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In the opinion of this retired Navy guy, Pres. Bush recently missed a great opportunity to send a positive message to the troops being injured in Iraq. He could have had his colonoscopy done at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, which has come under so much fire in recent months for its alleged shoddy treatment of some injured Iraq war vets. To be sure, Pres. Bush would have gotten royal treatment there and would not have had to put up with any inconveniences (other than the procedure itself - inconvenient no matter where it is done). But, by going there, he would have been telling the troops, “Hey, your Commander-in Chief goes to the same health care facility that you do. My administration has done so much to set things right at Walter Reed that I’m perfectly comfortable going there.” Instead, he had it done at the Presidential Retreat at Camp David. Maybe the right choice for him from a standpoint of convenience, but was it the right overall message? In terms of setting an example, I think he blew it.

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