泰晤士报:布什对伊战前“措辞”表示遗憾 Times: Bush Expresses Regret For ‘Rhetoric’ Leading to Iraq War

11 June, 2008

美国总统布什告诉一家英国报纸说,他为2003年对伊拉克战争显得“急切”而感到遗憾。布什在泰晤士报星期三发表的采访中说,在以美国为首的对伊拉克战争打响之前,他本可以使用不同的措辞。他表示,使用“让他们来吧”和“不论死活”这样的措辞使人们认为他不是维护和平的人。

布什还说,他对美国在对伊拉克战争之前被人误解感到忧虑。他还对这场战争引发的分歧表示遗憾。

U.S. President George Bush has told a British daily newspaper that he regrets appearing, in his words, "anxious" for the 2003 war in Iraq. In an interview published today (Wednesday) in The Times, Mr. Bush said he could have used a different rhetoric in the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. He said his use of phrases such as "bring them on" and "dead or alive" made people believe he was not a man of peace.

Mr. Bush also said he was troubled about how the United States had been misunderstood ahead of the invasion, and he expressed regret about divisions caused by the war.