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  • Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq

    11/21/2015 9:31:21 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 79 replies
    Guardian ^ | June 3 2015 | Seumas Milne
    The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups the defendant was charged with supporting. The prosecution abandoned the case, apparently to avoid embarrassing the intelligence services. The defence argued that going ahead with the trial would have been an “affront to justice” when there was plenty of evidence the British state was itself...
  • Trump triples down on George W. Bushs responsibility for 9/11

    10/18/2015 6:57:51 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 130 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10-18-2015 | Karoun Demirjian
    Donald Trump says he doesnt flat out blame former president George W. Bush that the Sept. 11 terror attacks happened on his watch. But he can think of three reasons why one could hold Bush responsible. And, he might add, they are three things a President Trump would do very differently. You always have to look to the person at the top, Trump said Saturday in a telephone interview. Do I blame George Bush? I only say that he was the president at the time, and you know, you could say the buck stops here. So why might one consider...
  • In Katrina commemoration, Obama to cite inequities 'brewing for decades'

    08/27/2015 9:34:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/27/15 | Kevin Liptak
    ....Obama returns to an outwardly thriving New Orleans Thursday to mark strides 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. But underneath the visible recovery lie persistent racial and economic inequities that haven't receded.... ...according to one analysis, African-American households in the city earn more than 50% less than their white counterparts -- well above the national average. Those barometers of racial inequality aren't unique to New Orleans, and haven't dampened the city's enthusiasm for what has otherwise been a steady recovery that includes new construction, jobs and visitors. But the now-chronic gaps between rich and poor, and whites and blacks, were poised...
  • Yes, Barney Frank Admits, I Want to Blame Only Bush

    03/29/2015 9:42:28 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    News Busters ^ | 3/28/15 | Jack Coleman
    As a long-term strategy for defeating jihadists, Americans blaming George W. Bush ad infinitum is sure to be a winner -- for jihadists. It's right up there with American retreat from leadership in the world as high on their list of goals. And sure enough, former congressman Barney Frank heartily endorses both. Frank was among the guests on last night's Real Time with Bill Maher, brimming with his usual persnickety bluster. At one point he tangled with conservative columnist S.E. Cupp on the subject of the abrupt US military withdrawal from Yemen. This led to a pair of candid admissions...
  • Pelosi is furious: We never treated President Bush the way they treat President Obama

    09/15/2014 4:24:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 121 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 15, 2014 | David Sherfinsk
    <p>House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said comparing Republican treatment of President Obama to how Democrats handled President George W. Bush is a false equivalence and that Democrats dont bear culpability for the comparatively fewer number of bills being passed by Congress and signed into law.</p>
  • It's Obama's presidency, but Bush's world (Mega Hurl Alert!)

    07/03/2014 11:07:46 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Matt Bai
    Believe it or not, it was 10 years ago this month that Barack Obama, then a candidate for the U.S. Senate, introduced himself to America with a speech that shook the Fleet Center in Boston. The main theme of that Democratic convention was the litany of George W. Bush's failures an unpopular and unending war in Iraq, a faltering image abroad, a stagnating middle class. Obama gave eloquent voice to those frustrations, arguing that all of them could be addressed if only we reunited the electorate. Probably Obama himself would not have guessed then that he would ascend to...
  • The Blame Bush Era May Be at an End

    05/02/2014 1:01:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Five Thirty Eight ^ | May 2, 2014 11:05 AM | Harry Enten
    President George W. Bush left the White House as one of the most disliked presidents in our nations history. With approval ratings struggling to hit 30 percent, he was an albatross hanging over fellow Republican John McCain during the 2008 presidential election. Even four years later, as President Obama ran for re-election, the majority of voters thought Bush was more responsible for economic problems in the United States than Obama. But over the past year, polling data has begun to suggest that Bush is no longer quite the liability he once was for the GOP, and that most Americans no...
  • Obama Less Tyrannical Than Bush? (Yeah Right)

