Words of War

UNITED KINGDOM (The Independent)– PRESIDENT GEORGE BUS: "Syria just needs to co-operate with the United States and our coalition partners–not harbor any [Iraqi] Baathists–any military officials–any people who need to be held to account."

DONALD RUMSFELD–US Defense Secretary: "It is the presence of coalition forces that gives people enough confidence that there is going to be order to allow the local people to come up and say–`Let’s get our arms around this and get it going’."

HAGOP KRIKORIAN–an Iraqi Armenian waiting to be interviewed as a translator: "Here people trust anybody who helps them. They just want to work and eat and sleep. But there are many troubles in Basra–and everywhere in Iraq."

The opposition leader AHMED CHALABI–widely thought to be the Pentagon’s choice to replace Saddam: "I am not a candidate for any political position in Iraq. My main focus is to work toward the restoration of civil society in Iraq."


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