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The Sacrificial Presidency of George W. Bush
American Thinker ^ | 5-5-11 | Paul Kengor

Posted on 05/05/2011 6:16:23 AM PDT by radioone

"Yeah, we waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed," former President George W. Bush told an audience in Grand Rapids, Michigan in June 2010. "I'd do it again to save lives."

When Bush said this a year ago, the howls from the left weren't as loud as usual. And why would they be? The "angry left," as Bush called it -- and felt it more acutely than anyone bestriding the planet -- didn't care much anymore. Waterb oarding had been a tool for the left's purposes: to demonize and defeat Bush. It had usefulness just as Iraq once had. It had gotten the Democrats not only a gigantic Congressional majority but also the presidency, ensuring $800-billion "stimulus" packages, ObamaCare, nationalization of GM, and decades more of Roe v. Wade. In the ultimate progressive coronation, waterboarding, like Iraq, like Gitmo, like Abu Ghraib, like so much more, enabled the election of the most anti-war, anti-Bush, and generally most left-wing of all Democratic presidential candidates, Barack Obama.

And so, when Bush made no apologies for waterboarding Khalid Sheikh Mohammed last June, the normal hysteria was a mere din.

Further tempering the usual shouting were the suddenly cooled voices of mainstream Democrats, who, though not as far to the left as the extremists in their ranks, still read the New York Times as if it were Gospel, or their daily bread. These Democrats are governed by the anonymous power of emotion and the fads and fashions of the moment -- and by what had been their party's only definable operating principle: If Bush was for it, they were against it.

They had been against practically everything George Bush did from 2004 to 2008. I never saw anything like it. As someone who studies and teaches history, foreign policy, and the Middle East, I watched in great frustration as Democrats opposed things they had always supported when their guy was commander-in-chief, and no doubt would again, once back in the White House. They slammed away at George W. Bush, scourging the man, roasting and toasting and turning and skewering, politically crucifying him. It was ugly -- and so unjust. Finally, after eight years of Bill Clinton, we had a president who cared not a whit about polls, completely giving himself for what he believed was right, and liberals torched him.

Still, Bush quietly carried his cross, turning the other cheek, accepting the torment, sacrificing his presidency for what he thought was best for his country and citizens. He could've closed Gitmo. He could've stopped the "enhanced interrogation" of detainees. He could've stopped waterboarding. He could've picked up and packed up and abandoned Iraq and Afghanistan.

Bush hung in there, devoting himself to preventing another 9/11. Even many Republicans fled him, especially those who for bizarre political/psychological reasons subject themselves to corrosive doses of CBS, NBC, ABC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. Many of those Republicans emailed me daily, taking the bait, constantly panicked by the latest unsubstantiated silliness spun on the liberal gristmill to feed the mainstream media's anti-Bush appetite. The accusations would have been laughably stupid if not so viciously sad.

Did it work? Oh, you bet it did. Going into the final year of his presidency, Bush had the worst approval of any president since Truman, somehow below even Carter and Nixon. Everyone was against him.

But President George W. Bush carried on, resigned to the fact that he would leave office unappreciated. Even as the left hopped and hollered and twitched and poked all around him, he retained the War on Terror policies that would one day allow the left's guy in the Oval Office, Barack Obama, to secure the signature foreign-policy success that most of us knew would redound to Bush's successor. The moment arrived on May 1, 2011, when a jubilant President Obama was able to announce to the world, in a statement with at least 14 first-person references, that Osama bin Laden was dead. Those 14 self-references were 14 more than any Obama thanks to Bush. (Bush got one mention from Obama, a nod for not declaring war against Islam after 9/11.)

Of course, anyone with common sense, and not ruled by partisan emotion, understands that Bush's policies made the capture possible. They were the same polices that Senator Obama and an ever-enraged left employed to take down Bush.

"We obtained that information through waterboarding," stated Congressman Peter King (R-NY) shortly after Obama's historic announcement, confirming what conservatives figured. That information, said King, "directly led us to Bin Laden."

King told Fox's Bill O'Reilly:

[Y]ou mentioned the fact that we obtained ... vital information about the courier for Osama. We obtained that information through waterboarding. So for those who say that waterboarding doesn't work, who say it should be stopped and never used again, we got vital information which directly led us to bin Laden. ... It came from an overseas prison where Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was being interrogated. Waterboarding was used, and it was during the interrogation of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, through waterboarding, that this information was learned."

Naturally, "progressives" immediately pounced on King's statement, which cannot be permitted to be true. You can count on the Times to work super-hard on that one (click here). They cannot credit Bush, which is an unbearable, unsustainable notion in the left's mental universe.

