Preznit William Hearst
"You furnish the pictures, and I'll furnish the war"
From The Guardian, Feb. 2, 2006:
· Mr Bush told the Mr Blair that the US was so worried about the failure to find hard evidence against Saddam that it thought of "flying U2 reconnaissance aircraft planes with fighter cover over Iraq, painted in UN colours". Mr Bush added: "If Saddam fired on them, he would be in breach [of UN resolutions]".
Well, aside from the question of whether or not disguising U.S. planes like that would be a violation of the rules of war, it would seem to put U.N. observers under even more danger than they already face. I realize, as far as Bush is concered, U.N. representatives aren't really "people" in the first place, but the idea that he was so gung-ho on attacking Iraq and so lacking in justification for it really points up what a sociopath this man actually is.