The more I look at the transcript of Bush's press conference, the more ridiculous statements I find. In response to a question that ended "how do you answer your opponents who say that you took this nation to war on the basis of what have turned out to be a series of false premises?" President Bush offered the following rationale:
I went to the U.N., as you might recall, and said, either you take care of him, or we will. Any time an American president says, if you don't, we will, we better be prepared to.
So we went to war with Iraq because we did not want to lose face?
Memo to the White House: try to avoid unscripted events from now on.