war is hell
I know Bush's rating went sky high & he scored big points when he snuck into Iraq blacked out under cover of night for Thanksgiving dinner with the troops there...
War is hell, it sucks & has been going on since the beginning of "civilisation". This story was told by the Sergeant Major of the Army at a Soldiers Breakfast held at Red Arsenal, Alabama, and recorded by Chaplain James Henderson, stationed there.
At Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington DC recently the Sergeant
Major of the Army, Jack Tilley, was with a group of people visiting the
wounded soldiers. He saw a Special Forces soldier who had lost his right
hand and suffered severe wounds of his face and side of his body. The
SMA wanted to honor him and show him respect without offending, but what can you say or do in such a situation that will encourage and uplift? How do you shake the right hand of a soldier who has none? He decided to act as though the hand was not missing and gripped the soldiers wrist while speaking words of comfort and encouragement to him. But there was another man in that group of visitors who had even brought his wife with him to visit the wounded. He knew exactly what to do. This man reverently took the soldiers stump of a hand in both of his
hands, bowed at the bedside and prayed for him. When he finished the prayer he stood up, bent over the soldier and kissed him on the head and told him that he loved him. What a powerful expression of love for wounded heroes! And what a beautiful Christ-like example! What kind of a man would do such a thing ? It was the wounded man's Commander-in-Chief, George W. Bush; President of the United States.
power to the people