Did Bush really say this?!
Dolores Kesterson’s son died in Iraq. She was granted a private meeting with the President.
Dolores tried to give Bush a sense of what type of person Erik had been. She described her son as a “comedian” whose favorite saying was, “Life is good.” The president replied, “How do you know his life would have been good?” [Source]
He followed up with some enlightenment.
Before he concluded their meeting, Bush proclaimed to Dolores, "We won’t know in our lifetime whether or not Iraq was a success." [Source]
In our lifetime?! I can tell now.