GEORGE W. BUSH
Bush was in rare form today during his press conference today. Hat tip Think Progress:
SUZANNE MALVEAUX, CNN: Thank you, Mr. President. Back on Iraq, a group of American and Iraqi health officials today released a report saying that 655,000 Iraqis have died since the Iraq war. That figure is 20 times the figure that you cited in December at 30,000. Do you care to amend or update your figure and do you consider this a credible report?
PRESIDENT BUSH: No, I don’t consider it a credible report, neither does General Casey and neither do Iraqi officials. I do know that a lot of innocent people have died and it troubles me and grieves me. And I applaud the Iraqis for their courage in the face of violence. I am, you know, amazed that this is a society which so wants to be free that they’re willing to — you know, that there’s a level of violence that they tolerate.
Um, yeah. That's what the Iraqis are doing - they're tolerating us. Actually they aren't. See, 71% of them want U.S. forces to leave within a year. They're tired of "tolerating" all the death and destruction and violence they have to deal with every day. That he would make such an astonishingly ignorant statement is like a window into Bush's level of ineptitude in all matters. He has no idea what he's talking about and the fact that he feels that Iraqis are tolerating the living hells their lives have become speaks volumes about the worst president ever.