Category Archives: Bush 43
-George W. Bush
In wake of the terrorist attack Saturday that claimed 68 lives at the famous Nairobi shopping mall, and in wake of the 12th anniversary of 9/11, I revisited President Bush’s September 2001 speech to a Joint Session of Congress:
Broken? I don’t think there was any coherent policy put in place from the beginning…Obama’s foreign policy was a failure the first day he sat down in the oval office: The White House took a hands-off approach to the Libyan … Continue reading
Hat tip to BlackFive for this: How to thank soldiers, by George W. Bush While Bush-haters perceive President Bush as evil incarnate who sent “kids” off to be maimed and killed in an imperialistic war for oil against a country … Continue reading
So it’s been over a week since the NSA leak came about and I figured I would weigh in. I don’t laud Snowden as some kind of hero, just as I did not laud Julian Assange. Both of them are … Continue reading
“We know President Bush the man,” Mr. Obama told the crowd in front of the brick-and-limestone center on a bright, sunny Texas day. “To know the man is to like the man. Because he’s comfortable in his own skin. He knows who he is. He doesn’t put on any pretenses. He takes the job seriously but he doesn’t take himself too seriously. He’s a good man.”
Five years after Obama was elected you still hear the left wail and cry over George W. Bush’s “trampling” of American’s rights. Interesting isn’t it? One could argue that immediately after the worst attack on American soil the surveillance of … Continue reading
We survived The Fiscal Cliff, and the Sequester has come and amazingly a small reduction in the rate of growth to the federal government’s spending has not led to the collapse of the American economy. Granted, the president has chosen … Continue reading
A “lie” and a “mistake” are not the same thing.
As the 10th anniversary of OIF arrives, Peter Feaver goes through some of the most prevalent myths regarding the wrongful narrative that “Bush lied, people died”:
1. The Bush administration went to war against Iraq because it thought (or claimed to think) Iraq had been behind the 9/11 attacks.
While it is true that there has been hypocrisy on the left in regards to this and other similar policy-making decisions where President Obama has embraced some of the very same policies and positions (or similar ones) that he and his fellow Democrats attacked his predecessor over (against it before they were for it), it is also true that there has been consistency as well among those who are ideologically pure; and blind to the “D” or the scarlet letter “R” next to the name. This is true of conservatives during the Bush years who did criticize the Bush administration, fearing such things as the Patriot Act and NSA wiretapping. In this they were aligned with groups like the ACLU. And now it is the ACLU who is aligned with those who fear certain actions taken by the Obama administration. Strange bedfellows?