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Bush 43: 'History will ultimately judge ... I'm a content man'
CNN ^ | Wed April 24, 2013 | John King

Posted on 04/24/2013 7:44:18 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

Dallas (CNN) -- George W. Bush is a proud new grandfather and fascinated by his unlikely new hobby: painting.

But some things haven't changed a bit: the trademark smirk when he is amused, a squinty glare when he doesn't appreciate the question -- and a quick turn to humor when the conversation turns to "legacy," including the scars of Iraq or the cloud of Katrina.

"History will ultimately judge the decisions that were made for Iraq and I'm just not going to be around to see the final verdict," the two-term president told CNN in a wide-ranging interview.

"In other words, I'll be dead."

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush43; bushlegacy; bushlibrary
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1 posted on 04/24/2013 7:44:18 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Go away George Bush. Both of you. Leave us alone. Shut up. And take Karl with you where the sun don’t shine.


2 posted on 04/24/2013 7:47:05 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: MinorityRepublican

The facts will judge you and the Rovetard ....


3 posted on 04/24/2013 7:55:32 PM PDT by Fred (http://thebubblefilm.com/)
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To: MinorityRepublican
 

"Oops"
 
Now go ride your bike and be quiet.

4 posted on 04/24/2013 8:00:32 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: Houghton M.

He mostly has done that.


5 posted on 04/24/2013 8:00:56 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (HEY RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

A good man. A placeholder. The best of choice. A moderate. An early enabler and therefore facilitator of the decline. Still pushing amnesty as well.


6 posted on 04/24/2013 8:03:26 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

(sarcasm)
Iraq, 2006, not a civil war.
(/sarcasm)

yaeh sure.


7 posted on 04/24/2013 8:06:31 PM PDT by RockyTx
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To: MinorityRepublican
A very imperfect President to be sure but a far,far,far,far,far,far better one than either of his opponents would have been.Now I know that the "Romney was a Commie atheist" crowd will scream and shout at that suggestion but the reasonable among us will acknowledge it today.
8 posted on 04/24/2013 8:07:27 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Too bad GWB didn’t understand the power of the office, and the damage done because he refused to defend his actions. I didn’t agree with a lot of what GWB did, but he allowed the left-wing media to completely redefine his policies and agenda. My wish now is that GWB and family just goes away. I believe that Ronald Reagan’s biggest mistake was selecting George H.W. Bush as his Vice President. He was bad enough, but it led to George W. Bush as President. May our great President Reagan rest in peace and may our great country survive these RINOs.


9 posted on 04/24/2013 8:12:39 PM PDT by SoCalTeresa
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To: MinorityRepublican

Islam is a Religion of Peace

Jobs Americans Won’t Do Anymore

Family Values Don’t Stop at the Rio Grande

Amnesty

American Dream Downpayment Initiative

Harriet Miers

what’s not to like?


10 posted on 04/24/2013 8:13:24 PM PDT by Pelham (Without Deportation you have De Facto Amnesty.)
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To: TArcher

Ameriquest and Arnall.

Ground Zero of the Subprime Mortgage market.


11 posted on 04/24/2013 8:14:49 PM PDT by Pelham (Without Deportation you have De Facto Amnesty.)
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To: SoCalTeresa

If only Reagan had followed his heart and taken Paul Laxalt for his VP...


12 posted on 04/24/2013 8:17:07 PM PDT by Pelham (Without Deportation you have De Facto Amnesty.)
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To: SoCalTeresa

If only Reagan had followed his heart and taken Paul Laxalt for his VP...


13 posted on 04/24/2013 8:17:08 PM PDT by Pelham (Without Deportation you have De Facto Amnesty.)
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To: TArcher

Hey I’m from the turnip truck-—can you explain who and what the contributor and donations have to do with GWB?


14 posted on 04/24/2013 8:17:28 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: SoCalTeresa

Can’t and won’t argue with your analysis, in fact it is darn good. I’m still disappointed with RR’s selection of GHWB as his VP elevating him to the Presidency, what a mistake.


15 posted on 04/24/2013 8:20:11 PM PDT by izzatzo (NO MORE BUSHES!)
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To: Houghton M.

There are a lot of things I dislike about GWB & the other Bushes...but I respect him for not running around like Billy Blowjob trying to secure ‘a legacy’. I cannot imagine Obama leaving us in peace after leaving office...

;>(


16 posted on 04/24/2013 8:21:44 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I really can’t respect a man that never defended himself from his critics. He was never a principled conservative and he will be remembered as a disappointment to all. Let’s not forget that at the end of his tenure when he authorized the bankster bailouts, to paraphrase, he had to abandon capitalism in order to save the nation from ruin.
That being said, Bush was light years better than our current Islamo-Marxist POS to occupy the White House.


17 posted on 04/24/2013 8:24:48 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I’m still baffled how George W. Bush could be held responsible for Katrina yet Barack Obama gets off scot-free with Sandy.


