We're not fighting Islam, or any particular form of Islam. We're fighting terrorism.
The Europeans must finally understand the incredible shock triggered by the attacks of September 11.
An idea can be as flawless as can be, but its execution will always be full of mistakes.
The Iraqi elections were an important first step.
America has never seen itself as a national state like all others, but rather as an experiment in human freedom and democracy.
Progress is only possible if the United States and its allies work together.
You know, different people are going to react different ways. And I don't think we should be intolerable because people do things a little differently.
I'm afraid that the United States is more isolated today than at any other time in my memory.
It is beyond dispute that Saddam Hussein is a menace.
But there is scant evidence to tie Saddam to terrorist organizations, and even less to the Sept. 11 attacks.
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.
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.
The Iraqis need help establishing a government. We have to provide them with security.
The UN could help the Iraqi government get on its feet and help the United States withdraw a bit more.
So far the changes in the president in his second term have been mainly of a rhetorical nature.