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  • George and Jeb Bush host Kennedy-style fundraising party with cocktails and lobster

    07/13/2015 11:41:20 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/13/15 | Daily Mail
    George and Jeb Bush host Kennedy-style fundraising party with cocktails and lobster rolls for 300 guests at family estate. Jeb Bush and his father, former US President George H. W. Bush, wooed wealthy supporters and donors to his White House campaign with an extravagant fundraiser at their family home in Maine. Among the 300 guests invited for the luxurious retreat at Kennebunkport were billionaire New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, former Florida governor Bob Martinez and top Wall Street financier Marvin Schwartz. The visitors were treated to cocktails as they were greeted by the former President and First Lady Barbara...
  • 'Long lost brothers' Bill Clinton and George W. Bush...

    07/10/2015 7:42:04 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 July 2015 | By Elaine O'flynn For Mailonline and Reuters
    ...give gushing interview and say Hillary and Jeb will treat each other with respect... but do we believe them? Self-proclaimed 'long lost brothers' George W. Bush and Bill Clinton shared a stage in a rare joint appearance in Texas on Thursday - to claim the current presidential campaign between their family members will be conducted with respect. The two former presidents - who have become friends in their retirement despite being from opposing parties - spoke about the contest that has seen Bill's wife Hillary seek the Democratic nomination and George's brother Jeb go after the Republican one. Both men...
  • George W. Bush Charged Wounded Vets Group $100k for Speech

    07/09/2015 3:22:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/9 | Tom LoBianco
    Former President George W. Bush is under fire for charging $100,000 to speak to a group of veterans wounded in a pair of wars he started when he was in office, just the latest front in a political battle over speaking fees that has hit both sides of the aisle. Members of the Texas-based Helping a Hero charity told ABC News that Bush charged $100,000 for his 2012 speech at a charity fundraiser for veterans who lost limbs in the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars. The former president was also given use of a private jet at a cost of $20,000...
  • Scapegoating Petraeus: Bush Left Well-trained Iraqi Army

    06/08/2015 10:09:38 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 8, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The detachment from reality of that great military strategist, former House Speaker and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, has been well documented, from her defense of ObamaCare and the millions of jobs it would create instantly and that you had to pass to find out what’s in it, to her current fable -- that the rise of the barbaric Islamic State and its victory over Iraqi forces we trained is, as the Democratic mantra now goes, the fault of President George W. Bush in general and Gen. David Petraeus in particular: Reporter: “General Petraeus said last night that we are...
  • Jeb Bush Faces Challenge in Winning Over Brother’s Team

    06/01/2015 10:10:53 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/1/15 | Peter Baker
    When George W. Bush first ran for president, he liked to say he had inherited half of his father’s friends and all of his enemies. For Jeb Bush, now preparing his own bid for the White House, that may ring familiar. His brother’s enemies have made themselves known in recent weeks as Jeb Bush has struggled to formulate his own take on the decisions made during the last Bush presidency. But perhaps just as important for the fledgling candidate has been the challenge in winning over his brother’s friends. While George W. Bush himself and many in his circle, especially...
  • Jeb Bush’s claim that Islamic State ‘didn’t exist when my brother was president’

    05/27/2015 6:36:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2015 | By Glenn Kessler
    FACT CHECKER: “ISIS didn’t exist when my brother was president. Al Qaeda in Iraq was wiped out when my brother was president.” Bush seems to have fallen prey to Washington conventional wisdom, in which ISIS suddenly emerged into consciousness in the past year or so. That may be fine for armchair analysts or journalists. But that’s little excuse for a presidential candidate, who might have to grapple with this problem if he or she is elected president. With some fine-tuning of his statement, Bush could have made the case that Obama’s decision to withdraw from Iraq, combined with the president’s...
  • Bob Woodward: Bush Didn't Lie

