About NEWSWEEK ON PRESIDENT BUSH
|August 15th, 2005||#1|
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NEWSWEEK ON PRESIDENT BUSH info
Privately, Bush has met with about 900 family members of some 270 soldiers killed in Iraq or Afghanistan. The conversations are closed to the press, and Bush does not like to talk about what goes on in these grieving sessions, though there have been hints. An hour after he met with the families at Fort Bragg in June, he gave a hard-line speech on national TV. When he mentioned the sacrifice of military families, his lips visibly quivered.
The president and the widow hugged. "It felt like he could have been my dad," Owen recalled to NEWSWEEK. "It was like we were old friends. It almost makes me sad. In a way, I wish he weren't the president, just so I could talk to him all the time."
“War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.”
—John Stuart Mill
|August 16th, 2005||#3|
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|August 23rd, 2005||#4|
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Such is the burden of most leaders who have commanded troops into battle. Could you image how FDR or Lincoln felt? Bush has only lost 1800, they each lost several hundred thousand. Its perfectly normal for Bush to be upset. Despite his tough guy facade, I bet he's privately an emotional train wreak. We anti-Bush folk accuse Bush of being a bad president and a irresponisble leader. We have never accused him of being a monster.