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A greater international role is important to lift some of the burden from the shoulders of the United States.
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A military coup needs a sacrifice and courage that you can't find in an army without morale.
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After that we need a government with all parties, with Allawi, and our brother Sunnis. We insist all Iraqis have a role.
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All I wanted was to be a university teacher.
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And third, it proves for the Kurds that their struggle ended in a way that they can say the blood of their martyrs was not in vain.
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As president of Iraq, I shall strive to represent the diversity of a country that has too often in the past denied difference.
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But I am feeling as Iraqi, and my duty is to work as an Iraqi for all Iraqis regardless of their nationalities.
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But while the new Iraq is open to all, there must be no underestimating our determination to vanquish terrorism.
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Conciliation is not capitulation, nor is compromise to be deemed equivalent to imbalanced concession.
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Currently the international and regional situation does not permit for the foundation of an independent Kurdish state in north of Iraq.
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Democracies, unlike dictatorships, are forgiving and generous, but they cannot survive unless they fight.
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Every human must take responsibility for his actions.
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First of all, elections were held in Iraq and 8.5 million Iraqis participated in them.
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First of all, I would like to say, that all those who carry out suicide operations are not Iraqis.
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I always believed that we must depend on ourself, we must prepare our plans according to our forces, our relation with the army and with other groups.
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I believe that we are about to face a new strategy of the neighboring countries, especially by the brothers who support Iraq and the Iraqi people.
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I believe the democratic transformation in Iraq will lead to change in Middle East.
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I don't think that Kurds will abandon their aim of establishing an independent Kurdish state.
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I expected that one day when Iraq becomes a country where citizens are equal that a Kurd would be a president, and why not?
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I shall stand for freedom of thought and expression in a place where it has been trampled and penalized.
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I swore to respect the Iraqi democratic regime and the Iraqi laws.
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I thank Turkish officials for their decision not to send troops to Iraq. Turkey is a friendly country, and I want a new page to be opened between us.
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I think that Zarqawi appears isolated and hated by Iraqis and I would not rule out his capture any second, but I cannot guess where or when.
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I think there is an exaggeration about the strength of Islamist movements here.
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I want to be clear on the subject of Syrian relations. All of us in the governing council are friends of Syria.
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I will try my best to convince my colleagues that we must have a comprehensive policy towards those who are fighting the regime.
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I'm proud of having Turkey and Iran as neighbors.
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In any place in the world, when the country is facing difficulties, beside the army, the people depended on the militias and the partisan groups.
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In Iraq, it is impossible, because you have Kurds, Arabs, Shia, Sunni, Christians - such a kind of mosaic society.
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In my opinion, Iraqi forces, the popular forces and government forces, are now ready to end the insurgency and end this terrorism.
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In my opinion, Iraqi forces, the popular forces and government forces, are now ready to end the insurgency and this terrorism.
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Indeed, we do not seek to export our political ideas or experiences, a practice that has too often led to instability in the Middle East.
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Iraq has regained its independence and held democratic elections for the first time in its history, in order to elect a National Iraqi committee.
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Iraq is not occupied, but there are foreign forces on its soil, which is different.
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It is not Iran, it cannot be an Islamic society.
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It is virtually impossible to demand the withdrawal of allied forces from Iraq. We will do so when the Iraqi army is established.
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Justice for the major perpetrators cannot be separated from the vindication of the rights of the individual victim.
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Military confrontation is not a suitable alternative in confronting terror and current security threats.
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My door will always be open to those who genuinely renounce violence and seek peaceful accommodation into our nascent democracy.
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My two partners in the presidency, the government, the House, all of them are for sentencing Saddam Hussein to death before the court will decide.
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Now we are living in a country with a very democratic climate.
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On the other hand, we as Iraqi Kurds, we envision our interests within a unified democratic Iraq, in which we contribute to the government in Baghdad.
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Our gratitude to the American people is immense and we should never be embarrassed to express it.
