The speaker also refers to calls for support from the US to the international community, and the rift it caused between countries. ‘Some [countries] responded shyly to [the US] out of fear – Thus, they sent a few hundred soldiers to Iraq or donated a few hundred million dollars,’ it says. ‘Some sides apologised for not being able to offer anything. To the latter, we say that we and our people appreciate their stands.’ (MEED 20:10:03)