    05/26/2015 3:00:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Republican presidential candidates are being hit with, "Well, knowing what you know now, would you go back into Iraq?" And they've mostly accepted the premise that Iraq was a big boondoggle, a huge mistake, Bush lied, we shouldn't have done it, and they're answering on that basis. Well, on Fox News Sunday, which I didn't see, during the group panel discussion, Chris Wallace speaking with Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, Wallace said, "The politics of Iraq have gotten a lot of attention the last couple of weeks with Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, bunch of others, and these...
  • 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...
  • GOP lawmakers flabbergasted by Bush stumbles on Iraq

    05/16/2015 2:03:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/16/15 | Scott Wong
    Jeb Bush stumbled over questions about the Iraq War this week, unnerving some congressional Republicans who wonder if he has what it takes to win the White House. Steadfast allies to the former Florida governor say Bush is just a bit rusty and insist the gaffes won’t be debilitating ahead of his expected campaign for the 2016 GOP nomination. But others on Capitol Hill were scratching their heads as Bush struggled during four consecutive news cycles to articulate his position on the unpopular war that defined the presidency of his older brother, George W. Bush. “[I’m] flabbergasted at the degree...
  • George W. Bush Bikes 100K With Wounded Vets

    05/03/2015 5:34:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former President George W. Bush doesn’t like to complain. How can he when he’s riding through sunny trails alongside some of our nation’s heroes? Number 43 kicked off the 5th annual Warrior 100K in Crawford, Texas, a three-day bike event held to recognize wounded warriors.Fox News’s Dr. Marc Spiegel caught up with the former president before he hit the trails Thursday. President Bush explained what made this group of bikers so special.President George W. Bush's 2015 W100k bike ride (Video) “We’re here riding with people that got hurt. Yet they’re refusing to let their injury consign them to a dull,...
  • War Veterans: We Miss Dubya

    04/11/2015 2:40:31 AM PDT · by South40 · 58 replies
    In a new Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll, the majority of Iraq/Afghanistan war veterans miss President George W. Bush. Sixty-five percent called the 43rd president a good commander in chief, whereas only 42 percent felt the same way about Barack Obama. Even with the Iraq War, half of veterans say it wasn’t worth the fight, but 53 percent still think Bush was a good commander in chief, though when you ask veterans who feel otherwise about the war’s purpose; Bush’s approval hits 80 percent.
  • George W Bush cropped out of New York Times front cover image of Selma march

    03/09/2015 7:20:54 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 84 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3/9/15 | Andrew Marszal
    The New York Times has been accused of bias by conservative US media after cropping George W Bush and his wife Laura out of its front-page image of the Selma anniversary march. The former Republican president took part in Saturday's march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to mark 50 years since one of the bloodiest episodes in America's civil rights movement. But the photograph on the front page of Sunday's New York Times, which showed Barack and Michelle Obama leading the anniversary march, appeared to cut the Bushes from the right-hand side of the image.
  • 23 Republicans at Selma despite media claims of zero

    03/08/2015 5:24:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    Yesterday, the media and leftists kept whining about there being zero Republicans at Selma for the anniversary march. As is typical for the media and leftist progressives, there were actually 23 Republicans in attendance yesterday. Even George W. Bush, the devil to the media and the left was at the march, though you wouldn’t know it if you saw today’s New York Times with George Bush and Laura Bush cropped out of their photo.
  • Jeb Bush cannot escape his brother's undeniably disastrous presidency

    02/17/2015 4:08:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Week ^ | February 17, 2015 | Ryu Spaeth
    Earlier this year, Mitt Romney had a Galadriel moment. He appeared to be briefly seized by a vision of himself as an all-powerful, world-striding President Romney, before turning away from temptation and settling for the plain old Mitt Romney he has always been. It was political theater at its most bizarre, a flack-driven frenzy that doubled as a flashback to the self-delusion that blinded the Romney 2012 campaign in its final days. With Romney now out of the way, Jeb Bush has consolidated the support of the GOP's moneyed class with surprising alacrity. As Politico noted last week, the contest...
  • The Dangerous Lie That ‘Bush Lied’

