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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.
  • Bush gets airborne birthday suprise party (Happy 62nd Birthday, Mr. President)

    07/06/2008 9:12:12 AM PDT · by FocusNexus · 23 replies · 433+ views
    UPI ^ | July 6, 2008 | UPI
    HOKKAIDO, Japan, July 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush was treated to a surprise 62nd birthday party aboard Air Force One en route to the Group of Eight summit in Japan. Bush and his contingent were nearing Japan when First Lady Laura Bush and senior White House staff gathered in the plane's conference room. There, a steward put a single candle on a coconut cake, the lights were dimmed, and when Bush entered the room, the group yelled, "Surprise," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.
  • Bush Can Take Pride in Scorn

    07/02/2008 6:27:54 AM PDT · by Eurale · 13 replies · 129+ views
    Real Clear Politics via DMN ^ | July 2, 2008 | Mark Davis
    There was a familiar quip Hillary Clinton used on campaign stops this year. It usually involved some snide reference to how America's image supposedly has been damaged during the Bush years, punctuated by a line that always drew hoots of approval from audiences that shared her loathing of the president: "The whole world is going to breathe a sigh of relief," she would proclaim, "when that moving van pulls up to the White House on its way back to Texas."
  • Bush's Trumanesque moment

    06/28/2008 5:00:09 AM PDT · by Clive · 40 replies · 202+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | Salim Mansur
    The weekly Economist for June 12 placed Iraq on its cover once again. The timing of the cover story was significant. Nine days earlier the Democrats had settled on their presidential nominee -- Barack Hussein Obama -- for the November election. The Iraq story had been downgraded by the mainstream media when the Democratic primary contest intensified and when the good news from Iraq, according to the Economist, was "far better than it was only a few months ago." The good news from Iraq is indeed far better than merely good. The military surge President George W. Bush ordered in...
  • History will say that we misunderestimated George W Bush

    06/21/2008 11:41:14 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 90 replies · 129+ views
    uk ^ | June 21 2008 | Andrew Roberts
    As he leaves the White House at the end of his second term, the President has a poll rating of only 23 per cent, and is widely disliked and even despised. His foreign policy has been judged a failure, especially in view of the long, painful, costly war that he declared, which is still not over. He doesn't get on with his own party's presidential candidate, who is clearly distancing himself, and had lost many of his closest friends and staff to scandals and forced resignations. The New Republic, a hugely influential political magazine, writes that his historical reputation will...
  • U.S. President George W. Bush (L) jogs with Iraq war double-amputee

    06/27/2006 6:42:39 PM PDT · by radar101 · 24 replies · 1,488+ views
    YAHOO photos ^ | 27 JUNE 2006 | Yahoo Photos
    U.S. President George W. Bush (L) jogs with Iraq war double-amputee U.S. Army soldier SSgt Christian Bagge, of Eugene, Oregon, along the jogging path on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington June 27, 2006.
  • April 14, 1865 President Lincoln Shot

    04/14/2005 6:40:53 PM PDT · by kellynla · 555 replies · 11,578+ views
    History Channel.com ^ | 4/14/2005 | staff
    At Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C., John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally wounds President Abraham Lincoln. The attack came only five days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his massive army at Appomattox, effectively ending the American Civil War. Booth, who remained in the North during the war despite his Confederate sympathies, initially plotted to capture President Lincoln and take him to Richmond, the Confederate capital. However, on March 20, 1865, the day of the planned kidnapping, the president failed to appear at the spot where Booth and his six fellow conspirators lay in wait. Two...
  • Bush's Strong New Cabinet

    12/06/2004 6:17:51 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 8 replies · 816+ views
    Chron Watch ^ | Dec 6, 2004 | Tom Barrett
    Recently I heard one of the female liberal talk show hosts on National Public Radio whining that Bush was appointing people to his second-term Cabinet that thought like he did. Who does she expect him to appoint: Hillary and Bill? I would like to talk about the makeup of Bush's new Cabinet, but first I would like to explore the negative spin the liberal media is putting on the number of "resignations" from Bush's inner circle. I put the word resignations in quotation marks, because any astute observer of the Washington scene knows that government officials at this level seldom...
  • Kerik Named Homeland Security Chief

    12/02/2004 2:21:38 PM PST · by kattracks · 198 replies · 9,270+ views
    ABC | 12/02/04 | Sean Hannity
    Just announced by Sean.
  • News Photos of Bangor Maines Troop Greeter

    09/23/2004 6:29:12 PM PDT · by armymarinemom · 221 replies · 12,925+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/23/2004 | Day in Photos
    Troops leaving for Kuwait got a surprise troop greeting before heading out.
  • TributeToRonaldReagan.com

    06/13/2004 12:34:35 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 140 replies · 1,687+ views
    TributeToRonaldReagan.com ^ | June 11, 2004 | Jeff Head
    I took out the domain name "TributeToRonaldReagan.com" today (it will take about 96 hours to propogate across the web). It is my permanent tribute to President Ronald Wilson Reagan...the greatest President in my life time, in the 20th centruy, and among the two top presidents of all time, second IMHO, only to George Washington.
  • White House Has Been Told That Former President Ronald Reagan's Health Has Deteriorated

    06/05/2004 9:34:42 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 55 replies · 409+ views
    Former President Ronald Reagan's health has deteriorated, the White House has been told. The White House was informed that the 93-year-old former president's health had changed significantly in the past several days, a person familiar with Reagan's condition said Saturday.Reagan has been out of the public eye since disclosing a decade ago that he had Alzheimer's disease. He has lived longer than any other U.S. president.Rumors about Reagan's health arose Friday and his office in California said it had received more than 300 calls over the past two days."He's 93 years old. He's had Alzheimer's disease for 10 years. There...
  • What are Howard Dean's chances in 2004?

    12/10/2003 1:54:04 AM PST · by Jason Gambling · 30 replies · 132+ views
    I Am President | Jason
    What are Howard Dean's chances in 2004???

    10/27/2002 10:18:33 AM PST · by doug from upland · 13 replies · 8,274+ views
    Reagan foundation ^ | June 12, 1987 | President Reagan and speechwriters
    NOTE: this is No. 1 in a series in which we look at the highlights of the greatest president of the 20th century, Ronald W. Reagan. Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate West Berlin, Germany June 12, 1987 This speech was delivered to the people of West Berlin, yet it was also audible on the East side of the Berlin wall. 2,703 words Thank you very much. Chancellor Kohl, Governing Mayor Diepgen, ladies and gentlemen: Twenty-four years ago, President John F. Kennedy visited Berlin, speaking to the people of this city and the world at the City Hall. Well, since then...
  • The Liberals just can't take the heat

    07/06/2002 9:54:09 PM PDT · by noliberalhere · 3 replies · 251+ views
    7-6-2002 | Lloyd Bennett
    I would like to agree with the comments posted by MhKing,you are the man. The liberals just can not stand that a Republican President has approval ratings in the high 70's to the low to mid 80's. Thats better that there poster child Bill Clinton. As far as Tom Cruise (which I used to admire for his work) is concerned, I think he may have had a meeting with Clinton and an Hypnotic therapist if you get my drift. If Cruise does not want to live in America, I will personally buy his plane ticket to anywhere on the globe...