Feb-01-2007 Foreign Policy: Who Won in Iraq: The Iraqi People - By Jalal Talabani (President of Iraq)
"The past four years have been a roller-coaster for the Iraqi people. We’ve been liberated from our oppressive tyrant, only to be thrust into deadly sectarian warfare. But the fight for Iraq is not just the fight of the Iraqi people; the entire civilized world has a stake in what happens here. And simply abandoning the country to the terrorists would be everyone’s shame."