Quotes and Sayings about Iraq



"Undoubtedly, there are members of the former regime that are cooperating in some fashion and then there are extremists that are within Iraq that are cooperating with them."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Fashion, Iraq)

"We've got to ensure that the quality and the capability of these forces will be good enough to withstand the challenges that the insurgents and the terrorists will present to the new Iraqi government."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Government, Quality, Present, Will)

"Certainly our goal is to leave Iraq, but we can't leave Iraq with our forces until we know that the Iraqi security forces are capable and efficient enough to defend the sovereignty of the nation."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Goal, Iraq, Nation, Security)

"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
(Related: Security, Will)

"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
(Related: Accomplishment, Duty, Fact, May, Security, Today)

"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
(Related: Building, Cooperation, Focus, Key, Security, Will)

"I think you also understand that one of the key things that's got to be done in Iraq is to build a mentality of understanding that the military needs to be subordinate to civilian control and respectful of its own people."
- John Abizaid
(Related: People, Control, Iraq, Key, Military, Needs, Understanding)

"But in the first Gulf war the United Kingdom was not under any threat from Iraq, and is still less so in the second one. Then there is no justification for obstructing freedom of information, particularly as nations have a right to know what their soldiers are being used for."
- Kate Adie
(Related: War, Being, First, Freedom, Information, Iraq, Justification, Nations, Right, Soldiers, United)

"I do not believe, given her past decisions and comments on the reasons to go to war in Iraq, that Dr. Rice will be able to represent the United States without a predetermined bias from the war."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: War, Decisions, Iraq, Past, states, United, Will)

"The advent of self-government for the Iraqi people is a watershed moment in their history."
- Todd Akin
(Related: History, People, Self)

"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
(Related: Equality, Power, People, America, Iraq, Land)

"It is even more so when it comes to Iraq, which is a large Arab country with scientific, material, and human resources and is able to accomplish, at the least, what Lebanon accomplished, and more."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Country, Iraq)

"The most significant indicator that there is no disaster in Iraq is the fact that there is no exodus."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Disaster, Fact, Iraq)

"The U.S. and Britain are incapable of controlling all of Iraq."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Iraq)

"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
(Related: Experience, America, Country, Palestine, Today)

"Iraq is a long way from the U.S., but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: Iraq, Leaders, Security, State, Weapons, Will)

"Saddam's goal is to achieve the lifting of U.N. sanctions while retaining and enhancing Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs. We cannot, we must not and we will not let him succeed."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: Goal, Destruction, Iraq, Succeed, Weapons, Will)

"Your message is stupid. Iraq is not afraid of you or anyone else when it has a right to claim. What you warned about is not on Iraq's agenda. Iraq is vital and powerful. It is not an opportunistic country. Your administration has not learned from the past."
- Mohammed Aldouri
(Related: Country, Iraq, Past, Right)

"The American invasion did not succeed in Vietnam, and will never succeed in Iraq."
- Mohammed Aldouri
(Related: American, Iraq, Succeed, Vietnam, Will)

"There are a growing number of conservatives and Republicans who, while they support the president and support the war in Iraq, wonder how many of these nation-building wars we're going to engage in and what the parameters of that are."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: War, Iraq, Nation, President, Republicans, Support, Wonder)

"We are succeeding in Iraq. Thank you, America."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: America, Iraq)

"With nearly 20 days until Iraq emerges as a free sovereign state for the first time in more than three decades, terrorists have increasingly targeted our country's infrastructure."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: Time, Country, First, Iraq, State)

"We are succeeding in Iraq. It's a tough struggle with setbacks, but we are succeeding."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: Iraq, Struggle)

"We are so appreciative of the men and women in uniform who are protecting us, whether in Afghanistan or Iraq or on ships around the world. For our security, they are taking the offensive to the terrorists overseas."
- George Allen
(Related: Men, Women, Afghanistan, Iraq, Security, Ships, World)

"These kids understood what is not immediately obvious; that they were going to pay the bills for tax cuts that had been passed today or in the last 4 years, and for the war in Iraq, because essentially we are borrowing money to do those things."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Money, War, Borrowing, Tax, Iraq, Kids, Obvious, Tax cuts, Today, Years)

"To do what we are doing in this budget to our children, cutting their health care funds, decreasing opportunity, simply so we can pay for tax cuts and a war in Iraq is beyond belief, and we need to reverse it."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Health, War, Opportunity, Belief, Care, Children, Tax, Iraq, Tax cuts)

"We are spending $1 billion a week in Iraq."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Iraq)

"God will roast their stomachs in hell at the hands of Iraqis."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: God, Hell, Will)

"They're not even within 100 miles of Baghdad. They are not in any place. They hold no place in Iraq. This is an illusion... they are trying to sell to the others an illusion."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Illusion, Iraq, Trying)

"Iraq has a new opportunity to comply with all these relevant resolutions of the Security Council."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Opportunity, Iraq, Security)

"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
(Related: Leadership, People, Opportunity, End, Isolation, Suffering)

"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
(Related: Iraq, Leaders, Question, Questions)

"The first war plan has failed because of Iraqi resistance. Now they are trying to write another war plan. Clearly, the American war planners misjudged the determination of the Iraqi forces."
- Peter Arnett
(Related: War, Determination, American, First, Now, Trying)

"Our reports about civilian casualties here, about the resistance of the Iraqi forces, are going back to the United States. It helps those who oppose the war when you challenge the policy to develop their arguments."
- Peter Arnett
(Related: War, Policy, Arguments, Challenge, states, United)

"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
(Related: People, Policy, American, Dying, Numbers, President, Will)

"I pray that this council, which will probably be too late to save Iraq, will do what it can, which will be immeasurably strong in what it does in trying to save our democracy."
- Ed Asner
(Related: Democracy, Iraq, Trying, Will)

"Long-term, we must figure out a way that the Kurdish territory within Iraq operates with a certain amount of autonomy so that they feel comfortable and safe going back."
- Les Aspin
(Related: Iraq)

"We should have done more damage to the Iraqi forces before they withdrew from the Kuwaiti theater."
- Les Aspin
(Related: Theater)

"What is the possible benefit? Can this material save lives? Can it improve the quality of life in Iraq? Can it tend to shape our perceptions of how war should and should not be conducted? Can it shape our perceptions of who should be conducting war and in what manner? And the answer to that is a clear yes."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Life, War, Quality, Iraq, Perceptions)

"Disarming Iraq is legal under a series of U.N. resolutions. Iraq is in flagrant violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions."
- Jose Maria Aznar
(Related: Legal, Iraq, Security)

"Latinos have fought in all of America's wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Many Latinos are fighting and dying for our country today in Iraq, just as several of their ancestors fought for freedom in Mexico over a century ago."
- Joe Baca
(Related: War, America, Beginning, Country, Dying, Fighting, Freedom, Iraq, Today)

"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
(Related: Society, Completion, Iraq)

"If today is your typical day in America, 80 of our fellow citizens will die from gunfire. In the last two weeks, more Americans have died from gunfire here at home in the United States than in the entire war in Iraq since it started."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Home, War, America, Americans, Day, Iraq, states, Today, United, Will)

"The American flag is an enduring symbol of liberty, democracy, and justice. It is fitting that the House act to protect it as we approach our nation's birthday, and as our men and women in uniform rally behind it in Iraq's battlefields."
- Joe Barton
(Related: Men, Women, Birthday, Act, American, Democracy, Iraq, Justice, Liberty, Nation, Symbol)

"Romania will continue to fulfil its obligations in Afghanistan and Iraq."
- Traian Basescu
(Related: Afghanistan, Iraq, Will)

"We should be proud of liberating the 26 million people in Iraq and should remember that this is why it is important to stick it out to it's successful conclusion."
- Evan Bayh
(Related: People, Successful, Iraq)

"During a trip to Iraq last fall, I visited our theater hospital at Balad Air Force Base and witnessed these skilled medical professionals in action and met the brave soldiers whose lives they saved."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Medical, Action, Force, Iraq, professionals, Soldiers, Theater)

"We cannot undo the past in this misguided war in Iraq."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: War, Iraq, Past)

"Let's be cautious about dreaming up extreme scenarios. The situation in Iraq is still salvageable."
- Rand Beers
(Related: Extreme, Iraq)

"We're seeing the development of tactics in Iraq, such as suicide bombing. Insurgents have been driving cars with explosives into hotels and office buildings. The recruitment may be even more prolific outside Iraq."
- Rand Beers
(Related: Development, Driving, Iraq, May, Office, Suicide)

"We take our international responsibilities very seriously and will not withdraw our troops from Iraq... Otherwise, the victims of terror in Madrid will have died in vain."
- Marek Belka
(Related: Iraq, Terror, Troops, Victims, Will)

"The situation in Iraq will be long, it will be expensive and it will be difficult. But in the end, Iraq will very much be worth it."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: End, Iraq, Will, Worth)

"There is no question that al-Qaida operatives are currently active in Iraq. A premature exit before the threat they represent has been dealt with would endanger America and the prospects of eventual peace in the Middle East."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: Peace, America, Iraq, Question)

"This is now a global war on terror and, indeed, it is important, it is imperative that we win in the battles in Afghanistan and that we win in the battles in Iraq. And as the gentleman from Georgia has mentioned, this is not something that is going to be quick and easy."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: War, Afghanistan, Gentleman, Iraq, Now, Quick, Terror)

"They have been saying for a long time that Iraq made an effort to import active uranium, and my colleague demonstrated the other day that they came to the conclusion that it was a fake document that everybody is relying upon."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Time, Day, Effort, Iraq, Saying)

"The U.N. is much more than the case of Iraq."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Iraq)

"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
(Related: Destruction, Self, Weapons)

"The inspections started in 1991, right after the Gulf War. One of the conditions for the ceasefire was that Iraq had to do away with all of its weapons of mass destruction - biological, chemical and nuclear weapons and long-range missiles."
- Hans Blix
(Related: War, Destruction, Iraq, Right, Weapons)

"On big issues like war in Iraq, but in many other issues they simply must be multilateral. There's no other way around. You have the instances like the global warming convention, the Kyoto protocol, when the U.S. went its own way."
- Hans Blix
(Related: War, Global warming, Iraq)

"I also hear your president say that war is the means of last resort and I think he means that. I met him last autumn and he assured me that they wanted to come through and disarm Iraq by peaceful means, and that's what we are trying to do as hard as we can."
- Hans Blix
(Related: War, Autumn, Iraq, President, Trying)

"Iraq did not spontaneously opt for disarmament. They did it as part of a ceasefire, so they were forced to do it, otherwise the war might have gone on. So the motivation has been very different."
- Hans Blix
(Related: War, Motivation, Iraq)

"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
(Related: Fear, Action, Destruction)

"Mr. Speaker, in the years since we enacted our attack against Iraq, the threat from Iran has only grown more difficult, and our capacity to meet that threat actually has diminished. It is one of the reasons many of us opposed that action against Iraq."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Action, Iraq, Years)

"We won the war, but we are losing the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq. It is past time for a new approach, one that relies on accountability, responsibility, and phasing down the scope of our military commitment."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Time, War, Commitment, Iraq, Losing, Military, Occupation, Past, Responsibility)

"We can no longer afford the war in Iraq. Our financial costs have already passed a third of a trillion dollars; the lifetime costs for this war, in both human and economic terms, will be borne by Americans for generations to come."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: War, Financial, Americans, Generations, Iraq, Will)

"At a time when 2500 American soldiers have given their lives for the cause of bringing democracy to Iraq, it is sad and frustrating to watch the Republican establishment disgrace the exercise of democracy in our own House of Representatives."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Time, American, Cause, Democracy, Disgrace, Exercise, Iraq, Republican, Soldiers)

"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
(Related: War, Choice, Freedom, Terror)

"Will we fight or will we retreat? That is the question that is posed to us. Some of my friends on the other side of the aisle often refer to Iraq as a distraction."
- John Boehner
(Related: Fight, Friends, Iraq, Question, Will)

"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
(Related: Being, Force, Freedom, Job, Police, Training)

"Before the trip began we mapped out three primary goals: 1) to see and meet with our American troops, and thank them for their bravery and sacrifice; 2) to assess the security situation in Iraq; and 3) to give our support to Iraq's national unity government."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, Sacrifice, American, Bravery, Iraq, Security, Support, Troops, Unity)

"We estimate that once Iraq acquires fissile material - whether from a foreign source or by securing the materials to build an indigenous fissile material capability - it could fabricate a nuclear weapon within one year."
- John Bolton
(Related: Iraq)

"America has survived and grown stronger through September 11th and subsequent wars with Afghanistan and Iraq and those who seek to do us harm. We have faced - and met - tremendous challenges ramping up a public health and safety system to protect Americans from future threats."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: Health, Afghanistan, America, Americans, Future, Harm, Iraq, Public, Safety)

"The war in Iraq has as much to do with terrorism as the administration has to do with compassion."
- Julian Bond
(Related: War, Compassion, Iraq, Terrorism)

"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
(Related: Son, Sacrifice, Chaos, Iraq, Soldiers)

"Our National Guard, as I think everybody knows, has provided about 40 percent of the boots on the ground in Iraq and in the conflict against Islamofascism. They went into that battle, being called up for their national security service, short of equipment."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Battle, Being, Conflict, Iraq, National security, Service)

"At a time when the insurgents are saying that time is working against them, my Democratic colleagues are introducing a measure to set a timetable for withdrawal in Iraq that will undercut the momentum that the insurgents themselves say we have built in Iraq."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Time, Iraq, Measure, Saying, Will)

"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
(Related: Progress, End, Iraq)

"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
(Related: Anxiety, Respect)

"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
(Related: Work, Chance, Democracy, Future, Want)

"You know, I wish the world well. I want Iraq to have democracy and the Haitians to have democracy. I want the people of Afghanistan to thrive. Lord knows, we spend enough money there to help them. What about people at home? Isn't that our first responsibility?"
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Money, People, Home, Afghanistan, Democracy, First, Help, Iraq, Responsibility, Want, World)

"Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely dismantle all weapons of mass destruction, and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: War, Agreement, Destruction, Iraq, Weapons)

"Iraq is a country that has been invaded. It's not a failing state that you want to help. It's a country that was functioning good or bad, with a horrible dictator, but you have invaded."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Country, Help, Iraq, State, Want)

"The notion that we won the war against Iraq is like saying we won a war against Arizona. I mean, the fact of the matter is it's not that big of a country. Nobody, I don't think, had any notion that we would do anything but win it."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: War, Country, Fact, Iraq, Saying)

"If we can rebuild Iraq, we can rebuild Illinois and Indiana and if we can do Baghdad, we can do Baltimore."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Iraq)

"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
(Related: Finance, Money, American, Congress, Elections, Wrong)

"Iraq is a better place, absolutely worth it."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: Iraq, Worth)

"There are 40,000 Iraqi police on duty around the country. If they detect an attack about to happen, the police are the ones who are supposed to stop it."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: Country, Duty, Police)

"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
(Related: Fact, Majority, Measure, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"We've thrown out Saddam and Saddam, dead or alive, is finished in Iraq."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: Iraq)

"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
(Related: War, People, Trying)

"Iraq has become, for better or for worse, the front on the war on terrorism, and so we've got to do this, and I can understand why congressmen and senators would take their responsibility seriously, but I think in the end we'll get the money."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: Money, War, End, Iraq, Responsibility, Senators, Terrorism)

"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
(Related: Success, People, Courage, Democracy, Months, Patience)

"I leave Iraq gladdened by what has been accomplished and confident your future is full of hope."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: Hope, Future, Iraq)

