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Dubya Speaks
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editorials/dubya_speaks_YdLEirtEktcXWrthQbCrJJ ^ | June 05, 2010

Posted on 06/05/2010 9:47:00 PM PDT by Steelfish

NY Post Editorial Dubya Speaks

June 5, 2010 Former President George W. Bush, who's kept a dignified low profile in the year and a half since he left office, made a splash this week with a vigorous defense of some of the most contentious decisions of his incumbency.

And good for him.

Asked at a Grand Rapids, Mich., forum Wednesday night about his decision to authorize the waterboarding of al Qaeda mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed, Bush said he'd "do it again to save lives."

The invasion of Iraq to topple Saddam Hussein? It "was the right thing to do, and the world is a better place without him."

The 43rd president himself has admirably refrained from criticizing his successor, but his tone provides a refreshing contrast to Barack Obama's frequent equivocations.

Bush understood the threat from radical Islam that the country faced and was dogged in his response to it.

That's the kind of resolve that can overcome a litany of mistakes.

The former president clearly also understands that a confident and honorable nation doesn't need to apologize for the hard calls it makes to keep itself safe.

Keep talking sense, Dubya.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dubyaspeaks; gwbush

1 posted on 06/05/2010 9:47:00 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

BTTT


2 posted on 06/05/2010 9:47:45 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: Steelfish
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3 posted on 06/05/2010 9:56:07 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: Steelfish

The most contentious decision of his presidency was to leave the Mexican border undefended and porous as a sieve.

It was deliberate, unconscionable, and is leading - directly - to the destruction of the United States.

He turned the country into a hospital gown - demure in front (Iraq), nothing in back (Mexico).


4 posted on 06/05/2010 10:01:04 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: Steelfish

If you miss George W. raise your hand.


5 posted on 06/05/2010 10:26:21 PM PDT by no dems (I never thought I could loathe anyone more than the Clintons; enter Barack Hussein Obama.)
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To: peggybac
Obama makes me miss W.

Worse yet, Obama makes me miss Clinton.

Worst of all, Obama makes Carter look competent.

6 posted on 06/05/2010 10:33:30 PM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: Volunteer
The other day a Freeper posted a Carter picture takeoff on the Bush "Do you miss me yet" billboard.
Funny, sad and unfortunately probably true.
7 posted on 06/05/2010 10:42:05 PM PDT by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: Talisker

He can be rightly criticized for his shortcomings regarding the influx of illegal immigrants, but IMO, your statement goes too far.

I would implore all who criticize him to clearly remember part of his legacy: never mind his “Harriet Meiers feint” (a consummate insider assures me it was such)

...George W Bush gave us TWO of the most rock-ribbed and reliable conservative constitutional adherents on the Supreme Court of the United States...

Chief Justice John Roberts, and Associate Justice, Samuel Alito. On balance, our nation gained immensely, as Reagan appointee Sandra Day-O’Connor was never better than a swing vote.

Recall the Chelo v. New London property rights case and reflect that this 5 - 4 margin is probably ALL that stands between our nation and a political/moral ABYSS of truly biblical proportions for right now.

If the margin was tilted 5 - 4 in the other direction, what WOULDN’T the socialist-progressive attempt, knowing they could rely on the international law/case-law based imprimatur of a Constitutional revisionist SCOTUS for the better part of a generation.

Close your eyes for a moment and indulge a nightmare...imagine another Sotomayor on the court as Chief, instead of Roberts, and another Bader-Ginsburg, Souter, or Kagan instead of Alito.

That’s what we would have gotten with AlGore or John eFfin’ sKerry, and we would be well and truly screwed as a nation

not that things aren’t difficult enough as we face them right now, but seriously...imagine the horror were we unprotected by SCOTUS.

In fact, if the health care insurance reform legislation countersuits make their way to the Supreme Court’s docket, Obama may come to severely regret his moment of abysmal and demeaning hubris in tauntingly criticizing the SCOTUS decision during the State of the Union address, with the court members seated in the congressional audience.

The Conservative members may make the most of such an opportunity to stick it to zer0bama, saying in effect, “Up yours, buddy - this is NOT Constitutional - not under the commerce clause, or any other we find...”

FReegards,

A.A.C.


8 posted on 06/05/2010 10:52:02 PM PDT by AmericanArchConservative (Armour on, Lances high, Swords out, Bows drawn, Shields front ... Eagles UP!)
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To: AmericanArchConservative

DITTOS!!


9 posted on 06/05/2010 11:20:36 PM PDT by CyberAnt (God Bless Our Troops Who Have Given the Ultimate Sacrifice!)
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To: Steelfish

God I love this man! Didn’t always agree with him but he and Laura have class. Something the ODunderheads are sorely lacking.


10 posted on 06/05/2010 11:32:32 PM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: beckysueb

I felt safe with him. Regardless of domestic issues I always felt secure. My husband now has an arsenal and I have a food supply.


11 posted on 06/05/2010 11:54:31 PM PDT by ScoopAmma
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To: AmericanArchConservative

I love the idea that Meiers was a feint.


12 posted on 06/06/2010 12:08:13 AM PDT by karnage (Obama is nothing more than a soundbite-emitting hologram)
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To: Talisker

Agree-100%. Even worse, he was McCain’s collaborator in WH-chief to ram amnesty down our throats. But he really put the boot on the throat of Islamic Terror and the axis of evil unlike the current apologizer in chief.


