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Friday, January 27, 2006

Pres. Bush' Speech/Interview at KSU

I have found the video of the Kansas State University, in case you missed it and want to see it. Video of Kansas State University interview of War on Terror.

He started his speech the usual way, thanking everyone in God's creation, then telling jokes. One of the jokes he told was, "I appreciate the students being here. I particularly want to thank those who've come from the Last Chance Bar. (Laughter and applause.) Better than watching daytime TV I guess. (Laughter.)" Yes, Mr. President, I can appreciate that, too! lol. He also thanked our men and women in the service, of course.

He spoke as if to his friends he was catching up on what he has been doing lately. He made a strong case for his actions as Commander-in-Chief, then he gave a question and answer section. He was asked about trade, Sudan, geopolitics of China and Iran, Then came one of my favorite parts:
Q Hello, Mr. President. I am an American Iraqi Kurd. I would like to salute you and salute all the troops are freeing 27 million people. They are free. (Applause.)


Q Mr. President, I would like to share this thought with all our nation and everybody who is questioning what happened to the chemical weapons. Saddam burned 4,500 villagers. I lost more than 10 members of my family under the ground. We found their bones after, when we freed Iraq. Saddam, himself, and his people, his followers, they are chemical weapons. Please stop questioning the administration and their decision. It was the best decision anybody could take. Freeing 27 million people. (Applause.)

THE PRESIDENT: Okay, this is a question and answer period.

Q Mr. President --

THE PRESIDENT: I hate to cut you off. You're on a roll, but what's the question?

Q Mr. President, all I could tell you, I have two members of my family, they are in the Iraqi parliament. And both of them are women. My sister-in-law and my aunt, they are in the Iraqi parliament. And I would like you to share this happiness with me and with all the Iraqi people. Thank you, Mr. President. (Applause.)

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. And here's my message -- here's my message to your relatives in the Iraqi parliament: Work to form a unity government, a government that includes the minorities in the country -- a Shia, Kurd, and Sunni -- no, no, no -- (laughter) -- no, no. (Laughter.) Thank you -- laughter.)

Q My husband is Sunni. My mother-in-law was a Christian, Catholic --

THE PRESIDENT: All right -- (laughter.)

Q I have two kids --

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Got a question? Only in America. Hold on. (Laughter.)
Please click on the title to read the transcript, and you should also be able to watch it on RealPlayer. Thank you, and have a good day.