A tale of three cities
"There are some who feel like that conditions are such that they can attack us (in Iraq)," Bush told reporters at the White House. "My answer is bring them on."
"U.S. officials need to get our [expletive] out of here," said the 43-year-old reservist from Pittsburgh, who arrived in Iraq with the 307th Military Police Company on May 24. "I say that seriously. We have no business being here. We will not change the culture they have in Iraq, in Baghdad. Baghdad is so corrupted. All we are here is potential people to be killed and sitting ducks."
"Everyone rejects the American presence. Why? It is a Muslim city -- not just Fallujah, but all of Iraq -- and they are heathens. They are non-believers and we are Muslims," he said. "We don't accept humiliation, and we don't accept colonialism."
In the streets of Fallujah, slogans scrawled in recent weeks have been covered with white paint. But some remain. "God bless the holy fighters of the city of mosque," reads one. "Fallujah will remain a symbol of jihad and resistance," proclaims another.
Our president is so brave.
I wonder if he taunted the Viet Cong with a beer bong while avoiding the draft and going AWOL in '72.
Update: Frank Lautenberg says "What the hell did he just say?":
"I am shaking my head in disbelief. When I served in the army in Europe during World War II, I never heard any military commander – let alone the Commander in Chief – invite enemies to attack U.S. troops."