41 Total Quotes

Ahmed Chalabi Quotes

Ahmed Chalabi
I strongly believe that a federal structure based on administrative and geographic lines with strong powers for the federated states will be the best solution for Iraq.
Ahmed Chalabi
#Iraqi Statesman

Ahmed Chalabi
As for democracy and the political process in Iraq, isn't there democracy in Germany? And yet is the Nazi party allowed back?
Ahmed Chalabi
#Democracy

Ahmed Chalabi
I call on the international community to be fair to the Iraqi people. My position is that we respect international resolutions but in return demand justice and accountability for those who stole Iraq's money.
Ahmed Chalabi
#Iraqi Statesman #Community

Ahmed Chalabi
I don't think that they have many of the scientists who were involved in the weapons program to talk to at this time, and there were thousands of people, engineers and scientists, they know where the weapons are.
Ahmed Chalabi
#Iraqi Statesman #Scientists

Ahmed Chalabi
Patriotism is not a piece of paper. Had we wanted to live in other countries, we would have stayed there. But we came to Iraq.
Ahmed Chalabi
#Patriotic

Ahmed Chalabi
The intelligence agencies of the United States say they have a five-year plan - that we must develop new sources of human intelligence and infrastructure inside Iraq, before we can do anything about the regime. That's a long process. Essentially, they say, don't do anything now.
Ahmed Chalabi
#Intelligence

Ahmed Chalabi
The Iraqi people are living a long-running tragedy because of the legacy of the old regime, the Americans and their actions that are unsuitable for Iraqi society, and the weakness of national resolve.
Ahmed Chalabi
#Iraqi Statesman

Ahmed Chalabi
According to UN Security Council Resolution 1546, Iraq is a sovereign state. There are multinational forces in Iraq and I want these forces to be of assistance to the Iraqi government. I want their role be specified and regulated in an agreement. I am against these forces arresting thousands of Iraqis, acting as they wish in Iraq, and bringing to power Iraqi parties that endorse what they do.
Ahmed Chalabi
#Iraq

Ahmed Chalabi
The Iraqi people never had a personality that galvanized them, and around which they gathered, throughout the eight decades of Iraqi history.
Ahmed Chalabi
#People #Iraqi Statesman

Ahmed Chalabi
Where did the money go? What was it used for? Who was it given to?
Ahmed Chalabi
#Money

Ahmed Chalabi
My response to this is that this sentence is unjust, and it's ill-founded and based on falsehood,
Ahmed Chalabi
#Falsehood

Ahmed Chalabi
When America treats its friends this way, then they are in big trouble.
Ahmed Chalabi
#America

Ahmed Chalabi
I'm going back to confront those lies,
Ahmed Chalabi
#Lies And Lying

Ahmed Chalabi
There is some evidence that it was formulated in writing before the war started, for after the war. And I think that Saddam had this plan done, and it's being implemented by the remnants of his regime.
Ahmed Chalabi
#War

Ahmed Chalabi
meeting ... called by the U.S. to give their vision of the interim Iraqi authority. It will be a one-day meeting. And the U.S. will present its vision, and there will be a statement after the meeting.
Ahmed Chalabi
#Authority

Ahmed Chalabi
This law will embody the principles that find general consensus among the Iraqi people ... respect for human rights and respect for basic political freedoms, including freedom of religion and the practice of religion and the equality of all citizens.
Ahmed Chalabi
#Human Rights

Ahmed Chalabi
We look forward for cooperation with the U.N. in establishing and drafting a constitution,
Ahmed Chalabi
#Constitution

Ahmed Chalabi
This process has to be entirely in the hands of Iraqis, and it has to be done by a constitutional convention that is completely free of all other institutions in Iraq, including the governing council.
Ahmed Chalabi
#Constitutional

Ahmed Chalabi
to be more positive about what is going on in Iraq.
Ahmed Chalabi
#Iraq

Ahmed Chalabi
That's a very important policy. The United States now can be taken to mean the removal of Saddam Hussein, and we believe that President Clinton took a courageous stand.
Ahmed Chalabi
#United States

Ahmed Chalabi
People will perceive him to be much more vulnerable now.
Ahmed Chalabi
#People

Ahmed Chalabi
The view that we hold in Iraq now is this -- that democracy is associated with elections. I believe that elections are possible.
Ahmed Chalabi
#Democracy

Ahmed Chalabi
Do not seek to find a reason why elections are not possible. Seek to make them possible, and they will be possible.
Ahmed Chalabi
#Elections #Iraqi Statesman

Ahmed Chalabi
It will be a war of national liberation. We believe the people reject totalitarianism.
Ahmed Chalabi
#People #Iraqi Statesman

Ahmed Chalabi
The elections went well because the Iraqi people have an overwhelming desire to vote. The unions of people are stronger than the handful of terrorists. And the terrorists threw everything they had into this fray, and they lost.
Ahmed Chalabi
#Desire