I guess we already knew that. But Fred Kaplan in Slate brings attention to something that President Bush said during a videoconference with civilian and military personnel in Afghanistan:
I must say, I’m a little envious. If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed. It must be exciting for you … in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger. You’re really making history, and thanks.
Seriously? Did he really say romantic? Isn’t this the guy who joined the Texas National Guard during Vietnam? I guess we all knew that George lives in a fantasy world where tax cuts help the economy and the war in Iraq was a good idea, but this quote is just a little too ridiculous. Beyond ridiculous, actually. It’s insensitive. It just demonstrates his utter lack of understanding of what it is like to be anything but privileged.