And yet, as even liberal sources from the Times to the Washington Post are forced to concede, it was the totality of the things the Bush administration did, including interrogation of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, which led to Osama. Even if, as some liberals are claiming, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed divulged key information under "standard interrogation" after he was waterboarded, obviously the mere thought of another waterboarding worked wonders in making him talk.

Because of that, and more, bin Laden now follows a legion of Islamist ghosts extinct because of a process begun by George W. Bush. The 9/11 architect joins a roster of Hall of Terror corpses that include Saddam Hussein, Uday Hussein, Qusay Hussein, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Abu Abbas, Abu Nidal, and more. They're all dead. It's a world vastly better than the 9/11 world first confronted by George W. Bush, not unlike the vastly improved post-Cold War world that Democrat Bill Clinton inherited after two terms of Republican Ronald Reagan.

And now, the headlines of history -- which the political left writes via media, academia, Hollywood, and the publishing industry -- will read "Obama Got Osama."

But how? That's the story behind the headlines. With the help of everything Bush had done. Heck, Bush may have gotten Obama not only Osama but a second term. And liberals wonder why conservatives find it bitterly difficult to credit President Obama?

For that matter, will the left credit Bush? Will there be a public confession or apology or commendation for this man they pilloried, who helped make possible the triumph enjoyed by the president they revere -- the political messiah to the Bush devil? No. There's no faith, hope, or charity.

"Life takes its own turns, makes its own demands, writes its own story," said George W. Bush four months before 9/11. "[T]he greatest rewards are found in the commitments we make with our whole hearts -- to the people we love and to the causes that earn our sacrifice."

For George W. Bush, the sacrificial presidency continues.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: binladen; bush; democrats; leftists; obama; presidentbush; presidentgeorgewbush
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1 posted on 05/05/2011 6:16:27 AM PDT by radioone
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To: radioone

I think they should have shot them after they waterboarded them.


2 posted on 05/05/2011 6:18:39 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: radioone

Thanks for all you did in the GWOT “W”


3 posted on 05/05/2011 6:28:02 AM PDT by Terrence DoGood
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To: nolongerademocrat

Liberals who have replaced the Bible with politics and politicize their churches, to the damn of separation of church and state they so accuse on us, get horny and jealous on water boarding issues. They’d love to do it and they do it to themselves. Why else would Michelle wear a S&M belt while hugging the Sebelius ho old lesbian? Nasty little puppies...


4 posted on 05/05/2011 6:29:25 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrates Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: radioone; Just A Nobody; ohioWfan

Good article.


5 posted on 05/05/2011 6:32:17 AM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: radioone

Every mistake that President Bush made during his terms pale in comparison to his keeping us safe.

THANK YOU PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!


6 posted on 05/05/2011 6:44:47 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: radioone

This is an excellent article. Very well written and spot on.


7 posted on 05/05/2011 6:46:47 AM PDT by Obadiah (I don't mind Obama's vacations. It's his coming back that bothers me.)
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To: radioone

bookmark


8 posted on 05/05/2011 7:32:26 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: radioone; kristinn; DrDeb; Just A Nobody; STARWISE; Kaslin; dmd25; LUV W; pattyvita; NordP; caww; ..
Wow. This article nails it at every corner.

Thanks for posting, and thanks for the ping.

Pinging some folks who respect THE President and the truth about him.

9 posted on 05/05/2011 7:47:47 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: radioone

Thanks for this. It expresses exactly how I feel about Bush.


10 posted on 05/05/2011 7:53:11 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: ohioWfan

Thanks for the ping to an excellent article about the best president of this century if not all times


11 posted on 05/05/2011 7:55:27 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: radioone
“Everyone was against him.”

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This fact is palpable evidence, along with the election of the RaceMarxist, of the power that the traditional, propagandizing CommieMedia still retains.

The Internet is coming on strong, thanks be to God, but we still have a LONG way to go.

12 posted on 05/05/2011 7:58:19 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: radioone

GWB could have kept us safe (as he did) *and* fought back against the lies from the Left. He allowed himself to be pummeled mercilessly, and I believe that contributed to Obama’s victory in 2008.


13 posted on 05/05/2011 7:59:24 AM PDT by kevao
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To: kristinn
Thanks for the ping, Kristinn.

It is a good article. Nice to see the BDS slow down a bit, at least for the moment.

Have you seen this statement by President Bush in regard to the Osama kill?

14 posted on 05/05/2011 8:00:18 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: kevao; ohioWfan
What did YOU do to help President Bush in regard to the lies from the communist "left" as you call them?

