7 Total Quotes

Toby Dodge Quotes

You have an assassination attempt on the president of Iraq, a president who's invaded Iran, the war isn't going well: this is a clear blow against his power,
Toby Dodge
#Assassination

The response has to be swift and it has to be bloody to prove to the population of the town, and the whole of Iraq, that any attack on the president will be punished in brutal and horrific terms.
Toby Dodge
#Population

[The attempt to ensure passage] was a mixture of arrogance and stupidity, ... It would have made a Sunni boycott (of Saturday's vote) inevitable.
Toby Dodge
#Arrogance

They're negotiating about an institution that doesn't exist and shows no signs of coming to life, ... The state collapsed in June, 2003, and definitely needs to be rebuilt.
Toby Dodge
#Life

Does the process dump the Sunnis by the wayside or do they stay and hammer out a compromise?
Toby Dodge
#Compromise

It's increasingly becoming a war of all against all, with no rules. . . . The Iraqi security forces themselves are becoming just another of the players, and if they owe allegiance to anything, it's to their commanders or communities, and not remotely to the state itself.
Toby Dodge
#Rules

This isn't shaping up to be just a civil war - it's worse than that. It's a war of all against all. What we have is a security vacuum that has given rise to various different forces fighting each other for control ... it's much more fractured than a civil war.
Toby Dodge
#War