Bush: "I've Got God's Shoulder To Cry On, And I Cry A Lot"

03/28/2008 02:44 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • New York Times

In response to Mr. Draper's observance that Mr. Bush had nobody's "shoulder to cry on," the president said: "Of course I do, I've got God's shoulder to cry on, and I cry a lot." In what Mr. Draper interpreted as a reference to war casualties, Mr. Bush added, "I'll bet I've shed more tears than you can count as president."

Yet Mr. Bush said his certainty that Iraq would turn around for the better was not for show. "You can't fake it," he told Mr. Draper in December.

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