last fall, if I had been part of this polling, if they had called upstairs and said, do you approve of Iraq I would have been on the 66 percent who said, “No I don’t approve.” That’s why I made the decision I made. To get in a position where I would be able to say “Yes, I approve.”
In other words:
I’m not nearly as stupid as my supporters. Back when I was telling the world that things in Iraq were going well, and you folks were helping me by calling anyone who said otherwise a traitor, I knew we were all lying.