Is Iraq just a fart in a windstorm?
George Bush tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer than in the grand scheme of things, the ongoing violence and death in Iraq amount to almost nothing -- a fart in a windstorm, as one of my political friends (who shall go nameless) might say.
BLITZER: Let's move on and talk a little bit about Iraq. Because this is a huge, huge issue, as you know, for the American public, a lot of concern that perhaps they are on the verge of a civil war, if not already a civil war... We see these horrible bodies showing up, tortured, mutilation. The Shia and the Sunni, the Iranians apparently having a negative role. Of course, al Qaeda in Iraq is still operating.Hat tip: Carpetbagger Report via Think Progress.
BUSH: Yes, you see -- you see it on TV, and that's the power of an enemy that is willing to kill innocent people. But there's also an unbelievable will and resiliency by the Iraqi people... Admittedly, it seems like a decade ago. I like to tell people when the final history is written on Iraq, it will look like just a comma because there is -- my point is, there's a strong will for democracy. (emphasis added)