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  • Former President Bush's memoir will highlight influence of Pope John Paul II

    10/31/2010 2:57:17 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies · 2+ views
    CNA ^ | Washington D.C., Oct 30, 2010
    www.catholicnewsagency.com Former President Bush's memoir will highlight influence of Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II and President George W. Bush Washington D.C., Oct 30, 2010 / 07:21 am (CNA).- An early preview of President George W. Bush's forthcoming memoir “Decision Points,” has revealed that the book will discuss the former president's relationship with Pope John Paul II—especially the Pope's influence on his decision to restrict embryonic stem cell research. The Pontiff and president met publicly in 2001, 2002 and 2004, for discussions that displayed both profound agreements and serious differences between the two men. On October 28,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bush, Cheney comforted troops privately

    12/22/2008 4:59:21 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 50 replies · 4,366+ views
    Washington Times ^ | December 22, 2008 | Joseph Curl & John Solomon
    EXCLUSIVE: For much of the past seven years, President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have waged a clandestine operation inside the White House. It has involved thousands of military personnel, private presidential letters and meetings that were kept off their public calendars or sometimes left the news media in the dark. Their mission: to comfort the families of soldiers who died fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and to lift the spirits of those wounded in the service of their country. On Monday, the president is set to make a more common public trip...
  • Bush: Some voted for Obama ‘because of me’

    12/01/2008 12:54:38 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 100 replies · 2,327+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2008-12-01 | Reid Wilson
    Calling the 2008 elections a “repudiation of Republicans,” President Bush shouldered at least some of the blame for his party’s poor results in November. “I’m sure some people voted for [President-elect] Barack Obama because of me,” the outgoing president said.
  • Learning from the Bush Legacy

    11/20/2008 5:33:31 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 6 replies · 341+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 11.1.08 | Philip Klein
    IN HIS EXCELLENT BIOGRAPHY of Abraham Lincoln, David Herbert Donald recalls a meeting he had with John F. Kennedy in February 1962, in which the young president complained about the way scholars ranked his predecessors. “No one has a right to grade a president—not even poor James Buchanan—who has not sat in his chair, examined the mail and information that came across his desk, and learned why he made his decisions,” Kennedy said. With President Bush’s days in office coming to an end, the inevitable debate about his legacy is upon us. To his critics, his record of failure is...
  • Krauthammer: History Will Judge

    09/19/2008 2:54:06 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 9 replies · 331+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 19, 2008 | Charles Krauthammer
    -- snip --What the president did note with some pride, however, is that beyond preventing a second attack, he is bequeathing to his successor the kinds of powers and institutions the next president will need to prevent further attack and successfully prosecute the long war. And indeed, he does leave behind a Department of Homeland Security, reorganized intelligence services with newly developed capacities to share information and a revised FISA regime that grants broader and modernized wiretapping authority. -- snip -- So unpopular that Truman left office disparaged and highly out of favor. History has revised that verdict. I have...
  • What will be the George Bush legacy?

    09/17/2008 8:05:54 AM PDT · by meandog · 91 replies · 345+ views
    CBS News ^ | Sept. 3, 2008
    CBS) For as long as he's been asked about it, George Bush has publically professed to not care much about his legacy. "I'm reading about George Washington, still," President Bush said in 2006. "My attitude is, if they're still analyzing number one, 43 ought not to worry about it." And why would he want to, given the long list of targets he's presented to his critics, CBS News chief White House correspondent Jim Axelrod reports. The tragically weak response to Katrina, which will always overshadow the administration getting it right - like the last few days with Gustav. No Child...
  • The Value of Service

