U.S. Won't Get Into Civil War, but Will Sort Of Hang Out In the General Vicinity
ABC's headline for the heavily-hyped Vargas/Bush interview:
And the referenced excerpt:
VARGAS: So let me make sure I understand you. No matter what happens with the level of sectarian violence, the U.S. troops will stay there
BUSH: The U.S. troops will stay there so long as -- until the Iraqis can defend themselves. I mean, my policy has not changed.
Well, when the big news in the interview is that "my policy hasn't changed," writing a catchy hed's gotta be difficult. Anyway, it's a terribly exciting sit-down if you're a fan of course-staying. Here's our favorite, only-slightly-out-of-context selection:
BUSH: When I saw TV reporters interviewing people who were screaming for help. It looked -- the scenes looked chaotic and desperate. And I realized that our government was -- could have done a better job of comforting people. A lot went right, by the way. But the chaotic scenes were very troubling. It just -- it was very unsettling for me to realize our fellow citizens were in near-panic wondering where the help was.
VARGAS: Let's move to Iraq.
Oh, wouldn't that be lovely! You should!