"Q: Mr. President, you haven't been golfing in recent years. Is that related to Iraq?
Bush: Yes, it really is. I don't want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander-in-chief playing golf. I feel I owe it to the families to be as — to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal.
Q: Mr. President, was there a particular moment or incident that brought you to that decision, or how did you come to that?
Bush: No, I remember when de Mello, who was at the U.N., got killed in Baghdad as a result of these murderers taking this good man's life. And I was playing golf — I think I was in central Texas — and they pulled me off the golf course and I said, it's just not worth it anymore to do."
Han tager det ikke alvorligt. Han tager ikke noget alvorligt. Hverken sit parti, sit land, sit ansvar som præsident, eller sit eget liv. Han forstår ikke hvad der foregår. Han forstår ikke alvoren. Det er derfor han tror krig må være romantisk. Det er derfor hans mobilisering af nationen var at bede den om at shoppe mere. Det er derfor han uden videre godkendte tortur. Det er derfor han forestiller sig at det at opgive golf er et passende offer for krigen.
Det er i øvrigt også løgn. Han spillede golf to måneder efter de Mellos død.
Han er en klovn.