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Laura Bush memoir claims president was poisoned at G8 summit
Guardian ^ | 04/28/2010 | Ed Pilkington

Posted on 04/28/2010 11:37:02 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

The former first lady Laura Bush has opened a diplomatic can of worms by writing in her new book that she and her husband may have been poisoned during a state visit to a G8 summit in Germany in 2007.

The passage of Spoken From the Heart in which she discusses the incident amounts to the first time that the idea has been floated that George Bush's illness at the summit may have been the result of poisoning. The then US president succumbed to a stomach complaint, as did his wife and several members of their entourage, during a three-day meeting of world leaders in Heiligendamm.

The book is to be published early next month but a sneak preview of it was gained by the New York Times.

On Thursday 7 June 2008 the Bushes attended an official dinner at the summit along with other leaders of the industrialised countries that form the G8. The meeting at the Baltic Sea resort focused on the fight against Aids, malaria and other diseases affecting poor countries around the world.

The following morning the US president was reported sick and had to skip a couple of working sessions. Bush's adviser Dan Bartlett told reporters at the time that he was "very much under the weather", though his condition was "not serious".

"I'm not sure if it's a stomach virus yet or something like that, but he's just not feeling well in the stomach." up drinking.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bookreview; bush; bush43; g8summit; gwbush; laurabush; memoir; poison; poisoned
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Wow.
1 posted on 04/28/2010 11:37:02 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

No blood tests to confirm it? You would think they would have. Sometimes bad food is just bad food.


2 posted on 04/28/2010 11:40:16 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Not just your ordinary case of turista?


3 posted on 04/28/2010 11:40:17 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (STOP the Tyrananny State.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Beware...it is the NYT who had a sneak peak!


4 posted on 04/28/2010 11:40:51 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Trievers; 4integrity; 4mycountry; A_perfect_lady; Alberta's Child; Allegra; ...

Wow ... God bless and protect them.


5 posted on 04/28/2010 11:42:00 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: Dallas59

The Presidential Doctor knows.


6 posted on 04/28/2010 11:44:23 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Something disagree with you?


7 posted on 04/28/2010 11:45:51 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Responsibility2nd
Maybe George just takes after his father.
 
Who also had a weak stomach
 

 

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Frame from an ABC News video of Barbara Bush holding a napkin in front of President George H.W. Bush's face as he vomits
 
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_H._W._Bush_vomiting_incident


8 posted on 04/28/2010 11:47:43 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: Responsibility2nd

How stupid can the Left be? If they had killed president Bush, they would have gotten Cheney and whole bunch of kickass.


9 posted on 04/28/2010 11:48:29 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I ate at a local diner yesterday and some rather *brown* folks (just profiling here) cooked my food.

Squirts and nausea for the last 24 hours. Am I just being paranoid??

10 posted on 04/28/2010 11:48:46 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Responsibility2nd

although Laura doesn’t say ‘poison’ it is scarey that it seems only the Americans got sick all at the same time.


11 posted on 04/28/2010 11:49:03 AM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: Dallas59

She’s not a fool and wouldn’t say something frivolously.


12 posted on 04/28/2010 11:50:15 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Looks like God was watching over him-
http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/07/21/bush.grenade/index.html


13 posted on 04/28/2010 11:51:53 AM PDT by a real Sheila (Now that Obama is president, I don't have to pay rent or buy gas or work........)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I am not sure if I believe that. Consider the source: The Guardian


14 posted on 04/28/2010 11:52:02 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I am by no means an expert on poisoning, but it seems odd that someone would intend to poison but only succeed in making the target a little nauseous. Does this seem right?


15 posted on 04/28/2010 11:52:06 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: Jewels1091

Speaking of scary - I wonder if the book will cover that incident were Bush’s SS guy wasn’t let in the door and Bush turned around and pulled him in...

People all over the world were calling for Bush’s murder. It’s not a great leap to think attempts ere made with that kind of psychological green light. Perhaps one should ask Bill Clinton...


16 posted on 04/28/2010 11:52:51 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: wolfcreek
I ate at a local diner yesterday and some rather *brown* folks (just profiling here) cooked my food. Squirts and nausea for the last 24 hours. Am I just being paranoid??

Can I be honest here?

You'd have to be crazy to eat out in today's America if the kitchen is full of illegal aliens. Many of these people have vendettas and would like to kill the people they are serving...Unfortunately, this is no joke friend.

17 posted on 04/28/2010 11:53:11 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dinoparty

My read as well. Is there some confusion about the word “poison”. If I get “food poisoning” it doesn’t really mean what most people think of when the word “poisoning” by itself is used.


18 posted on 04/28/2010 11:53:58 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: dragnet2

I wasn’t joking. That’s why I’m home today.


19 posted on 04/28/2010 11:57:09 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Kaslin

Not just the Guardian. But the New York Times. See the link in the Guardian article to....

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/28/books/28laura.html?ref=books

But still - you comment is still applicable.

“Consider the source.”


20 posted on 04/28/2010 11:57:42 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Shockingly, the charge made in the headline is never grounded in the body of the article.


