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A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 8-15-08
WhiteHouse.gov & other sources ^ | 8-15-08

Posted on 08/15/2008 6:31:23 PM PDT by silent_jonny

This morning, after receiving an update from his national security team on the situation in Georgia, President Bush delivered a brief statement from the White House Rose Garden. (Transcript)

The United States and our allies stand with the people of Georgia and their democratically elected government. Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity must be respected. Moscow must honor its commitment to withdraw its invading forces from all Georgian territory …

The people of Georgia have cast their lot with the free world, and we will not cast them aside.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Tbilisi, Georgia today and met face-to-face with President Mikheil Saakashvili. After meeting with the Georgian cabinet, Secretary Rice held a press conference with Saakashvili, then visited wounded Georgians in a nearby hospital.

When Secretary Rice returns to the US, she will be joined by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates as they meet with President Bush at his home in Crawford, Texas.

She will bring me up to date on what she has seen and what she heard in Georgia, as well as in France. Secretary of Defense Gates will keep me briefed on the humanitarian assistance to the people of Georgia.

President & Mrs. Bush will be spending most of the remaining days of their August vacation in Crawford.

Next Wednesday (August 20), President Bush will travel to Orlando, Florida to speak to the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention. Then he will travel to New Orleans, Louisiana, to make remarks on Gulf Coast recovery and to talk about his commitment to rebuilding the Gulf Coast. From there, he will travel to Mississippi and have a dinner there with community leaders, before returning to Crawford on Wednesday night. (Source)

Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island


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President Bush: Russia has tended to view the expansion of freedom and democracy as a threat to its interests. The opposite is true …

With its actions in recent days Russia has damaged its credibility and its relations with the nations of the free world. Bullying and intimidation are not acceptable ways to conduct foreign policy in the 21st century. Only Russia can decide whether it will now put itself back on the path of responsible nations, or continue to pursue a policy that promises only confrontation and isolation.

Photos of the Day:

A Marine stands at attention as President George W. Bush walks toward Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, August 15, 2008, prior to flying to Texas.


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice greets people with posters as she visits Tbilisi for talks with Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili on August 15, 2008. The signs read “Thank You, President Bush” and “Please Help Georgia”.

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1 posted on 08/15/2008 6:31:24 PM PDT by silent_jonny
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Jedismom; 2Trievers; 4mycountry; A_perfect_lady; admiralsn; Alberta's Child; ...
Dose Ping!

Please Pray for President Bush

Please wait for the "All Clear" before posting or reposting pictures and graphics.


2 posted on 08/15/2008 6:32:21 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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To: silent_jonny

HI


3 posted on 08/15/2008 6:33:04 PM PDT by Kaslin (Vote Democrat if you like high gas prices at the pump)
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To: silent_jonny

And thanks for the ping


4 posted on 08/15/2008 6:33:54 PM PDT by Kaslin (Vote Democrat if you like high gas prices at the pump)
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To: Kaslin
Another toaster for you :)

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5 posted on 08/15/2008 6:34:40 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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To: silent_jonny

President George W. Bush walks out to speak about the Georgia/Russia conflict outside the Oval Office at the White House in Washington before departing for his August vacation at his Central Texas ranch, August 15, 2008.
6 posted on 08/15/2008 6:35:44 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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To: silent_jonny

President George W. Bush delivers a statement in the Rose Garden Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, on the situation in Georgia.



President Bush: Good morning. I've just received an update from my national security team on the situation in Georgia. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in Tbilisi. She's conferring with President Saakashvili and expressing America's wholehearted support for Georgia's democracy.

She will be traveling to Crawford, where I will meet her and she will bring me up to date on what she has seen and what she heard in Georgia, as well as in Paris -- I mean, in France. She did not go to Paris. Secretary of Defense Gates will keep me briefed on the humanitarian assistance to the people of Georgia. We're working closely with our partners in Europe and other members of the G7 to bring a resolution to this crisis.

The United States and our allies stand with the people of Georgia and their democratically elected government. Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity must be respected. Moscow must honor its commitment to withdraw its invading forces from all Georgian territory.