    02/16/2015 1:45:27 PM PST · by presidio9 · 56 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 8, 2015 | Laurence H. Silberman
    In recent weeks, I have heard former Associated Press reporter Ron Fournier on Fox News twice asserting, quite offhandedly, that President George W. Bush “lied us into war in Iraq.” I found this shocking. I took a leave of absence from the bench in 2004-05 to serve as co-chairman of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction—a bipartisan body, sometimes referred to as the Robb-Silberman Commission. It was directed in 2004 to evaluate the intelligence community’s determination that Saddam Hussein possessed WMD—I am, therefore, keenly aware of both the intelligence provided to...
  • George W. Bush turned up at children’s hospital as Santa, but the buzz was about his elf

    12/21/2014 3:21:33 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | December 20, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    Whether you agree with his politics or not, and despite being vilified by the left for the better part of eight years, there’s no doubting that George W. Bush is a class act. The former president, dressed as Santa, visited the Dallas’ Children’s Medical Center recently to spread a little Christmas cheer with the young patients. And just as he does in his many activities with wounded veterans, Bush did so sans media.
  • Senator: Bush misled nation in run-up to Iraq war

    12/13/2014 8:18:37 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 56 replies
    AP ^ | December 11, 2014 | DEB RIECHMANN
    The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee released new information on Thursday that he claims is evidence that the Bush administration misled the nation in the run-up to the war in Iraq. In a speech on the Senate floor, retiring Sen. Carl Levin, a Democrat, outlined a 2003 CIA cable that warns George W. Bush administration officials against making references to claims that Mohammad Atta — the man who led the Sept. 11 hijackers — met with an Iraqi intelligence officer in the Czech Republic before the Sept. 11, 2011, attacks. Levin claims Bush officials used the unconfirmed meeting...
  • 9/11: Does The End Justify The Means?

    12/11/2014 9:57:30 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/11/14 | Leigh Bravo
    We have now had 13 years without another terrorist attack on United States soil. Do you think the end justified the means? Can anyone NOT remember where they were or what they were doing on September 11, 2001, the day the two planes hit the twin towers in New York? Will we ever be able to forget the images of innocent civilians jumping hundreds of floors to their death to avoid being consumed by flames? Who could imagine that when 125 people left their homes for work at the Pentagon that they would never return home to their families? What...
  • Why the World Did Not Know about WMD in Iraq

    11/19/2014 5:07:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 19, 2014 | Carter Andress
    After U.S. Central Command called on us to help transport from Iraq enough yellowcake uranium to make several atomic bombs stored at Saddam’s nuclear weapons complex, I realized why neither the Pentagon nor the White House advertised the presence of this WMD precursor: safety and security. Before the U.S. military moved in to secure the facility after the 2003 invasion, looters had been there first. Even though the universally recognized yellow-and-black radioactivity warnings were posted on the bunkers, locals had ripped open the storage areas and stolen casks of yellowcake with many sickened as a result. More importantly, we did...
  • When Hannity Asks Bush About Obama, His Answer Shows True Class

    11/14/2014 10:14:18 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 50 replies
    QPolitical ^ | 11/14/14
    In an extremely large contrast to how George W. Bush has been treated as a former president, he refused to criticizes Barack Obama while he currently sits in office. The brilliant part of it all is how much Obama took jabs at our former president while Bush was leading our nation. "W” Explained that he was growing tired of the limelight and didn’t feel the need to make headlines by speaking out. Bush went on to stay that despite the unpopularity in Texas, whenever Obama comes to Texas, Obama is greeted by none other than George W. Bush himself!
  • Report: ISIS Birthplace Traced to US Prison in Iraq