21 posted on 04/28/2010 11:58:12 AM PDT by Doohickey (I try to take my days one at a time, but occasionally several days attack me at once.)
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To: dinoparty
I read in another account that someone in the delegation couldn't hear and another person had trouble walking.

Laura says these 2 people still haven't gone back to normal.

22 posted on 04/28/2010 11:58:22 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: wolfcreek
common food poisoning usually last 24 hours with cramping, vomiting and diarrhea...Can be rather uncomfortable. Another good place to get it is at buffets...one son picked up a bad case at a Chinese restaurant buffet...usually it from food improperly cooked or not hot enough at a buffet... Then there is improper cleanliness in the kitchen..
23 posted on 04/28/2010 11:59:14 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

This might really cramp my love for Mexican food.


24 posted on 04/28/2010 12:05:26 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Responsibility2nd

They’re reporting it from excerpts from HER book.

“Due to be released May 4 but acquired early by The New York Times, Mrs. Bush says she and former President George W. Bush became mysteriously sick on the Germany trip to such a degree that the president became bedridden. According to Mrs. Bush, doctors and the Secret Service investigated the possibility that a poisoning had occurred but were unable to make a definitive conclusion.”

http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/04/28/laura.bush.book/


25 posted on 04/28/2010 12:05:40 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Responsibility2nd
That's not what she said.

— 2007 G-8 summit in Heiligendamm, Germany: “I arrived and began my events, but by the afternoon of [June] seventh, I could barely stand up. … Over the next day nearly a dozen members of our delegation were stricken, even George, who started to feel sick during an early morning staff briefing. … [O]ne of our military aides had difficulty walking and a White House staffer lost all hearing in one ear. Exceedingly alarmed, the Secret Service went on full alert, combing the resort for potential poisons. In the past year, there had been several high-profile poisonings, including one with suspected nuclear material, in and around Europe. The overriding fear was that terrorists had gotten control of a dangerous substance and planted it at the resort. … [O]ur military aide’s gait has never returned to normal, no has our senior staffer regained full hearing in that ear. The most concrete conclusion any doctors could reach was that we contracted a virus that attacks a nerve near the inner ear and is prevalent in Heiligendamm.” (pp. 390-1)

26 posted on 04/28/2010 12:05:42 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: dinoparty
I would guess that sometimes the point is not to kill, but to weaken a negotiating position. This was the G8 meeting.

It's hard to be a really tough negotiator when you thinking about where the nearest toilet is.

27 posted on 04/28/2010 12:07:05 PM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The New York Times just can’t resist. They are supposed to wait until publication day. Little babies.


28 posted on 04/28/2010 12:11:00 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: goat granny

I just read a fascinating book on the discovery in London about 1850 of the transmission mode of cholera. The doctor/researcher who made the connection was not believed by the ‘majority’ for a number of years more. They thought it was transmitted by bad air.

The water supply at one public pump had been contaminated by the bugs from the “index” patient. He realized by mapping the cases that people using this particular pump seemed to be the great majority of those affected.

We have come a long way in sanitation measures since 1850, but we live such interconnected lives these days that we are back to putting ourselves very frequently in danger of catching a ‘bug’ from someone who handles the food we then eat.


29 posted on 04/28/2010 12:15:48 PM PDT by maica (Freedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought. John Paul II)
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To: dinoparty

Certain plants or plant seeds can cause one to be sick as a dog, but not kill if used in small amounts.


30 posted on 04/28/2010 12:21:45 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: wolfcreek
Live and learn....We refused to go to restaurants where the cooks or servers are speaking Spanish...No way...

There have been all kinds of incidents where the illegal cooks and servers have planted nasty stuff in the food...This has even occurred several times to those in law enforcement.

If they'll do the cops, they'll do anyone.

31 posted on 04/28/2010 12:25:07 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: wolfcreek

I had an experience like that in California. I spent 14 hours with dry heaves and feeling about the worst I’ve ever felt in my life. It was a Mexican restaurant. To this day, I have not eaten Mexican food in a restaurant again, just at home prepared by me. It was that bad.


32 posted on 04/28/2010 12:28:42 PM PDT by Natural Born 54 (FUBO x 10)
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To: Deb

Cneney reminds me of Gen. Curtis LeMay, who eventually headed SAC. The Soviets were literally afraid he actually WOULD bomb them back to the Stone Age. They saw what he did to Japan and viewed him as a credible threat, unlike today’s “leaders.”


33 posted on 04/28/2010 12:34:55 PM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: 12Gauge687

Sorry...that should be’Cheney’ at the beginning.


34 posted on 04/28/2010 12:35:51 PM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: Voter62vb
"...where Bush’s SS guy wasn’t let in the door and Bush turned around and pulled him in..."

