Tuesday 25th of June 2024

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 serial draft dodger .....

The Washington Post's Dan Froomkin highlights comments made recently by President Bush to a group of military bloggers. Blogger "N.Z. Bear" reported that Bush told the group he wishes he could be serving in Iraq - except that he's too old:

Responding to one of the bloggers in Iraq he expressed envy that they could be there, and said he'd like to be there but "One, I'm too old to be out there, and two, they would notice me."

Froomkin undercuts Bush's claim by noting just how few hours Bush has spent on the ground in his "surprise visits" to Iraq:

Maybe Bush was just making idle chit chat. But this would not be the first time the president has appeared unaware of the hardships his war has caused hundreds of thousands of American troops - while expressing a misguided sense of bravado.

He certainly hasn't ever put himself in harm's way. The president who avoided serving in Vietnam as a young man has made only three visits to Iraq since declaring that major combat operations were over more than four years ago. All three of the visits were unannounced and featured extensive security.

Bush's total time in country? Less than 15 hours.

Bush: I'd Like to Fight In Iraq, But I'm "Too Old" & Terrorists "Would Notice Me"