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  • George W. Bush Says Keystone Pipeline Is a 'No-Brainer’

    03/14/2012 1:06:27 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 107 replies · 2+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 3-13-12
    TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from landlocked Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast, is a “no-brainer” that would create jobs and bolster the economy, former President George W. Bush said on Tuesday. The $7.6 billion Keystone XL line would generate private-sector employment and government revenue, he said at an American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers conference in San Diego. The U.S. government’s budget deficit is unsustainable and must be reduced by supporting industry, Bush said. “The clear goal ought to be how to get the private sector to grow,” said Bush, who spoke during a luncheon at...
  • Obama Claims Bush Administration Dropped the Ball on Iran

    03/04/2012 11:05:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | March 4, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama sought to convince the crowd at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference today that “when the chips are down, I have Israel’s back.” He also placed blame on the Bush administration for letting Iran become the threat it is today, claiming that a policy of putting pressure on Iran was “in tatters” when he took office. “If during this political season you hear some question my administration’s support for Israel, remember that it’s not backed up by the facts,” the president said. He also said he has “no apologies” for pursuing the Middle East peace process, which...
  • George Bush's Africa AIDS Achievement Big But Ignored

    12/02/2011 5:48:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 2, 2011 | Editor
    World Health: At a star-studded gala Thursday, President Obama drew big praise from AIDS activists and NGOs for expanding AIDS-fighting programs. But the real accomplishment rests with his predecessor, President Bush. After quietly helping to save 30 million lives from the scourge of AIDS across the African continent, it would seem that higher honors would be in store for Bush, whose AIDS initiatives there have been an astonishing success. Obama, to his credit, acknowledged Bush in his World AIDS Day speech Thursday, as have serious-minded Africa advocates including rock singer Bono. But among the garden-variety NGOs, media elites or activist...
  • George W. Bush: 'One of My Objectives Is to Make Sure' Americans Never Forget Our Troops

    10/09/2011 12:20:19 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 28 replies · 1+ views
    DALLAS (AP) — George W. Bush says that after eight years in the White House, he's happy to be back home in Texas and out of the spotlight. But the former commander-in-chief tells The Associated Press there's one aspect of his presidency he still misses: interaction with U.S. troops. And Bush, who sent them to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, says that despite his desire to remain largely out of the public eye, he wants to make sure veterans and military members know they still have his support. "I was a little concerned that our veterans don't think that I...
  • America Attacked...Images (Caution: disturbing recordings)

    09/11/2011 4:28:18 PM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 14 replies
    http://attacked911.tripod.com/ ^ | 09/11/2011 | Various
    This clip was made within days of the Attack on US. Forgive me as I do not have the author's name, but this compilation expresses the sentiments right after. Original recordings of that day are forever documented in this video/recording. We will NEVER Forget. We KNOW the enemy! (Thank you for your leadership President Bush! God Bless you.) http://attacked911.tripod.com/
  • George W. Bush's speech at the Flight 93 Memorial

    09/10/2011 3:55:10 PM PDT · by mc5cents · 105 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/10/2011 | George W. Bush
    GW Bush at Flight 93 Memorial: "Evil Is Real, So Is Courage" The best speech W has ever given in MHO. Watch here.
  • Flight 93 National Memorial dedication LIVE WEBCAST

    09/10/2011 9:31:38 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 303 replies
    History.com ^ | Sept. 10, 2011 | Staff
    On September 10, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. EST, almost ten years after the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Flight 93 National Memorial will be dedicated. Following a decade of healing, the promise of this sacred ground will finally be realized. The Memorial Plaza and Field of Honor will be the first features of the memorial to be completed for dedication, and will be permanently open to the public after the September 10 ceremony. Be a part of this remarkable moment. Coverage will begin at 12:30 p.m. EST – watch the dedication ceremony LIVE at History.com.
  • George Pataki: This Administration Has Never Understood the Meaning of 9/11

