Bush 'Envious' Of U.S. Troops

I really wish the president wouldn’t say things like this. In a videoconference, Bush heard from U.S. military and civilian personnel [in Afghanist

I really wish the president wouldn’t say things like this.

In a videoconference, Bush heard from U.S. military and civilian personnel [in Afghanistan] about the challenges ranging from fighting local government and police corruption to persuading farmers to abandon a lucrative poppy drug trade for other crops. [...]

“I must say, I’m a little envious,” Bush said. “If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed.”

“It must be exciting for you … in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger. You’re really making history, and thanks,” Bush said.

Every time the president talks like this, which is often, he has no idea how insulting it is.


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