Bush: Comforter-in-Chief

I missed this article when it appeared in the WaPo last week. It’s an interesting account of Bush’s meetings with families of servicemembers killed in action: For Bush, war anguish expressed privately.

Halley said the meeting did not change either of their minds. She would still vote against him. But she said she appreciated that he opened himself up to her. “I don’t think he’s a heartless man,” she said. “I think he’s pulled in a lot of different directions by very intelligent people. . . . I don’t think it’s going to change his policies, but I hope it does make him think about it. I hope I’m in his dreams.”

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