Skip to comments.George W. Bush: "Find out who was responsible and Kick their Ass"
Posted on 11/07/2010 4:44:36 AM PST by Racehorse
The terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001, gave his administration a clear goal and him the resolve to find out who was responsible and "kick their ass," former President George W. Bush writes in his new book.
In "Decision Points," Bush describes his reaction when his then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice informed him of the crash of a third airplane into the Pentagon.
"I sat back in my seat and absorbed her words. My thoughts clarified: The first plane could have been an accident. The second was definitely an attack. The third was a declaration of war," the former president writes in his 481-page book, which goes on sale Tuesday.
"My blood was boiling. We were going to find out who did this, and kick their ass," Bush writes.
"In a single morning, the purpose of my presidency had grown clear: to protect our people and defend our freedom that had come under attack."
(Excerpt) Read more at wtsp.com ...
No matter what you say....there is this bit “Texan” in George Bush.
And this is why GWB actually GAINED seats in his first midterm election.
The msm was perfectly willing to see America attacked again to keep this man from getting a second term.
The Lord watched over us while he and Cheney continued to keep us safe despite the onslaught from the America hating left.
He may be Texan, but he is not Christ like perfect in his conservative views and is therefore a worthless scumbag. He can not be tolerated if he exceeds the narrow barely visible focus of real conservatives./s
I would have thought any attack was a declaration of war. Destroying the WTC is just an attack, but hit the Pentagon and it’s war. Did he really write that?
Sadly, we don’t have enough ass kickers in our midst. Yes, it can be an unpleasant job, but sometimes it has to be done.
As for GWB’s time as the President, there were other times when he needed to kick ass. That was his failure...
BO’s book about the Christmas Day Bomber:
“My blood was boiling. We were going to find out who did this on Kwanza, bow and apologize for making them mad at us,” Obama writes.
I supported it, I am glad that Hussein is room temperature, but I believe the years after 9/11 were mishandled. We should have vaporized torra borra till we were sure bin laden was cold.
the rules of engagement in the Middle east stinks of vietnam politics and it is only worse after zer0 became _resident.
War should be like it was between the years 1941 and 1945. No quarter....unconditional surrender....or ultimate destruction with saturation bombing, not smart bombs.
W was never a conservative but I still liked him.
At a glance at the headlines I thought he was talking about the financial meltdown and we could go after Clinton, Frank, Dodd, AIG, Bernanke, Gramm, Paulson, Cox, Congress, ‘rats in general and even Bush himself.
Internal/external enemies BUMP!
Didn’t care for many of his policies, but he is a decent man.
My God, I can't even imagine the thoughts roaring through his mind...
Then 1993 should have been called an act of war...And Bubba announced we'd get the bad men and put them in jail. No changes in USA security or how we treated terrorism. Most people didn't really absorb the threat of terrorism in the USA back then.
You missed the sarcasm tag...
Christ loves us all unconditionally?? Me thinks not. Jesus threw the money changers out of the temple.
I'd rather have a kick ass President when we're under attack than one who implies we've been "insensitive" and had it coming.
I voted for this man twice. I was not altogether pleased with his policies- frankly, he enabled an excessive amount of spending, created yet another unsustainable government program (the prescription drug benefit) and somehow managed to give out stimulus checks even though the government was/is going broke. And he refused to call a shovel a shovel and admit that Islam is what we are at war against. But at least he carried the war to the enemy. And he was better than the alternative- a crumb left over from the Clinton era, and a Vietnam War-era traitor.
You nailed it.
No boots on the ground, no Iraq attack.
Nuking Kabul and Taliban base areas would have sent the correct message: Islam, we will bury you. Starting today.
As it is, we're watching our finest warriors get killed for absolutely no reason whatsoever, other than to boost the morale of every Muslim on earth from the de facto president on down to the stinkiest raghead taxi driver in Deerbornistan. Disgusting.
George screwed this up, big time, because he surrounded himself with neocon idiots and took their bad advice.
On Sept 12, 2001, there should have been no "Afghanistan" any longer. It should have become The Forbidden Zone.
I think calling President Bush ‘a worthless scumbag’ borders on BDS. Sorry. Hate and discernment are quite different.
Whatever my disagreements with President Bush were during his 8 years as President (and there were a few ...) there was never a doubt in my mind that he did everything possible to prevent another attack and he took the battle directly to the enemies of America.
That's resolve, that's leadership.
Thank You President Bush.
“/s” at the end = ‘sarcasm off’ in FR-speak. The poster was imitating (in an extreme fashion, yes) the BDS that does unfortunately exist here.
