White House: Bush Still Undecided On Iraq War

In response to reporters asking if Operation Iraqi Freedom might last months, White House press secretary Ari Fleischer today condemned the media for assuming that an invasion of Iraq was a foregone conclusion. "I think it's premature to ask how long a war will last before the President has even decided whether to attack [Iraq]," Fleischer said, reiterating comments made by Bush on Wednesday. "The United States is still pursuing every diplomatic channel available in the hopes of averting a war." Fleischer cited recents meetings between US military forces and the Republican Guard in and around Basra as proof that the US was "earnestly engaging the regime in the hopes of finding a peaceful solution to the crisis". He also pointed out that, as recently as March 19th, the United States sent a number of envoys into Saddam's bunker in an effort to interact with the Iraqi leader directly. "The President will make a decision regarding a possible invasion only if our current campaign of aggressive peace negotiations fail," Fleischer stated. "War is our last resort."

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21 comments.

  1. I know, I know. I just can’t help myself.

  2. Solid!

  3. i don’t mean to sound uninformed, but wasn’t this released about 2 weeks ago?

  4. I sure hope they find a way to avoid war.

  5. We’re already at war. Hello?

  6. Thanks Matthew!

  7. Oh, thank god. I thought Bush had given up the peace process!

  8. Man, are you shitting on Bush? Do you want our young soldiers to die? Would that make you happy??? Get a brain, moran.

  9. Get some whistletips MORAN!

    WooooooWooooooo!

  10. Get a brain, moran??? MORAN?
    i think that’s moron, moron.

  11. quote: Do you want our young soldiers to die?

    umm..is this a trick question? can we want the old ones die too?

    wait…nm…old soldiers just fade away…

  12. hello? was someone asking for me? i missed it while i was out shitting on a bush.

  13. tee hee. that was a GOOD one!

  14. Peace at any price, even if we have to have a war to get it! :-)

  15. fucking for fighting is… no wait, wait… fighting a virgin is like… no wait, shit… wait… fucking, fighting and virgins are… shit, wait… hold on i’ll get it…

  16. boat trip, phone booth, don’t forget “the divine secrets of the ya-ya sisterhood” – that’s soooo unoriginal.

  17. How about “The Hunted” It’s First Blood without good directing, or plausible plot sequences, or not wasting Tommy Lee Jones acting skills, or… well, it has some really pretty shots of Canadian wilderness.

  18. Now, I’m all for the war and support Bush 100% but after reading some of these comments I think that we should spend a little less money on defense and a lot more on public education.

  19. At least someone is getting socialized medicine from my tax dollars…

  20. whoops… wrong post :/

  21. I’m with you Duane.