"So to recap: we may or may not be going to war with Iraq because Saddam may or may not have weapons of mass destruction, which he may or may not use, or pass to other terrorists groups with whom he may or may not have links."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: War, Destruction, Iraq, May, Weapons)

"I think the Iraq War is not particularly tailored to American interests."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: War, American, Iraq)

"I just want someone to explain to the American public why investing in transportation in Iraq is so much more important than investing in passenger rail right here in the United States of America."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: America, American, Iraq, Public, Right, states, United, Want)

"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
(Related: Time, Act, Thinking, Will)

"We must support initiatives that provide clear, concrete measures and milestones that our troops need for defeating the insurgency, building up Iraqi security forces, and handing over Iraq to the Iraqi people."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: People, Building, Iraq, Security, Support, Troops)

"The Republicans are running wild with our tax dollars and it's been a mistake to let this administration continue a policy of incompetence when it comes to Iraq."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Mistake, Policy, Tax, Incompetence, Iraq, Republicans, Running)

"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
(Related: People, Progress, American, Army, Needs)

"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
(Related: Finance, War, Building, Mission, Nation, Oil, Sales)

"It is past time for Republican leadership to answer for record deficits and reckless spending, both in Iraq and in the U.S. It's time for a plan to bring our troops home."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Home, Leadership, Time, Iraq, Past, Republican, Troops)

"The reality in Iraq is that we are creating new terrorists and severely damaging the public impression of the United States in the Muslim world."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Impression, Muslim, Iraq, Public, Reality, states, United, World)

"We must do everything we can to be more aggressive in confronting Syria about what they are doing in Iraq."
- Sam Brownback
(Related: Iraq)

"In Iraq we must succeed. Failure is not an option."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Failure, Iraq, Succeed)

"One can't doubt that the American objective in Iraq has failed - different plans have to be made. And the kernel here is the acknowledgement of defeat."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: American, Defeat, Doubt, Iraq)

"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
(Related: Country, Freedom, Majority, News, Support, Want)

"They appear to have had a higher voter turnout in Iraq than we did in our recent federal elections, and we didn't have terrorists threatening to kill our families if we voted."
- Conrad Burns
(Related: Elections, Iraq)

"Some have argued that confronting the threat from Iraq could detract from the war against terror. To the contrary, confronting the threat posed by Iraq is crucial to winning the war on terror."
- George W. Bush
(Related: War, Winning, Iraq, Terror)

"The United States prefers that Iraq meet its obligations voluntarily, yet we are prepared for the alternative."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Iraq, states, United)

"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
(Related: People, America, Freedom, states, United, Will)

"The tyrant has fallen, and Iraq is free."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Iraq)

"The once all-powerful ruler of Iraq was found in a hole, and now sits in a prison cell."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Iraq, Now, Prison)

"Iraq is no diversion. It is a place where civilization is taking a decisive stand against chaos and terror, we must not waver."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Civilization, Chaos, Iraq, Terror)

"America is a friend to the people of Iraq. Our demands are directed only at the regime that enslaves them and threatens us. When these demands are met, the first and greatest benefit will come to Iraqi men, women and children."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Women, People, Friend, America, Children, First, Iraq, Will)

"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
(Related: Power, Afghanistan, Interest, Iraq, Liberty, Nation)

"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
(Related: History, People, American, Iraq, Troops, Will)

"I also know that there are a lot of people around the United States who want my husband to win and who are for him and who support our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. And I feel good about those people, too."
- Laura Bush
(Related: HusbPeople, Afghanistan, Iraq, states, Support, Troops, United, Want)

"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
(Related: Love, Americans, Desire, Doubt, Freedom, Oppression, Right, Self)

"The young patriots now returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan and other deployments worldwide are joining the ranks of veterans to whom America owes an immense debt of gratitude."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: War, Gratitude, Afghanistan, America, Debt, Iraq, Now, Veterans)

"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
(Related: Money, American, Iraq, President, Security, Will)

"Mission accomplished? The mission in Iraq, as laid out by President Bush and Vice President Cheney, has failed."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: Iraq, Mission, President, Vice)

"The ongoing strife in Iraq, and the billions of dollars that the President is seeking to continue that war, give me little comfort that this Administration has learned from its mistakes in Iraq."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: War, Comfort, Iraq, Mistakes, President)

"That's driven by any number of factors, the most prominent of which have been the combat experience of two major campaigns - one in Afghanistan and the other in Iraq - and the ongoing demands of the global war on terrorism."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Experience, War, Afghanistan, Iraq, Terrorism)

"Deep down, the Iraqi people want the United States out. And their self-determination should be respected."
- Peter Camejo
(Related: People, Deep, Self, states, United, Want)

"The United States is not for democracy in Iraq, it's for setting up a puppet government."
- Peter Camejo
(Related: Government, Democracy, Iraq, states, United)

"But I contend that if we're providing total medical coverage for every man, woman, and child in Iraq, shouldn't we at least be doing the same thing for every man, woman, and child in the United States?"
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Medical, Iraq, Man, states, United, Woman)

"Victory is the most important aspect in Iraq, because victory in Iraq will help us have victory in the War on Terror."
- Andrew Card
(Related: War, Victory, Help, Iraq, Terror, Will)

"Victory is the only option. And we will be victorious in Iraq."
- Andrew Card
(Related: Victory, Iraq, Will)

"If the United States were to cut and run from Iraq, we would send a message of weakness that would embolden our terrorist enemies across the globe. A failed Iraq would destabilize the entire region and undermine U.S. national security for decades to come."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Enemies, Iraq, National security, states, United, Weakness)

"We owe our troops more than rhetoric; we owe them a real plan. The Administration has yet to put forward a strategy for achieving stability in Iraq, ending the conflict, and handing over sovereignty to the people of Iraq and the new Iraqi government."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Government, People, Strategy, Conflict, Ending, Iraq, Rhetoric, Stability, Troops)

"The longer we go without strong leadership from the Administration and until we see significant progress in the day-to-day lives of the Iraqi people, the more difficult it will become to sustain the support of the American people and Congress for the current course."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Leadership, People, Progress, American, Congress, Day, Support, Will)

"I know that my Republican colleagues are as ashamed as I am that the United States is forced to borrow over $1 trillion from foreign nations to pay for our national priorities like reconstruction of the gulf coast and the war in Iraq."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: War, Iraq, Nations, Priorities, Republican, states, United)

"Is puppy love the reason so many Americans are blind to the incompetence and waste of Republicans - who at a minimum are supposed to be good money managers - running Iraq reconstruction?"
- Margaret Carlson
(Related: Love, Money, Americans, Blind, Incompetence, Iraq, Managers, Reason, Republicans, Running, Waste)

"Of course, China is a key to the North Korea if we're going to solve that riddle, but they could also be helpful on Iraq, which is why it's important that we maintain a constructive dialogue with China."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Iraq, Key)

"We went into Iraq because Iraq posed a threat to the stability of the region and was engaged in the process of trying to develop weapons of mass destruction and had links to terrorists."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Destruction, Iraq, Stability, Trying, Weapons)

"I thought then, and I think now, that the invasion of Iraq was unnecessary and unjust. And I think the premises on which it was launched were false."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Thought, Iraq, Now)

"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
(Related: Car, People, Americans, Day, Reading, Suicide)

"We are at war to liberate Iraq, to protect the people of the United States and other countries from the devastating impact of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction being used by terrorists or the Iraqi government to kill thousands of innocent civilians."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Government, War, People, Being, Countries, Destruction, Iraq, states, United, Weapons)

"We know that if al Queda or one of these terrorist organizations were to get a weapon of mass destruction from Iraq, that they would have no hesitation about using it to catastrophic consequences; the potential is for hundreds of thousands of casualties."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Consequences, Destruction, Hesitation, Iraq, Potential)

"Our ties are deep and long-standing. We are dependent on each other. And no matter what the issue of the day, whether it be softwood lumber, whether it be a war in Iraq, we need to continue to work together."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: War, Work, Day, Deep, Iraq)

"Ironically, the Canadian naval vessels, aircraft and personnel in the Persian Gulf I mentioned earlier who are fighting terrorism will provide more support indirectly to this war in Iraq than most of the 46 countries that are fully supporting our efforts there."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: War, Countries, Fighting, Iraq, Support, Terrorism, Will)

"So we are disappointed that some of our closest allies, including Canada, have not agreed with us on the urgent need for this military action against Iraq."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Action, Canada, Iraq, Military)

"This war in Iraq is part of a larger effort to remove this terrorist threat from the planet."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: War, Effort, Iraq)

"On the issues that I care deeply about - the environment, Roe vs. Wade, the war in Iraq, with no weapons of mass destruction, the tax cuts that are now leading to deficits, I've got some deep issues with the president."
- Lincoln Chafee
(Related: War, Care, Deep, Destruction, Environment, Tax, Iraq, Leading, Now, President, Tax cuts, Weapons)

"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
(Related: Men, Women, People, Dream, American, Chance, Democracy, Iraq, Now)

"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
(Related: Money, People, Community, Iraq, Justice, Respect)

"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
(Related: Iraq, Solution, states, Will)

"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
(Related: Society, People, Actions, Americans, Living, Old, Tragedy, Weakness)

"The view that we hold in Iraq now is this - that democracy is associated with elections. I believe that elections are possible."
- Ahmed Chalabi
(Related: Democracy, Elections, Iraq, Now)

"Since January 2002, when the United States began detaining at Guantanamo Bay enemy combatants captured in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other fronts in the war on terror, critics have complained of human rights abuses."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: War, Afghanistan, Enemy, Rights, Human rights, Iraq, states, Terror, United)

"The Iraqi forces are conducting the Mother of all Retreats."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Mother)

"I can think of a lot of words to describe Senator Kerry's position on Iraq; "consistent" is not one of them."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Iraq, Words)

"Had the decision belonged to Senator Kerry, Saddam hussein would still be in power today in Iraq. In fact, Saddam Hussein would almost certainly still be in control of Kuwait."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Power, Control, Decision, Fact, Iraq, Today)

"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
(Related: People, Democracy, Iraq, Nations, Support, United)

"Iraq can emerge as a beacon of hope and democracy in the Middle East, and the world, with our help."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Hope, Democracy, Help, Iraq, World)

"We must remain steadfast in our commitment to our troops, and to those fighting for a free and democratic Iraq because freedom makes our country and the world a safer place."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Commitment, Country, Fighting, Freedom, Iraq, Troops, World)

"The Iraqi Free Press, which did not exist 18 months ago because there was no such thing as the Iraqi Free Press, broke a story about the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal, which could potentially turn out to be the largest scandal in history."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: History, Months, Oil, Press, Scandal)

"It would be immoral to walk away from the consequences of our actions, leaving behind anarchy and civil war in Iraq."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: War, Actions, Anarchy, Consequences, Iraq)

"If the prime minister really believes it, he must be the only person left who thinks that the recent bombs in London had no connection at all with his policy in Iraq."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Policy, Bombs, Connection, Iraq, London)

"My sense is that the majority of Conservatives share my reservations about how we got into Iraq."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Iraq, Majority, Sense)

"We are running out of time. We need a strategy to win in Iraq or an exit strategy to leave."
- Max Cleland
(Related: Time, Strategy, Iraq, Running)

"Bush does not want to go down in history as the president who lost in Iraq. His strategy to the extent he has one is to hang tough and let whoever succeeds him take the fall."
- Eleanor Clift
(Related: History, Strategy, Iraq, President, Want)

"The American taxpayer should not be treated more shabbily than debtors from other nations and we should be encouraging other nations to help rebuild Iraq's economy."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Encouraging, American, Economy, Help, Iraq, Nations)

"No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days - we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: War, Courage, American, Bravery, Fighting, Iraq, Right, Soldiers, Vote)

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Peace, Purpose, Destruction, Force, Iraq, Want, Weapons)

"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Destruction, Iraq, Weapons)

"There's no connection between al-Qaeda and Iraq."
- George Clooney
(Related: Connection, Iraq)

"The kind of Iraq that emerges from all of this is ultimately out of our hands."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Iraq)

"It is impossible to exaggerate the wide, and widening, gulf between the American attitude on the Iraq war and the view from our friends across the Atlantic."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: War, Attitude, American, Friends, Iraq)

"Conventional wisdom holds that setting a timetable for getting American troops out of Iraq would be a mistake."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Wisdom, Mistake, American, Iraq, Troops)

"Democrats are committed to mapping a new direction in Iraq, and we will work with the President and the new Defense Secretary to ensure that the will of the American people guides our future actions."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Work, People, Actions, American, Defense, Democrats, Direction, Future, Iraq, President, Will)

"I believe the American people spoke loud and clear to the Bush Administration in yesterday's election that they disapprove of the current direction in the war in Iraq. As a result, the President wasted no time in dumping Secretary Rumsfeld."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Time, War, People, American, Direction, Iraq, President, Result, Yesterday)

"Our top priority is our troops, who are making the extraordinary effort to fulfill the mission they have been given. Democrats will work with this Administration to better define that mission and a realistic expectation of success in Iraq."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Success, Work, Democrats, Effort, Expectation, Iraq, Mission, Troops, Will)

"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
(Related: Progress, President)

"When the government is handed over to the Iraqi Council on 30 June, many have declared, oh, the Americans must never leave because civil unrest may erupt. Well, I agree, we cannot abruptly depart, but Iraq needs to step up to the plate on 30 June."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Government, Americans, Iraq, June, May, Needs)

"Tonight, I concurred with President Bush when he stated that the decisions on future involvement of U.S. troops in Iraq should be left to the Pentagon and not politicians in Washington."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Decisions, Future, Iraq, Politicians, President, Troops, Washington)

"The closer Iraq approaches freedom and democracy, the more impediments and barriers the terrorists will erect."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Democracy, Freedom, Iraq, Will)

"As I have been saying for more than a year now, turning this vital mission over to the Iraqi people as soon as possible should remain a topic of debate for Congress while relying on our military commanders to set up the timetable."
- Howard Coble
(Related: People, Commanders, Congress, Debate, Military, Mission, Now, Saying)

"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
(Related: Power, Job, Majority, Pain)

"I think in national security, the war in Iraq is troublesome and a difficult challenge, but our troops and the military leaders we have are managing that situation, although it continues to be very risky and very dangerous."
- Thad Cochran
(Related: War, Challenge, Iraq, Leaders, Military, National security, Troops)

"I believe that the American administration of Iraq has been arrogant, has pursued policies that are illegal in international law and has been ignorant and incompetent. I said this very forthrightly to the senators."
- Juan Cole
(Related: American, Iraq, Law, Senators)

"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
(Related: Society, Thought)

"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
(Related: War, Thought, Iraq, Nationalism)

"Did you know that they introduced the 15 percent flat tax on individual and corporate income in Iraq? Something that some politicians very much wanted to push in the United States without success but in Iraq they do it."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Success, Corporate, Tax, Income, Iraq, Politicians, states, United)

"Genius, scholar, and war hero though he is, you have to admit - or maybe you should think about admitting - that George Bush might have rushed things a little in invading Iraq."
- Alan Colmes
(Related: War, Genius, Iraq)

"The American taxpayers should not have to send one more penny on the Administration's Iraq misadventure. Let's give our troops the supplies they need to get out of Iraq safely. Let's bring our troops home."
- John Conyers
(Related: Home, American, Iraq, Troops)

"Mr. Chairman, the price for continuing this war is too high, not only in budgetary terms, but in American lives, Iraqi civilian casualties blamed on America and in the steady increase in the terrorist ranks that this war is provoking around the globe."
- John Conyers
(Related: War, America, American)

"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
(Related: Confidence, Country, Fire, Intentions, Terrorism, Want)

