"I don't have a date, but I can see over the next 12 to 18 months, the Iraqi security forces progressing to a point where they can take on the security responsibilities for the country, with very little coalition support."
Gen. George Casey
The top U.S. commander in Iraq, saying Iraqi troops were on course to take over security control from U.S.-led coalition forces.
"It will not have any intermediary in the way of any group. It will be spent according to the wishes first of all of the donors."
Prime Minister Fuad Saniora
Of Lebanon, dismissing a suggestion that postwar aid will be funneled to Hezbollah guerrillas.