More generally, the participants said, the president expressed frustration that Iraqis had not come to appreciate the sacrifices the United States had made in Iraq, and was puzzled as to how a recent anti-American rally in support of Hezbollah in Baghdad could draw such a large crowd.
So, Bush feels that Iraqi’s are supposed to come to appreciate American sacrifices? How do you ‘appreciate’ a foreign power dictating how you ought to run your affairs by way of bombing your own country, killing your fellow citizens, and generally putting noses where they don’t belong? The idiocy of that statement is mind blowing. Get the hell out of there and let other countries run their own affairs and sort out their own problems. Being the interfering big brother is never going to get you appreciated, by anyone. No matter your reasons for getting involved.