Recently, it’s been reported, George Bush does not like to hear bad news. So, it was with a sense of dread that an official aide informed him that 3 Brazilian soldiers had just been killed in Iraq.
The aide was prepared to have the president yell at him, but that is not what happened. Instead, Bush looked at the aide, totally stunned, then slumped down in his chair, with his head in his hands, sobbing uncontrollably. Finally, Bush said: “That’s the most horrible thing I’ve ever heard!”
The aide had never seen President Bush react this extreme way. Not after 9/11. Not after hurricane Katrina. Not even after he fell off his bike! Puzzled, but not wanting to seem callous, the aide remained politely silent. Finally, Bush composed himself enough to ask just one troubled question:
“Exactly how many IS a Brazilian?”