Saturday, June 14, 2008

Some irritated guys making some moves

Bush was interviewed by the Observer (London).

HOW TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS IN THE MIDDLE EAST: “When you go to the Middle East and you sit in my seat and listen, yes, there’s concern about the Palestinian state. But the dialogue has shifted dramatically from ‘solve the Palestinian state and you’ve solved the problems in the Middle East’ to, now, ‘solve the Iranian issue and you solve the problems in the Middle East’.” So who is it, besides the Israelis, calling for the US to attack Iran? We want names.

WHAT GEORGE FEELS: (ON IRAQ): “I feel a sense of pain for death. I feel a sense of pain for the families of our troops.”

BUST A MOVE: “We’re in a war. A lot of people hoped this wasn’t a war - they just kind of dismiss it as, oh, there’s some irritated guys making some moves.”

HE HAS AN MBA, YOU KNOW: “I talked to King Abdullah about increasing the supply of oil, on the theory that if you harm your consumers with high prices they will find other ways to power their economies - and that he should not want to see the kind of worldwide contraction as a result of consumers spending money on energy that ends up overseas, as opposed to spending money on opportunities in their respective economies.” Yes, he certainly wouldn’t want to see consumers spending money on energy that ends up overseas... although, actually, isn’t he in the business of selling energy and isn’t he located, you know, overseas?

(Update: more from this interview in the next post.)

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