I'm sick and tired of all the comments about how President Bush should have "fought back" and how he should have "defended himself" all the while ridiculing the commie in the WH when he did/does just that. It is damn unpresidential to be on TV defending every lie (or truth) and every unwarranted criticism as Barry did and does.

Barry has an army out there defending him, making excuses for him and out right lying for him to shield and protect him. When President Bush needed our help, where were you? Those of us who tried to "set the record straight" were called Bush-Bots and much, much worse. The BDS here and elsewhere is sickening.

15 posted on 05/05/2011 8:10:17 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: radioone

Obama hogging all the credit for getting OBL is like Truman claiming all the credit for winning WWII because he dropped the big one on Japan and was in office when the Axis powers surrendered.


16 posted on 05/05/2011 8:10:46 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: ohioWfan
Pinging some folks who respect THE President and the truth about him.

Thanks for the ping. It is an HONOR to be included in this group.

17 posted on 05/05/2011 8:12:00 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: Kaslin

BIG BUMP for this post!


18 posted on 05/05/2011 8:12:56 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: driftless2
Obama hogging all the credit for getting OBL is like Truman claiming all the credit for winning WWII because he dropped the big one on Japan and was in office when the Axis powers surrendered.

The parallel is only accurate if you add that HST was calling FDR a war criminal and our soldiers baby killers during the war AND THEN took all the credit for winning it.

19 posted on 05/05/2011 8:13:36 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: ohioWfan

Thanks for the piong, oWf. Nicely written.


20 posted on 05/05/2011 8:16:06 AM PDT by lysie
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To: Just A Nobody
Thanks for the ping. It is an HONOR to be included in this group.

AMEN, Justa! We were few and far between!

It's good, however, to see some acknowledgement now that character DID matter, that deep love of country DID make a difference, that grit DID keep us safe, and that humility IS a quality to be admired and not derided.

21 posted on 05/05/2011 8:16:59 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: kevao
I believe that contributed to Obama’s victory in 2008

Absolutely, absolutely NOT.

There were a myriad of reasons why Obama won in 2008, and NOT ONE OF THEM is the character and God-given humility of George W. Bush.

22 posted on 05/05/2011 8:19:15 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Just A Nobody; ohioWfan
LOL, calling in ohioWfan so the two of you can gang up on me.

What did YOU do to help President Bush in regard to the lies from the communist "left" as you call them?

Believe me, I did my part to defend GWB. To the point where friendships were severed and my relationships with some coworkers have never recovered.

Barry has an army out there defending him

Yes, Zero has an army out there defending him. He also has an administration that *goes on the attack*. It would have been nice for GWB to cut loose some attack dogs of his own.

*That* is all I am saying. So don't even bother going where I know you and ohioWfan plan to go: accusing me of being a "Bush hater" and "not being there for Bush", etc. That would be a lie.

23 posted on 05/05/2011 8:21:01 AM PDT by kevao
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To: ohioWfan
There were a myriad of reasons why Obama won in 2008, and NOT ONE OF THEM is the character and God-given humility of George W. Bush.

Exactly where in my post did I impugn the character of GWB? Thanks for not reading.

24 posted on 05/05/2011 8:24:13 AM PDT by kevao
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To: driftless2

Exactly. Now Hussein is going to stage a big photo-op at ground Zero to try to make it appear as if he alone has “fixed” it.

Hussein had NO CHOICE but to give the “courageous” go-ahead order for the operation to take out Bin Laden. Imagine if he had followed the wishes of his commie heart and refused. It would have been 1000 times worse than when Bubba let UBL get away when we had the chance to kill him.


25 posted on 05/05/2011 8:26:54 AM PDT by Zman516 (muslims, marxists, communists ---> satan's useful idiot corps)
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To: ohioWfan

thank you for the ping dear FRiend. It breaks my heart to see how STILL the left twists the truth and attacks this good man. He is still ‘my president’ and I thank the Lord he did his part in keeping our nation safe & with honor.

It is interesting that many who attack GWB praise the one currently destroying the fabric of our counry.

Pray for our country & for the continual safety of Laura and George Bush. Too many kooks out there


26 posted on 05/05/2011 8:28:13 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: ohioWfan
We were once many...before some were seduced by the enemedia lies. *sigh*

Silly question...have you read any of the nearly 15,000 comments on the link I posted in #14?

Sunday night, shortly after the announcement, one of "my guys" called to make sure I had heard the news. We both brought that link up and watched as we chatted about the news for over an hour. There were at least 1000 posts within 30 minutes. They were ALL thanking and congratulating OUR President.