"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
(Related: War, Body, Iraq, Support, Troops)

"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
(Related: Government, Intention, Iraq, Majority, Military, Opinion)

"The presence of American troops is fueling the insurgency in Iraq, as acknowledged by General Casey and numerous other experts, and is helping terrorist recruiters build their numbers across the globe."
- John Conyers
(Related: American, Experts, Iraq, Numbers, Troops)

"I can't accept collective responsibility for the decision to commit Britain now to military action in Iraq without international agreement or domestic support."
- Robin Cook
(Related: Action, Decision, Agreement, Iraq, Military, Now, Responsibility, Support)

"There were no international terrorists in Iraq until we went in. It was we who gave the perfect conditions in which Al Qaeda could thrive."
- Robin Cook
(Related: Iraq)

"The President's budget pays for only six months of the war in Iraq and completely overlooks the transition costs of Social Security reform. The Administration always lied about the cost of the Medicare drug bill."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: War, Iraq, Months, President, Reform, Security)

"Make no mistake, our troops will be in Afghanistan and Iraq for a long time."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Time, Mistake, Afghanistan, Iraq, Troops, Will)

"We came to Iraq to liberate them and to make our world a safer place."
- Larry Craig
(Related: Iraq, World)

"I'm going to vote in support of the president of the United States in keeping the troops in Iraq until the president and our military is convinced that the mission is complete."
- John Culberson
(Related: Iraq, Military, Mission, President, states, Support, Troops, United, Vote)

"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
(Related: Flying, Greece, Iraq)

"In terms of the idea of long-term occupation - I have been reading a little bit more about this period - and you can see in that occupation are many lessons for the current occupation of Iraq. So we have these connections that go way back that people aren't aware of."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: People, Idea, Iraq, Occupation, Reading)

"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
(Related: Effort, Force, Law)

"Iraq is not the only nation in the world to possess weapons of mass destruction, but it is the only nation with a leader who has used them against his own people."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Leader, People, Destruction, Iraq, Nation, Weapons, World)

"I'm very confident that the solutions that we are developing are going to be effective not only in application in Iraq, but also will be very helpful for potential homeland security situations as well."
- Geoff Davis
(Related: Iraq, Potential, Security, Will)

"The brave and capable women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have performed admirably."
- Susan Davis
(Related: Women, Afghanistan, Iraq)

"Tony Blair faced a massive defection from his own party ranks during voting around the intervention in Iraq. For our present purpose, the point is not that he survived the defection, but that he had to face it."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Purpose, Iraq, Party, Present, Voting)

"Many soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from serious, long-term, physical and mental health problems, due to their service. It is unconscionable to cut the already limited health care benefits available to these brave men and women."
- Mark Dayton
(Related: Health, Men, Women, Afghanistan, Benefits, Care, Iraq, Mental health, Problems, Service, Soldiers)

"The fact is that we wouldn't be in Iraq if it weren't for Democrats like Senator Kerry."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Democrats, Fact, Iraq)

"Someone earlier made a remark about losing 500 soldiers and 2,200 wounded in Iraq. Those soldiers were sent there by the vote of Sen. Lieberman, Sen. Edwards and Sen. Kerry. I think that is a serious matter."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Iraq, Losing, Soldiers, Vote)

"Nor should the U.S. military be forced to remain in Iraq essentially as an army for one side of a civil war."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: War, Army, Iraq, Military)

"It was Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda who attacked the U.S. on September 11, 2001, not Saddam Hussein and Iraq."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Iraq, Osama bin laden)

"Second, the resolution contains the blatantly false assertion that negotiating a timeline for bringing U.S. troops home with the Iraqi government undermines U.S. national security. Such a statement shows a misunderstanding of the enemy we face in Iraq."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Government, Home, Enemy, Iraq, National security, Resolution, Troops)

"The U.S. must renounce any U.S. interest in constructing permanent U.S. military bases in Iraq."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Interest, Iraq, Military)

"To the contrary, I believe the U.S. military has already done all that has been asked of them. Saddam Hussein is on trial. The threat from alleged weapons of mass destruction programs in Iraq has been neutralized."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Destruction, Iraq, Military, Weapons)

"The training and equipping of Iraqi security forces should be accelerated."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Security, Training)

"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
(Related: Actions, Cities, Security, Troops)

"Even the majority of the Sunnis have grown tired of foreign terrorists operating in Iraq."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Iraq, Majority)

"A timeline for bringing U.S. troops home that is negotiated with the Iraqi government would also boost the Iraqi government's legitimacy and claim to self-rule, and force the Iraqi government to take responsibility for itself and its citizens."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Government, Home, Force, Responsibility, Self, Troops)

"The U.S. cannot impose freedom, security, and unity in Iraq by force."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Force, Freedom, Iraq, Security, Unity)

"Similarly, establishing a firm timeline for bringing our troops home could accelerate the development of Iraqi security forces and deepen their commitment to defending their own country and their own government."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Government, Home, Development, Commitment, Country, Security, Troops)

"1 month ago the American people stopped to remember the third anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war. We thought first and foremost of the selflessness, patriotism and heroism by our troops, our National Guard and Reserves."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Patriotism, War, Thought, People, American, Beginning, First, Heroism, Iraq, Troops)

"A free and stable Iraq will be a shining light against the shadow of Islamic extremism."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Extremism, Iraq, Light, Shadow, Will)

"Today is a celebration of hope for the Iraqi people. The Iraqi people can now take control of their government and their future by creating a society that protects the rights endowed to us by our creator - life, liberty and freedom."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Government, Society, Life, People, Control, Hope, Freedom, Future, Rights, Liberty, Now, Today)

"The main thing that gives me hope is the media. We have radio, TV, magazines, and books, so we have the possibility of learning from societies that are remote from us, like Somalia. We turn on the TV and see what blew up in Iraq or we see conditions in Afghanistan."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Hope, Possibility, Afghanistan, Books, Iraq, Learning, Media)

"AIDS and malaria and TB are national security issues. A worldwide program to get a start on dealing with these issues would cost about $25 billion... It's, what, a few months in Iraq."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Iraq, Months, National security)

"Our military should spare no expense to ensure the safety of our troops, particularly as they confront a hostile insurgency and roadside bombs throughout Iraq."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Bombs, Iraq, Military, Safety, Troops)

"The terrorists know what is at stake, which is why they are pulling out all the stops to derail our efforts. They understand that a free and democratic Iraq is a serious blow to their interests."
- Elizabeth Dole
(Related: Iraq)

"Let me be clear, Mr. President, mistakes have been made in Iraq. And this operation has been far from perfect as evidenced by the fact that Zarqawi and other terrorists continue to wreak havoc throughout Iraq."
- Elizabeth Dole
(Related: Fact, Iraq, Mistakes, President)

"Iraq is the central battleground in the war on terror. The terrorists certainly know what is at stake, which is why they are pulling out all the stops to derail our efforts there. They know that a free and democratic Iraq is a serious blow to their interests."
- Elizabeth Dole
(Related: War, Iraq, Terror)

"In liberating Iraq, we have rid the nation and the rest of the world from the danger of Saddam Hussein."
- Elizabeth Dole
(Related: Danger, Iraq, Nation, Rest, World)

"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
(Related: Facts, Iraq, Media)

"As the Iraqi people better understand that Saddam Hussein and his regime are history, it is my hope that they will get behind the coalition effort to help them create a democratic government and rebuild their country."
- Pete Domenici
(Related: Government, History, People, Hope, Country, Effort, Help, Will)

"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
(Related: War, Being, Consequences, Country, Freedom, Future, Iraq, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Soldiers, World)

"According to various polls conducted, the single most important issue in last week's election was not the Iraq War, not the War on Terror, not even the economy. It was the cultural war."
- John Doolittle
(Related: War, Economy, Iraq, Terror)

"There is only one option in Iraq: that we win."
- Thelma Drake
"We don't mind that we still have troops in Germany, or that we still have troops in Japan or Korea. But they are not in danger, and we know that they are in danger in Iraq."
- Thelma Drake
(Related: Danger, Germany, Iraq, Mind, Troops)

"What I see as the greatest threat to America is that the American people will put political pressure on their leaders to pull out of Iraq before we should."
- Thelma Drake
(Related: People, America, American, Iraq, Leaders, Pressure, Will)

"My experience in Iraq made me realize, and during the recovery, that I could have died. And I just had to do more with my life."
- Tammy Duckworth
(Related: Experience, Life, Iraq)

"Well, we won the war. You know what that means. In twenty years, we'll all be driving Iraqi cars."
- Will Durst
(Related: War, Driving, Years)

"I think what he's - what he believes, and he may be correct, I don't know, that we have some intelligence information that leads us to know some things about what's going on in Iraq that we haven't revealed to others."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Intelligence, Information, Iraq, May)

"After all, we paid great prices because of the virtual partitioning of Iraq."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Iraq)

"So we are fulfilling our task in preventing serious armament stocks in Iraq within our possibilities."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Iraq, Possibilities)

"Well, that our main concern is that Iraq should not become a divided country."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Concern, Country, Iraq)

"I think we still have a chance if we continue with our work, if Iraq provides full cooperation, we should still be able to avoid a war."
- Mohamed ElBaradei
(Related: War, Work, Chance, Cooperation, Iraq)

"We now have the right to have immediate, unfettered access to any site in Iraq and we have the right to interview people, both inside and outside Iraq."
- Mohamed ElBaradei
(Related: People, Iraq, Now, Right)

"There are two types of courage involved with what I did. When it comes to picking up a rifle, millions of people are capable of doing that, as we see in Iraq or Vietnam. But when it comes to risking their careers, or risking being invited to lunch by the establishment, it turns out that's remarkably rare."
- Daniel Ellsberg
(Related: People, Courage, Being, Careers, Iraq, Vietnam)

"The election in Iraq clearly demonstrates that Iraqi people are like people everywhere. They desire to create a future in an environment that is safe and allows them to reach their full potential as human beings, whatever that potential may be."
- John Ensign
(Related: People, Desire, Environment, Future, Iraq, May, Potential)

"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
(Related: People, Belief, Act, Chance, Danger, Democracy, Extreme, Liberty, President, Tyranny, Voting, Will)

"And so there are so many good things going on all across Iraq and unfortunately that's not what the American people see on TV or they don't read a lot about it in the newspapers."
- Donald Evans
(Related: People, American, Iraq, Newspapers)

"As far as Iraq is concerned, let's not forget what the UNSCR is about, that the main consideration in Iraq is that there is a leader who has been developing weapons of mass destruction, and has been violating UN resolutions for over a decade."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Leader, Consideration, Destruction, Forget, Iraq, Weapons)

"Iraq did nothing to us. Iraq was not responsible for 9/11."
- Charles Evers
(Related: Iraq, Nothing)

"What President Bush did in his doctrine of preemptive strike and in his war in Afghanistan and in Iraq was to turn even his allies in Europe negatively toward America."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: War, Afghanistan, America, Doctrine, Europe, Iraq, President)

"The administration has a disturbing pattern of behavior when it comes to budgeting not only for the ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan but also for military requirements not directly related to these conflicts."
- Russ Feingold
(Related: Afghanistan, Behavior, Iraq, Military)

"I think the disarmament of Iraq is inevitable."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Iraq)

"I'm concerned about getting Iraq on its feet."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Feet, Iraq)

"The purpose of the UN mechanism, this inspection mechanism, is not to engage in a cat and mouse game with Saddam Hussein and try to find weapons that the Iraqi government is working on concealing."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Government, Purpose, Mouse, Weapons)

"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
(Related: Government, Peace, Country, Neighbors, Will)

"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
(Related: Government, Fact, Help, World)

"We know that there are various activities important to the insurgents in Iraq that are occurring in Syria."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Iraq)

"We have a substantial number of countries that have pledged and provided all kinds of support for the United States in the event that war becomes necessary in Iraq."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: War, Countries, Iraq, states, Support, United)

"We are a country that has many friends, many allies, when we operate in the world, we operate with friends and allies that's been true for decades and if we wind up going to war in Iraq it will be true in Iraq."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: War, Country, Friends, Iraq, Will, Wind, World)

"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
(Related: Intelligence, Training, Weapons)

"There have been linkages between the Iraqi government and al-Qaeda going back more or less a decade."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Government)

"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
(Related: Government, Work, Decision, Iraq, Key, Pressure)

"If we are lucky, and George W. Bush is right, we are about to witness the War of the Happy Iraqis."
- Howard Fineman
(Related: War, Right)

"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
(Related: People, Americans, Iraq, Right, Will)

"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
(Related: Government, Beginning, Question, Security)

"The situation in Iraq is dangerous but the regional situation is also very complicated and precarious."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: Iraq)

"We are ready to train new Iraqi forces outside Iraq. We did it in Abu Dhabi."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: Iraq)

"We were in opposition to the decision to go to war. But after the war happened, it was clear that you could not sit and look-there would be a breeding ground for terrorism or a new collapsed or failed state named Iraq!"
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: War, Decision, Breeding, Opposition, State, Terrorism)

"We will not send troops. Germany is not committed to Iraq - we will not commit ourselves with troops."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: Germany, Iraq, Troops, Will)

"Our troops are committed to bringing security to Iraq while its government matures. American forces will continue to accomplish their mission with caution, precision and honor with the thanks of a grateful nation."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Government, American, Caution, Honor, Iraq, Mission, Nation, Security, Troops, Will)

"I am encouraged by the news today that United States special operations personnel found, identified and killed the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the operational commander of the al-Qaeda led insurgency in Iraq. Al-Zarqawi was the public face of the insurgency."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Iraq, News, Public, states, Today, United)

"Most of the State of the Union will not be about Iraq. Most of the State of the Union will be about improving America's economy and providing greater access to health care for millions of American people, including senior citizens."
- Ari Fleischer
(Related: Health, People, America, American, Care, Economy, Iraq, State, Will)

"The president welcomes peaceful protests - it is a time-honored tradition. The president agrees violence is not the answer in Iraq, and that's why he hopes Saddam Hussein will disarm."
- Ari Fleischer
(Related: Time, Iraq, President, Tradition, Violence, Will)

"In a way, the American side descended to Saddam's level, which happens often in these types of circumstances. That is why the people in Iraq do not accept the current state of affairs."
- Dario Fo
(Related: People, American, Circumstances, Iraq, State)

"I firmly believe that as voters come to learn more and more about John Kerry and learn more and more about his message that they're going to want a President who is willing to address the fact that we didn't have a post-war plan in Iraq."
- Harold Ford
(Related: Fact, Iraq, Post, President, Want)

"Our brave soldiers and support personnel are engaged in a battle as important as any the United States has ever before waged, for the success of democracy in Iraq is a crucial test of the ideals this Nation was founded upon."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Success, Battle, Democracy, Ideals, Iraq, Nation, Soldiers, states, Support, United)

"We remain in Iraq because we know that sometimes liberty needs some nursing before it can grow on its own."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Iraq, Liberty, Needs)

"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
(Related: People, Successful, Courage, Elections, Future)

"I am an opponent of Saddam Hussein, but an opponent also, of the sanctions that have killed a million Iraqi children and an opponent of the United States' apparent desire to plunge the Middle East into a new and devastating war."
- George Galloway
(Related: War, Children, Desire, states, United)

"I have never solicited nor received money from Iraq for our campaign against war and sanctions. I have never seen a barrel of oil, never owned one, never bought one, never sold one."
- George Galloway
(Related: Money, War, Iraq, Oil)

"Iraq is a manufactured conflict for the sake of geopolitical dominance in the area."
- Janeane Garofalo
(Related: Conflict, Iraq)

