More discrepancies minimalised
According to this story, George W. Bush was challenged by a reporter when the President described the soaring violence in Iraq merely as “unsettling”.
“It’s bad in Iraq,” Mr Bush corrected himself.
How bad? Disastrously bad? No, according to the President, the situation is merely disappointingly bad.
“I thought we would succeed quicker than we did,” he offered. “And I am disappointed by the pace of success.”
See, folks. Iraq is not a disaster. Rather, it’s a success waiting to happen, albeit hampered by a disappointing pace of success.
Many will agree with Mr Bush that, all things considered, this is a somewhat disappointing outcome of the Bush administration’s response to the unsettling events of September 11 2001.