The Syrians are trying to say that the Lebanese are not capable of ruling themselves.
— Walid Jumblatt

There was a president imposed by Syria. Our battle... is to have a lebanese president that we elect.
Walid Jumblatt lebanese quote

God willing, we shall come to a stage where the world looks at the Palestinian question, and Palestinian rights on Palestinian national soil, as well as the questions of the occupied Syrian and Lebanese territories. These are the bases on which peace will be built.
— King Hussein I

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.
— Stephen Hadley

As soon as the legitimate Lebanese government is convinced that the conditions have ripened and that Lebanon is able to maintain stability on its own... Then, the Syrian forces will return to their homeland.
— lebanese quotation by Bashar al-Assad