"In fact, the Iraqi foreign minister admitted in March 2003 that Iraqi funds were sent to families of Palestinian suicide bombers who attacked and killed innocent Israeli citizens, and also 12 Americans in Israel in 2003."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Americans, Fact, Israel, March, Suicide)

"In addition, it is very likely that United States action in Iraq caused Iran to open its nuclear facilities for international inspection and suspend its uranium enrichment activities."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Action, Iraq, Open, states, United)

"Had the United States not acted in Iraq, Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi would likely not have declared his weapons programs, submitted to international inspections and voluntarily dismantled its programs."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Leader, Iraq, states, United, Weapons)

"Further, by acting decisively in Iraq, the United States has sent very strong signals to other nations that have been or could be terrorist sympathizers."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Acting, Iraq, Nations, states, United)

"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
(Related: Progress, Country, Democracy, First, Freedom, Iraq, Will)

"Since the ousting and capture of Saddam Hussein by U.S. forces, civil rights and personal freedoms have been restored in Iraq, as well as equal rights to all, not just to Saddam's entourage of terrorists."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Civil rights, Iraq)

"The transfer is a monumental occasion as the Iraqi people take control of their government and their future and forge ahead with creating a society governed by the tenets of life, liberty and freedom."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Government, Society, Life, People, Control, Freedom, Future, Liberty)

"United States and Coalition forces will remain in Iraq and will operate under American command as part of a multinational force authorized by the United Nations."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: American, Force, Iraq, Nations, states, United, Will)

"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
(Related: Freedom, March, Violence, Will)

"While not widely reported, our victories in Iraq are plentiful. National elections, a democratic parliament and the drafting of a constitution are just some of the victories throughout this embattled country."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Constitution, Country, Elections, Iraq, Parliament)

"Insurgents throughout Iraq continue to threaten our efforts and pose a danger to stability in the region. They fight not for their country, but rather against ours."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Country, Danger, Fight, Iraq, Stability)

"There are no black people in Iraq, so how will they know who to shoot at?"
- Greg Giraldo
(Related: People, Iraq, Will)

"The progressive movement against the war of occupation in Iraq is a reason for hope, as is resistance to free trade agreements in Latin America. Those are moments that we have to celebrate: that people still find the resolve and energy to resist."
- Danny Glover
(Related: War, People, Hope, America, Energy, Iraq, Moments, Occupation, Reason, Trade)

"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
(Related: Policy, Americans, Duty, Facts, Leaders, Nation, Sound)

"The progress in Iraq has not been without cost."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Progress, Iraq)

"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power."
- Al Gore
(Related: Power, Destruction, Iraq, Weapons, Will)

"The Iraq conflict, while not a cause of extremism, has become a cause for extremists."
- Porter Goss
(Related: Cause, Conflict, Extremism, Iraq)

"This president has been reluctant to hold anybody accountable. No one was held accountable after September the 11th. Nobody's been held accountable after the clear flaws in intelligence leading up to the war in Iraq."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Intelligence, War, Flaws, Iraq, Leading, President)

"We ought to recognize that we have an offensive responsibility to take the war to the terrorists where they are. That responsibility has waned in the last year as military and intelligence resources were withdrawn from Afghanistan and Pakistan to be used in Iraq."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Intelligence, War, Afghanistan, Iraq, Military, Responsibility)

"I had earlier concluded that a war with Iraq would be a distraction from the successful and expeditious completion of our aims in Afghanistan. Now I had come to question whether the White House was telling the truth."
- Bob Graham
(Related: War, Truth, Successful, Afghanistan, Completion, Iraq, Now, Question)

"Gen. Tommy Franks told me the war was being compromised as specialized personnel and equipment were being shifted from Afghanistan to prepare for the war in Iraq - a war more than a year away."
- Bob Graham
(Related: War, Afghanistan, Being, Iraq)

"I voted no on the resolution to give the president authority to go to war against Iraq. I was able to apply caveat emptor. Most of my colleagues could not."
- Bob Graham
(Related: War, Authority, Iraq, President, Resolution)

"In my judgment, the greatest risks are international terrorist groups like al Qaeda and Hezbollah. The war in Iraq has taken our attention off those priorities."
- Bob Graham
(Related: War, Attention, Iraq, Judgment, Priorities)

"I dare say there may be some men and women in the Armed Forces who are so decent that they would say: Give the Iraqi people money, we do not want to be paid back. That is the strength of our country."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Men, Women, Money, People, Strength, Country, May, Want)

"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
(Related: Character, Control, Constitution, Draft, Iraq, Nation, Now, Principles, Will)

"As the criminal, sinful war in Iraq enters its third year, the president goes to Europe to heal the wounds between the United States and its former allies, on his own terms of course."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: War, Europe, Iraq, President, states, United, Wounds)

"We invaded Iraq to change a totalitarian, despotic regime, and we have been successful there."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: Change, Successful, Iraq)

"Surely no issue unites us more than our appreciation for our military personnel who are bringing aid to devastated countries, defending us against terrorism, and fighting to make a free election possible in Iraq."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Appreciation, Countries, Fighting, Iraq, Military, Terrorism)

"While this debate today is a belated effort to inform the American people, it is nevertheless an empty gesture. It is time to admit our mistake in Iraq and begin to bring our troops home with honor."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Home, Time, Mistake, People, American, Debate, Effort, Honor, Iraq, Today, Troops)

"This war of choice in Iraq is undermining the very fabric of American society."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Society, War, American, Choice, Iraq)

"Bringing the troops home is necessary not just for the future of Iraq, but also for the people of the United States. We must stop the hemorrhaging of tax dollars that could go to meet our Nation's vital domestic needs."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Home, People, Future, Tax, Iraq, Nation, Needs, states, Troops, United)

"The American people have decided that it was a mistake to choose to go to war in Iraq."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: War, Mistake, People, American, Iraq)

"No one in this body wants to see terrorism and the rule of force prevail in Iraq. Some on the other side say otherwise, but I believe they know better."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Body, Force, Iraq, Terrorism)

"Of course, it's imperative that we stabilize Iraq and quickly reduce our armed role there."
- David Hackworth
(Related: Iraq)

"Syria is a terrorist state by any definition and is so classified by the State Department. I happen to think Iran is too. Iraq, Iran, Syria, they're all involved."
- Alexander Haig
(Related: Iraq, State)

"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
(Related: American, Fact, Freedom, Help, Idealism, Will, Wrong)

"The Committee's review of a series of intelligence shortcomings, to include intelligence prior to 9/11 and the pre-war intelligence on Iraq, clearly reveal how vital a diverse intelligence workforce is to our national security."
- Jane Harman
(Related: Intelligence, Committee, Iraq, National security)

"We've killed a million Iraqis since the start of the Gulf war - mostly by blocking humanitarian aid."
- Woody Harrelson
(Related: War)

"When Bush first got elected, the very first time there was talk of going to war with Iraq, the mainstream media gave his position total credibility. I didn't get it then, and I don't get it now."
- Ed Harris
(Related: Time, War, Credibility, First, Iraq, Media, Now, Talk)

"If today is anything like the typical day of the past 3 years, three American soldiers will die in Iraq or Afghanistan, the Taliban will get a little stronger in Afghanistan and the civil war will continue to be enhanced in Iraq."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: War, Afghanistan, American, Day, Iraq, Past, Soldiers, Today, Will, Years)

"The road ahead is not easy. Iraq is currently the center of the war on terror."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: War, Iraq, Road, Terror)

"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
(Related: War, People, Americans, Democracy, End, Freedom, Terror, Tyranny, Will, World)

"Leaving Iraq without military assistance during its transition, and before it is stable enough to ensure its own citizens' security, would pose a tremendous risk. We must complete our mission."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Iraq, Military, Mission, Risk, Security)

"What our men and women in uniform are doing is providing for the Iraqi people and other surrounding nations the opportunity to see, to taste and to experience the democracy that equals freedom and ultimately justice."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Experience, Men, Women, People, Opportunity, Democracy, Freedom, Justice, Nations, Taste)

"I have been to Iraq on a number of occasions. I was with the first group that went in."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: First, Iraq)

"As we get closer to the end of this Congress, we should be addressing the urgent needs of the American people - the war in Iraq, affordable health care, a sensible energy policy, quality education for our children, retirement security, and a sound and fair fiscal policy."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: Education, Health, War, Quality, People, Policy, American, Care, Children, Congress, End, Energy, Iraq, Needs, Retirement, Secur)

"Instead, we did take our eye off the ball. We decided, instead of finishing the job in Afghanistan, to go into Iraq. And today, unfortunately, if you look at the situation on the ground, it is a mess."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: Afghanistan, Eye, Iraq, Job, Today)

"It was stunning actually, because what you would hope for from our national leaders is some reflection, some understanding that the situation that we encountered in Iraq was not what we expected, that it was not what he said it would be."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: Hope, Iraq, Leaders, Reflection, Understanding)

"In the case of Iraq, notwithstanding the violence there at the moment, the very fact that a hideous regime - responsible for genocide, for the use of chemical and biological weapons, aggression against two neighbors - has been removed in itself is a positive development."
- Jose Ramos Horta
(Related: Development, Positive, Aggression, Fact, Genocide, Iraq, Neighbors, Violence, Weapons)

"Our nation must manage significant national security challenges over the next several years. We are already facing a potential conflict with Iraq, new challenges on the Korean peninsula, and key decisions in the president's plans to transform the military."
- Duncan Hunter
(Related: Conflict, Decisions, Iraq, Key, Military, Nation, National security, Potential, President, Years)

"I think the American people have been surprised by the enthusiasm with which the Iraqis have taken to elections and politics."
- Duncan Hunter
(Related: Politics, People, Enthusiasm, American, Elections)

"A genuinely democratic Iraq might well act as a fresh spur."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Act, Iraq)

"We, Britain and Germany, can neither of us be happy about our handling of the Iraq war."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: War, Germany, Iraq)

"It was essentially for self defence that we went to war in Afghanistan and would go to war in Iraq."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: War, Afghanistan, Iraq, Self)

"No military timetable should compel war when a successful outcome, namely a disarmed Iraq may be feasible without war, for example by allowing more time to the UN inspectors."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Time, War, Successful, Example, Iraq, May, Military)

"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
(Related: Truth, People, Court, Respect, Will)

"You know me... If you are Iraqi, you know me."
- Saddam Hussein
"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
(Related: Sacrifice, America, Children, Iraq, Weapons, Will)

"I said I'm the president of Iraq... I did not say deposed."
- Saddam Hussein
(Related: Iraq, President)

"If you are Iraqi, you know who I am... and you know that I do not tire. I am the president of Iraq and I refuse to answer these questions because this court is illegitimate."
- Saddam Hussein
(Related: Court, Iraq, President, Questions)

"Remember the valiant Iraqi peasant and how he shot down an American Apache with an old weapon."
- Saddam Hussein
(Related: American, Old)

"I was hit many times in various parts of the body, including my right leg, and thank God I am recovering. I was also severely wounded in my left leg. Iraqi and French doctors will conduct an operation shortly and, God willing, I will recover."
- Uday Hussein
(Related: God, Body, Doctors, Right, Will)

"The true credit for our safety and security goes to our men and women who are serving in places like Iraq and Afghanistan in the global war on terrorism."
- Asa Hutchinson
(Related: Men, War, Women, Afghanistan, Credit, Iraq, Safety, Security, Terrorism)

"We can be proud of our record as an international beacon of liberty. From fostering democracies in Eastern Europe to the stabilization of Iraq and Afghanistan, we have been true to that calling and helped spread freedom to oppressed peoples everywhere."
- Kay Bailey Hutchison
(Related: Afghanistan, Europe, Freedom, Iraq, Liberty)

"We in Congress need to support the American forces in every conceivable way, giving them the tools to continue to convert, capture or kill terrorists and the time to equip the Iraqi security forces."
- Bob Inglis
(Related: Time, American, Congress, Giving, Security, Support, Tools)

"As we continue to make great progress in the war on terror, now more than ever, it is important that members of the international community stand-by and bolster the efforts of the emerging diplomatic leaders in Iraq and Afghanistan."
- James Inhofe
(Related: War, Progress, Afghanistan, Community, Iraq, Leaders, Now, Terror)

"Iraq is not about oil."
- Bobby Ray Inman
(Related: Iraq, Oil)

"The President's speech suggested to me that were we to follow his leadership, we will be in Iraq not for months, but for years. I also hope I am wrong on this."
- Daniel Inouye
(Related: Leadership, Hope, Iraq, Months, President, Speech, Will, Wrong, Years)

"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
(Related: Home, Countries, Daughters, Iraq, Needs, Responsibility, Security, Sons, Will)

"Things are difficult enough about Iraq without the Federal Government suppressing the truth about Iraq."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Government, Truth, Iraq)

"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
(Related: People, American, Difficulties, Fact, Information, Iraq)

"The people of Iraq are grateful for what the people of the United States of America and our armed forces and our coalition forces are giving them the opportunity to do."
- Johnny Isakson
(Related: People, Opportunity, America, Giving, Iraq, states, United)

"The birth of democracy in Iraq is one of the great positive changes of our era."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Positive, Democracy, Iraq)

"Those people who want to express their religious beliefs on public property should enjoy the same rights that we provide to those protesting the war in Iraq."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: War, People, Beliefs, Rights, Iraq, Property, Public, Religious, Want)

"Resolution 1441 does not give anyone the right to an automatic use of force. Russia believes that the Iraqi problem should be regulated by the Security Council, which carries the main responsibility for ensuring international security."
- Igor Ivanov
(Related: Force, Resolution, Responsibility, Right, Russia, Security)

"The resolution has made a real threat of war go away and opens the way for further work in the interests of a political- diplomatic settlement of the situation around Iraq."
- Igor Ivanov
(Related: War, Work, Iraq, Resolution)

"We believe the use of force against Iraq, especially with reference to previous resolutions of the UN Security Council, has no grounds, including legal grounds."
- Igor Ivanov
(Related: Legal, Force, Iraq, Security)

"You've gotten words about those American and Iraqi deaths and mutilations, but precious few images."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: American, Words)

"Both of our wars in Iraq were, on American television, largely bloodless."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: American, Iraq, Television)

"George W. Bush and Tony Blair had to convince the world that Saddam Hussein represented an imminent threat. Tony Blair lied when he claimed that Iraq could launch a chemical or biological attack within 45 minutes."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Iraq, World)

"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
(Related: People, Community)

"We are all happy when U.S. soldiers are killed week in and week out. The killing of U.S. soldiers in Iraq is legitimate and obligatory."
- Walid Jumblatt
(Related: Iraq, Killing, Soldiers)

"The Syrian regime is helping the insurgency in Iraq and allowing all kinds of militants to come in and out, and go to Iraq to attack random soldiers and innocent people."
- Walid Jumblatt
(Related: People, Iraq, Soldiers)

"The consequence of Mr. Bush's and Blair's historic lie that the reason for invading Iraq was weapons of mass destruction, is that everything is being doubted."
- Walid Jumblatt
(Related: Lie, Being, Destruction, Iraq, Reason, Weapons)

"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
(Related: Time, July, Responsibility, Training)

"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
(Related: Intelligence, Control, Iraq, Military)

"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
(Related: Conversation, Responsibility)

"That policy was abandoned very quickly, and the military police were tagged with the responsibility of conducting training, which they did. We were not equipped or set up with personnel to recruit new Iraqi guards."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Policy, Military, Police, Responsibility, Training)

"I've seen looting around the world and thought I knew the best looters in the world. The Iraqis excel at that."
- David Kay
(Related: Thought, World)

"I would also point out that many governments that chose not to support this war - certainly, the French president, Jacques Chirac, as I recall in April of last year, referred to Iraq's possession of WMD."
- David Kay
(Related: War, April, Iraq, Possession, President, Support)

