"I would like you to please hurry ... Come sooner than September."
HAMID KARZAI, Afghan President, appealing to NATO to speed up its deployment of 3,500 additional troops to help tighten security ahead of Afghanistan's national election in September

"Let freedom reign!"
GEORGE W. BUSH, U.S. President, in a note after being informed that sovereign power in Iraq had been officially passed to the Iraqis

"God created the world in six days. How can we expect Allawi to improve things in one?"
ADIL JABBAR, Baghdad merchant, commenting on...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!