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  • George W. Bush Delivers Commencement Speech at SMU, Pokes Fun at Himself (1 min Video)

    05/16/2015 6:02:28 PM PDT · by blueyon · 78 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 5/16/17 | John S. Roberts
    Humility from a politician is more easy to come by from those on the Right, but you can completely forget about it from anyone who sides with the Left. Am I wrong? Obama, Reid, Pelosi, are they humble? Exactly. The one person who has taken a beating more than any individual on the planet for the past 15 years or so chooses a different path. Even during his time in office, President George W. Bush recognized that he wasn’t the most eloquent speaker who ever resided at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., but the fact remains that the guy is not one...
  • Bush: 'Arab Spring' Is ‘Broadest Challenge to Authoritarian Rule Since Collapse of Soviet Communism’

    05/16/2012 12:26:21 PM PDT · by robowombat · 57 replies
    CNS | May 15, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Bush: 'Arab Spring' Is ‘Broadest Challenge to Authoritarian Rule Since Collapse of Soviet Communism’ By Elizabeth Harrington May 15, 2012 ( – Former President George W. Bush said Tuesday that the Arab Spring is “the broadest challenge to authoritarian rule since the collapse of Soviet Communism." “These are extraordinary times in the history of freedom,” Bush said in a speech in Washington, D.C., sponsored by his presidential foundation, the George W. Bush Institute. “In the Arab Spring we have seen the broadest challenge to authoritarian rule since the collapse of Soviet communism," Bush said. "Great change has come to a...
  • George W. Bush Says Keystone Pipeline Is a 'No-Brainer’

    03/14/2012 1:06:27 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 107 replies · 2+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 3-13-12
    TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from landlocked Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast, is a “no-brainer” that would create jobs and bolster the economy, former President George W. Bush said on Tuesday. The $7.6 billion Keystone XL line would generate private-sector employment and government revenue, he said at an American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers conference in San Diego. The U.S. government’s budget deficit is unsustainable and must be reduced by supporting industry, Bush said. “The clear goal ought to be how to get the private sector to grow,” said Bush, who spoke during a luncheon at...
  • In Memoir, Rice Tells of Clashes With Cheney

    10/22/2011 4:56:08 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 60 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 10-22-11 | Peter Baker
    *snip* First as national security adviser and later as secretary of state, Ms. Rice often argued against the hard-line approach that Mr. Cheney and others advanced. The vice president’s staff was “very much of one ultra-hawkish mind,” she writes, adding that the most intense confrontation between her and Mr. Cheney came when she argued that terrorism suspects could not be “disappeared” as in some authoritarian states. In November 2001, she writes, she went to President George W. Bush upon learning that he had issued an order prepared by the White House counsel, Alberto R. Gonzales, authorizing military commissions without telling...
  • Jeannie DeAngelis: A ‘Windshield Rancher’ and the Nouveau Riche97

    08/22/2011 8:07:06 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 12 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8-22-11 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    In reaction to the criticism over the Obama family heading to Martha’s Vineyard amidst gargantuan economic woes and unemployment rates so high even the dead are disturbed, liberals have taken to defending Obama’s vacation time (transportation compliments of two tax-payer funded jets) by portraying George W. Bush as a man who never worked. According to Obama’s defenders, Bush vacation days were disproportionately greater when compared to Barack “nose-to-the-grindstone” Obama’s. The left argues that Obama has earned 10 days in a haven for multimillionaires because Bush spent eight years in perpetual party mode. Mr. Bush did spend time on “vacation.” But...
  • A Hat Tip To Bush

    07/11/2011 5:02:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 11, 2011 | Staff
    Freedom: As South Sudan joyfully celebrated its independence from Sudan, President Obama hailed it as the fruit of partnership, togetherness, hope and unity. South Sudanese, however, hailed President Bush. Proudly wearing the black cowboy hat given to him by President Bush, South Sudan's new president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, couldn't have made a stronger statement about who made his country's independence possible after 50 years of warfare. "It was George Bush and the Christian fundamentalists who heard the cry of South Sudan," affirmed a South Sudanese man quoted by the Los Angeles Times. But to hear the White House — in...
  • Rather readies his version (continuing lies - Bush Nat'l Guard spectacle)

