Q (Question is asked in Arabic.) If I may, Mr. President, it's been a scathing attack from top officials of your administration on Syria yesterday for allowing foreign fighters to cross the border. We heard yesterday from Ambassador Khalilizad. Is this an escalation on the pressure that you're putting on Syria? And what more can you do when you say that all options are open?Slice 2:
PRESIDENT TALABANI: May I?
PRESIDENT BUSH: Please, yes. You might want to try it English. (Laughter.)
PRESIDENT TALABANI: Well, I say it in Iraqi because the question was in Arabic. (Answers the question in Arabic.)
PRESIDENT BUSH: Oops. (Laughter.)
PRESIDENT TALABANI: (Continues answering in Arabic.)
THE PRESIDENT: I'm not sure if I agree, or not, but...
Final question, Mr. President. Q Mr. President, I hope you will excuse me, since you've never had Kurdish -- spoken Kurdish. I put my question in Kurdish. (Question asked in Kurdish.)Good Job? If these remarks were meant to be funny, why is my heart sick over them?
PRESIDENT TALABANI: With your permission, Mr. President, he's from America and his voice, American voice in Kurdish -- I must answer in Kurdish. PRESIDENT BUSH: Yes. Answer his question -- perfect.
PRESIDENT TALABANI: (Question answered in Kurdish.)
THE PRESIDENT: On that cheery note, the press conference is over. (Laughter.)
Thank you, Mr. President, good job.