"Americans broadly agree -- and we in the administration count ourselves among them -- that the situation in Iraq is unacceptable."



"Americans broadly agree -- and we in the administration count ourselves among them -- that the situation in Iraq is unacceptable."
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
In congressional testimony on the situation in Iraq.
"American patience is limited, and obviously if the Iraqis fail to maintain their commitments we'll have to revisit our strategy."
Defense Secretary Robert Gates
During his appearance on Capitol Hill to sell President Bush's plan to send more troops.
"Civil wars end. All civil wars end. It is not our responsibility to end the civil war in Iraq."
Tom Lantos, D-Calif.
House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman.

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