Top 79 Iraq Quotes

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“Baathism in Iraq equals Nazism in Germany.”

― Ahmed Chalabi

“Sectarian politics gets votes in Iraq. But sectarian government fails in Iraq.”

― Ahmed Chalabi

“Northern Iraq has become, economically, a natural extension of Turkey.”

― Ali Babacan

“Of all Iraq’s rocket scientists, none drew warier scrutiny abroad than Modher Sadeq-Saba Tamimi.”

― Barton Gellman

“The defection of Hussein Kamel was a turning point in the U.N.-imposed disarmament of Iraq in the 1990s.”

― Barton Gellman

“The most significant indicator that there is no disaster in Iraq is the fact that there is no exodus.”

― Bashar al-Assad

“The U.S. and Britain are incapable of controlling all of Iraq.”

― Bashar al-Assad

“Iraq is not about oil.”

― Bobby Ray Inman

“If we can rebuild Iraq, we can rebuild Illinois and Indiana and if we can do Baghdad, we can do Baltimore.”

― Carol Moseley Braun

“We would all rather see Iraq resolved successfully.”

― Charles Kennedy

“When I stood up to oppose an invasion of Iraq in 2002, it wasn’t a popular thing to do.”

― Chellie Pingree

“Of course, it’s imperative that we stabilize Iraq and quickly reduce our armed role there.”

― David Hackworth

“Gen. David Petraeus, commander of U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and at Centcom, is probably the most decorated officer of his generation.”

― David Ignatius

“Iraq does have many, many different tensions.”

― David Petraeus

“I think the disarmament of Iraq is inevitable.”

― Douglas Feith

“If, for a moment, it seemed that September 11th could be identified with Iraq, the illusion was short-lived.”

― Elif Batuman

“There’s no connection between al-Qaeda and Iraq.”

― George Clooney

“The tyrant has fallen, and Iraq is free.”

― George W. Bush

“The United States prefers that Iraq meet its obligations voluntarily, yet we are prepared for the alternative.”

― George W. Bush

“This question about Iraq has gotten personal.”

― Gerhard Schroder

“It’s astounding the degree to which these communities are intermarried. Iraq is a crazy quilt of ethnicities and religious sects.”

― H. R. McMaster

“Iraqi oil is sold by Iraq.”

― Haider al-Abadi

“Many of our forces collapsed when Daesh rolled into Iraq.”

― Haider al-Abadi

“The U.N. is much more than the case of Iraq.”

― Hans Blix

“What we now have in Iraq is a defeat.”

― Henry Waxman

“Terrorists are everywhere and, emphatically, not only in Iraq.”

― Ivo Daalder

“We are succeeding in Iraq. Thank you, America.”

― Iyad Allawi

“We are succeeding in Iraq. It’s a tough struggle with setbacks, but we are succeeding.”

― Iyad Allawi

“Iraq is not occupied, but there are foreign forces on its soil, which is different.”

― Jalal Talabani

“Iraq is a manufactured conflict for the sake of geopolitical dominance in the area.”

― Janeane Garofalo

“It’s not just Iraq – it’s the Atlantic partnership which is at stake.”

― Janez Drnovsek

“We would like UN resolutions to be enforced, including on Iraq.”

― Jean-Pierre Raffarin

“In Iraq, embedding allows us to put reporters in situations that would otherwise be too dangerous for them.”

― Jim Walton

“There’s a lot of revisionist history that goes on these days about Iraq.”

― Joe Biden

“I am all in favour of democracy in Iraq.”

― John Bolton

“The people of Iraq have suffered greatly.”

― John Chilcot

“The scale of the U.K. effort in post-conflict Iraq never matched the scale of the challenge.”

― John Chilcot

“Planning and preparations for Iraq after Saddam Hussein were wholly inadequate.”

― John Chilcot

“Blair overestimated his ability to influence U.S. decisions on Iraq.”

