It's likely from previous comments made by George Bush that he is uncertain what this "internet" thing really is....
Be that as it may this past week George Bush told a questioner [an Army wife] to check out for herself on the internet what is happening in Iraq.
"I bet you guys didn't really listen to President Bush this week. Too bad, because for once he told the truth. I listened, heard the truth and checked it out. And, as he promised, it was a real eye-opener.
It happened at one of Bush's fake "town hall meetings" this week. An Army wife asked Bush why the mainstream media only focuses on "the bad news" from Iraq and never reports "the good news." Bush furrowed his brow and nodded in agreement. Earlier in the week the administration launched a Vietnam-era-style "blame the media" campaign to explain plummeting public support for both the war and Bush himself.
The woman's question offered Bush an opportunity for another anti-media riff on that theme. He sympathized with her distress and suggested (pay attention -- here comes the truth part) that she should turn to alternative sources for news, "like the internet." (He used to call it the "internets" until his handlers informed him that, like God, the internet is not plural.)"
So writes Stephen Rizzo in a piece on AlterNet. More importantly, though, Rizzo has gone to web sites - and what is revealed about the situation in Iraq certainly does not accord with anything Bush and Co. are claiming how things are.
Read Rizzo's piece here and access for yourself the web sites he refers to.