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  • Jeb Bush: Let’s face it, Republicans spent too much when my brother was president

    05/21/2015 1:05:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/21/2015 | AllahPundit
    Back when he first announced, I figured upwards of 65 percent of the Jeb Bush presidential campaign would consist of him cautiously criticizing the obvious weak points of Bush 43 policy, one of which assuredly is spending. If you’re linked by blood to a president who left office under dismal circumstances, job one is explaining how you’ll be different. Then Megyn Kelly asked him about Iraq, Dubya’s biggest liability, and we watched Jeb spend a full week grasping for ways not to squarely disagree with his brother.Which is to say, this shouldn’t be newsworthy but I guess now it is....
  • It’s Hard to Continue to Support the War in Iraq after Obama Lost It

    05/19/2015 4:35:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Back in 2003, I was strongly in favor of the invasion of Iraq. I thought George Bush made an excellent case for the war; he gave Saddam every chance to avert the fight; he bent over backwards to bring in more allies and he took his case to Congress and got approval to go to war. Knowing what we know now, itÂ’s very unfortunate that the linchpin of his case was that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. At the time we went in, that wasnÂ’t very controversial. Saddam was trying to make everyone think he had WMDs, Intelligence agencies...
  • Reject the Premise That Bush Lied About Iraq.

    05/18/2015 5:40:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 18, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: It's Josh in Williamsburg, Virginia. Great to have you, sir. Hello. Appreciate your patience. CALLER: Hey, Rush. Thanks for taking my call. So I want to do two things. The first is to say that Jeb Bush's answer to Megyn Kelly's initial question was not necessarily wrong. He could validly have that answer to her question. The second is to -- RUSH: Wait a minute, Josh. What -- CALLER: Yeah. RUSH: Just refresh people's -- what did he say? What was his answer to that first question? He would do it all over again, right? CALLER: Yeah. So the...
  • 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...
  • Chris Matthews: 'There Was No Intelligence Saddam Had WMD. Never'

    05/15/2015 5:58:22 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 90 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's easy for people--with the possible exception of Jeb Bush--to say that they would not have supported the invasion of Iraq knowing what we know now about WMD there. But Chris Matthews took things a foolish step further on this evening's Hardball, actually claiming that "there was no intelligence they had a weapon. Never was." Really? So Hillary, Bill Clinton, John Kerry, Al Gore, Ted Kennedy et al. were collective fabricators when they issued dire warnings, based on the intelligence they had seen, about Saddam's WMD? View the video here.
  • 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,...
  • George W. Bush rips Obama on foreign policy

    04/27/2015 1:28:21 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | Apr. 26 , 2015 | Joe Tacopina
    In rare public comments about his successor, George W. Bush slammed President Obama’s foreign policy in a speech over the weekend. The former president, addressing a meeting of Jewish Republican donors at The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas Saturday night, railed against Obama’s decision to ease sanctions on Iran, scoffed at his handling of ISIS and mocked his perceived indecisiveness, Bloomberg News reported. “You think the Middle East is chaotic now?” Bush said while discussing a possible nuclear deal with Iran. “Imagine what it looks like for our grandchildren. That’s how Americans should view the deal.”
  • George W. Bush Just Sharply Criticized Obama for the First Time

    04/27/2015 8:01:50 AM PDT · by lbryce · 39 replies
    Yahoo via Reuters ^ | April25, 2015 | Jason Reed
    Former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama.Former President George W. Bush apparently did something over the weekend that is quite rare for him: He criticized his successor in the White House. According to multiple reports on a closed-door Saturday event with Jewish donors, Bush offered his harshest public assessment of President Barack Obama's foreign policy. Bloomberg's Josh Rogin reported that Bush said Obama had caused the US to "retreat" around the world and that Obama had charted the wrong course in his nuclear negotiations with Iran
  • George W. Bush Bashes Obama on Middle East Policy

