Bush: If They Don’t Want Democracy “Kill Them!”
h/t Think Progress
Lt. General Ricardo Sanchez, who commanded the ground forces in Iraq in 2003 and 2004, has a book out called Wiser In Battle: A Solder’s Story, in which Sanchez recounts Bush’s reaction after four contractors were killed in Fallujah:
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“Kick ass!” he quotes the president as saying. “If somebody tries to stop the march to democracy, we will seek them out and kill them! We must be tougher than hell! This Vietnam stuff, this is not even close. It is a mind-set. We can’t send that message. It’s an excuse to prepare us for withdrawal.”
“There is a series of moments and this is one of them. Our will is being tested, but we are resolute. We have a better way. Stay strong! Stay the course! Kill them! Be confident! Prevail! We are going to wipe them out! We are not blinking!”
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