President, that's a nice
suit you're wearing."
smiling, "Thank you very much. It's really great to be here."
Mr President, do you know where Iraq is on the map?"
"Oh. Uhm. Yes. Of course I do. Why would you ask me such a question?"
where is it then, on this map?"
this map, here."
"Oh. Uhm. Yes, of course I can."
you just nod your head at this map of the world? Could you point to the place
where Iraq is please?"
"Well I can see it all the way over here! Why don't you know where it is?
Ha Ha, are you stupid?"
is it then?"
"You don't know? Ha ha. Look, you really think that I would send service
personnel into harms way and didn't know, uhm, don't know, where I'm sending them?"
I don't know. Point to Iraq on this map and we'll see."
Mr President, it wasn't my intention to offend you."
"Well I am. Really, I am. I can assure you of that. Yes indeed."
again... So you're not going to point then?"
"Of course I know where Iraq is, I don't need to point to it to prove I know
where it is."