In response to the outbreak of civil war in Iraq, President Bush had this to say from the BBC:

…Iraqis had “had a chance to fall apart and they didn’t”.

Really, now?  Also, from the BBC:

Mr Bush said he remained confident, three years after the US-led invasion, that his strategy would succeed.

He praised the sacrifice made by members of the US military in Iraq, adding: “If I didn’t believe we could succeed, I wouldn’t be there. I wouldn’t put those kids there.”

President Bush has faced plummeting approval ratings. A poll conducted last week showed his personal rating at 36%, compared to 57% a year ago.

In the same survey, 65% of Americans said they were dissatisfied with the president’s handling of the war.

Mr Bush defended his decision to invade Iraq.

“I didn’t want war. To assume I wanted war is just flat wrong… No president wants war.”

Somehow, I just can’t believe that this is true.  In the words of Keith Olbermann, “Who does the President think he’s F’n kidding?”

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