| I think people are rapidly losing confidence in the political class, and I don't blame them.
| An apology for the actions of some troops who, of course, are not representative of the majority of the armed forces here, I think that would have been useful and it would have helped to some extent.
| Until and unless we could disband these militias, this country won't be able to function properly.
| I think the Shiites want a theocracy.
| Everybody seems to be imprisoned in their own sectarian or political affiliations. They don't seem to be able to rise above these things.
| It won't be a question of how well-trained or well-equipped the army is but one of the authority it serves.
| If the security forces continue to be dominated as they are now by political groups or sects, then the people won't trust in them - and the result will be civil war or fragmentation of the country.