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George W. Bush makes secret visit to mourning families at Fort Hood(real leadership)
la times ^ | 11/7/2009 | andrew malcom

Posted on 11/08/2009 8:04:49 AM PST by milwguy

Last night former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura made a secret visit to the devastated military families at Fort Hood.

The Bushes instructed the commander of the mourning military base that they wanted no publicity. With their Secret Service detail, Bush and his wife made the 30 mile trip unannounced from their ranch near Crawford, Texas Friday evening.

Fox News broke news of the visit this afternoon. Other sources said the former first couple spent about two hours meeting with the wounded, family and soldiers, talking quietly and at times hugging them as they did in private at other times of crisis such as post-9/11.

Most presidents come to feel a genuine respect and affection for the people they lead as commander-in-chief and sometimes the affection is reciprocated.

Many base workers and residents on Fort Hood are still reeling from the shooting this week by Major Nidal Malik Hasan that killed 13 people and wounded dozens of others. (See video below.)

The White House announced today the Obamas plan to attend a memorial service there on Tuesday. Some foreign news reporters have begun to write unflattering comparisons of the emotional Bush vs the ever-cool, possibly cold Obama.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bush; bush43; forthood; nidalmalikhasan; obama; surprisevisit
In secret, without needing to advertise to the press. Just likes his visits to Walter Reed, President Bush doesn't use our wounded warriors as a photo op. Obama, on the other hand, made his FIRST visit to Walter Reed as POTUS just LAST week. When he went to Dover, he had to drag the press corps along to get his photo op.

The differences between a real CINC and Obama could not be more striking. The foreign press is tearing Obama to shreds over his callous, disgraceful remarks when it took him two minutes to get around to mentioning the massacre at FT Hood. Obama is a disgrace, and even though the world is realizing that quicker than the MSM and some Americans, the truth is coming out.

I am sure the wounded troops will get more comfort from President Bush's heartfelt best wishes and sympathies, than they will from Obama's heartless teleprompter fed crap.

1 posted on 11/08/2009 8:04:50 AM PST by milwguy
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To: milwguy

Thanks President Bush. Real class.


2 posted on 11/08/2009 8:06:42 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: milwguy

True STATEMAN. The former President and his wife have class and respect for others. Lacking with obamas.


3 posted on 11/08/2009 8:07:44 AM PST by AndyPH (?+)
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To: Huskrrrr

Ditto. I have a lot of issues with his presidency, but not one with this man of honor, when it comes to setting the example of class.


4 posted on 11/08/2009 8:10:03 AM PST by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: milwguy

Like one of the commentators said, for all the kowtowing to the dumbles W did and the spending etc, it was acts like this that make him if not great, then at least pretty darn good.

The current White House squatter should take some might good notes.


5 posted on 11/08/2009 8:11:00 AM PST by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero since 1-20-09!)
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To: Huskrrrr
President Bush has done the right thing by making private visits with the wounded and families.

He is a great man for grieving with the Fort Hood community the way he has.

Here is a photo from his time as Commander in Chief with our military men and women:


6 posted on 11/08/2009 8:11:21 AM PST by GI Joe Fan (GI Joe represents Real American Heroes, not a bunch of globalist drones.)
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To: milwguy

It saddens me that this POS is going to desecrate the hallowed grounds of Ft Hood with his presence there.


7 posted on 11/08/2009 8:12:27 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: milwguy

That punk in the White House sees the military, and us rightwingers, as his enemy. If this had happened in central San Francisco, or New York City, he would have been hugging the union members, crying with them, and we would have seen a teary Zero. But these people are evil military, in central evil Texas. Not worth spending time on.


8 posted on 11/08/2009 8:13:00 AM PST by bergmeid
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To: milwguy
From Telegraph.uk article:
Maybe Mr Obama had been reading the American press, much of which somehow contrived to present the atrocity as a result of combat stress due to soldiers going on repeated war deployments (though Major Nadal Hasan had not been on any) and therefore, no doubt, Mr Bush's fault.

Typical response from the "Man-child"

9 posted on 11/08/2009 8:13:10 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: AndyPH

You may have done it unintentionally, but I like the fact that you wrote obama instead Obama. I think we should never capitalize that name ever again. See my new tagline.


10 posted on 11/08/2009 8:15:16 AM PST by bergmeid (obama. With a small o.)
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To: milwguy

God Bless Pres. George Bush


11 posted on 11/08/2009 8:15:50 AM PST by gattaca (Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit. Ronald Reagan)
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To: milwguy
Stuff THAT in your muzzie loving, koran kissing, islamo adoring shorts Obama!

