Our gratitude to the American people is immense and we should never be embarrassed to express it.
Wishful thinking is one thing, and reality another.
The Kurdish people have the right of self-determination like every other nation in the world.
Trust is for lovers. In politics there are only converging interests.
Justice for the major perpetrators cannot be separated from the vindication of the rights of the individual victim.
Democracies, unlike dictatorships, are forgiving and generous, but they cannot survive unless they fight.
My door will always be open to those who genuinely renounce violence and seek peaceful accommodation into our nascent democracy.
As president of Iraq, I shall strive to represent the diversity of a country that has too often in the past denied difference.
I must tell you that I am committed, as the president of Iraq, to benchmarks and to do our best to achieve some progress forward for national reconciliation.
The Western governments will be encouraged and persuaded to deal with the real representatives and listen to the real voice of the Kurdish people.
The Kurdish people welcome the no-fly zone protection, contrary to the Iraqi regime that is against it.
Our plan is to struggle against terrorism and have security for the country and help draft a democratic constitution as soon as possible.
We need to make a distinction between misled Iraqis, those who believe that they are carrying weapons to liberate Iraq from what they call occupation, and criminal gangs that came from outside and wants to wage a deadly war on the Iraqi people, killing women and children in mosques and churches.
I always tell the Kurds who defend independence: Let's say we declared the independent Kurdish state and Syria, Iran, Iraq and Turkey imposed sanctions on us, without waging a war. How would we survive under those circumstances?
Iraq is not occupied, but there are foreign forces on its soil, which is different.
Every human must take responsibility for his actions.
Self-determination could mean independence, confederacy, federal and autonomy.
I shall stand for freedom of thought and expression in a place where it has been trampled and penalized.
The brutal regime of the dictator fell, the regime that ruled Iraq for decades, the decades of darkness. The decades that were of tyranny.
We must provide all kinds of freedom, personal and economic, to all Iraqis. I will fight for that.
I voted 'yes' and I urge all Iraqis, no matter their different ethnicities and religions ... to vote 'yes' to the constitution
The justice of our cause must be reflected in the manner in which we rectify the crimes of the past.
All I wanted was to be a university teacher.
I believe the democratic transformation in Iraq will lead to change in Middle East.
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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