You knew it was coming. From today’s presser.
Old Habits Die Hard
Democrat leaders in Congress seem more interested in fighting political battles in Washington than in providing our troops what they need to fight the battles in Iraq. If Democrat leaders in Congress are bent on making a political statement, then they need to send me this unacceptable bill as quickly as possible when they come back.
This One Is Coughing Up Blood
In a time of war, it’s irresponsible for the Democrat leadership — Democratic leadership in Congress to delay for months on end while our troops in combat are waiting for the funds.
There Are A Group Of People
Bill, I’m very aware that there are a group of people that don’t think we should be there in the first place.
Murders As A Sign Of Success
And General Petraeus, who is a reasoned, sober man, says there is some progress being made. And he cites murders and — in other words, there’s some calm coming to the capital.
Send the Projection
In other words, suiciders are willing to kill innocent life in order to send the projection that this is an impossible mission.
The Solutoin Is More Than A Military Mission – Precisely The Reason I Sent More Troops Into Baghdad
But, nevertheless, I strongly agree that we’ve got to continue to make it clear to the Iraqi government that this is — the solution to Iraq, an Iraq that can govern itself, sustain itself and defend itself, is more than a military mission — precisely the reason why I sent more troops into Baghdad, to be able to provide some breathing space for this democratically-elected government to succeed.
The Dreaded Cauldron of Chaos
What I’m worried about is that we leave before the mission is done — and that is a country that is able to govern, sustain and defend itself — and that Iraq becomes a cauldron of chaos which will embolden extremists, whether they be Shia or Sunni extremists; which would enable extremists to have safe haven from which to plot attacks on America; which could provide new resources for an enemy that wants to harm us.
There Is A Lot Of Our Citizens
And it’s not just Matthew, there’s a lot of our citizens who are concerned about this war.
And therefore, we have worked to build a international coalition to try to convince the Iranians to give up their weapon, to make it clear that they have choices to make — whether the choice be isolation, or missed opportunity to grow their economies.
My Concern Is Several
And my concern, David, is several.
First of all, the decision of the Supreme Court we take very seriously.
My conversations with President [sic] Maliki, he seems dedicated to doing that.
Too Little Debate About Washington
You know, what’s interesting is you don’t hear a lot of debate about Washington as to what will happen if there is failure.
Just You Need To Know It Is His Homeland Security Department
Just you need to know they want to hit us again. We do everything we can here at the homeland to protect us. That’s why I’ve got a Homeland Security Department.
Inconveniencing Air Traffickers
That’s why we are inconveniencing air traffickers, to make sure nobody is carrying weapons on airplanes.
So Far He’s Succeeding
We’re planning for the worst.
Iraq Is His Homeland
Iraq is a very important part of securing the homeland, and it’s a very important part of helping change the Middle East into a part of the world that will not serve as a threat to the civilized world, to people like — or to the developed world, to people like — in the United States.