I am confident that I can serve my country without being involved as the president of the country now.

It is the destiny of the people of Haiti to suffer.

We have problems which will be addressed by Haitians.

I will work to bring peace to everyone - whatever economic level - as long as you are Haitian.

We must all make peace so that we can all live in peace.

Peace in the head, peace in the stomach.

The president is here, strong and firm as a monkey's tail.

The spirit of Ubuntu, that once led Haiti to emerge as the first independent black nation in 1804, helped Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador attain liberty, and inspired our forefathers to shed their blood for the United States' independence, cannot die. Today, this spirit of solidarity must and will empower all of us to rebuild Haiti.

As far as we are concerned, we are ready to leave today, tomorrow, at any time, to join the people of Haiti, to share in their suffering, help rebuild the country, moving from misery to poverty with dignity.

As we all know, many people remain buried under tons of rubble and debris, waiting to be rescued. When we think of their suffering, we feel deeply and profoundly that we should be there, in Haiti, with them, trying our best to prevent death.