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Thu Jul 9, 2015, 12:04 AM

To Help US Veterans Charity, George W. Bush Charged $100,000


By MEGAN CHUCHMACH and BRIAN ROSS,
ABC News

Former President George W. Bush charged $100,000 to speak at a charity fundraiser for U.S. military veterans severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, and former First Lady Laura Bush collected $50,000 to appear a year earlier, officials of the Texas-based Helping a Hero charity confirmed to ABC News.

The former President was also provided with a private jet to travel to Houston at a cost of $20,000, the officials said.

The charity, which helps to provide specially-adapted homes for veterans who lost limbs and suffered other severe injuries in “the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said the total $170,000 expenditure was justified because the former President and First Lady offered discounted fees and helped raise record amounts in contributions at galas held in 2011 and 2012.

“It was great because he reduced his normal fee of $250,000 down to $100,000,” said Meredith Iler, the former chairman of the charity.
However, a recent report by Politico said the former President’s fees typically ranged between $100,000 and $175,000 during those years.

One of the wounded vets who served on the charity’s board told ABC News he was outraged that his former commander in chief would charge any fee to speak on behalf of men and women he ordered into harm's way.

“For him to be paid to raise money for veterans that were wounded in combat under his orders, I don’t think that’s right,” said former Marine Eddie Wright, who lost both hands in a rocket attack in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004.

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Thu Jul 9, 2015, 12:07 AM

1. fucking sociopath

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Thu Jul 9, 2015, 12:14 AM

2. stay out da bushes

Ugh, between this war criminal and his equally stupid brother, I want them both to go crawl into a cave somewhere and stay out of the public eye. In a just society, any organization that pays that war criminal to speak would be publicly shamed. But not in the good ol' USA, instead his brother runs for president!

Peace

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Thu Jul 9, 2015, 12:44 AM

3. Hard to believe anyone would pay him any amount to speak at any occasion.

Who wants to hear his two remaining brain cells clanking away for whatever "speech" he garbles?

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