    06/12/2013 4:48:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The unfolding story of the Obama administration monitoring not just telephone records but Internet usage has drawn media coverage with adjectives like "astonishing." No doubt about it, even the pro-Obama press acknowledges it is a scandal. Still, it is laughable that the media would label him a "dictator" or discuss the "I word." That's not what greeted George W. Bush at the end of 2005. Just eight years ago, journalists openly discussed tyranny and the possibility of impeachment. On Newsweek's website on December 19, 2005, Jonathan Alter went ballistic: "We're seeing clearly now that Bush thought 9/11 gave him license...
  • Sharpton: You Cant Blame Obama for Secret Surveillance

    06/11/2013 3:50:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 11, 2013 - 11:31 AM | Melanie Hunter
    Rev. Al Sharpton said Monday that President Barack Obama is not to blame for the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programformer President George W. Bush is, because laws allowing it were enacted under his administration. These are laws put into effect under President Bush. There are plenty of Democrats who are upset about this too. I do not agree with the Patriot Act, but you cant blame President Obama for it, Sharpton said on MSNBCs PoliticsNation. In 2009, however, Obama extended three provisions of the Patriot Actallowing roving wiretaps, which would allow monitoring of an individual instead of a specific...
  • Scarborough Clashes With 'New Yorker' Editor Over Mag's Bush-Bashing Obama Endorsement

    10/24/2012 7:23:28 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Some serious fur flew on the Morning Joe set today, as Joe Scarborough clashed with David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker. Setting Scarborough off was the magazine's endorsement of Barack Obama that lauded the president for relieving the "national shame inflicted by the Bush administration." Scarborough saracastically asked Remnick "who got paid the bonus for being able to squeeze in, quote, 'the shame of the Bush years?'" Scarborough went on to scald Remnick for the left's hypocrisy in giving President Obama a pass for pursuing many of the same policies that it had accused Bush-Cheney of undermining the Constitution...
  • Obama aide denies Bush bashing

    10/03/2012 10:15:07 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 15 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 3 Oct 12 | Kevin Robillard
    President Barack Obamas reelection effort is not blaming the sputtering economic recovery of the past four years on former President George W. Bush, his deputy campaign manager insisted Wednesday. Were absolutely not doing that, Stephanie Cutter said on MSNBCs Morning Joe. In fact, were taking credit for the 5.1 million private-sector jobs that have been created over the past four years despite being handed the worst economy since the Great Depression. Were taking credit for the million jobs that were protected under the presidents efforts to save the auto industry and the increase in manufacturing jobs for the first time...
  • President Obama Falsely Claims Fast and Furious Program Begun Under the Previous Administration

    09/21/2012 8:55:44 AM PDT · by kristinn · 1 replies
    ABC News ^ | Friday, September 21, 2012 | Jake Tapper
    President Obama Falsely Claims Fast and Furious Program Begun Under the Previous Administration Asked about the Fast and Furious program at the Univision forum on Thursday, President Obama falsely claimed that the program began under President George W. Bush. I think its important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration, the president said. When Eric Holder found out about it, he discontinued it. We assigned a inspector general to do a thorough report that was just issued, confirming that in fact Eric Holder did not know about this,...
  • President Obama Falsely Claims Fast and Furious Program Begun Under the Previous Administration

    09/21/2012 8:51:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/21/2012 | Jake Tapper (believe it or not)
    Asked about the Fast and Furious program at the Univision forum on Thursday, President Obama falsely claimed that the program began under President George W. Bush. I think its important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration, the president said. When Eric Holder found out about it, he discontinued it. We assigned a inspector general to do a thorough report that was just issued, confirming that in fact Eric Holder did not know about this, that he took prompt action and the people who did initiate this were...
  • Let Bush be

