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  • Betting on Dennis Ross--Is Obama's "Special Assistant" really a friend of Israel?

    07/30/2009 5:31:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies · 327+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | July 29, 2009 | Daniel Mandel
    Betting on Dennis Ross By: Daniel Mandel FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, July 30, 2009 One of the small, but interesting, indeed significant, things to have emerged from the Alan Dershowitz – Melanie Phillips FrontPage Magazine debate over the Obama Administration’s policies towards Israel is the manner in which Dershowitz seeks a security blanket in the existence of individual Obama Administration figures deemed pro-Israeli.  Yet, his is a curious argument: it tacitly concedes that the President’s background and the record of at least some of his relevant advisers and appointees – and thus the auguries regarding the likely direction of policy under...
  • Afghan Surge Ends: Not with a Bang but a Whimper

    09/23/2012 5:28:51 AM PDT · by radioone · 2 replies
    American Interest ^ | September 21, 2012 | Walter Russell Mead
    The U.S. troop surge in Afghanistan, which began in 2009, ended this week. As the Times aptly notes, the conclusion of one of Obama’s biggest military endeavors has come and gone with little fanfare. The president is doubtless happy about this, as the mission has been far from an unqualified success: The milestone, which still leaves 68,000 American troops in Afghanistan, went nearly unremarked here, with no statement from President Hamid Karzai or the United States military commander, Gen. John R. Allen, or even from the American ambassador. It was announced on the other side of the planet, by the...
  • 43*: When Gore Beat Bush--A Political Fable

    09/19/2012 4:01:30 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 11 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/18/12 | Jeff Greenfield
    - At 5:00 p.m. on September 11, 2001, an ashen-faced but composed President Al Gore stepped into the East Room of the White House to deliver a televised address to the nation. With him were former presidents Clinton and Bush, as well as Texas governor George W. Bush—flown to Washington from Dallas on a military jet, his first visit back to the capital after the close race that lost him the presidency just months before.
  • It's Not Bush's Fault : Let's dispatch some misconceptions about our 43rd president

    09/16/2012 5:12:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/16/2012 | Ben Voth
    Madeleine Albright recently made headlines responding to a question about when Democrats might stop blaming President Bush for economic difficulties and other contemporary problems. She flippantly responded: "Never." Her comment was symptomatic of our pathological intellectual culture that has been locked now for decades in a mode of denial about the fault lying among anti-conservatives for the nation's ills. Among the most treasured rhetorical heirlooms in this dysfunctional history is the meme "It's Bush's fault." To be clear, the meme suggests that an array of problems all stem from the presidency of George W. Bush. Most principally, these problems include...
  • Gallup Poll: Dukakis leads Bush by 17 points

    09/16/2012 1:19:44 PM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies
    news.google.com ^ | 7/27/1988 | AP
    Please click link to see newspaper article. "Democrat Michael Dukakis, riding a wave of positive publicity from the convention that nominated him for president last week, led Vice-President Bush by 17 points in a Gallup poll released last Tuesday".
  • NY Times reporter: Bush White House didn't listen to 9/11 warnings

    09/11/2012 6:47:36 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 48 replies
    CBS THIS MORNING ^ | 9-11-2012
    "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell said, "Then when a lot of people hear this, aren't they going to say, 'This is another example of where, not just the Bush administration, but our intelligence community dropped the ball. They failed to heed the warnings that were in a number of these (documents) that went all the way up to the president of the United States.'" Eichenwald replied, "Actually, the counterterrorist center of the CIA did a spectacular job, and that's what really comes down. You know, in the aftermath, the White House and others said, 'Well they didn't tell us...
  • A Day of Reflection and Prayer

    09/11/2012 2:15:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    It's been eleven years since terrorists attacked the United States on September 11, 2001, and the lessons have not been forgotten. In the intervening years, the United States' foreign and domestic security policy has been revamped and improved, and we have not suffered another attack on American soil. President George W. Bush's words to a joint session of Congress mere days after the atrocities echo with a message of vigilince, tolerance and thoughtfulness. I will excerpt them here, but highly recommend reading them in full. On September the 11th, enemies of freedom committed an act of war against our country....
  • Obama ties Bush to Romney (Why not link Hussein to Carter?)

