"Robert Gates almost broke down as he gave a speech at a Marine Corps dinner.
The moment came as he described writing notes to the families of soldiers who had died in the conflict, calling them "our country's sons and daughters".
It was an unusual display of emotion from a senior official within the administration of George W Bush. "
Bad old uncaring Bush. To hone home the point...
"President Bush faced criticism in 2004 for not having attended the funerals of any of those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. "
The BBC are always quite happy to cite Bush's critics but as you can see, most President's don't attend military funerals. Notice that Carter and Clinton attended memorial services.
I suppose it's too much to ask of the BBC to point out that Bush met with his most outspoken war critic, Cindy Sheehan. Sheehan remarked at the time.
" She also stated that President Bush was "... sincere about wanting freedom for the Iraqis… I know he's sorry and feels some pain for our loss. And I know he's a man of faith."
Here's a picture of that meeting.
You see, reporting that doesn't fit the BBC's left wing agenda.