Bush: Troops Will Stay in Iraq Past 2008
Posted on Mar 21, 2006
The president made the admission during a news conference, during which he uttered perhaps the most tone-deaf and asinine remark of his presidency: “Nobody likes war. It creates a sense of uncertainty in the country.”
President Bush acknowledged yesterday that the war in Iraq is dominating nearly every aspect of his presidency, and he served notice for the first time that he expects the decision on when all U.S. troops come home to fall on his successors.
In an hour-long news conference, Bush said the “trauma” of war has left the public and even some lawmakers in his own party understandably shaken and skeptical of his vow that the United States will prevail.
“Nobody likes war,” Bush said. “It creates a sense of uncertainty in the country.”