    04/26/2015 7:32:42 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 65 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 26, 2015 | Josh Rogin
    In a closed-door meeting with Jewish Donors Saturday night, former President George W. Bush delivered his harshest public criticisms to date against his successor on foreign policy, saying that President Barack Obama is being naďve about Iran and the pending nuclear deal and losing the war against the Islamic State. One attendee at the Republican Jewish Coalition session, held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas with owner Sheldon Adelson in attendance, transcribed large portions of Bush's remarks. The former president, who rarely ever criticizes Obama in public, at first remarked that the idea of re-entering the political arena was...
  • Dana Perino: A Glimpse Into President Bush's Kindness and Character

    04/24/2015 8:37:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Dana Perino, former White House Press Secretary and co-host of Fox News' The Five, is out with a new book, entitled, 'And the Good News Is,' which Katie wrote about here.  It's a delightful blend of autobiographical anecdotes, political observations, and morsels of sound advice gathered over an extraordinary career in public life.  I taped a radio interview about the book with Dana last evening, and thought I'd relay one of the stories she shared about President Bush's very personal role in helping to mend an important relationship in her life: PERINO: One of the reasons I wrote this book is that historians and political analysts will be writing and talking about...
  • Marco Rubio's 7 Lousy Foreign Policy Judgments: If you liked George W. Bush, you'll love Rubio

    04/15/2015 12:16:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    REASON ^ | 04/15/2015 | Matt Welch
    On Monday, I wrote about how Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) is the foreign policy antithesis to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) in the 2016 GOP presidential field, frequently sparring directly with his fellow member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. To collect some of Rubio's foreign-policy uber-hawkery in one place, I've compiled a list of seven highly questionable judgments by the Cuban-American freshman senator. 1) Supported regime change in Libya. March 30, 2011: [T]his resolution should also state that removing Muammar Qaddafi from power is in our national interest and therefore should authorize the President to accomplish this goal. […]For more...
  • “The GOP has scores of racists”: A former Bush official condemns modern Republican orthodoxy

    04/10/2015 7:09:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Salon ^ | 04/10/2015 | Manny Otiko
    Lawrence Wilkerson is a contradictory figure. Wilkerson is a career military man, who served as chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell; but he has also voiced reluctance to involve American forces in foreign conflicts, and slammed the Bush administration for its handling of the Iraq War. He is also a lifelong Republican who, far from just criticizing his party, has actually gone on the warpath against it at times. When Powell was attacked by conservatives in 2012 for endorsing Barack Obama for reelection — Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu famously suggested that the endorsement was motivated by...
  • All Politicians Don't Lie Equally, and Lying Does Matter

    04/07/2015 2:20:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Far too many people have become unacceptably cynical about the issue of integrity in politics, and it is having disastrous consequences. Only the scofflaws and reprobates benefit from such an unraveling of our ethical sensitivities. I'm sure you won't be surprised to find that I believe this phenomenon is occurring largely on the political left today, and no, I won't violate the very premise of my piece and lazily concede that both sides are equally culpable. It's inevitable that the side that believes in moral relativism and that the end justifies the means would lie far more often. Indeed, the...
  • Admin officials told Bibi that if he's reelected, his egregious ambo to US, Ron Dermer, has to go.

    03/17/2015 8:44:57 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 61 replies
    twitter ^ | Mar 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Drew
    "Elizabeth Drew@ElizabethDrewOH 3H...Admin officials told Bibi that if he's reelected, his egregious ambo to US Ron Dermer, co-plotter with Boehner, has to go"
  • ‘Aim Before You Shoot’: Obama Blames ISIS’ Reign of Terror on George W. Bush

