Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Suffering

First lady Laura Bush delivers an address at a morning breakfast in New Orleans, Thursday, April 19, 2007. Mrs. Bush delivered remarks at the Zurich Classic 'Birdies for Books.' The professional golf tour stops in New Orleans this week and a $100 donation will be made to the Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries for every birdie posted during the tournament. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

On the Today Show this morning, Laura Bush talks about who suffers most from the Iraq War. Who suffers most. Who could it be? The hundreds of thousands of dead and maimed Iraqis? Their families? The thousands of dead and maimed American soldiers? Their families?

No, Laurabot says it is she and George who suffer the most. It is so astonishing that I transcribed the snippet of video, which you can go to Americablog to watch to verify that Laura Bush did indeed say something so very selfish and callous. George W. Bush isn't the only person in the White House living in denial of reality.

[intro, Ann Curry: "I asked Mrs. Bush about other challenges her husband is facing."]

Q: You know the American people are suffering, watching. [Laura Bush softly chuckles]

A: Oh, I know that, very much. And believe me, no one suffers more than their President and I do, when we watch this. And certainly the commander in chief, who has asked our military to go into harm's way.

Q: What do you think the American public need to know, about your husband?

A: Well I hope they do know the burden of worry that's on his shoulders every single day for our troops. And I think they do. I mean, I think if they don't, they're not seeing what the real responsibilities of our President are.

Q: It must be hard for you to watch him in this.

A: Well, it's hard, I mean of course, it's absolutely hard.

1 comment:

Generik said...

"It's hard, it's absolutely hard."

Yes, being president and being responsible for the worst goddamn military blunder in the history of America is hard work. I think we can all agree with that. Poor Pickles. Poor Shrub. How they must suffer!

*mumble mumble*I'dliketomakethemsuffer*mumble mumble*