Yesterday on CBS’s “Early Show,” senior presidential advisor Dan Bartlett took the “opportunity to clarify what President Bush is saying” about the war on terrorism:
BARTLETT: Not only after 9/11 do we have to go after Osama bin Laden and the people who perpetrated the act on 9/11, but also we had to change our policy in the Middle East.
The policies of stability in tolerating dictatorships got us 9/11 in the first place. The status quo has to change.
SMITH: So you’re talking about Saudi Arabia then?
I guess this means that, deep down, President Bush was secretly not tolerating Saudi King Abdullah when they held hands and strolled through the wild flowers together in Crawford.