You Think Bush Hasn't Suffered?

Now, I know all you unfeeling, uncaring liberal jerks out there look at President Bush and see a man who knows nothing of sacrifice. But, you're wrong. Our president suffers, he gives up, he cares. Look no further than what W has sacrificed as a way to personally show his solidarity with our men and women in the military. No, it's not a financial contribution. No, not a bill or executive order. No, Barbara and Jenna aren't joining up or even going on a USO tour.

Our Commander-in-Chief has given up golf.

Here's the money quote via Politico:

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

“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.’"

Now, that's true leadership.

Comments

Honestly

It just makes my head hurt, now. I have ceased to be amazed, shocked, or horrified.

He was just looking for an excuse

He probably sucks at golf just like he sucks at everything else he does. As in all things, he's always looking for an excuse for his incompetence.

Try living my life

President Bush has no idea what it is like to be a military family. Try raising two beautiful girls without their father and explain to them why Daddy is not home with them. Once, he (Bush) walks a mile in my shoes then we can talk about how he suffers.

Try going to a military funeral and see the pain on their faces. It cuts into your soul. Try not to cry when you see those stoned-face soldiers carry that beautiful American flag draped over the coffin. Finally, do not show emotions with "Taps" is played and hear the 21 gun salute. Oh, I forgot, you won't! Because you, President Bush, is too busy giving up golf.

Next, time a GOP mouth piece says "Support the Troops!" Ask them have they even been to a military funeral. More likely, they have not, tell them that this Army wife and proud Democrat has and she stands where they refuse to go, with their soldiers families.

Brava, Armywife.

Brava!

You know - if you ever need someone to come stand beside you, just let me know. I'm there.

You families are doing the heavy lifting.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi
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