    12/12/2010 8:42:24 AM PST · by STARWISE · 55 replies · 2+ views
    NYPost ^ | 12-12-10
    *snip* Rather confided to writer Gregory Speck, "Until now I never fully understood the power of the forces behind my axing from the anchor post at CBS News several years back, simply for speaking the truth about George Bush's questionable National Guard service." Rather was fired in 2006 for claiming Bush had received preferential treatment in the Guard in the early '70s using questionable memos as evidence. He tells Page Six he'll set the record straight in his book due this spring,
  • HILLYER: Scooter Libby, on the record

    11/18/2010 8:15:52 PM PST · by STARWISE · 29 replies
    WashTimes ^ | 11-17-10 | Quin Hillyer
    *snip* Memory can be unreliable, and misstatements can happen despite pure intentions. It's only fair game to point this out. So say Valerie Plame Wilson, former CIA case manager and Vanity Fair cover girl, and her husband, Joseph C. Wilson IV, former ambassador to Gabon and extravagant self-promoter. Too bad the Wilsons, a power-mad federal prosecutor, an officious federal judge, a confused jury and a badly misled president wouldn't apply those same common-sense considerations to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, wrongly convicted of perjury in the case stemming from State Department official Richard Armitage's public identification of Mrs. Wilson as a...
  • Back to the Bush Coalition

    11/06/2010 10:09:46 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 5, 2010 | Jay Cost
    Published on The Weekly Standard ( Back to the Bush Coalition Where have we seen this majority before? Jay Cost November 15, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 09 The story of last week’s midterm battle is clear: It was an election about President Barack Obama, and the American people voted against him. According to the exit polls, voters nationwide disapproved of the president’s performance by a 9-point margin, 45-54 percent, and while their impressions of the Republican party were generally negative, they nevertheless gave the GOP what should turn out to be at least a 7-point margin of victory in the...
  • Vid -Col. Mark Tillman: describes flying Pres. Bush 9/11 + to Baghdad -- goosebumps!

    11/04/2010 2:46:13 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Video - Col. Mark Tillman's talk Col. Mark Tillman • Commander of Air Force One (2001-2009) • • Air Force One Pilot on September 11, 2001 • • Commander of 250 person crew • Selected by the White House as the nation’s 12th Presidential pilot, Colonel (ret) Mark W. Tillman served President George W. Bush as pilot and commander of Air Force One from 2001-2009. • As the leader of a large organization, his tenure was marked with excellence and an adherence to a Zero Fail philosophy. • Col. Tillman commanded Air Force One through multiple national events. Most notably,...
  • Bush says he approved waterboarding: report

    11/04/2010 6:41:38 AM PDT · by Phlap · 49 replies
    AFP ^ | 11/04/2010
    Former US president George W. Bush says in his new memoir he personally gave the go-ahead for CIA officers to waterboard self-confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, according to Thursday's Washington Post. "Damn right," Bush said when asked by the Central Intelligence Agency whether they should employ the coercive and controversial interrogation technique against the terror suspect, the Post reported, citing an unnamed person who has read the book.
  • CROWD ROARS AT WORLD SERIES As Bush Zings a Strike to Start Game 4

    11/01/2010 7:51:41 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 102 replies · 2+ views
    What a moment! George Bush 41 and George Bush 43 entered the stadium together tonight to throw out the first ball at the World Series. THE CROWD ROARED. Then GW threw a strike to home plate catcher Nolan Ryan to start off game 4. Barbara Bush was taking photos in the stands. What a wonderful moment.
  • Former president George W. Bush to speak in Ohio (WPAFB Air Force Museum - Veteran's Day)

    10/29/2010 1:24:45 PM PDT · by TSgt · 48 replies
    WKRC Local 12 ^ | 10/29/2010 | WKRC
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Former President George W. Bush will be in Ohio to speak at a Veterans Day tribute. Bush will be at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton on Nov. 11. The event comes as he promotes the release of his memoir, "Decision Points." The museum will offer free tickets Monday and opportunities to pre-purchase autographed copies of the book. Ohio provided the decisive electoral votes for the Republican president's 2004 re-election.
  • A Month in the life of George W. Bush (News and many Photos) September 2005

