Ali Allawi opens the 17th chapter (titled Arabs and Persians) of his book The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace with these quotes:
'The gates of hell are open in Iraq.'
-Amr Moussa, Arab League's Secretary General, September 2004
'To us it seems out of this world that you do this. We fought a war together to keep Iran from occupying Iraq after Iraq was driven out of Kuwait. Now we are handing the whole country over to Iran without reason.'
-Prince Saud al-Faisal, Saudi Foreign Minister, speaking at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York, 23 September, 2005