A real president just punked you!

12 posted on 11/08/2009 8:18:28 AM PST by Fighting Irish ("I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: milwguy

Bush is an enigma but, he always placed our men and women on the highest pedestal in the room.


13 posted on 11/08/2009 8:22:17 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: bergmeid

Barry O.


14 posted on 11/08/2009 8:23:21 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: milwguy

Let him run for Congress, if he wants to get in the game.


15 posted on 11/08/2009 8:24:51 AM PST by Jim Noble (We Are Traveling in the Footsteps of Those Who've Come Before)
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To: milwguy

Thank you President and Mrs. Bush, your visit to Ft.Hood to comfort the wounded and extend your deepest sympathy to the family’s who lost a loved one, represented the true feelings and mourning of the nation.


16 posted on 11/08/2009 8:26:36 AM PST by Maumee (wtw)
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To: bergmeid

I like it...

o


17 posted on 11/08/2009 8:26:48 AM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: milwguy

Bush is highly empathetic. Obama is a cold fish.


18 posted on 11/08/2009 8:27:40 AM PST by maro (Repeal the 8th Amendment)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

That’s even better.

“o”.


19 posted on 11/08/2009 8:28:15 AM PST by bergmeid (obama. With a small o.)
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To: GI Joe Fan

Hmm, Lets see. Veteran, Fighter pilot with Respect and admiration for our country -vs- Chicago political street thug with an innate dislike for our country, a muslim with no respect for anything..... Makes me sick. Obama should just stay away from there. He’s a zero


20 posted on 11/08/2009 8:32:28 AM PST by dokmad
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To: maro

Bush needs to be ready for many more months of bashing by Obama. Ten to one, Obama believes the Bush visit was done solely to make him and Michelle look bad. (It is obvious that Obama thinks everything revolves around him, you see. Empathy is a concept foreign to him.) Obama will be out for revenge.


21 posted on 11/08/2009 8:34:30 AM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: milwguy
"Some foreign news reporters have begun to write unflattering comparisons of the emotional Bush vs the ever-cool, possibly cold Obama."

Obama's inability to demonstrate the emotion of empathy in any real or tangible way, is a troubling sign. He does, however, frequently demonstrate the signs of narcissistic personality disorder, and I believe occasional manic episodes. Was he ever asked the questions if he had previously been treated for depression? Has he ever fully released his medical information?

If Obama was a Republican, every shrink in America would be going out of their way to describe Obama's personality flaws. At least the foreign press seems to be taking some of their blinders off, hopefully the US press will soon to follow.

22 posted on 11/08/2009 8:35:11 AM PST by OldDeckHand (Obamacare - So bad, even Joe Lieberman isn't going to vote for it.)
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To: bergmeid

I never write obama with a capital letter. Capital letter shows respect.
futher, i always refers to hussein obama. Gets on lefties nerves.


23 posted on 11/08/2009 8:39:36 AM PST by AndyPH (?+)
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To: milwguy
It is a great relief that a President was able to show the proper respect to these people.

Unlike Obama, who's first instinct is to give us a lecture about how we should not jump to conclusions as if we are all idiots.

And even though no one on TV jumped to any conclusions.

No one on radio jumped to any conclusions.

No one in the police jumped to any conclusions.

No one in the Military jumped to any conclusions.

No one in the government jumped to any conclusions.

The only person who jumped to a conclusion was the arrogant Obama talking down to us that were jumping to conclusions.

Obama will never miss an opportunity to insult Americans, because he hates us.

24 posted on 11/08/2009 8:39:46 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper ("horrific outburst of violence" = USofKKK made him do it!)
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To: YankeeReb
"Maybe Mr Obama had been reading the American press, much of which somehow contrived to present the atrocity as a result of combat stress due to soldiers going on repeated war deployments "

There was a clinical psychologist on CNN (of all places) last night that said the idea that this guy was suffering from PTSD was ridiculous. He explained that you can't get PTSD - IN ANY WAY - from reading about a tragic event, or talking about a tragic event or listening to thousands of men tell stories about tragic events. It's impossible.

Then, the anchor - some moron named Lemon - asked about the possibility that Hasan was suffering from second-tier PTSD. The psychologist immediately discounted the idea of such a disorder, and said such a diagnosis would be controversial, at best.

