Posts Tagged ‘George W. Bush’

Remembering George W. Bush’s great Ground Zero bullhorn speech . . . and promise to bin Laden

Trump called Bush ‘worst President in history.’ Praised Obama and Hillary.

After listening to this, it’s tough to see how it’s possible to trust Donald Trump. It’s certainly understandable to be disappointed in Bush. Spending went through the roof. We got into one war of questionable merit (Iraq).

But the “worst President in history”?

Worse than Jimmy Carter?

Worse than James Buchanan?

Worse than Richard Nixon?

Compared to Obama, W’s starting to look like George Washington.

How can we take anything Trump says seriously when he makes a statement like that?

And what are Donald’s policy positions? We really have no idea, except that he wants a trade war with China.

“Bimbo Eruptions” will also likely be a problem.  Not that he’s ever claimed to be running for sainthood. Still, it will be interesting to see what comes bouncing out of the closet, Tiger Woods-style.

And let’s not forget the $50,000 he gave to Rahm Emanuel for his Chicago Mayor race.  Trump just built a Trump Tower in Chicago.

His big issue on that is he doesn’t want the Chicago Spire to be built and wreck the view of the lake for residents of the Trump Tower.

So Trump will do whatever Trump thinks is best for Trump.

He’s a great marketer.  This run President is probably just a marketing gimmick to help further build the Trump brand.

He did endorse John McCain over Obama in 2008.  So we at least know he’s a Republican of some kind.

I do like Trump’s questions about Obama’s birth and background.  Can’t wait to see what his team of investigators in Hawaii turn up on Obama’s origins. Should be fun.  Keep that up Donald.

But I’m not seeing much else that I like about Trump for POTUS.

Here Trump says he’s always said Carter ‘worst President in history.’ Now Trump says Obama is ‘worst President in history.’

Trump’s good for entertainment. That’s about it.

Redefining Empty Suit: Obama copies Bush speech

FOX NEWS: Obama closed Friday’s remarks by saying, “I’ve taken this decision with the confidence that action is necessary, and that we will not be acting alone. Our goal is focused. Our cause is just. And our coalition is strong.” Nearly a decade earlier, when President George W. Bush announced that U.S. forces were launching military strikes in Afghanistan, Bush said: “To all the men and women in our military … I say this: Your mission is defined. Your objectives are clear. Your goal is just.” Bush used similar wording in other remarks at the time.

Also on Friday, Obama said, “The United States did not seek this outcome. Our decisions have been driven by Qaddafi’s refusal to respect the rights of his people and the potential for mass murder of innocent civilians.”

On Oct. 7, 2001, Bush said of operations in Afghanistan, “We did not ask for this mission, but we will fulfill it. … We defend not only our precious freedoms, but also the freedom of people everywhere to live and raise their children free from fear.”

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Huh? Bush cancels Swiss trip on concern he’ll be arrested and tried for war crimes

The bombing really needs to start here in five minutes.

REUTERS: Former President George W. Bush has canceled a visit to Switzerland, where he was to address a Jewish charity gala, due to the risk of legal action against him for alleged torture, rights groups said on Saturday.

Bush was to be the keynote speaker at Keren Hayesod’s annual dinner on February 12 in Geneva. But pressure has been building on the Swiss government to arrest him and open a criminal investigation if he enters the Alpine country.

Criminal complaints against Bush alleging torture have been lodged in Geneva, court officials say.

Human rights groups said they had intended to submit a 2,500-page case against Bush in the Swiss city on Monday for alleged mistreatment of suspected militants at Guantanamo Bay, the U.S. naval base in Cuba where captives from Afghanistan, Iraq and other fronts in the so-called War on Terror were interned.

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Weaponized STUXNET computer worm that disabled Iran’s nuclear program was joint U.S.-Israel project ordered by . . . Bush

NEW YORK TIMES: The Dimona complex in the Negev desert is famous as the heavily guarded heart of Israel’s never-acknowledged nuclear arms program, where neat rows of factories make atomic fuel for the arsenal.

Over the past two years, according to intelligence and military experts familiar with its operations, Dimona has taken on a new, equally secret role — as a critical testing ground in a joint American and Israeli effort to undermine Iran’s efforts to make a bomb of its own.

Behind Dimona’s barbed wire, the experts say, Israel has spun nuclear centrifuges virtually identical to Iran’s at Natanz, where Iranian scientists are struggling to enrich uranium. They say Dimona tested the effectiveness of the Stuxnet computer worm, a destructive program that appears to have wiped out roughly a fifth of Iran’s nuclear centrifuges and helped delay, though not destroy, Tehran’s ability to make its first nuclear arms.

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