September 18, 2007

Seriously, does Bush actually think this?

Dan Froomkin - Bush's Battlefield Envy - "President Bush wishes that he could be alongside the troops in Iraq -- except that he's too old.

At least that's what he reportedly told a blogger embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq. In the first session of its kind, Bush spent almost an hour on Friday talking with 10 so-called "milbloggers," including two who participated by video conference from a military base outside Baghdad.

" N.Z. Bear," one of the eight guests sitting around a table with Bush at the White House, reported: "Responding to one of the bloggers in Iraq he expressed envy that they could be there, and said he'd like to be there but 'One, I'm too old to be out there, and two, they would notice me.'"
Umm. For some reason I remember this one war, yeah the same war that Bush says we should have kept fighting. I remember that this same man could have fought alongside the troops then. But he preferred drinking and womanizing. But now he is a "war president."



Anonymous said...

It's because of bloggers like you, wounding our Great Leader with your slings and arrows, that he was sent a Purple Heart. He may not have earned it in that war that he could have served in, but now that he's a War President, and now a combat veteran himself, engaged in heavy hand-to-hand combat with the press corps and liberal bloggers, he clearly has.

"I'm getting too old for this shit."

Streak said...


Well, this does fit in with a Republican senator last week during the Petraeus hearings asking Ambassador Crocker a question something like this. "I know you aren't shot at with bullets, but are with words, which penetrate even worse."

This as nearly 4,000 of our troops have died in this war of real bullets and ieds. But Crocker and Bush have it so bad.