Ahmed Chalabi Quotes.
The view that we hold in Iraq now is this – that democracy is associated with elections. I believe that elections are possible.
We are not panicking because we know that Islamic State cannot conquer the capital.
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.
It’s customary when great events happen that the U.S. punishes its friends and rewards its enemies.
Sectarian politics gets votes in Iraq. But sectarian government fails in Iraq.
The fight against corruption is not bound to high-profile arrests and high-profile investigations. The fight against corruption is successful if you prevent corruption taking place in the first place.
I don’t think that they have many of the scientists who were involved in the weapons program to talk to at this time, and there were thousands of people, engineers and scientists, they know where the weapons are.
The Kurds’ achievement was outstanding, both militarily and diplomatically. European governments recognized this and abandoned their resistance to weapons deliveries. Germany, too, acted correctly. Now, we need a joint military leadership so that the Kurds and the army can retake Mosul.
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.
Maliki saw Islamic State as a way to exert pressure. If I am not re-elected, terror will befall you – that was his message.
American companies will have a big shot at Iraqi oil.
Do not seek to find a reason why elections are not possible. Seek to make them possible, and they will be possible.
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.
Are Iraqis ready to carry the responsibility for their country? Is Iraq ready to be its own master? We want to be the masters of ourselves and to carry our responsibilities in this region.
Baathism in Iraq equals Nazism in Germany.
The battle against terrorism is not only a military fight but primarily a battle of information.
What was said before is not important.
It will be a war of national liberation. We believe the people reject totalitarianism.
Democracy in Iraq will be an example that the Arab population will look to with great interest. And some Arab governments are concerned about democracy in Iraq, not because Iraq will be an aggressive state against them, but rather by the example that will be set by a successful federal democratic state in Iraq.
Iraq will not allow any action on its soil that could harm the U.S. We don’t want any action from our soil to target our neighbors.
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.
The issue of what my role in the – in persuading the Bush administration to go to war has been greatly exaggerated.
The issue of terrorism must be dealt with firmly. We must work very hard to avoid loss of life. We must work very hard to avoid civilian casualties. And those terrorists and Baathists are holding the people of Fallujah hostage. We must release the hostages.
The meeting is called by the U.S. to give their vision of the interim Iraqi authority. It will be a one-day meeting. And the U.S. will present its vision, and there will be a statement after the meeting.
You know the most important thing the Americans did for Iraq apart from liberating the country from Saddam was helping Iraq reduce its debt. The United States worked very hard to reduce 80 percent of Iraqi debt.