A Reuters correspondent got to sit in on a videoconference between the White House and US military and civilain leaders in Afghanistan. At the WH big table were Bush, Cheney, Gates Negroponte and others. Like the Decider he is, Dubya hogged the remote.
And told the folks in Aghanistan this:
"I must say, I'm a little envious," Bush said. "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."Ah, George, you're not too old. And a greatful nation would pass the hat around for your one-way airfare.
"It must be exciting for you ... in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger. You're really making history, and thanks," Bush said.
But what a great example to set to the Fighting Keyboardists. Bush is 62 this year - how many are younger than that? They should put their asses where Dubya's mouth is and set off for Helmsland Province immediately.