Dr. Zalmay M. Khalilzad (born 1951) is the highest-ranking native Afghan and Muslim in the Bush administration. Currently, Khalilzad is U.S. ambassador to Iraq; he was sworn in on June 21, 2005.
- We've spent a lot of blood and treasure here. We regard Iraq's success to be our success. And God forbid, Iraq's failure will also be ours.
- I am a soldier, kind of a diplomatic soldier.