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  • Welcome to the Third Term of President George W. Bush by Victor J. Massad

    03/24/2011 10:34:06 AM PDT · by mystery-ak · 33 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | March 24, 2011 | Victor J. Massad
    Welcome to the Third Term of President George W. Bush By Victor J. Massad It all seemed so clear to progressives in the summer of 2008. A dense president born into old establishment wealth had conned the American people and we were trapped into implacable problems, both foreign and domestic. These problems included a bad war that the president had lied us into, a good war that he had ignored, a deficit that was out of control, a prison that violated human rights, and a relationship between big business and big government that had become too cozy. But there was...
  • Bill Clinton: Drilling delays 'ridiculous'

    03/11/2011 2:44:48 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 78 replies
    Bill Clinton: Drilling delays 'ridiculous' By: Darren Goode March 11, 2011 04:55 PM EST Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that delays in offshore oil and gas drilling permits are “ridiculous” at a time when the economy is still rebuilding, according to attendees at the IHS CERAWeek conference. Clinton spoke on a panel with former President George W. Bush that was closed to the media. Video of their moderated talk with IHS CERA Chairman Daniel Yergin was also prohibited. But according to multiple people in the room, Clinton, surprisingly, agreed with Bush on many oil and gas issues, including criticism...
  • Is Obama a war criminal yet?Liberal double-standard is in full view over Gitmo(Bush Yes,Obama No)

    03/09/2011 8:32:50 AM PST · by bestintxas · 11 replies
    wash times ^ | 3/8/11
    President Obama quietly signed an executive order on Monday instituting a system for indefinitely holding terrorist detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo), Cuba. The administration also announced that terrorist trials by military commission would recommence. This is a win for U.S. security, but the country has paid a heavy price for Mr. Obama’s on-the-job training in counterterrorism. The low-key announcements stand in marked contrast with the bombast with which Mr. Obama approached this issue just a few years ago. During the 2008 presidential campaign, then-Sen. Barack Obama harshly criticized President George W. Bush’s detainee policies. When...
  • Bush Doctrine: OK For Libya But Not Iraq?

    03/03/2011 5:43:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 3, 2011 | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    Voices around the world, from Europe to America to Libya, are calling for U.S. intervention to help bring down Moammar Gadhafi. Yet for bringing down Saddam Hussein, the U.S. has been denounced variously for aggression, deception, arrogance and imperialism. A strange moral inversion, considering that Saddam's evil was an order of magnitude beyond Gadhafi's. Gadhafi is a capricious killer; Saddam was systematic. Gadhafi was too unstable and crazy to begin to match the Baathist apparatus: a comprehensive national system of terror, torture and mass murder, gassing entire villages to create what author Kanan Makiya called a "Republic of Fear." Moreover,...
  • There was a time when Democrats thought high gas prices were bad

    03/02/2011 2:15:07 PM PST · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-02-11 | DrJohn
    No, not this year. A democrat is President and he said he wanted high gas prices back in 2008. Well, he got them for us. Gas Prices Near $4 A Gallon At Some Chicago StationsSome people were complaining of high gas prices back when a Republican was President. Like Nancy Pelosi With skyrocketing gas prices, it is clear that the American people can no longer afford the Republican Rubber Stamp Congress and its failure to stand up to Republican big oil and gas company cronies. Americans this week are paying $2.91 a gallon on average for regular gasoline –...
  • Q and A With New York Times Correspondent (Bumiller: Bush 43 "Actually not stupid at all")

    03/01/2011 6:07:24 PM PST · by kristinn · 13 replies
    BYU Daily Universe ^ | Tuesday, March 1, 2011 | Court Mann
    Elisabeth Bumiller, a Pentagon correspondent with The New York Times, visited campus on Wednesday, where she spoke to students at the Brimhall building and the Kennedy Center. She has been with The New York Times since 1995, and has recently reported on Egypt’s turmoil and the U.S. military’s intensifying relationship with China. Bumiller has also spent time oversees with George W. Bush and Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The Daily Universe sat down with Bumiller to discuss her dealings with the Pentagon, the New York Times and various government leaders. SNIP DU: What are some of the biggest misconceptions about President...
  • In U.S.-Libya Nuclear Deal, a Qaddafi Threat Faded Away