    11/07/2014 1:48:42 PM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    WAPO ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Edwin Mora
    The birthplace of the Islamic State (ISIS) has been traced to Camp Bucca, a detention center that was operated by the United States military during the Iraq war. According to The Washington Post, many ISIS leaders, including Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, “were incarcerated and probably met” at Camp Bucca, “which had detained some of the war’s most radical extremists along the Kuwait border.” “According to former prison commanders, analysts and soldiers, Camp Bucca provided a unique setting for both prisoner radicalization and inmate collaboration — and was formative in the development of today’s most potent jihadist force,” reports the Post.
  • George H.W. Bush upset at Democrat Michelle Nunn’s 'disappointing' use of his image in campaign ads

    10/20/2014 6:21:31 PM PDT · by pkajj · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 20, 2014 | Leslie Larson
    President George H.W. Bush is displeased that Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn is using his picture in ads for her Senate campaign. Nunn, who led Bush’s Points of Light Foundation until 2013, is touting her past Bush ties to counter claims by her Republican opponent, David Perdue, that Nunn is an Obama follower. In a new campaign ad, “Familiar,” Nunn highlights her former relationship with Bush, showing off a 2009 picture with the former President, as proof that she is able to work with Republicans and Democrats. But George H.W. Bush officially endorsed Perdue in September and is upset that Nunn...
  • FLASHBACK: When George W. Bush Predicted ISIS in Iraq

    09/10/2014 2:10:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    We are less than six hours away from President Obama's prime time address where he will tell the nation what he plans to do to manage shrink destroy the terror army ISIS, so I thought it would be a good time to re-post this video (it's been making the rounds since Iraq started to collapse earlier this year) from 2007 of former President George W. Bush predicting exactly what we're seeing now. President Bush's Prophetic Iraq Warning (July 12, 2007)Direct danger to the United States America? Check. Losing Iraq to Al Qaeda aka ISIS now? Check. Mass Killings on a...
  • George W. Bush Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge, But Not How You’d Expect

    <p>Former President George W. Bush has taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, the internet craze sweeping social media in order to raise money and awareness for ALS.</p> <p>The challenge is on! Former President Bill Clinton, you have 24 hours to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge!</p>
  • George W. Bush writes book about father

    07/30/2014 8:22:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 6:27 PM EDT | Hillel Italie
    His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush. Crown Publishers told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the book, currently untitled, will be released November 11. In 2010, Crown published the younger Bush’s million-selling memoir, “Decision Points.” […] According to Crown, the book will cover the elder Bush’s whole life and his influence on his son, from George W.’s “childhood in West Texas to his early...
  • Hillary Clinton: George W. Bush's Actions Made Me Proud To Be An American

    07/30/2014 11:36:28 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/29/14
    Sunday on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS," former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussed the United States standing in the world and said former President George W. Bush is the president who made her "proud to be an American." Clinton then seemingly took a shot at Obama's current lack of direction in world leadership. "We have to go back out and sell ourselves," Clinton said. "It is not to be taken for granted. What do we stand for and, how do we intend to lead and manage? How do we try to enlist the rest of the world in this struggle...
  • Happy Birthday George W.

    07/06/2014 3:38:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Our nation, this generation, will lift the dark threat of violence from our people and our future. We will rally the world to this cause by our efforts, by our courage. We will not tire, we will not falter and we will not fail. - George W. Bush Sept. 20, 2001. Today is George W. Bush's 68th birthday. A man who, according to his father, "faced the greatest challenge of any president since Abraham Lincoln.” Happy Birthday, President George W. Bush. Great to visit the @GWBLibrary earlier this year! pic.twitter.com/6u3f12FF1T — Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) July 6, 2014 His presidency will...
  • In Celebration of George W. Bush’s Birthday, Here Are 15 of His Classiest and Most Classic Moments

    07/06/2014 12:11:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 141 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | July 6, 2014 | Justen Charters
    George W. Bush’s 68th birthday is today. In honor of the 43rd President of the United States, here are fifteen of his most classic and classiest moments:
  • W: America’s Longest-Serving President: George W. Bush really should step down after six terms

