Monday, January 15, 2007

Gratitude Level

PELLEY: Do you think you owe the Iraqi people an apology for not doing a better job?

BUSH: That we didn't do a better job or they didn't do a better job?

PELLEY: Well, that the United States did not do a better job in providing security after the invasion.

BUSH: Not at all. I am proud of the efforts we did. We liberated that country from a tyrant. I think the Iraqi people owe the American people a huge debt of gratitude, and I believe most Iraqis express that. I mean, the people understand that we've endured great sacrifice to help them. That's the problem here in America. They wonder whether or not there is a gratitude level that's significant enough in Iraq.


  1. The scariest thing is that while no one is buying this, it obviously does not matter. The absolute confidence, the utter contempt, tells the whole story. He needs no public consent to his policies. He need actually fool no one. The very process of answering the questions publicly is mere meaningless ceremony.

  2. As kurosawa observed, the bad sleep well