That was my reaction too. The first plane attack should have been considered a declaration of war. Actually, any terroist attack should be.
Thanks, that says it better than I could have.
I agree, it should still be a smoking ruin. I don’t think anything good has ever come out of a’stan.
When I saw the headline, I thought this was pre-election advice from GWB to the electorate about how to respond to the events of the past 22 months: Porkulus, health deform, largest budget deficits in history, slowest recession recovery in modern history etc.
And I was thinking to myself: most voters followed his advice!
There will never be a perfect president.
President Bush served honorably, and when it came to defending our country, his fundamental responsibility as Commander-in-Chief, he did well. He did carry war to the enemy, and instead of death and destruction in the streets of Manhattan and D.C., for seven years the carnage was taken far from our shores.
Once the Kenyan usurper took over, it didn't take long until the murderous Mohammedans committed mass murder here again. Nidal Malik Hasan killed 14 Americans in Fort Hood, exactly one year and one day after the election of the Kenyan Clown.
The Kenyan Clown handled the incident disgracefully, and his frivolity of "shouting out" rather than addressing the enormity of the moment has only further encouraged more such behavior.
I get his point about this first plane. Could have been accidental. Second plane? Now it’s an attack. But the quote comes off like ok, it was a terrorist attack. But attack a gubmint building?? Well this means war. Not saying he meant it like that, but that’s how it came across.
Yes, I’m aware, thank you. I choose to ignore certain things! President Bush was about the most pro-life president we’re likely to see and I’m curious to know how he rationalizes spending and other disagreements conservatives have with him. Truth is, he was exactly who we elected in his actions, and I was concerned initially he would not be as strong in the war on terror as he proved to be. Hindsight among those who hold no power and thus no responsibilty is no burden, just more of the chattering class.
Im sorry but for a president to come out and say islam is what we are at war against would be the most irresponsible thing ever. Even if we are, it is ridiculous to say that is what he should have done. You are using too much passion in what you are saying, and I understand that but a person in his position to OPENLY declare war on a religion of whom there are adherents in this country and over 1 billion around the world would be suicide. I would like to think he believes that, but I would also want him to engage in that kind of war in other ways than openly blabbing about it simply to pander to some voters.
Agreed. I loved two facts about W:
1. You could tell that he loved this country and would do anything to protect it, and by extension the people.
2. There was no question that he was a deeply religious man and was not afraid to show it.
I'd also have to add one more: I loved his plain speaking when he was pissed off. (ie: Kick their ass. Want them dead or alive.
Yes he did. Where is the hate in discipline? Do you hate a child when they are wrong and you are angry?
I liked that he was plain spoken. Made him seem more human than a lot of politicians.
I don't often write "me, too" responses, but I agree wholeheartedly with your sentiments. Well said.
“The Lord watched over us while he and Cheney continued to keep us safe despite the onslaught from the America hating left.”
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.
Thank you. And DISCIPLine is the PERFECT word:) It is with us for a reason. He was a strict teacher, not a mean one. That job was left for Satan.
Oh how I wish we still has a President with a full set of balls!!!
With God as my witness, I miss that man’s leadership.
Nah, that was tough love.
I thought the same thing at that time. The first two planes into the WTC could have been an attack by a small group of crazies with a grudge. The third and fourth planes headed for the Capitol/White House and Pentagon made it crystal clear that a well-funded, well-organized enemy had declared war on the United States.
Funny, I don't remember Jamie Gorelick going to prison.
BINGO! And he then continued to allow 20M unknown illegals to run freely in the country and a southern border to remain unsecured.
You’re welcome. :-)
I couldn't agree more. GWB's downfall was going soft when toughness was needed the most. His answer to the hangings at Fallujah should have been complete annihilation of the town, followed by "who's next?"
Tora Bora should have been depopulated after all of this. If not Mecca itself. Win first, and then talk.
He wasn’t calling President Bush a worthless scumbag. Do you not understand what ‘/s’ implies at the end of comment? It indicates that the comment preceding it was sarcasm. Like this:
Obama knows what’s good for us even if we don’t. /s
God Bless George W. Bush.
I find this post disgusting.
If you are a conservative..god help us!
All I have to do is to say 4 words; “President Gore”, “President Kerry” and my votes for Bush’43 are resoundingly affirmed! You cannot elect that which is not there. I don’t think that John McCain was a good choice but he did bring out Sarah Palin from obscurity, didn’t he? We must make choices from the menu that we have or else waste them on 3rd parties.