18 posted on 04/24/2013 8:25:02 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: izzatzo

As posted, his primary choice was Paul Laxalt, but politics drove Ronaldus Magnusto to make this decision. It is a reminder that we all need to think of how bad our decisions will turn out if we sell out our philosphies. President Reagan was duped on many issues, including abortion in California and amnesty in 1986. Trust but verify is not sufficient.


19 posted on 04/24/2013 8:28:19 PM PDT by SoCalTeresa
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To: grumpygresh

No question, GWB is a great president compared to what we have today. Unfortunately, the bar Obama sets is just way too low. In fact, I would probably be a great president based on this criteria.


20 posted on 04/24/2013 8:31:40 PM PDT by SoCalTeresa
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To: Bratch

Because the MSM is completely brain dead. Therefore, Obama isn’t responsible for anything.


21 posted on 04/24/2013 8:32:29 PM PDT by SoCalTeresa
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To: MinorityRepublican

I never had a political thought in my life until I was sitting in an apartment on a work assignment in Casper, Wyoming one year watching, out of boredom, his father’s SOTU address, with my mind entirely glazed over until he said, with a certain strange emphasis, “New World Order.”

I had no idea at all what that phrase meant but, literally, a chill ran down my spine. I sat bolt upright and began paying attention. I have paid attention to politics ever since, and increasingly I know the full import of those haunting words.

His son, “W,” may certainly rest content if he stays drunk enough, and I’m sure he will, but history - if told correctly - will not be kind to him.

My wife, a legal immigrant with little knowledge about the sources of our country’s greatness, was always shocked at my surprisingly visceral hatred as his two terms progressed: “Compassionate Conservatism,” uncontrolled spending, No-child-left-behind, open borders even after 9/11, Patriot Act tyranny, predictable fiascos in Iraq and Afghanistan, economic collapse, and in the end an easy win for our first illegal, Marxist/Muslim POTUS, and all that has wrought since.

Even more than Clinton, the Bushes were the beginning of the end for our nation.


22 posted on 04/24/2013 8:33:16 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: RockyTx

Not to sound like a Dem but are we better off from the war in Iraq? We have a few thousand dead military and gained several hundred billion in debt. And for what? They still hate us and we get no break on their oil. Bush and Cheney made an error to go into Iraq which was a natural enemy to Iran.


23 posted on 04/24/2013 8:38:20 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: tflabo

No, we are not better off. Too bad we can’t give the Iraqis Saddam Hussein and his reign of terror. From all of their misery since the US invasion, it seems they would be much happier with their former great leader.


24 posted on 04/24/2013 8:41:55 PM PDT by SoCalTeresa
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To: MinorityRepublican

Thank you Jorge for protecting us from more terror attacks after 9/11/01.

Other than that, your presidency SUCKED and set us up for the end of America.

Have a nice life, a$$hole.


25 posted on 04/24/2013 8:44:16 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: MinorityRepublican
There were only a couple of reasons G.W. Bush should or could be POTUS: Algore and John Kerry.

Apparently, it's not just cream that rises to the top. We've had some real floaters to pick from.

26 posted on 04/24/2013 8:55:44 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: tflabo

to post 23

tflabo.
I largely agree.
.......................................
this is what bothers me about the Iraq occupation.
Bush pretended that there was no civil war,
thus making everything more difficult for us.

also.

Bush missed a historic opportunity to redraw
the maps of Iraq and Afghanistan.
The whole world will be worse off for decades.


27 posted on 04/24/2013 9:02:02 PM PDT by RockyTx
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To: SoCalTeresa

I know it was politics, but I always held RR in such high esteem that I still think he could have picked someone else and done just as well, heck he was riding so high in ‘84, I think he could have afforded to dump Bush from the ticket. But, that’s history.


28 posted on 04/24/2013 9:06:19 PM PDT by izzatzo (NO MORE BUSHES!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

“I’m content.”
Money get back
I’m all right Jack
Keep your hands off my stack

“In other words, I’ll be dead.”
“In the long run we’re all dead.” John Maynard Keynes

That’s great that you’re happy Mr. Bush.
The rest of us are chewing aluminum foil.


29 posted on 04/24/2013 9:16:39 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: dagogo redux
Even more than Clinton, the Bushes were the beginning of the end for our nation.

Very sad, but absolutely true. Every atrocity or miscarriage of government or tyrannical behavior by 0dumb0 against Amerika, had it's beginnings within the laws & agencies (ex TSA) that were created & passed & signed into law by dumber than dirt, doofus GW Bush!

30 posted on 04/24/2013 9:27:55 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: MinorityRepublican

I was disappointed to read that he (W) believes Arab Spring has helped to bring democracy to the ME.


31 posted on 04/24/2013 9:36:25 PM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: SoCalTeresa
I would probably be a great president based on this criteria.

Me too, and I can actually sink a few baskets.

32 posted on 04/24/2013 9:44:40 PM PDT by Bullish (May the time soon come when Obamunism is only spoken of in hell.)
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To: Houghton M.

