Ultimate Sacrifice: Bush Quit Golf For The Troops

If he really cared about the troops, he would have quit the Presidency.


US President George W. Bush said in an interview out Tuesday that he quit playing golf in 2003 out of respect for the families of US soldiers killed in the conflict in Iraq, now in its sixth year.

"I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal," he said in an interview for Yahoo! News and Politico magazine.

"I don't want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander-in-chief playing golf," he said. "I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them."

UPDATE: (Nicole) Uh oh. Telling the truth is hard apparently:

Warren Street at Blue Girl, Red State says that Bush is lying about why (and when) he quit golf:

Actually, it is far more likely that Bush quit playing golf because he was suffering from knee problems throughout the latter half of 2003.

Street then links to a CBS News article published in December 2003[..]

Bush actually played his last round of golf on October 13, 2003. This means that the reason he gave for quitting after the August 2003 U.N. bombing is dubious at best. More likely, he made the story up in a clumsy ploy to gain sympathy. In many regions and cultures around the world, this is called "lying."

See video of the Politico interview here. And who could forget this gem, made famous by Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11."


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