"They created a desolation and call it peace." -Fouad Siniora, Lebanese Prime Minister, decrying Israel's incrusion into Lebanon by quoting 1st century Roman historian Tacitus. Speaking to Western diplomats, Siniora asked, "Are we children of a lesser God?"
"Hope over fear. Liberty over oppression...Let there be no doubt- today Iraq is a democracy." -Nouri Al-Maliki, Iraqi Prime Minister, addressing a joint session of the US Congress last week and boasting of his country's political and social progress since 2003.
"Is he living in Iraq?" -Debbie wasserman-Schultz, Democratic Representative, Florida, on the dissonance between al-Maliki's depiction of a blossoming Iraq and the country's escalating sectarian violence, which he barely mentioned.
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