Tuesday :: May 13, 2008

Sacrifice


by Turkana

The Boy in the Bubble was interviewed by Politico, and among the usual garbage about the intelligence having been at fault before the Iraq invasion (okay- intelligence was at fault, but not in the sense Bush means), and that leaving would cause a disaster (as opposed to the peace, prosperity, and security caused by staying), we get this:

For the first time, Bush revealed a personal way in which he has tried to acknowledge the sacrifice of soldiers and their families: He has given up golf.

“I don't want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf,” he said. “I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal.”

Bush said he made that decision after the August 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, which killed Sergio Vieira de Mello, the top U.N. official in Iraq and the organization’s high commissioner for human rights.

“I remember when de Mello, who was at the U.N., got killed in Baghdad as a result of these murderers taking this good man's life,” he said. “I was playing golf — I think I was in central Texas — and they pulled me off the golf course and I said, ‘It's just not worth it anymore to do.’"

The poor little child. How he suffers.

Has there ever been a more despicable excuse for a human being inside the Oval Office?

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