Skip to comments.Victor Davis Hanson: Bush Did It! And, Really, Bush Did It! And Bush Really Did It!
Posted on 01/07/2010 8:42:59 PM PST by neverdem
That Damn Guantanamo!
Obama gave a rather incredible press conference about his review of security lapses. When he evoked Guantanamo, the president all at once (make no mistake about it) (a) promised to close it, (b) promised not to send any more detainees home to Yemen, and (c) claimed it was a recruiting tool for al-Qaeda (i.e., apparently Bushs Gulag had prompted the likes of Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab to try to blow up an airliner).
This is nearly unhinged.
Mr. President consider:
1) Quit whining about closing Guantanamo, and close the damn thing. It either is useful or not. The American people are getting sick and tired of this sort of Bush made me keep it open even though it is counter-productive whining. If Guantanamo is a recruiting tool, then by all means stop the recruiting tool. Instead, we get the impression that these incredibly directionless people have discovered that Guantanamo has both utility and yet is a political liability among their more fervent supporters, and therefore they wish to continue its usefulness while blaming Bush for its unpopularity.
2) If you are not going to send back any more alleged terrorists to Yemen, then simply start trying them in your much preferred civilian courts. Why hold them any longer in the Gulag?
3) Let us get this straight: for a decade in the 1990s an ascendant al-Qaeda committed serial attacks against the U.S. and its interests. All that culminated in 9/11. In reaction to the mass murder, and as part of efforts to go after al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan, Bush opened Guantanamo Bay after which we have seen no successful major attacks on U.S. soil comparable to 9/11.
So consider the logic: before Guantanamo, al-Qaeda achieved its greatest success in damaging America; after it, it...
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I’d hate to be on the receiving end of a VDH tub-thumpin’.
He might have said the bucks stops with him but he sure keeps trying to pass it.
Obama’s mind is infected with guilt, weakness, ignorance, selfishness, and Islam. This makes him a threat to our existence as a country. Lies and distortions are his means to survival.
His presidency is a failure and cannot be reversed with repeated trips to the teleprompter. This Voodoo Magic Man needs to resign and go back to Kenya where roots his are.
Boy! Dr. H sure is good when he’s pissed!
True enough. Whenever things aren’t going well, Obama just says the buck stops with the guy who came before him.
You have gotten quite good at these graphics, smooth. ;*)
I predict that by the time he runs for re-election, Guantanamo will still be open and he’ll still be blaming Bush for it.
I don’t know...the opposite of “The Buck Stops Here” isn’t really “The Buck Starts Here”. It’s something more along the lines of “The Buck Goes Sailing Right By Here”.
“I dont know...the opposite of The Buck Stops Here isnt really The Buck Starts Here. Its something more along the lines of The Buck Goes Sailing Right By Here.”
Actually, in this administration, it is: “What is this ‘buck’ you speak of . . . Oh, that. Well, I never saw the buck—noone ever gave it to me. Wait a minute, I know I know: George Bush has it and is beating children with it at this very moment. And, let me be perfectly clear, Bush is also using this buck to make me add a trillion dollars a year to the deficit. So you see, the system works in all 57 states.”
More like “The balk starts here.”
Apparently, he thinks Bush is still in office. I wish he was.
Answer: After a year of observing, it is clear, he is both at the same time.
Great article....I heard a dem on Hannity’s show tonight saying if the dems pass health care...it will destroy the dem party...
No way but it will destroy America & what it has stood for for centuries. I've got to give it to TRUE ideologues (Dems). They will die on a sword for their beliefs - as opposed to most so-called conservatives that talk a screwed up story but can't wait to get to the watering hole.
Now THAT actually made me laugh.
Good job, FRiend, and thank you.
The Buck Holder goes under the bus here.
And now...Another episode of:
‘President Bart Simpson Obama and his “I didn’t do it!” Gang’.
Or, “The Buck goes to non existing zip codes, and ends up in my pocket!”
Or as Alfred E. Newman might say... “Buck?, What buck?”
Let me know if you want in or out.
FR Index of his articles: http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/victordavishanson/index NRO archive: http://author.nationalreview.com/?q=MjI1MQ== Pajamasmedia: http://pajamasmedia.com/victordavishanson/ His website: http://victorhanson.com/
“This is nearly unhinged.”
This is a fine piece of writing by Mr. Hanson but it suffers slightly from lack of brevity as does this sentence. In the four words quoted above one is unnecessary and actually diminishes the true meaning.
“Answer: After a year of observing, it is clear, he is both at the same time.”
Imagine sounds of loud cheering and applause with a voice over comment, “Electronic measurements of the target indicate a bullseye hit within 99.9999 percent of perfect center.”
Or, alternately, “Cook county has scored an amazing 350 yard hole in one.”
Or, “I bleeve you dun sed a moufful, Cap’n”.
Great picture: Bucky stops here.
VDH disembowels Obama with his mighty pen.
Obama gave a rather incredible press conference about his review of security lapses. When he evoked Guantanamo... (a) promised to close it, (b) promised not to send any more detainees home to Yemen, and (c) claimed it was a recruiting tool for al-Qaeda... This is nearly unhinged.Correct, except for the "nearly". Thanks neverdem.
Nobama nailed again ping.