A Congenital Spinmeister
In today's interview with Brian Williams of NBC, Bush demonstrates his fine grasp of reality and straight talking to the American people ... NOT!
Williams: A lot of people have seen in this series of speeches you're giving on Iraq, a movement in your position. They call it an acknowledgement that perhaps the mission has not gone as it was originally planned — three points: That the U.S. would be welcomed as liberators, that General Shinsecki, when he said this would take hundreds of thousands of troops in his farewell speech, might have been right. And third, that it wasn't a self-sustaining war in terms of the oil revenue. Do you concede those three points might not have gone as planned?
President Bush: Review them with me again.
Williams: Number one — that we'd be welcomed as liberators?
President Bush: I think we are welcomed. But it was not a peaceful welcome. There were some in society, rejectionists and the Saddamists and the terrorists that have moved in to stir them up that said, "We're going to prevent a democracy from emerging." But I think a lot of people are glad, I know a lot of people are glad we're there. And they're glad we're helping them train their troops so they can take the fight.
"I think we are welcomed. But it was not a peaceful welcome". What a piece of work.
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