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Elder Bush takes on son's Arab critics
Yahoo/AP ^ | 11-21-06 | Jim Krane

Posted on 11/22/2006 7:20:52 AM PST by STARWISE

Former President George H.W. Bush took on Arab critics of his son Tuesday during a testy exchange at a leadership conference in the capital of this U.S. ally.

"My son is an honest man," Bush told members of the audience harshly criticized the current U.S. leader's foreign policy.

The oil-rich Persian Gulf used to be safe territory for former President Bush, who brought Arab leaders together in a coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's troops from Kuwait in 1991. But gratitude for the elder Bush, who served as president from 1989-93, was overshadowed at the conference by hostility toward his son, whose invasion of Iraq and support for Israel are deeply unpopular in the region.

"We do not respect your son. We do not respect what he's doing all over the world," a woman in the audience bluntly told Bush after his speech.

Bush, 82, appeared stunned as others in the audience whooped and whistled in approval.

A college student told Bush his belief that U.S. wars were aimed at opening markets for American companies and said globalization was contrived for America's benefit at the expense of the rest of the world. Bush was having none of it.

"I think that's weird and it's nuts," Bush said. "To suggest that everything we do is because we're hungry for money, I think that's crazy. I think you need to go back to school."

(snip)

"This son is not going to back away," Bush said, his voice quivering. "He's not going to change his view because some poll says this or some poll says that, or some heartfelt comments from the lady who feels deeply in her heart about something.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abudhabi; bush41; bush43; nastypeople; uae; unitedarabemirates
"He is working hard for peace. It takes a lot of guts to get up and tell a father about his son in those terms when I just told you the thing that matters in my heart is my family," he said. "How come everybody wants to come to the United States if the United States is so bad?"

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How quickly they forget.

1 posted on 11/22/2006 7:20:53 AM PST by STARWISE
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To: onyx; Mo1; Txsleuth; Peach; Howlin; Pepper777; Grampa Dave; BigSkyFreeper; Lancey Howard; ...

PING!


2 posted on 11/22/2006 7:21:44 AM PST by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

Good for the fmr. President to set the record straight and to put the commie faggots in the audience in their place.


3 posted on 11/22/2006 7:25:06 AM PST by nwrep
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To: STARWISE
Bush, 82, appeared stunned as others in the audience whooped and whistled in approval.

Guess we'll have to stop intervening on behalf of muslims in places like Kuwait, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Somolia then.

Ungrateful arab bastards. Screw 'em.
4 posted on 11/22/2006 7:29:06 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Stop global warming - tell a liberal to shut up)
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To: STARWISE

Teacher resigns for giving kids puzzle with Hamas messages
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1742508/posts

"Sharon killed a lot of innocent people in Palestine. Hamas is not a terrorist group. They have the right to defend their country. This is something that forms part of our freedom and dignity. Allah help destroy this body of evil that is making human life so miserable. Destroy America, a country where evil is sponsored."


5 posted on 11/22/2006 7:32:09 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: STARWISE
Something about sleeping with dawgs and getting fleas.

The Bush's are an honorable, patriotic family but, we had our chances and now the enemy has assumed command.

The ungrateful outnumber the grateful (not just arabs), it's the old what have you done lately line of attack. Daddy needs to understand that before he ventures into any more "friendly" territory.

6 posted on 11/22/2006 7:34:38 AM PST by evad
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To: STARWISE
"We do not respect your son. We do not respect what he's doing all over the world," a woman in the audience bluntly told Bush after his speech.

I take that as confirmation that GWB's foreign policy is right.

7 posted on 11/22/2006 7:39:04 AM PST by alnick
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To: alnick

She's lying...they respect and fear George W. They know he "gets it" when it comes to the caliphate and all that.


8 posted on 11/22/2006 8:05:53 AM PST by Ekoa
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To: STARWISE

Seeing BDS spill into formerly friendly locales and being so hurtful to an elderly past president who loves his family just sickens me.

The hatred of President G.W. Bush isn't spawned from his actions, but from a concerted effort by the left to diminish him since the day he was elected.

God Bless the Bush family, the United States of America and the men and women of our Military who focus on their mission despite the hateful atmosphere. At this time of Thanksgiving, I am thankful for them.


