Posted by: Jacqui Murray | December 5, 2010

What Defines Our President

Here’s a story that you’ll only read in the blogosphere, but it’s all over our world. It says as much about human nature as it does about the Fort Hood massacre. I’ll let you draw your own conclusions from it:

A doctor at Southern Clinic in Dothan Alabama had his TV on when the news of the Ft. Hood , TX shootings came on.  The husband of one of his employees was stationed  there. He called her into his office and told her what had happened. As he talked, she got a text message  from her husband saying, “I am okay,” followed immediately by a cell phone call. It was an ER nurse. She told the woman,” I’m the one who just sent you the text–not your husband. I thought it would be  comforting but I was mistaken in doing so. I am  sorry to tell you this, but your husband has been  shot four times and he is in surgery.”

The  soldier’s wife drove all night to Ft.Hood. When she arrived, she found out her husband was out of surgery and would be OK. She rushed to his room and found that he already had visitors  there to comfort him. The nurse took this picture.
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What?  No news crews and cameras?  This is how people with class respond and pay respect to those in uniform.

What is even better is the fact George W. Bush heard about Fort Hood, got in his car without any escort, and drove to Fort Hood.  He was stopped at the gate and the guard could not believe who he had just stopped.   Bush asked for directions to the hospital and drove on.  The gate guard called ahead that “The President is driving to the hospital.” The base went bananas looking for Obama.  When they found it was Bush, they immediately offered escort.  Bush simply told them no escort, just let him visit the wounded and the dependents of the dead.

He stayed  at Fort Hood for over six hours.

Obama flew in days later and did not even go to the hospital.


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