    08/31/2011 4:07:32 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 12 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Aug. 31, 2011 | Bill Hemmer
    The White House is now defending some of its talking points over how it will mark the tenth anniversary of September 11th, namely by minimizing references to Al Qaeda in an effort to show the terror group is increasingly less relevant. A former staffer of Vice President Dick Cheney spoke out against the move, saying “I think the fact that you would actually instruct government officials to speak differently about 9/11 simply based on where they’re standing is not just insulting to American audiences and to foreign audiences, but again I think its a little bit of a window into...
  • New Republic: Rubio The Reasonable Republican

    08/26/2011 1:32:39 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | Aug. 25, 2011 | T.A. Frank
    I saw him Tuesday night. I saw Senator Marco Rubio in person as he delivered a speech at the Ronald Reagan Library outside of Los Angeles. I saw Marco Rubio catch Nancy Reagan as she stumbled. And I saw Marco Rubio offering coy answers to the question everyone in the press was there to see him answer: would you want to be vice president? ...Rubio is known as a Tea-Party candidate, or semi-Tea-Party candidate, but he didn't throw any rhetorical bombs Tuesday. That alone made him sort of agreeable. There were moments when he dared to offer a gram of...
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOK LIST COMPARES HITLER AND BIN LADEN TO…GEORGE W. BUSH

    06/02/2011 4:09:10 AM PDT · by massmike · 88 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 06/02/2011 | Billy Hallowell
    A quasi-scandal has broken out at Arkansas’ Russellville Middle School. The school’s yearbook featured a list of the “Top 5 Worst People of All Time.” Some of the world’s most horrific murderers and maniacs were included: Adolph Hitler, Osama Bin Laden, Charles Manson… Few people would argue that these individuals don’t deserve a spot on that roster. Each went on murderous rampages and were, arguably, mentally-imbalanced. However, it‘s the list’s last two names that are causing a stir: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. The former president and vice-president don’t seem to share many characteristics with the other men they...
  • Feds can't make up minds on mercury bulbs

    07/23/2011 7:27:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 22, 2011 | WND
    In what critics call a classic case of the government working at cross purposes, Washington is forcing residents across the country to install mercury lighting inside their homes while phasing out mercury lighting outside homes to protect the environment. Yes, you read that right. In 2005, Congress passed a law banning mercury vapor streetlights – two years before it banned incandescent light bulbs in favor of mercury vapor compact florescent bulbs. Under the Energy Policy Act, signed by President Bush in August 2005, manufacturers cannot make or import ballasts for mercury vapor lights after Jan. 1, 2008. According to the...
  • GOP magic trick:Making George W. Bush vanish

    06/20/2011 6:02:23 PM PDT · by KantianBurke · 261 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | June 20th, 2011 | Johnathan Martin
    NEW ORLEANS — Republicans head into 2012 united in their disdain for an unpopular, Big Government-loving, internationalist president. The name of that president: George W. Bush. From Capitol Hill to the statehouses to the presidential primary, Republicans are turning their back on almost every important accomplishment of the Bush administration.
  • George W. Bush Among Rangers Fans Who Break Guinness World Record

    06/22/2011 6:32:57 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 28 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | June 22, 2011 | NewsCore
    Former president George W. Bush was among hundreds of Texas Rangers fans who helped set a new Guinness World Record on Tuesday night for most people wearing sunglasses in the dark. While most of the 33,533 people donned shades during the game with the Detroit Tigers at Rangers Ballpark, the mark to beat was 423 so Guinness officials only bothered to count two sections of the crowd, MLB.com reported. That group included Bush, who often goes to Rangers games, and club President Nolan Ryan, who were both seen on the big screen when the public announcer told the crowd the...
  • Robert Gates Is Right About Iraq

    06/04/2011 5:29:20 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    New Republic ^ | June 3, 2011 | Fouad Ajami
    The U.S. war in Iraq has just been given an unexpected seal of approval. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, in what he billed as his “last major policy speech in Washington,” has owned up to the gains in Iraq, to the surprise that Iraq has emerged as “the most advanced Arab democracy in the region.” It was messy, this Iraqi democratic experience, but Iraqis “weren’t in the streets shooting each other, the government wasn’t in the streets shooting its people,” Gates observed. The Americans and the Iraqis had not labored in vain; the upheaval of the Arab Spring has only underlined...
  • George W. Bush Gives First Public Reaction to Osama Bin Laden Death

