Bush: “That is a do-over that I can’t do”
Posted by msrb on December 2, 2008
Lying about his plan to invade Iraq even before taking office, Bush says flawed Iraq intelligence is his biggest regret!
- Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq: “1,284,105”
- [Officially acknowledged] Number of U.S. Military Personnel Condemned to Death by GWB In U.S. War And Occupation Of Iraq: 4,206
- Number of U.S. Military Personnel with brain damage and other serious injuries: 15% of soldiers have reported an injury during deployment that involved loss of consciousness or altered mental status. At least another 44,000 seriously wounded required medical air transports
George W Bush: The worst psychopath not behind bars
[This is how much I care about the world!] U.S. President George W. Bush gestures in a conversation with Pastor Rick Warren during the Saddleback Civil Forum on Global Health during World AIDS day in Washington December 1, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES). Image may be subject to copyright.
Lying through his teeth, as usual, George W. Bush told ABC “World News” that “The biggest regret of all the presidency has to have been the intelligence failure in Iraq,” that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, and that “he was unprepared for war when he took office.”
“I think I was unprepared for war. In other words, I didn’t campaign and say, ‘Please vote for me, I’ll be able to handle an attack’,” Bush said. “I didn’t anticipate war.”
Why didn’t you pull the troops out of Iraq, once it was common knowledge that the intelligence was phony?
That would have compromised his principles, he said. “It was a tough call, particularly, since a lot of people were advising for me to get out of Iraq, or pull back in Iraq.”
[There are about 164,000 U.S. troops in Iraq and at least 32,000 in Afghanistan, and probably twice as many contractors as the number of troops in each country.]
- Bush Planned Iraq ‘Regime Change’ Before Becoming President
- The secret Downing Street memo
- Memo: Bush made intel fit Iraq policy
- Leaked Cabinet Office paper: Conditions for military action
- Ministers were told of need for Gulf war ‘excuse’