    02/28/2011 11:06:24 PM PST · by americanophile · 5 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 1, 2011 | David E. Sanger
    ...Today, with father and son preparing for a siege of Tripoli, the success of a joint American-British effort to eliminate Libya’s capability to make nuclear and chemical weapons has never, in retrospect, looked more important. Senior administration officials and Pentagon planners, as they discuss sanctions and a possible no-fly zone to neutralize the Libyan air force, say that the 2003 deal removed Colonel Qaddafi’s biggest trump card: the threat of using a nuclear weapon, or even just selling nuclear material or technology, if he believed it was the only way to save his 42-year rule. While Colonel Qaddafi retains a...
  • Lubbock man arrested; believed to be terrorist

    02/24/2011 9:16:27 AM PST · by La Lydia · 19 replies
    Connect Amarillo ^ | February 24, 2011
    LUBBOCK, TEXAS -- A Lubbock resident and a citizen of Saudi Arabia is in FBI custody on a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari allegedly purchased chemicals and equipment necessary to make an improvised explosive device (IED) and his research of potential U.S. Targets. Aldawsari, was arrested late Wednesday evening... He was lawfully admitted into the United States in 2008 on a student visa and is enrolled at the South Plains College near Lubbock. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted of attempted use...
  • Saudi National Arrested in Texas on Charges of Attempted Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction

    02/24/2011 8:10:09 AM PST · by cll · 225 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/24/2011
    Banner only. Fox Radio says President George W. Bush might have been the target.
  • Interior Department to revisit Bush-era oil shale plans

    02/16/2011 4:37:38 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 15, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Jennifer Dlouhy
    In response to a legal challenge by conservation groups, the Obama administration today launched a process to reconsider — and probably rewrite — a Bush-era plan for developing oil shale in the West. At issue are decisions by former President George W. Bush’s Interior Department to open roughly 2 million acres of land in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming to commercial oil shale leasing, while also approving regulations setting royalty rates for eventual production that critics blasted as too low. Under a court settlement filed today, more than a dozen groups, including the National Wildlife Federation and the Natural Resources Defense...
  • Ashton Kutcher: George W. Bush 'snubbed' me at the Super Bowl

    02/12/2011 8:10:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 132 replies
    OTRC ^ | 2/12/11 | Olivia Allin
    Ashton Kutcher says that former President George W. Bush snubbed him at the Super Bowl XLV last Sunday. The actor was sitting directly behind the former President in a luxury suite, but the two didn't exchange any kind words. "He just was not very nice to me. He just kind of snubbed me a little bit," Kutcher told BBC Radio DJ Scott Mills on Thursday. "The Bush, he kinda just turned around and really just gave me this scowl." "I think I said some mean things [about Bush] during the election about him," Kutcher said. "I feel like he probably...
  • Bush's New Axis of Evil

    02/11/2011 6:05:24 AM PST · by hcmama · 51 replies
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | February 10. 2011 | Pat Buchanan
    Creators Syndicate – George W. Bush must have been the despair of the history department of every school his daddy managed to get him into. Consider his latest excursion into the history of the republic, at Southern Methodist, where the Great Man's papers are to be housed.
  • Are U.S Servicewomen Trading the Safety of the Helmet for the Hijab?

    02/06/2011 1:14:11 PM PST · by george76 · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 04, 2011 | Margaret Calhoun Hemenway
    Recent pictures in Stars and Stripes feature female U.S. service members wearing the Islamic headscarf, also known as a hijab. These women are part of a new initiative, Female Engagement Teams, being deployed in Afghanistan. Aside from questions about whether the safety of these women deployed into harm's way is jeopardized by trading the helmet for the hijab, the photos invoke memories of a policy fight in Congress less than a decade ago. In 2002, the Senate overturned a DoD mandate requiring female American service members stationed in Saudi Arabia to wear the Saudi version of the burqa, known as...
  • George W. Bush: I'm done with politics, fundraising for GOP, campaigning and appearing on TV

