President Bush is having a fine time on vacation. He has to go on with his life, you know, staying fit in case he has a crisp decision to make. He can't take a half hour to talk with Cindy Sheehan because he has his two hour bike rides, which are much more important.
Cindy's son Casey died in Iraq. All she wants to know is "Why?"
Frankly, the rest of America wants to hear the answer to that same question from the President's lips, and the reason he hasn't met with Cindy...and the reason Cindy has received such an outpouring of support...is that the President cannot answer that question truthfully.
The Iraq war will define Bush for all history. It is a failure.
There are other grieving parents who join Cindy in a club of the heartbroken:
He is number 1,828, 1,829 or 1,830. We don't know for sure, because so many died last week.
...For those of you who still trust the Bush administration -- and your percentage diminishes every day -- let me tell you that my nephew Chase Johnson Comley did not die to preserve your freedoms. He was not presented flowers by grateful Iraqis, welcoming him as their liberator.
He died fighting a senseless war for oil and contracts, ensuring the increased wealth of President Bush and his administration's friends...
Missy Conley Beattie
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President Bush is much better at vacations than you are! Prior to 9-11 he had spent 42% of his time in office...On vacation!
Mother Jones has a fun compendium of vacation factoids...