7 posted on 08/15/2008 6:37:01 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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To: silent_jonny

Thanks. :)


8 posted on 08/15/2008 6:38:18 PM PDT by Kaslin (Vote Democrat if you like high gas prices at the pump)
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To: silent_jonny

President Bush makes a statement about conditions in Russia and Georgia, Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, outside of Oval Office of the White House



President Bush: Some Americans listening today may wonder why events taking place in a small country halfway around the world matter to the United States. In the years since it's gained independence after the Soviet Union's collapse, Georgia has become a courageous democracy. Its people are making the tough choices that are required of free societies. Since the Rose Revolution in 2003, the Georgian people have held free elections, opened up their economy, and built the foundations of a successful democracy.

Georgia has sent troops to Afghanistan and Iraq to help others achieve the liberty that they struggled so hard to attain. To further strengthen their democracy, Georgia has sought to join the free institutions of the West. The people of Georgia have cast their lot with the free world, and we will not cast them aside.


9 posted on 08/15/2008 6:38:39 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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To: silent_jonny

President Bush makes a statement about conditions in Russia and Georgia, Friday, Aug, 15, 2008, outside the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, prior to departing for his Texas ranch for vacation.



President Bush: Russia has tended to view the expansion of freedom and democracy as a threat to its interests. The opposite is true: Free and prosperous societies on Russia's borders will advance Russia's interests by serving as sources of stability and economic opportunity.

We hope Russia's leaders will recognize that a future of cooperation and peace will benefit all parties.

The Cold War is over.

The days of satellite states and spheres of influence are behind us.

A contentious relationship with Russia is not in America's interest. And a contentious relationship with America is not in Russia's interest.

With its actions in recent days Russia has damaged its credibility and its relations with the nations of the free world. Bullying and intimidation are not acceptable ways to conduct foreign policy in the 21st century. Only Russia can decide whether it will now put itself back on the path of responsible nations, or continue to pursue a policy that promises only confrontation and isolation. To begin to repair its relations with the United States and Europe and other nations, and to begin restoring its place in the world, Russia must respect the freedom of its neighbors.

Thank you.


10 posted on 08/15/2008 6:41:37 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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To: silent_jonny

Hi


11 posted on 08/15/2008 6:42:11 PM PDT by txrangerette (Just say "no" to the Obama Cult.)
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To: silent_jonny

President George W. Bush leaves the podium after speaking on the Georgia-Russia conflict outside the Oval Office at the White House in Washington before departing for his August vacation at his Central Texas ranch August 15, 2008. President Bush on Friday again expressed his support for Georgia and accused Russia of bullying and damaging its international standing by sending its military into Georgia.
12 posted on 08/15/2008 6:42:35 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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To: silent_jonny
The United States and our allies stand with the people of Georgia and their democratically elected government.

Ruh-Roh, hope Russia was paying careful attention to that one...

Thanks for the great pics. Condi was awesome in Tbilisi. I loved her speech!

13 posted on 08/15/2008 6:44:56 PM PDT by MarMema (Tavisuplebas dideba!)
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To: silent_jonny

A Hummingbird drinks nectar from a flower in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, prior to President Bush leaving the White House for his Texas ranch for vacation.


President Bush waves as he leaves the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, departing for his Texas ranch for vacation.

14 posted on 08/15/2008 6:44:56 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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To: silent_jonny

Bush also totally rocked my world with his speech.
The line you put in red is one I had chosen in one of my previous posts as a favorite.
He made history with that line, imo.


15 posted on 08/15/2008 6:46:27 PM PDT by MarMema (Tavisuplebas dideba!)
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To: silent_jonny

President Bush steps down from Marine One as arrives at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, on his way to Texas to spend some vacation time at his Crawford ranch.


A Marine stands at attention as President George W. Bush walks toward Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, August 15, 2008, prior to flying to Texas.


President Bush, accompanied by Air Force Col. Eric Snadecki, 316th Wing Commander, waves prior to boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, prior to departing for Texas.

