Do you recall that touching moment when George Bush attended the funeral of one of the many soldiers sent to die in Iraq? When the President made that symbolic gesture that meant so much to the family that had sacrificed so much for America? And how the symbolism meant so much to all the others whose families were split forever by war? That moment when the President showed once and for all that he felt the pain of the sacrifice he was asking of America?
You may be having a little trouble remembering it, because it never happened. George Bush, the ”wartime President” could find time to take 170 days of vacation AFTER 9-11 (‘George W. Bush: Taking Vacation, not Responsibility’ ,‘Permanent Vacation’) but didn’t have time in his schedule to visit a single soldiers funeral. It appears that George lacks the moral courage to face that moment of finality that he has sent so many of our troops to. Or perhaps he just lacks the plain human decency to put respect for our troops ahead of ONLY appearing in positive photo opportunities.
Earlier I mentioned George’s historic immediate return to the White House after the 9-11 attack , of course that didn’t actually happen either.Powered by Sidelines