Bush Gives Up Golf To Honor The Troops
You can’t make this stuff up. It sounds like satire. President Bush told Mike Allen of Politico that he has a very personal way to honor the sacrifice made by 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 made this very personal, very tough, very sacrificial decision in August 2003 after a bomb that hit the UN headquarters in Baghdad killed Sergio Vieira de Mello, the top UN official in Iraq.
“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.'”
What a great man! What empathy for our fallen soldiers and destroyed families! No golf. How does he do it? What’s he going to give up next, weekends at the ranch?Click here for reuse options!
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