Ann's Valentine Card
G.W. Bush gave a press conference today and (at minute 40:55) he said this:
"...Let's put it this way.... Money...Trumps... (um)... Peace... Sometimes... heh."
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EDITED . . .Oh, ah, well. there's the context, as pointed out here.
BUSH: It's an interesting question. One of the problems, not specifically on this issue, just in general, that - let's put it this way: Money trumps peace, sometimes.
In other words, commercial interests are very powerful interests throughout the world. And part of the issue in convincing people to put sanctions on a specific country is to convince them that it's in the world's interest that they forego their own financial interest.
This raises the obvious next question: what evidence do we have that he practices the rules and sacrifices he preaches to the rest of the world? I really do wish someone would leak a conversation or memo or any evidence that Bush has done something to show he believes peace is more important than money--let's see him forgo his own personal financial interest, in particular.