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Bush gives up golfing because of Iraq war.

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    Relax everyone! Go shopping! Everything is gonna be fine now.

    Bush gives up golfing because of Iraq war
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    In a new interview with the Politico today, President Bush says that he has given up golf because of the Iraq war, to show “solidarity” with U.S. troops and their families. He added that “playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal”:


    Q Mr. President, you haven’t been golfing in recent years. Is that related to Iraq?

    THE PRESIDENT: Yes, it really is. I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the Commander-in-Chief playing golf. I feel I owe it to the families to be as — to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal.​

    Update: Cernig writes, "You go to war with the handicap you have…" Brandon Friedman adds, "In today's world, sacrifice is defined in terms of not being able to afford a Hummer; of having to see a few images of war on TV; and of giving up golf."
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    What a bunch of BS. He's not playing golf, tho, I bet he still bikes just as many hours as he golfed and probably a lot more.
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    That is a pretty leading question.. the reporter sounds like he or she was briefed.. what else did he give up?? Sounds pretty shallow to me.

    Guess he did not give up fishing in Maine though, wonder how the troops view that..
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    Bush is right, look how the Sore Losers bleat and blubber when he goes down to Crawford for a "cook out"----

    Kerry shouldn't be playing with his Surf Board either, he voted for the war.

    Imagine going surf boarding while our troops are fighing those savages.

    :bricks:
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    Kerry never said anything, Bush did.
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    I wonder if he will give up 'Clearing Brush' as well....


    (sigh)


    This guy amazes me almost every time he opens his infantile mouth.....
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    http://www.crooksandliars.com/2008/05/14/ultimate-sacrifice-bush-quit-golf-for-the-troops/

    Warren Street at Blue Girl, Red State says that Bush is lying about why (and when) he quit golf:

    Actually, it is far more likely that Bush quit playing golf because he was suffering from knee problems throughout the latter half of 2003.

    Street then links to a CBS News article published in December 2003[..]

    Bush actually played his last round of golf on October 13, 2003. This means that the reason he gave for quitting after the August 2003 U.N. bombing is dubious at best. More likely, he made the story up in a clumsy ploy to gain sympathy. In many regions and cultures around the world, this is called “lying.”
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    His knee keeps him from running, but how would it keep him from golfing? If bad knees kept you off the course, how is it that all these ex-football players are out all the time?

    We get that you guys hate Bush. Can we just stipulate that you hate him and that you don't trust him and move on? Could we do that?
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    no....

    sorry, this guy needs to go down for all the people he has killed and lies he has told.

    JUSTICE!

    'Moving on' is about as unamerican as it gets.
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    Thats like giving up watching "Fox and friends" for Lent.
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    I could just hear it now.

    "The Son of bitch is playing golf during a war"
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    And he was right.
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    FDR was responsible for thousands of lies and millions of deaths too. You want to dig his ass up and put him on trial?

    Slick Willie?

    "this guy needs to go down"...that's just silly. I'm sorry, Ronnie James, you know I luvs ya...but good grief.
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    I wasn't even a glimmer in my grandpapi's eye when FDR was Presdident. Sorry man, not on my watch.

    I feel that we have swallowed too many pills from this administration to just let all of his BS slide. People are dying as I type this because of a calculated lie and manipulation of media.

    (I know this thread is about golf.....but)

    Being an American means to NOT let things slide. It means sticking up for your fellow man, and sticking it to the man when he is sticking it to you. Its justice, its freedom. Are you suggesting that being a good American means that we should forget about it, forget all about the crimes done in our good name? Thats NOT what our founders thought, thats not why the patriots fought in the revolution.

    What kind of example are you suggesting for our youth?

    "Sorry little Johnny, I know the bully at school is taking your lunch money, just think about dinner tonight instead, and give him the money. Don't stand up for what you think is right. Just shut up."

    Sorry, pal....not on my watch.
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    Okay. You stand up for what you believe. I don't believe GWB is the living embodiement of evil on the planet. I don't agree with everything he's done, but that's not relevant I suppose.
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    you can believe whatever you want! Thats cool. Thats what makes us free.

    I've got it covered for ya.

    I'll fight so you can watch American Idol, vote and make jokes about what Randy is wearing and how drunk Paula is.
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    I feel a star coming your way. Funny sarcastic post that gets to the heart of the matter. :rocker:
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    Of course he's not... That would be Dick Cheney... Boy King is just the dumb overgrown frat boy wowed by Big Dick's big brass balls.
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    "Do you know why he's such a great Golfer"

    "No, why"

    "His wife kisses his balls before he Tees Off"

    "Oh"
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    Don't watch American Idol. Have never seen more than a preview. I basically only watch stuff on History, History International, Discovery, Military--stuff like that. The only so called "pop culture" stuff I watch is Bones and House.

    So thanks for that. But I'm actually over here fighting so you can stay free to attack everyone you don't agree with.

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