The worst president in living memory George W. Bush now is under fire for charging $100,000 to speak to a group of veterans wounded in the brutal and stupid wars which he began.
The great “war time president” (remember Mission Accomplished) actually has the chutzpah to accept this blood money. The guy who said Jesus was his favourite philosopher.
It’s amazing that the vets didn’t all rise up and boo the bozo off the stage.
It is however gratifying that Bush is spending so much time helping these poor people
“I’ve decided to dedicate the rest of my life to helping our vets, to helping those with whom I was honored to serve, They face challenges really different from the battlefield. Some feel misunderstood or under-appreciated. To many desperately so.
Members of the Texas-based Helping a Hero charity told ABC News that Bush charged $100,000 for his 2012 speech at a charity fundraiser for veterans who lost limbs in the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars. he was also given use of a private jet at a cost of $20,000 and former First Lady Laura Bush was paid $50,000 to speak to the group last year.
Have these people no shame?
The group’s chairwoman told ABC News that Bush reduced his fees from $250,000 to $100,000. But Bush’s typical speaking fee was reported by Politico at being between $100,000 and $175,000.
Only in America.
The fees infuriated one of the board members, who told CNN Wednesday that Bush should not have accepted any money.
“The point here is that a leader should not charge to speak on behalf of the men that he sent into combat, at any level, let alone the commander in chief,” said Eddie Wright, a Marine who lost both his hands in a 2004 rocket attack in Fallujah, Iraq.
Chuck Jenness, the group’s chairman, lists Bush as a “close friend” and said the Bush speech grossed $3.2 million.a great Republican I guess, a real pal of Bush’s who said nothing as Bush led the country into these disasters.
Republican contender Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday in response to news reports.
“You mean George Bush sends our soldiers into combat, they are severely wounded, and then he wants $120,000 to make a boring speech to them?”