bush’s heroic sacrifice

In an interview a few days ago, president George Bush revealed how, in recognition of the sacrifices being made by U.S. soldiers in Iraq, he pledged to himself stop golfing in August 2003… The following quote is from Bush.

“I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf… 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… 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. 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.'”

So, he doesn’t show solidarity by attending the military funerals of any of the men and women who served and died in Iraq, but by not playing golf. That revelation would have warranted a post of its own anyway, but the story doesn’t end there… You see, he apparently didn’t stop golfing. Video just surfaced which shows him golfing well after the U.N. bombing in Iraq that he references in the quote.

Oh, and then there’s also the thing about him really having given up golfing because it hurt his knees.

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2 Comments

  1. Ol' E Cross
    Posted May 18, 2008 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    I know it’s painfully obvious, but somebody has to link to this.

  2. Gretchen
    Posted May 19, 2008 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    Thanks, Old Mr. Cross.

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