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President Bush was visiting a primary school and hedropped in on one ofthe classes. They were in the middle of a discussionrelated to words andtheir meanings. The teacher asked the President if hewould like to leadthe discussion on the word "tragedy". So theillustrious leader asked theclass for an example of a "tragedy".One little boy stood up and offered: "If my bestfriend, who lives on afarm, is playing in the field and a tractor runs overhim and kills himthat would be a tragedy.""No," said Bush, "that would be an accident."A little girl raised her hand: "If a school buscarrying 50 children droveover a cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy.""I'm afraid not," explained the president. "That'swhat we would call agreat loss."The room went silent. No other children volunteered.Bush searched the room. "Isn't there someone here whocan give me anexample of a tragedy?"Finally at the back of the room a small boy raised hishand. In a quietvoice he said: "If Air Force One carrying you and Mrs.Bush was struck by a"friendly fire" missile and blown to smithereens thatwould be a tragedy.""Fantastic!" exclaimed Bush. "That's right. And can youtell me why thatwould be a tragedy?""Well," says the boy, "It has to be a tragedy,becauseit certainly wouldn'tbe a great loss and it probably wouldn't be a f *ckingaccident either."

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