A lot of people think Jim Webb may have overreacted to the President Bush when he asked about his son Jimmy at a recent White House function.
I've gotten a tip on the background to this confrontation, and it appears that Webb may have under reacted.
As President Bush is well aware, a couple of weeks before this dinner the tank riding next to Jimmy's in Iraq was under fire and three marines died.
My sources are telling me that the way President Bush approached Webb with his tone, it appeared he was asking the question of how Jimmy was doing in a mocking manner, while he was certainly aware of the tragedy that had hit his unit a few weeks earlier.
Webb has every right to be livid as the Commander in Chief should not be talking about service members in Iraq in a condescending manner like that. I hope everyone can understand what Webb is going through as a parent with death striking Jimmy's unit that closely, and President Bush should have been a lot more sympathetic to Jim's feelings as a parent.
And Jim, thanks for showing the restraint not to knock Bush out when he did that.