You know what's pathetic? That Bush finally admits to making some mistake and - when faced with disaster on a monumental scale - will only admit to a few poorly chosen words.
Even if he DOES believe that a War in Iraq was a good idea (and sadly, I think he does), it is very obvious that the execution of it has been entirely botched.
They are trying to occupy a hostile area the size of California with a tiny force of 130,000 troops; they left the borders wide open so Al Qaeda could come in; they can't leave the green zone because it's too dangerous; and the terrorists have a new training ground and a new base of operations in the Middle East.
Not only has Bush not HURT the terrorists - he has GIVEN THEM NEW TERRITORY.
And not because of his words. Because of his actions.