Contrary to the common misconception here that I somehow hate George W. Bush — a characterization that I have had to continually deny here for the past eight years — I thought I would take some time an point out something that he has gotten right.
Former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura secretly visited Fort Hood last night and spent “considerable time” consoling those who were wounded in Thursday’s shooting spree, Fox News has learned.
The Bushes entered and departed the sprawling military facility in secret, having told the base commander they did not want press coverage of their visit, a source told Fox News.
The couple was described as “deeply concerned” about military families on Fort Hood after Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly opened fire on soldiers and civilians, killing 13 and wounding 38.
The Bushes, who have a 1,600-acre property known as Prairie Chapel Ranch less than 30 miles from Fort Hood in central Texas, spent between one and two hours visiting the wounded and their families.
I might disagree with the man on many of his policies and actions, but I have never doubted his sincerity and humanity.
Oh, and this will be an open thread.Tags: GW Bush, Open Thread, Worthy of Notice