So much for Bush reaching out to Iran and Syria. This man has no intention of doing anything to change the course in Iraq. He's putting demands on other countries as if we're somehow in the position of strength here. He thinks we're winning. And he's going to take us all down with him.
One of the study group's central recommendations was for the administration to reach out to Syria and Iran for help in stabilizing Iraq, a course Bush has rejected in the past and confronted skeptically on Thursday.
"Countries that participate in talks must not fund terrorism, must help the young democracy survive, must help with the economics of the country," Bush said. "If people are not committed, if Syria and Iran is not committed to that concept, then they shouldn't bother to show up."