We hope and we've made clear that the forces need to come out. It needs to be full and complete withdrawal. Our position is it needs to be done as soon as possible so that the elections can be free, fair and free of outside influence.

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Pakistan is both an ally in the war on terror, and in some sense, a battleground of the war on terror.

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I think it is very important for any U.

S. administration to be clear that America stands on the side of freedom and democracy and respect for individual rights.

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There's Pam watching anxiously. She doesn't look anxious though.

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Pakistan is an old ally of the United States.

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In a military operation, the command and control elements are a legitimate target.

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We've talked to the Europeans about it.

It's clear if those negotiations fail, then we are agreed with the Europeans that the next step is to take the matter to the U.N. Security Council.

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Initial reports are encouraging. In the end of the day, it's going to be deeds, not words, that matter.

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The violence seems to be diminishing.

They've stared into the abyss a bit. I think they've all concluded that further violence... is not in their interests.

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Let's remember that the revolution in Tahrir Square was not anti-American, it was not anti-Israeli, it was for democracy and freedom. That's a good thing.

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That U.N. Security Council resolution requires getting Syrian troops and intelligence officials out of Lebanon so that the Lebanese can have elections here this spring that are free and fair and free of outside influence.

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No one from the intelligence community, anyplace else ever came in and said, โ€˜What if Saddam is doing all this deception because he actually got rid of the WMD and he doesn't want the Iranians to know?' Now somebody should have asked that question. I should have asked that question. Nobody did. Turns out that was the most important question in terms of the intelligence failure that never got asked.

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