President Bush said he regretted sending the wrong impression of the United States when he used phrases like "Bring 'em on" and "dead or alive" in his first term and pledged to be more diplomatic.
In an interview with ABC's Barbara Walters to be broadcast on Friday, Bush said some of his past remarks were too blunt.
"'Bring it on,' was a little blunt," the president said in a transcript of the interview released on Thursday.
Georgie, you are right about one thing: "Bring it on" was, indeed, one of the single stupidest things that any President has ever said. But saying you'd get Bin Laden "dead or alive" wasn't. The problem wasn't that you said that and didn't do it. The problem was that you decided you'd rather occupy Iraq - for God knows what reason - than actually getting Bin Laden "dead or alive."
The problem isn't that you're blunt, you fool. The problem is that all the tough talk is just that - talk. Somebody should tell you that plain-spoken bullshit is not "bluntness."