    06/24/2014 8:43:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | June 24, 2014 | Charlie Martin
    The catalog of the errors and failures of the administration of President George W. Bush is large and various. In finance, it began with the modifications to the Community Reinvestment Act in 1993-95, which we now know had the effect of encouraging banks, along with the quasi-governmental Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to allow “innovative” mortgages that encouraged people to buy homes they could no longer afford when an economic downturn came. The effect of this was to encourage higher-risk lending, which led to “securitization” of the loans to spread risks. This securitization was a major contributor to the financial...
  • George W. Bush has higher favorability than Barack Obama

    06/23/2014 8:23:56 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 12 replies
    UPI ^ | June 22, 2014 | Danielle Haynes
    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton leads the pack in favorability among former and current U.S. presidents, and George W. Bush beats out Barack Obama. WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) --A new poll from Gallup indicates former U.S. President George W. Bush is six points higher in favorability than U.S. President Barack Obama. The poll, the findings of which were released Saturday, show former President Bill Clinton has the highest favorability of all living former and current U.S. presidents, with 64 percent favorable opinion and 34 percent unfavorable.
  • George W. Bush Was Wrong About Iraq War? ISIS Leader Used To Mock ‘Mission Accomplished’

    06/21/2014 3:08:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | June 21, 2014 | Staff
    Was George W. Bush wrong about the Iraq War? Because of recent events, some in the media have taken pot shots at the former U.S. President by claiming the younger Bush, and not President Obama, is responsible for an unsuccessful “mission accomplished.” In a related report by The Inquisitr, with the ISIS in Iraq having found Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons stockpiles, some people are saying that George W. Bush was right to have pushed for the Iraq War since the original stated goal was to prevent terrorist groups from getting their hands on any WMD materials. Of course, people say...
  • Flashback: George W. Bush Predicted Iraqi Meltdown If US Troops Were Withdrawn from Region

    06/16/2014 3:07:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/16/14 | Jim Hoft
    President George W. Bush predicted the current meltdown in Iraq – back in 2007. Bush vetoed a Democratic bill to withdraw troops from Iraq. Via Truth Revolt: I know some in Washington would like us to start leaving Iraq now. To begin withdrawing before our commanders tell us we are ready would be dangerous for Iraq, for the region and for the United States. It would mean surrendering the future of Iraq to al Qaeda. It would mean that we’d be risking mass killings on a horrific scale. It would mean we’d allow the terrorists to establish a safe haven...
  • George W. Bush undergoes knee replacement surgery

    05/28/2014 1:20:34 AM PDT · by kingattax · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 27, 2014 | BY ADAM EDELMAN
    Former President George W. Bush spent his Memorial Day weekend laid up in Chicago undergoing knee replacement surgery, according to reports. Bush, 67, underwent the outpatient procedure at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center on Saturday, NBC Chicago reported. Doctors allowed Bush to stay at a nearby hotel after the operation, before he flew home to Dallas Monday afternoon. Bush was accompanied during the medical trip by wife Laura and a Secret Service detail, NBC Chicago reported. The former President has kept a relatively low profile in recent months, even declining to attend the Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum dedication ceremony...
  • So George W. Bush isn't a monster, after all

    05/08/2014 9:51:24 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 72 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/8/14 | Matt Bai
    If you've just crash-landed from the planet known as Kepler-186f and have no experience with the human life form or its recent history, let me just clarify something for you: George W. Bush was a divisive and unsuccessful president. Economically, internationally, culturally — you name the category of leadership, and the results pretty much range from disappointment to disaster. A CBS News/New York Times poll clocked Bush's final approval rating at 22 percent, which is about as low as you can go in politics without needing a parole officer. You may get confused about this, because lately Bush is enjoying...
  • The Portrait Art of George W. Bush: Ignore the media. The former president has talent.

