Obama meets with Bush to get advice about how to proceed in Syria.
Obama: I don’t understand. I mean, you made it all seem so easy. How do I get approval for military action in Syria?
Bush: Your mistake is in asking for permission. If you want to bomb a country, you just do it.
Obama: I see. You’re saying “it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission.”
Bush: Exactly. (Pause) What’s forgiveness?