"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."
On July 2, 2003, two months after he had declared an end to major combat in Iraq, Bush promised U.S. forces would stay until the creation of a free government there. To those who would attack U.S. forces in an attempt to deter that mission, Bush said, "My answer is, Bring 'em on." In the week after the September 11 attacks, Bush was asked if he wanted bin Laden, the terrorist leader blamed for the attacks, dead. "I want justice," Bush said. "And there's an old poster out West, that I recall, that said, 'Wanted, Dead or Alive."'Recalling that remark, Bush told the reporters: "I can remember getting back to the White House, and Laura said, 'Why did you do that for?' I said, 'Well, it was just an expression that came out. I didn't rehearse it.'I find it hard to believe that the book-lurnin' Laura Bush actually asked him "WHY did you to do that for?" "WHAT" did you do that for?" maybe... (sigh...)Sometimes words have unintended consequences? You get that now? Aw, good for you, Georgie. Here's a cookie. Now it's nap time, you miserable fuck.What other words have "unintended consequences?" Words like "we know Iraq has WMDs?" "Mission Accomplished?" How about "smoking gun in the form of a mushroom cloud?"No, I think those last words had very intended consequences.