Psychotic Bush haters will scream that President Bush has sealed himself off from the realities of the wars he has launched and that he makes no great sacrifices or endures the kind of suffering that millions of Americans with loved ones in the war zones have to live with everyday.
Well, they couldn't be more wrong.
President Bush explains just what he has sacrificed during this time of war :
"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. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal."Bush shows solidarity with the mothers and fathers of the dead and wounded by...giving up golf.
Such selfless sacrifice has won me over. This great president has suffered, too.
Bush said he made that decision after the August 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, which killed Sergio Vieira de Mello, the top U.N. official in Iraq and the organization's high commissioner for human rights.
"I remember when de Mello, who was at the U.N., got killed in Baghdad as a result of these murderers taking this good man's life," he said. "I was playing golf -- I think I was in central Texas -- and they pulled me off the golf course and I said, 'It's just not worth it anymore to do.'"
You would be foolish to deny it.
UPDATE : Turns out Bush lied about when he quit playing golf. He wanted to show solidarity with military families by giving up golf, but it took a couple of more months and a few more yuks with friends on the greens before he did so.