Monday, February 22, 2010

George W. Bush at Fort Hood

I know I don't blog very often anymore...I just had to share something I received in an email from my brother.
So, who told the White House?
When George W. Bush heard about Fort Hood, got in his car without any escort, apparently they did not have time to react, and drove to Fort Hood. He was stopped at the gate and the guard could not believe who he had just stopped. Bush only ask for directions to the hospital then drove on. The gate guard called that "The president is on Fort Hood and driving to the hospital." The base went bananas looking for Obama. When they found it was Bush they immediately offered escort and Bush simply told them to shut up and let him visit the wounded and the dependents of the dead. He stayed at Fort Hood for over six hours and was finally asked to leave by a message from the White House.
Obama flew in days later and held a "photo" session in a gym and did not even go to the hospital. All this I picked up from two soldiers here who happened to be at Fort Hood when it happened.This Bush/Obama/Ft. Hood story is something that should be sent to every voter in the US .Class shows up...
The doctor had his TV on in his office when the news of the military base shootings came on. The husband of one of his employees was stationed there. He called her into his office and as he told her what had happened, she got a text message from her husband saying, "I am okay." Her cell phone rang right after she read the message. It was an ER nurse, "I'm the one who just sent you a text, not your husband. I thought it would be comforting but I was mistaken in doing so. I am sorry to tell you this, but your husband has been shot 4 times and he is in surgery."The soldier's wife left Southern Clinic in Dothan and drove all night to Ft. Hood . When she arrived, she found out her husband was out of surgery and would be OK. She rushed to his room and found that he already had visitors there to comfort him. He was just waking up and found his wife and the visitors by his side. The nurse took this picture:  
What? No news crews and cameras?  This is how people with class respond and pay respect to those in uniform.

8 comments:

Susie said...

Thanks for passing this on Leedra. Very good to read.

Connie said...

The Bush's are wonderful people. They are being blamed for a lot of things his congress did. Guess who was in his congress ...

Mildred said...

Hi Leedra, I still miss you and think of you often. Thank you so much for telling this story. I am just so impressed by the Bush's response and so disgusted by the "other."

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, I was just talking to George today about YOU... Did you hear me?????? I miss you...

Thanks for this... I LOVE it... There's so much difference in those two men--and it finally is becoming more and more obvious every day (thank God)....

Miss you SO much.
Hugs,
Betsy

JKoenig said...

Thank you for sharing that wonderful story and picture. The Bush's are people of integrety and caring.

I miss you and your beautiful pictures too. I also have not had time to post lately due to my mom's death and caring for my father. But I have enjoyed checking in on all my favorite blogging friends. They bring joy to my day. I pray this is a joyful one for you!....Janice

Rose said...

Hi Leedra...I loved this post. I was amazed you didn't get a ton of negative comments on this. I hope all is well in your world. I have been very on/off in my blogging. Gotta go see the rest of your blog and see if I have missed much.

troutbirder said...

Cheap shots as usual on a man whose is busy trying to clean up the mess left by his Bush II which includes an uneccesary war which kills tens of thousands including soldiers.

Carletta said...

Amen!
I agree with Connie and let it go at that. :)

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