‘I don’t feel sorry for them’: Bush risks wrath of injured veterans saying he has no sympathy because they volunteered their service

Outspoken: President George W Bush said during a three-day 100K bike ride he doesn't feel sorry for injured vets. Here, the former president stands with one of the riders, retired Staff Sargent Matt DeWitt, who lost his arms on duty in Iraq

George W Bush has risked a backlash from veterans by claiming that he does not feel sorry for soldiers who were injured after he sent them into battle.    The former President said that that ‘to a certain extent you can’t help it’ when men got hurt on the battlefield.   He claimed that because soldiers are volunteers it absolved him from blame to a degree – and claimed that none of them were angry about their injuries.

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