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Gregory Grills Blair: Arenít You, Bush Responsible for Current Islamic Extremism?
Mediaite ^ | 4/27/14 | Evan McMurry

Posted on 04/27/2014 11:41:17 AM PDT by Nachum

On Meet the Press Sunday morning, host David Gregory challenged former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to defend his and former President George W Bush’s decision to switch focus from the war in Afghanistan to the one in Iraq, asking if that simultaneously diverted resources from fighting the Taliban while radicalizing terrorist groups in Iraq and the rest of the Middle East.

“Isn’t the legacy of your leadership and that of President Bush in part responsible for the reality today?” Gregory asked. “Did the west fail to deal with the extremism you talk about today appropriately in Afghanistan in a sustainable way?”

“I think we did,” Blair said. “But I think we’ve got to recognize something very, very seriously. This is a long battle…This ideology is not going to be defeated by an engagement in Afghanistan, in Iraq, or even in these individual arenas. It’s going to be defeated over a long period of time.”

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KEYWORDS: afghanistan; blair; davidgregory; demagogicparty; evanmcmurry; georgewbush; gregory; grills; iraq; islamic; mediaite; meetthepress; memebuilding; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; tonyblair
Oh, I don't know David, it's just that some @sshole DemocRAT president had Bin Ladin in his sights and wouldn't kill him when he had the chance.
1 posted on 04/27/2014 11:41:17 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Oh, heck — it’s all Hoover’s fault!


2 posted on 04/27/2014 11:42:18 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Nachum

And there are actually people out there who wonder why Gregory has led Meet the Press straight to the bottom of the ratings ...


3 posted on 04/27/2014 11:43:32 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter

Gregory’s ratings are in the tank, so he keeps doing more of the same. Hack


4 posted on 04/27/2014 11:46:16 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Nachum
Oh, I don't know David, it's just that some @sshole DemocRAT president had Bin Ladin in his sights and wouldn't kill him when he had the chance.

I would have reminded the moron about this idiot peanut farmer that was president in the latter part of the 70's that maybe had a tad more to do with all our current muslin issues than anyone since, except maybe a couple other democrats by the names of Clintoon and obamaramadingdong.

5 posted on 04/27/2014 11:46:18 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Nachum
Now that we have a muzzie TOTUS, everything has been cured, right David?

(BTW, how's that psych investigation working out...?)

6 posted on 04/27/2014 11:49:45 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

“...while radicalizing terrorist groups...”

Didn’t require much ‘radicalizing’ to turn Moslems into homicidal lunatics, just as it doesn’t take much to bring a duck to water.


7 posted on 04/27/2014 11:49:56 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Nachum

What I think happened was that Bush saw the long term problem in the Middle East, not just in Afghanistan, but throughout the region. He looked at the whole picture and decided that Saddam Hussein was in the strategic center of the region, not just the geographical, but ideological center. He wasn’t part of the Al Qaeda movement because the goal of Al Qaeda is an Islamic caliphate which would displace Saddam as the supreme ruler. Yet, Saddam was equally ruthless and cruel to his own people and a major financial supporter of Islamic terrorism because he hated westerners, particularly Americans and Jews.

Bush wanted to establish a long term American base in Iraq, from which the US could monitor and influence Middle Eastern threats to US interests at home. I think the idea was to try to keep putting out Islamic brush fires before they jumped the Atlantic.


8 posted on 04/27/2014 11:54:17 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Nachum
Hey Dave,your shrink called.It's time to double up on your meds.
9 posted on 04/27/2014 12:16:11 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

What’s David’s FR nick?

Thanks Nachum.


10 posted on 04/27/2014 12:24:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (IOW, which Paultard is David Gregory?)
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To: tanknetter
one rule when you in a hole....stop digging!

but rules don't apply to this hack I guess.

11 posted on 04/27/2014 12:30:52 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: Nachum; All
"Gregory Grills Blair:
Aren’t You, Bush Responsible
for Current Islamic Extremism?"




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12 posted on 04/27/2014 12:33:28 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Eva

I think you got part of it


13 posted on 04/27/2014 1:15:43 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Nachum

Bush and Blair are obviously not bound by the constraints of time. These extremists have been around a lot longer than England or the US.


14 posted on 04/27/2014 1:16:39 PM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Nachum
Maybe they can ask Al-Zawahiri, the new leader of Al-Qai'da, who was Al-Qaida's second in command - in his letter to Musab Al-Zarqawi he noted Iraq as the important battlefield. The caliphate would be restored in Iraq and spread outward from there.

Saddam may not have been responsible for 9/11 but he was pretty cozy with terrorists before 20 March 2003......and as the man said - if you're not with us, you're against us. We will go after terrorists and the countries that harbor terrorists.

After Iraq, we should've turned half of Iran into a glass factory; starting with Tehran.

As an aside, we shouldn't be worrying about Syria right now as it should've already been paved over, so Israel can have a new parking lot.

15 posted on 04/27/2014 1:18:54 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (Why are cops ROE more lenient against us, here in the US, than U.S. military's ROE's in a war zone?)
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To: Nachum

Would David care to ask the Israelis about whether Islamic extremism only became an issue after Bush and Blair?

David, are you saying it only took Bush 9 months as president to provoke al Qaeda into becoming a mass of influence peddling psychopathic mass murderers in the name of islam?

And NBC is hiring someone to figure out why people don’t like David Gregory?


16 posted on 04/27/2014 1:20:32 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Nachum

They aren’t responsible for the bearded savages being subhuman primitive throwbacks to before the stone age. Their mistake was thinking that the bearded savages could somehow be brought into civilization.


17 posted on 04/27/2014 1:21:36 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Ask me what I think.)
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To: Nachum

Evidently Gregory isn’t quite done with his psych evaluations yet.


18 posted on 04/27/2014 1:22:26 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: Nachum

Dear Dave: Dubya’s been five years out of office. Tony’s been out almost seven. Like to try again?


19 posted on 04/27/2014 1:31:17 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Eva

President Bush revealed a vast misunderstanding of the Middle East problem when he referred to Islam as “a religion of peace”.


20 posted on 04/27/2014 1:35:04 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Nachum
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21 posted on 04/27/2014 1:39:16 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: ClearCase_guy

David,your wife was what, at where, during the collapse?

1. Big shot lawyer/counsel at an outfit that was going broke because of the CRA? (Guy named Cuomo shoved mtgs down their throat)?

2. Big shot lawyer/counsel at Fannie or Freddie garnering big time salary and bonuses from a going broke agency?

Helping Franklin Raines?( He got what? 90Million in bonuses?) Helping Johnson? Vouching for Bwanee Fwank being correct and truthful re those two agencies?

That was IS your wife, right??? Pulling down the big bucks OF TAXPAYERS while taxpayers got shafted!


22 posted on 04/27/2014 1:50:16 PM PDT by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: Bratch

No, it was not a misunderstanding of the Islam problem, it was an over confidence in his own charisma. Bush always underestimated his enemies’ hatred for him. Bush thought that he could win over anyone just by smiling and being friendly.


23 posted on 04/27/2014 3:47:13 PM PDT by Eva
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