Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Spin cycle

Via Raw Story:

When things don't go your way, spin, spin, spin:

President George W. Bush said Tuesday that Italy and other nations will start pulling out of Iraq as Iraqis are able to defend themselves.

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has announced that Italy's troops will start withdrawing from Iraq in September, but Bush said the Italian leader had assured him during telephone talks on Tuesday that there was no change of policy.

"He wanted me to know that there was no change in his policy, that in fact, any withdrawals would be done in consultation with allies and would be done, depending upon the ability of the iraqis to defend themselves," Bush told a press conference.

"I think you will find that countries will be anxious to get out when Iraqis have the capacity to defend themselves, and that is the position of the United States."