Might as well post this: It simply confirms what anyone who is not comatose or a fascist already knows, that Bush is a lying piece of shit. Bush cares nothing about Democracy at all. Of course, he said so to make our imperialistic wars sound noble, and that's nothing new. Wrapping our dirty little wars in noble-sounding bombast is as American as Hooters and Union Busting. But when the wars are just too dirty even for noble lies, the government pays off thugs to hire Ghurkas through back channels for the sake of one of my favorite Orwellianisms, "plausible deniability".
By the way, the Surge isn't working. "Straight talk" is, of course, yet another Orwellianism and simply means "to lie your ass off".