    09/05/2010 5:29:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3,571 replies · 21+ views
    The month of September 2005 was a very busy month for President Bush after Katrina came on land at the Gulf coast and damaged the area. We see President Bush and First Lady Laura visiting New Orleans and other affected areas in Louisiana and Mississippi to comfort the victims of the hurricane and bring aidThe country lost Chief Justice William Renquist who passed away on September 3, 2005President Bush nominated Judge Roberts to become the next Chief Supreme Court Justice. On September 29th Justice Roberts was sworn in as the 20th? Supreme Court Chief Justice.President Bush remembered 9/11 heroes at...
  • '08-Pelosi says House Judiciary may hold hearings on Kucinich impeachment resolution (+Castle)

    09/14/2010 10:22:23 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-10-08
    July 10, 2008 Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said this morning that the House Judiciary Committee may hold hearings on an impeachment resolution offered by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio). Kucinich is expected to offer a "privileged resolution" this afternoon calling on the House to look at whether President Bush should be removed from office for lying to Congress and the American public when he sought congressional approval back in 2002 for taking military action to invade Iraq and overthrow Saddam Hussein. Pelosi has said previously that impeachment "was off the table," so her comments this morning were surprising, and clearly signaled...
  • Former President Bush to speak at Reagan Library in November (Perspective on Leadership Forum)

    09/08/2010 9:16:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 164 replies
    VC Star ^ | 9/08/10 | Michele Willer-Allred
    Former President Bush to speak at Reagan Library in NovemberBy Michele Willer-Allred Ventura County Star Posted September 8, 2010 at 10:22 a.m. Former President George W. Bush will be speaking at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Nov. 18. As part of the library’s “Perspective on Leadership Forum,” Bush will be discussing his memoir “Decision Points,” which brings readers inside the Texas governor’s mansion on the night of the hotly contested 2000 election, and aboard Air Force One on 9/11 in the hours after the attack on the World Trade Center Towers. The book also goes into detail...
  • Rather Still Claiming Bush Nat’l Guard Story Was True

    09/07/2010 6:20:09 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 41 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | SEPTEMBER 6, 2010 | BY DON IRVINE
    Some people just can’t let go and Dan Rather is a case in point. Almost six years after he questioned George Bush’s National Guard service Rather is still defending the report that led to his eventual departure from the network. Give it a rest Dan. From TVNewser Rather, of course, famously parted ways with CBS after a story about Former President George W. Bush’s service in the National Guard was found to be based on faulty documents. Rather sued CBS over his ouster, and most of the charges have since been dismissed. Still, Rather continues to defend the report to...
  • In Bush v. Obama, Bush Wins in a Rout

    At a fund-raising event for Democrats in Dallas, where Bush now lives, Obama said the former president's "disastrous" policies had driven the U.S. economy into the ground and turned budget surpluses into deficits. Obama defended his repeated references to Bush's policies, saying they were necessary to remind Americans of the weak economy he inherited from Bush in January 2009. "The policies that crashed the economy, that undercut the middle class, that mortgaged our future, do we really want to go back to that, or do we keep moving our country forward?" Obama said at another fund-raising event in Austin, referring...
  • Flashback: Media Promoted Military Criticism of President Bush

    06/23/2010 9:29:35 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 3 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 6-22-10 | Lachlan Markay
    No general should criticize his or her commander, and Gen. Stanley McChrystal is no exception. But the mainstream media is primarily concerned with the political fallout of McChrystal's apparent insubordination as revealed by a piece in Rolling Stone. They are not concerned with whether his critiques are accurate, in stark contrast to other military officers' critiques of war policy under the Bush administration. During Bush's tenure, active duty generals that spoke out against administration policy were portrayed as courageous whistleblowers. Retired generals were treated as ever-wise sages of military policy. None were scrutinized as McChrystal, pictured right, has been in...
  • Revealing online comment from soldier (nails it)

    06/12/2010 8:41:25 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 36 replies · 1,494+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 6-12-10
    I miss President Bush enormously. Every single day. You cannot imagine what it's like to be sitting here in a combat zone and seeing pictures of Barack Obama at the top of my chain of command. On every wall in every building. It comes down to a single word: leadership. Setting aside all the tired old policy arguments I see recycled above, the reality is that Bush was a leader; Obama is not. I didn’t always agree with where Bush wanted to lead. But he led. Obama has never led anyone or anything to anywhere. I can forgive his misguided...