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Friday, March 14, 2008

Posted by Tata | 9:45 AM
Reuters via Huffpo:
Bush "Envious" Of Soldiers Serving "Romantic" Mission In Afghanistan
"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.

The soldiers' impulses to frag him must have been tremendous.
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Blogger Jill said...
At least he didn't say "fabulous" the way he usually does.

But seriously -- how the fuck can he say that fighting in a war is "romantic"? This guy can't leave office soon enough.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
What Bush is really jealous of is not our troops and the whole "young democracy" thing; he envies Prince Andrew of England and all the good press and adoration HE got for actually doing service in Afghanistan.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I won't get graphic on Jill's board, but look....
We KNOW W & Co get off watching videos the Pentagon sends over. Some guys read Playboy and Hustler, he reads action reports....

Why should this surprise. Vicarious war is always "romantic". Just look at all the war movies!

Blogger Citizen Carrie said...
Ahh! Just like Cary Grant and Gunga Din.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Then he should have served in "romantic" Southeast Asia WHEN HE HAD THE FRICKING CHANCE!


My nephew is in Afghanistan. My brother, his uncle, walked through Hussein's bombed out palaces in Baghdad and got out right before the man was captured. Both are career military. My nephew's father is also career military.

They will tell all you that there is nothing romantic about armed violent conflict involving guns and bombs and mortars.

So those dead civilians, they're part of this romantic conflict too?

How many days til January 20?

Blogger Phil said...
"The soldiers' impulses to frag him must have been tremendous."

I know mine is.

Blogger Distributorcap said...
aah to be born with the silver spoon and have babs the impaler as a role model ---

didnt you know life was like a John Wayne movie?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Gah. There are just no words. Do you think that was an off the cuff remark or was that actually scripted for him?