"Had it not been for the US and the UK, the Iraqis would still be ruled by Saddam Hussein. This is a country in transition. We have been brutalised by 35 years of brutality."
(Iraqi deputy PM, via BBC News)
the company will keep operating its own Google Video as a separate operation.
Universal Music Group has signed a distribution deal with YouTube, which will protect the rights of the music firm's artists.
YouTube also says it has signed a deal with CBS, which will offer short-form video programming, including news, sport and entertainment on YouTube.
Google has also signed distribution deals of its own, with Sony BMG and Warner Music to offer music videos.