"That is not our policy in Kyrgyzstan or in any other country. The moment we have now creates an opportunity for us to be more clear and more direct in articulating President Obama's vision."
- White House official Michael McFaul, promising greater transparency and defending America’s commitment to a democratic Kyrgyzstan
"We are falling down dramatically, and the United States doesn't care.”
- Acting Prime Minister Roza Otunbayeva, in a February AP interview as opposition leader