First one was about comparing Iraq to Vietnam. “I think this analogy sends the wrong message to our troops and sends the wrong message to the enemy… Freedom is not easy to achieve…”
“I don’t make decisions based on polls.. I just don’t…”
“General Abazaid makes those decisions. Whatever he wants, he gets it. I talk to him quite frequently, I constantly ask him if he has what he needs. If he makes the recommendation, he’ll get it”
“We’ll be there as long as necessary and not one day more.”
“I think it’s important that when the UN Security Council says something that it means something.”
Bush got better during the press conference – he got fired up talking about the United Nations and showed some passion. Much better than his prepared remarks I commented on earlier today.