Skip to comments.George W. Bush makes secret visit to mourning families at Fort Hood(real leadership)
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.
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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.
Thanks President Bush. Real class.
True STATEMAN. The former President and his wife have class and respect for others. Lacking with obamas.
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.
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.
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:
It saddens me that this POS is going to desecrate the hallowed grounds of Ft Hood with his presence there.
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.
Typical response from the "Man-child"
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.
God Bless Pres. George Bush
A real president just punked you!
Bush is an enigma but, he always placed our men and women on the highest pedestal in the room.
Let him run for Congress, if he wants to get in the game.
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.
I like it...
Bush is highly empathetic. Obama is a cold fish.
That’s even better.
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