From this Yahoo News article, referring to a recent White House news conference along with Tony Blair.
In unusually introspective comments, Bush said he regretted his cowboy rhetoric after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks such as his “wanted dead or alive” description of Osama bin Laden and his taunting “bring ’em on” challenge to Iraqi insurgents.
“In certain parts of the world, it was misinterpreted” Bush said.
I wonder if Bush has realized that these words calling on the Iraqi insurgents might have contributed to the insurgent’s will to fight back. With the death toll in Iraq still growing, Bush probably conceded that maybe it wasn’t in his best interests to act like a bully or a cowboy, especially with the whole world watching. Some of us formed a negative opinion on Bush a very long time ago, others are just now beginning to realize the damage Bush has done to his own country and to the world.
I’ve said this before, but the future of the world and the future of the United States of America lies in the hands of the next President. The United States wasn’t always the most powerful country in the world, and it won’t always be the most powerful country in the world. Brace yourselves for the silent superpower, the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Children in Western countries will be learning Chinese as a second language to brace themselves for the inevitable emerging global superpower.