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Transcript: Bush in Crawford, Tex.

That’s what I’m interested in. I’m interested in how to get the best intelligence to my desk so I can be a good decision maker on behalf of the people of this country. And intelligence is a vital part of winning this war against these terrorists.

BUSH: We’ve got to know who they are, what they’re thinking, where they are. And so, that’s how we’re approaching this issue.

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Now, listen, I’ve called for a national intelligence director, because I think it’s an important part of coordinating activities to make sure the analysis of information is as good as it can possibly be.

I am not, for anything, standing in between me and my line operators like the secretary of defense. In other words, once intelligence is in place and once we come up with a decision as to how to act, I want to make sure the person responsible for the actions has a direct report to me.

And so, we’re looking at all options, including the budget option -- all aimed at making sure that me and future presidents have got the best information possible.

Senator Roberts is a good, thoughtful guy who came up with an idea and we’ll look at it. We’ll take a look at it and determine whether or not it works or not.

But there is going to be a lot of other ideas too as this debate goes forward.

Listen, thank you all.

QUESTION: You’re not going to Athens this week, are you?

BUSH: Athens, Texas?


QUESTION: The Olympics in Greece.

BUSH: Oh, the Olympics. No, I’m not.

QUESTION: Have you been watching?

BUSH: Yes. It’s been exciting.

QUESTION: Did a particular moment stand out?

BUSH: A particular moment?

I liked the -- let’s see -- Iraqi soccer. I liked seeing the Afghan woman carrying the flag coming in.

I loved our gymnasts. I have been watching the swimming. I have seen a lot.

Listen, thank you all. Enjoy yourself.


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