I must say, I'm a little envious. If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed. It must be exciting for you … in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger. You're really making history, and thanks.
- President Bush 3/13/08 - via teleconference to US Military in Afghanistan
This is actually a very funny statement. Considering when he was younger he took great pains to miss his opportunity to have the fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping a young democracy in Southeast Asia. I doubt very seriously that if he had asked to go they would have turned him down. Okay, it's funny only if you've got Eric Cartman's sense of humor.
Very few people that have loped off to war would call it fantastic or romantic. All exciting, you know, confronting danger. Just like Rambo or Team America. The sad part was he was serious.
And this man half the country thought he would make a great Commander-in-Chief. Twice.