Thursday, November 20, 2003
On the brighter side, he didn't ask the Queen to pull his finger...
Taking George Bush out in public must age his advisors a year an hour. Todays "Oh shit!" moment for Team Bush:
President Bush indicated Thursday that he could send more troops to Iraq, raising questions about Pentagon statements that the number would be reduced rather than increased in the coming year.
In a joint press conference following his talks with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the president said he would do "whatever is necessary to secure Iraq" whether that means fewer troops or more troops.
His comment appeared to take top aides by surprise. As the president spoke, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and national security adviser Condoleezza Rice glanced pointedly toward the press corps assembled inside Britain's foreign office as if to suggest that there might be some clarification coming.
The pointed glances are so much more subtle than the early Administration days of forehead-smacking and eyerolling....