"In my judgment, based on the work that has been done to this point of the Iraq Survey Group, and in fact, that I reported to you in October, Iraq was in clear violation of the terms of U.N.Resolution 1441."
- David Kay
(Related: Work, Fact, Iraq, Judgment, October)

"Sen. Edward Kennedy knows very directly. Senator Kennedy and I talked on several occasions prior to the war that my view was that the best evidence that I had seen was that Iraq indeed had weapons of mass destruction."
- David Kay
(Related: War, Destruction, Iraq, Weapons)

"And like I say, I think we've got other cases other than Iraq. I do not think the problem of global proliferation of weapons technology of mass destruction is going to go away, and that's why I think it is an urgent issue."
- David Kay
(Related: Technology, Destruction, Iraq, Weapons)

"As leader of the effort of the Iraqi Survey Group, I spent most of my days not out in the field leading inspections. It's typically what you do at that level. I was trying to motivate, direct, find strategies."
- David Kay
(Related: Leader, Effort, Leading, Trying)

"However one feels about the war in Iraq, realize that our troops deserve our support 100 percent."
- Ric Keller
(Related: War, Iraq, Support, Troops)

"It's now clear that from the very moment President Bush took office, Iraq was his highest priority as unfinished business from the first Bush Administration. His agenda was clear: find a rationale to get rid of Saddam."
- Edward Kennedy
(Related: Business, First, Iraq, Now, Office, President)

"The United States armed forces and coalition troops deserve recognition and support for their work to remove Saddam Hussein from power, and ensure the safety and security of the American people, civilians abroad, and the people of Iraq."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Work, Power, People, American, Iraq, Safety, Security, states, Support, Troops, United)

"Americans have been given goals to achieve in Iraq, but not the standards by which to measure progress. And the only assurance Americans have been given that we can reach those goals is to trust the President and his Administration at their word."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Trust, Progress, Goals, Americans, Iraq, Measure, President, Word)

"If you look beyond the short term violence and instability, you do see significant activities on the part of the Iraqi people that indicate they understand the commitment necessary to govern themselves. It's not clear how they will do it, but it never is."
- Bob Kerrey
(Related: People, Commitment, Violence, Will)

"We are not going to abandon Iraq."
- Zalmay Khalilzad
(Related: Iraq)

"Success in Iraq will be a major setback for terrorists and a major asset for the security of this region. The struggle for Iraq is the struggle for the future of the world."
- Zalmay Khalilzad
(Related: Success, Future, Iraq, Security, Struggle, Will, World)

"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
(Related: People, Confidence, Results, Vote, Voting)

"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
(Related: Work, Iraq, Will)

"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
(Related: Government, People, Feet, Future, Iraq, Unity, Will)

"As fighting in Iraq intensifies, President Bush delivered his supplemental war budget to Congress. The money will cover 30 days of fighting, then we'll be sent one war every other month until we cancel our subscription."
- Craig Kilborn
(Related: Money, War, Congress, Fighting, Iraq, President, Will)

"President Bush spent last night calling world leaders to support the war with Iraq and it is sad when the most powerful man on earth is yelling, 'I know you're there, pick up, pick up."
- Craig Kilborn
(Related: War, Earth, Iraq, Leaders, Man, Night, President, Support, World)

"Unquestionably, the mission in Iraq has become more dangerous and difficult."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Iraq, Mission)

"We can all be proud of our men and women in the military who are following their orders, carrying out their missions and sacrificing so much to give the Iraqi people a chance for a more peaceful and prosperous future."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Men, Women, People, Chance, Future, Military)

"We went into Iraq because Saddam Hussein refused to account for his weapons of mass destruction, consistently violated UN resolutions and in a post-9/11 world no American president could afford to give Saddam Hussein the benefit of the doubt."
- Peter King
(Related: American, Destruction, Doubt, Iraq, Post, President, Weapons, World)

"Well, first, the situation in Afghanistan is much better than it was. But there is no comparison between Afghanistan and Iraq. Iraq has a bureaucracy, Iraq has wealth. Iraq has an educated class of people who are positioned to come in and take over."
- Peter King
(Related: People, Wealth, Afghanistan, Bureaucracy, Class, First, Iraq)

"As far as Iraq, the important thing is that the Taliban is gone in Afghanistan, three-quarters of the al-Qaida leadership is either dead or in jail, and we now have Saudi Arabia working with us, Pakistan working with us."
- Peter King
(Related: Leadership, Afghanistan, Iraq, Now)

"In the post-9/11 world you cannot give him the benefit of the doubt. As a result of our going into Iraq, not only is Saddam Hussein gone, but Qaddafi has given up his weapons of mass destruction and tremendous progress is being made in Iraq."
- Peter King
(Related: Progress, Being, Destruction, Doubt, Iraq, Post, Result, Weapons, World)

"The solution really has to lie within the Iraqi people."
- Steve King
(Related: Lie, People, Solution)

"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
(Related: Job)

"My level of cynicism about the reasons that took us to war against Iraq remain just as well-developed as they were before I went."
- Ted Koppel
(Related: War, Cynicism, Iraq)

"There's been an increase in the number of Iraqis in training, but more Americans are dying and violence is increasing."
- Lawrence Korb
(Related: Americans, Dying, Training, Violence)

"Doves oppose war on the grounds that the risks exceed the gains. War with Iraq could be very costly, possibly degenerating into urban warfare."
- Charles Krauthammer
(Related: War, Doves, Iraq)

"Iraq does not pose an imminent threat to the United States of any of its neighboring nations."
- Dennis Kucinich
(Related: Iraq, Nations, states, United)

"Democracy still has a real hope and chance in Iraq, and true freedom in this country would be the greatest testament to those who gave their lives for it."
- Mary Landrieu
(Related: Hope, Chance, Country, Democracy, Freedom, Iraq)

"Insurgents have capitalized on popular resentment and anger towards the United States and the Iraqi government to build their own political, financial and military support, and the faith of Iraqi citizens in their new government has been severely undermined."
- Tom Lantos
(Related: Anger, Faith, Government, Financial, Military, Popular, Resentment, states, Support, United)

"A stable Iraq at peace with its neighbors will remain elusive until we improve both the security and the economic environment in Iraq."
- Tom Lantos
(Related: Peace, Environment, Iraq, Neighbors, Security, Will)

"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
(Related: Fight, Security, Stability, Terrorism)

"The Iraqis have once again failed to meet a deadline for a final draft of the constitution."
- Matt Lauer
(Related: Constitution, Draft)

"Iraqis have held elections and have recently put together their government, all encouraging developments."
- James A. Leach
(Related: Government, Encouraging, Elections)

"Why do the President and Vice-President constantly change the subject when asked to explain why things are going so badly in Iraq? The answer is simple. They have been consistently wrong about Iraq, and the results speak for themselves."
- Patrick Leahy
(Related: Change, Iraq, President, Results, Vice, Wrong)

"I think we should take Iraq and Iran and combine them into one country and call it Irate. All the pissed off people live in one place and get it over with."
- Denis Leary
(Related: People, Country, Iraq)

"Calling a taxi in Texas is like calling a rabbi in Iraq."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Iraq)

"The "Axis of Evil" was - and is - very real, as the tyrants of Iran, Iraq, and North Korea knew full well."
- Michael Ledeen
(Related: Iraq)

"Like Afghanistan before it, Iraq is only one theater in a regional war. We were attacked by a network of terrorist organizations supported by several countries, of whom the most important were Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Saudi Arabia."
- Michael Ledeen
(Related: War, Afghanistan, Countries, Iraq, Network, Theater)

"The Pentagon still has not given a name to the Iraqi war. Somehow 'Operation Re-elect Bush' doesn't seem to be popular."
- Jay Leno
(Related: War, Name, Popular)

"The Bush administration said today there is a lot of support for us to attack Iraq. Exxon, Mobil, Texaco, Chevron, they're all lining up."
- Jay Leno
(Related: Iraq, Support, Today)

"I've been giving free money seminars for the troops at Walter Reed Hospital and one of the Iraqi War Vets realized that the military wouldn't pay for the dental work he needed."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: Money, War, Work, Giving, Military, Troops)

"We have defeated Saddam Hussein and Iraq. The good news is Iraq is ours, and the bad news is Iraq is ours."
- David Letterman
(Related: Iraq, News)

"A lot of folks are still demanding more evidence before they actually consider Iraq a threat. For example, France wants more evidence. And you know I'm thinking, the last time France wanted more evidence they rolled right through Paris with the German flag."
- David Letterman
(Related: Time, Example, France, Iraq, Paris, Right, Thinking)

"Experts say that Iraq may have nuclear weapons. That's bad news - they may have a nuclear bomb. Now the good news is that they have to drop it with a camel."
- David Letterman
(Related: Experts, Iraq, May, News, Now, Weapons)

"Iraq's elite Republican Guard is doing so badly they're changing their name to the Democratic Guard."
- David Letterman
(Related: Iraq, Name, Republican)

"The intelligence failures with respect to Iraq were massive and have damaged our credibility around the world."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Intelligence, Credibility, Iraq, Respect, World)

"The liberation of Iraq is a crucial advance in the campaign against terror."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Iraq, Terror)

"The terrorist attacks of September 11th and the courageous actions of our armed forces in Afghanistan and Iraq remind us that friends of tyranny and enemies of freedom still exist."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Actions, Afghanistan, Enemies, Freedom, Friends, Iraq, Tyranny)

"Dr. Rice's record on Iraq gives me great concern. In her public statements she clearly overstated and exaggerated the intelligence concerning Iraq before the war in order to support the President's decision to initiate military action against Iraq."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Intelligence, War, Action, Decision, Concern, Iraq, Military, Order, President, Public, Support)

"If we have a chance of succeeding and bringing stability and democracy to Iraq, it will mean learning from our mistakes, not denying them and not ignoring them."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Chance, Democracy, Iraq, Learning, Mistakes, Stability, Will)

"Our safety at home and the cause of freedom abroad is largely contingent upon our success in Iraq."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Home, Success, Cause, Freedom, Iraq, Safety)

"We have reached an important milestone and achieved a new momentum in reaching a goal all Americans should embrace - building a secure, peaceful, democratic Iraq that is no longer a threat to the United States or the international community."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Goal, Americans, Building, Community, Iraq, states, United)

"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
(Related: Work, Cooperation, Fact, Freedom, Iraq, Nothing, Remarkable)

"Let us also reflect on the honorable service of our men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces currently serving our country overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan, and around the world."
- John Linder
(Related: Men, Women, Afghanistan, Country, Iraq, Service, World)

"In just three years, Iraq has achieved immense progress. It has had three successful elections in which 80% of their citizens voted, even while being threatened with death."
- John Linder
(Related: Death, Successful, Progress, Being, Elections, Iraq, Years)

"The U.S. Forces are winning in Iraq. It is to be hoped that they will win at home also."
- John Linder
(Related: Home, Winning, Iraq, Will)

"We need the UN, to deal with the threats to our common security from nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, not only in the case of Iraq. They must be tackled by the international community together, by strengthening conventions, treaties and agreements."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Community, Iraq, Security, Weapons)

"In a case like Iraq the UN has again shown what important role it plays as the guarantor for protecting international peace and stability in the global political structure."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Peace, Iraq, Stability)

"The Administration has made critical mistakes and errors in judgment leading up to the war in Iraq. The President refuses to acknowledge these mistakes, and thus, no corrective action has been taken to prevent these problems from happening again."
- Zoe Lofgren
(Related: War, Action, Errors, Iraq, Judgment, Leading, Mistakes, President, Problems)

"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
(Related: Freedom, Generations, May, Nations, Will)

"The Bush administration also was not straightforward about the intelligence it had, releasing tenuous information that fit its goal of attacking Iraq. I feel deceived."
- Ken Lucas
(Related: Intelligence, Goal, Information, Iraq)

"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
(Related: Iraq, Troops)

"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
(Related: Time, Country, Security)

"If the United States leads a multinational force into Iraq without United Nations backing, Canada should fight beside its neighbour. We've gone from being a middle power to a muddle power on this one."
- Peter MacKay
(Related: Power, Being, Canada, Fight, Force, Iraq, Nations, states, United)

"Iraq now says that it will, after all, destroy its missiles. President Bush said, 'Please, I used to pull the same trick. There'd be an intervention, I'd make a big show of pouring out the liquor and then there was a case under the floorboards.'"
- Bill Maher
(Related: Iraq, Liquor, Now, President, Will)

"Last year I traveled to the Middle East to visit with troops in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: Afghanistan, Iraq, Troops, Visit)

"The photographs of Iraqi prisoners being subjected to degrading and humiliating treatment by their captors, and the reports of acts of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and other acts of maltreatment shock the conscience."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Abuse, Being, Conscience, Treatment)

"I really think Canada should get over to Iraq as quickly as possible."
- Paul Martin
(Related: Canada, Iraq)

"We've got to recognize that when we march into Iraq, we're setting up the card tables in front of every university in the Arab world, the Islamic world, to recruit for al-Qaida."
- Chris Matthews
(Related: Iraq, March, University, World)

"Well, the right-wing policy with regard to Israel - the people who don't want to deal with Arafat, who don't want a Palestinian state - the whole sort of right-wing view is consistent with the view toward Iraq. It's the same policy and the same people."
- Chris Matthews
(Related: People, Policy, Iraq, Israel, Right, State, Want)

"And then there's Israel - a lot of people support Israel, and it's important to Israel to take out Iraq. So it's all mixed together. It's a combination of motives."
- Chris Matthews
(Related: People, Iraq, Israel, Motives, Support)

"Our armed forces will fight for peace in Iraq, a peace built on more secure foundations than are found today in the Middle East. Even more important, they will fight for two human conditions of even greater value than peace: liberty and justice."
- John McCain
(Related: Peace, Fight, Iraq, Justice, Liberty, Today, Value, Will)

"We must win in Iraq. If we withdraw, there will be chaos; there will be genocide; and they will follow us home."
- John McCain
(Related: Home, Chaos, Genocide, Iraq, Will)

"A free and prosperous Iraq will be a major blow to the terrorists and their desire to establish a safe haven in Iraq where they can plan and plot attacks."
- Scott McClellan
(Related: Desire, Iraq, Will)

"In survey after survey, the Iraqi people say, 'We want to choose our leaders.'"
- Scott McClellan
(Related: People, Leaders, Want)

"The new troops in Iraq need to be Iraqi troops."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: Iraq, Troops)

"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
(Related: Men, Time, Women, Opportunity, First, Security, Vote)

"This election is a critical step in that overall plan - transforming the Iraqi government into a fully constitutional one, able to secure its own borders and ensure the safety of its citizens."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Government, Safety)

"We are particularly interested in the mental health programs and policies that support our troops and their families before, during, and after deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Health, Afghanistan, Iraq, Mental health, Support, Troops)

"Last month, the Iraqi people went to the polls, voting in their first free election in more than 50 years."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: People, First, Voting, Years)

"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
(Related: Government, Building, Iraq, Nations)

"Regrettably, it has become clear that torture of detainees in United States custody is not limited to Abu Ghraib or even Iraq. Since Abu Ghraib, there have been increasing reports of torture."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Iraq, states, United)

"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
(Related: Americans, Burden, Iraq)

"The reality is that we have missed a lot of opportunities in Iraq because of a failed policy."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Policy, Iraq, Reality)

"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
(Related: Work, American, Country, Police, Security)

"Forty-five percent of Iraqi citizens think it is morally okay to attack American troops."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: American, Troops)

