Live, from Amman, Jordan, it’s the Chimpy Show.
Time Limits Defined
A time limit. As soon as possible.
All About al Qaeda
And, yes, I talked about making sure that al Qaeda doesn’t take — doesn’t provide — gets safe haven in Iraq.
Well that’s — killers taking innocent life is, in some cases, sectarian. I happen to view it as criminal, as well as sectarian.
All About Oil
But it’s one thing to put people in uniform, and another thing to have clear command structure, or the capacity to move troops from point A to point B, or the capacity to make sure that the troop carrier from point A to point B has got the necessary air in its tires or oil in its engine. In other words, this is a sophisticated operation to get a unifying army stood up.
Graceless Exit Preferred
And that’s why this business about graceful exit just simply has no realism to it at all.
Listen To What Iraqis Says
The only way that Iraq is going to be able to succeed is when the Iraqis, led by a capable person, says, we’re tired of it, we don’t want violence, we want the peace that our 12 million people voted for.
PRESIDENT BUSH: Mr. Prime Minister, you want to answer some more questions? (Laughter.) Go ahead. Hold on for a minute. Wait, wait, wait.
PRIME MINISTER MALIKI: We said six question, now this is the seventh — this is the eighth — eight questions.
PRESIDENT BUSH: Yes, this guy?
Q (As translated.) Mr. President, in light of the war that the United States is fighting against terror in Iraq, what has been accomplished? What do you expect to be accomplished after a three-year confrontation?
Another question — other people are accusing the United States of bringing terrorism to Iraq, and the proof is that what’s going on in Iraq and what’s going on in Afghanistan. And the biggest loser is the Iraqi citizen.
PRESIDENT BUSH: It’s an interesting analysis: the biggest loser for a free society is the Iraqi citizen when this society was just liberated from the grips of a brutal tyrant that killed thousands and thousands of the Iraqi citizens.