US President George W. Bush said in an interview out Tuesday that he quit playing golf in 2003 out of respect for the families of US soldiers killed in the conflict in Iraq, now in its sixth year.
"I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal," he said in an interview for Yahoo! News and Politico magazine.
"I don't want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander-in-chief playing golf," he said. "I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them.
Wow, he quit playing... What sacrifice. It brings a tear to the eye thinking of how he went without.
UPDATE: Not that this will surprise anyone, but Bush says he quit in August of 2003 because "of the troops [sniff, sniff]", except he kept playing until at least October (lying prick), and then had to quit because of an injury. What a loser