Tuesday, March 04, 2003

I Guess it's Only Berkeley

Who cares what New York thinks, eh?

On Iraq and the war against terror, Bush cast himself in a similar light, acknowledging but dismissing the worldwide protests recently made against America’s seemingly inexorable march toward war against Iraq.

“If they tried to do that in Iraq they’d have their tongues cut out,” he said of American protesters, adding, “I haven’t seen many protests on behalf of the Iraqi people who suffer and are tortured. This guy is a cold-blooded ... dictator.”

But he insisted that he has paid attention to the protesters.

“Of course, I care what they believe. And I’ve listened carefully. I’ve thought long and hard about what needs to be done,” he said. “And obviously some people in Northern California do not see there’s a true risk to the United States posed by Saddam Hussein. And we just have a difference of opinion.”