Skip to comments.Bush Home Buzzing After Bin Laden Killing
Posted on 05/02/2011 7:20:50 AM PDT by RobinMasters
DALLAS (AP) Flag-waving supporters left flowers and patriotic red, white and blue balloons outside the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush Monday in the hours that followed the U.S.-led mission that killed Osama bin Laden.
Thank you President Bush, said a sign left on the gate outside the street leading to the secluded Bush residence.
About a dozen people gathered near his security-tight residence until a thunderstorm rolled into the area early Monday.
George Bush did so many great things for our country. We really wanted to be with him to celebrate this momentous day in American history, Billy Fox, a college student, told WFAA-TV.
We love America, said Fox, who held a U.S. flag. This hangs in my dorm room every day, its my roommates, and I said we had to bring it out to celebrate America.
Bush, who was home when he learned of bin Ladens death late Sunday, released a statement congratulating President Barack Obama and praising the U.S. military personnel involved in the operation in northern Pakistan. Bush was in power on 9/11 when terrorists commandeered four commercial jets, crashing them in New York City, Washington D.C. and in Pennsylvania, killing nearly 3,000 people.
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Particularly liked George Bush’s statement after the news was announced. No sour grapes. A class act all the way around.
I like that idea. Have a hugh celbration in honor of all the *rap GW took in tracking down the PIG OBL.
At least the CIA wasn’t intimidated by the outragous actions of Zero, Pelosi and the rest of the terrorist loving dummies. I bet it PO’d zero when they came to him and said we have OBL’s location all we want is YOU to give the order to go get him. ZERO had NO choice.
Read the comments left at the link. There is still hope for this country!
Bush is all class.
Thank you, Mr. President.
and no I, I, I, I in President Bush’s statement. Classy guy.
Ditto that. Miss you, Mr. President (Bush).
I’m never going to defend Obama, but he made the decision to this op in the way it was. This could have gone Desert One and become a FUBAR of historic proportions. If that had happenened the GOP could have run Donald Duck and beat him.I give him creds for taking that chance because it was in the best interest of this nation. I’ll still vote for Donald Duck in 2012 if I have to, but today Obama deserves the props.
Congratulations to all involved in this operation. Hopefully we can all come together Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians and Independents and be proud to be Americans today as we should be everyday.
Bump & Ditto
evidence dumped at sea... <- if you believe that you need to be slapped..
I agree...he got ‘em. Like it or not...
This is not a game changer for Obama in the long run.
I think this is at best a “no-change” event for Obama. Supporters will think Obama didn’t need to kill him because he was not a true threat, and conservatives still won’t trust Obama as the CIC.
When the dust clears, the liberals will still think its unfair that we have too much military power and that we invaded Pakistan without cause. The conservatives will still think Obama is a impotent military leader who just happened to be “present” when our military did the job.
Yes, President Obama did what had to be done, and did it well. He gets credit AND thanks, along with our military.
Remember this is the guy that called the “war on terror” a silly war.
AND the info on the courier came from Gitmo, which Zero and Holder tried desperatly to CLOSE.
Thank God the CIA got the info 5 years ago.
All my props go to the CIA and Navy Seal Team 6.
Then there’s the economy of course.
I bet that the CIA would have gone in anyway. Just no way would they have let Obama let Osama get away.
A lovely thought, but no such luck. Besides, do you want Obama enshrined like JFK?
It’s heartening to know that some Americans thought to share their celebration with President Bush. I know he is as proud of the team that carried out this mission as if it had happened under his command.
I know one thing this will cause. There are going to be a lot of guys at bars and clubs claiming to be Navy Seals or ex-Seals in order to pick up women, just like they claimed to be firefighters after 9/11 to score.
Of course the shameless impeached perjurer had to weigh in, too.
Agreed, the pig is probably on a slab at Langley by now.
I tend to agree. But then Holder would have had them up on charges in a heart beat.
God Bless America and thank you for laying the groundwork for this "event!!!"
Dittos to what you said!
And when the Libs realize we are not getting out Afganistan and Iraq, the will be pissed.. They think WOT IS over and it isn’t.
What’d you expect...his poll numbers are tanking...it was all about him...so why not...it’ll make ME ME ME look good.
Ol’ Bin baby be yukkin it up wit John Murtha an Teddy Kennedy dis minute!
I might not have agreed with you on SPENDING -- the War ON Terror was your 'reaganques' moment.
BHO, enjoy your 72 Helen Thomases!!
BHO, Thank you for NOT doing your campaign promise of getting rid of the WAR ON TERROR!!!
Bush was a class act. I wish he had gotten bin Laden on his watch. Obama is a sad excuse for a President.
I love W... always will.
Like our beloved Marines, I believe that there is no such thing as an “ex-SEAL”, my FRiend ; }
And for what it is worth, (Thread Hijack Alert), IMHO, the sudden “buried at sea” business moves this whole deal into WhatTheHeck!? territory : /
Going on record here, that the moment I heard that report, I knew that not only could I no longer believe ANYTHING the media and/or the government tells me, (since they are for all intents and purposes, one and the same), but that even if it all was true, that I still can not trust any of them to do the right thing for us. Any decisions that are made, any “news” that is reported, is to serve someone’s purpose at the expense of our nation.
May God continue to bless and watch over those who serve, and may He give the rest of us strength and wisdom whenever we find ourselves in need of it.
When Biden tried to claim credit for success in Iraq, everyone scoffed. This moment is no different. We got Bin Laden because George W. Bush established effective intelligence and national security policies. Obama ran against those policies. He promised to abandon them. He broke that promise because he couldn't keep it without putting the country at much greater risk. He did, however, end “enhanced interrogation.” He also stopped our efforts to capture terrorists, preferring to kill them usually with explosives delivered by predator drones.
Early reports indicate the intelligence which made getting Osama possible originated with the water boarding of KSM. Obama looks like a buffoon claiming credit for the fruits of policies he demonized relentlessly. He is cementing the impression that he is clueless, directionless, vain, feckless and dumb. That impression is damaging already. If we suffer another jihadi attack it will be devastating to Obama’s standing with the electorate.
Our Bush-era intelligence is stale. Stale intelligence was good enough to lead us to Bin Laden, but it can't tell us much about Al Qaeda today. We haven't been able to refresh our intelligence because our President is a fool. In the event of a new attack he will pay a high political price for his folly.
The left wants to believe that getting Osama will help Obama pretend to be an effective CinC. The couldn't be more wrong. Obama will get a bump in the polls and then he'll settle back to new lows long before election day. The smoke will clear and Obama’s comprehensive incompetence will come back into view.
Maybe the 2+ years of watching leaders trash my country to others abroad has made me cynical........I thought I would start this day with a light heart and smile on my face......instead, I woke up and realized that gas is still $4 a gallon, my kids can’t find jobs, there is no money left over at the end of every month to get caught up on bills. My life is no better now that UBL is dead.
But God bless our troops! I love you people!!!
Well now jug-ears wasn’t all I,I,I either he threw in a couple me and my too.
Thank you for your steadfast drive to keep us safe.
This is rich. Obama is trying to take credit for the demise of OBL and Bush gets the credit by keeping his mouth closed.
Personally I think Bush got him years ago in the Tora Bora mountains with a Daisey Cutter.
Another photo opportunity for the impeached one.