    08/29/2008 10:16:30 PM PDT · by flyfree · 23 replies · 278+ views
    Eielson AF Base ^ | 8/15/2008 | Lt. Col. Mark Murphy
    8/15/2008 - EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- I learned a big lesson on service Aug. 4, 2008, when Eielson had the rare honor of hosting President Bush on a refueling stop as he traveled to Asia. It was an event Eielson will never forget -- a hangar full of Airmen and Soldiers getting to see the Commander in Chief up close, and perhaps even shaking his hand. An incredible amount of effort goes into presidential travel because of all of the logistics, security, protocol, etc ... so it was remarkable to see Air Force One land at Eielson on...
  • A Brief History of Bush's Time

    08/27/2008 11:31:24 AM PDT · by jackv · 64 replies · 249+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 8-27-08 | Randall Hoven
    The current narrative of the Bush Presidency is that it is a failure (believed by 107 of 109 historians surveyed) and that George W. Bush is the worst President in history (believed by 61% of those surveyed historians). Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said, "The president already has the mark of the American people -- he's the worst president we ever had." That's one narrative. I have another.
  • How will the Bush administration be remembered?

    08/16/2008 5:38:38 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 131 replies · 209+ views
    08/16/2008 | WesternCulture
    With all due respect, I'm pretty sure Dubya & Co will continue being the laughing stock of international affairs over here in Europe for a long time (- Hey, I'm aware you Americans have invested him with the highest of US offices, but I wrote "With all due respect" initially, so I won't drone on about how much many of us Europeans actually admire America, our common interests etc, out of sheer courtesy:D). Europe and the US will remain best friends and just like my (personal) best friend since 30 years and I squabble from time to time (I'm 39),...
  • Oliver Stone's George Bush biopic

    08/12/2008 8:26:05 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 80 replies · 218+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | August 10, 2008 | Christopher Goodwin
    From The Sunday Times August 10, 2008 Oliver Stone's George Bush biopic Oliver Stone's Bush biopic plays it for laughs, but it's every bit as controversial as JFK and Nixon Christopher Goodwin You have to admit it’s a great question: “How did George W Bush go from alcoholic bum to the most powerful figure in the world?” That’s what the American film-maker Oliver Stone says he wants to explain in his forthcoming movie biopic, entitled, simply enough, W. Not surprisingly, Texas-sized dust storms have already blown up in Hollywood and Washington over the film, which is being rushed through production...
  • The Bush Legacy - Harry Truman Redux?

    08/10/2008 8:04:51 PM PDT · by Gambit · 38 replies · 500+ views
    Political Capital ^ | June 21, 2008 | Matthew Gagnon
    Full Article at Political Capital Before you read this article, take a couple steps back from your political opinions - because I can already hear the partisan bickering. I want you to approach this and analyze it in an antiseptic, neutral way - regardless of whether you are a Bush lover or Bush hater. I think both camps will find things to love, and hate in this article. But, reserve judgment please - because this is an article about how history will remember George W. Bush, it is not a political judgment on his presidency. Indeed, you will find several...
  • President Stops To Wish Woman Happy Birthday (Ruth Harris Celebrates 91 Years)

    07/31/2008 12:44:54 PM PDT · by valkyry1 · 25 replies · 90+ views
    NewsNet5. ^ | 07-31-2008 | NewsNet5.
    GATES MILLS, Ohio -- President George W. Bush made a pit stop on his way back to the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Tuesday evening. After leaving a fundraiser in Gates Mills, his motorcade passed a home with a sign asking the president to stop by -- so he did. Bush got out of the car and spent a few minutes with Ruth Harris, who was celebrating her 91st birthday with her family. Bush sat in a chair next to Harris and said "91 years old -- how special." When neighbors noticed what was happening, they soon surrounded the president for...
  • President Stops to Wish Woman Happy Birthday

    07/31/2008 5:26:08 AM PDT · by srmorton · 66 replies · 1,331+ views
    NewsNet5.com ^ | July 30, 2008
    GATES MILLS, Ohio -- President George W. Bush made a pit stop on his way back to the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Tuesday evening. After leaving a fundraiser in Gates Mills, his motorcade passed a home with a sign asking the president to stop by -- so he did. Video: Bush Visits Euclid Plant Bush got out of the car and spent a few minutes with Ruth Harris, who was celebrating her 91st birthday with her family. Bush sat in a chair next to Harris and said "91 years old -- how special." When neighbors noticed what was happening, they...
  • A Truman for our times

