Tuesday, May 13, 2008

huh- i really don't know what to say to that

"US President George W. Bush said in an interview out Tuesday that he quit playing golf in 2003 out of respect for the families of US soldiers killed in the conflict in Iraq, now in its sixth year.

"I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal," he said in an interview for Internet hub Yahoo! and Politico magazine.

"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."

The US president traced his decision to the August 19, 2003 bombing of UN headquarters in Baghdad, which killed the world body's top official in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello.

"I remember when de Mello, who was at the UN, got killed in Baghdad as a result of these murderers taking this good man's life. And 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," said Bush.

Bush's last round of golf as president dates back to October 13, 2003, according to meticulous records kept by CBS news.

On the day of the bombing two months earlier, he had cut short his golf game at the 12th hole and returned to his ranch in tiny Crawford, Texas."


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3 comments:

Dizzy Dezzi said...

And yet, he had no problem making a joke out of the war in Iraq by "pretending" to look for WMDs in the White House...he didn't find them there and he has yet to find them in Iraq (or any other effing country, for that matter).

Maybe if he played more golf, he'd have more time to think about his decisions and maybe he'd spend less time taking away the freedoms of those who serve as well as the rest of the country.

The fact that he quit playing golf is an insult to our intelligence and THAT is an insult to the troops.

The only way he could redeem himself at this point is to get and receive Cheney's resignation and then for him to give the American people his resignation (effective immediately).

The Beltway B@stard said...

Yet he still goes on vacation. Every president should also take the "Hippocratic" oath.

What an ass-hole.

Larry said...

I'm sufre those moms he is so "worried" about feel much better seeing him on extensive vacations at his ranch, seeing the economy head to Depression and seeing how he spies on normal ciitzens as he strips them of their rights.

I'm sure they would rather see that than a murderer playing golf.