Bush: "Money trumps peace"
by Jerry Gilio
February 15, 2007

Yep. He actually said that. The words "money trumps peace" came out of his mouth. And then he laughed.

Don't believe me? Click here to listen to the complete question and answer from his February 14, 2007 press conference.

Although he was ostensibly speaking about our foreign allies, this obviously reflects Dubya's opinion. So, as a public service, I'll restate his answer in a way that focuses on how his view of profit vs. peace applies to U.S. policy in Iraq:

I'll send young Americans into an illegal and unnecessary war if there's money to be made. Commercial interests are very powerful interests throughout the world. That includes here, in the United States. If companies like Halliburton can continue to post huge profits, I'll stay in the fight, in opposition to the will of the American and Iraqi people. What you have to understand is that money trumps peace, sometimes ... hehehe ... BOOM ... hehehe ... CHA-CHING ... hehehe ...

There you have it, America. After six years of bullshit, he's finally starting to tell the truth.

Click here for the entire press conference from the White House web site, including a video stream.

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