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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:57 PM
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Bush's emotion without reflection
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Bush's emotion without reflection

By DERRICK Z. JACKSON
THE BOSTON GLOBE


Last week at the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio, President Bush visited soldiers who had been horribly wounded and burned in his invasion and occupation of Iraq. According to the Los Angeles Times, Bush watched Marine Lance Cpl. Matt Bradford of Kentucky go up a rock climbing wall despite losing both his legs, an eye and the vision in his remaining eye.

"Good man, isn't he?" Bush said.

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For Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, Veterans Day in recent years has been about praising the fallen of Iraq, with absolutely no reflection on their disastrous decisions and needless carnage. In their Veterans Day speeches, neither Bush nor Cheney noted that 3,860 soldiers have been killed, or that 28,451 soldiers have been wounded, according to the Iraq Coalition Casualty Count website.

No, Bush and Cheney just go on conflating Sept. 11 with Iraq. Bush said in his address to an American Legion Post in Waco, Texas, "The enemies who attacked us six years ago want to strike our country again -- and next time, they hope to kill Americans on a scale that will make 9/11 pale by comparison. By fighting the enemy in foreign lands..."

Bush told the veterans in Waco, "You humbled tyrants, liberated continents, and freed millions from unspeakable oppression."

There was only scant mention of tens of thousands of soldiers who will suffer forever because of his war. An overwhelming number of news reports and studies over the past year indicate that returning soldiers face years of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental illnesses, years of difficulty retaining their old jobs and their homes, and years of fighting the bureaucracy to address any and all of that.

Bush told the recuperating soldiers in San Antonio, "we support them when they're coming off the field." One has to wonder if Bush stays up every night, doubting that he was right to send them onto the field to lose their legs and lives in the first place.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:09 PM
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1. Bush told the recuperating soldiers... "we support them when they're coming off the field."
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 05:10 PM by hisownpetard
No need to wonder: sociopaths have no conscience whatsoever. I'm sure he sleeps
like a baby (and George and Barbara's baby, at that).
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 06:04 PM
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2. Kudos to the Kentucky soldier and a round of boos to the idiot-in-chief
who mangled him.
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Rageneau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 06:45 PM
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3. Bush tells disfigjured soldiers: "Hide from the cameras, you depress people. Hoo Ah!"
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