"For three years now, our brave men and women in uniform have done everything their country has asked of them, yet President Bush still does not have a plan to win the peace in Iraq and bring our troops home."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Home, Men, Peace, Women, Country, Iraq, Now, President, Troops, Years)

"Our own State Department polls say that 80 percent of Iraqis view the United States as an unpopular occupier."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: State, states, United)

"Americans simply ask for, not just Democrats in the House but also the Senate has asked the President for a clear plan as it relates to dealing with the issue of Iraq and our troops and making sure that we can bring families together in the very near future."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: Americans, Democrats, Future, Iraq, President, Senate, Troops)

"I consider that 9/11 was the day when war was started against my own work and against myself. Even though we are not sure of the links, Iraq was one of the countries that did not lower its flags in mourning on 9/11."
- Adam Michnik
(Related: War, Work, Countries, Day, Flags, Iraq, Mourning)

"America must continue diplomacy, even as we continue the war, to expand the coalition of the willing to share the burden of war and to share the responsibility and the economic cost of rebuilding Iraq."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: War, America, Burden, Diplomacy, Iraq, Responsibility)

"The only way the French are going in is if we tell them we found truffles in Iraq."
- Dennis Miller
(Related: Iraq)

"The motivation for war is simple. The U.S. government started the war with Iraq in order to make it easy for U.S. corporations to do business in other countries. They intend to use cheap labor in those countries, which will make Americans rich."
- Michael Moore
(Related: Business, Government, War, Motivation, Americans, Corporations, Countries, Iraq, Labor, Order, Will)

"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
(Related: Enemy, Revolution, Numbers, Occupation, Will)

"The Iraq War marked the beginning of the end of network news coverage. Viewers saw the juxtaposition of the embedded correspondents reporting the war as it was actually unfolding and the jaundiced, biased, negative coverage of these same events in the network newsrooms."
- Dick Morris
(Related: War, Negative, Beginning, End, Events, Iraq, Network, News)

"We need to stop spending money on death, the war in Iraq and on enhancing the lives of the people in our own country."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Money, War, Death, People, Country, Iraq)

"No candidate can win a presidential race advocating gay marriage and opposing the military action in Iraq."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Marriage, Action, Gay, Iraq, Military, Race)

"The president is being denounced for not taking the kind of pre-emptive action in Afghanistan that he has been so passionately denounced for taking in Iraq. Damned if he does and damned if he doesn't."
- Ferdinand Mount
(Related: Action, Afghanistan, Being, Iraq, President)

"According to Richard Clarke, the former White House counterterrorism chief, Bush was so obsessed with Iraq that he failed to take action against Osama Bin Laden despite repeated warnings from his intelligence experts."
- Ferdinand Mount
(Related: Intelligence, Action, Experts, Iraq, Osama bin laden)

"Any solution for the Iraqi problem cannot be reached without Arabs and Arab participation."
- Amr Moussa
(Related: Participation, Solution)

"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
(Related: People, Fear, Iraq, Security, Terrorism)

"The Iraqi people are living better lives now than three year ago, no longer living in fear."
- Tim Murphy
(Related: People, Fear, Living, Now)

"In the span of three years, the Iraqi people participated in three elections, drafted a constitution, and elected a new government. While more work remains, this is remarkable progress."
- Tim Murphy
(Related: Work, Government, People, Progress, Constitution, Elections, Remarkable, Years)

"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
(Related: Home, War, Gratitude, Fight, Freedom, Liberty, Terror, Troops, Valor, Years)

"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
(Related: History, Iraq, Terrorism)

"We haven't been out in many of these countries helping them build infrastructure. How would they look at us today if we had been there helping them with some of that, rather than just being the people who are going to bomb in Iraq and go to Afghanistan?"
- Patty Murray
(Related: People, Afghanistan, Being, Countries, Iraq, Today)

"There's a lot of peer pressure to not do positive stories out of Iraq... I think there's a sense that the administration got a pass during the hot days of war and now that the war is over it's time to even out the deck somewhat."
- Jerry Nachman
(Related: Time, War, Positive, Iraq, Now, Pressure, Sense)

"What is being talked about now is the probability of the Sharon government launching an attack against Lebanon to eliminate the resistance of Hezbollah by using the American war against Iraq. But, of course, in this case, we will certainly fight with all our strength."
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Related: Government, War, Strength, American, Being, Fight, Iraq, Now, Will)

"A democratic and stable Iraq and Afghanistan are essential to our broader efforts to make no place safe for terrorists and to win the War on Terrorism."
- Ben Nelson
(Related: War, Afghanistan, Iraq, Terrorism)

"You would have thought that after 9/11 the president would have finished the job in Afghanistan, and kept the focus on capturing Bin Laden and his al-Qaeda deputies, but he and his team gave top priority to their original plan to invade Iraq."
- Bill Nelson
(Related: Thought, Afghanistan, Focus, Iraq, Job, President)

"It's what the Iraqi people are going through right now. They have encountered a victorious, hostile force-but, you know, there they still are. There their culture is, there their history is, they're not going anywhere."
- Michael Nesmith
(Related: History, People, Culture, Force, Now, Right)

"But so far, you know who's been violating the nuclear nonproliferation pact day and night? Those who signed it. Iran, Iraq, Libya and Iran violates it while calling for Israel's destruction and racing to develop atomic weapons to that end."
- Benjamin Netanyahu
(Related: Day, Destruction, End, Iraq, Israel, Night, Racing, Weapons)

"Howard Dean is not the first politician to distort facts in his own interests. But many activists in the party he now leads are puzzled over what he thinks he is accomplishing politically. Is it good politics to contend that Iraq was better off under Saddam Hussein than even a flawed Islamic republic?"
- Robert Novak
(Related: Politics, Facts, First, Iraq, Now, Party)

"There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq and there are patriots who supported the war in Iraq. We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America."
- Barack Obama
(Related: War, People, America, Iraq, Stars, states, United)

"Our combat mission is ending, but our commitment to Iraq's future is not."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Commitment, Ending, Future, Iraq, Mission)

"We've persevered because of a belief we share with the Iraqi people - a belief that out of the ashes of war, a new beginning could be born in this cradle of civilization. Through this remarkable chapter in the history of the United States and Iraq, we have met our responsibility. Now, it's time to turn the page."
- Barack Obama
(Related: History, Time, War, People, Civilization, Belief, Beginning, Iraq, Now, Remarkable, Responsibility, states, United)

"Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terrorism have reduced the pace of military transformation and have revealed our lack of preparation for defensive and stability operations. This Administration has overextended our military."
- Barack Obama
(Related: War, Afghanistan, Iraq, Military, Preparation, Stability, Terrorism)

"Of course, violence will not end with our combat mission. Extremists will continue to set off bombs, attack Iraqi civilians and try to spark sectarian strife. But ultimately, these terrorists will fail to achieve their goals."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Goals, Bombs, End, Mission, Violence, Will)

"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
(Related: War, Women, Appreciation, Future, United)

"The U.S. army confirmed that it gave a lucrative fire fighting contract in Iraq to the firm once run by the Vice President Dick Cheney without any competitive bidding. When asked if this could be conceived as Cheney's friends profiting from the war, the spokesman said 'Yes.'"
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: War, Army, Fighting, Fire, Friends, Iraq, President, Vice)

"The Canadian government continues to say they will not help us if we go to war with Iraq. However, the prime minister of Canada said he'd like to help, but he's pretty sure that last time he checked, Canada had no army."
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: Government, Time, War, Army, Canada, Help, Iraq, Pretty, Will)

"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
(Related: Man, News, Talk)

"In fact, it struck me when we invaded last year that if we did it without European and East Asian support, we were risking losing our alliance in Europe in exchange for Iraq, and that is a very undesirable exchange."
- William Odom
(Related: Alliance, Europe, Fact, Iraq, Losing, Support)

"But I would make it unambiguously clear that we are going to withdraw, and if Iraq falls into civil war and if all these unhappy things occur, we're just going to have to accept them."
- William Odom
(Related: War, Iraq)

"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
(Related: War, Germany, Iraq, World, World war)

"It was not in our interest to enter Iraq in the first place."
- William Odom
(Related: First, Interest, Iraq)

"It was, however, in the interest of Osama bin Laden for us to destroy a secular Arab leader; it was very much in the interest of the Iranians because they wanted revenge against Saddam Hussein for Iraq's invasion in 1980."
- William Odom
(Related: Leader, Interest, Iraq, Osama bin laden, Revenge)

"So the idea that you could put Kurds, Shiite Arabs, and Sunni Arabs in a nice, liberal, federal system in Iraq in a short amount of time, six months or a year, boggles the mind."
- William Odom
(Related: Time, Idea, Iraq, Liberal, Mind, Months)

"Second, recent polls over there show that the majority of Iraqis want us to leave precipitously."
- William Odom
(Related: Majority, Want)

"Americans were told repeatedly by President Bush and Vice President Cheney that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. None were ever found."
- John Olver
(Related: Americans, Destruction, Iraq, President, Vice, Weapons)

"The conduct of President Bush's war of choice has been plagued with incompetent civilian leadership decisions that have cost many lives and rendered the war on and occupation of Iraq a strategic policy disaster for the United States."
- John Olver
(Related: Leadership, War, Policy, Choice, Decisions, Disaster, Iraq, Occupation, President, states, United)

"So a truthful assessment of how America is doing in the war on terror as a result of President Bush's war on Iraq is that we have been set back by decades."
- John Olver
(Related: War, America, Iraq, President, Result, Terror)

"President Bush's war on Iraq is viewed broadly in Islamic communities as an attack on Islam, and thus the President has alienated a large part of one fifth of the world's population."
- John Olver
(Related: War, Islam, Iraq, Population, President, World)

"In the remaining months, we should focus on achieving more robust international involvement in training of Iraqi soldiers, police officers, judges, teachers, and doctors - all key elements needed to end the sectarian and civil conflict and build Iraq's future."
- John Olver
(Related: Conflict, Doctors, End, Focus, Future, Iraq, Judges, Key, Months, Police, Soldiers, Teachers, Training)

"Clearly, a stable, unified and democratic Iraq cannot be achieved militarily by the U.S."
- John Olver
(Related: Iraq)

"America has also forever lost the service of thousands of good soldiers who are now disabled as a result of battle wounds in Iraq. Many others will need mental and emotional rehabilitation before they can return to normal life."
- John Olver
(Related: Life, America, Battle, Iraq, Now, Result, Service, Soldiers, Will, Wounds)

"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
(Related: Opportunity, Iraq, Months, Will)

"It matters not what your individual position is on either war we are currently prosecuting - in Iraq or Afghanistan - certainly we can all agree protesting at military funerals is a cruel and unnecessary hardship on our military families during their most difficult hour."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: War, Afghanistan, Funerals, Hardship, Iraq, Military)

"From the bitter cold winter at Valley Forge, to the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq, our soldiers have courageously answered when called, gone where ordered, and defended our nation with honor."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Afghanistan, Honor, Iraq, Mountains, Nation, Soldiers, Winter)

"It will take years to bring Iraq the democracy it deserves."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Democracy, Iraq, Will, Years)

"Surrender your forces and give yourselves and your troops the opportunity to be a part of Iraq's future and not a part of Iraq's past."
- Peter Pace
(Related: Opportunity, Future, Iraq, Past, Surrender, Troops)

"We prefer that the leaders of the Iraqi armed forces do the honorable thing; stop fighting for a regime that does not deserve your loyalty."
- Peter Pace
(Related: Fighting, Leaders, Loyalty)

"The bottom line is that after we defeat the armed forces of Iraq, that we will want to and need to provide stability throughout that country."
- Peter Pace
(Related: Country, Defeat, Iraq, Stability, Want, Will)

"I would love to go back and help rebuild that country and help - you know, kind of like what's going on with Iraq right now. You know, they've got a new government in place. They're trying to rebuild the country. I would love for that to happen in Cuba also."
- Rafael Palmeiro
(Related: Government, Love, Country, Help, Iraq, Now, Right, Trying)

"In the years since 9/11, more terrorists have been created through this President's policies than were captured or killed. There weren't any terrorists in Iraq in 2003, but there are now."
- Bill Pascrell
(Related: Iraq, Now, President, Years)

"While I do not hesitate to applaud certain aspects of the resolution honoring the sacrifices of our courageous soldiers who are risking their lives in Iraq, I cannot be supportive of capitalizing on these very sacrifices for political gain."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: Gain, Iraq, Resolution, Soldiers)

"Although I voted against the initial resolution approving the war in Iraq, I have consistently voted to support our troops with much-needed armor and supplies."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: War, Iraq, Resolution, Support, Troops)

"Cliches about supporting the troops are designed to distract from failed policies, policies promoted by powerful special interests that benefit from war, anything to steer the discussion away from the real reasons the war in Iraq will not end anytime soon."
- Ron Paul
(Related: War, Cliches, End, Iraq, Troops, Will)

"The president led us into the Iraq war on the basis of unproven assertions without evidence; he embraced a radical doctrine of pre-emptive war unprecedented in our history; and he failed to build a true international coalition."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: War, History, Doctrine, Iraq, President, Radical)

"Let's win the peace and democracy the good people of Iraq so richly deserve after decades of tyranny."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Peace, People, Democracy, Iraq, Tyranny)

"And in Iraq we tried to implement the same policy that was so successful in Saudi Arabia, but Saddam Hussein didn't buy. When the economic hit men fail in this scenario, the next step is what we call the jackals."
- John Perkins
(Related: Men, Policy, Successful, Iraq)

"We've built the largest empire in the history of the world. It's been done over the last 50 years since World War II with very little military might, actually. It's only in rare instances like Iraq where the military comes in as a last resort."
- John Perkins
(Related: History, War, Iraq, Military, World, World war, Years)

"There is no doubt that, with the exception of a very small number of people close to a vicious regime, the people of Iraq have been liberated and they understand that they've been liberated."
- Richard Perle
(Related: People, Doubt, Iraq)

"The progress in Iraq is still fragile. And it could still be reversed. Iraq still faces innumerable challenges, and they will be evident during what will likely be a difficult process as the newly elected Council of Representatives selects the next prime minister, president, and speaker of the council."
- David Petraeus
(Related: Progress, Faces, Iraq, President, Will)

"Not all the Americans in Iraq are those who torture and murder, or course they're not, I don't know how many are doing it, I know it is systematic throughout the United States military I think that's been revealed."
- John Pilger
(Related: Americans, Iraq, Military, Murder, states, United)

"Iraq is just a symbol of the attitude of western democracies to the rest of the world."
- Harold Pinter
(Related: Attitude, Iraq, Rest, Symbol, World)

"We were reminded first-hand of the work that still needs to be done in Iraq on the security front when insurgents fired five rounds into the base while we were still meeting with the nurses."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Work, First, Iraq, Meeting, Needs, Nurses, Security)

"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
(Related: Government, Life, People, Opportunity)

"Kids coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan deserve to come back to 21st century medical care."
- Anthony Principi
(Related: Medical, Afghanistan, Care, Iraq, Kids)

"We would like UN resolutions to be enforced, including on Iraq."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Iraq)

"It's true that the question of Iraq divided Europe."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Europe, Iraq, Question)

"The problem is that the Iraqi people are facing atrocities from both sides - Zarqawi and also the American troops at times. The Zarqawi groups uses car bombs, the Americans use other bombs. You also know what they do in the prisons."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Car, People, American, Americans, Bombs, Troops)

"I have no idea what the U.S. intends to do further there and what would be the reaction of the Iraqi people. I only know that the sole option is to leave Iraq to the Iraqi people."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: People, Idea, Iraq)

