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Mrs. Bush, Rice: Bush presidency not a failure

December 28th, 2008 . by TexasFred

Mrs. Bush, Rice: Bush presidency not a failure

WASHINGTON (AP) - The two most influential women in President George W. Bush’s White House - first lady Laura Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice - are strongly defending the president’s legacy against critics who are calling his administration one of the worst in history.

“I know it’s not, and so I don’t really feel like I need to respond to people that view it that way,” Mrs. Bush said in an interview that aired Sunday. “I think history will judge and we’ll see later.”

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Mrs. Bush, I personally don’t give a DAMN how history judges that MORON you are married to, I am concerned about the here and now, today, right NOW! How history reads this debacle called the Bush Administration is up to history, Mr. Bush may not be the worst president in history, once history plays out, but he is the worst president that this nation has seen to date!

“I think generations pretty soon are going to start to thank this president for what he’s done. This generation will,” Rice said.

“Because I think the fact that we have really made foreign assistance not just an issue of giving humanitarian aid or giving money to poor people, but really insisting on good governance and fighting corruption,” she said. “I think the fact that this president has laid the groundwork for a Palestinian state, being the first president, as a matter of policy, to say that there should be one, and now, I think, laying the foundation that’s going to lead to that Palestinian state - I can go on and on.”

Once upon a time, Condi Rice was looked upon as the best and the brightest in the Bush administration, not all that hard to do considering her contemporaries, but to even mention Palestine and the Bush accomplishments at this point in time is nothing more than an out of touch statement. Israel is kicking the crap out of Palestine right now, THAT is laying the ground work, for the destruction of the Palestinians and Hamas, a terror organization that the Bush administration seems to favor for some odd reason!

Mrs. Bush noted that under her husband’s watch, the U.S. toppled Saddam Hussein and liberated millions of people in Afghanistan and Iraq from oppressive governments. She also highlighted the president’s work to provide treatment for disease like AIDS and malaria to millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. She said her husband responded to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in a way that has kept the nation safe.

Afghanistan, in it’s original inception, is an entirely different matter, as I also will address in this post. The Bush Administration efforts to fight AIDS and malaria in Africa?? What about AIDS, the homeless and hunger right here in the U.S.A.?? The Bush Administration efforts in Iraq?? I see that Mrs. Bush bought all the same lines of BS that GWB fed the nation, and that line was bought, or, ALLOWED to take place, all on the premise of *Iraqi Freedom*.

Mrs. Bush challenged critics who contend that Iraq was a distraction the U.S. mission in Afghanistan where heightened violence is causing renewed instability.

“Well, I don’t know that I would agree with that at all,” Mrs. Bush said. “I don’t think that’s true at all. We’ve stayed very, very invested in Afghanistan. Not as invested militarily, maybe, and maybe that’s what the critics say, that it should have been more military. But I think we stayed very invested.”

BULLSHIT! We are in the process of escalating in Afghanistan, we are calling for more troops, we are taking troops that were originally tasked to Iraq and moving them to Afghanistan.

George W. Bush absolutely did the right thing by taking us to fight in Afghanistan after 9-11. That was the right place, the right time and the right people, not ALL of the right people but he was on the right track, and for Bush, that’s an accomplishment!

We had al-Qaida on the run, they were all but destroyed. We didn’t have Osama bin Laden, or his carcass, but we had al-Qaida on the run and very nearly defeated. Bush saw this as his opportunity to go after Saddam Hussein, for ALL the wrong reasons, reasons that have since been proven wrong, and admitted to BE wrong, by the DoD, Congress, the Senate, the C.I.A., even Bush himself.

George W. Bush has cost this nation over 4,200 military deaths that did NOT have to happen. George W. Bush has cost this nation untold hundreds of BILLIONS of American taxpayer dollars and has all but brought this nation to it’s knees financially. We are on the verge of a depression, NOT a recession, but a full blown depression, much like 1929!

