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Bush touts Arab spring, says US can't fear freedom
Associated Press ^ | April 15, 2012 | HENRY C. JACKSON

Posted on 05/15/2012 12:26:31 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President George W. Bush on Tuesday praised the Arab spring movement and said the U.S. shouldn't fear the spread of freedom, even if it doesn't know what policies newly liberated countries will pursue.

"America does not get to choose if a freedom revolution should begin or end in the Middle East or elsewhere," Bush said. "It only gets to choose what side it is on."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bushquotes; islamicimperialism; muslimbrotherhood; revolution

1 posted on 05/15/2012 12:26:37 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thanks for reminding you how stupid I was to have trusted you, Mr. Bush.


2 posted on 05/15/2012 12:27:45 PM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: Free ThinkerNY

>> the U.S. shouldn’t fear the spread of freedom

Yeah. Like they have freedom now.


3 posted on 05/15/2012 12:28:09 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: risen_feenix

Good grief.

Did he really say this, or is this just the stupid MSM saying he said it?


4 posted on 05/15/2012 12:28:50 PM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Evolving "Bush Doctrine"?

We are all free to choose. Choose wisely.

5 posted on 05/15/2012 12:29:00 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Must be drinking again...


6 posted on 05/15/2012 12:29:23 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ugh. he was doing so well at remaining on the sidelines.


7 posted on 05/15/2012 12:29:48 PM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Former President George W. Bush on Tuesday praised the Arab spring movement and said the U.S. shouldn’t fear the spread of freedom, even if it doesn’t know what policies newly liberated countries will pursue.”

So it’s okay to treat women as property and burn Christian churches? Somebody should give Bush a pretzel.


8 posted on 05/15/2012 12:29:55 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Islam is not freedom.


9 posted on 05/15/2012 12:30:02 PM PDT by TruthFactor (The Death of Nations: Pornography, Homosexuality, Abortion)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Stick to going to Rangers’ games, George.


10 posted on 05/15/2012 12:30:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Typical Arab, Moslem Lovin Bush!


11 posted on 05/15/2012 12:30:49 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“BAAAAA!”
(“Arab Spring...manly, yes, but I like it too.”)

12 posted on 05/15/2012 12:31:07 PM PDT by RichInOC ("In the name of Allah, The Inexorable, The Irresistible...")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It's disappointing to hear him say this stuff and prove where he really stands. I've always liked GW, but being from a NWO family...what can you expect?

Bush said uprisings last year in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and elsewhere marked the broadest challenge to authoritarian rule since the fall of the Soviet Union, but said some feared what that would mean for U.S. foreign policy.

"America, they argue, should be content with supporting the flawed leaders they know, in the name of stability," he said. "But in the long run this foreign policy approach is not realistic. It is not realistic to presume that so-called stability enhances our national security."

Bush said the U.S. also doesn't have the power to "preserve the old order, which is inherently unstable."

13 posted on 05/15/2012 12:36:03 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thank God this buffoon only had 8 years.


14 posted on 05/15/2012 12:38:26 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: mbarker12474

Bush probably said this. I saw him speak a few months ago, and his response to the Arab Spring was similar. He celebrated it.


15 posted on 05/15/2012 12:39:05 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: mbarker12474

funny talk since specifically, the current Regime fears freedom in the US, and in general, the entire government fears freedom in the US. So much so that they are willing to surrender sovereignty to the blue helmeted UN which should really have red helmets.

Somebody should photoshop the blue helmets into red with one of the commie symbols combined with the UN logo and of course, the bullet holes in it.


16 posted on 05/15/2012 12:39:25 PM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: EEGator

“So it’s okay to treat women as property and burn Christian churches? Somebody should give Bush a pretzel.”

Let me get this right. You’re wishing death by choking on the former President of the United States with that scummy, liberal “give Bush a pretzel” mantra because of a disagreement? He effectively said that we need to wait for these “revolutions” to play out? Do I agree with that. Nope. Do I wish death on him for his opinion ... HELL NO!

You are a DISGRACE to that uniform boy ... don’t you ever forget that you scumbag. Publicly wishing death on a current or former President is disgraceful at best.