He then went on to criticize the Army and wondered aloud how the Army could place this guy on a base like Ft. Hood, and in a position to counsel anyone, let alone combat veterans who may really need sound advice.

25 posted on 11/08/2009 8:42:07 AM PST by OldDeckHand (Obamacare - So bad, even Joe Lieberman isn't going to vote for it.)
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To: AndyPH

We can even use obama as a noun and a verb. Such as in:

“That tornado was a real obama. All of Jefferson was destroyed”.

and

“My car got obama’d today by large hailstones”.


26 posted on 11/08/2009 8:46:59 AM PST by bergmeid (obama. With a small o.)
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To: bergmeid
I always spell it with a "Ø" (a "zero"...)

(For anyone who might want to follow suit,

&[Capital"O"]slash;

is the HTML code for "Ø".) Don't forget the ";" (semicolon)...

27 posted on 11/08/2009 8:49:17 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: milwguy

bump


28 posted on 11/08/2009 8:50:16 AM PST by GOPJ (There's NO condemnation of this bastard in the M uslim S ympathizing M edia - MestaMachine)
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To: Shady
Ditto. I have a lot of issues with his presidency, but not one with this man of honor, when it comes to setting the example of class.

Agreed.
29 posted on 11/08/2009 9:02:46 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: milwguy

I’m sure President Bush and Laura’s visit comforted the families considerably. It was a nice gesture, and he certainly speaks for me when he does things like this. I only wish I could have gone along too.

Obama has shot his mouth off to the point that I honestly hope he doesn’t try to comfort the families. He still hasn’t okayed the sending of more troops to the battle he and his fellow travelers were saying was the only justified battle for over five years.

This man doesn’t give a rat’s ass about our troops and their safety.

The sooner he is gone from office, the sooner we can fumigate and scrub the place with Socialist eradicator, Marx-be-gone, and Com-zot. Then we can put a nice anti-Fascist sealer ever what’s left.


30 posted on 11/08/2009 9:18:09 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Unseal the lock box containing every document pertaining to Obama's life, TODAY!)
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To: DoughtyOne

God Bless Pres Bush and our Troops!


31 posted on 11/08/2009 9:24:12 AM PST by itsLUCKY2B (?Borders, Language, and Culture.?)
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To: TXnMA
&[Capital"O"]slash;

Ø

Givin it a test run...thank you.

32 posted on 11/08/2009 9:37:10 AM PST by zlala
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To: milwguy

Just like his first Thanksgiving in Iraq. Low-key. Press didn’t even know where they were going, and the soldiers only knew that a high-level official was going to be present for dinner.


33 posted on 11/08/2009 9:53:24 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: DoughtyOne

In 4 years we’ll be lucky to still have a free America. Look at the damage he’s already managed to inflict in less than 1 year. he hasn’t even gotten cranked up good yet. The longer he’s there, and the longer he’s surrounded by yesmen, a sycophantic media, and insulated in his bubble, the more blatant he will become in digging us into socialism and anti-white, anti-Christian culture climate. The more he does, the more he’s able to do. He sees that he gets away with it, and gets bolder.

God knows it would be luck, because as much as this nation has turned its back on God, it won’t be Providence. We sure don’t have anything good coming from The Almighty, quite the opposite.


34 posted on 11/08/2009 9:54:18 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: All

THere are a number of pictures on this thread of Bush with the troops:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2381511/posts?page=9#9


35 posted on 11/08/2009 10:33:42 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: milwguy

I’m sure Obama will do something similar, if he hasn’t already. I imagine he could spare several hours to console the family of Hasan and comfort them as they worry that their loved one might face criminal charges over his brave actions fighting for Obama’s people.


36 posted on 11/08/2009 10:51:20 AM PST by TurtleUp ([...Insert today's quote from Community-Organizer-in-Chief...] - Obama, YOU LIE!)
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To: milwguy

George and Barbara, you did a terrific job!


37 posted on 11/08/2009 12:08:15 PM PST by rejoicing
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To: milwguy

An Adult leader....


38 posted on 11/08/2009 1:56:32 PM PST by Rightly Biased (If Clinton was the first black president then Obama is the first black Jesus.)
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To: OldDeckHand

If Obama was a republican, every shrink in America would be going off..

* * * * * * * *

Which begs the eternal question, why are libs good at what they do and conservatives aren’t?


39 posted on 11/08/2009 6:27:56 PM PST by LussaO
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