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Bush to dead soldier's mom: How do you know his life would have been good?

Dolores tried to give Bush a sense of what type of person Erik had been. She described her son as a "comedian" whose favorite saying was, "Life is good." The president replied, "How do you know his life would have been good?"

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Cindy Sheehan is not the only Gold Star mom who felt disrespected after a visit with George W. Bush. Dolores Kesterson, whose son Erik was killed in Iraq in November of 2003, was among several military families who last year were invited to meet with Bush as a group. Each family was allotted ten minutes with the president, but because she is divorced from her husband, Dolores asked to speak with Bush one-on-one.

Dolores reports exclusively for U.S. Tour of Duty that she waited alone in a small partitioned area, wondering if her request would be granted, before a Bush aide suddenly announced, "The president will now see you." As the commander in chief strode briskly toward her, it seemed to Dolores that he was trying to intimidate her. "He came marching in and got right in my face...eyeball to eyeball, and said, 'I'm George Bush, the president of the United States, and I understand you have something to say to me in private.'"

Dolores tried to give Bush a sense of what type of person Erik had been. She described her son as a "comedian" whose favorite saying was, "Life is good." The president replied, "How do you know his life would have been good?"

Dolores was shocked by Bush's eagerness to question the value of her son's life. She told the president, "Nobody wants to die."

Before he concluded their meeting, Bush proclaimed to Dolores, "We won't know in our lifetime whether or not Iraq was a success."

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Breaking out the flag. Does not sound plausible.

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..... As the commander in chief strode briskly toward her, it seemed to Dolores that he was trying to intimidate her. "He came marching in and got right in my face...eyeball to eyeball, and said, 'I'm George Bush, the president of the United States, and I understand you have something to say to me in private.'"

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This is almost precisely the same way Cindy Sheehan recalls her meeting with the president.
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This is almost precisely the same way Cindy Sheehan recalls her meeting with the president.
Cindy Sheehan was and is F.O.S. she embarrasses her family and the memory of her fallen son.
Frankly I never cease to be amazed at what some of these Bush haters will say or do to degrade him. The extremism is flat out unbelievable. I can understand not liking him or his actions,but it seems like someone comes up almost daily with some new way to insult, deqrade, or in some other way try to make him look bad. This crap has gone way passed reasonable.....

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Cindy Sheehan was and is F.O.S. she embarrasses her family and the memory of her fallen son.
Frankly I never cease to be amazed at what some of these Bush haters will say or do to degrade him. The extremism is flat out unbelievable. I can understand not liking him or his actions,but it seems like someone comes up almost daily with some new way to insult, deqrade, or in some other way try to make him look bad. This crap has gone way passed reasonable.....
Like her or not, Ms. Sheehan's opinion is much more important than your's or mine, since she has chosen to translate that opinion into meaningful action.

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Cindy Sheehan was and is F.O.S. she embarrasses her family and the memory of her fallen son.
Frankly I never cease to be amazed at what some of these Bush haters will say or do to degrade him. The extremism is flat out unbelievable. I can understand not liking him or his actions,but it seems like someone comes up almost daily with some new way to insult, deqrade, or in some other way try to make him look bad. This crap has gone way passed reasonable.....
Not disagreeing with you here.

I was just struck by the similarity between what Sheehan said and what this person recounted.

I completely agree that Cindy Sheehan is a worthless, pathetic POS.

I just figure that with all these Gold Star families Bush has had to meet with that he has developed some kind of script.
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Like her or not, Ms. Sheehan's opinion is much more important than your's or mine, since she has chosen to translate that opinion into meaningful action.

Well at least that's better than claiming that her opionion is unassailable because of the moral high ground accorded to her by virtue of the fact that she lost her son as many liberals in the media had claimed.

Of course, this does not help to explain why there are so many famlies of dead servicemen who support the war effort.

I guess that by that criteria their opionion would be unassailable too.
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I just hope these unfortunate women are not being manipulated by the same people who are chuckling in the background of that video.

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Well at least that's better than claiming that her opionion is unassailable because of the moral high ground accorded to her by virtue of the fact that she lost her son as many liberals in the media had claimed.

Of course, this does not help to explain why there are so many famlies of dead servicemen who support the war effort.

I guess that by that criteria their opionion would be unassailable too.
No opinions are unassailable. But it's one thing to spout off meaningless tripe behind the anonymity of a computer screen, and quite another to brazenly risk it all for what you believe.

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