Tuesday, August 19

Let's Dress Him Up In A Flightsuit, Have Him Announce This In Front Of The 101st Airborne, And Watch As They Kick His Ass

Bush Revises Views On 'Combat' in Iraq
By Dana Milbank and Bradley Graham
Washington Post Staff Writers

President Bush, revising his earlier characterization of the fighting in Iraq, said in an interview released yesterday that combat operations are still underway in that country.

In an interview with the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service given on Thursday and released by the White House yesterday, Bush interrupted the questioner when asked about his announcement on May 1 of, as the journalist put it, "the end of combat operations."

"Actually, major military operations," Bush replied. "Because we still have combat operations going on." Bush added: "It's a different kind of combat mission, but, nevertheless, it's combat, just ask the kids that are over there killing and being shot at."