    09/10/2012 2:49:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/10/12 | Justin Sink, Amie Parnes
    Obama ties Bush to RomneyBy Justin Sink and Amie Parnes - 09/10/12 05:01 PM ET President Obama is using the still unpopular former President George W. Bush to gain an edge on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Obama rarely points direct blame on Bush for the sluggish U.S. economy, but implicit in his “forward” campaign message and his relentless attacks on Romney is that a vote for the Republican ticket would bring the country back to the policies of the Bush administration. The strategy — one that Obama has unleashed since the spring — has created a difficult problem for...
  • Flashback: Dukakis Led Bush By 17 Points After 1988 DNC

    09/09/2012 9:13:44 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 27 replies
    Newsbuster ^ | September 09, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    The media are gushing and fawning over new poll numbers showing Barack Obama getting a bounce from the just ended Democratic National Convention putting him four points ahead of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Before they get too cocky, they might want to recall that after his convention ended in 1988, Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis led George H.W. Bush by seventeen points. The New York Times reported July 26, 1988: Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/09/09/flashback-dukakis-led-bush-17-points-after-1988-dnc#ixzz262LPEcZS
  • Fascist Lies & Videotape: We're Better Off?!

    09/08/2012 2:00:16 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 7 replies
    Self ^ | 9/8/12 | Me
    Barack Obama: America is not in decline and people are better off than they were four years ago! Talk about Nazi-style propaganda and a complete disregard for those who are struggling to put food on their table! The data and pictures are irrefutable; countless people are losing their homes, their jobs, their country, as we're mired in the worst economy since the Great Depression. Our say anything, do anything, to get re-elected President is nothing more than a narcissistic tool of ignorance. His jobs council hasn't met in over 7 months, a third of the country has dropped out of...
  • Texas to Request No Child Left Behind Waivers

    09/08/2012 9:47:53 AM PDT · by KantianBurke · 18 replies
    KUT News ^ | September 6th, 2012 | Wells Dunbar
    Texas is asking the federal government to waive requirements associated with No Child Left Behind, the signature package of education reforms championed by former President (and former Texas Governor) George W. Bush. The announcement comes after more than half of Texas schools failed to meet the annually escalating standards last school year. In a message on the Texas Education Agency website, the new Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams announces plans to submit requests to the U.S. Department of Education waiving provisions in 2001’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, as well as parts of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act....
  • Economy Adds Only 96,000 Workers, Disability Greater Than Decline in Unemployment Since June 2010

    09/07/2012 9:51:32 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 4 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 09/07/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The economy added 96,000 workers last month following a revised 141,000 rise in July that was smaller than initially estimated according to the Labor Department. The median estimate of economists was for a gain of 130,000. Unemployment unexpectedly fell to 8.1 percent. U6 unemployment fell to 14.70%. Are we better off than we were at the beginning of recovery summer 2010? Yes and no. The number of people that are unemployed has fallen by 2 million, but we have added over 2 million people to disability. A closer look at the numbers reveals that the civilian labor force FELL in...
  • Obama's Big Lie Campaign

    09/07/2012 3:07:25 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/06/12 | IBD Staff
    Politics: President Obama says he deserves four more years in the White House so he can fix the huge mess he inherited. But to make that case, he's embarked on a massive disinformation campaign on full display this week. How else do you run on a record that includes the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression, falling incomes, low-paying jobs and little hope of a brighter future? You trot out dozens of speakers at the week's Democratic Convention, culminating with Bill Clinton, to repeat untruths that would make George Orwell proud.
  • The Great National Amnesia This Political Seasons (Both Dems and Reps)

