Sectarian politics gets votes in Iraq. But sectarian government fails in Iraq.
The issue of what my role in the - in persuading the Bush administration to go to war has been greatly exaggerated.
I did more than anyone else in persuading the U.S. to get rid of Saddam.
The Iraqi people are living a long-running tragedy because of the legacy of the old regime, the Americans and their actions that are unsuitable for Iraqi society, and the weakness of national resolve.
To handle the economy and services in a country like Iraq requires delegation of authority and the choice of competent people.
The issue of terrorism must be dealt with firmly. We must work very hard to avoid loss of life. We must work very hard to avoid civilian casualties. And those terrorists and Baathists are holding the people of Fallujah hostage. We must release the hostages.