"I think the elections have gone well, although there is so much insecurity in Iraq. So far during the counting of ballots, there has not been a significant complaint. We have to wait to see what the outcome of the counting is."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Complaint, Elections, Insecurity, Iraq)

"The Iraq war took priority over domestic disaster prevention."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: War, Disaster, Iraq, Prevention)

"I am struck by how casually we as a nation react to the carnage in Iraq."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Iraq, Nation)

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

"I mean, we've had all these awful pictures from the prison in Iraq and these sort of memos floating around about justifying torture, all this kind of stuff. And it makes you want to take a shower, you know?"
- Ron Reagan
(Related: Iraq, Prison, Want)

"We're in danger of breaking our army and preventing our national leaders from having the flexibility to confront not just Iraq and Afghanistan, but crises around the globe."
- Jack Reed
(Related: Afghanistan, Army, Danger, Flexibility, Iraq, Leaders)

"If we don't have accurate information, if we are not able to tell difficult truth one to another, we will never be able to effectively design a policy for Iraq."
- Jack Reed
(Related: Design, Truth, Policy, Information, Iraq, Will)

"Having committed ourselves to Iraq, we must prevail, and to prevail, we must fund all of the requirements for our military. We must do it adequately and promptly, and the administration is doing neither."
- Jack Reed
(Related: Iraq, Military)

"We are today, in this country, convulsed by the situation in Iraq. It is an extraordinary crisis. It is taxing our men and women in uniform, and it is certainly taxing our resolve."
- Jack Reed
(Related: Men, Women, Country, Crisis, Iraq, Today)

"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
(Related: Family, War, Peace, Afghanistan, Iraq, Loss, Right)

"We know that there are unaccounted-for Scud and other ballistic missiles in Iraq. And part of the problem is that, since 1998, there has been no way to even get minimal information about those programs except through intelligence means."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: Intelligence, Information, Iraq)

"We needed to go back on the offense and offer clear leadership on Iraq."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: Leadership, Iraq)

"Our policies toward Iraq simply are to protect the region and to protect Iraq's people and neighbors."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: People, Iraq, Neighbors)

"Any time you have a situation in which you are calling for more time rather than calling for Iraq to immediately comply, it plays into the hands of Saddam Hussein."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: Time, Iraq)

"The President, in talking about freedom and democracy, is sparking a wave of very positive democratic sentiment that might help us override both Islamic fundamentalism that has formed in that region, and also some of the hatred for our policies of invading Iraq."
- Bill Richardson
(Related: Positive, Democracy, Freedom, Hatred, Help, Iraq, President, Sentiment, Talking)

"This is the year of Katrina and Iraq. How the war ends is more important than how it began. However you feel about the war, you have to be compassionate and loving towards our troops."
- Geraldo Rivera
(Related: War, Iraq, Troops)

"With our Reserve and Guard units playing increasingly important roles in the war on terror and in Iraq, it is unacceptable to make them jump through any unnecessary hurdles."
- Pat Roberts
(Related: War, Iraq, Terror)

"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
(Related: Government, Security, Support, Training)

"One year after the United States led the invasion of Iraq, the country remains extremely dangerous not only to our troops, but also to the stability of the world."
- Jay Rockefeller
(Related: Country, Iraq, Stability, states, Troops, United, World)

"We were told by the president that we had no alternative but to go into Iraq because of the threat that Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction posed, but to date, these weapons have not been found."
- Jay Rockefeller
(Related: Destruction, Iraq, President, Weapons)

"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
(Related: Community, Country, Iraq, Safety, Stability, Will)

"We have to bring stability to Iraq, otherwise we will be faced with a future dilemma of sending our loved ones into harms way to stop a civil war or the rise of a new tyrant born from the instability that we created."
- Jay Rockefeller
(Related: War, Future, Iraq, Stability, Will)

"Our military is doing everything it can to equip Iraq's forces so our troops can come home as soon as possible, but we cannot leave until the job is done."
- Mike Rogers
(Related: Home, Iraq, Job, Military, Troops)

"January 30th will be a historic day for the Middle East and the world. The Iraqi people will take the next step toward a free and democratic society as they place their votes for a transitional Iraqi government."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: Government, Society, People, Day, Will, World)

"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
(Related: Government, War, American, Being, Iraq, Now)

"We can't have a failure in Iraq, but we also can't be there for the next 10 years because if we are, it's going to become, I think, a failure in and of itself."
- Dennis Ross
(Related: Failure, Iraq, Years)

"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
(Related: Ability, America, Cunning, Fact, Fight, Fighting, Weapons)

"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
(Related: Force, Iraq, Months, Today, Will)

"Should we freeze or postpone prospective tax cuts and avoid any new tax cuts until we are sure we have the money to pay for the war on terrorism and the war in Iraq."
- Tim Russert
(Related: Money, War, Tax, Iraq, Tax cuts, Terrorism)

"Looking at the high cost of occupation in Iraq and the needs we have in this country, would it not have been better to have smaller tax cuts in order to keep down the deficits."
- Tim Russert
(Related: Country, Tax, Iraq, Needs, Occupation, Order, Tax cuts)

"Of course, I'm drawn to a place like Iraq because It's the biggest story of our generation."
- Joe Sacco
(Related: Iraq)

"Iraq may get peace and stability through restoring it's sovereignty under participation of all Iraqi factions and sectarian groups, who must rebuild a new democratic, free and independent Iraq."
- Ali A. Saleh
(Related: Peace, Iraq, May, Participation, Stability)

"French Yemeni relations are strong and good, they are relations depending on friendship and cooperation; my relationship with the president Chiraq are old and real."
- Ali A. Saleh
(Related: Friendship, Cooperation, Old, President)

"Before our kids start coming home from Iraq in body bags and women and children start dying in Baghdad, I need to know, what did Iraq do to us?"
- Susan Sarandon
(Related: Home, Women, Body, Children, Dying, Iraq, Kids)

"Athletes as role models and heroes is a hoax, a sick hoax. The men and women who are fighting in Iraq, they are the true heroes."
- Gale Sayers
(Related: Men, Women, Athletes, Fighting, Heroes, Iraq)

"The Iraqi military are able to deploy these weapons within 45 minutes of a decision to do so."
- John Scarlett
(Related: Decision, Military, Weapons)

"This was a report from a single source. It was an established and reliable line of reporting. It was quoted from a senior Iraqi military officer in a position to know this information."
- John Scarlett
(Related: Information, Military)

"I would love to see the French spending money to restore Iraq."
- Bob Schaffer
(Related: Love, Money, Iraq)

"Three years into the war, tens of thousands of American troops remain targets of a growing Iraqi insurgency."
- Jan Schakowsky
(Related: War, American, Troops, Years)

"Because the Bush Administration will set no timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, both chambers of Congress acted to make sure our troops will not be left in Iraq indefinitely."
- Jan Schakowsky
(Related: Congress, Iraq, Troops, Will)

"And we've also had now the speaker of the Parliament in Iraq using blatantly anti-Semitic remarks, saying the Jews and sons of Jews are the problem of all the violence that's in Iraq."
- Jan Schakowsky
(Related: Iraq, Now, Parliament, Saying, Sons, Violence)

"'The war in Iraq - if Osama was a Christian - it's the Christmas present he never would have expected."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: War, Christian, Christmas, Iraq, Present)

"We are tangled in a very significant Islamic insurgency in Iraq."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: Iraq)

"The Iraq war was fought by one-half of one percent of us. And unless we were part of that small group or had a relative who was, we went about our lives as usual most of the time: no draft, no new taxes, no changes. Not so for the small group who fought the war and their families."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: War, Draft, Iraq, Taxes)

"The war in Iraq has been extremely divisive here at home, and has also divided the world community."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: War, Home, Community, Iraq, World)

"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
(Related: Intelligence, Failure, Destruction, Investigation, Iraq, Needs, Weapons)

"It is now conventional wisdom that Americans do not care why we went to war in Iraq, that it is enough that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: War, Wisdom, Americans, Care, Iraq, Now, World)

"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
(Related: Blind, Force, Iraq, Problems, Question)

"Nevertheless, I do know that we are part of a danger zone, we have military operations in Afghanistan and we're training the Iraqi police force. The terrorists also have us in their sights."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Afghanistan, Danger, Force, Military, Police, Training, Zone)

"And now when we hear that Iran and Iraq plan to cooperate more closely and that a fundamentalist is coming to power in Tehran - a man about whom we cannot be sure that he is absolutely averse to terrorism - it is very worrisome."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Power, Iraq, Man, Now, Terrorism)

"No country in history ever sent mothers of toddlers off to fight enemy soldiers until the United States did this in the Iraq war."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: History, War, Country, Enemy, Fight, Iraq, Mothers, Soldiers, states, United)

"This question about Iraq has gotten personal."
- Gerhard Schroder
(Related: Iraq, Question)

"A devastating commentary on the war in Iraq is that we have been unable to spend money on infrastructure."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Money, War, Iraq)

"Before and during the first phase of the war his administration repeatedly maligned the UN but now, that Iraq has turned into a quagmire, it is asking the UN for help."
- Peter Schuyler
(Related: War, First, Help, Iraq, Now)

"What is the first thing we did when we took control of Iraq? Protect the oil fields. Remember the administration quote about how the oil would pay for the war."
- Peter Schuyler
(Related: War, Control, First, Iraq, Oil)

"What was the reason for invading Iraq' Was it a humanitarian crusade or an economic one' I would be inclined to say the latter. It was the same with the Civil War, because the landed gentry's money was being stolen by the king."
- Dougray Scott
(Related: Money, War, Being, Iraq, Reason)

"The Iraqi elections were an important first step."
- Brent Scowcroft
(Related: Elections, First)

"If Iraq were to descend into chaos, the Europeans would feel the effects just as much as we would."
- Brent Scowcroft
(Related: Chaos, Iraq)

"To sum up, the position we took was that since we didn't know the internal situation in Iraq nor Saddam Hussein, that our best bet was to take counsel from the people who did know him and who did deal with him."
- Brent Scowcroft
(Related: People, Iraq)

"Many Sunnis, who are still stuck in the Saddam era mindset and believe Iraq belongs to them, are trying to prevent a new country from developing at all."
- Brent Scowcroft
(Related: Country, Iraq, Trying)

"Saddam's ouster will not necessarily lead to the same result, since Iraq lacks democratic traditions. Democracy doesn't just consist of holding elections."
- Brent Scowcroft
(Related: Democracy, Elections, Iraq, Result, Traditions, Will)

"The Iraqis need help establishing a government. We have to provide them with security."
- Brent Scowcroft
(Related: Government, Help, Security)

"The UN could help the Iraqi government get on its feet and help the United States withdraw a bit more."
- Brent Scowcroft
(Related: Government, Feet, Help, states, United)

"But the central point is that any campaign against Iraq, whatever the strategy, cost and risks, is certain to divert us for some indefinite period from our war on terrorism."
- Brent Scowcroft
(Related: War, Strategy, Iraq, Terrorism)

"The men and women who serve this great nation, whether they are stationed in Iraq, Fort Riley, or the Korean Peninsula, or they serve us at home as our community first responders, serve because they believe in America."
- Kathleen Sebelius
(Related: Home, Men, Women, America, Community, First, Iraq, Nation)

"When I decided to stay in Iraq, I decided to take the fear out of my body and put it into a freezer."
- Asne Seierstad
(Related: Fear, Body, Iraq)

"Iraq continues to be an immense disaster, and the President has no apparent plan for getting our troops out."
- Jose Serrano
(Related: Disaster, Iraq, President, Troops)

"Iraq assumes responsibility for its own future... They have got to step up."
- Jeff Sessions
(Related: Future, Iraq, Responsibility)

"Iran, Libya and Syria are irresponsible states, which must be disarmed of weapons of mass destruction, and a successful American move in Iraq as a model will make that easier to achieve."
- Ariel Sharon
(Related: Successful, American, Destruction, Iraq, states, Weapons, Will)

"The promise of America is one immigration policy for all who seek to enter our shores, whether they come from Mexico, Haiti or Canada, there must be one set of rules for everybody. We cannot welcome those to come and then try and act as though any culture will not be respected or treated inferior. We cannot look at the Latino community and preach "one language." No one gave them an English test before they sent them to Iraq to fight for America."
- Al Sharpton
(Related: Policy, Act, America, Canada, Community, Culture, English, Fight, Iraq, Language, Promise, Rules, Will)

"I would love to support Hillary for president if she would come out against the travesty in Iraq. But I don't think she can speak out against the occupation because she supports it."
- Cindy Sheehan
(Related: Love, Iraq, Occupation, President, Support)

"The war in Iraq will end, our troops will come home, Bush will be impeached and he will be brought to justice."
- Cindy Sheehan
(Related: War, Home, End, Iraq, Justice, Troops, Will)

"Don't invade Iraq. Inspections work, war won't."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: War, Work, Iraq)

"We cannot cut and run. If we are to ensure freedom and democracy, it is essential that we follow through on our obligation to bring about stability in Iraq."
- Richard Shelby
(Related: Democracy, Freedom, Iraq, Obligation, Stability)

"Iraq is in a civil war. There is no road in that country that is safe."
- Mark Shields
(Related: War, Country, Iraq, Road)

"Since the election, since the formation of a government, the death in Iraq has increased. The United States stands by, helpless to do anything about it. That's the reality, not George Bush's revisionist history!"
- Mark Shields
(Related: Death, Government, Iraq, Reality, states, United)

"Well, let's assume the world is linear. If we required a certain amount of troops per 25,000 population in the Balkans, if the world is not radically different, something of the same extent is going to be needed in Iraq."
- Eric Shinseki
(Related: Iraq, Population, Troops, World)

"Obviously this is the world descending into worse and worse standards of targeting civilians both in state violence in Iraq, Gaza and so on and the terrorist retaliation."
- Clare Short
(Related: Iraq, State, Violence, World)

"But then Iraq happened after September 2001 and America claimed that Al Qaeda was there, and we all know that was a lie and we now know that our own Prime Minister deceived the country terribly."
- Clare Short
(Related: Lie, America, Country, Iraq, Now)

"I think the suffering, violence and cruelty and Guantanamo and the rest is going to go on and on in Iraq."
- Clare Short
(Related: Cruelty, Iraq, Rest, Suffering, Violence)

"Too often in the past, U.S. leaders have forced Israel to pay the price for American strategic interests in the Middle East - through concessions in the peace process as well as passivity in the face of Iraqi attacks."
- Ron Silver
(Related: Peace, American, Israel, Leaders, Past)

"We all read news stories about the difficulties and tensions that the United States has with our allies and even with coalition partners in Iraq, but we rarely read about the good news."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Difficulties, Iraq, News, states, United)

"Further, Japan is the second largest donor in Iraq after the United States, with over $5 billion dollars for humanitarian, infrastructure and reconstruction projects."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Iraq, Projects, states, United)

"It's also much clearer how much damage the occupation of Iraq is doing to America's reputation and prestige around the world; and that's just starting now to hit home in the United States."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Home, America, Iraq, Now, Occupation, Reputation, states, United, World)

"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
(Related: American, Americans, Concern)

"You might hold an ethical position that it's wrong to lie, but if you have plans for a war in Iraq, and you want to keep them secret for practical reasons - to reduce casualties, perhaps - and someone asks you about those plans, you may need to lie for a 'good' outcome."
- Peter Singer
(Related: War, Lie, Iraq, May, Want, Wrong)

"I would just like to get him to think about these things; whether what's happening in Iraq is promoting the culture of life. The worry is that he is so certain that he know where he's going to lead the country."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Life, Country, Culture, Iraq, Worry)

"Well, I've been to Iraq twice now. I was in Baghdad in June and then north of Baghdad in November."
- Gary Sinise
(Related: Iraq, June, Now)

