The “Incredible Burden” On Bush

Four years ago President Bush said, “bring’em on.” July 2, 2003, USA Today: Bush: ‘Bring on’ attackers of U.S. troops.
In today’s Washington Post – A President Besieged and Isolated, Yet at Ease,

“I don’t know how he copes with it,” said Donald Burnham Ensenat, a friend for 43 years … Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-Tex.), another longtime friend who once worked for Bush, said he looks worn down. “It’s a marked difference in his physical appearance,” Conaway said. “It’s an incredibly heavy load. When you ask men and women to take risks, to send them into war knowing they might not come home, that’s got to be an incredible burden to have on your shoulders.”

Oh, please. We’re talking about this guy:

“‘Please,'” Bush whimpers, his lips pursed in mock desperation, “‘don’t kill me.'” I must look shocked — ridiculing the pleas of a condemned prisoner who has since been executed seems odd and cruel — because he immediately stops smirking.