The claim was made that Bush has been mute on this issue. I merely pointed out that the claim was without merit. But of course now comes the niggling over the freakin' word count. <br><br>This is like the old joke about 2 elderly jewish divas kvetching over a restaurant they'd just patronized.<br><br>[color:blue]Oy, Sadie. The food was so terrible I couldn't eat it.</font color=blue><br>[color:purple]Me too, Rose. And the portions were so small!</font color=purple><br><br>The fact is, he didn't ignore the event, as CE claims. The metric weight of the remarks doesn't matter, unless you either consider it a commodity, or just can't allow yourself to give Dubya a single centimeter of slack.<br><br>