17 posted on 05/15/2012 12:43:15 PM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Our current president supported violent revolt in Egypt and Libya and did NOT support the efforts in Iran to depose the Islamists.

Were the people of Poland any freer under the Soviets than they were under the NAZIs?

There is a difference between which movement is calling for revolt and regime change. Sometimes there needs to be opposition to several movements.

Meanwhile the middle east’s royal families still have their wealth and power and the socialists wring their collective hands that the West doesn’t give the poor over there enough money in the name of redistribution.

Terrorism isn’t caused by poverty. Arafat and Bin Laden were billionaires.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton supported war criminals who tortured, humiliated, and murdered a POW named Momar Gaddaffi. The Sec. of Hate chortled “we GOT him!!!”. War crimes charges are tossed around a lot. But they still have merit and war criminals are in the White House.


18 posted on 05/15/2012 12:43:42 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

face palm.


19 posted on 05/15/2012 12:44:01 PM PDT by Dinah Lord
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Freedom is spreading where again???

Did I sleep through a briefing?


20 posted on 05/15/2012 1:00:00 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He loves the Islamo-Nazi Muzzie Brotherhood!


21 posted on 05/15/2012 1:02:14 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I always knew W wasn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, not as dumb as the media portrayed him but still. I doubt he personally has noticed all of these “Arab Spring” coutries are now turning to Moslem fundamentalism since that would require reading a paper or magazine or watching something other than American Idol. Someone is putting words in his mouth and he dutifully repeats them.


22 posted on 05/15/2012 1:03:53 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mr Bush, you can afford to wax poetic about this nonsense. After how many hundreds of years, has that culture really changed? Did you ever study or observe the rest of the world up close? They are not us, and we aren’t ourselves anymore, as a nation.


23 posted on 05/15/2012 1:04:08 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
W just doesn't seem to get it - Islam and Democracy do not, and cannot, co-exist. The Arab Spring is nothing but secular Islamic despots being thrown out by rabid Jihadists. When the dust settles in Egypt, Libya and Syria, Sharia law will be firmly in place. The few remaining Christians in those countries will be slaughtered, enslaved or driven out in the name of Allah. Some of the oldest Christian communities in the World are being and will be eliminated. Business as usual in Dar al Islam.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

24 posted on 05/15/2012 1:10:14 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I bet the Coptic Christians in Egypt and the Nestorian Christians in Syria are really happy with their new-found “freedom.”

Geez. No wonder we lost the peace in Trashcanistan and Iraq.


25 posted on 05/15/2012 1:11:20 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So any doubts, or opposition views are based on “fear of freedom”?

That sounds like the childish attempt at judo language that we occasionally see in weak posts.


26 posted on 05/15/2012 1:23:23 PM PDT by ansel12 (When immutable definition of Bible marriage of One Man, One Woman, is in jeopardy, call the Mormon.)
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To: ansel12

Good that this dullard GWB speaks up with his treasonous thoughts! I for one would love to put him, BJC and Obama on trial! I’ve come to hate GWB as much as I did his father and Grandfather. This should remind all to never vote for another of the treasonous Bush family again!


27 posted on 05/15/2012 1:38:53 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: ltc8k6

“Freedom is spreading where again???

Did I sleep through a briefing?”

Well, speaking of freedom and briefings, the elastic in my old boxer shorts finally gave way.


28 posted on 05/15/2012 2:09:44 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Breto

Or snorting. The man was, is and always will be a disgrace. Sad it took so long for so many on FR to realize that.


29 posted on 05/15/2012 2:16:02 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

” - - - Bush said. “It only gets to choose what side it is on.”

YOU chose TARP and WE opposed you on it.

TARP wrecked our Federal finances, and gave Obama the blueprint for your damned brand of Socialism, or as you put it: “Deficits don’t matter.”

We had NO choice, but we will trust no President again, ever.

You chose to spend our money in a Paulson-designed, Socialist Debt Pit, so now you own that 4 TRILLION Dollar Debt.

History will not be favorable to your legacy.

BTW, whose “side” were you on, anyway?


30 posted on 05/15/2012 2:17:25 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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