Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Compassionate Conservative

"There's only one person who hugs the mothers and the widows, the wives and the kids on the death of their loved ones...Having committed the troops, I've got an additional responsibility to hug." - President George W. Bush, December 2002

"I understand what it means to put somebody into combat. I know what it means to hug mothers and wives." - President George W. Bush, January 29, 2003

"I hug the mothers and the widows of those who may have lost their life in the name of peace and freedom." - President George W. Bush, February 10, 2003

"See, I understand the consequences of war. I understand the risks of war. I understand firsthand, particularly when I go and hug the moms and dads and brothers and sisters and sons and daughters of those who died. " - President George W. Bush, November 17, 2003

"One of my hardest parts of my job is to console the family members who have lost their life. It is a -- it is -- it's a chance to hug and weep and to console and to remind the loved ones that the sacrifice of their loved one was done in the name of security for America and freedom for the world." - President George W. Bush, April 13, 2004

"How do you know his life would have been good?" - President George W. Bush to the mother of a slain soldier, 2004

(Thanks to Shakespeare's Sister for passing this along. I'll be sending her the bill for my blood pressure medication in return.)

9 comments:

InanimateCarbonRod said...

I'm so disappointed there's no Huggy Bear joke.

Smitty said...

I really really like how he says he understands the consequences and risks of war, and has first-hand knowledge of what it takes to send troops in to battle. That's my favorite. I really love it when people like him...war-hawks without the balls themselves to back it up...talk about the difficulties and hardships of battle. Just sad is all it is. He has lied to himself enough about the knowledge of war that he even believes his own lies to be truths at this point.

Thrillhous said...

I hear ya, Smitty. All that DoD talk of Abrams tanks and Stealth bombers and military strategy makes some folk think that they know all there is to know about the war front. Watching a few episodes of "Mail Call" on the History channel is pretty much the same as going through boot camp, right?

InanimateCarbonRod said...

Hugging people is hard work.

Otto Man said...

Damn right, Smitty. I really think he's repeated this BS so many times that he believes it.

Otto Man said...

I'm so disappointed there's no Huggy Bear joke.

I normally never miss a chance, but the video clip of that mother made we so mad I lost the funny.

Pooh said...

No, his point was that he avoided dying in a war and his life sucks. No booze, no blow and all these damn reporter's and now Congressman asking him questions. How would you like it if someone questioned the way you played with your Tonka trucks and Green Army Men?

Otto Man said...

Good point, Pooh. I think his constant crying about all the hugging he's doing is really a not-so-subtle request to get some hugging in return.

sideshow bob said...

Well, what else would you expect from a momma's boy with a drug and alcohol problem?

And I conquer with smitty. The only election Bush deserves to win is World's Biggest Douchebag.

And you all know what Bush says about "catapaulting the propoganda". I guess it works on him...