Skip to comments.George W. Bush Visits Fort Hood, Wounded Soldiers (Obama visits Camp David)
Posted on 11/07/2009 6:32:19 AM PST by maggief
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) ― Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, visited wounded soldiers and their families near the site of the worst mass shooting on an Army post in the United States.
The Bushes made their private visit to Fort Hood's Darnall Army Medical Center on Friday night. Bush spokesman David Sherzer said in an e-mail that the couple thanked Fort Hood's military leaders and hospital staff for the "amazing care they are providing."
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Way to go Dubya. Low key & for the right reasons, not PR
O well, I am sure he will not let this stand, he will fly down and make a Photo Op now and play around of Golf.
I miss George Bush.
A REAL president and first lady.
and of course there will be no video or press documenting his every word....
President Bush has class that obama can never buy.
I wonder if anyone in the media, even those on the extreme right wing, notice the absence of Obama.
I keep seeing apologist comments on websites “It would be too much trouble in security for Obama to go...”
A true statesman.
Of course they did. God bless them.
Rose Garden photo op.
The real questions is WHY isn’t the first half white President not there?
Obama lied, soldiers died!
As John Gibson often says: Bring Back Bush.
“The real questions is WHY isnt the first half white President not there?”
You just KNOW that Zero would prefer to visit the terrorist scumbag in the hospital. Birds of a feather...
The definition of class, President Bush and his wife.
Class Act, Mr. Bush. Thanks.
Alexrod told the impersonator that G.W. is at Ft.Hood and the impersonator responded... Ft.Hood? isn’t that where Rin Tin Tin is?
This will force Obama to go there
However many ways I might have disagreed with him, he is still a class act so refreshingly different from the current occupant of the White House.
Come on, give Obambi a break. Friday night is date night. Plus he has to help the kids with their homework since one of the just got a 73 on her science test. /sarc
And yet, he can shut down NYC for a date night.
Pretty sure tears were shed.
I bet you that Rahm is FURIOUS that Bush is there before Obama.
Did you see this? Setting a good example for the self-involved boy president.
GWB truly loved and respected his troops. This (private) visit is no surprise.
We miss you, sir.
Former President beats the current President on a trip to the scene for our soldiers wounded by an Islamic thug.
Game. Set. Match.
Obama should have been there yesterday and he knows it.
I suppose Obama is still getting his teleprompter loaded and is worried that he might offend Muslims by visiting these soldiers.
...It takes a REAL president...
Yes, yes indeed.
Obama will show up to visit the Major! ! !
All that can be said at this time “thank God”, W went to Fort Hood... many on the right don’t like W, but he is a man of honor...and he HONORS and RESPECTS our Military unlike the imbecile in the White House and his Gulag.
The Bushes are a class act. He is behaving exactly as a former president should....unlike Carter and Clinton. Three cheers for 43!
Once again, let the grownups show the man-child how it’s done.
Retired and STILL having to do the job because the current ‘occupant’ hasn’t got the time and/or just doesn’t care.
Exactly! Now if this had been Bush and not gone? This has to become OBama’s Katrina moment but unfortunately no one in the media or Republican party will blast Obama for his insensitivity on this. WE all know Obama is trying pass his beloved health care plan.
Ha, what an IDIOT - a perfect photo op - but no pictures. A bunch of wounded soldiers that aren’t able to get out of the camera shots. What a DUMMY, missing such a great opportunity.
(how today’s White House looks at W’s visit)
“Alexrod told the impersonator that G.W. is at Ft.Hood and the impersonator responded... “ What’s E doin in da hood?
Thank you Mr. President and Mrs. Bush. I miss you.
Way to go Dubya. Low key & for the right reasons, not PRYup.
Just for grins, I sent a heads up to Drudge. Be nice if he picked this up and rightfully exposed and embarrassed this administration for its inaction and lack of concern.
Re: “I keep seeing apologist comments on websites It would be too much trouble in security for Obama to go...”
Security Issues? He is not there simply because he finds no supportable campaign issues to gear up his teleprompter. Also, I suspect, he doesn’t want to go there to receive a less than favorable reception, and he is unable to handle that, especially with the press following him.
If I were the president, I would have been on Air Force ONE and flown to the base to offer my support, especially since we are sending these soldiers overseas to fight for our country, and some, sadly won’t be returning.
I am disheartened to see a CIC with little care or real support for the same people that allow him to live and reside in our Nation’s Capitol and make the decisions that effect our American Soldiers life’s and families, as well. If he truly thinks it would be unsafe for him to travel to an American Military Base, what are we expected to have our American Soldiers think of Obama’s ability to make serious decisions regarding their employment in bonafide war zones... even GWB went to Iraq, and Obama won’t even visit an American Military Base for “security reasons?...”
Not believable. He just doesn’t desire the bad press that might follow his “campaign trip” to Texas.
GW shows the American people and the world what a national disgrace Hussein Zero is. I’m sure our military already know.