“Sometimes, words have consequences you don’t intend them to mean,” Bush said Thursday. “‘Bring ’em on’ is the classic example, when I was really trying to rally the troops and make it clear to them that I fully understood, you know, what a great job they were doing. And those words had an unintended consequence. It kind of, some interpreted it to be defiance in the face of danger. That certainly wasn’t the case.'” (Guardian)

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  1. Paul says:

    “…and when I said ‘Mission Accomplished’, by which of course I meant ‘the hard work is yet to begin’, some people misinterpreted that as a kind of stupid misguided triumphalism. Like when I told Osama Bin Laden, ‘you can run, but you can’t hide’: I mean, obviously, he can and did.”

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