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article imageVideo Shows Bush Lied About 'Giving Up Golf For Soldiers'

By Chris V. Thangham     May 17, 2008 in Politics
United States President, George W. Bush, previously claimed he gave up his golf in August 2003 to honor the fallen soldiers in Iraq, but a video shows he played golf just two months later.
It seemed like an inspiring speech, at least to some, when Bush said this week that he didn’t want to look frivolous by playing golf while soldiers are dying in Iraq.
In his interview to Politico.com, he said:
"I don't want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf…I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal."
Bush said he made this decision after the August 2003 bombing of the United Nations' headquarters in Baghdad, which killed Sergio Vieira de Mello, the top U.N. official in Iraq and the organization’s high commissioner for human rights.
Bush said he was playing golf at that time and someone pulled him over to the side to give him the news. Right then, he decided to quit golf for the sake of the soldiers.
But Friday, Keith Olbermann, an MSNBC analyst, found a video that shows Bush playing golf just two months after the bombing.
Olbermann said the military deserves an apology. Do you agree?
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