How did "your guy" take the news? "My guy" had a very rough night wishing he had not been injured in such a way as to keep him from the field of battle.

27 posted on 05/05/2011 8:28:22 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: kevao; kristinn; Just A Nobody
LOL, calling in ohioWfan so the two of you can gang up on me.

If you check the posts above, you'll see that kristinn pinged me to this article. Your paranoid imagination not only isn't accurate, but it also isn't healthy.

The rest of your post is nonsense. I don't 'plan to go' anywhere. Perhaps you do, but I'm just enjoying being part of the (belated) recognition of what I've known all along.........

That President Bush was a great President - a patriot, a man of immense character and moral clarity, and an all around good guy.

28 posted on 05/05/2011 8:28:51 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: kevao
He allowed himself to be pummeled mercilessly

Setting aside your paranoia to respond to this post, I didn't say that you 'impugned the character of GWB.' (Thanks for not reading).

I will now clarify. The REASON that GWB did not 'fight back' as so many of us wanted him to, was because of his character and God-given humility (Note: I wanted him to fight back too).

My point was that his character and God-given humility (which NEITHER of us have impugned), has nothing whatsoever to do with Obama's victory, which is what you were claiming in your previous post.

There were scores of reasons why the prom king won. NONE of them was GWB's humility.

Understand now?

29 posted on 05/05/2011 8:34:50 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: ohioWfan

I know precisely where you’re going. You’ve done it to me before, some years ago. When I expressed disagreement with GWB over his prescription drug program, you called me a “Bush hater.” When I disagreed with him over immigration, you called me a “Bush hater.”

Well, sorry, I may not have agreed with GWB 100% on everything, but I don’t hate the man. Never have, never will.


30 posted on 05/05/2011 8:37:15 AM PDT by kevao
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To: Just A Nobody
Actually, I haven't talked with 'my guy' since it happened.

I loved the spontaneous and enormous outpouring of support for PRESIDENT BUSH after punkobama claimed all the credit for getting Osama.

There is so much gratification that even people who were bashing him non-stop, are finally giving him the recognition he deserves.

As for "your guy".....what courage! Where do these guys come from?? Amazing!!

31 posted on 05/05/2011 8:39:05 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: ohioWfan
(Note: I wanted him to fight back too).

And that is all I was saying....

32 posted on 05/05/2011 8:39:46 AM PDT by kevao
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To: Zman516

Another picture we can look at is one where Gore was the prez instead of Bush. After 9/11, Gore would have done what Clinton did. Send in the FBI to try to apprehend the criminals behind the attack. You know how that would have gone. In short, Bin-Laden would still be directing major attacks against us while ensconced in Afghanistan. But the voters would have thrown Gore out of office anyway after a similar 9/11 occurred. Bush not only gets most of the credit for getting OBL, he gets the credit for there not being another attack on our soil after 9/11. Rough interrogation works.


33 posted on 05/05/2011 8:41:42 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: kevao
I know precisely where you’re going.

No. You have NO idea.

And with your conflation of, and distortion of facts here, I doubt your memory as well.

At any rate, that was, what? four to eight years ago, and you're still steaming. Even if your memory is accurate, which I highly doubt, it's not healthy to still be so angry about some fuzzy memory from so long ago. (I don't even remember your name).

Just for the record, I disagreed with President Bush regarding immigration, so your 'memory' is clearly wrong about that. I never called anyone a "Bush hater" for just disagreeing with his policies......especially immigration.

34 posted on 05/05/2011 8:45:40 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: kevao
And that is all I was saying....

IF that was all you were saying, then you wouldn't have blamed Bush for Obama's election in the same sentence.

Sorry. It's in black and white. And it's inaccurate.

35 posted on 05/05/2011 8:47:35 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Zman516
However, Bush will not be at the big photo-op to give Obama the “pat on the back” he feels that he deserves. Bush will be there for the tenth anniversary.
36 posted on 05/05/2011 8:54:19 AM PDT by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: kevao
calling in ohioWfan so the two of you can gang up on me.

Honestly, that was the furthest thing on my mind with that ping. oWf and I have discussed many times, at length, the points I made in my post to you, thus the ping. We do not operate on that gang mentality that many do.

Believe me, I did my part to defend GWB.

Then I offer my sincere apology and gratitude to you.

BTW, President Bush did have folks out there Setting the Record Straight and giving Just the Facts and The Rest of the Story

37 posted on 05/05/2011 9:38:00 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: ohioWfan
Thanks, I almost posted this but had too much to do earlier.

