Reuters reports today that when George W. Bush spoke in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Tuesday, he said he wanted to be the peace president. Here are parts of the report by Adam Entous:
"CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Reuters) - After launching two wars, President Bush said on Tuesday he wanted to be a 'peace president' ... With polls showing public support for the war in Iraq in decline, Bush cast himself as a reluctant warrior ... Nobody wants to be the war president. 'I want to be the peace president... The next four years will be peaceful years.' Bush used the words 'peace' or 'peaceful' a total of 20 times."