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OMFG. Bush to troops: 'Much More Will Be Asked of You'

Let’s see…go to war without proper equipment, get called up after you’re retired, diving for metal to make hillbilly armor… What more sacrifice can our troops make for this bastard? (Reuters):

President Bush told U.S. troops on Tuesday that “much more will be asked of you” in Iraq and elsewhere as three days of ceremonies marking his inauguration got off to a somber beginning. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld went to the MCI Center in Washington for an event called “Saluting Those Who Serve” that honored war veterans and the valor of the fallen in conflicts from the Revolutionary War to Iraq.

…Among the 7,000 people in the audience were troops wounded in combat, 75 family members of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan and as many as 80 winners of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest military award. The event was beamed to troop gatherings in Iraq and Afghanistan.

How much more? (Caring for the Wounded in Iraq — A Photo Essay, New England Journal of Medicine)

Bush told the troops that “much more will be asked of you in the months and years ahead.”

“In Afghanistan and Iraq, the liberty that has been won at great cost now must be secured. We still face terrorist enemies who wish to harm our people, and are seeking weapons that would allow them to kill on an unprecedented scale. These enemies must be stopped, and you are the ones who will stop them.

… “In coming days, the Iraqi people will have their chance to go to the polls, to begin the process of creating a democratic government that will answer to the people, instead of to a thug and a tyrant,” he said.

He is unf*cking believable. How does this man sleep at night? Never mind. He sleeps like a baby.

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