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Missing Bush (Oppressed people around wish Bush was still in office!)
The Weekly Standard ^ | 12-19-11 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 12/20/2011 12:49:51 PM PST by Arcy

Syrian's hold up sign for the world to see, which says "Obama's Procrastination kills us! We miss Bush's audacity. The world is better with America's Republicans."

"5,000 Syrians have been massacred by Bashar Assad since March, including 300 children. How are those sanctions workin’ out, Mr. Obama?"



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush; kafranbel; obama; syria; war
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Obama's "Audacity of Hope" is really the "Audacity of Dopes!"
1 posted on 12/20/2011 12:50:01 PM PST by Arcy
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To: Arcy

“...The world is better with America’s Republicans.” ...”

And thus, THE statement of the year...


2 posted on 12/20/2011 12:53:08 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Pan_Yan

This is heartbreaking.


3 posted on 12/20/2011 12:56:57 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: Arcy

Hmmmm.....


4 posted on 12/20/2011 12:59:30 PM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Arcy

I see a lot of hate for GWB on this site, but as wrong as he was on things like immigration and the size of government, he was right on the handling of much of the foreign policy, with some mistakes.

All adminstrations make mistakes, even Reagan’s.

But some make more than others, like Carter, Clinton and Obama, just to name three. Coincidence? I think not.


5 posted on 12/20/2011 1:00:56 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: Arcy

That was a wordy sign.


6 posted on 12/20/2011 1:03:30 PM PST by I-ambush (Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning.)
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To: Arcy
In a stunning reversal, Time magazine decides that the protester is no longer the person of the year.
7 posted on 12/20/2011 1:05:01 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: rlmorel

No More Limited Wars.,

Go in, kick ass bomb the crap out of them,and get out.

No more of this occupation crap where our soldiers die or are arrested for killing a civilian.


8 posted on 12/20/2011 1:05:01 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Arcy

9 posted on 12/20/2011 1:05:09 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Arcy

Odd how the letters don’t seem to change when the fabric is wrinkled.


10 posted on 12/20/2011 1:09:04 PM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: KarlInOhio

LOL!


11 posted on 12/20/2011 1:09:21 PM PST by proud American in Canada (Merry Christmas!)
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To: rlmorel

George Bush is a decent, patriotic American and I miss him. He could have pursued a career in the private sector as a son of privilege, but he didn’t.

His critics from the left and the right gave no quarter for his perceived failures. And yet he was never bitter or vengeful.

God Bless you President Bush - your Nation called you to serve in elected office and you answered.


12 posted on 12/20/2011 1:10:46 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: Arcy
The Syrians do seem to have a thing for banners.
13 posted on 12/20/2011 1:13:07 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Arcy

Whoah! Now if THAT ain’t somethin’.


14 posted on 12/20/2011 1:14:37 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Arcy
from PMSNBC


15 posted on 12/20/2011 1:21:16 PM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: rlmorel
History will show that George W. did more for the Middle East than any other President.

And in so doing he kept us safe and prosperous.

16 posted on 12/20/2011 1:22:15 PM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: KarlInOhio; windcliff

LOL!


17 posted on 12/20/2011 1:23:18 PM PST by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: KarlInOhio

; - )


18 posted on 12/20/2011 1:27:43 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: sodpoodle

God Bless you President Bush - your Nation called you to serve in elected office and you answered.

Amen!


19 posted on 12/20/2011 1:49:21 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: FourPeas

Yes they do...look closer


20 posted on 12/20/2011 1:54:18 PM PST by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: woofie
See #15
21 posted on 12/20/2011 2:03:45 PM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Arcy

Perfect. You know it’s bad when people start making signs to beg Americans to vote for Repubs. Tunisia wanting their Jewish Citizens to come home.

HUMMMMM, seems people are seeing the handwriting on the wall AND THEY DON’T LIKE WHAT IT SAYS.


22 posted on 12/20/2011 2:16:44 PM PST by marty60
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To: FourPeas
Odd how the letters don’t seem to change when the fabric is wrinkled.

I found the real one:


23 posted on 12/20/2011 2:24:08 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: NFHale

These people should be Time’s persons of the year.


24 posted on 12/20/2011 2:43:36 PM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Venturer

Sorry. I disagree with you, Venturer.

There has to be a middle ground. I cannot and will not believe the only option available is to drop nuclear weapons for any issue that comes up.

We can agree that we cannot go into every country and try to fix their problems.

But I can’t agree that we cannot go into ANY country to try to fix a problem, especially when it bears directly on us as both Afghanistan and Iraq did.

