Your President Speaksapalooza, Part III: Bulgaria

Chimpy gave a series of interviews to representatives of the foreign press today in hopes of burnishing his image before he travels to the G8 meeting next week.

We continue with the interview conducted for BNT of, Bulgaria .

But Only Sometimes

You know, I tell people sometimes — in America they always respect the presidency, and sometimes they like the President.

An Inappropriate Question, Apparently

Q Bulgaria is an ally; it’s hosting three joint military bases. What will Bulgaria get in return?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, first of all, you’ve got a good friend. And I don’t think friends really kind of measure decision making on a quid pro quo basis.

Oy

In other words, sovereign nations say, well, this is in my interests.

Scratch That

One of the great things about a relationship with the United States is we keep our word, or we should keep our word.

These Great Defensive Alliance

And I would hope that the citizens would get a sense of comfort through the relationship with the United States, and other nations that are involved with these great defensive alliance.

No Mistakes!

Q Mr. President, on Iraq. Bulgarian civilians and soldiers died there, so it may be right and just to ask you, do you admit any mistakes in Iraq?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, the first thing I want to say is, to the Bulgarian mother or father or wife or husband, my deepest sympathies go to your loved one. I deal with the pain of death here in America. One of my jobs as the person who made the decision to put our troops there, of course, is to try to comfort those who have lost a loved one. And it’s, frankly, the most painful aspect of the job, knowing my decision caused a child to be lost to a family.

And so what I tell those parents, and I’d like to share the same thing with the Bulgarian families, is, one, the cause was necessary and noble for peace; two, that I’m committed to helping this Iraqi government succeed, and I think the people will look back 50 years from now and say, oh, I understand now why they were doing what they were doing, because democracies and liberties help yield peace; thirdly, that I won’t let politics get in the way of making important decisions to help achieve the mission. In other words, we won’t let their loved one die in vain. You can look back on any war, and determine whether or not certain tactics could be changed, but the strategic decision, removing Saddam Hussein, was the right decision.

No Mistakes, I Told You That Already!

Q Mr. President, if we conclude, once again, could you say to the citizens of Bulgaria, summing up, what kind of face will you present to them? And we know you value convictions and values, but can you admit also making mistakes?

THE PRESIDENT: I mean, if you’re trying to say, did I make a mistake routing al Qaeda out of Afghanistan, the answer is, absolutely not. Getting rid of Saddam Hussein was the right thing to do. You’ve got to understand, my decision making is based, of course, first and foremost on the best interests of the United States. And we got attacked. Nearly 3,000 of our citizens died, and it affected my thinking. I will continue to make decisions to help secure our country.

But you’ll see a guy come to Bulgaria who is grateful for the hospitality, grateful for the friendship, someone who brings the great spirit of America. Listen, I represent a great country because our people are great. Our people are hard working, decent, honorable, compassionate people, who care deeply about freedom and liberty. I’m really proud to be their President.

3 thoughts on “Your President Speaksapalooza, Part III: Bulgaria

  1. MapleStreet says:

    “I deal with the pain of death here in America. One of my jobs as the person who made the decision to put our troops there, of course, is to try to comfort those who have lost a loved one.”
    I’m missing something. Which soldier’s funeral did the Chimp visit?
    I just saw a cartoon featuring “I am Weasel” and “I R Baboon”. I thing the Baboon is smarter than the Chimp. and at least the Baboon seems to be honest

  2. Nora says:

    Another in a series of proofs that God doesn’t strike people with lightning for even the most egregious lies. Actually, the continued existence of just about anyone in this administration is proof of that, but today we have the wonderful line: “I won’t let politics get in the way of making important decisions.” Sweet Jesus on a Ritz Cracker, is there any decision he has made in the last six years that has NOT been all about politics first and foremost?

  3. anonymouse69 says:

    Dumbya says: “. . .I think the people will look back 50 years from now and say, oh, I understand now why they were doing what they were doing, because democracies and liberties help yield peace. . .”; and adds that “You can look back on any war, and determine whether or not certain tactics could be changed, but the strategic decision, removing Saddam Hussein, was the right decision.” Well, a lot of things can happen in fifty years, and Bush is hoping things will work out in Iraq, so he can claim credit for its “success” as his legacy.
    But if you’re going to judge these decisions fifty years down the road, then isn’t it equally likely within said time frame that, even without the U.S. preemptive war, Saddam, who’d be dead or possibly even deposed by then, would be gone and democracy might have developed on its own accord? Because what Iraq’s got right now ain’t no democracy, it’s a friggin’ void.

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