9 posted on 11/22/2006 8:17:38 AM PST by windchime (I consider the left one of the fronts on the WOT.)
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To: windchime

Amen.

I wish I could call him and tell him personally!


10 posted on 11/22/2006 8:19:43 AM PST by Howlin (Pres.Bush ought to be ashamed of himself for allowing foreign countries right on our borders!!~~Zook)
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To: Howlin

Me too, but I would probably cry......and I don't do that often or easily.


11 posted on 11/22/2006 8:22:08 AM PST by windchime (I consider the left one of the fronts on the WOT.)
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To: windchime

I was thinking the other day that we all ought to write to the Bushes, all of them, and tell them WE still support them.


12 posted on 11/22/2006 8:23:32 AM PST by Howlin (Pres.Bush ought to be ashamed of himself for allowing foreign countries right on our borders!!~~Zook)
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To: STARWISE

"Bush, 82, appeared stunned "

Bush I lives in a dream world. Only a man totally out of touch with reality would have traveled all over the former Societ Empire tying to tell ehtnic groups who had been terrorized by Russians for generations that they should stay allied with Moscow.


13 posted on 11/22/2006 8:23:51 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: windchime
At this time of Thanksgiving, I am thankful for them.

My thoughts exactly. This Thanksgiving I am thankful that we have a President who recognized islamofascism for what it is and for him having the chops to see it through despite the unrelenting attacks from leftists and other assorted loons the world over.

14 posted on 11/22/2006 8:26:44 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Howlin

Have had the same thought.


15 posted on 11/22/2006 8:29:19 AM PST by windchime (I consider the left one of the fronts on the WOT.)
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To: evad

The Bush's are an honorable, patriotic family but, we had our chances and now the enemy has assumed command.

This to shall pass.


16 posted on 11/22/2006 8:30:21 AM PST by Valin (Rick Santorum 08)
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To: STARWISE
"My son is an honest man," Bush told members of the audience harshly criticized the current U.S. leader's foreign policy.

Amazing. Somebody is paid to write sentences like this.

17 posted on 11/22/2006 8:31:36 AM PST by TChris (We scoff at honor and are shocked to find traitors among us. - C.S. Lewis)
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To: STARWISE

And now some "class" commenets from the moonbats

Wonkette
http://www.wonkette.com/politics/bush-41/bush-sr-still-old-creepy-216555.php

Bush Sr. Still Old, Creepy
Making a “suitcase full of money” stop in the United Arab Emirates today, Bush 41 put an end to those Father Knows Best rumors by reminding everyone he’s still a creepy old man. During a Q&A after some “leadership conference,” the business-friendly Arabs who consider the elder Bush a hero still gave him a bunch of crap about his son’s Iraq debacle. Even the gals called Junior a dangerous twit.
(snip)


18 posted on 11/22/2006 8:34:10 AM PST by Valin (Rick Santorum 08)
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To: TChris

Hey, someone else is paid to proofread them!!


19 posted on 11/22/2006 8:34:32 AM PST by Axeslinger (Where has my country gone?)
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To: Valin

They are evil. There can be no objectivity when your motive is pure hate.


20 posted on 11/22/2006 8:39:02 AM PST by DanTheAdmin (Oh Really?)
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To: TChris

And they want to rule the world. With bad grammar, no doubt.


21 posted on 11/22/2006 8:40:32 AM PST by Howlin (Pres.Bush ought to be ashamed of himself for allowing foreign countries right on our borders!!~~Zook)
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To: STARWISE

Poppa Bush just might want to look to his best buddie, Clinton.

Clinton is paid big $$$$$$$ to speak to these same people...and he gives a whole different "story" about President Bush, and why he is doing what he is doing..

Poppa Bush should NOT have been stunned at all....


22 posted on 11/22/2006 8:55:13 AM PST by Txsleuth (Bolton/Cheney (that would be Lynne) 08)
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To: DanTheAdmin
As I've said before, there are large number of Americans who have gone (IMO) stark raving mad. I wouldn't be surprised if they celebrated if we got hit again, as long as George Bush or pretty much any republican was in the Whitehouse.
23 posted on 11/22/2006 8:55:45 AM PST by Valin (Rick Santorum 08)
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To: reagan_fanatic
"Ungrateful Arab bastards."

