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posted by Melodee at Sunday, August 14, 2005
Well, she wants to meet with him again. If Bush can change his mind about Osama Bin Laden (from wanted dead or alive to oh, him, I don't care about him anymore) then the mother of a fallen soldier can change hers.I know you think she's being used by the left but what's new? She's being used by the left in same way Jesus Christ is used by the right. All's fair, yes?Bush could end the whole thing and meet with the woman again, give her the usual Iraq schpeel that he always does and it would be done. Why doesn't he do that? Because he can't perform unscripted. He meets with the families of the dead in private supposedly out of respect. I think it's because he and his handlers are afraid hell 'f' up. And he will.C+ Augustus...he was a yellow belly in 1970 and he's a yellow belly now. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.
I think she has been pretty open about that, almost every account of her that I read (at least in the beginning) said that she had met with him.Apparently, she didn't feel Bush cared enough about her loss, and that made her angry.I know I have been in pressurized social situations where in the moment I acted as if everything was fine, and then when I went home and thought about what had happened, I got mad.Most news agencies (besides Fox) describe her as articulate, not some ignorant pawn. I believe she started Gold Star Mothers for Peace all by herself, before this started, but I could be wrong.
By reading the story that Mel linked to, I don't understand why she is so upset. She said she was happy with her visit to the President so why is she here in Texas now?I don't always believe in what President Bush does, but what is he exactly suppose to do in this situation?If he met one on one with her then he would have to do it with every family that has lost a son/daughter in Iraq. If he did that then there will be people out there griping that he needs to focus more on other things. He did met with her and others that had lost love ones in Iraq and both her and her husband were happy with the meeting. Yes I don't believe this war has been right and I think it was started under false pretenses, but we ought to support our troops and give them the love that they need.I understand this woman's lost, but we have all lost someone to something we thought wasn't fair haven't we?
I'm not sure how this makes me feel. The fact she has already had face time with Pres. Bush, changes things. I think I need to ponder this a while...
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