    01/30/2011 7:37:50 PM PST · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 29, 2011 | Aliyah Shahid
    Stick a fork in him. George W. Bush is done with politics. The ex-President told C-SPAN he has no plans to raise cash, stump for Republican candidates and even appear on television.
  • George Bush to sign book at Fort Campbell

    01/30/2011 3:28:14 PM PST · by fabrizio · 4 replies
    George W. Bush will be at Fort Campbell on Wednesday to sign copies of his presidential memoir, “Decision Points,” for soldiers and their families at the Post Exchange. The book-signing will be limited to people with a military identification. They must purchase Bush’s book at Leisure Travel Service on post, according to an announcement by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. The book-signing will begin at 9:30 a.m. CST. The PX will open at 7 a.m. Soldiers and family members must buy the book between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday or Tuesday at the PX store. The books...
  • Obama will go down in history as the president who lost Egypt

    01/29/2011 11:34:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    Haaretz ^ | January 30, 2011 | Aluf Benn
    Jimmy Carter will go down in American history as "the president who lost Iran," which during his term went from being a major strategic ally of the United States to being the revolutionary Islamic Republic. Barack Obama will be remembered as the president who "lost" Turkey, Lebanon and Egypt, and during whose tenure America's alliances in the Middle East crumbled. The superficial circumstances are similar. In both cases, a United States in financial crisis and after failed wars loses global influence under a leftist president whose good intentions are interpreted abroad as expressions of weakness. The results are reflected in...
  • Chris Matthews Blames Egypt Riots on George W. Bush and Iraq War

    01/29/2011 11:36:45 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Chris Matthews Blames Egypt Riots on George W. Bush and Iraq War By Noel Sheppard Created 01/29/2011 - 12:17pm By Noel Sheppard | January 29, 2011 | 12:17 Noel Sheppard's picture It's a metaphysical certitude that whenever anything happens in the Middle East, the media will quickly blame former President George W. Bush and the war in Iraq. Not missing the opportunity to do so, Chris Matthews began the 5PM installment of "Hardball" Friday connecting the riots in Egypt to a man that has been out of office for two years (video follows with transcript and commentary): CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST:...
  • Obama Rescues Castro

    01/18/2011 5:14:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | January 18, 2011 | Humberto Fontova
    "The life of the Cuban revolution is in the balance! We rectify or we sink!" (Raul Castro Dec. 18, 2010) “Cuba will be bankrupt in 2011.” (Italian ambassador to Cuba, Wikileaks Cable) “Here I come to save the day!” (U.S. President Barack Obama, Jan. 14th 2011) But unlike Andy Kaufman on his first Saturday Night Live skit, President Obama hoped to keep his Castro-rescue quiet. He waited till after the November elections (Florida Democrats could be besmirched by a Democratic bail-out of Castro) to sign the executive order, then announced it on a Friday afternoon, slowest news period of the...
  • Cheney: Obama has learned that Bush policies were right

    01/17/2011 5:04:06 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    Cheney: Obama has learned that Bush policies were right By Daniel Strauss - 01/17/11 05:18 PM ET President Obama has “learned from experience” that some of the Bush administration’s decisions on terrorism issues were necessary, according to former Vice President Dick Cheney. In his first interview since undergoing major heart surgery last July, Cheney said he thinks Obama has been forced to rethink some of his national security positions now that he sits in the Oval Office. "I think he's learned that what we did was far more appropriate than he ever gave us credit for while he was a...
  • Cheney: Obama has 'learned from experience' that Bush was right

    01/17/2011 2:50:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | January, 17, 2011 | Daniel Stauss
    President Obama has “learned from experience” that some of the Bush administration’s decisions on terrorism issues were necessary, according to former Vice President Dick Cheney. In his first interview since undergoing major heart surgery last July, Cheney said he thinks Obama has been forced to rethink some of his national security positions now that he sits in the Oval Office. "I think he's learned that what we did was far more appropriate than he ever gave us credit for while he was a candidate. So I think he's learned from experience. And part of that experience was the Democrats having...