Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr. quote
December 7, 2006
Baghdad is the center of gravity for the entire country. In many ways, as Baghdad goes, so goes Iraq. Baghdad is the cultural, social and economic center of the country. It's a reflection of the Iraqi soul. It's why the coalition focused so much of its efforts here in the capital ... to give the people of Iraq a choice, a chance and a new future.