Money quote to ponder:

For that matter, will the left credit Bush? Will there be a public confession or apology or commendation for this man they pilloried, who helped make possible the triumph enjoyed by the president they revere -- the political messiah to the Bush devil? No. There's no faith, hope, or charity.

I am glad he stayed strong with the surge and other facets of this long war. One thing for sure, he'll never get credit from the left. Never. Had he been in office during the OBL take down the left would have called him a war criminal and tried to have him impeached for this horribly aggressive and highly illegal act.

38 posted on 05/05/2011 9:40:51 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: kevao
calling in ohioWfan so the two of you can gang up on me.

Honestly, that was the furthest thing on my mind with that ping. oWf and I have discussed many times, at length, the points I made in my post to you, thus the ping. We do not operate on within the gang mentality that many do.

Believe me, I did my part to defend GWB.

Then I offer my sincere apology and gratitude to you.

BTW, President Bush did have folks out there Setting the Record Straight and giving Just the Facts and The Rest of the Story. However, if they are not permitted an audience what good does it do. The so-called conservative media were not much help either.

I did/do not have any plans to go anywhere except to work. Have a great day.

39 posted on 05/05/2011 9:41:43 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: Just A Nobody
I did/do not have any plans to go anywhere except to work. Have a great day.

You mean you're not going to Ground Zero to worship the Zero? But think of all you'll be missing ;)

Good day to you, too.

40 posted on 05/05/2011 9:44:53 AM PDT by kevao
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41 posted on 05/05/2011 9:48:40 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: ohioWfan; onyx; penelopesire; maggief; hoosiermama; SE Mom; Fred Nerks; Red Steel; seekthetruth; ...

WOW! Beyond excellent .. and profound, point after point. Reality, distilled and crystallized.

God bless George W. Bush eternally. There could be a couple, but there may never be another President so perfectly matched for the time as he. May we never forget what selfless leadership, duty and love of country truly mean.

We were so very blessed. Thank you, God.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2715386/posts


42 posted on 05/05/2011 10:47:56 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: radioone

God Bless President Bush...however, I would never consider his Presidency as the “sacrificial Presidency” The man liberated over 50 million people and will go down as one of the greatest Presidents in history.


43 posted on 05/05/2011 11:00:09 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: STARWISE

Great article but it made me cry. Everytime I think about how unjustly and cruelly President Bush was treated by the media and the democrats in this country, my heart gets so big and sore that it nearly breaks into pieces.

And they wonder why we aren’t jumping up and down for their imposter,narcissist,sociopathic,liar,marxist, petty president?

Forget it!


44 posted on 05/05/2011 11:02:25 AM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: Lakeshark
That's the money quote alright.

Credit from the left? No chance.

And you're absolutely right. Had this happened under Bush, the left would have aggressively sought to impeach him for this egregious act of terrorism.

Hypocrisy doesn't even begin to describe these traitors.

45 posted on 05/05/2011 11:04:22 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Just A Nobody; kristinn; kevao
Honestly, that was the furthest thing on my mind with that ping. oWf and I have discussed many times, at length, the points I made in my post to you, thus the ping. We do not operate on that gang mentality that many do.

Thank you for verifying that, Just A Nobody. kristinn, (one of the brightest and best of FR I might add :), pinged us both to this wonderful article, presumably because he knew of our unflagging support of President Bush, not because we are part of a 'gang.'

Sometimes the accusations of some covert gang action get downright silly. If anything, you and I (and a number of others, though too few, IMO) have proven that we are perfectly willing to swim upstream to fight for something we believe in, and are as far from groupthinkers as exist.

If we were prone to groupthink, and not independent thinkers, we would have become Bush bashers like a whole lot of others who should have known better.

(Off soapbox now. ;)

46 posted on 05/05/2011 11:33:39 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: STARWISE
God bless George W. Bush eternally. There could be a couple, but there may never be another President so perfectly matched for the time as he. May we never forget what selfless leadership, duty and love of country truly mean.

We were so very blessed. Thank you, God.

Amen and AMEN!!

47 posted on 05/05/2011 11:35:07 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: STARWISE
God bless George W. Bush eternally.

Amen STARWISE and thank you for the ping.

48 posted on 05/05/2011 11:43:25 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: STARWISE
God bless George W. Bush eternally.

Amen STARWISE and thank you for the ping.

49 posted on 05/05/2011 11:44:02 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: Wpin
The man liberated over 50 million people and will go down as one of the greatest Presidents in history.

Agree!!! Thank you!

50 posted on 05/05/2011 11:45:43 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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