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MSNBC's Maddow: G.W. Bush Is to Blame for Ukraine Crisis
newsmax.com ^ | March 03, 2014 | Cathy Burke

Posted on 03/03/2014 4:03:23 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow charged Monday that the George W. Bush administration's Middle East policy has steered America's current security policy and response to global crises — including the one in Ukraine.

Talking about her new documentary, "Why We Did It," involving circumstances leading to the Iraq War, Maddow told MSNBC colleague Andrea Mitchell that the Bush administration is largely responsible for the nation's current course overseas.

“The decisions of our generation on national security are determined more than anything by what the George W. Bush administration did with that nine-year war in Iraq and, alongside it, a 13-year war in Afghanistan that’s still going on," she told Mitchell. "And the American people are against those wars."

“Those are the determinative constraints for our thinking about everything,” she continued, “from Crimea, to Syria, to what the overall size of the U.S. military is.”

Maddow said her documentary concludes that if the United States is to avoid "these kind of protracted foreign occupations, like we did under the previous president, we can’t effectively make good decisions about that until we understand why we did that."

"We know the public case for why we went to Iraq was not true," Maddow said, adding that her findings for the documentary were "disturbing."

"It's getting at the question that needs to be answered," she said.

Mitchell, agreeing with Maddow's premise, noted that the Bush administration's policies impacted "every other decision we make — why the president decided not to go ahead with airstrikes against Bashar al-Assad on Labor Day weekend.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: bush; bushsfault; crisis; demagogicparty; maddow; memebuilding; msnbc; obamarussia; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; russia; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko
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1 posted on 03/03/2014 4:03:23 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I knew it had to be either GWB or the TEA Party.


2 posted on 03/03/2014 4:04:45 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It’s rare that you and I agree on anything about Russia, but on this one, you and I agree :-)

Rachel MadCow is an idiot!


3 posted on 03/03/2014 4:05:30 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Cementjungle

Why not? GWB and/or the Tea Party is the cause of every bad thing from flat tires to cancer. B-P


4 posted on 03/03/2014 4:06:25 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Mom I miss you! (8-20-1938 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

More than 24-hours.

The Left is losing its touch.


5 posted on 03/03/2014 4:06:54 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Wow, it took them how many months to blame Bush? I thought they were losing their touch..

BTW, where are these a-hole “anti war” and “no occupation” protestors anyways?


6 posted on 03/03/2014 4:08:07 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Maddow said, adding that her findings for the documentary were "disturbing."

So, it's official: Maddow is disturbed.

7 posted on 03/03/2014 4:08:31 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Arm_Bears

Bushes fault! Everybody drink! (My liver is very glad I’m not really playing that game.)


8 posted on 03/03/2014 4:08:44 PM PST by thorvaldr
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Sure is a great thing that we all here were able to keep the secret that W isn't President anymore and hasn't been for years. Still nobody tell her. Shhh...
9 posted on 03/03/2014 4:09:48 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe


10 posted on 03/03/2014 4:09:51 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Someone was right when he said that liberalism is a mental disease. This stuff is getting old.


11 posted on 03/03/2014 4:09:56 PM PST by Fungi
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To: Tailgunner Joe

FIVE WHOLE YEARS that Barry-O has his hands on the steering wheel and it STILL goes where George pointed it?


12 posted on 03/03/2014 4:09:58 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Nice try ,Mr. Maddow!!!


13 posted on 03/03/2014 4:10:23 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Bush has been out of office for six years; yet we’re informed he’s still responsible for anything bad happening, anywhere in the solar system. Meanwhile, we’re given to believe that Clinton was in no way responsible, for an event that took place less than 8 months after he left office.


14 posted on 03/03/2014 4:11:23 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Tailgunner Joe

well, wasn’t Obama supposed to fix all that with a reset policy? Why isn’t it working after five years?

Don’t blame Bush for the failure of the ONE.


15 posted on 03/03/2014 4:11:41 PM PST by wildbill ())
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Pathetic.

No wonder only the loons watch that idiot cable channel.

It’s not news. It’s propaganda.


16 posted on 03/03/2014 4:13:17 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Cementjungle

Or Reagan. If he hadn’t won the cold war, none of this would be happening.


17 posted on 03/03/2014 4:13:47 PM PST by Hugin
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Given that the entire foreign policy of the United States has been set in stone by a fellow named Bush, there wasn’t much point in electing 0bama in the first place then, was there? This is beyond pathetic and well into hilarious.


18 posted on 03/03/2014 4:13:52 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Why anyone should pay any attention to the clip-haired, psychotic shrieking harpy is beyond me.


19 posted on 03/03/2014 4:13:54 PM PST by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

We are way past the “use by date” for that excuse.


20 posted on 03/03/2014 4:14:53 PM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Tailgunner Joe

LOL Liberalism truly is a mental illness, unfortunately there is no cure, once liberalism takes control of the brain it literally turns it into swiss cheese


21 posted on 03/03/2014 4:15:19 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Tailgunner Joe

22 posted on 03/03/2014 4:15:27 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Hugin
Or Reagan.

I blame that Washington feller myself. Never trust a guy who wears wigs.

23 posted on 03/03/2014 4:15:39 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Wow...

Anyway, back to reality.


24 posted on 03/03/2014 4:15:55 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

25 posted on 03/03/2014 4:17:23 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Maddow must be taking the same LSD as Nancy Pelosi.


26 posted on 03/03/2014 4:17:26 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Not McKinley and Coolidge?


