There is nothing that he said in this news conference that he hasn’t said before. Could he at least use new words. Just try not to recycle the same old stuff.

President: To begin withdrawing before our commanders tell us we are ready would be dangerous for Iraq, for the region, and for the United States. It would mean surrendering the future of Iraq to al Qaeda. It would mean that we’d be risking mass killings on a horrific scale. It would mean we’d allow the terrorists to establish a safe haven in Iraq to replace the one they lost in Afghanistan. It would mean increasing the probability that American troops would have to return at some later date to confront an enemy that is even more dangerous.

Let’s see – Just this week we had some sort of explosion that killed over 100 people. That would be mass killing would it not? We also found out that some in the American trained Iraqi police force conspired with the insurgents and killed many US soldiers in an ambush. How much more killings needs to occur but he takes off his blinders?

I have edited the President’s statements to prevent severe nausea.

NYT analysis. C&L take. More from Think Progress as Bush explains that all of us who would like to get of Iraq as having war fatigue. I would say that I have a severe case of bad decider fatigue.