Sunday, June 01, 2008
This is your president speaking
President Bush, speaking to his top advisors in a strategy session, as quoted by Lt. General Ricardo Sanchez in Wiser in Battle: A Soldier's Story:
"'Kick ass!' [Bush] said, echoing Colin Powell's tough talk. 'If somebody tries to stop the march to democracy, we will seek them out and kill them! We must be tougher than hell! This Vietnam stuff, this is not even close. It is a mind-set. We can't send that message. It's an excuse to prepare us for withdrawal.
"There is a series of moments and this is one of them. Our will is being tested, but we are resolute. We have a better way. Stay strong! Stay the course! Kill them! Be confident! Prevail! We are going to wipe them out! We are not blinking!'" [Tomgram: Kill Them! We Are Going to Wipe Them Out!: Presidential Bloodlust, 6/1/2008]
(thanks again to Viviane Lerner for emailing the linked article)
|Wiser in Battle: A Soldier's Story|
by Ricardo S. Sanchez, Donald T. Phillips
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