27 posted on 03/03/2014 4:17:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
It was under Obama that our military sustained three massive rounds of "10 year" cuts:

1. $330 billion in 2009 to help pay for his "stimulus"

2. $487 billion in 2012

3. $650 billion in 2013 with sequestration

All these cuts have now overlapped. These were deep, real cuts, and today the military is living, or more aptly, dying by them.

28 posted on 03/03/2014 4:18:31 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Rachel Maddow is responsible for all the pedophiles in the world.


29 posted on 03/03/2014 4:19:32 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Fungi

Dr. Michael Savage;

“Liberalism Is Mental Disorder”


30 posted on 03/03/2014 4:20:29 PM PST by wxgesr (I wanna bodysurf down the luge run)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

After 5 years either Obama is incompetent or embraced the “Bush Doctrine” which she attempts to describe. Maddow, a Rhodes Scholar in BS artistry (Hard Sciences or bust) still has an adolescent crush on (Synthetic) “donkeys” which affects her reasoning skills.


31 posted on 03/03/2014 4:21:33 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

“Rachel MadCow is an idiot!”

Guess I am an idiot too. If you recall, Bush looked into Putins eyes, saw his soul was good and pronounced him mr nice guy. He took the first “we love you” steps. Not that Obama,Hillary and Horse face aren’t culpable morons because they are and are equally responsible. Bush however was the first Moron when it came to Putin. if you remember, Bush also did nothing when Putin went into Georgia.


32 posted on 03/03/2014 4:21:47 PM PST by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: onyx
You said....
“Pathetic.

No wonder only the loons watch that idiot cable channel.

It’s not news. It’s propaganda.”

The three people that watch MSNBC resent you for calling them loons...lol

Speaking of propaganda, I love the fact that Maddow is going to do a documentary on GWB’s foreign policy. I'm safe in guessing what her conclusion will be.

This is MSNBC trying to bail out their village idiot, again

33 posted on 03/03/2014 4:22:56 PM PST by LMAO (Insurgent conservative)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
MSNBC's Maddow: G.W. Bush Is to Blame for Ukraine Crisis

Proving conclusively that 0bama is utterly incompetent, impotent and irrelevant.

34 posted on 03/03/2014 4:23:49 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

No doubt it is Obama’s incompetence in every aspect of the Presidency. He makes Carter look like a George Washington.

Pray America is Waking


35 posted on 03/03/2014 4:23:50 PM PST by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 coming soon)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I thought it must be global warming as it sure as hell can't be the faggot in chief.


36 posted on 03/03/2014 4:26:02 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The b***ch needs to sit in the corner and put on her dunce cap.


37 posted on 03/03/2014 4:26:50 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Larry Kudlow just blamed conservative republicans for blaming Obama more than Putin


38 posted on 03/03/2014 4:27:24 PM PST by Insigne123 (It is the soldier, not the community organizer, who gives us freedom of the press)
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To: Nowhere Man

Don’t forget cancelled healthcare policies...


39 posted on 03/03/2014 4:27:42 PM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Can’t make this crap up, because PMSNBC has dibs on making $h!t up.


40 posted on 03/03/2014 4:28:17 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Cementjungle

I’m blaming Goldwater myself. Maybe Alf Landon (he wasn’t elected president, but he would have done a lot of nasty things if he had been...so the libs tell me). The libs simply aren’t going back far enough. (snicker)


41 posted on 03/03/2014 4:29:08 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Of course it is Bush’s fault since Obama is an ideological narcissistic brat boy who is too stupid to learn from experience.


42 posted on 03/03/2014 4:29:13 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"McKinley and Coolidge"

Those two as well. There's no limit to the depths of perfidy from Republicans. I think they're also responsible for the heartbreak of psoriasis and the odd hangnail. (smirk)

43 posted on 03/03/2014 4:32:29 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Wait a minute! Our Dear Leader is a kinder, gentler, peace loving man that we going to usher in world peace. Hell, the world gave him a Nobel Peace Prize for all the peace he was certain to bring. And the whole world would love the USA again.

What went wrong? Oh yea, George Bush....

(head slap)


44 posted on 03/03/2014 4:34:06 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: driftless2

I blame FDR


45 posted on 03/03/2014 4:34:38 PM PST by scooby321
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To: Tailgunner Joe

There was a best-selling novel published December 3 in which a Putin-like character invades Ukraine, and Russia is defeated by American black ops. If anyone is responsible for the revolution and invasion, it is the booksellers who failed to put that book in the Fiction section.


46 posted on 03/03/2014 4:34:39 PM PST by firebrand
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I wonder if the little Maddow feller realizes that both of Obamugabes Secretaries of State endorsed, supported, and voted for both of those eeeevil Boosh wars.

"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force -- if necessary -- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security." -- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ... It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." -- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real..." -- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003

47 posted on 03/03/2014 4:34:47 PM PST by digger48
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I’m betting Bush was also responsible for her being queer.


48 posted on 03/03/2014 4:35:22 PM PST by A Cyrenian (Don't worry about stuffing the bus or filling the fridge. Try filling the Church.)
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Does the idiot blame Clinton for 9-11?


49 posted on 03/03/2014 4:36:23 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Really, let’s put the damn blame right smack dab where it belongs, George Washington. If it weren’t for HIS foreign policy, we would be exactly what Rachael and her freaks think we should be......urapeons.


50 posted on 03/03/2014 4:36:58 PM PST by Toespi
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