patriots who supported this war,
and patriots who opposed it.
And all of us are united in appreciation for our servicemen and women,
and our hopes for Iraqis' future.
- Barack Obama

The act of voting by ordinary Iraqis in the face of
extreme danger confirms President Bush's belief that people around the globe,
when given a chance, will choose liberty and democracy
over enslavement and tyranny.
- John Ensign

We have exhausted all of our diplomatic effort to get
the Iraqis to comply with their own agreements and with international law.
Given that...
we have got to force them to comply,
and we are doing so militarily.
- Tom Daschle

On Jan.
30, millions of Iraqis will cast ballots in the country's
first fair and free election in decades,
marking continued progress in Iraq's transition toward
a country built on the pillars of democracy and freedom for all.
- Jim Gerlach

I argued that the Bush administration,
and the Coalition officials more recently,
didn't understand Iraqi society.
They thought it was a blank slate, that they could
use Iraqis as guinea pigs.
- Juan Cole

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson


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