16 posted on 08/15/2008 6:47:20 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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Oh my goodness! The hummingbird and the wildflower is just beautiful! Thanks for including that!


17 posted on 08/15/2008 6:48:28 PM PDT by retrokitten ("That could be any mayor!" - Mayor Quimby)
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To: silent_jonny

President George W. Bush is saluted as he boards Air Force One to travel to his ranch in Texas, from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, August 15, 2008.



18 posted on 08/15/2008 6:48:46 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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To: silent_jonny

President George W. Bush waves as he boards Air Force One to travel to his ranch in Texas, from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, August 15, 2008.




19 posted on 08/15/2008 6:49:56 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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To: silent_jonny

Air Force personnel stand at attention as President Bush departs aboard Air Force One, Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.
20 posted on 08/15/2008 6:50:54 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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To: silent_jonny
Georgia


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice greets people with posters as she visits Tbilisi for talks with Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili on August 15, 2008. The signs read “Thank You, President Bush” and “Please Help Georgia”.


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, left, and Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili shake hands in Tbilisi, on Friday, Aug. 15, 2008.



21 posted on 08/15/2008 6:53:00 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, left, and Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili, right, meet in Tbilisi, on Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. Dr. Rice arrived in Georgia on Friday for talks with President Saakashvili on formalising a French-negotiated ceasefire to the South Ossetian conflict.
22 posted on 08/15/2008 6:54:21 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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To: silent_jonny
El presidente is doin' some serious flirtin' in this picture!


23 posted on 08/15/2008 6:55:03 PM PDT by bannie
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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili arrive to speak during a news briefing in Tbilisi, August 15, 2008.



24 posted on 08/15/2008 6:55:20 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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To: silent_jonny

President Bush certainly does not have a TGIF or Vacationtime look on his face! He has the weight of the world on his shoulders.


25 posted on 08/15/2008 6:55:39 PM PDT by maica (Peace is the Aftermath of Victory)
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To: silent_jonny

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili speak during a news briefing in Tbilisi August 15, 2008.




26 posted on 08/15/2008 6:57:20 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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To: silent_jonny

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a news briefing in Tbilisi August 15, 2008.



27 posted on 08/15/2008 6:59:47 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visits with the wounded at a hospital in Tbilisi after talks with Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili August 15, 2008. [I presume that these ladies were wounded by Russian soldiers. Nice, Putin.]



28 posted on 08/15/2008 7:02:50 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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To: maica

You can be sure he’ll be working in Crawford


29 posted on 08/15/2008 7:02:53 PM PDT by Kaslin (Vote Democrat if you like high gas prices at the pump)
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To: silent_jonny

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visits a patient at a hospital in Tbilisi after talks with Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili August 15, 2008.


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, center, visits journalist Tamara Urushadze at a hospital in Tbilisi, Georgia, after talks with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili on Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. [Urushadze is the journalist that was shot by a Russian sniper while reporting on live TV]

30 posted on 08/15/2008 7:08:03 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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To: Wolfstar; snugs; SevenofNine; All
Texas


President Bush, carrying his dog Barney, waves as he arrives at TSTC airfield in Waco, Texas, Friday Aug. 15, 2008, to begin his summer vacation at his ranch near Crawford Texas.



31 posted on 08/15/2008 7:09:55 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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President Bush, carrying his dog Barney, arrives at TSTC airfield in Waco, Texas, Friday Aug. 15, 2008, to begin his summer vacation at his ranch near Crawford Texas.




32 posted on 08/15/2008 7:10:56 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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President Bush, carrying his dog Barney, waves as they arrive in Waco, Texas, Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, to spend some vacation time at his Crawford ranch.



President Bush, carrying his dog Barney, salutes as he arrives at TSTC airfield in Waco, Texas, Friday Aug. 15, 2008, to begin his summer vacation at his ranch near Crawford Texas.

33 posted on 08/15/2008 7:12:19 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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President George W. Bush walks to Marine One en route to his vacation at his ranch, in Waco, Texas, August 15, 2008.


Boarding Marine One.