Nothing new in that statement. They have always been that way.
24 posted on 11/22/2006 8:57:59 AM PST by reagandemo (The battle is near are you ready for the sacrifice?)
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To: reagan_fanatic
"We do not respect your son. We do not respect what he's doing all over the world," a woman in the audience bluntly told Bush after his speech.

Hey, you worthless moron, the only reason you're not being raped by Iraqi troops or Iranian "Revolutionary Guards" is due to the American soldiers and Marines you disrespect and the two Bush presidents you despise. You scumbags aren't worth a pile of camel dung.....
25 posted on 11/22/2006 9:35:18 AM PST by Enchante (America-haters and Terrorists Around the World Embrace Chamberlain Democrats)
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To: evad
now the enemy has assumed command

That's a despicable comment right out of the MSM.

PROVE it. Facts, links.....prove it.

26 posted on 11/22/2006 9:49:03 AM PST by ohioWfan (President Bush - courageously and honorably protecting us in dangerous times, . Praise the Lord!)
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To: Txsleuth

Best buddie?? C'mon Tx. That was WAY below the belt.


27 posted on 11/22/2006 9:50:03 AM PST by ohioWfan (President Bush - courageously and honorably protecting us in dangerous times, . Praise the Lord!)
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To: ZULU
If loving and respecting your son and knowing he's doing the right thing is living in a 'dream world,' then I gladly join President Bush 41 in that world.

I feel the same way about my son, and I feel the same about his.

28 posted on 11/22/2006 9:51:48 AM PST by ohioWfan (President Bush - courageously and honorably protecting us in dangerous times, . Praise the Lord!)
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To: Valin
Such lovely people, aren't they, Valin? I'm surprised that most of them aren't institutionalized or imprisoned.....

(Though some of them do post on FR and blend right in with a few of 'our own'.........)

29 posted on 11/22/2006 9:53:48 AM PST by ohioWfan (President Bush - courageously and honorably protecting us in dangerous times, . Praise the Lord!)
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To: ohioWfan
"If loving and respecting your son and knowing he's doing the right thing is living in a 'dream world,'"

No.

Believing what he does about other populations is living in a "dream world". His son suffers from the same affliction. Hereditary I suppose.
30 posted on 11/22/2006 11:00:52 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: ZULU
Yes. I suppose optimism, courage, faith and tenacity could be inherited traits.

Then again, they may be environmental....... but I for one, am glad that the son has those qualities.

Anything less in a leader, and many more Americans would be dead right now.....

And his Dad knows that.

31 posted on 11/22/2006 11:05:05 AM PST by ohioWfan (President Bush - courageously and honorably protecting us in dangerous times, . Praise the Lord!)
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To: ohioWfan
now the enemy has assumed command

That's a despicable comment right out of the MSM. PROVE it. Facts, links.....prove it.

Aw, come on OW..yer drooling on me. No need to get all huffy!

All I'm saying is the House and Senate are now commanded by the enemy, nothing more.

32 posted on 11/22/2006 11:08:44 AM PST by evad
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To: ohioWfan
Bush II DID do a very good job in thwarting any future attacks on America up to this point. He orchestrated a fantastic military achievement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He IS courageous, optimistic and faithful.

But I would replace tenacity with stubbornness. He was stubborn over Miers, Dubai and illegal aliens.

He is stubborn about his optimistic vision of democracy for an artificial sheikdom of savages whom he wants to drag screaming and kicking from the 7th century into the 21st century.

He is optimistic about the one world vision of Mexico and the United States he apparently sees and very few other Americans share.

There is a point where stubbornness and stupidly become asymptotic.
33 posted on 11/22/2006 11:31:13 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: evad
Oops. Sorry. :)

(btw, 'the enemy' has multiple meanings, so perhaps you should have commmunicated a bit more clearly. And I haven't drooled for at least 56 years........not nice, evad. Not nice a tall......)

34 posted on 11/22/2006 11:45:36 AM PST by ohioWfan (President Bush - courageously and honorably protecting us in dangerous times, . Praise the Lord!)
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To: ZULU
He was right about Dubai, he is wrong about illegals, but sincerely believes that his policy will solve the problem, and, no offense, but anyone who is still in a tiff about Miers needs therapy......