I remember that video, that was amazing, he turned around,walked back and reached through the throng of humanity and pulled his Agent in with him, then walked up those steps adjusting his jacket, made it look like "No Big Deal", he totally kept his cool about him. That was a really stunning piece of video. It would've been a international incident if Barry Hussein Obummer had been involved, as he'd have been physically squashed amongst all the foreign security. LOL

35 posted on 04/28/2010 12:38:58 PM PDT by Pagey (B. Hussein Obama has no experience running anything, except his pedestrian mouth.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Reading some of the responses in the New York Slimes made me want to almost throw up


36 posted on 04/28/2010 12:47:39 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: wolfcreek

I have three Mexican cookbooks. Making it myself, well, it never tastes as good as what is available in family-run Mexican restaurants. But some things not authentically Mexican, like tamale pie, though time consuming, are still successful and pass muster.


37 posted on 04/28/2010 12:49:58 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: Pagey

President Bush almost always made me proud when he was on the world stage.


38 posted on 04/28/2010 12:51:32 PM PDT by Natural Born 54 (FUBO x 10)
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To: maica
That cholera epidemic from 1850 is a classic case. You left out what I consider a wonderful detail -- Once the public pump had been identified, they still had to "prove" the idea. This was somewhat cutting edge medical theory and, as you point out, many people didn't believe it.

Well, the authorities unscrewed the handle from the public pump. That was it. That was the entire solution to the cholera epidemic.

And it worked.

And everybody said "Oooooooohhhhhhh. Now I see."

39 posted on 04/28/2010 12:52:43 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Responsibility2nd

A “poisoning” doesn’t mean it was deliberate — maybe his cutlet was a bit “off.” Seems to me like this is being hyped up by the media into something that it may not have been intended to be.


40 posted on 04/28/2010 12:54:28 PM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: STARWISE

I was just going to post that. Never heard a whisper of that, but want to know more. Where? When? Who?


41 posted on 04/28/2010 12:58:20 PM PDT by Humal
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To: 12Gauge687

I have a picture of my father (Squadron Commander 385th Bomb Group) with Gen. LeMay framed and hanging in my home. Dad said many times it was an honor to have served with him.


42 posted on 04/28/2010 12:58:51 PM PDT by Quilla
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To: Responsibility2nd

Misleading Headline Alert

“Laura Bush memoir claims president was poisoned at G8 summit”

is not the same as

“Laura Bush has opened a diplomatic can of worms by writing in her new book that she and her husband may have been poisoned during a state visit to a G8 summit in Germany in 2007.”

43 posted on 04/28/2010 1:02:55 PM PDT by McGruff (So how is that Hopey Changey thingy working out for ya America?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“I’m not sure if it’s a stomach virus yet or something like that, but he’s just not feeling well in the stomach.” up drinking”

WTF.

up drinking? BS BS BS


44 posted on 04/28/2010 1:07:23 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Freddd

Who added, up drinking???????

When you click on the article, up drinking, isn’t in it.

The following morning the US president was reported sick and had to skip a couple of working sessions. Bush’s adviser Dan Bartlett told reporters at the time that he was “very much under the weather”, though his condition was “not serious”.

“I’m not sure if it’s a stomach virus yet or something like that, but he’s just not feeling well in the stomach.”

Nicolas Sarkozy, the newly elected president of France, said at the time that “Bush is slightly indisposed this morning and will rejoin the working meeting as soon as he can.”


45 posted on 04/28/2010 1:08:43 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Well, the authorities unscrewed the handle from the public pump. That was it. That was the entire solution to the cholera epidemic.

And it worked.

$$$$

Lucky for the people in London that people in authority were willing to do something that was considered too harsh: that pump was known for the best-tasting water.

I get the same feeling that I am looking at that pump, when I look at the food in almost any fast food outlet.


46 posted on 04/28/2010 1:20:45 PM PDT by maica (Freedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought. John Paul II)
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was it the squid eyes? or pickled eel?


47 posted on 04/28/2010 1:21:04 PM PDT by isom35
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To: Freddd

Actually, the words “up drinking” are the last two words of the whole Guardian article, which must have been written by an intern.

Ex:
The incident, in her home town of Midland, west Texas, was only reported for the first time in March 2000, when her and her husband were on the campaign trail during the presidential election that would see him enter the White House.


48 posted on 04/28/2010 1:29:03 PM PDT by maica (Freedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought. John Paul II)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Frightening, if correct!


49 posted on 04/28/2010 1:39:52 PM PDT by LUV W (DIMs?......start packin'--you're fired!)
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To: Pagey; 1Peter2:16; 2Trievers; 4integrity; 4mycountry; A_perfect_lady; Alberta's Child; Allegra; ...

He gets the job done, God love him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX3aaWlUmpc&NR=1

Where is Nick ???

Interesting video on the Secret Service for Pres. Bush

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydEIVnjXSLo&feature=related

About the Secret Service

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dFVI_wC9X0&feature=PlayList&p=F803D1BC73F3756C&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=1

One of my faves .. the visit to Iraq

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9we7Yx-z8C0&feature=PlayList&p=D58E9A16A3524014&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=1

Very heartening .. an Oval Office visit with Pres. Bush by the Chairman of the Board of the Presidential Prayer Team

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmctLQPUN6Y

Final salute for Pres. Bush

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3j4qYiPF7k&feature=PlayList&p=AB139A6AAAD87C88&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=29

And the homecoming

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUeyG89MOsA

... sniff


50 posted on 04/28/2010 1:41:20 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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