Think war is hell? Try working at a gas station

It's hard work, the president says.

Tim Grieve
November 30, 2006 9:01PM (UTC)

We buried these words from George W. Bush in an item earlier today, but they're really deserving of their own moment in the sun: "It's not easy for a military to evolve from ground zero," the president said in Jordan today. "It's one thing to put people in uniform, and another thing to have clear command structure, or the capacity to move troops from point A to point B, or the capacity to make sure that the troop carrier from point A to point B has got the necessary air in its tires or oil in its engine. In other words, this is a sophisticated operation to get a unifying army stood up."

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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