One of the examples I like to share with people in order to make the connection between that which we're doing in Iraq today and laying -- what I call laying the foundation of peace, is my relationship with Prime Minister Koizumi of Japan.
Because it's morning time, because it's early and the humidity has gone up, and the temperatures have gone down, the fire is doing what they call laying down a little bit.
Too many doctors do what we call laying crepe, laying crepe around the coffin to protect themselves so the family won't be disappointed when they lose.
The message was a key move in laying the groundwork for the president's trip to Ghana, where he will head later in the day.
I reject the view that says our problems will simply take care of themselves, that says government has no role in laying the foundation for our common prosperity.