Bush on the romance of danger

President Bush, speaking by video conference to military and civilian workers in Afghanistan:

“I must say, I’m a little envious,” Bush said. “If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed.”

“It must be exciting for you … in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger. You’re really making history, and thanks,” Bush said.

Cross-posted from my blog but I just wanted to share it with my friends over here at SEB
– Tip ‘o the hat to Terry

4 thoughts on “Bush on the romance of danger

  1. What an asshole.  It’s amazing he can say that with a straight face.  If I was in the room when he made that statement, I’d be in GITMO now because I’d have punched him in the face.

  2. What if they gave a war and nobody came? The old hunter-gatherer instinct is still strong in many humans, especially the young. Why do they volunteer? They have to prove they are the Alpha Male. And please revisit the snopes.com site that shows the interview with Hermann Goering here: http://www.snopes.com/quotes/goering.asp
    Now, add to that the capitalist profit motive – voila! Until the species grows up, and I don’t see that happening any time soon, we will continue to have “wars and rumors of war.” SIGH!  downer

  3. Now, no one can say that Bush doesn’t have a way with words!

    Sure, a strange and scary way, but he certainly has a special little something about him.

  4. Now, no one can say that Bush doesn’t have a way with words!

    More like “has his way with words”

    Something that a lot of people forget is that Hitler pioneered many of the tactics used in modern public speaking.  Hitler was good at it, and politicians today follow his example.  Remember that next time you see a politician that knows how to work a crowd.

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