Bush Gives Up Golf, But Shanks Another One.
Bush Gave Up Golf in Solidarity with Iraq Dead.
WASHINGTON (May 13) – President Bush said Tuesday he was disappointed in “flawed intelligence” before the Iraq war and was concerned that if a Democrat wins the presidency in November and withdrew troops prematurely it could “eventually lead to another attack on the United States.”
In an interview with the political newspaper Politico and Yahoo News, Bush also said he gave up golf in 2003 out of respect for U.S. soldiers killed in the war, which has now lasted more than five years.
“I didn’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.” Full Story
The Beefs …
Fore !! … Bush shanks another one. I guess we’re supposed to think its commendable that Bush gave up golf in solidarity for the thousands of young men and women that have lost their lives in Iraq ? Perhaps he should have listened to his caddy, kept his driver in the bag, and instead continued working on his short game at home. Not only would have it dramatically improved his score card on the golf course, it certainly would have raised his score with the American people. And of course, lowered the score of lives lost abroad.
Unfortunately, no mulligans allowed on this course.