TSA, TSA!!!!


33 posted on 04/24/2013 9:55:14 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: MinorityRepublican

Well, even though I did vote for you, George… if by history you mean other people, it’s still a maybe. But there is another Judge and his verdict is the important one. I’d wait to see what he has to say before resting too contently - but I pray he gives you a thumbs up.


34 posted on 04/24/2013 9:58:56 PM PDT by Lake Living
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“I was disappointed to read that he (W) believes Arab Spring has helped to bring democracy to the ME.”

That doesn’t surprise me at all. He is the sort that believes that democracy has magical powers, without taking into account the culture that is voting. And he still doesn’t have a clue about the nature of the Islamic world. ‘Religion of Peace’- evidently he’s never cracked open a history book.


35 posted on 04/24/2013 10:08:12 PM PDT by Pelham (Without Deportation you have De Facto Amnesty.)
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To: Lake Living

Two Bush presidencies is enough. No more, PLEASE.


36 posted on 04/24/2013 10:10:03 PM PDT by CT (Obama is the product of a shiftless press, LoFoVo, and the conquest of Soviet style public education)
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To: SoCalTeresa

You were one of the best compared to Obamimam.


37 posted on 04/24/2013 10:13:02 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: MinorityRepublican

The Bush family is a bunch of establishment elite liberals


38 posted on 04/24/2013 10:20:55 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Bratch

Same way he gets away with 8% unemployment and Bush was bashed for 5% unemployment. Obama gas is $4.00 this is good, Bush gas was $2.00 this is bad. I have had it with the media and I hope they all get what they deserve for all the lies they tell and have told. I can’t even say what I really think about the media traitors.


39 posted on 04/24/2013 11:27:00 PM PDT by funfan
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To: funfan

The liberal media disliked the Bushes and Gerry Ford and they fought an all out war with Richard Nixon.

That doesn’t make any of those presidents conservatives, it just makes the media far left and unable to tolerate anything or anyone that isn’t as far to the left as they are.


40 posted on 04/25/2013 12:48:35 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE MY DREAMS)
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To: SoCalTeresa

Agree. I give him a good grade on handling terrorism and a fail on domestic vigilence. His biggest, big big mistake was establishing the DHS which brought us the TSA. This basically was the tacit surrender to world Islamic terrorists.


41 posted on 04/25/2013 1:35:40 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Jane Long

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304192704577406612351805018.html

How can anyone buy into that Arab Spring BS? You are correct that GWBush did and does. He remains incorrigible on amnesty for illegals and nation building for insane Muslims

His wife is even more lovey dovey liberal but she was a fine and classy 1st Lady unlike Hillary and The Wookie


42 posted on 04/25/2013 1:44:06 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: GBA
"...We've had some real floaters to pick from..."

LOL.

Wasn't I just reading here that the Saudis and Kuwaitis picked up the billions for the invasion? Otherwise, it was money we "invested" mostly to ourselves.

I didn't get much response when I wrote that Giuliani would have been a better choice against The Won. "Just sayin'"

43 posted on 04/25/2013 2:29:53 AM PDT by Does so (Progressives Don't Know the Meaning of INFRINGED...)
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To: Nextrush

they fought an all out war with Richard Nixon.

Well that was justified. Bashing Ford and Bush was not. Nixon was so dumb for not destroying those tapes. He was absolutely the most arrogant President we ever had (even more than Obama who would have destroyed those tapes if he had any).


44 posted on 04/25/2013 2:42:47 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: samadams2000

You forgot “puppet.”


45 posted on 04/25/2013 2:50:15 AM PDT by warchild9
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To: MinorityRepublican

STFU GWB!!!


46 posted on 04/25/2013 3:03:01 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: izzatzo
and GHWB's big mistake was Iraq 1.0

Can you imagine if we hadn't butted in?

Saddam was an evil dictator, but he was a secular evil dictator who kept both the Iranis and also Al-Qaeda in check -- both these hated him

Saddam killed off the most fanatical Irani shias

Saddam also threatened Saudi Arabia

If we hadn't butted in, Saddam in 1999 would be anti-AlQaeda and also would have used the money he got from invading Kuwait to invade and dismember Iran.

The Saudis would be spending money to pay him off, so less for AlQ and the TAliban

Also, Osama's excuse for 9/11 was that we had infidel soldiers on the Holy land of Saudi Arabia

47 posted on 04/25/2013 4:31:24 AM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: napscoordinator

Nixon at least had the dignity to resign before he was impeached unlike the guy who wants to be “First Man” in 2017.


48 posted on 04/25/2013 4:53:30 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE MY DREAMS)
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To: RockyTx

more, Pakistan should have been carved up


49 posted on 04/25/2013 5:27:39 AM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Yeah, you're content, but you screwed the rest of us and you screwed the country. Stay out da' Bushes. No more.

Bush #1 gave us Clinton, Bush #2 gave us Obama, I hope we never find out what Bush #3 will give us.

50 posted on 04/25/2013 5:46:09 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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