Seriously: We won’t be responsible for the above if you try to digest your dinner and this news simultaneously….

Ready? OK: Bush is apparently frustrated that the Iraqi people have not shown greater support for America’s mission in Iraq.

That’s right: Bush is frustrated at the lack of public support for America in Iraq.

Has the man stopped watching even Fox News, and instead installed a one-way walkie-talkie in his brain with Don Rumsfeld on the other end?


N.Y. Times:

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 ? President Bush made clear in a private meeting this week that he was concerned about the lack of progress in Iraq and frustrated that the new Iraqi government ? and the Iraqi people ? had not shown greater public support for the American mission, participants in the meeting said Tuesday.

Those who attended a Monday lunch at the Pentagon that included the president?s war cabinet and several outside experts said Mr. Bush carefully avoided expressing a clear personal view of the new prime minister of Iraq, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki.

But in what participants described as a telling line of questioning, Mr. Bush did ask each of the academic experts for their assessment of the prime minister?s effectiveness.

?I sensed a frustration with the lack of progress on the bigger picture of Iraq generally ? that we continue to lose a lot of lives, it continues to sap our budget,? said one person who attended the meeting. ?The president wants the people in Iraq to get more on board to bring success.?

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