    04/15/2014 5:26:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/15/2014 | J R Compton, Art Critic
    Critics have blasted George W. Bush’s portraits as “amateur, very literal-minded” and “like a freshman art student attempting alla prima,” but it is not clear how much of this opinion free-for-all draws on in-person experience of the artworks at the Bush Presidential Library in Dallas and how much is based on mediocre photos and rampant ignorance. Certainly, some of the former president’s freshman efforts are not notable, but more are remarkable, and a few outstanding. Bush’s portrait of Vladimir Putin is stunning, fierce and deeply revealing. It exposes its subject’s realities, as successful portraits do. Other paintings show person...
  • George Bush's Paintings Aren't Funny. (But they are fascinating).

    04/14/2014 12:09:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/14/2014 | By MOLLY CRABAPPLE
    The greatest work of art George W. Bush ever took part in was in 2008, when an Iraqi journalist threw two shoes at his head. “This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog,” screamed the journalist, Muntadhar al-Zaidi, who had been arrested twice by U.S. forces during the occupation.Bush dodged the shoes with the same ease with which he’d had dodged consequences all his life; those for drunk driving, for ruined companies, stolen elections, war crimes, the destruction of Zaidi’s country.After he dodged the shoes, Bush joked about free countries. Meanwhile, guards beat Zaidi bloody. Police tortured him...
  • BOMBSHELL: Afghanistan-Iraq Vets Prefer George W. Bush over Obama by Two to One Ratio

    03/30/2014 7:51:29 AM PDT · by kristinn · 23 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sunday, March 30, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Washington Post released a lengthy article this weekend based on a survey of 819 veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Buried deep in the article by Post reporter Rajiv Chandrasekaran, who spent two years in Iraq as the Post’s bureau chief, is this bombshell: “When it comes to their most-senior commander, the vets decisively prefer George W. Bush to Obama. Only a third approve of the way Obama is handling his job, and 42 percent of them think he has been a good commander in chief despite his decisions to bring troops home from Iraq, wind down...
  • George Bush Honors "The One Percent" Who Keep America Safe

    02/21/2014 6:01:50 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 2/20/2014 | unknown
    George Bush Honors "The One Percent" Who Keep America Safe
  • Armed Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill George W. Bush

    02/01/2014 1:20:15 PM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 1, 2014 | Wynton Hall
    On Friday, the U.S. Secret Service arrested a New York man with a loaded rifle, machete, and gas container on charges of threatening to kill former President George W. Bush over an apparent fixation with Bush's daughter, Barbara. "Bush will get his," yelled Benjamin Smith, 44, while being taken into custody.
  • The public still blames Bush. And it celebrates the Clintons.

    12/19/2013 9:26:32 AM PST · by chessplayer · 48 replies
    Nearly five years after George W. Bush left office, half the public still blames the former president for the nation’s economic woes, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll released this week.
  • George W. Bush to attend Mandela funeral with Obama

    12/07/2013 9:29:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 121 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 12/6/13 | Maria Recio
    <p>"President and Mrs. George W. Bush have gratefully accepted the President and Mrs. Obama’s invitation to accompany them to South Africa on Air Force One and attend President Nelson Mandela’s memorial services next week," said Bush spokesman Freddy Ford by e-mail to McClatchy.</p>
  • George W. Bush on Keystone XL: Just “build the damn thing” already

    11/19/2013 6:45:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    At the last update, I think we were somewhere in “earlyish 2014″ territory (who can even keep up?) for the time frame in which the northern extension of the Keystone pipeline will be either approved or denied by President Obama, but by determinedly delaying on what should have/could have been a simple and bygone decision of his first term, the issue is now a ticking time bomb of highly publicized, faux-environmentalist outrageous outrage. I suppose that the dollars the president has been fundraising from well-monied, self-fancied “green” Democratic donors may have made the delay, delay, delay tactic worth it in...
  • The George Bush You Forgot (The Libertarian George Bush Who Was Against Nation Building)

    11/18/2013 11:36:19 AM PST · by Skeez · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | Uploaded on Aug 15, 2008 | merrimac290
    Youtube Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9SOVzMV2bc&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL2A98BEEA82D96E4ESee link. Short video from 2000 campaign. Unbelievable.
  • Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical (Bush one point ahead)

