October 27, 2006: Iraq deaths Al-Qaeda’s try to sway US vote: Pentagon (AFP)

  • But he cast the struggle as a "battle for the hearts and minds of the American people."
  • He said Iraqi insurgents "know this is a battle for the resolve of the American people. And if they can influence elections and get the American people to get tired of this war through their attacks, I think they see something."
  • "Again, it is a test of wills for the American people, and if they can dishearten the American people and … get the American people down on this war, then they see that is how they can win ultimately in Iraq and ultimately in the long war."
  • "When the Democratic Party in Connecticut purged Joe Lieberman, in effect, drummed him out of the party on the grounds that he had supported the president in the global war on terror, that sends a message to the terrorists overseas that their basic strategy of trying to break the will of the American people may, in fact, work," he said. Copyright © 2006 Agence France Presse. All rights reserved. The information contained in the AFP News report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of Agence France Presse.