November 09, 2009

Bush Visits Hood Wounded, Families

I just wish that Fox News had embargoed the story of the visit and honored the former President's wishes of keeping the meeting secret.

I would imagine that visiting the families of servicemen killed and wounded is among the most emotional experiences that any President will encounter, and the fact that George and Laura Bush took the time to be with those impacted by Major Hasan's jihadist rampage says quite a bit about their character.

I hope the visit was able to provide the families and those wounded with some inspiration and comfort.

President and Mrs. Obama are due to make an appearance at a formal memorial service tomorrow. I suspect they will spend time with the troops as well.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 9, 2009 10:20 AM

Don't hold your breath.

Posted by: jim at November 9, 2009 12:40 PM

One thing we can be sure of. If President and Mrs. Obama attend the memorial service tomorrow, it will be one huge photo op for the Obamas, not a private visit of condolence for the families. And the President will take an opportunity to talk about himself and his reaction, rather than express privately his sympathy and support for the grieving families as George and Laura Bush did.

Marianne Matthews

Posted by: Marianne Matthews at November 9, 2009 02:48 PM

Thrice Barry has attempted to address Ft Hood. Thrice he has muffed it. In the First Americans incident we could perhaps say he was ill prepared but a "shout out"? He has his hands in the air like he just don't care! But duty now calls and it is perhaps not too much to say that the first qualifying ability in a politician is to project sincerity. Now, it may be merely a projection but if the projection is good and clear we never know it. But Barack has failed in the first regard; he cannot even fake interest in terrorism, not least because he has already declared that it does not exist. Per Michelle, this conversation does not help his kids. Now he will be at a scripted event. Is it too much to hope he can manage it without making a fool of himself? In my view, yes, it is too much to ask. This doofus is an adolescent on his best day.

Posted by: megapotamus at November 9, 2009 03:09 PM

I suspect they will spend time with the troops as well.

NO, They will allow the troops to admire them.

Posted by: 1sttofight at November 9, 2009 05:41 PM

Did you see that they've built a huge wall of conexes around the memorial site so Barry doesn't have to see any of us in Redneckland during his visit?

Posted by: Mike in Texas at November 10, 2009 09:53 AM

Thank God for this Fort Hood shootings huh? I haven't seen you people so excited and jubilant. I mean, some fo the victims weren't even dead yet and you were already dancing on the internets like the 9/11 Palestinians dancing in the streets. You prayed for 10 months for anything, something like this to happen on Barry's watch and now, WOW!!! Let the extremist partiers dance in the streets louder and brighter than Hezbullah did after 9/11.

We're having a "Celebrate Obama Sucks" keg party at some of the funerals for the dead people who thankfully got murdered at Fort Hood. We want to pay respects for those who suffered and died so we can politicize it for the tea-bagger cause. We don't care who they are or what their names are. All we care about is exploiting them to attack Obama. Hope you all can make it. We're going to put Obama is a Nazi porta-potties right on their graves. You'll love it!

Posted by: Lipiwitz at November 11, 2009 04:06 AM