Today, Laura Bush told Americans that no one suffers more than she and their president on account of the war in Iraq. You can see the clip here. I must tell you that I have cruelly misjudged the Bushes. Who knew that George W. Bush is the First Sufferer and steadfast Laura the First Sufferagette? All this time, I have believed them to be shallow, callous people pretending to be human. I am so ashamed. Click here for further enlightenment.
Now, finally, I understand their intense suffering that transcends that of, say, the Tillman family, Jessica Lynch, Cindy Sheehan, the families and friends of more than 3,200 dead U.S. military personnel, thousands upon thousands of Iraqis, and all of the women and men whose bodies and minds have been shattered by the war. Until now, the Bushes have borne their suffering in tortured silence. The nobility of it all.
You know, I'm feeling a little verklempt. Talk amongst yourselves.
UPDATE: Lance Cpl. Dale Peterson was killed Monday by a roadside bomb in Anbar province. How George and Laura must be suffering! Peterson's family? Not as much, of course.