As for the 'one world' stuff........ I'm not into cults. They're dangerous. Be careful.

35 posted on 11/22/2006 11:48:13 AM PST by ohioWfan (President Bush - courageously and honorably protecting us in dangerous times, . Praise the Lord!)
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To: ohioWfan
sorry...maybe it was me that was drooling.

Maybe it was the dawg..I'll kick her anyway just in case.

36 posted on 11/22/2006 11:58:10 AM PST by evad
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To: windchime

Exactly. I pray every day for President Bush, his family, and his administration. God bless them all.


37 posted on 11/22/2006 12:03:33 PM PST by Texagirl4W (Jesus came to forgive sin, not to accept sin.)
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To: evad
No problem. Sometimes I have my troll radar set too high and I miss the obvious.

But leave the dog alone for now. There'll probably be another time when she really needs a good kicking.... ;)

38 posted on 11/22/2006 12:13:28 PM PST by ohioWfan (President Bush - courageously and honorably protecting us in dangerous times, . Praise the Lord!)
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To: ohioWfan
But leave the dog alone for now. There'll probably be another time when she really needs a good kicking.... ;)

fair enough..I'm sure she'd agree with you

39 posted on 11/22/2006 12:26:42 PM PST by evad
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To: ohioWfan

I think there are a lot of individuals who would disagree about your views no those subjects - except for the illegals, I'm not in a tiff about Miers. He lost, we won.
I pointed it out as an example of his stubborness.

I'm sure your a nice person.

Have a happy Thanksgiving.


40 posted on 11/22/2006 12:31:40 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: ZULU
I don't agree that sticking to a decision you think is right is 'stubbornness.' Or if it is, then stubbornness is an entirely good quality.

btw, "we" didn't win with Miers. She didn't get through the Senate conferences, so she dropped out.

I hate revisionist history based on emotion.

I'm sure you're a nice guy too, ZULU, though a bit reactionary at times. Once you calm down, you're always reasonable, and I respect that in you.

Have a great Thanksgiving yourself. God has been good to this nation, and we are blessed.

41 posted on 11/22/2006 12:39:14 PM PST by ohioWfan (President Bush - courageously and honorably protecting us in dangerous times, . Praise the Lord!)
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To: evad
:)
42 posted on 11/22/2006 12:39:44 PM PST by ohioWfan (President Bush - courageously and honorably protecting us in dangerous times, . Praise the Lord!)
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To: windchime
The hatred of President G.W. Bush isn't spawned from his actions, but from a concerted effort by the left to diminish him since the day he was elected.

How perfectly articulated. You are exactly right.

43 posted on 11/22/2006 2:03:30 PM PST by Della Street
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To: STARWISE
"How come everybody wants to come to the United States if the United States is so bad?"

Exactly!

44 posted on 11/22/2006 4:51:03 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: STARWISE

I guess "kndler but gentler" wasn't such a great idea after all.


45 posted on 11/22/2006 5:23:24 PM PST by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them, or they like us?)
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To: ohioWfan

(Though some of them do post on FR and blend right in with a few of 'our own'.........)


There is one difference, we don't send our nutters to congress. Unlike a certain political party does
Example? John Murtha
http://www.house.gov/murtha/iraq_stance.shtml


46 posted on 11/22/2006 8:50:13 PM PST by Valin (Rick Santorum 08)
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To: alnick; STARWISE

<< "We do not respect your son. We do not respect what he's doing all over the world," a woman in the audience bluntly told Bush after his speech.

I take that as confirmation that GWB's foreign policy is right. >>

Hell, sounds to me as if that was recorded in since then only groveling once great britain. Or, come to that, anywhere else (except in FRee Australia and FRee Israel) in the thanks entirely to the willing sacrifice of American Blood and American Treasure, "free world."


47 posted on 11/22/2006 11:36:25 PM PST by Brian Allen ("Moral issues are always terribly complex, for someone without principles." - G K Chesterton)
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To: STARWISE

I hate to say it but maybe we needed these election results to wake up america. It is better then another 9/11. I pray to God we do not have to have another 9/11 to wake these people up.


48 posted on 11/22/2006 11:47:01 PM PST by Brimack34 (I hate the MSM They Hate America)
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