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Old 11-09-04, 11:45 AM
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Bush visiting wounded troops

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President George W. Bush is paying a bedside visit to soldiers wounded in Iraq as American forces fight fierce battles in Fallujah to seize insurgent strongholds from Sunni militants.

A week after the election that gave him a second term, Bush was turning from personnel decisions for his Cabinet and staff to go to Washington's Walter Reed Army Medical Center, accompanied by his wife, Laura.

On a similar visit in March, the president awarded Purple Hearts to eight soldiers. (Bush opens first week since re-election)

The U.S.death toll in Iraq has surpassed 1,100, and the assault on Fallujah pushed that number higher Monday when two Marines died.

White House press secretary Scott McClellan said Bush was "very well aware of the sacrifices that our men and women in the military are making. You know, the loss of any life is terrible. The president mourns the loss of each and every one of our fallen."


Can we finally lay to rest that cries that Bush is cut-off from the reality of casualties in Iraq?
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Old 11-09-04, 11:47 AM
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Good job on visiting the troops.
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Props to the Pres, as it were.
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Old 11-09-04, 12:08 PM
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Re: Bush visiting wounded troops

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Can we finally lay to rest that cries that Bush is cut-off from the reality of casualties in Iraq?
One visit doesn't clear him completely. It's still a smart move and will help his image. It's like running out on your family and then showing up at your kids 16th birthday. All is forgiven? I think not.
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Re: Re: Bush visiting wounded troops

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One visit doesn't clear him completely.
He also visited wounded soldiers in Jan 2003, April 2003 in Iraq, December 2003, March 2004...
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Old 11-09-04, 12:59 PM
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It's like running out on your family and then showing up at your kids 16th birthday.
Well, if he ran off optimistically.....
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Well, if he ran off optimistically.....
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Old 11-09-04, 04:02 PM
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http://www.snopes.com/politics/bush/jogging.asp

I think this story has been posted before, but it's still worth a read.
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Re: Re: Bush visiting wounded troops

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Can we finally lay to rest that cries that Bush is cut-off from the reality of casualties in Iraq?
Originally posted by dick_grayson
One visit doesn't clear him completely. It's still a smart move and will help his image. It's like running out on your family and then showing up at your kids 16th birthday. All is forgiven? I think not.
Evidently the boo-birds cannot.
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Originally posted by Nazgul
http://www.snopes.com/politics/bush/jogging.asp

I think this story has been posted before, but it's still worth a read.
" Sergeant McNaughton says the president was more interested with his new leg than even his own children. McNaughton says the president couldn't stop looking at it or asking questions about it."


oooooo.....it's SHINY!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Re: Re: Bush visiting wounded troops

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Evidently the boo-birds cannot.

I was saying Booo-urns!
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Originally posted by brizz
oooooo.....it's SHINY!!!!!!!!!
The "President is dumb" jokes are just about as original and inventive as the "Michael Moore is fat" jokes.
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Re: Bush visiting wounded troops

Originally posted by Nazgul
Can we finally lay to rest that cries that Bush is cut-off from the reality of casualties in Iraq?
he visited wounded troops... casualties are dead, foo!*






*<small>I know casualties is a word that's inclusive of injured people, but it just didn't flow with my challenge to your logic</small>

Anyway - I haven't heard alot of crying about him being cut off from reality, but if he also visited the homes of the Iraqi citizens that he ordered destroyed in the initial bombings and met with the injured citizens and visited the graves of the dead Iraqi civillians as well, then I'd give you that one.

My issues with Bush and this war haven't really changed much since the beginning and him being out of touch with the humanity of it isn't the heart of it for me. Why he went to Iraq, how he took us to war, and how it has been handled up till now are where my main problems are with it.
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I'd bet the "wounded" and their families were carefully screened beforehand - especially for attitude.
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Don Imus and John McCain went to Walter Reed together - both remarked that the majority of attitudes was shockingly positive.
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Originally posted by BigPete
Don Imus and John McCain went to Walter Reed together - both remarked that the majority of attitudes was shockingly positive.
Shocking to whom?
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Originally posted by General Zod
Shocking to whom?
I'm guessing Don Imus and John McCain?
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They have a special ward for the pissed-off wounded.
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Originally posted by Mammal
I'd bet the "wounded" and their families were carefully screened beforehand - especially for attitude.


I knew that was going to come up.
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Originally posted by Thor Simpson
I'm guessing Don Imus and John McCain?
Probably not McCain. He's used to seing resolve from people that have been through hell seeing as how he's done it himself.
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