With his historical legacy clearly in sight, after tens of thousands of American soldiers, Afghans and Iraqis and others - sometimes whole, innocent families - have been killed or maimed for life in different aspects of his aimless "war on terror," George W. Bush has told interviewers at the British daily, the Times, that he "regrets" the "bitter divisions" his war-making policies have caused and that he is "troubled about how his country [has] been misunderstood." He told the newspaper's reporters: "I think that, in retrospect, I could have used a different tone, a different rhetoric."
The paper notes that Bush "admitted to the Times that his gun-slinging rhetoric made the world believe that he was a 'guy really anxious for war' in Iraq. He said that his aim now was to leave his successor a legacy of international diplomacy for tackling Iran. 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.'
You're NOT a man of peace, OBVIOUSLY, you clueless jerk. You ARE really anxious for war. You did everything POSSIBLE to make sure you got to start one, REMEMBER? Including bullshitting like there was no tomorrow about what your own intelligence people said, REMEMBER?
Minutes before the speech [announcing the start of the Iraq war], an internal television monitor showed the president pumping his fist. "Feels good," he said.
Man of peace not anxious for war, my ass.
And notice how he presents the quote: "dead or alive." That's it. Just "dead or alive."
No, Georgie, what you said was, "OSAMA BIN LADEN, dead or alive." Why didn't you mention the first part, Georgie? Hmmmmmmmmmmm?