"I affirm that this government represents the will of the people and no one has the right to impose a timetable on it. ... I am positive that this is not the official policy of the American government



"I affirm that this government represents the will of the people and no one has the right to impose a timetable on it. ... I am positive that this is not the official policy of the American government but rather a result of the ongoing election campaign."
Nouri al-Maliki
Iraq prime minister, after U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said Iraqi leaders had agreed to set deadlines by the year's end for achieving specific political and security goals
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"I know many Americans are not satisfied with the situation in Iraq. I'm not satisfied either."
President Bush
During a lengthy news conference Wednesday in the White House.

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