BUSH 41 ON BUSH 43
Interesting piece in Newsweek: A FatherÃ¢€™s Words on Going to War. As always, Bush Sr. is a man of terrific class:
What burns me up now are these statements that are critical of the president and of Colin PowellÃ¢€”Ã¢€failed diplomacy.Ã¢€ The problem they face is so different and so much bigger that I think any comparison is just night and day. It seems to be au courant, if youÃ¢€™ll excuse my knowledge of French, having studied it for 11 years, but I donÃ¢€™t agree with it. I think when history is written people are going to find some very interesting things about the French position. And IÃ¢€™m annoyed at the German position. I donÃ¢€™t talk about it publicly, but I know a lot of German people not in the coalition government with Schroder who are very, very upset about the position of their government.
And, this, the line of the year:
Q: What do you think is going on with France?
A: [Pause] TheyÃ¢€™re French.
Read the whole thing.