DOESN’T SOUND WOBBLY (at least to me): John J. Miller, writing on The Corner on National Review Online, has quotes from an interview President Bush did yesterday on Iraq, with Britain’s ITV network:
Q I take your point about no immediate plans, but in a sense, have you
made up your mind that Iraq must be attacked?
THE PRESIDENT: I made up my mind that Saddam needs to go. That’s about
all I’m willing to share with you.
Q And you would take action to make sure that happens? And, of course,
if the logic of the war on terror means anything — which you have explained —
then Saddam must go?
THE PRESIDENT: That’s what I just said. The policy of my government is
that he goes.
Q People think that Saddam Hussein has had no links with the al Qaeda
network, and I’m wondering why you have —
THE PRESIDENT: The worst thing that could happen would be to allow a
nation like Iraq, run by Saddam Hussein, to develop weapons of mass destruction and then team up with terrorist organizations so they can blackmail the world. I’m not going to let that happen.
Q So you’re going to go after him?
THE PRESIDENT: As I told you, the policy of my government is that Saddam
Hussein not be in power.
Q And how are you going to achieve this, Mr. President?
THE PRESIDENT: Wait and see.