    03/17/2015 4:17:38 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03-17-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    OBAMA: “Two things. One is ISIL is a direct outgrowth of al Qaeda in Iraq that grew out of our invasion which is an example of unintended consequences — which is why we should generally aim before we shoot. I never saw such a classless American president. He knows perfectly well that President George W. Bush won’t defend himself, because he – unlike Obama – does have a sense of decorum, so he quickly tries to put the blame for his own failures on Bush. This isn’t about left versus right, but about being a gentleman rather than a bore....
  • Family of racist Oklahoma frat boy flee their home after death threats as protesters rally [tr]

    03/12/2015 7:59:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 12, 2015 | Michael Zennie and Chris Spargo
    Dozens of angry protesters have descended on the wealthy Dallas neighborhood where racist Oklahoma frat boy Parker Rice lives - hoping to shame his parents for their son's participation in the horrific racist chant that shocked the nation. Rice, a former Sigma Alpha Epsilon brother at University of Oklahoma, and his parents Bob and Jan say they have been forced to flee their $650,000 home in the elite suburb of Preston Hollow - home to the likes of George W. Bush, Mark Cuban and Ross Perot. Neighbors looked on in dismay as about two dozen protesters marched up the street...
  • SCOTUS throws out Notre Dame contraception mandate ruling

    03/09/2015 9:49:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/09/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Last year the Seventh Circuit Court ruled against Notre Dame in a case where the university objected to the contraception mandate in Obamacare. It appeared to be a bit of a side step at the time, not speaking directly to the constitutionality of the mandate, but rather arguing simultaneously that Notre Dame had failed to show sufficient burden or damages from the mandate and that the actual parties providing the services in question were not part of the suit. Judge Richard Posner, author of the majority, wrote that since Notre Dame is not directly responsible for providing the preventive...
  • Predictable. NY Times Crops Out George W. Bush from Selma March Photo

    03/08/2015 5:33:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 60 replies
    Megyn Kelly ^ | 3/8/2015 | MEGYN KELLY
    The 50th Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march was held in Selma, Alabama on Saturday. The New York Times cropped out the George and Laura Bush. Discrimination still exists in America. MRC reported:
  • Bush Derangement Syndrome Was About A Culture War

    02/24/2015 6:03:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | Kevin Glass
    "Finally I can know what it's like to have a President smarter than me." This was said by a very intelligent friend of mine after November 4, 2008, when Candidate Obama became President-Elect Obama. It was, for the college-educated cosmopolitan set, a triumph of rationality, of the reality-based community, over the flyover states, over the Red Americans, over the redneck cowboyism that ruled America from 2001 to 2008. This is what came to mind when reading this piece by Vox's Ezra Klein on "Obama Derangement Syndrome" - and specifically, when Klein says that "Bush Derangement Syndrome" was really a policy...
  • A Worthless Piece of Paper

    02/12/2015 8:33:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    President George W. Bush was fond of saying that "9/11 changed everything." He used that one-liner often as a purported moral basis to justify the radical restructuring of federal law and the federal assault on personal liberties over which he presided. He cast aside his oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution; he rejected his oath to enforce all federal laws faithfully; and he moved the government decidedly in the direction of secret laws, secret procedures and secret courts. During his presidency, Congress enacted the Patriot Act. This legislation permits federal agents to write their own search warrants when...
  • W Reappraised, Sort Of

    02/11/2015 6:08:16 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 21 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 10, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    We think we’ve found the closest thing you will ever see to a scholarly defense of George W. Bush. “Let me begin by acknowledging that George W. Bush is unlikely to be remembered as a great president,” Stephen F. Knott of the Naval War College wrote in an article which appeared in Citizens and Statesmen last year. “Bush’s management of the war in Iraq and of the aftermath of Hurricane Kartrina, his share of responsibility for the collapse of the economy in 2008, his contribution to the national debt, his excessive loyalty to incompetent subordinates (George Tenet) or to disloyal...
  • A Tip for Deval Patrick: Be Like Bush

