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Donald Rumsfeld



    Once Iraq is safely in the hands of the Iraqi people, and a government they elected under a new constitution, our troops will be able to come home with the honor they have earned,

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    We consider such trafficking as hostile acts and will hold the Syrian government accountable for such shipments,

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    The intelligence experts in our government and I believe ... that they have engaged in a process and become connected in a variety of different ways.

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    It's not clear to me that that will even be decided until after the government that follows the interim government is in place.

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    [The new government] would be an Iraq that would be for the Iraqi people. It wouldn't be a regime determined from the outside of Iraq, ... nonsense.

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    The Iraqi people are going to sort out what the Iraqi government ought to look like,

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    The United States government is not going to make any arrangement with any other country that would in any way undermine our security agreement with Japan,

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    The stronger the interim government gets, the more effective the security situation in the country gets, the less likely that there will be substantial operations like this. But that's some distance off,

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    have not done what the Pakistan government has done -- put troops along the border and prevent terrorists from escaping out of Afghanistan into their country.

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    I congratulate the people of Mongolia, the government and the armed forces of Mongolia for selecting that (peacekeeping) as a principle aspect of their military focus, and certainly the United States is anxious and willing and ready to be of assistance,

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    Today, history is being written by the valiant men and women of America's armed forces and by determined citizens who will do all they can to win this test of wills ? for that is what it is ? to keep our children from experiencing the heartbreak and terror of Sept. 11,

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    I can assure you that we are going to find ways, one way or another, to see that the men and women who go to the Gulf have the same kind of training that we're giving the men and women who go out in the Pacific for their deployments,

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    They have engaged in a number of such raids and have been successful in at least nine that I know of, ... They intend to proceed in an orderly way.

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    managing their affairs as people responsible for weapons of that power.

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    Those who sabotage the efforts to restore power and water and other services are not attacking the coalition, they are attacking you, the Iraqi people. With your cooperation we're dealing with them.

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    The war against terrorism... will use every element of American influence and power, ... The aim is to create conditions for sustained anti-terrorist and humanitarian relief efforts in Afghanistan.

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    A growth in China's power projection understandably leads other nations to question China's intentions, and to adjust their behavior in some fashion.

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    Every society, ... has to be vigilant against another type of Great Wall that can be a burden on man's talents and is born from a fear of them - a wall that limits speech, information and choices.

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    It's essentially a matter of physics, not a matter of money,

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    It's a big world. There are lots of countries. He's got a lot of money, he's got a lot of people who support him, and I just don't know whether we'll be successful, ... Clearly, it would be highly desirable to find him and stop him and his key people and there are a lot of them. We're not looking for one person. We're looking for a whole crowd. And that's our intent and our intention. How can anyone know what the outcome is going to be until you get there?

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    We're committed to staying -- as long as necessary with as many forces as necessary to successfully complete the mission,

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    Success will only occur if there's progress on the political front so that the Iraqi people see that in fact it is their country. It is a sovereign nation. They are in control of it,

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    Rather, success will be when there is a free Iraq where Iraqis are the guarantor of their own security with minimal coalition involvement, and that will be a historic accomplishment.

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