    09/05/2012 8:29:59 PM PDT · by SERKIT · 11 replies
    Self-Vanity | 9/5/2012 | Self
    The Great National Amnesia: Clinton had a Republican Congress and he is taking credit for its success, Bush had a Democrat Congress in his last 2 years and being blamed for its failure. Listening to Bubba, he forgets the 1994 sea-change in Congress and the successful (seemingly) agenda of the Contract With America. The 'blame Bush crowd forgets that Dems ran the table in his last 2 years that led in great measure to the financial crisis. Bush brought President-elect Obama on board, and Barry acts stupid and 'had no idea how bad it was'. LIAR!
  • Are You Better Off Than You Were at the End of the Bush Administration? A Data-Based Assessment

    09/04/2012 8:21:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    EconBrowser ^ | 09/04/2012 | Menzie Chin
    Are You Better Off Than You Were at the End of the Bush Administration? A Data-Based Assessment I've heard a lot about the "four years ago" comparison. Four years ago, we were on the cusp of Don Luskin’s famous prediction (“... we're on the brink not of recession, but of accelerating prosperity.”), and Phill Gramm had two months earlier decried the ongoing “mental recession”. [0] It seems to me the more appropriate marker is the last election, in 2008Q4. We can then assess what the data tells us about 2012Q2 vis a vis 2008Q4. Aggregate Measures of Activity and Income...
  • Timeline of Katrina and Isaac Landfall and Presidential Visits: Obama Slower than Bush

    09/04/2012 5:58:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 17 replies
    Freeper Editorial ^ | 4 Sep 12 | Xzins
    There are some arguments, of course, that could be offered against a simple comparison of timelines. However, given the political realities of hurricanes making landfall around New Orleans, I find it amazing that Obama delayed a visit to this area. In light of a levee being breached, massive flooding, and torrential rain damage, one really has to wonder whether political gamesmanship made him ignore these people for political points. Additionally, President Bush flew over the day before he visited. (Note the wiki timeline below: it seems to indicate a Bush visit on 1 September, but I could not corroborate that.)...
  • Obama Dissed George W. Bush's Handling Of Hurricane Katrina

    09/04/2012 1:10:16 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 121 replies
    BI ^ | 9/3/2012 | Grace Wyler
    President Barack Obama took a veiled jab at his predecessor, George W. Bush, Monday during an appearance in New Orleans, where the former was touring damage caused by last week's Hurricane Isaac.  Here's what Obama said, according to the White House transcript:  
  • The Prisoner’s Dilemma

    09/03/2012 11:23:19 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-03-12 | Brother Bob
    "This is your last day in jail. You've served the time that you owe to the state for your crimes and you're now free to go.""Um, what if I don't want to go?""In all of the years I've been working here I've never heard that one before. Why on Earth would you want to stay in prison?""Are you kidding me? Life in here is great! The government pays for my housing, it feeds me; it even pays for my health care! Sure I have to give up a great deal of freedom, but if I leave here I have...
  • Nobel Winner Desmond Tutu Calls For G. W. Bush & Tony Blair To Be Tried At The Hague For Iraq War

    09/02/2012 3:18:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 2, 2012
    Groan.Via BBC: Tony Blair and George W Bush should be taken to the International Criminal Court in The Hague over the Iraq war, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said.Writing in the UK’s Observer newspaper, he accused the former leaders of lying about weapons of mass destruction.The Iraq military campaign had made the world more unstable “than any other conflict in history”, he said.Mr Blair responded by saying “this is the same argument we have had many times with nothing new to say”.Earlier this week, Archbishop Tutu, a veteran peace campaigner who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 in recognition of...
  • Tutu: Bush, Blair should face trial at the Hague

    09/02/2012 5:42:25 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 43 replies
    Philly. com ^ | September 2, 2012 | David Stringer
    LONDON - Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu called Sunday for Tony Blair and George Bush to face prosecution at the International Criminal Court for their role in the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq Tutu, the retired Anglican Church's archbishop of South Africa, wrote in an op-ed piece for The Observer newspaper that the ex-leaders of Britain and the United States should be made to "answer for their actions." The Iraq war "has destabilized and polarized the world to a greater extent than any other conflict in history," wrote Tutu, who was awarded the Nobel prize in 1984. "Those responsible...