President George Bush, as quoted by Tabassum Zakaria in a dispatch by Reuters, in a video conference with U.S. military and civilian personnel in Afghanistan said,
I must say, I'm a little envious. If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed.I'm waiting to see what Mr. Bush does when he leaves office next January... of course, that's assuming that the world doesn't look like it does in the universe of Nothing is Just One Thing.
It must be exciting for you ... in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger. You're really making history, and thanks.