This is a letter that Laura Bush wrote for elementary students after 9-11:
September 12, 2001
Many Americans were injured or lost their lives in the recent national tragedy. All their friends and loved ones are feeling very sad, and you may be
feeling sad, frightened, or confused, too.
I want to reassure you that many people - including your family, your teachers, and your school counselor - love and care about you and are looking
out for your safety. You can talk with them and ask them questions. You can also write down your thoughts or draw a picture that shows how you are
feeling and share that with the adults in your life.
When sad or frightening things happen, all of us have an opportunity to become better people by thinking about others. We can show them we care about
them by saying so and by doing nice things for them. Helping others will make you feel better, too.
I want you to know how much I care about all of you. Be kind to each other, take care of each other, and show your love for each other.
With best wishes,
Taken from: www.classbrain.com...
Since the Bush family was so into helping people by doing and saying nice things, lets take a look at one of the nice things he has done, or allowed
to be done, since the attacks:
“We don’t do body counts”
General Tommy Franks
Iraq Body CountDocumented civilian deaths from violence
80,625 – 88,048
here are some of the thoughts he shared with us, so we could rally behind him in the face of adversity. Here are some of the things he said to make
him and Americans "better people."
"We found the weapons of mass destruction." –President Bush, in an interview with Polish television, May 29, 2003
"We know where they are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat." –Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld, when asked about weapons of mass destruction in an ABC News interview, March 30, 2003
what do you all think?