44 Total Quotes

Adnan Pachachi Quotes

I see it as my duty toward the Iraqi people, and to protect the credibility of the democratic experiment, to set a date.
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#Credibility

I will call on parliament in the next few days.
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#Parliament

I believe that we will succeed in forming the national unity government the people are waiting for.
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#Government

will hasten the end of the acts of violence that have been perpetuated recently.
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#Violence

The two main issues are security and the necessity for an inclusive election.
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#Necessity

We will have at the end of this process a government that derives its legitimacy from the free desire of the Iraqi people,
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#Desire

An apology for the actions of some troops who, of course, are not representative of the majority of the armed forces here, I think that would have been useful and it would have helped to some extent.
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#American Businessman

People have to be convinced that these two men are in fact killed and are no longer a threat to the peace of the country,
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#Men

The political parties and groups that did not take part in the election should be invited to participate in the writing of the permanent constitution.
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#Elections

It is in our interest to expedite the whole process.
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#Interest

There were some elements in the Iraqi political class who were against me.
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#Class

The United Nations presents to us recommendations, not decisions, and we are to decide if we accept these recommendations or not,
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#Nations

We found him tired, haggard, and obviously a spent force,
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#Force

He seemed to be unrepentant, and there was no remorse or even sometimes there was a hint of defiance. Sometimes, he wasn't very coherent.
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#Defiance

This polarization has to end. Otherwise it could lead to disaster for the country.
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#Country

This contest between the secular and religious visions of government is really the main choice to be made. It won't be decided in one election, but it is a basic choice between an open and progressive Iraq and one that is backward and continues to fall behind.
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#Choice

It won't be a question of how well-trained or well-equipped the army is but one of the authority it serves.
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#American Businessman #Army

If the security forces continue to be dominated as they are now by political groups or sects, then the people won't trust in them - and the result will be civil war or fragmentation of the country.
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#People #American Businessman

We tell our supporters that they had a government under religious authority and look what happened. Everything got worse.
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#Authority

They want to inject religion into everything, which is not right. I cannot imagine that we might have a theocratic regime in Iraq like the one in Iran. That would be a disaster.
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#Religion

[After the handover of sovereignty, the multinational force will be in the country] with the approval of the Iraqi government, and anything it does has to be done in consultation with the Iraqi government and with its approval, ... Late Edition.
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#Approval

I think the Shiites want a theocracy.
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#American Businessman

We do not issue threats. The opposition can be inside and outside the government. This is a sound democratic [practice] that exists worldwide.
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#Government

Everybody seems to be imprisoned in their own sectarian or political affiliations. They don't seem to be able to rise above these things.
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#American Businessman

Anybody who has a militia now has power. The Mahdi Army, Badr, the insurgents, these are the ones who wield power. They have weapons, they can move around and they are determined. It's not a question of political personalities, but of arms and weapons.
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#Army

I think people are rapidly losing confidence in the political class, and I don't blame them.
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#American Businessman #Class

Until and unless we could disband these militias, this country won't be able to function properly.
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#American Businessman