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George W. Bush: 'One of My Objectives Is to Make Sure' Americans Never Forget Our Troops
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Posted on 10/09/2011 12:20:19 PM PDT by fabrizio

DALLAS (AP) — George W. Bush says that after eight years in the White House, he's happy to be back home in Texas and out of the spotlight.

But the former commander-in-chief tells The Associated Press there's one aspect of his presidency he still misses: interaction with U.S. troops. And Bush, who sent them to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, says that despite his desire to remain largely out of the public eye, he wants to make sure veterans and military members know they still have his support.

"I was a little concerned that our veterans don't think that I still respect them and care for them a lot," Bush told the AP. He added later, "There's nothing as courageous in my judgment as someone who had a leg blown off in combat overcoming the difficulties."


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Thank you, Mr. President
1 posted on 10/09/2011 12:20:25 PM PDT by fabrizio
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To: fabrizio

Good. He’ll make it so!


2 posted on 10/09/2011 12:21:42 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: fabrizio

Thank you President Bush.


3 posted on 10/09/2011 12:27:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Greed" is wanting everything and demanding that somebody else pay for it.)
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To: fabrizio

Nice sentiment,,, from the guy who dispatched the FBI to Iraq to investigate firefights and prsecute our Marines. Some of those cases are still proceeding.


4 posted on 10/09/2011 12:32:25 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: fabrizio
I can't think of a more worthy cause for an ex-President to devote his life to.
5 posted on 10/09/2011 12:48:02 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: DesertRhino

Bush can stick it. My nephew is one of the Leavenworth Ten.


6 posted on 10/09/2011 1:50:07 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: fabrizio

If Bush cared about the troops he would not have used them as tools to implement idiotic IR theories and fantasies.


7 posted on 10/09/2011 1:57:57 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: bigheadfred

Bush can stick it. My nephew is one of the Leavenworth Ten.


I agree. The C in C doesn’t abandon one single member of the Armed Forces.

I won’t get into what Bush could have done to prevent 0bama from becoming president through normal, National Security proceedures.


8 posted on 10/09/2011 2:04:18 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: bigheadfred

I hate to say it, but his treatment of Ramos, Compean and Hernandez would seem to also leave a bad taste in the mouth, as well.

If he’d leave our BP agents behind for the good of a drug runner, he’d probably do it to the troops as well, under the right circumstances.

You’re either in all the way, or your out all the way. Anything else is just pretending, for personal gain.

And people wonder why no Conservative wants another career politican for our nominee.

I’m sorry about your nephew.


9 posted on 10/09/2011 2:44:46 PM PDT by AnonymousConservative (Why did Liberals evolve within our species? www.atheoryofwar.com/modern.pdf)
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To: AnonymousConservative

Thanks. It will work out. He has the ENTIRE family standing in front of him, to the sides, and behind. He came home alive.


10 posted on 10/09/2011 2:52:07 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: rollo tomasi
If Bush cared about the troops he would not have used them as tools to implement idiotic IR theories and fantasies.

Yep. Bush can talk all he wants to now, but talk is cheap. The damage has already been done, and words won't walk it back.

11 posted on 10/09/2011 3:06:45 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: AnonymousConservative

Let’s face it GWB was the wrong nominee in 2000.


12 posted on 10/09/2011 4:17:21 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: bigheadfred

“Bush can stick it. My nephew is one of the Leavenworth Ten.”

Good lord,, thats so sad i don’t even want to imagine it. And yet,,, that kid has to actually live it. Even after all,, he could have pardoned them as he left office. Or even just do like he did for Scooter Libby and commuted the sentence.
But those kids aren’t important enough i guess.


13 posted on 10/09/2011 4:19:35 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: fabrizio
There has NEVER been any doubt in my mind that President Bush didn't love our military and agonized over every decision he had to make regarding our overseas engagements...........

He's still my president.........May God bless him and watch over him and his family forever!

14 posted on 10/09/2011 4:23:55 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (ui)
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To: Theodore R.
'Let’s face it GWB was the wrong nominee in 2000.'

Who was the right one?
15 posted on 10/09/2011 4:25:36 PM PDT by freedom_is_earned
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To: fabrizio

Sorry Mr. President. You should have spoken up big time when Pelosi, Reid, Durbin etc. said those obscene things about our military. You are just too special.


16 posted on 10/09/2011 4:28:48 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: DesertRhino

And you know we tried for the Pardon. Bush’s buddy, the former Ambassador to the Bahamas, took a prepared package to the Prez at the end of his term. We had Jeb involved. George didn’t want to do a bunch of last minute pardons and leave with a legacy like Bill Clinton. That is what we were told he said. WTF, George, WTF.

The thing about this, this man, contacted my bro asking what he could do. He thought it was a crock. It is a crock.


17 posted on 10/09/2011 4:41:42 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: bigheadfred
Bush can stick it. My nephew is one of the Leavenworth Ten.

And you're full of crap, Bush had nothing to do with it. This incident occured in May of 2008 and never went to trial until February of 2009........

If you want to rant about military injustice then direct it at Obama, not Bush!

18 posted on 10/09/2011 4:48:12 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (ui)
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To: unkus
I agree. The C in C doesn’t abandon one single member of the Armed Forces.

Where is the evidence Bush abandoned this soldier? It never went to trial until 2/2009........and if I'm not mistaken, Obama was the CIC...........

19 posted on 10/09/2011 4:51:02 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (ui)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I stand corrected on the date.


20 posted on 10/09/2011 4:54:32 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Hot Tabasco
And you're full of crap, Bush had nothing to do with it.

Be VERY, VERY careful. Sgt. Evan Vela Carnahan IS my nephew. Curtis G. Carnahan is my younger brother. My name is Clayton P. Carnahan.

Before you do any more yapping do a little research. THEN put it out on front street. I'll be there.

And it is only MY OPINION, but George Bush is a mealy-mouthed POS.

21 posted on 10/09/2011 5:02:48 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: Hot Tabasco; unkus; DesertRhino

Here HT. A little help.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2143231/posts


22 posted on 10/09/2011 5:08:53 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: Theodore R.
Let’s face it GWB was the wrong nominee in 2000.

No, he wasn't. He was the right man at that time. He may have been the wrong nominee in 2004

23 posted on 10/09/2011 5:24:31 PM PDT by madison10
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To: bigheadfred

And you’re full of crap, Bush had nothing to do with it.
Be VERY, VERY careful. Sgt. Evan Vela Carnahan IS my nephew. Curtis G. Carnahan is my younger brother. My name is Clayton P. Carnahan.

Before you do any more yapping do a little research. THEN put it out on front street. I’ll be there.

And it is only MY OPINION, but George Bush is a mealy-mouthed POS.


Thanks for that, bigheadfred. I wonder if you’ll get a reply.


24 posted on 10/09/2011 5:42:08 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

It doesn’t matter if I get a reply. Just as long as the record is straight.


25 posted on 10/09/2011 6:25:49 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: bigheadfred

You’re right.


26 posted on 10/09/2011 6:35:45 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: fabrizio

And we will never forget him.


27 posted on 10/09/2011 8:04:02 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: Del Rapier

Wow, the Bush Derangement Syndrome is alive and well, and not just among the kooks on the left!


28 posted on 10/09/2011 8:57:20 PM PDT by fabrizio (Restore the Republic!)
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To: fabrizio

bush gave us Obama. How are we supposed to feel?


29 posted on 10/09/2011 9:07:01 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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