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."
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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.