10 of the Most Shocking Quotes From Respected Public Figures

10. Barbara Bush on the Iraq War

On March 18th 2003, Barbara Bush, the wife of George H.W. Bush and mother of George W. Bush, appeared on Good Morning America to discuss the consequences of a U.S. war with Iraq – which began two days later. When asked about how much television she’d been watching, the former first lady replied “none… Why should we hear about body bags and deaths…? it’s not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?”
10. Barbara Bush on the Iraq War