He Cares All Right !!!!

… about how thickly his and his friends pockets will be padded when it’s all over.

The White House assures us that Bush cares

I’m not a historian, but doesn’t the recurring insistence that the president “feels” the losses in Iraq seem a little bizarre?

Bush mourns death of 3,000th U.S. soldier in Iraq

“The president believes that every life is precious and grieves for each one that is lost,” said White House spokesman Scott Stanzel. “He will ensure their sacrifice was not made in vain.”

And, it’s not just this bit of boilerplate. For the last few months at every press conference, Bush has made the same point.

What does it say about his image that it’s deemed necessary for the president to assure us time and time again that he is, in fact, human and does care that people are dying?

An offshoot of the earlier “bring em on” tough boy rhetoric? A relic from the indifference of Katrina? Or a political necessity in the current politics of the war?

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