[OPE] Mr Bush: "One thing about the modern presidency is that the unexpected will happen"

From: Jurriaan Bendien <adsl675281@tiscali.nl>
Date: Tue Dec 02 2008 - 02:01:37 EST

BBC Tuesday, 2 December 2008 Bush regrets Iraqi WMD failure
President Bush looks back on eight years in the White House

Outgoing US President George Bush has said his biggest regret is the failure of intelligence over Iraqi weapons. In a wide-ranging TV interview, he declined to say whether he would have decided to invade Iraq if he had known it had no weapons of mass destruction. Asked about what he regarded as his greatest achievement, Mr Bush said that his administration had fought a war against "ideological thugs". Mr Bush will hand over to President-elect Barack Obama on 20 January. The outgoing president told ABC television: "The biggest regret of all the presidency has to have been the intelligence failure in Iraq." He added: "I wish the intelligence had been different." Asked what his greatest accomplishment was, Mr Bush replied: "I keep recognising we're in a war against ideological thugs and keeping America safe." He also defended his actions over the recent economic crises. "When the history of this period is written, people will realise a lot of the decisions that were made on Wall Street took place over a decade or so," he told ABC. Mr Bush - whose approval ratings are at an historic low - said he was happy for history to be his judge. "I will leave the presidency with my head held high," he said.

Short video clip at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7759908.stm "When you have a Purpose in Life, no matter what it may look like from afar, that we are a highly motivated group of people that are motivated to serve."

New Face In Hell
Wireless enthusiast intercepts government secret radio band and
Uncovers secrets and scandals of deceitful type proportions.
Aghast goes next door to his neighbor, secretly excited, as
Aforementioned was a hunter whom radio enthusiast wanted
Friendship and favor of.
A new face in hell
Nearly a new face in hell!
A muscular, thick-skinned, slit-eyed neighbor is at the table
Poisoned just thirty seconds before by parties who knew of
Wireless operator's forthcoming revelation.
A new face in hell!
A prickly line of sweat covers enthusiast's forehead as the
Realization hits him that the same government him and his now
Dead neighbor voted for and backed and talked of on cream porches
Have tricked him into their war against the people who enthusiast
And dead hunter would have wished torture on. A servant of
Government walks in and arrests wireless fan in
Kitchen for murder of his neighbor
A new face in hell!
The dead cannot contradict
Sometimes the living cannot

- The Fall, New Face in Hell

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