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He loves the idea of, you know, making people nervous and rattling sabers and getting the world all anxious,'' Bush said.
At the time, America was rattling sabers against Iraq over Saddam Hussein's blocking of weapons plant inspections.
At this point, it is a little early to start rattling sabers, but you can indicate something like, ``I hope I don't have to take any further action to deal with this matter.