When President W Bush sent my Marine son to war three times (2003-2004) I thought Bush was a fool, but not a dishonorable person. I wrote this in the Washington Post:
Before my son became a Marine, I never thought much about who was defending me. Now when I read of the war on terrorism or the coming conflict in Iraq, it cuts to my heart. When I see a picture of a member of our military who has been killed, I read his or her name very carefully. Sometimes I cry.
President Bush read the piece and wrote to me. The First Lady went on Meet the Press and read an excerpt. Then I got a note from President Clinton, who also had read my op-ed. I appreciated the letters, though I believed that Bush was very wrong about the war. But Bush was not a dishonorable sociopath egomaniac. Had my son died I would not have felt slimed if I’d received a condolence letter from him.
I pity the mother of a slain warrior, or the father grieving for a child after a mass shooting when they feel the slimy embrace of the P—y!-Grabber-Trump-Pal-Of-Putin-Freind-Of-Assange-Habitual-Proven-Liar. With Trump as “president” this craven study in dishonor all the nation will be able to offer those parents by way of solace.
Something bad has happened on every new president’s watch.
Something will happen to Trump. When something happened to Theresa May and to the UK in the terror attack in London on March 22, 2017, there was no reason to disbelieve her statement of sympathy for her people. The question will be asked if the man who lied about everything else is lying again when he responds to such inevitable tragedies.