Bush: Civil War This, Civil War That...

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Who are you going to believe me, or your lying eyes?---Groucho Marx

An average of more than 100 civilians per day were killed in Iraq last month--NY Times

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BUSH: My attitude is that a young democracy has been born quite quickly. And I think the Iraqi government has shown remarkable progress on the political front. And that is is that they developed a modern constitution that was ratified by the people and then 12 million people voted for a government.

Which gives me confidence about the future in Iraq, by the way. You know, I hear people say, Well, civil war this, civil war that. The Iraqi people decided against civil war when they went to the ballot box. And a unity government is working to respond to the will of the people. And, frankly, it’s quite a remarkable achievement on the political front.

And the security front is where there has been troubles.

(h/t Think Progress for the transcript)


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