Excerpts from Richard Engel’s interview with President Bush:
“‘This is the great war of our times. It is going to take forty years,’” [Bush told Engel]. “Bush said in forty years the world would know if the war on terrorism, and conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, had reduced extremism, helped moderates, and promoted democracy.” [emphasis added]
We can have meetings. Talking is not the problem. We can talk to Iran. But Iran wants nuclear weapons and I’m not going to let that happen. Not on my watch. We tried to have dialogue with Syria, right after the war, didn’t get much. [emphasis added]
Despite years of intrusive inspections, the IAEA has not found any evidence of an Iranian nuclear weapons program.
Irancove @ June 3, 2008