    01/17/2015 7:12:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    LAST WEEK Deval Patrick shed the title he had worn for eight years. This week he donned the first of what will doubtless be a batch of new titles: The commonwealth's former governor announced plans to join the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a "visiting innovation fellow" at the school's Innovation Initiative.As Patrick re-acclimates to life in the private sector, there will be plenty to keep him busy. He told Fortune magazine that he has been approached by venture firms, equity firms, and corporations. He will have his pick of speaking engagements and media appearances. And the political hive will...
  • Dem Sen. Murphy to Maddow: Blame Bush for Radicalization of Hebdo Terrorists

    01/13/2015 5:33:18 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "We Blame George W. Bush" is a recurring category in James Taranto's "Best of the Web Today" column at the Wall Street Journal. The meme mocks the penchant of progressives to blame the former president for everything under the sun. The phenomenon was illustrated in an ugly way on last night's Rachel Maddow Show. Dem Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut blamed the existence of the Charlie Hebdo terrorists on, yup, W. Oh, Murphy didn't call 43 out by name. He didn't have to. Instead, Murphy went out of his way to claim that the murderers weren't radicalized by ISIS [which...
  • Bush would have gone to France

    01/12/2015 10:26:49 AM PST · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-12-14 | DrJohn
    October 30, 2001. Game 3 of the World Series. George Bush throws out the first pitch of World Series. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxR1tZ08FcIIn the frenzy of the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks, George Bush made his country proud. In the aftermath of what some call France's 9-11, Barack Obama hid. Twitchy noted Obama's absence: Barack Obama sent three representatives to the funeral of Michael Brown. He sent a pathetic fundraiser to France. In the aftermath of 9-11, French President Jacques Chirac was the first outside head of state to visit the US. Obama couldn't be bothered with France. He hid. (Excerpt) Read more...
  • Prediction: Media and Democrats Will Blame Paris Attack on George W. Bush

    01/09/2015 12:18:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 9, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I got a note from a friend who had just watched the open to Greta Van Susteren last night on the Fox News Channel. Let me read you the note: "Dear Rush: Watching Greta's opener just now. She has Amy Kellogg, Fox reporterette on from Paris. And Amy Kellogg says that one of the two Kouachi brothers who killed the French magazine people said that he was moved by images of Abu Ghraib." And my friend sent me this in a state of -- two states. He was in a state of panic and also a state of exultation...
  • Pres. Bush was just on LIVE - he's mad (vanity)

    12/17/2005 7:26:12 AM PST · by STARWISE · 759 replies · 23,536+ views
    12-17-05
    He's mad .. and rightfully so. Without any notice, his Sat. radio address was televised live. He's putting Congress and the press on notice that he's got the authority to do what he's done to protect US .. that Congress was notified at least a dozen times about these NSA oversights .. and that the press leaks and any such security leaks are illegal and are aiding and abetting the enemy. Whoo .. fireworks to come, and go get 'em W!
  • Caption this old picture of Jeb and Dubya (circa 1980's)

    12/29/2014 12:41:47 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
  • 'Unconscionable': Top Republicans lash out ahead of release of CIA report

    12/09/2014 5:20:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 9, 2014
    out ahead of release of CIA report Published December 09, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook418 Twitter638 livefyre5142 Email Print Now Playing Jon Stewart apologizes for error in police shootings segment Never autoplay videos Top Republicans are lashing out ahead of the release of a long-anticipated report on the CIA's interrogation techniques, calling the decision to disclose the documents “unconscionable.” Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, spoke out in a statement late Monday after lawmakers and Obama administration officials warned that releasing the report could lead to a backlash against Americans around the world. The White House nevertheless is backing the...
  • George W. Bush: Hillary Clinton is like ‘my sister-in-law’

    12/05/2014 9:40:07 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 101 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-5-14 | Jose A. DelReal
    <p>Former President Bush has spoken at length about his close ties to former President Bill Clinton, at times calling him his "brother from another mother."</p> <p>CNN's Candy Crowley asked Bush during an interview published Friday where that leaves Hillary Clinton: "My sister-in-law!" the president responded light-heartedly.</p>
  • Obama not on Smithsonian’s ’100 most significant Americans’ list; liberals in shock over who is!