Did we (and are we) doing everything right in those places? Of course not. I disagree with and am appalled by many of the things I have seen and heard, particulary those that seem driven solely by politics and political correctness.

But I am not willing to see our country get into a “bomb them all to oblivion” as a standard course of action.


25 posted on 12/20/2011 2:43:43 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: Mouton

Boy, no kidding. If Time wasn’t so laughable, it might be an issue to get worked up about. Last issue of Time I saw looked as thin as a cheap comic book, with less accurate or relevant content.

They, and publications like the NYT, are like cats that live too long, shedding all their fur and body weight in a clinging, futile attempt to stay alive and relevant.


26 posted on 12/20/2011 2:47:58 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: Arcy

Are they arguing that we should invade Syria?


27 posted on 12/20/2011 2:48:03 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: sodpoodle
Agreed. As I stated, I disagree vehemently with many of his social and budgetary policies, but there is no doubt that he is a decent man who loves his country. This picture tells it all. Can't be faked.

Contrast this with the insincere POS occupying the White House right now.

28 posted on 12/20/2011 2:51:37 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: af_vet_rr

Dear Syria: start directional drilling and we’ll be right over!


29 posted on 12/20/2011 2:52:28 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: af_vet_rr

I don’t doubt that those people holding the banner are advocating for just that, but maybe a real punitive approach from the USA and real support for people like those holding the banner might be more palatable to them than Obama kissing the butt of Syrian tyrants while pretending he is against them.


30 posted on 12/20/2011 2:55:59 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: txhurl

Ha...may be...I would be happy to see even Canada start directional drilling on our Alaskan oil if it meant an increase in our supplies and a drop in our cost!

Because we sure as hell don’t seem inclined to take advantage of our own resources.


31 posted on 12/20/2011 2:58:01 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: rlmorel
I don’t doubt that those people holding the banner are advocating for just that, but maybe a real punitive approach from the USA and real support for people like those holding the banner might be more palatable to them than Obama kissing the butt of Syrian tyrants while pretending he is against them.

Either way we need to get out of the nation building business. It drives me nuts when I hear politicians advocating for us to get in more wars.
32 posted on 12/20/2011 3:03:00 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: rlmorel

GWB made mistakes because he’s human.

He did what he thought best to protect his country because he’s an American first, and everything else second.

I can’t fault him for that. Nobody else stepped up to the plate. The man went GRAY overnight, right in front of us.

My beef with him is not sticking up for himself when the scum on the left slandered and libeled on a daily basis. But hey, when it comes to dealing with Muslim assh*les trying to get nuclear or biological weapons, versus infantile Democrat/liberal asswipes and their little buttmonkeys in the media, a man’s got to know his priorities, I guess.

He does.

He’s a good man, and I was never ashamed that he was my President.

More than I can say for what we have now temporarily residing in the WH...


33 posted on 12/20/2011 3:24:58 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Mouton

“..These people should be Time’s persons of the year...”

Nah...then they’d join the ranks of such “prestigious” former Time Men of the year like Adolph Hitler...

They’re better off as they are.

“The World Is Better With America’s Republicans”...

Man...it just ROLLS out so, so, nicely, don’t it??


34 posted on 12/20/2011 3:25:52 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Arcy
Is this for real? The photo kind of screams “Photoshop.”

However, assuming it is real, they have better English punctuation skills than most college students. (Note the correct usage of the semicolon!)

35 posted on 12/20/2011 3:37:31 PM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert (Our GOP candidates: Good grief, is this really the best field we can put together???)
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To: af_vet_rr

It was worth the effort in Iraq. We had a strong national security and economic reason to do so.

This was the first time we had done something like this in the Middle East. (Iran pre-revolution doesn’t count) As an attempted alternative to completely demolishing the country, leaving the people to live in ruins, creating a vacuum for another tyrant and leaving us with a black mark, I think it was absolutely the right thing to do.

Regardless of how Iraq looks in one or ten years, we can be as proud of what we did in Iraq as we are of what we did in Japan and Germany after WWII. As an American, I am damned proud of that legacy, as we all should be.

If this doesn’t work in Iraq, history will not be able to say we didn’t do the right thing there, and possibly plant a seed for the rest of the Middle East. Granted, it doesn’t look that way, but as a nation, we can live with ourselves.

That is, of course, my opinion. I understand why people would disagree with it, but I feel pretty strongly about it.


36 posted on 12/20/2011 3:47:32 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: rlmorel; af_vet_rr

“...If this doesn’t work in Iraq, history will not be able to say we didn’t do the right thing there, ...”

