George Bush went to a military base at the Korean Armistice frontier and noted, with a thinly disguised Iraq subtext, the length of time US troops have been there --
Fifty-five years have passed since the guns went quiet and the cease-fire was signed on this peninsula. Now, for some of you, 55 years seems like a long time. (Laughter.) But if you're 62 years old, it's just a snap of the fingers. (Laughter.) It wasn't all that long ago.
He also tried a new formulation of his sneering at a "law enforcement" approach to terrorism --
Hopefully the September the 11th, 2001 lesson will teach us all that it's important to prevent the crime from happening in the first place;
By which he means wars, but it's a strange thing to say for someone who, like every August of his Presidency, is taking August off.