    07/30/2008 10:48:25 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 15 replies · 144+ views
    Prospect Magazine ^ | August 2008 | Edward Luttwak
    The received wisdom is that President Bush has been a foreign policy disaster, and that America is threatened by the rise of Asia. Both claims are wrong—Bush has successfully rolled back jihadism, and the US will benefit from Asian growth.
  • Batman Bush True Dark Knight

    07/29/2008 11:21:23 AM PDT · by mpackard · 28 replies · 388+ views
    Herald Sun (ausies) ^ | 07/30/08 | Andrew Bolt
    FINALLY Hollywood makes a film that says President George W Bush was right. But director Christopher Nolan had to disguise it a little, so journalists wouldn't freak and the film's more fashionable stars wouldn't walk. So he hides Bush in a cape. He even sticks a mask on him, with pointy ears for some reason.
  • What Bush and Batman Have in Common

    07/25/2008 10:55:56 AM PDT · by Bratch · 35 replies · 4,713+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 25, 2008 | ANDREW KLAVAN
    A cry for help goes out from a city beleaguered by violence and fear: A beam of light flashed into the night sky, the dark symbol of a bat projected onto the surface of the racing clouds . . . Oh, wait a minute. That's not a bat, actually. In fact, when you trace the outline with your finger, it looks kind of like . . . a "W." There seems to me no question that the Batman film "The Dark Knight," currently breaking every box office record in history, is at some level a paean of praise to the...
  • BAD KARMA AT THE DALAI LAMA'S APPEARANCE (Hippies resent praise for W by Lama )

    07/25/2008 5:05:38 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 8 replies · 205+ views
    Philadephia Daily News Letter ^ | 07/24/2008 | Don Gallagher
    THE DALAI Lama came to town, and I went to see him. After all, how often do you get to see a world figure, a Nobel Peace Prize winner? I saw his holiness at the majestic Kimmel Center, the perfect setting for such a holy man. --snip-- The angry murmur that went through the crowd when His Holiness proclaimed his love for George Bush was the exact opposite reaction you think you'd get from a bunch of peace-loving folk
  • President Bush's Accomplishments

    07/10/2008 4:44:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 18 replies · 143+ views
    I've seen on FR before a very long list of things President Bush has accomplished. Even with the Democrats in control the past eight years. Has anyone seen that floating around? Thanks!
  • Why Iraq Was Inevitable

    07/09/2008 12:21:53 PM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies · 331+ views
    Commentary ^ | 7-9-08 | Arthur Herman
     Why Iraq Was Inevitable Arthur Herman July/August 2008 E-mail This Article to a Friend Subject: Why Iraq Was Inevitable Yes, I would like to receive periodic updates and information via e-mail from Commentary. Recipient Addresses: Separate each address with a comma. Your E-mail Address: Message: E-mail This Article to a Friend Thank You A link to "Why Iraq Was Inevitable" has been emailed to your friends. Most E-mailed articles: The Mind of Seymour HershWhy Iraq Was InevitableDictatorships & Double StandardsAre We Winning the War on Terror?Hugo Chávez's Jewish Problem According to an April 2008 poll in U.S. News &...
  • Holy Cows: George W Bush - buffoon or great leader?

    07/09/2008 6:14:28 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 8 replies · 94+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 7/9/08 | Purple Mountains
    This piece should really bring out the Calvins, the Dudley Dursleys, the Lucy van Pelts, the Angelica Pickles and all the rest of the spoiled brats and know-nothings of this world who have been having a temper tantrum because President Bush is succeeding in Iraq and defeating the terrorists.