    11/06/2013 7:44:06 AM PST · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    When President Obama first ran for the White House in 2008, it was with the promise to turn the page on the presidency of George W. Bush. But for all their political differences, it turns out the American public pretty much view the two men in the same light, according to new polling data. In the first week of November in the fifth year of their presidencies, Obama and Bush have nearly identical approval numbers, according to the latest Gallup polling. The Gallup daily tracking poll for November 5th 2013 puts Obama’s approval at 39 percent, with 53 percent disapproving...
  • As Bush Settles Into Dallas, Golf Tees and Family Time Now Trump Politics

    11/03/2013 5:45:11 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 190 replies
    NYTs ^ | 11/3/13 | Peter Baker
  • Bush ended financial crisis before Obama took office -- three important truths about 2008

    09/18/2013 6:44:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 16, 2013 | Keith Hennessey, Edward P. Lazear
    Editor's note: This article was adapted from the authors’ Hoover Institution essay, "Observations on the Financial Crisis." It is now five years after the financial shocks of September 2008. The two of us were members of the problem-solving team at the time, serving in the White House as Director of President Bush’s National Economic Council (Hennessey) and Chairman of his Council of Economic Advisers (Lazear). In a booklet that we released last week through the Hoover Institution at Stanford University (“Observations on the Financial Crisis”), we review the crisis, its causes, remedies and implications for the future. A major theme...
  • George W. Bush was right about Syria and Obama, Pelosi, Kerry, and Clinton were all wrong

    09/02/2013 12:10:13 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-02-13 | DrJohn
    <p>Bashar Al-Assad is what he is today thanks to democrats- specifically Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Nancy Pelosi.</p> <p>George W. Bush has never been a fan of Assad. Bush had been trying to isolate Syria since 2005, believing it was up to nefarious activities but democrats knew better. In 2007 then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi undercut Bush's foreign policy by paying a visit to Assad.</p>
  • Barack Obama is proving an embarrassing amateur on the world stage compared to George W. Bush

    08/31/2013 5:29:28 PM PDT · by SMCC1 · 122 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/30/2013 | Nile Gardiner
    In addition, and most importantly, George W. Bush was a conviction president on foreign policy matters, driven by a clear sense of the national interest. President Bush emphatically made his case to the American people and to the world, explaining why he believed the use of force was necessary, and dozens of countries decided to follow him. In the case of Barack Obama, whose foreign policy has been weak-kneed, confused and strategically incoherent, the president hasn’t effectively made the case for military intervention in Syria, and has made no serious effort to cultivate support both at home and abroad. President...
  • Barack Obama is proving an embarrassing amateur on the world stage compared to George W. Bush

    08/31/2013 12:39:22 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 68 replies
    Telegraph ^ | August 30th, 2013 | Nile Gardiner -- World
    President Bush knew how to build a coalitionGeorge W. Bush was widely mocked by the Left during the Iraq War, with liberals jeering at the “coalition of the willing,” which included in its ranks some minnows such as Moldova and Kazkhstan. Michael Moore, in his rather silly documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, went to great lengths to lampoon the Iraq War alliance. But the coalition also contained, as I pointed out in Congressional testimony back in 2007, Great Britain, Australia, Spain, Italy, Poland, and 16 members of the NATO alliance, as well as Japan and South Korea. In Europe, France and...
  • Outgoing Director Robert S. Mueller III tells how 9/11 reshaped FBI mission[Admits Fort Hood terror]

    08/22/2013 9:35:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Thursday, August 22, 3:30 PM | Billy Kenber
    “You have one metric, and that is preventing all attacks. . . . If there’s one attack, you are unsuccessful,” he said. By that measure, the FBI’s record has been stained in recent years by April’s Boston Marathon bombing and by the deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Tex., in 2009. Asked what he would consider to be his least-proud moment, Mueller cited those two atrocities. “I hate to lose people, and I would say you feel most pain from what happened in some place like Fort Hood or what happened up in Boston,” he said.