more shortly! Used enough force but too much mouth this guy is a friggen war mongering idiot!
What a friggen idiot. He just can't shut up! President Bush, in an interview with the Times of London, acknowledged that using gun-slinging rhetoric in the past made the world see him as a "guy really anxious for war" in Iraq, and he aims to leave a legacy of international diplomacy for tackling Iran. In the interview, he expressed regret at the bitter divisions over the war and said that he was troubled about how the United States had been misunderstood. "I think that in retrospect I could have used a different tone, a different rhetoric," he said. Phrases such as "bring them on" or "dead or alive," he said, "indicated to people that I was, you know, not a man of peace." He also told the Times he found it very painful "to put youngsters in harm’s way," adding "I try to meet with as many of the families as I can. And I have an obligation to comfort and console as best as I possibly can. I also have an obligation to make sure that those lives were not lost in vain."
Bush said that his focus for his final six months in office was to secure agreement on issues such as establishing a Palestinian state and to "leave behind a series of structures that makes it easier for the next president." He is concerned that Barack Obama, if he is elected president, might open cracks in the West’s united front towards Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. And he is convinced that when his successor arrives and assesses "what will work or what won’t work in dealing with Iran," the new president will stick with the current policy. Bush's comments echo those made The interview comments follow comments Bush made in May to the Israeli Knesset that were interpreted by some as an attack on Obama's willingness to meeting with leader of Iran and others. Bush criticized politicians who would negotiate with "terrorists and radicals" and compared that approach to the appeasement of the Nazis prior to World War II. Bush Disputes War-Hungry Image, Affirms Tough Stance Toward Iran
What a friggen idiot! he is making it more difficult by the minute! At the same time, he is doing his damnedest to ensure we are there forever! President Bush said Wednesday he is confident the United States would reach an agreement on the role of U.S. forces in Iraq, calling opposition to a U.S. proposal part of the "noise" of a freer Iraqi society. Bush, appearing at a news conference here with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki "appreciates our presence there" and suggested that much of the local opposition to a status of forces agreement was based on inaccurate media reports and misunderstandings.
"There's all kinds of noise in their system and our system," Bush said. ". . . I think we'll get the agreement done." Top Iraqi officials are calling for a dramatic reduction of the U.S. role in Iraq after the United Nations mandate for the U.S. military presence in the country expires later this year. Iraqi critics complain that the agreement proposed by the United States would turn Iraq into a virtual colony and allow the United States to maintain nearly 60 bases in their country indefinitely.
Bush administration officials say a deal is necessary to preserve order in the battered country, and that a new agreement "will not involve permanent bases, nor will it bind any future president to troop levels." Bush's remarks followed a meeting with Merkel at Schloss Meseberg, a restored 18th century Prussian manor house that now serves as the German government guest house. Bush visited Merkel as part of a farewell tour of Europe that will take him to Rome later Wednesday and then to Paris and London. At the news conference, Merkel echoed Bush in warning Iran that the European Union could pursue additional penalties if the regime in Tehran does not allow open inspections of its uranium enrichment efforts. The chancellor told German reporters on Monday that Bush's impending departure will usher in a "a new period" or "a new time" -- translations differed -- in transatlantic relations. Bush Confident Iraq Troop Level Agreement Will Be Reached as he instigates war with Iran
Noise! a free Democratic Iraq! Yeah like a Democratic America! He wants peace! He is not a war monger! He just wants to stay in Iraq until he can attack Iran and things are heating up with Pakistan! Peace President my Eye!