Bush: Too busy for Iraq debate

The House devotes the week to the war. The president says he won't be watching.

Published February 13, 2007 2:11PM (EST)

The House of Representatives begins three days of debate today on the Iraq war, but don't count on George W. Bush to spend much time watching. "You know, I've got a full day," he says in an inteview with C-SPAN. "I mean, it's not as if the world stops when the Congress does their duty."

The president's schedule today? According to the White House, he and the first lady will "celebrate the fifth anniversary of USA Freedom Corps (USAFC) with a briefing on volunteerism," and then he'll visit the Anthony Bowen YMCA in Washington.

As for the Iraq debate? Bush says he's heard it all before anyway. "I already know what the debate is," he says. "I hear a lot of opinions."

By Tim Grieve

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

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