- After launching two wars, President George Bush said he wanted to be a “peace president” and took swipes at his Democratic rivals for being lawyers and weak on defence. …
“The enemy declared war on us,” Mr Bush told a re-election rally in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday. “Nobody wants to be the war president. I want to be the peace president … The next four years will be peaceful years,” said Mr Bush, who used the words “peace” or “peaceful” 20 times.
From Feb. 8:
- I’m a war president. I make decisions here in the Oval Office in foreign-policy matters with war on my mind.
Did somebody say “flip-flop”?
- “For a while we were marching to war. Now we’re marching to peace. … America is a safer place. Four more years and America will be safer and the world will be more peaceful,” he said. But a few hours later, in St Charles, Missouri, Mr Bush warned “the world will drift towards tragedy” if America shows “weakness”.
Marching to peace. Jesus.