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Cowboy’ Bush was a far more effective world leader than ‘focus group’ Obama
Telegraph ^ | 03/28/11 | Nile Gardiner

Posted on 03/28/2011 9:27:08 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Cowboy’ Bush was a far more effective world leader than ‘focus group’ Obama

By Nile Gardiner

World

Last updated: March 28th, 2011

89 CommentsComment on this article

When he was president, George W. Bush’s international leadership was widely mocked and derided by his liberal critics, who loudly declared that his plain-talking style was undermining America’s image in the world. Even now, the Left cannot resists a dig at the ex-president, with former Obama adviser Rob Shapiro exclaiming to Fox News over the weekend:

The United States is no longer the out-of-control cowboy. Instead, we build global coalitions. We get the support of the Arab world. We get the support of Africa. We get the support of Europe.

Shapiro’s statement ignores the fact that the military alliance built by Bush to confront Saddam Hussein was significantly larger than the coalition on the ground now in Libya, that Europe remains divided over how to deal with Colonel Gaddafi (witness Germany’s abstention at the UN Security Council), or that the Arab League is barely lifting a finger, with one or two exceptions. As for Africa, so far not one member of the African Union has joined the no-fly zone operation. But the Left rarely lets reality get in the way of baseless conjecture.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bds; bush; frsbdssyndrome; libya; obama; presidentbush; presidentgeorgewbush; wot

1 posted on 03/28/2011 9:27:18 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Bush was a liberal, please lets not pivot back to Bush why not start with Reagan and work up?


2 posted on 03/28/2011 9:31:44 PM PDT by USSR Didnt Fall
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To: USSR Didnt Fall

When it comes to Iraq and the WOT I don’t know why anyone would tag Pres. Bush as a liberal.


3 posted on 03/28/2011 9:36:07 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: USSR Didnt Fall

Why start out with an attack on Pres. Bush? What’s your point? If any.


4 posted on 03/28/2011 9:38:58 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: TigerLikesRooster

He did quite a bit. If he had just defended his own country’s southern border...


5 posted on 03/28/2011 9:41:07 PM PDT by allmost
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To: TigerLikesRooster

6 posted on 03/28/2011 9:43:36 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Obadiarreha couldn’t coordinate a bowel movement.


7 posted on 03/28/2011 9:46:50 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

‘Cowboy’ Bush


8 posted on 03/28/2011 9:49:26 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
A big difference is that W was not a narcissist.
9 posted on 03/28/2011 10:12:36 PM PDT by gusty
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To: TigerLikesRooster

10 posted on 03/28/2011 10:27:50 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I heard the Shapiro interview and had to turn off the t.v. (I do that a lot lately). No one challenged his rewrite of history or distortion of the present.


11 posted on 03/28/2011 10:28:54 PM PDT by berdie (qill)
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To: USSR Didnt Fall

Just what FR needs ... another BDSer.


12 posted on 03/28/2011 10:38:46 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: hsalaw

My point is that Bush was a disaster for the conservative movement, plain and simple. He promoted ties with our enemies the Russians and continues to attack Americans who want our borders secured. Which is why we now have Obama and with the help of Bush’s TARP and expanding the power of the treasury secretary to dictatorial status which aided in this fundamental transformation.

Don’t think for a second that Bush and his people didn’t know who Obama was and look how proud they were of this seamless transfer of power as they called it to the current administration.

Thats my point, kind sir.


13 posted on 03/28/2011 10:55:47 PM PDT by USSR Didnt Fall
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“We get the support of the Arab world. We get the support of Africa. We get the support of Europe.”

And the US Congress?


14 posted on 03/28/2011 10:56:26 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: Just A Nobody

Maybe if you read a little you will learn something..

Keep playing the right vs left game like the rest of the drones..

It’s Conservatism vs the rest period.


15 posted on 03/28/2011 10:58:29 PM PDT by USSR Didnt Fall
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To: gusty

Do you think Obama’s (anti-flag) condition comes from lacking a father figure when he was younger?


16 posted on 03/28/2011 11:02:09 PM PDT by conservativeimage.com ("Uh, let me be clear. Uh." - President Barack Obama)
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To: conservativeimage.com

Shapiro, Lerner.

What do these two have in common?

They are leftists.


17 posted on 03/28/2011 11:50:30 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Have you terrorized a terrorist today?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

ping


18 posted on 03/29/2011 12:50:31 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: USSR Didnt Fall
My point is that Bush was a disaster for the conservative movement, plain and simple.

Agreed.

19 posted on 03/29/2011 3:16:27 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Or, in other words: A man vs. a metro.


20 posted on 03/29/2011 3:34:29 AM PDT by AdaGray
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Weenies use “focus groups” so as to NOT take a stand on anything.
NO no, wasn’t me, simply that darned focus group giving poor advice.
Horse crap, be a man there ya marxist punk.
Does this “magic negro” have any core beliefs other than America is bad and marxism is good?


21 posted on 03/29/2011 5:24:50 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy, the man is too small.)
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