April 13, 2003

WATCH MY LIPS.

Bush issues new warning to Syria; President says Iraqi neighbor 'needs to cooperate' with U.S. (MSNBC, April 13, 2003)
President Bush warned Syria on Sunday not to harbor fleeing Iraqi leaders and asked for patience as the United States and its coalition allies restore order in Iraq. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said earlier Sunday that some top members of Saddam Hussein's government had taken refuge in Syria. Some have remained in Syria, while others have moved on to different countries, Rumsfeld said.

"THE SYRIAN government needs to cooperate with the United States and our coalition partners and not harbor any Baathists, any military officials, any people who need to be held to account for their tenure," Bush told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House as he returned from Camp David.

On the one hand, the President is subject to malapropisms; on the other hand, he usually means what he says. Did he mean that Syria "needs to . . . not harbor any Baathists?" We can only hope. Posted by David Cohen at April 13, 2003 8:16 PM
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We need to ask a simple question here.



Twelve years from now, does George W. Bush look back and say "I stopped at the border, just like my Daddy?"

Posted by: john at April 14, 2003 10:31 AM
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