If it falls apart, it’s not because we didn’t do our job; it’s because those people there couldn’t stop hating each other long enough to maybe work together for just once, for the betterment of their own damned country.

They have a historic opportunity to NOT f*** everything up and maybe, just maybe, turn into some successful version of a country where the people actually get a chance to vote and have something good and decent for a while - and not have to worry about getting thrown into Chipper-Shredders for publically disagreeing with Saddam Hussein.

It’s on them, at the end of the day, I think.


37 posted on 12/20/2011 3:54:42 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: FourPeas
Odd how the letters don’t seem to change when the fabric is wrinkled.

Good point, I'm sure that was just a white sheet stretched out to dry in the sun......what happened to the original letters?

38 posted on 12/20/2011 4:01:00 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Be good, Santa is coming)
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To: FourPeas
See #15

See #20

39 posted on 12/20/2011 4:07:02 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Be good, Santa is coming)
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To: NFHale

...and unlike his predecessors, he’s kept his mouth shut and retired in dignity. Kinda like his old man.......both class acts in my opinion.


40 posted on 12/20/2011 4:10:47 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Be good, Santa is coming)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Class is a good word for him.

I really would have liked to see him, or someone in his admin, just cut loose on the turds on the other side, though...

Just once would have been nice.


41 posted on 12/20/2011 4:15:26 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale
someone in his admin,

Rumsfeld tried and was the darling of many here for a long time but they succumed to the MSM propaganda and applauded when the MSM successfully ran him out of the admninistration.

I loved the guy and always will.

As a side note, if John Bolton becomes a member of the next administration, I suspect him to become a target for elimination by the MSM and moderate Republicans also.......

42 posted on 12/20/2011 4:27:21 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Be good, Santa is coming)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Bolton is another good one.

Yeah, they’ll take their shots at him...but I get the impression he’s the kind of man that’ll tell them to go f*** themselves, in no uncertain terms.

It’s why I could never be a politician. I would just that, and make it a habit of doing so every time a camera or a microphone were anywhere near me.


43 posted on 12/20/2011 4:31:52 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Arcy
It would be folly to prop up Assad, but working to topple him isn't a good idea either. Before you remove a regime, you have to consider not just what you'd like to replace it, but what is likely to replace it. This is dictated by the culture of a country, religion, who has wealth and social power, the strength and cohesion of the military, and more. In Syria Sunni fundamentalists would seize power and they would slaughter the hated Alawites (a Shiite subgroup that includes the Assads and the military elites). Christians would fare as badly or little better. And Israel would face cross-border attacks from Syria in addition to Hamas and Hezbollah as proxies. Israel has the military to cope with it, but would face even more death and horror, and that they do not need. I suggest we turn a deaf ear to The Weekly Standard. Too much war is never enough for those characters.
44 posted on 12/20/2011 4:46:07 PM PST by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

But not surprising


45 posted on 12/20/2011 5:20:13 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: sodpoodle

Very well said


46 posted on 12/20/2011 5:23:04 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: rlmorel

Great post


47 posted on 12/20/2011 5:38:13 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Mouton
These people should be Time’s persons of the year.

Yep..but of course the Times never picks it right to begin with...the favor crooks, dictators, and Obama.

48 posted on 12/20/2011 8:04:06 PM PST by caww
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To: rlmorel
".... we can be as proud of what we did in Iraq as we are of what we did in Japan and Germany after WWII.... As an American, I am damned proud of that legacy, as we all should be. If this doesn’t work in Iraq, history will not be able to say we didn’t do the right thing there, and possibly plant a seed for the rest of the Middle East. Granted, it doesn’t look that way, but as a nation, we can live with ourselves."

I fully agree rlmorel....I am very proud of the opportunities our nation has given others without the adequate means to fight for themselves and win....Although I do get a little testy about the extremes we go to to re-build their nations for they tend to take advantage and expect this to continue indefinately. Rather like those on welfare in our nation.

49 posted on 12/20/2011 8:13:18 PM PST by caww
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To: Hot Tabasco
I loved the guy and always will.

Me too...I remember well when Bush said his cabinet would be Cheney, Rumsfield and Powell.....I said to my son then that something big was coming to have that powerhouse standing there with Bush..it was a formidable sight to see....They are BIG MEN in every sense of that word and they certainly filled the shoes they wore when 9/11 hit. God bless them all! They kept us safe...and did the job they were called to do.

When you really look at it..who else could have done any better with the knowlege that was avaiable to us in how the M.E. works...or better said doesn't work or think as the rest of the world does.

50 posted on 12/20/2011 8:21:29 PM PST by caww
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