A military helicopter escorts President Bush aboard Marine One, right, as he departs TSTC Airport in Waco, Texas, Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, on the way to his ranch in nearby Crawford.

34 posted on 08/15/2008 7:13:31 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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To: silent_jonny
ALL CLEAR!

Feel free to post or repost any photos that are related to this thread.

35 posted on 08/15/2008 7:14:31 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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MAN we haven’t seen Barney or Miss Beazlley for long long time rack ittt


36 posted on 08/15/2008 7:15:02 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: silent_jonny

I know what Barney thinking

Only few months to go my daddy be out of office I don’t need look at Helen Thomas face anymore LOL!


37 posted on 08/15/2008 7:16:39 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: txrangerette

Howdy :)


38 posted on 08/15/2008 7:21:13 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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To: silent_jonny; All

jonny: Thank you for the photos and for documenting the President’s historic words concerning the Russia-Georgia conflict! . . . BTW: I’m sooooooooooooooo sick of the insulting, ignorant BDS rantings of the keyboard commandos here at FR. They deserve an Obama presidency!
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Our “unpopular” (yeh right!) president strikes again:

THE BILLION DOLLAR MAN

. . . He’s raked in close to a billion dollars, the political fundraiser in chief, during his White House tenure.

In all, Bush has personally raised more than $968 million for the Republican Party, GOP candidates and his own re-election campaign and inauguration during his two terms in office. And he’s not finished.

He’s now lost a big part of the national spotlight to presidential contenders John McCain and Barack Obama, but he remains a formidable force on the fundraising circuit, mostly at private affairs closed to the media. His total so far this year is roughly $70 million.

You can read the entire article here:
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080815/D92IJJIG0.html


39 posted on 08/15/2008 7:22:35 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: silent_jonny

Thanks jonny.: excellent work as usual

tough times. guess it was too much to expect POTUS could have a gentle last couple months..


40 posted on 08/15/2008 7:23:07 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: silent_jonny

He looks like Ben Casey. (Saakashvili, not W.)


41 posted on 08/15/2008 7:23:18 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (My spiritual advisor is a lawyer.)
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To: MarMema
Ruh-Roh, hope Russia was paying careful attention to that one...

Good catch!

The President also referred to the "G7" instead of the G8. That was no mistake either.

43 posted on 08/15/2008 7:24:34 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

He’s sort of good looking. You know, for a world leader.


44 posted on 08/15/2008 7:25:50 PM PDT by retrokitten ("That could be any mayor!" - Mayor Quimby)
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Hi! :)

Oh my goodness! The hummingbird and the wildflower is just beautiful! Thanks for including that!

You're welcome :) I almost didn't include it, but I thought it was a peaceful shot in the middle of all the serious photos.

As pretty as it is, I think I know someone who could have taken one even better ;)

45 posted on 08/15/2008 7:31:00 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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To: bannie
El presidente is doin' some serious flirtin' in this picture!

LOL! I noticed that too. He probably wore that blue suede suit just for her ;)

46 posted on 08/15/2008 7:34:03 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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To: silent_jonny
As pretty as it is, I think I know someone who could have taken one even better ;)

Are they better then me? Should I knock them down and take their camera? ;-)

47 posted on 08/15/2008 7:36:40 PM PDT by retrokitten ("That could be any mayor!" - Mayor Quimby)
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To: maica
President Bush certainly does not have a TGIF or Vacationtime look on his face! He has the weight of the world on his shoulders.

He sure does. God bless him.

48 posted on 08/15/2008 7:37:46 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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To: SevenofNine
MAN we haven’t seen Barney or Miss Beazlley for long long time rack ittt

I thought you'd like those pics :) Maybe Mrs. Bush had Beazley today.

49 posted on 08/15/2008 7:38:57 PM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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To: Paved Paradise

‘Good. Let him rake in a trillion. Then, HE can personally pay for all the health care he wants all Americans to have.”
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??? If you reread the article, you will note that it is about President Bush NOT Barack Obama!


50 posted on 08/15/2008 7:41:35 PM PDT by DrDeb
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