Quotations on Iraq

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It's clear to me now that we've got to reach out to the Arab Sunni community in particular in an effort to cause some moderate political activity to take place so they join the future of Iraq.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: Cause, Community, Effort, Future, Iraq, Now)

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
(Keywords: Goal, Iraq, Nation, Security)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: War, Decisions, Iraq, Past, states, United, Will)

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
(Keywords: Equality, Power, People, America, Iraq, Land)

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
(Keywords: Illusion, Iraq, Trying)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Country, Iraq, Past, Right)

The American invasion did not succeed in Vietnam, and will never succeed in Iraq.
- Mohammed Aldouri
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: War, Iraq, Nation, President, Republicans, Support, Wonder)

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
(Keywords: Time, Country, First, Iraq, State)

We are succeeding in Iraq. It's a tough struggle with setbacks, but we are succeeding.
- Iyad Allawi
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Health, War, Opportunity, Belief, Care, Children, Tax, Iraq, Tax cuts)

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

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
(Keywords: Iraq, Leaders, Question, Questions)

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
(Keywords: Democracy, Iraq, Trying, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: War, America, Beginning, Country, Dying, Fighting, Freedom, Iraq, Today)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Men, Women, Birthday, Act, American, Democracy, Iraq, Justice, Liberty, Nation, Symbol)

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

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
(Keywords: Medical, Action, Force, Iraq, professionals, Soldiers, Theater)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, Day, Effort, Iraq, Saying)

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
(Keywords: War, Destruction, Iraq, Right, Weapons)

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
(Keywords: War, Autumn, Iraq, President, Trying)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, American, Cause, Democracy, Disgrace, Exercise, Iraq, Republican, Soldiers)

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
(Keywords: Fight, Friends, Iraq, Question, Will)

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
(Keywords: Government, Sacrifice, American, Bravery, Iraq, Security, Support, Troops, Unity)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, Iraq, Measure, Saying, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Country, Help, Iraq, State, Want)



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