Good question by a reporter covering a Bush press conference in Chicago…
Bush was asked why he was committed to going before the Security Council in an effort to restrict North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs while he ignored the council’s opposition to going to war in Iraq in 2003.
“I have always said it is important for an American president to exhaust all diplomatic avenues before use of force,” Bush said. As to Iraq, “all diplomatic options were exhausted as far as I was concerned.”
As far as HE was concerned. Ah, the irony. 🙂