Skip to comments.Bush showed U.S. is no paper tiger
Posted on 01/17/2009 10:24:11 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
From the day President Bush took office, the long knives were out for him - in ways they will not (and should not) be out for President-elect Barack Obama. The chattering class saw Dubya as a walking style crime in a cowboy suit. They hit Bush for everything - for the way he mangled syntax, for the books he read, because he worked out too much.
Note now that the buff Obama is taking office, stories gushing about Obama's daily workouts flood the channels. Oh, yes, and the same people who belittled Bush for sending troops to war even though he only served in the National Guard somehow do not seem to notice Obama's utter lack of military experience.
To trash Bush was to belong. There was little upside in supporting Bush, even if you had supported his agenda.
Most of the Democratic candidates for president in 2004 and 2008 voted for the Patriot Act - and then campaigned against it. They voted for the resolution authorizing U.S. military force in Iraq - then bolted from the war itself. Likewise with No Child Left Behind. Somehow Bush was the guy who looked bad as he withstood the heat, while his caving critics preened.
When the Dems were pushing for a humiliating retreat from Iraq and opinion polls supported troop withdrawal, Bush instead pushed for a troop surge that has made all the difference. Vice President-elect Joe Biden - who voted for the war before he was against it - visited Iraq last week. While there, he promised the Iraqis that America would not withdraw troops in a way that undermines Iraqi security. Yet that was exactly what his party advocated a year ago.
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0bama will fix that...
Is this Bizarro World? This was in a San Fran paper?
The author is probably clearing out their desk as we speak.
One of the things history does is allow us to step back and look at the big picture in a way we can't when we're living through the events.
Bush will be treated kindly by history, especially when all the Obama lapdogs wonder "If Obama's so great, how come he's doing all these things the evil Bush was doing? Could it be Bush was right about one or two things?"
Remember that a little less than half the country didn’t vote for that phony bologne Lincoln imitator. We know the truth. Thank God for FR and websites like this.
If I really wanted to be hip and popular, and be liked by everybody, all I'd have to do is to sell out every last principle I have, and switch to being a black liberal democrat.
(For the record, the chances of that happening are the same as Rosie O'Donnell being the size of Ann Coulter and serving President Bush a nice meal with no insults. Yeah...no way in hell)
When the Bush hatred subsides years from now then most Americans will realize and be thankful that President Bush was a great leader who did the most important thing a President should do in time of war and that is fight and destroy our enemies and protect America and the American people.
Priceless....where is that photo from....any idea?
OK....Iraq...it must be...
They rolled and screwed Team Bush for eight straight years. This is widely recognized as a fact here in Japan and all of East Asia. To ignore it is to live on another planet.
George Bush is the lame duck leaving.
Kim Jong il is the one left standing, even if deathly ill, with a regime with nukes it most likely did not have when Bush came to power.
Paper tiger is RIGHT, when it comes to Bush, Condi and Chris Hill.
And it will get even worse under Obama.
I was surprised too!
Family members of nearly 23,000 Americans who lost their loved ones on our own American soil, since 9/11, will undoubtedly never forgive Bush and his open borders disaster.
I’ve followed Debra J. Saunders columns for years now... She truly is the only breath of fresh air on the SFGate’s (SF Chronicle) staff...
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