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  • George W. Bush Opens Up About 2016 Race [Finally Criticizes Obama]

    04/27/2015 2:30:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/26/15
    ...President George W. Bush offered rare, and broad-ranging, remarks Saturday night about current national security threats and the 2016 presidential campaign to a large audience of Jewish donors, suggesting that sanctions on Iran should not be lifted... ...He said he was skeptical about lifting sanctions against Iran at a time when its government seemed to be caving in, attendees said, and regretted the leverage the United States would lose as a result of lifting the sanctions. He questioned whether the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, under whom the current framework for a deal has been discussed, represents a new policy or...
  • George W. Bush Admits: Yeah, I’ll be a burden on Jeb in this campaign

    04/16/2015 10:59:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/16/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Jeb Bush will have a big problem to overcome in a campaign, former President George W. Bush told a health-industry conference yesterday, and he should know. The problem will be “me,” Jeb’s older brother told the audience of 7,000, and even their mother realizes the nature of the burden: “It’s an easy line to say, ‘Haven’t we had enough Bushes?’ After all, even my mother said, ‘Yes,’” the former president told an audience of 7,000 health IT experts here on Wednesday.“That’s why you won’t see me out there, and he doesn’t need to defend me, and he’s totally different...
  • Ted Cruz super PAC $31 million fundraising causes shock and awe (Even former Perry & Dubya donors)

    04/08/2015 4:26:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Houston Examiner ^ | April 8, 2015 | Mark Whittington
    According to a Wednesday story in Bloomberg, the Ted Cruz for President Campaign has let it be known that a group of super PACs associated with the campaign expects to have $31 million in the bank by Friday. This feat is impressive considering that the Cruz campaign is not even two weeks old, and the super PACs in question were formed just this week. In the political fundraising game, this is what is called shock and awe. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is likely to be the champion fund raiser on the Republican side. But the news of Cruz’s feat,...
  • C.I.A. Is Said to Have Bought and Destroyed Iraqi Chemical Weapons

    02/15/2015 8:31:30 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 49 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com/ ^ | FEB. 15, 2015 | By C. J. CHIVERS and ERIC SCHMITT
    he Central Intelligence Agency, working with American troops during the occupation of Iraq, repeatedly purchased nerve-agent rockets from a secretive Iraqi seller, part of a previously undisclosed effort to ensure that old chemical weapons remaining in Iraq did not fall into the hands of terrorists or militant groups, according to current and former American officials. The extraordinary arms purchase plan, known as Operation Avarice, began in 2005 and continued into 2006, and the American military deemed it a nonproliferation success. It led to the United States’ acquiring and destroying at least 400 Borak rockets...
  • Mike Huckabee: Jeb Bush More to Right Than His Brother (facepalm)

    01/20/2015 5:05:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 06:53 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee—who’s mulling another run for president—says his potential rival, Jeb Bush, is a lot more conservative than people think—even further to the right than his brother, George W. Bush. Asked Tuesday on The Steve Malzberg Show on Newsmax TV whether the former Florida governor was a true conservative, Huckabee said: “Jeb will have a lot of issues that he’ll make front and center. He was an excellent governor of Florida. He was a very conservative governor of Florida. We’ve served contemporaneously during the late ’90s and early part of 2000. So when people say, well, ‘Jeb...
  • Obama Releases Osama bin Laden Adviser Who Vowed to Kill Bush

    01/02/2015 2:21:56 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 50 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 1-2-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    January 2, 2014 Obama Releases Osama bin Laden Adviser Who Vowed to Kill Bush by Daniel Greenfield It’s a shame that the Navy SEALS decided to disobey Obama’s orders and killed Osama, instead of taking him back for trial. If Osama were still alive, Obama would have set him loose. Since Osama is feeding the squid somewhere, Obama had to settle for the next best thing and released a veteran senior terrorist who was also one of his military advisers.After releasing a nuclear terrorist, Obama decided to give the Jihad a New Year’s present by freeing 5 more terrorists. They...
  • George W. Bush says dad pondered skipping 2nd term