    09/13/2012 6:17:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The theme of the president's 2012 re-election campaign is that George W. Bush left such a terrible mess that Barack Obama could hardly be expected to clean it up in four years. In other words, 43 months of unemployment rates above 8 percent, $5 trillion in new borrowing, $16 trillion in aggregate debt, gas prices of nearly $4 per gallon, a dive in average family income and involvement in two wars were all due to George Bush and simply too difficult for anyone else to overcome. So Obama cannot be judged on his record between 2009 and 2012. At first...
  • NY Times Reporter Accuses Bush of 'Negligence' Regarding 9/11 (What a disgusting pos)

    09/11/2012 6:38:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2012 | Mallory Carr
    On this solemn day, most of the nation mourns the loss of life that occurred on this day eleven years ago and contemplates the changes that have occurred since then. Most, but not all. Kurt Eichenwald, contributing editor for Vanity Fair and writer for the New York Times, published an inflammatory op-ed accusing former President Bush of not preventing the attacks: While those documents are still not public, I have read excerpts from many of them, along with other recently declassified records, and come to an inescapable conclusion: the administrations reaction to what Mr. Bush was told in the weeks...
  • Why Obama Will 'Own' the Recession (FLASHBACK: Written before Inauguration 1/1/09)

    07/06/2012 8:20:16 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 5 replies
    US News ^ | January 7, 2009 | James Pethokoukis
    For eight decades, Democrats have successfully blamed Republican Herbert Hoover for the decade-long Great Depression. That, even though Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal failed to restore prosperity or dramatically lower unemployment, and his tax increases in 1937 snuffed out a nascent recovery. Now today's Obamacrats are apparently going to try and Hooverize President Bush in an effort to shield themselves from the potential political fallout of a prolonged recession. It will take years to fix the American economy, Obama says, and years of trillion-dollar budget deficits to do it. And everyday it seems that Team Obama tries to lower economic expectations,...
  • On Fast & Furious, "Blame Bush" is a Lie

    06/20/2012 12:08:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Throughout today's House Oversight Committee hearings on possible contempt charges for Attorney General Eric Holder, Democrat members repeatedly asserted and imtimated that the deadly gun-running program had originated under the previous administration.  Their clear aim was to muddy the waters on who is ultimately culpable for this blood-stained travesty, to suggest that Republicans are engaged in a shameless partisan witch hunt, and to feed the pliant mainstream media a handy alternate narrative as they begin to cover the controversy.  Katie documented why this variant of "Blame Bush!" isn't remotely applicable to Fast & Furious in her book, and former federal...
  • For Some Democrats, Bush Is To Blame-Forever And Ever

    05/22/2012 9:07:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2012 | Byron York
    In the early days of the Obama administration, a lot of people, including some Republicans, weren't much bothered by the new president's tendency to blame his predecessor for the nation's problems. After all, Barack Obama did inherit a mess from George W. Bush. The voters were inclined to give Obama time to turn things around. But how much time? Certainly a year was reasonable. And so, as Obama's one-year mark approached in 2010, many political analysts assumed he would stop blaming Bush for the nation's woes. The conversation would change from the problems Obama inherited to the effectiveness of his...
  • Freepers: Help redefine "OBAMA" for the world

    03/07/2009 7:17:48 AM PST · by ferrgus · 22 replies · 1,551+ views
    Many of you have seen the new bumper stickers from various conservative groups that goes something like this: OBAMA = One Big A$$ Mistake, America! That definition has now been added to UrbanDictionary.com, and with your help, it can be "thumbed-up" to the top-ranking position. Left-wingers succeeded in labeling Bush as a "failure." But we can turn the tables and get America to realize that Obama really is one big mistake! Click here to give this new definition the "thumbs-up." Thanks!
  • Obama: Bush Is Food Stamp President, Not Me

    01/27/2012 7:59:00 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Breitbart.tv ^ | January 27, 2012 | Breitbart.tv
    "First of all, I don't put people on food stamps. People become eligible for food stamps. Second of all, the initial expansion of food-stamp eligibility happened under my Republican predecessor, not under me. Number three, when you have a disastrous economic crash that results in 8 million people losing their jobs, more people are going to need more support from government."