Statement by President George W. Bush on Jalal Talabani
DALLAS, TEXAS -- "Laura and I are saddened to learn of former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani's passing. He believed in his country and his countrymen. He saw the potential of a free and united Iraq. And he worked tirelessly to deliver peace and liberty to his people. I was honored to work with him and fortunate to have spent time in his presence. Laura and I considered him a friend, and we send our sincere condolences to his family and all those who will miss him."