    11/22/2014 4:04:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 22, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    The “Smithsonian” magazine compiled a list of the “100 most significant Americans,” and to the dismay of his fan base President Obama failed to make the cut. Adding insult to injury, former President George W. Bush made the list. But it gets even better, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was also included. The liberal website Raw Story bemoaned the very idea that the Smithsonian Institution “decided that George W. Bush is a more ‘significant’ figure in U.S. history” than the exalted one. Curiously, the only redeeming qualification Raw Story named when mentioning Obama is that he was the country’s first...
  • GEORGE W. BUSH: This Is Why I Refuse To Criticize Obama

    11/14/2014 8:41:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 169 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/14/2014 | Colin Campbell
    Former President George W. Bush has a simple explanation for why he almost never criticizes his successor: He feels it undermines the office of the presidency. In an interview that aired Thursday night on Fox News' "Hannity," Bush insisted he would not attack President Barack Obama even though he continued to have strong opinions about national politics. "I don't think it's good for the country to have a former president undermine a current president; I think it's bad for the presidency for that matter," Bush said, according to video posted by Mediaite.
  • Ebola Update: Ex US President, George Bush Kisses Cured Nurse (See Photos)

    11/08/2014 7:25:05 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 28 replies
    Media Hoarders ^ | 11/08/14 | staff
    A US nurse who got infected with Ebola but has recovered got a special gift on Friday, November 7, when former President George W. Bush visited the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where the first case of the disease in the US was diagnosed. Bush gave Amber Vinson a kiss and a big hug during a visit to the hospital, where she works, to celebrate the end of the Ebola outbreak in Texas. Vinson, along with colleague Nina Pham, contracted the disease while treating index patient, Thomas Eric Duncan from Liberia.
  • Executive Order 13295 of April 4, 2003: Revised List of Quarantinable Communicable Diseases

    10/29/2014 10:47:10 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 10 replies
    Federal Register ^ | April 4, 2003 | George W. Bush
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 361(b) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 264(b)), it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Based upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the "Secretary"), in consultation with the Surgeon General, and for the purpose of specifying certain communicable diseases for regulations providing for the apprehension, detention, or conditional release of individuals to prevent the introduction, transmission, or spread of suspected communicable diseases, the following communicable diseases are hereby specified pursuant...
  • Iraq's WMD: The Shameless New York Times Moves the Goalposts

    10/23/2014 6:31:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Contrary to the expectations of all 16 of our U.S. intelligence agencies, the "weapons hunters" sent to Iraq by President George W. Bush found no "stockpiles" of WMD. Never mind that there was a 15-month run-up to the war, during which time Saddam was not combing his moustache. A former Iraqi general, Georges Sada, who met with members of Congress, has long claimed Saddam Hussein moved tons of WMD by land and air into Syria during the run-up to the 2003 invasion. James Clapper, the current Director of National Intelligence, has also said publicly that he, too, believes the WMD...
  • Ebola: What Would George Washington Do?

    10/19/2014 11:28:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10-19-14 | Carl M. Cannon
    As a nervous nation watches the Obama administration’s response to the Ebola crisis, many Americans have concluded that the country’s top health officials seem more concerned with stopping the spread of panic than stopping the spread of the virus. But Americans’ fear is only growing, and one reason is that too few people believe what the president of the United States says anymore. A recent poll asked Americans this question: “How often does Barack Obama lie to the country on important matters?” Not about sex. Not about whether he really likes baseball. Not whether he still cadges an occasional cigarette...
  • "Even Republicans" Worry About Presidential Security?