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Our plan is to struggle against terrorism and have security for the country and help draft a democratic constitution as soon as possible.
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Rather, it is through conciliation and compromise that we are building a fair Iraq, a just state for all its peoples.
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Rather, we ask that the uniqueness of the Iraqi experience be recognized and our newly restored sovereignty respected.
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Self-determination could mean independence, confederacy, federal and autonomy.
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That is why I proposed, in my first speech as head of state, an amnesty for those who have been led astray by terrorism.
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The Arab world must understand and recognise the reality of Iraq.
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The assistance provided by the U.N. during the recent elections was invaluable and an important step toward the return of this organization to Iraq.
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The central government will be for all where everyone will participate and offer their services according to their abilities and energy.
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The first thing we are thinking of doing after forming a national unity government is to build stability and security and to terminate terrorism.
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The justice of our cause must be reflected in the manner in which we rectify the crimes of the past.
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The Kurdish people have the right of self-determination like every other nation in the world.
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The Kurdish people welcome the no-fly zone protection, contrary to the Iraqi regime that is against it.
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The president is representing the sovereignty of Iraq. He has the right to oversee all common issues of Iraq.
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The regional plots that pushed some Kurdish parties against other Kurdish parties are about to come to an end.
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The United States of America is not the lawyer of the Kurdish people, it is a big state, with its own policy, and it has its own national interest.
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The victory of the new Iraq will be the triumph of freedom over hate, of decency over intolerance.
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The Zarqawi group is trying to sow dissension and civil war but they will not succeed. I don't fear civil war in Iraq.
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There is a kind of sympathy with the Americans who are looked upon as liberators.
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There is no basis for the phantom claims that the Kurds intend to form their own independent state.
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Therefore, it is right to work for ending this regime whose hands are red with the blood of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis.
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These criminals who come from abroad have declared a war of extermination or destruction on Iraq.
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They are Iraqi and American forces, and they perform their mission, the mission of cleaning the area from terrorists.
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They cannot have Islamic government. In Iraq, Islamic government is impossible.
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This is the first time a Kurd has been freely elected to be the president of an Arab country.
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This is the first time that Ankara has confirmed the concept of federalism publicly.
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This will be Iraq for all without discrimination among Iraqi citizens, or ethnic or sectarian discrimination.
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We are not single people coming to power as individuals. We are representing huge forces of this country.
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We are trying to build - as soon as possible - our military forces.
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We believe that an Iraqi founding national assembly, freely elected, must decide the future of Iraq.
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We can depend on this militia for a while, then send them to the army or back to their jobs.
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We cannot wait for years and years of terrorist activity because we don't have enough government forces. The people must defend themselves.
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We cannot wait for years and years of terrorist activity because we haven't enough government forces.
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We completely persist that the regime in Iraq should be democratic.
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We do not have one party which got the majority. We have different groups, different parties.
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We do not oppose the presence of Turkish troops if they are around five or six thousand soldiers.
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We have a country which we can say is unique in the Middle East.
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We have to renew ties with Turkey to remove the chill in relations in the past.
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We must acknowledge that for scores of years the Iraqis have offered martyrs and victims but have not been able to change the regime.
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We must not shy away from this support to eliminate the dictatorship and bring about a democratic, federal, pluralistic rule in Iraq.
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We must provide all kinds of freedom, personal and economic, to all Iraqis. I will fight for that.
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We need to ignore some petty or nonessential or marginal issues in order to achieve national unity for Iraq, including the unity of the opposition.
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We on our part have reaffirmed our commitment to the unity, independence, sovereignty and security of Iraq.
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We support the principle of democratic change, even with American assistance.
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We wish to strengthen our ties with Turkey on the basis of constructive and prudent dialogue and mutual respect.
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We, in turn, will work with our neighbors to ensure that Iraq is never again a haven for terrorists.
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What I stated was that the Kurdish people are ready to welcome American forces in order to protect the Kurdish people in the region.
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Wishful thinking is one thing, and reality another.
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