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Tuesday, 3 July 2007

"Bring them on" Birthday

Today marks the fourth anniversary of a phrase that will go down in infamy. On July 2, 2003, George W. Bush was asked about the rising casualty rates in Iraq. His response?

...anybody who wants to harm American troops will be found and brought to justice. There are some who feel like that if they attack us that we may decide to leave prematurely. They don't understand what they're talking about, if that's the case.

Let me finish. There are some who feel like -- that the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is, bring them on.

And since that swaggering schoolboy taunt, 3,372 U.S. troops have been killed in Iraq. Mission accomplished, Mr. President.