Thursday, May 15, 2008

The President's Sacrifice

Mr. President,” he was asked, “you haven’t been golfing in recent years. Is that related to Iraq?"
Yes,” began perhaps the most startling reply of this nightmarish blight on our lives as Americans — on our history.
It really is. 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 as — to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal.
Golf, Sir?
Golf sends the wrong signal to the grieving families of our men and women butchered in Iraq?
Do you think these families, Mr. Bush - their lives blighted forever — care about you playing golf?
Do you think, Sir, they care about you?
You, Mr. Bush, let their sons and daughters be killed.
Sir, to show your solidarity with them - you gave up golf?
Sir, to show your solidarity with them - you didn’t give up your pursuit of this insurance-scam, profiteering, morally and financially bankrupting war.
Sir, to show your solidarity with them - you didn’t even give up talking about Iraq - a subject about which you have incessantly proved without pause or backwards glance, that you may literally be the least informed person in the world?
Sir, to show your solidarity with them, you didn’t give up… your
4,000 dead Americans and your response… was to stop playing golf!
Not “gulf” - golf.

As gobsmacked as this makes me, the idea that Bush would see giving up golf as a sign of solidarity with the troops who are out dying on his orders, I'm not supprised at all at his laizzes fare additude. He's got 8 months left. Whoever wins in November is going to have to clean up his mess. At this point, he knows he's getting away scott free, no consequences at all for the mistakes he's made.

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