    11/08/2014 7:45:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 8, 2014 10:34 PM EST | Emily Schmall
    George H.W. Bush seriously considered not running for re-election in 1992 even though he loved his job, according to a new book written by former President George W. Bush. A complimentary account of his dad’s presidency and glimpse into his personal life, “41: A Portrait of my Father,” is scheduled to hit shelves on Tuesday, when the two will make a rare joint appearance at the elder Bush’s presidential library in College Station, Texas. […] George H.W. Bush, now 90, pondered not running for a second term because he felt his role was creating undue scrutiny of his son, Neil...
  • Dubya and Me

    10/03/2014 7:04:05 PM PDT · by mwilli20 · 45 replies
    The American Scholar ^ | August 25, 2011 | Walt Harrington
    “What is it like to be president of the United States?” President Bush leaned forward, put his elbows on his knees, and stared at me intently. “Are we off the record?” “Yes.” And he began to talk—and talk and talk for what must have been nearly three hours. I’ve never told anyone the specifics of what he said that night, not even my wife or closest friends. I did not make notes later and have only my memory. In the journalism world, off the record is off the record. But I have repeatedly described the hours as “amazing,” “remarkable,” “stunning.”
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson (Sort of) Admits to Misquoting Bush, Agrees to (Someday) Apologize for It

    09/30/2014 7:18:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/30/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    After first denying the charge, famed scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson admitted, in a way, that he misquoted former President George W. Bush and will apologize for the mistake at some point in the future. The hoopla began with a series of articles by The Federalist, a one year old conservative news and opinion website. Wikipedia editors also became part of the controversy after they removed references to the misquotation from its website, and at least one of the editors also wants to remove The Federalist's Wikipedia entry. Tyson, host of Fox's "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" and director of the Hayden...
  • Bush: I never wanted to be a war-time president

    09/11/2014 1:51:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 11, 2014 4:24 PM EDT | Mark Gillispie
    Former President George W. Bush said Thursday that he had a moment of clarity in a Florida elementary school classroom on Sept. 11, 2001, when his chief of staff told him the second World Trade Center tower had been struck by a jetliner and the U.S. was under attack. A young girl was reading aloud at the time, Bush recalled during a paid appearance at a college scholarship luncheon, an event that coincided with the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. He said he realized that morning that his job was to protect the girl, her family and their community....
  • Rep. Kucinich: President George W. Bush and Vice President Cheney Should “Absolutely” Be In Jail

    09/09/2014 3:12:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | September 08, 2014 | (Alan Colmes Show)
    Monday on “The Alan Colmes Show,” Alan spoke with former Congressman and Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich about what President Obama should do about ISIS, and had some harsh criticism for President Barack Obama and the Bush Administration regarding policy in Iraq. Rep. Kucinich, who is also a Fox News contributor, said the US should not be a policeman for the world and let Syria handle ISIS, and said that President Barack Obama was not as anti-war as he is portrayed. He also said President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney should “absolutely” be in jail for their role...
  • Clinton, Bush launching new scholars program

    09/08/2014 2:38:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 8, 2014 3:46 AM EDT | Ken Thomas
    Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are launching a new scholars program at four presidential libraries, aiming to help academics and business leaders learn more about presidential leadership. The 42nd and 43rd presidents are speaking at an event Monday at the Newseum to announce the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a partnership between the Clinton, Bush, George H.W. Bush and Lyndon B. Johnson presidential centers. …
  • George W. Bush writes book about father

    07/30/2014 8:22:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 6:27 PM EDT | Hillel Italie
    His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush. Crown Publishers told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the book, currently untitled, will be released November 11. In 2010, Crown published the younger Bush’s million-selling memoir, “Decision Points.” […] According to Crown, the book will cover the elder Bush’s whole life and his influence on his son, from George W.’s “childhood in West Texas to his early...
  • In Celebration of George W. Bush’s Birthday, Here Are 15 of His Classiest and Most Classic Moments

