Plays Well With Others...
I support your opinion about the whole month long vacation. For a while I have felt that the president has not taken the war and its repercussions serious enough. This long vacation may be a good indicator of that.
At first I supported the war because of possible terrorists and WMDs. But after serving in Iraq in the Marines, things just dont add up.
Looking back now I believe I was wrong, there was no real WMD threat. And very few terrorists were Iraq natives after 9/11. More came from countries that are our allies (Saudi Arabia.)
I apoligize for the extra comments, I didn't plan on going off like that.
But your are right, how much time would it take to apoligize to a grieving mother.
In the mean time, I guess I will fantasize about a vacation. I seriously cannot remember taking one since I was a little kid.
First of all, thank you for admitting you could be wrong. There is far to little of that going on right now. Second, please, comment as long as you like...go off, my friend, go off!! The more discussion that is raised the better.
I feel the same as you--predominantly independant...socially liberal, fiscally conservative.
Bush missed a huge and might I add fabulous and important PR opportunity. It's simple...walk out, handshake, hello, I'm sorry for your loss, but I believe in the mission. This would say two things: he still believes we should be there, and he's not an incompetant ass.
Instead, he's saying that he no longer thinks they should be there and that he is incompetant. It's pure-D cowardice and damaging to his image.
And that he's on vacation is bunk. He's the president...that's a 24-7 job. Personally, I've always thought that the only thing he was really good for was a drink.
And he doesn't even do that anymore.
(Wow...I really ran my mouth off this time didn't I???)
You are right about he vacation thing. I'm sure he is bothered about stuff all the time, but I don't think any of us really know what he does with his time.