A military coup needs a sacrifice and courage that you can't find in an army without morale.
Wishful thinking is one thing, and reality another.
Justice for the major perpetrators cannot be separated from the vindication of the rights of the individual victim.
The Kurdish people have the right of self-determination like every other nation in the world.
All I wanted was to be a university teacher.
As president of Iraq, I shall strive to represent the diversity of a country that has too often in the past denied difference.
Democracies, unlike dictatorships, are forgiving and generous, but they cannot survive unless they fight.
Every human must take responsibility for his actions.
I shall stand for freedom of thought and expression in a place where it has been trampled and penalized.
My door will always be open to those who genuinely renounce violence and seek peaceful accommodation into our nascent democracy.
Self-determination could mean independence, confederacy, federal and autonomy.
Our plan is to struggle against terrorism and have security for the country and help draft a democratic constitution as soon as possible.
Conciliation is not capitulation, nor is compromise to be deemed equivalent to imbalanced concession.
The Kurdish people welcome the no-fly zone protection, contrary to the Iraqi regime that is against it.
We must provide all kinds of freedom, personal and economic, to all Iraqis. I will fight for that.
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