13 posted on 06/06/2010 12:08:49 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Talisker

Repeat a lie often enough and you’ll get some idiots believing it ....Yep W was for a form of amnesty ...he was always honest about it ...he lost the fight and then did a hell of a lot to close the borders ...not perfect? it is impossible to turn it around overnight ...but great strides were made

The border wars on this site show just how complicated the issue is....I never thought you can totally close down that border. build a fence and they build a tunnel .Most of the experts who tell us how Bush failed never have seen the border

Come on down and fix it


14 posted on 06/06/2010 12:20:36 AM PDT by woofie
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To: Volunteer

That is SO stolen....


15 posted on 06/06/2010 3:20:54 AM PDT by Big Giant Head (Two years no AV, no viruses, computer runs great!)
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To: no dems

I missed W when I saw O’s hand on the bible takeing the oath of office.

Yes I am a W supporter and always will be.

And YES I would of preferred McCain/Palin any day compared to the strawman Obama.


16 posted on 06/06/2010 5:36:54 AM PDT by southphilly
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To: Steelfish
New York Post
17 posted on 06/06/2010 5:50:00 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: woofie

Great Post....W was never for amnisty..period


18 posted on 06/06/2010 5:55:27 AM PDT by southphilly
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To: karnage
I love the idea that Meiers was a feint.

Do you really think that Dubya put Harriett Miers through virtual hell for three weeks, just to fake out the Dems?

Cherry or grape?

19 posted on 06/06/2010 6:07:43 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: Steelfish

“dignified”

Now there’s a word you will not find when describing Obama, Clinton, Carter, Reid, Pelosi, oh the list is practically endless.


20 posted on 06/06/2010 7:23:11 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Steelfish

Wow. The perpetual doormat actually shows some life and speaks up to defend himself. Don’t think this will last. He’s always been perfectly content to bend over and take it from liberals and political enemies.


21 posted on 06/06/2010 7:24:38 AM PDT by MCH
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To: peggybac

I miss him & Laura alot.

Wish I had a similar sign on my property here in Nevada.


22 posted on 06/06/2010 7:57:44 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Steelfish
The 43rd president himself has admirably refrained from criticizing his successor, but his tone provides a refreshing contrast to Barack Obama's frequent equivocations.

There were plenty of folks who got really angry with Pres. Bush for not talking back to the press, when they said ugly things about him. We see now, though, with Barack Obama, just how petulant that looks, and how petty he seems when he does it. Pres. Bush looks like a real statesman, in comparison.

23 posted on 06/06/2010 8:24:48 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: AmericanArchConservative

Well said!


24 posted on 06/06/2010 8:26:39 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: ridesthemiles

A guy I work with is going to see how much it costs to get a billboard - I don’t think it’s too expensive, especially when several people pool their money together.


25 posted on 06/06/2010 9:35:57 AM PDT by peggybac
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To: Steelfish

Does W support recent AZ legislation?


26 posted on 06/06/2010 2:29:14 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SuziQ

Thank you - I appreciate the compliment!
A.A.C.


27 posted on 06/06/2010 10:58:35 PM PDT by AmericanArchConservative (Armour on, Lances high, Swords out, Bows drawn, Shields front ... Eagles UP!)
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To: CyberAnt

Thank you very kindly!
A.A.C.


28 posted on 06/06/2010 11:00:28 PM PDT by AmericanArchConservative (Armour on, Lances high, Swords out, Bows drawn, Shields front ... Eagles UP!)
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To: karnage

Like I said, I have been assured by someone well-positioned to know that it was exactly such - a deliberate, preplanned feint in every respect - including advance consent of Meiers, and the fact that the vetting of now-Chief Justice Roberts was already well underway...None of what happened in that scenario was accidental. The Bush team knew the tendencies of the loony lib left cold - and played them against themselves - in full view of a salivating media machine.

A.A.C.


29 posted on 06/06/2010 11:04:47 PM PDT by AmericanArchConservative (Armour on, Lances high, Swords out, Bows drawn, Shields front ... Eagles UP!)
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To: Night Hides Not

Absolutely

Harriet not only knew in advance - she consented.

Kool-Ade in this case involves swallowing the dominant media-promoted paradigm - which is, that Bush ever intended that she be confirmed as a SCOTUS appointee.

That one is for people who neither think for themselves, nor have well-placed political contacts. I think outside of the box, and ask questions of those I know have answers.

I recommend the grape, BTW...others who drink it say it covers up bad flavours. LOL!!

FReegards

A.A.C.


30 posted on 06/06/2010 11:10:33 PM PDT by AmericanArchConservative (Armour on, Lances high, Swords out, Bows drawn, Shields front ... Eagles UP!)
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To: AmericanArchConservative
The Bush team knew the tendencies of the loony lib left cold - and played them against themselves - in full view of a salivating media machine.

If that's true, then that was very admirably played.

31 posted on 06/06/2010 11:15:05 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Night Hides Not

I said I loved the idea, not that I believed it!


32 posted on 06/06/2010 11:58:40 PM PDT by karnage (Obama is nothing more than a soundbite-emitting hologram)
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To: AmericanArchConservative

Suh-weet!


33 posted on 06/06/2010 11:59:42 PM PDT by karnage (Obama is nothing more than a soundbite-emitting hologram)
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