    05/13/2011 7:05:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 102 replies
    George W. Bush Gives First Public Reaction to Osama Bin Laden Death Former President George W. Bush made his first candid public comments on the killing of Osama bin Laden during an appearance Wednesday at a conference of hedge fund managers in Las Vegas. "I was eating souffle at Rise Restaurant with Laura and two buddies," Bush said when asked what he was doing when he received the call from President Obama, according to an ABC News contributor who attended the event. "I excused myself and went home to take the call," Bush said. "Obama simply said 'Osama Bin Laden...
  • George W. Bush Gives First Public Reaction to Osama Bin Laden Death

    Former President George W. Bush made his first candid public comments on the killing of Osama bin Laden during an appearance Wednesday at a conference of hedge fund managers in Las Vegas. "I was eating souffle at Rise Restaurant with Laura and two buddies," Bush said when asked what he was doing when he received the call from President Obama, according to an ABC News contributor who attended the event. "I excused myself and went home to take the call," Bush said. "Obama simply said 'Osama Bin Laden is dead.'" Bush said Obama described in detail the secret mission to...
  • Osama bin Laden mission agreed in secret 10 years ago by US and Pakistan

    05/09/2011 4:49:13 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 22 replies
    Guardian ^ | May 9, 2011 | Declan Walsh
    US forces were given permission to conduct unilateral raid inside Pakistan if they knew where Bin Laden was hiding, officials say The deal was struck between Pervez Musharraf and George Bush in 2001 and renewed during the 'transition to democracy' – a six-month period from February 2008 when Musharraf was still president but a civilian government had been elected. The US and Pakistan struck a secret deal almost a decade ago permitting a US operation against Osama bin Laden on Pakistani soil similar to last week's raid that killed the al-Qaida leader, the Guardian has learned. The deal was struck...
  • Osama bin Laden mission agreed in secret 10 years ago by US and Pakistan

    05/09/2011 12:22:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 9, 2011 | Declan Walsh
    Osama bin Laden mission agreed in secret 10 years ago by US and Pakistan US forces were given permission to conduct unilateral raid inside Pakistan if they knew where Bin Laden was hiding, officials say. The US and Pakistan struck a secret deal almost a decade ago permitting a US operation against Osama bin Laden on Pakistani soil similar to last week's raid that killed the al-Qaida leader, the Guardian has learned. The deal was struck between the military leader General Pervez Musharraf and President George Bush after Bin Laden escaped US forces in the mountains of Tora Bora in...
  • The Vindication of George W. Bush

    05/05/2011 6:30:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 215 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 05/05/2011 | Guy Benson
    As lefties gloat over the political implications of Osama bin Laden’s demise, and the media ramp up an “Obama bounce” meme, conservatives should politely but persistently shift the conversation from politics to policy. In my latest column for Townhall, I draw on a number of fascinating news accounts elucidating how the our military and intelligence community finally nailed bin Laden. US officials describe a “mosaic” of intelligence that ultimately led a team of Navy SEALs to a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan — suggesting that it took many years and myriad sources to pinpoint bin Laden’s precise location. As we now...
  • The Sacrificial Presidency of George W. Bush

    05/05/2011 6:16:23 AM PDT · by radioone · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5-5-11 | Paul Kengor
    "Yeah, we waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed," former President George W. Bush told an audience in Grand Rapids, Michigan in June 2010. "I'd do it again to save lives." When Bush said this a year ago, the howls from the left weren't as loud as usual. And why would they be? The "angry left," as Bush called it -- and felt it more acutely than anyone bestriding the planet -- didn't care much anymore. Waterb oarding had been a tool for the left's purposes: to demonize and defeat Bush. It had usefulness just as Iraq once had. It had gotten the...