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.
Service rivalry leads to service pride, which is good for building morale and esprit.
I think, clearly, he is trying to lure us into a possible shoot-down situation, and we are taking every measure to prevent that.
I sense everyone is committed to get out of this terrible situation. I think in the next few days we can start on my mission and the implementation of the plan that we've brought.
the things that keep him in power and enable him to inflict the kind of pain he does on his own people and others in the region.
That decentralization was done so they insured they had control, ... I think it was done more for internal reasons and internal military problems they thought they might have than for any military preparations they had for us.
I think both sides have suffered far too much in the last months, and I think it's time for a change
I'm convinced both sides made a commitment to this, and we have made a commitment to help in this process, and I think it's important for everyone on all sides -- all citizens -- to commit to this.
The danger here is, I don't see a lot of viability in the opposition groups.
a cease-fire is what we need to get to something more comprehensive and lasting.
We promised the Iraqi people freedom, democracy, security and a new and far better life.
Nearly four years after our country invaded and occupied Iraq, Americans are facing the painful truth that our nation has failed to achieve the Bush administration's ambitious goals for that tragic land.
The United Nations offers international legitimacy in what we might do.