Wednesday, May 14, 2008

it's just not worth it anymore to do

gurufrisbee invited me to go golfing with him this coming Saturday but it is not going to work out. I was wondering if there was some cosmic reason behind this development and then... I ran into this article illuminating a very moving sacrifice:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Tuesday he quit playing golf in 2003 out of respect for the families of Americans killed in the war in Iraq. "I don't want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the Commander-in-Chief playing golf," Bush said in an interview with Yahoo and "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," he said. Bush said his last round of golf was in August 2003 when he was informed that a truck bomb had wrecked the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, killing 22 people, including U.N. envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello. "They pulled me off the golf course and I said, it's just not worth it anymore to do," Bush said.