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.
The problem is not the occupation, but how people deal with it.
When we analyze this war in a materialistic way and ask when is it going to end and who will be the winner and the loser, it means that we do not see the endgame.
No doubt that the U.S. is a super-power capable of conquering a relatively small country, but is it able to control it?
You in Lebanon, your power is no match to Israel. Israel, militarily, is more powerful than you and maybe it is more powerful than all the Arab countries, or most of them.
As soon as the legitimate Lebanese government is convinced that the conditions have ripened and that Lebanon is able to maintain stability on its own... Then, the Syrian forces will return to their homeland.
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.
We believe that Lebanon has been the first real experience for all the Arabs.
We, in Syria, our point of view stems from our experience.
Israel does not care about the international public opinion.
None of us and none of the Arabs trust Israel.
Despite the ethnic diversity within each nation, the social fabric of the region by and large is one.
I am president, I don't own the country so they are not my forces.
Worry does not mean fear, but readiness for the confrontation.
It would be a mistake to link anything that Israel does to a certain circumstance. And it is a mistake to feel comfortable in any circumstance just because Israel did not act on it.