― John Chilcot

“In practice, the U.K.’s most consistent strategic objective in relation to Iraq was to reduce the level of its deployed forces.”

― John Chilcot

“I’ve spent 7 Christmases in Iraq and Afghanistan with WWE.”

― John Layfield

“Clearly, a stable, unified and democratic Iraq cannot be achieved militarily by the U.S.”

― John Olver

“Disarming Iraq is legal under a series of U.N. resolutions. Iraq is in flagrant violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions.”

― Jose Maria Aznar

“I served two tours in Iraq, in the Marine Corps.”

― Josh Mandel

“We invaded Iraq to change a totalitarian, despotic regime, and we have been successful there.”

― Judd Gregg

“The war in Iraq has as much to do with terrorism as the administration has to do with compassion.”

― Julian Bond

“I began college during the Iraq War and initially wanted to be a foreign correspondent.”

― Kasie Hunt

“Al Qaeda is alive and well in Libya, Iraq, Syria and the wars are not receding.”

― Lindsey Graham

“Iraq is falling apart.”

― Lindsey Graham

“Don’t invade Iraq. Inspections work, war won’t.”

― Martin Sheen

“During the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the military conducted only a handful of drone missions.”

― Michael Hastings

“My younger brother is a decorated combat veteran and was a platoon leader in Iraq.”

― Michael Hastings

“We are tangled in a very significant Islamic insurgency in Iraq.”

― Michael Scheuer

“The Salafists, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Al Qaeda in Iraq are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria.”

― Michael T. Flynn

“There’s overwhelming evidence… circumstantial and otherwise, to suggest a connection between Iraq and al Qaeda.”

― Mike Pence

“The new troops in Iraq need to be Iraqi troops.”

― Mitch McConnell

“If anything caused ISIS, it was the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.”

― Mohammad Javad Zarif

“I don’t see any possibility of Britain and the U.S. allowing a sovereign independent Iraq; that’s almost inconceivable.”

― Noam Chomsky

“The invasion of Iraq, particularly, gave a big shot in the arm to the jihadi extremists.”

― Noam Chomsky

“I was very much in favor of the Iraq invasion.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“The rebuilding of Iraq has been terrible.”

― Pat Robertson

“It was Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda who attacked the U.S. on September 11, 2001, not Saddam Hussein and Iraq.”

― Peter DeFazio

“Even the majority of the Sunnis have grown tired of foreign terrorists operating in Iraq.”

― Peter DeFazio

“I would have voted ‘no’ on the Iraq war and ‘yes’ to Afghanistan.”

― Rand Paul

“No connection between Iraq and the 9/11 catastrophe.”

― Richard Ben-Veniste

“For many foreign fighters, the jihad in Iraq and Syria is a commuter war.”

― Richard Engel

“I did not believe in the Iraq war.”

― Richard N. Haass

“I have performed for the troops… in Iraq! They loved it! I loved it… It’s all good!”

― Rob Riggle

“I have carried bills concerning Sudan. I’ve carried bills concerning Congo. I’ve carried bills concerning North Korea and Iran and Iraq.”

― Sam Brownback

“The Iraq war was not necessary.”

― Scott McClellan

“Iraq has a tremendous amount of history.”

― Scott Ritter

“There is only one option in Iraq: that we win.”

― Thelma Drake

“We are spending $1 billion a week in Iraq.”

― Tom Allen

“We need to significantly increase the number of bombing runs we’re conducting in Iraq and Syria.”

― Tom Cotton

“Romania will continue to fulfil its obligations in Afghanistan and Iraq.”

― Traian Basescu

“I’ve never signed any contract and never received a cent from Iraq.”

― Vladimir Zhirinovsky

“The war in Iraq, clearly has not turned out in the way that was hoped.”

― William Hague

“We are not going to abandon Iraq.”

― Zalmay Khalilzad

“In Iraq we must succeed. Failure is not an option.”

― Zbigniew Brzezinski
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