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Monday, July 24, 2006

W supports the troops, but WILL NOT answer their questions

What a cretin. AWol met with some troops recently returned from Iraq on Friday. Excerpts (emphasis added):
...this country supports you and admires you, and appreciates your dedication.
I want to thank you all for your service.
...your sacrifice has meant a lot. Congratulations for stepping up and volunteering and being a part of history. Thanks for giving me a chance to visit and have a little lunch with you. God bless you all.
From the official White House transcript, aWol apparently only "addressed" one question from these people he so admires and appreciates:
Q Mr. President, what do you hope Secretary Rice accomplishes on her trip to the Middle East, sir?

THE PRESIDENT: I'm going to talk to her tomorrow when I -- Sunday, when I get back to the White House. We're going to have a good visit.

Q What do you hope she accomplishes, sir?

THE PRESIDENT: I said I would talk to her tomorrow.
Now that's appreciation! It amazes me that the White House press office would even put this sample of W's snottiness on the web site. And then there's this:
I want our troops to understand that not only does the country support them, but we'll--we'll win. It's in our national interests that we win. And we will. We've got some powerful, powerful weapons on our side.
Yikes. Does anyone else get the feeling that when Bush finally finishes "democratizing" the Middle East that there will be about 100 "voters" still alive in the whole region?