Whatever struggle happened between brothers, let us forget about it and turn the page forever and live united.

I'm very ambitious, despite all the challenges I face in the streets.

Who are you and what are you?... I need to know.

Everything that happens is determined by God.

It is our people who are sitting in the dark because of these cowardly and treacherous attacks, not our occupiers.

Our plan is to struggle against terrorism and have security for the country and help draft a democratic constitution as soon as possible.

We are succeeding in Iraq. It's a tough struggle with setbacks, but we are succeeding.

Despite all these obstacles and bad security situation, I have the energy and the resolve to train, but my head is full of ideas and it distracts me, and I need to focus.

I didn't say 'former president,' I said 'president,' and I have the constitutional rights according to the constitution, including immunity from prosecution.

It will be a war of national liberation. We believe the people reject totalitarianism.

I am a part of the political process whether the multinational forces are present or not. Politics is serving the people, not chairs and positions.

I strongly believe that a federal structure based on administrative and geographic lines with strong powers for the federated states will be the best solution for Iraq.

I don't think that they have many of the scientists who were involved in the weapons program to talk to at this time, and there were thousands of people, engineers and scientists, they know where the weapons are.

I call on the international community to be fair to the Iraqi people.

My position is that we respect international resolutions but in return demand justice and accountability for those who stole Iraq's money.

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.

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.

Wishful thinking is one thing, and reality another.

We must provide all kinds of freedom, personal and economic, to all Iraqis. I will fight for that.

We believe that an Iraqi founding national assembly, freely elected, must decide the future of Iraq.

This will be Iraq for all without discrimination among Iraqi citizens, or ethnic or sectarian discrimination.

The Kurdish people welcome the no-fly zone protection, contrary to the Iraqi regime that is against it.

The Kurdish people have the right of self-determination like every other nation in the world.

The justice of our cause must be reflected in the manner in which we rectify the crimes of the past.

Self-determination could mean independence, confederacy, federal and autonomy.

Rather, it is through conciliation and compromise that we are building a fair Iraq, a just state for all its peoples.

Our gratitude to the American people is immense and we should never be embarrassed to express it.

My door will always be open to those who genuinely renounce violence and seek peaceful accommodation into our nascent democracy.

Military confrontation is not a suitable alternative in confronting terror and current security threats.

Justice for the major perpetrators cannot be separated from the vindication of the rights of the individual victim.

Iraq is not occupied, but there are foreign forces on its soil, which is different.

I shall stand for freedom of thought and expression in a place where it has been trampled and penalized.

Every human must take responsibility for his actions.

Democracies, unlike dictatorships, are forgiving and generous, but they cannot survive unless they fight.

Conciliation is not capitulation, nor is compromise to be deemed equivalent to imbalanced concession.

As president of Iraq, I shall strive to represent the diversity of a country that has too often in the past denied difference.

All I wanted was to be a university teacher.

A military coup needs a sacrifice and courage that you can't find in an army without morale.

You must not lean on a tree on Sabbath, if the tree might be dependent on you for support.

We should have a banquet on the day haters die.

So, if I were arrested or if I were killed, then after me the issues that American fears about me wouldn't exist anymore - and I couldn't tell you what those issues are.

For us, holding on to religious rules, and following them, and refraining from what's forbidden, and being diligent with our duties, what do we call that? That's what we call freedom.

They're not even within 100 miles of Baghdad.

They are not in any place. They hold no place in Iraq. This is an illusion... they are trying to sell to the others an illusion.

The Cruise missiles do not frighten anyone.

We are catching them like fish in a river. I mean here that over the past two days, we managed to shoot down 196 missiles before they hit their target.

We are succeeding in Iraq. Thank you, America.

We are safer, the region is safer, the world is safer without Saddam.

Remember the valiant Iraqi peasant and how he shot down an American Apache with an old weapon.

We are not intimidated by the size of the armies, or the type of hardware the US has brought.

Allah is on our side. That is why we will beat the aggressor.

Your message is stupid. Iraq is not afraid of you or anyone else when it has a right to claim. What you warned about is not on Iraq's agenda. Iraq is vital and powerful. It is not an opportunistic country. Your administration has not learned from the past.

We have no such weapons at all, no chemical weapons, no biological weapons.