"In the three years since our nation began operations in Iraq, more than 2,500 Americans have been killed and more than 18,000 Americans have been seriously wounded."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: Americans, Iraq, Nation, Years)

"It is vital that Iraq and the United States together send the clearest possible signal that those who commit acts of violence against American military forces and American civilians will not be rewarded with amnesty."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: American, Iraq, Military, states, United, Violence, Will)

"That the Iraqi Government is considering a political deal granting amnesty to insurgents who have attacked or killed American service members is not just shocking - the idea of amnesty for insurgents is an outrage."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: Government, Idea, American, Service)

"The Government of Iraq also owes a debt to the American and coalition forces who are fighting the insurgency and helping put that country back together after decades of repression."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: Government, American, Country, Debt, Fighting, Iraq, Repression)

"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
(Related: Government, Goal, Iraq)

"The number of attacks on the American and allied forces is at the highest level since the insurgency began despite the increase of America combat operations and the introduction of some 40 new Iraq security forces and battalions."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: America, American, Iraq, Security)

"The trip to Iraq confirmed that I made the right decision when I voted against lending Iraq the $18 billion the United States plans to use to help rebuild the country."
- Vic Snyder
(Related: Decision, Country, Help, Iraq, Right, states, United)

"The views of the European Union are fully reflected in this text, particularly the key objective of the EU, namely vigorously to address the disarmament of Iraq and to do so within the framework of the UN Security Council."
- Javier Solana
(Related: Iraq, Key, Security)

"Bush's war in Iraq has done untold damage to the United States. It has impaired our military power and undermined the morale of our armed forces. Our troops were trained to project overwhelming power. They were not trained for occupation duties."
- George Soros
(Related: Power, War, Iraq, Military, Occupation, Project, states, Troops, United)

"We are not utilizing the Iraqi oil for U.S. purposes. We are not asking that the Iraqi oil be used to pay our military expenses. We are asking only that the Iraqi oil be used to rebuild Iraq - that is, to rebuild Iraq for the Iraqi people."
- Arlen Specter
(Related: People, Iraq, Military, Oil)

"As I think through the issue of funding the rebuilding of Iraq, I think about the analogy of a bankruptcy proceeding. There is no doubt that Iraq as a country is bankrupt."
- Arlen Specter
(Related: Country, Doubt, Iraq)

"With no other security forces on hand, U.S. military was left to confront, almost alone, an Iraqi insurgency and a crime rate that grew worse throughout the year, waged in part by soldiers of the disbanded army and in part by criminals who were released from prison."
- John Spratt
(Related: Army, Crime, Military, Prison, Security, Soldiers)

"Three big assumptions proved wrong: one, that the Iraqi people would welcome us as liberators; two, that oil would soon pay for Iraqi's rebuilding; and, three, that we have plenty of troops, weapons, and equipment for the postwar situation."
- John Spratt
(Related: People, Oil, Troops, Weapons)

"Our country, the United States of America, may be the world's largest economy and the world's only superpower, but we stretch ourselves dangerously thin by taking on commitments like Iraq with only a motley band of allies to share the burden."
- John Spratt
(Related: America, Burden, Country, Economy, Iraq, May, states, United, World)

"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
(Related: Time, Defense, Iraq, Support, Troops)

"Many of our soldiers are stationed at Camp Coyote just south of the Iraqi border. This is how you know we have a strong army, when you can actually tell your enemy exactly where your camp is and what its name is."
- Jon Stewart
(Related: Army, Enemy, Name, Soldiers)

"We have it. The smoking gun. The evidence. The potential weapon of mass destruction we have been looking for as our pretext of invading Iraq. There's just one problem - it's in North Korea."
- Jon Stewart
(Related: Destruction, Iraq, Potential, Smoking)

"Vietnam was a lie but at least there was a political agenda. It was the domino theory. Iraq is about nothing but George Bush's ego laced with imperialist ambitions. And it was helped by your government."
- Donald Sutherland
(Related: Government, Lie, Ego, Iraq, Nothing, Theory, Vietnam)

"We must provide all kinds of freedom, personal and economic, to all Iraqis. I will fight for that."
- Jalal Talabani
(Related: Fight, Freedom, Will)

"We believe that an Iraqi founding national assembly, freely elected, must decide the future of Iraq."
- Jalal Talabani
(Related: Founding, Future, Iraq)

"The Kurdish people welcome the no-fly zone protection, contrary to the Iraqi regime that is against it."
- Jalal Talabani
(Related: People, Protection, Zone)

"Rather, it is through conciliation and compromise that we are building a fair Iraq, a just state for all its peoples."
- Jalal Talabani
(Related: Building, Compromise, Iraq, State)

"As president of Iraq, I shall strive to represent the diversity of a country that has too often in the past denied difference."
- Jalal Talabani
(Related: Country, Difference, Diversity, Iraq, Past, President)

"This will be Iraq for all without discrimination among Iraqi citizens, or ethnic or sectarian discrimination."
- Jalal Talabani
(Related: Discrimination, Iraq, Will)

"Iraq is not occupied, but there are foreign forces on its soil, which is different."
- Jalal Talabani
(Related: Iraq)

"If we hold true to our ideals and our commitment to freedom, this generation of servicemen and women will have extended liberty to the Iraqi people, just as previous generations of Americans have all across the globe."
- James Talent
(Related: Women, People, Americans, Commitment, Freedom, Generations, Ideals, Liberty, Will)

"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
(Related: People, Victory, Day, Elections, Freedom, Iraq, Network)

"Most people here agree that the rhetoric got overblown on both sides of the Atlantic before the Iraq war, and it was a disagreement among friends over the timing, not the substance, of the Iraq war."
- John S. Tanner
(Related: War, People, Friends, Iraq, Rhetoric)

"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
(Related: Women, Opportunity)

"The war being fought in Afghanistan and Iraq is bringing about a fundamental change to the environment that has given rise and power to the extremists who export terrorism."
- Craig L. Thomas
(Related: Change, Power, War, Afghanistan, Being, Environment, Iraq, Terrorism)

"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
(Related: People, Effort, Iraq, Security)

"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
(Related: Nation, Negativity, Opponents, President, Security, states, United)

"I don't think so, but it's always in the back of my mind that many of the soldiers being wounded and killed in Iraq are about the same age as my kids. My godson is going over soon, so the war's about to get personal for me."
- Garry Trudeau
(Related: Age, War, Being, Iraq, Kids, Mind, Soldiers)

"The new Congress needs to move quickly to strengthen the Army and Marines - not to send more troops to Iraq - but to rebuild our capacity to meet national security threats globally."
- Mark Udall
(Related: Army, Congress, Iraq, Marines, National security, Needs, Troops)

"Were there contacts over time between Iraq and al-Qaeda? Yes, there were efforts made to communicate. We found no evidence of collaboration in any effort to mount any kind of operation against the United States' interests."
- Richard Ben Veniste
(Related: Time, Collaboration, Effort, Iraq, states, United)

"No connection between Iraq and the 9/11 catastrophe."
- Richard Ben Veniste
(Related: Connection, Iraq)

"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
(Related: Government, Time, American)

"Well, I know that 500,000 children died in Iraq because of the embargo."
- Jacques Verges
(Related: Children, Iraq)

"This mass destructive weapons were sold to Iraqi government by the United States. And Mr. Rumsfeld has been one of the man responsible for this sale, for this bargain, for this market."
- Jacques Verges
(Related: Government, Bargain, Man, states, United, Weapons)

"I am waiting for the decision, which is not depending of me, to know if the trial will be in Iraq, in the states, or in international court. Of course, the decision is not mine."
- Jacques Verges
(Related: Decision, Court, Iraq, states, Waiting, Will)

"I would like to tell our American, British and Spanish friends that the Iraqi crisis is not a problem between the United States and France, but between those who want to move forward in the logic of war and the international community."
- Dominique de Villepin
(Related: War, American, Community, Crisis, France, Friends, Logic, states, United, Want)

"Liberating Iraq from a legacy of violence and putting it on the path to peace and prosperity will take time."
- George Voinovich
(Related: Peace, Time, Iraq, Prosperity, Violence, Will)

"Look at Iraq; look at Afghanistan, where at great personal physical risk people have gone to the polls and have rejected the appeal from Bin Laden and his allies to stay at home."
- Gijs de Vries
(Related: Home, People, Afghanistan, Iraq, Risk)

"We all know that, unfortunately, the media does not always portray the good things that are happening in Iraq and Afghanistan, and this will be a great opportunity for us to glean some information from the Iraqi women who are here for us to also take back to our constituents."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Women, Opportunity, Afghanistan, Information, Iraq, Media, Will)

"If the president is going to use so much language of theology and the Bible, then let's use that language for a serious discussion about the war in Iraq. And that was never done."
- Jim Wallis
(Related: War, Bible, Iraq, Language, President, Theology)

"A billion dollars every week for Iraq, $87 billion for Iraq. We can't get $5 billion for childcare over five years in welfare reform."
- Jim Wallis
(Related: Iraq, Reform, Welfare, Years)

"There aren't traditions of freedom in a place like Iraq. They're going to have to come to grips with a concept that they hadn't been allowed to conceive before."
- Malcolm Wallop
(Related: Freedom, Iraq, Traditions)

"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
(Related: Government, Home, Men, Women, Goal, Open)

"In Iraq, embedding allows us to put reporters in situations that would otherwise be too dangerous for them."
- Jim Walton
(Related: Iraq)

"Throughout the lead-up to the war, CNN worked hard to air all sides of the story. We had a regular segment called Voices of Dissent in which we spent time covering antiwar protests and interviewing those who were opposed to the war with Iraq."
- Jim Walton
(Related: Time, War, Dissent, Iraq)

"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
(Related: Technology, War, News)

"If we pulled out of Iraq tomorrow, Islamic jihadism is on the rise. And they continue, as we see in Lebanon, to seek to destroy the State of Israel and seek to drive America back and bring us to our knees. We must stand tall and straight."
- Zach Wamp
(Related: America, Iraq, Israel, State, Tomorrow)

"That was one of the great successes of removing Saddam Hussein, as we took Iraq out of the picture of having a sovereign nation from which the terrorists could operate. But this war has not gone perfectly."
- Zach Wamp
(Related: War, Iraq, Nation)

"We must continue, however, to send a strong message of resolve to the people of Iraq, to our troops, to our coalition partners, and to the rest of the world that we, the United States of America, will stay the course and get the job done."
- John Warner
(Related: People, America, Iraq, Job, Rest, states, Troops, United, Will, World)

"Lasting peace and security in Iraq and Afghanistan will be achieved when we establish the conditions for democratic, economically viable nations."
- John Warner
(Related: Peace, Afghanistan, Iraq, Nations, Security, Will)

"Everybody has a job to do. There are people in Iraq on both sides of this war who do what they do for religious reasons, and they feel with God on their side. Some people are good at annihilating people. Maybe that's their gift."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: War, God, People, Iraq, Job, Religious)

"What we now have in Iraq is a defeat."
- Henry Waxman
(Related: Defeat, Iraq, Now)

"It took the Gulf War to demonstrate that America did want more than one friend in the Mideast, and also was willing to take and make major risks to prevent a small Muslim country, Kuwait, from being overrun and in effect stolen by Iraq."
- Caspar Weinberger
(Related: War, Friend, Muslim, America, Being, Country, Effect, Iraq, Want)

"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
(Related: Financial, Destruction, Interest, Iraq, Obvious, Weapons)

"As a 22-year Army Veteran who served in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and as a Civilian Advisor to the Afghan Army in Operation Enduring Freedom, I understand both the gravity of giving the order, and the challenge of carrying it out."
- Allen West
(Related: Army, Challenge, Freedom, Giving, Gravity, Order)

"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
(Related: Business, Experience, Intelligence, Risk)

"Talk about national interests: When we went in with Operation Iraqi Freedom, some of our allies, Turkey, for example, would not let us through. How much trouble did that cause us, because we were not able to go into Iraq through Turkey?"
- Roger Wicker
(Related: Cause, Example, Freedom, Iraq, Talk, Trouble, Turkey)

"The liberation of Iraq was part of a broader effort to seriously confront the greatest threat to world security: rogue states capable of obtaining long range weapons of mass destruction."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Destruction, Effort, Iraq, states, Weapons, World)

"We're like Iraq. We're hiding missiles. We've got two missiles in reserve."
- Jayson Williams
(Related: Iraq)

"The war on Iraq was a disaster, clearly carried out under false pretences."
- Joe Wilson
(Related: War, Disaster, Iraq)

"In the issue war in Iraq, it was very clear to me that the policies that were being espoused by neoconservatives were totally devoid of substance - but they marketed it wonderfully."
- Joseph C. Wilson
(Related: War, Being, Iraq)

"I think all foreigners should stop interfering in the internal affairs of Iraq. Those who want to come and help are welcome. Those who come to interfere and destroy are not."
- Paul Wolfowitz
(Related: Foreigners, Help, Iraq, Want)

"This has a lot to do with the unrest in Nigeria, but also with the production loss after the hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, the decline in Iraq since the 2003 war, and the decline in Venezuelan output since 2002."
- Daniel Yergin
(Related: War, Iraq, Loss, Production)

"But the key thing is that Iraq, while it's got very large oil reserves, has marginalized itself as an oil exporter and these days its exports are only about one tenth that of neighboring Saudi Arabia."
- Daniel Yergin
(Related: Iraq, Key, Oil)

"Punishing abuse in Iraq should not return the U.S. to Sept. 10, 2001, in the way it fights al Qaeda, while Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants remain at large and continue to plan attacks."
- John Yoo
(Related: Abuse, Iraq, Osama bin laden)

"The effort to blur the lines between Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib reflects a deep misunderstanding about the different legal regimes that apply to Iraq and the war against al Qaeda."
- John Yoo
(Related: Legal, War, Deep, Effort, Iraq)

"Nonetheless, Article 5 makes clear that if an Iraqi civilian who is not a member of the armed forces, has engaged in attacks on Coalition forces, the Geneva Convention permits the use of more coercive interrogation approaches to prevent future attacks."
- John Yoo
(Related: Future)

"Human-rights advocates, for example, claim that the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners is of a piece with President Bush's 2002 decision to deny al Qaeda and Taliban fighters the legal status of prisoners of war under the Geneva Conventions."
- John Yoo
(Related: Legal, War, Decision, Example, President)

"In light of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, critics are arguing that abuses of Iraqi prisoners are being produced by a climate of disregard for the laws of war."
- John Yoo
(Related: War, Being, Climate, Laws, Light, Prison, Scandal)

"It is important to recognize the differences between the war in Iraq and the war on terrorism. The treatment of those detained at Abu Ghraib is governed by the Geneva Conventions, which have been signed by both the U.S. and Iraq."
- John Yoo
(Related: War, Iraq, Terrorism, Treatment)

"Wars such as those which have occurred in Iraq only allow hatred, violence and terror to proliferate."
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
(Related: Hatred, Iraq, Terror, Violence)

"It's true that the war in Iraq opened a distance in relations between part of Europe and the U.S. government, but our basic ties are stronger than that. We share democracy, free markets and a commitment to Western security. We differ on how to guarantee that security."
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
(Related: War, Government, Commitment, Democracy, Europe, Iraq, Security)

"I've never signed any contract and never received a cent from Iraq."
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky
(Related: Iraq)

"In the lead up to the Iraq war and its later conduct, I saw at a minimum, true dereliction, negligence and irresponsibility, at worse, lying, incompetence and corruption."
- Anthony Zinni
(Related: War, Corruption, Incompetence, Iraq, Lying)