Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Mr. President, How are the soldiers doing?

The Cool Blue Blog brought up an interesting point:

After visiting wounded soldiers at Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas, President Bush stopped to answer some questions from reporters. No reporter asked about the condition of any of the soldiers.

No, what was on their minds was the topic du jour in Washington; the fact that he ordered the NSA to intercept calls from al Qaida to American citizens.

Q: "Mr. President, with this program, though, what can you say to those members of the public that are worried about violations of their privacy?"

THE PRESIDENT: "Ed, I can say that if somebody from al Qaeda is calling you, we'd like to know why."

Do you suppose it could have hurt to ask one simple question about the wounded soldiers? The media and the left are always telling us they care about the soldiers too.

Gee, kinda hard to tell.

But no, the focus must be on trying to embarrass the President. Nothing else matters.

Here is a thought. Let's let the process of investigation move forward and get a full answer. Meanwhile stop badgering the President who has made it more than clear the legality of his decision.

Oh, and by the way, if Al Qaeda is calling someone, I want to know why too.

via BA