George W. Bush Softened My Heart

When a lot of people die unnecessarily it makes one pause and wonder, and in that same moment, without warning, trust is also lost. So can I trust what is said below about George W. Bush?

President Bush and Vice-Preisdent Cheney’s Mission: to comfort the families of soldiers who died fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and to lift the spirits of those wounded in the service of their country…

…Mr. Bush has sent personal letters to the families of every one of the more than 4,000 troops who have died in the two wars, an enormous personal effort that consumed hours of his time and escaped public notice. The task, along with meeting family members of troops killed in action, has been so wrenching – balancing the anger, grief and pride of families coping with the loss symbolized by a flag-draped coffin – that the president often leaned on his wife, Laura, for emotional support.

“I lean on the Almighty and Laura,” Mr. Bush said in the interview. “She has been very reassuring, very calming.”

Mr. Bush also has met privately with more than 500 families of troops killed in action and with more than 950 wounded veterans, according to White House spokesman Carlton Carroll. Many of those meetings were outside the presence of the news media at the White House or at private sessions during official travel stops, officials said.

My head tells me, of course not, are you nuts!
But my heart says, what if it’s true?

Then a flash of guilt crosses the threshold of my mind and I start thinking about the Articles of Impeachment and why they were put there by far more enlighten men and I instantly think we should have drawn upon those Articles.

Regret sets in, and my bones start to ache for the man and I put my head in my hands and wonder why this heavy burden wasn’t lifted off the shoulders of a person who was clearly not ready for the job.

People have been wondering what President George W. Bush will do once he is out of office. If what said above is true, he should stay the course and more for the families of the fallen and maimed for the rest of his life.

And all of us should work hard to undo many of his mistakes and be more vigilante and involved in our nation and our government.


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