    10/08/2014 8:44:27 AM PDT · by Abakumov · 6 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 8, 2014 | Michael Barone
    It shouldn’t be surprising that Republicans are just as angry as Michelle Obama is reported to have been about the Secret Service’s failure to keep an intruder out of the White House, and its four-day failure to realize that a sniper’s gunshots hit the first family’s residence. Not everybody evidently feels this way when a Republican is in the White House. The New York Times movie critic’s verdict on the 2006 movie: “‘The Death of a President’ is, in the end, neither terribly outrageous nor especially heroic; it’s a thought experiment that traffics in received ideas.” ... If Baker thinks...
  • John Kerry: Let’s put together a coalition of the willing to defeat ISIS [Cites Bush 41 as model]

    09/02/2014 12:34:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, this sounds a bit like a strategy, does it not? John Kerry’s essay in the New York Times this weekend (in one of the more sleepy news cycles of the year) raises echoes from both Bush administrations in dealing with a clear threat to global security, and in fact explicitly cites the first Bush coalition to repel Saddam Hussein from Kuwait. That has its own irony, but we’ll get back to that in a moment. Kerry prefaces this call for a global coalition on the imminent and clear threat from ISIS, which Kerry argues exceeds that of any...
  • George W. Bush: Jeb 'wants' presidency

    10/02/2014 7:23:11 AM PDT · by maggief · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 2, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    Former President George W. Bush said Thursday that thinks his brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), wants to be president. "I think he wants to be president, I think he'd be a great president. He understands what it's like to be president," Bush said in a Fox News interview. "He's seen his dad, he's seen his brother. He's a very thoughtful man and he’s weighing his options." The Bush brothers met in Dallas on Wednesday, and the former president said he was "pushing" his brother to run. "He, of course, was saying 'I haven’t made up my mind,' and...
  • Mistakes of the Past Are Back

    09/25/2014 11:02:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2014 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    What if the American invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with weapons of mass destruction? What if whatever weapons of mass destruction Saddam Hussein once had were sold to him in the 1980s by American arms dealers with the express permission of the U.S. government? What if he no longer had them when the U.S. invaded? What if the principal reason for invading Iraq was to depose Hussein because he tried to kill President George H.W. Bush, whose son ordered the invasion? What if another reason for the invasion of Iraq was to enable western-allied governments to control or...
  • Memo From GWB: 'Welcome, Mr. President, to the War on Terror'

    09/25/2014 10:30:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2014 | Larry Elder
    To: President Barack Obama From: Former President George W. Bush Topic: Iraq Message: "We're ba-a-a-ack!!!!!" I've been quiet these last six years. But your belated decision to "destroy" ISIS prompted me to write. You repeatedly scorched my presidency, said that I so botched up things, so destroyed American foreign policy that all you had to do was not be George W. Bush. "Don't do stupid stuff" was your West-Wing mantra. What a difference six years of Presidential Daily Briefings on national security threats can make. I re-read your 2002 speech, the one where you called the Iraq war "dumb." The...
  • Why Democrat Ideas Don't Work: Reality

    09/14/2014 5:24:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | John Ransom
    NRMLUNIT wrote: Elizabeth Warren for president. That will give Ransom one more thing to complain about. It's all he ever does. - I Blame Elizabeth Warren for Eric Cantor, Economists and Global CoolingDear Comrade LoonIT,Come on, Loon.I don’t just complain, although I will admit that I’m very good at complaining. I also agitate, exasperate, bother, annoy, traumatize, enrage and vituperate. Especially vituperate. That’s my favorite. And that’s just what I do to Republicans.But why not complain? The economy still sucks despite unprecedented liberal spending. The banking system and healthcare systems are more broken than ever before because of unprecedented liberal...
  • Illegal? Obama Wants to Use Bush's 2001 War Authorization to Justify Attacks on ISIS