    07/06/2014 12:11:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 141 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | July 6, 2014 | Justen Charters
    George W. Bush’s 68th birthday is today. In honor of the 43rd President of the United States, here are fifteen of his most classic and classiest moments:
  • George W. Bush has partial knee replacement

    05/27/2014 10:01:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2014 12:36 PM EDT
    Former President George W. Bush has successfully had a partial knee replacement in Chicago. Bush spokesman Freddy Ford says Bush had the procedure Saturday and returned home to Dallas Monday. Ford said in an email Tuesday that Bush was “doing great” and was able to “get up, walk around, and go up and down stairs just a couple (of) hours after the procedure.” …
  • So George W. Bush isn't a monster, after all

    05/08/2014 9:51:24 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 72 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/8/14 | Matt Bai
    If you've just crash-landed from the planet known as Kepler-186f and have no experience with the human life form or its recent history, let me just clarify something for you: George W. Bush was a divisive and unsuccessful president. Economically, internationally, culturally — you name the category of leadership, and the results pretty much range from disappointment to disaster. A CBS News/New York Times poll clocked Bush's final approval rating at 22 percent, which is about as low as you can go in politics without needing a parole officer. You may get confused about this, because lately Bush is enjoying...
  • George W. Bush wants Jeb Bush to run, says he'd be 'great president'

    05/01/2014 9:20:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' Politics Now ^ | May 1, 2014 | Daniel Rothberg - Reporting from Washington
    President George W. Bush said his younger brother Jeb Bush would make a “great president,” as speculation builds that the Republican former governor of Florida might mount a run for the White House in 2016. Jeb Bush, a favorite of the Republican establishment, has maintained a high public profile in recent weeks, appearing at GOP fundraising events and weighing in on debates over immigration and education policy. He has publicly backed at least two GOP candidates in 2014 races, including his recent endorsement of California gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari. “I hope Jeb runs,” the former president said during an interview...
  • George Bush's Paintings Aren't Funny. (But they are fascinating).

    04/14/2014 12:09:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/14/2014 | By MOLLY CRABAPPLE
    The greatest work of art George W. Bush ever took part in was in 2008, when an Iraqi journalist threw two shoes at his head. “This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog,” screamed the journalist, Muntadhar al-Zaidi, who had been arrested twice by U.S. forces during the occupation.Bush dodged the shoes with the same ease with which he’d had dodged consequences all his life; those for drunk driving, for ruined companies, stolen elections, war crimes, the destruction of Zaidi’s country.After he dodged the shoes, Bush joked about free countries. Meanwhile, guards beat Zaidi bloody. Police tortured him...
  • President George W. Bush Presented with ADL’s Highest Honor

    02/07/2014 5:14:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    ADL website ^ | February 7, 2014 | (Press Release)
    Citing his inspirational leadership in promoting democratic values worldwide when faced with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 during one of the most dramatic and consequential periods in American history; his commitment to securing Israeli-Palestinian peace; and his establishment of the United States’ first Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism; the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) presented President George W. Bush with its highest honor, the America’s Democratic Legacy Award. The honor was conferred during the opening gala dinner of the League’s National Executive Committee Meeting, held February 6-8 in Palm Beach, Florida. …
  • Tony Blair ‘brokered deal’ blocking IRA victims from suing Libya

    01/26/2014 11:57:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 27 January 2014 | Adrian Rutherford
    Tony Blair could face legal action amid claims he “connived” with Colonel Gaddafi to block a multi-million pound compensation claim by IRA victims. An email is said to show the former prime minister intervened in a long-running legal action from victims of Libyan-sponsored terrorism. The email suggests Mr. Blair helped to broker an agreement between Gaddafi and US President George W Bush, which saw Libya pay a one-off Ł1 billion in compensation to US victims of terrorism to settle all actions. […] The Libyan regime supplied Semtex for IRA attacks, said to include the 1987 Enniskillen bomb, which killed 11...