05.14.08

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George Bush sunk to a new low today when news surfaced that he claimed he had given up golf to show solidarity for U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq. U.S. war veterans are already calling the move a disgrace and an ‘insult to all Americans.’

Brandon Friedman, a U.S. infantry officer veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan said that Bush claiming he sacrificed playing golf for the soldiers was a “slap in the face” for U.S. troops.

If there were any doubt as to whether or not Bush sincerely understands the sacrifices incurred by military service they have been squashed entirely by this news. It just shows how completely disconnected he is from his public and how little he can relate. It is a sign of the times that the U.S. body politic is now headed by royal legacy aristocrats who know and care nothing about what they would most likely consider the ‘peasant’ population. It’s a symbol for what has become of the system of government in America. It’s truly broken and no longer represents the common American.

In an interview with Yahoo, Bush said, “I didn’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 in solidarity as best I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal.”

This may be unbelievable but it is not unexpected, that is if you have been paying attention to what has been going on now from the very first day this administration took office. It’s time to start holding them responsible for the blood of our young men. Start voting them out in every election you can take part in. This can’t happen again. Ever. America is better than this. We just need people in office that show it. Bush never has and history will reflect this.

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10 Responses to “No Golf For Iraq”

  1. Nick Says:

    this is so mean! give the guy a break, what is he supposed to do? carry on playing golf? give up eating? i think it ss a nice small gesture.

  2. Bijan Says:

    Ehh… I think we deserve a break not him.

    In lighter news, Edwards endorsing Obama is really really great news.

  3. Christopher Cox Says:

    Give him a break? For what, plunging our economy into trillions of dollars of debt. Pushing the average American into a position where they can’t find work or buy a home? Overextending our military to the point where it’s a threat to our national security and for a war that there is still no evidence to support? Should we forgive him for lying to us for 8 years and embarrassing the U.S. He could give us all a break and could have a long time ago by resigning. Instead he has continued pillaging our country with his corporate cash and carry government.

    All he has to offer is giving up golf? It’s pathetic and it’s a blatant slap in the face to our troops. It shows just how disconnected he is and how little he cares about the reprucussions of his actions. He is totally irresponsible and that is unforgivable when you have take the oath to be the President of the Unites States. Totally unforgivable.

  4. mike Says:

    Ha… Just for comparison, how about Barack talking to Iowa farmers about “the price of arugula in Whole Foods?” Like they go to Whole Foods… Pretty awesome slip-up.

  5. Nick Says:

    i know he’s a shit president, i won’t argue that. but this much hate for doing something nice is just vicious. giving up your amusement to show solidarity is not “totally unforgivable”! haha

  6. Chris Says:

    “Overextending our military to the point where it’s a threat to our national security and for a war that there is still no evidence to support? ”

    Mr. Cox,

    I’d like to clear alil something up, being a vet of this war… the 1st and 2nd objectives
    which were the paper reasons for us invading, were taken care of. Now I have my own opinion
    as to why we are still there, but I will not share that as it’s off topic … Personaly this act of giving up golf is a slap in the face, If he wanted to show support, why not better aid to the familys.. who have lost people.. more so the children of soldiers killed… how bout going back over an seeing us, tell us were doing a good job…let us know we are not forgotten…

    hell we don’t ask for too much… least the people in my unit…

    ~shrugs~ for what ever it’s worth.. if this was A TRUE news report… it’s pretty fucked up… but then again I wouldn’t trust a damn thing that comes out of the news’s mouth…

    SuaSponte

  7. Christopher Says:

    I appreciate our soldiers and what they have done. They did what they were ordered to do and that is their job. I do not blame them for anything.

    I would just like an explanation from the government as to why they did this in the first place. A real explanation. I just think a comment from the President like this shows some of his true colors. He shouldn’t be giving up golf. He should be over their talking to the troops reassuring them, telling them they are not forgotten and explaining to them why they are there and how much longer they can expect to be. He owes them a lot more than giving up golf. We all do.

    As far as this being a TRUE news report. It is. He said this when he was interviewed by Yahoo. You can watch an outtake from the interview right here:

  8. Christopher Says:

    I just want to leave one more comment to be clear on something. I feel awful for the troops. I respect them very much and admire them for serving our country. It’s the highest duty our nation can ask of someone and I don’t take that lightly at all.

    It just pains me to see the president making statements like this because I think it does a dishonor to their service. I keep hearing about soldiers coming home with PTSD and having to get on a 6 month waiting list to even get proper psychiatric care. That’s a systemic failure on their behalf. They deserve our very best, and immediate attention.

    My wife interned for a while at a Veterans hospital and she now works as a nurse. She cared very much for the veterans she saw and was saddened by the sub-par medical attention they received. I just think it is unfair. They deserve better, from the President, from the people and from our federal government in general.

  9. Jene Says:

    Great tips, thanks!

  10. Berniece Kienle Says:

    I’m delighted for a new person to win the masters!

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