    09/12/2014 8:05:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In his address to the nation Wednesday night about how the United States is going to handle the growing ISIS threat, President Obama announced new airstrikes in Syria and called on Congress to give "input," but didn't ask for their authorization. Why? Apparently President Obama thinks he can use the authorization given to President George W. Bush in 2001 to go after al Qaeda. Legally, that move isn't panning out. Al Eli Lake over at the Daily Beast writes, Obama's latest war is probably illegal: Obama’s using the law that authorized attacks against al Qaeda to justify his new fight in...
  • Bush in 2007 delivered eerily accurate warning about Iraq unrest [Video]

    09/11/2014 11:55:19 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 11, 2014 | The Kelly File
    A prophetic warning from then-President George W. Bush before he left office about what would happen if the U.S. withdrew troops from Iraq too soon is getting new attention in light of the Islamic State’s gains, as each of his predictions appears to be coming true. Bush, as discussed on "The Kelly File," made the remarks in the White House briefing room on July 12, 2007, as he argued against those who sought an immediate troop withdrawal.   “To begin withdrawing before our commanders tell us we are ready would be dangerous for Iraq, for the region and for the...
  • 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...
  • Bill Clinton Was George W. Bush's Secret White House Whisperer

    09/08/2014 8:34:17 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 64 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | September 8, 2014 | Russell Berman
    George W. Bush was known – and often criticized – for being insular during his eight years in the White House, but he made regular calls to a surprising adviser during his second term: his predecessor. Bill Clinton revealed on Monday that the second President Bush picked his brain twice a year for 30-45 minutes, in wide-ranging conversations that no doubt set the stage for the surprising, "brother-from-another-mother" relationship that the two ex-presidents now share. Bush would call Clinton "just to talk," during his last four years in the White House, the Democrat said in a joint event at the...
  • George W. Bush's Daughters Are Not Republicans

    09/04/2014 12:00:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 107 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 4, 2014 | Colin Campbell
    Both of former President George W. Bush's daughters aren't following the family's Republican Party heritage. Jenna Bush Hager ... is registered to New York's Independence Party ... Barbara Pierce Bush, is registered to vote in Texas and is not affiliated with any political party...
  • It Takes a President

    09/04/2014 5:59:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2014 | John Ransom
    350 more U.S. troops are headed to Iraq to fight a war that Obama declared over almost exactly four years ago today. “President Obama declared an end on Tuesday to the seven-year American combat mission in Iraq,” wrote the New York Times on the last day of August in 2010, “saying that the United States has met its responsibility to that country and that it is now time to turn to pressing problems at home.”Like a lot of journalism, what the New York Times wrote that day was more of an elegy for the Obama administration and its brand of progressivism...
  • Remember When President Bush Gave Up Golf?

    08/22/2014 11:41:13 AM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | Aug 23, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    “I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander-in-chief playing golf,” Bush said. “I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them.” “And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong message,” Bush said.
  • Covering For Obama, ABC's Harris Falsely Claims W Played 'Fair Share of Golf' During Iraq War

    08/10/2014 6:24:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Fore left! Q. Is there any news professional who doesn't know that, out of respect for military families, President George W. Bush gave up golf not long after the Iraq war started? A. Yes. Dan Harris, weekend Good Morning America co-host. Harris' ignorance—or intentional disregard of the facts—was displayed during a segment today's GMA after Jonathan Karl reported that President Obama hit the links within an hour of landing at Martha's Vineyard and just hours after making a statement about US attacks on ISIS forces. After Karl said that Woodrow Wilson, in office during WWI, had played more golf than...
  • President George W. Obama Meets the Midterms

    08/06/2014 12:27:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 08/06/2014 | Stu Rosernberg
    I certainly didn’t know foreign policy would be front and center in the final months before the midterm elections when I wrote in late April that these issues “could have an indirect yet significant impact on the midterm elections.” But now, it looks increasingly as if foreign policy — particularly problems in the Middle East and relations with Russia — will add to the president’s woes. While international issues are a low priority to most Americans, the daily dose of bad news from the Middle East, Russia and Ukraine makes it difficult for the public to appreciate any good economic...