Skip to comments.A One-Time Bush Skeptic Admits His Error (Journalist Who Actually "Gets" It! Amazing!)
Posted on 06/02/2004 11:34:39 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
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This coming from the Houston Barnicle is quite refreshing.
Wow! Many good points here, even among the criticism parts of the article. But obviously this guy puts our country first and sees we need real leadership, not lib-Democrat waffling.
Any man can make a mistake. The smart ones are able to admit they did make it.
As Americans, we're just not the hide and cringe types.
Great to hear. Why is it liberals and those that trash Bush always have to throw in "weak intellect" or some such statement? As if, it is the obligatory talking point.
I really do not believe for an instant that a man will be elected governor of the State of Texas and President of the U.S. with a "weak intellect". Surely America is not forced to pick from only "weak intellects" to lead them.
No, Bush is very intelligent - he just does not "show" it in the manner they value as elite intellectuals. Some people are detail oriented and others are the visionaries of the big picture. Both are needed but for different jobs.
However, I am impressed that after only 3 years this author was able to see the qualities, the strengths that have made us love and value him as a great leader before he was elected. Slow but he comes around I guess.
Talk about "weak intellect" - I guess you could look at half the Senate and all the liberals who still cannot understand what we are fighting for and why we had to take the battle to the terrorists. There are some "weak intellects". Thank the Lord they were not elected President.
LOL! What a great line!
The thing is a nutshell. If it had not been for Churchill, the Tory party in Britain would have negotiated a peace with Hitler. It was Churchill and the people who kept the country fighting. One man can make a difference. In our case, it is Bush. Another point: John Eisenhower in talking about Tom Selleck in the role of IKE, said that it is hard to portray an "ordinary men," talking about his father. Well, Ike was an ordinary man in the sense that he never put on a show and that he could talk with ordinary men without intimidating them or trying to. Yet he had the character to stand up to "great men" and get them to do things his way. He even won the respect of a strange bird like DeGaulle, because Ike alone understood DeGaulle and what he was trying to achieve, which was to provide a French face for the invaders. We would have done well to do much the same thing in Iraq.
I guess this is kind of nice, but seeming as how this is in a Texas newspaper, doesn't mean much. The only question about Texas is do we win it by 10% or 20%?
But 9/11 came when George W. Bush was in office. He has risen to the challenge of a vicious enemy. I wish I could vote for him twice this time to make up for having underestimated him so badly in 2000.
Amazing article. I never expected to see this in print.
Thanks for posting.
the phrase in Bushism language is "having misunderestimated him"... :=)
Ha! Weak intellect belongs only to those that could not or refused not to see GW's strengths from the beginning.
Takes one of them three years to finally figure out what the rest of us intelligent individuals have known for quite some time.
I think this guy comes as close to getting it, as any editorialist. There are times when I get so tired of listening to the 'failed policy' naysayers when it comes to Iraq. It was certain Iraq would be a devilish daunting task. We'd been there before. We spent ten years playing games with Hussein. Was anyone at all under the impression that Iraq would be a pushover?
The fact that it hasn't been a pushover should tell us something about whether we needed to go to war with it. Is there evidence now to think that Hussein's intelligence and armed forces were well versed in the ways of terrorism? LOL, look what has been happening. Better on their soil than ours? In my book yes. In the liberal media wave of anti-American cow-pies and socialist democrat's fraternization with the enemy, at least through the respect that our side never seems to get from them, no.
I hate to break it to the naysayers. There are other Iraqs in our future, Syria, Iran, the Sudan, North Korea, to name a few. By rights the PLO should be one of them. We need to rid the world of terrorists, every terrorist, even Arasplat.
It won't be easy. The media and the leftists will fight us every step of the way, but there is only one way. It's to face the enemy face on and gut them where they stand, before they get to U.S. soil. And when they do, we take them out here.
Leftists, take the ACLU with you, and get the puck outa here.
The Comical's subscription department must have requested they run this to slow down the cancellations.
bump for a good one.