Major Bush Gaffe Media Doesn't Notice!

Putin's mad we're offering missile defense to Europe. Bush addressed this in passing as part of a joint statement with the Prez & PM of the Czech Republic today. I happened to hear the actuality while out running errands.
it's a purely defensive measure, aimed not at Russia, but at true threats.
Emphasis mine, but also in his delivery. Oh, man. Russia's experiencing a self-esteem crisis, and Bush goes and says out loud that it is utterly irrelevant! Of course, the Prez didn't mean to be insulting, and that makes his remark all the more withering.