Bush says he would have served with US troops in Iraq if he was younger

Washington, Sept.20 : U.S.President George W Bush has told US troops in Iraq that he would like to serve with them, but only if he had been younger.

Interacting with soldiers at a military base outside Iraqi capital Baghdad by video link, Bush who ducked draft duty during the war against Vietnam, described himself as too old.

One of the bloggers who met the president, reported: "He said he'd like to be in Iraq but, 'One, I'm too old to be out there, and two, they would notice me'."

A Washington Post correspondent said that Bush was suffering from a "misguided sense of bravado".

"This would not be the first time he has appeared unaware of the hardships his war has caused American troops," he wrote. (With inputs from ANI)