] Russert: On Friday, you announced a committee, commission to look
] into intelligence failures regarding the Iraq war and our entire
] intelligence community...Prime Minister Blair has set up a similar
] commission in Great Britain....His is going to report back in
] July. Ours is not going to be until March of 2005, five months
] after the presidential election...Shouldn't the American people
] have the benefit of the commission before the election?
] President Bush: Well, the reason why we gave it time is because we
] didn't want it to be hurried...
--# I'll BET you don't...oh, and he rambles on about the importance of intelligence (ha! irony!) for quite awhile here, too.
] Russert: Will you testify before the commission?
] President Bush: This commission? You know, I don't
] testify? I will be glad to visit with them. I will be
] glad to share with them knowledge. I will be glad to
] make recommendations, if they ask for some.
--# You don't testify? So now you're exempt from the bloody system you work for?! And, yes, he rambles on for quite some time more without actually saying much of anything except that he's "glad"
] Russert: There is another commission right now looking
] into September 11th...Will you testify before that commission?
] President Bush: We have given extraordinary cooperation with
] Chairmen Kean and Hamilton. As you know, we made an agreement on
] what's called "Presidential Daily Briefs," and they could see the
] information the CIA provided me that is unique, by the way, to
] have provided what's called the PDB...
--# you guessed right again! He rambles on for much longer talking about truth and how he expects to be personally responsible for the second coming and all that for quite some time. Luckily, the interviewer isn't again so easily distracted...
] Russert: Would you submit for questioning, though, to the 9/11
] President Bush: Perhaps, perhaps.
Thus, our illustrious leader who manages to say a lot (and I encourage you to read the full text) without saying much of anything. Wait until _after_ the election so the war commission isn't "hurried"...what a crock of shit. Anger...rising...must...destroy...approval rating.
NBC -- Meet the Press with GWB