In Bremer's account, the President was seriously interested in one issue: whether the leaders of the government that followed the CPA would publicly thank the United States...."It's important to have someone who's willing to stand up and thank the American people for their sacrifice in liberating Iraq."
Bush was obsessed with crowds cheering ang throwing flowers at Margaret Thatcher's feet as British ships returned from the Falklands. His biographer (at least until his handler's fired him for being too frank and gave his notes to Karen Hughes to finish the book) said,
"Bush's circle of pre-election advisers had a fixation on the political capital that British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher collected from the Falklands War. Said Herskowitz: "They were just absolutely blown away, just enthralled by the scenes of the troops coming back, of the boats, people throwing flowers at [Thatcher] and her getting these standing ovations in Parliament and making these magnificent speeches."
The entire interview can be found at Common Dreams
Particularly chilling was the advice of Cheney: "Start a small war. Pick a country where there is justification you can jump on, go ahead and invade."
Why haven't we impeached these two incompetent monsters?