Condi Rice says that she believes “generations pretty soon are going to start to thank this president for what he’s done. This generation will”. Condi Rice is kissing Bush’s ass, all this generation is going to thank Bush for is leaving and fading off into the shadows. Condi Rice is as wrong as wrong can get! There is only one thing that THIS generation could even remotely want to thank Bush for, and that will be after 4 years of hard core socialistic rule under Obama, they may say ‘thank you for NOT being THAT bad’.

Our borders are still wide open, this nation is still inundated by the massive influx of illegals and the tremendous strain they place on an already threatened economy.

When George W. Bush took office, this nation had a budget surplus, a Conservative Supreme Court, a Republican president and a Republican controlled House and Senate. What do we have now? To call Bush anything other than a miserable failure would be speaking too kindly in MY opinion! And just what part of this debacle are we supposed to THANK him for?

“Please Sir, may I have some more?”

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Panel: Congress was misled on Iraq uranium issue

December 18th, 2008 . by TexasFred

Panel: Congress was misled on Iraq uranium issue

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales misled Congress when he claimed the CIA in 2002 approved information that ended up in the 2003 State of the Union speech about Iraq’s alleged effort to buy uranium for its nuclear weapons program, a House committee said Thursday. The committee also expressed skepticism about claims by then-national security adviser Condoleezza Rice that she was unaware of the CIA’s doubts about the claim before President George W. Bush’s speech.

Iraq’s alleged attempt to buy uranium was one of the justifications for the Bush administration’s decision to go to war. The claim has since been repudiated.

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There were MANY errors made by the U.S.A. when we went into Iraq. Not the least of which being, we were lied to concerning all the reason for Iraq to be invaded, and far too many fell for it.

Yeah, I know, LIED is a really strong word but I am NOT nearly as PC as the writer of this original story. Ms. Hess says ‘misled’ in referencing Gonzo and his blathering to Congress. Lied, misled, what the hell, semantics I suppose, you say potato, I say patato. That’s it, semantics, what other explanation do you need?

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said in a memo that its investigation showed the CIA had warned at least four National Security Council officials not to allow Bush, in three speeches in 2002, to cite questionable intelligence that Iraq had attempted to obtain uranium.

I know, Iraq had all that *yellow cake*. Yes they did. We KNEW they did. Here’s the trick, *yellow cake* has the POTENTIAL to become a weapon of mass destruction. It is NOT a WMD in and of itself. Well, I suppose some bright guy could figure a way to take some *yellow cake* and build a dirty bomb. That is a possibility. Bush and Company tried their level best to convince the American people that Saddam was about to launch thermonuclear weapons. Well, wait, that’s not completely true. Bush said ‘thermoNUCALER‘ I believe, but you get the idea.

Rice “asserted publicly she knew nothing about any doubts the CIA had raised about this claim prior too the 2003 State of the Union address,” according to the memo. Gonzales “asserted to the Senate - on her behalf - that the CIA approved the use of this claim in several presidential speeches.”

Since we went into Iraq the Dems, the left and all the libbers have tried to make it clear that Bush had *lied* us into this one. There was much fun to be had laughing and pointing fingers and calling names, but as time went by, and the truth came out, some on the RIGHT tried to tell people that Bush was wrong for taking us into Iraq, at least on the premise used.

Then those on the right that spoke out were called names, had fingers pointed at them and were called traitors for daring to question The Bush. As time goes on, more and more, the true facts are coming out. Generals retire and then speak their minds concerning Iraq and it’s prosecution. Those Generals are then called names and have fingers pointed at them. They are scolded by the RIGHT and criticized in the press, excuses are made saying, “You can’t believe that guy, he became a General under the Clinton administration’.

Here’s the way it is. Many officers attained rank under the Clinton administration. That does NOT mean they were Clinton loyalists. It’s quite likely a damned good thing they made rank then too. When 9-11 hit, Bush was so unprepared we needed every military mind that could be found.

After the attacks of 9-11 Bush listened to the military leaders and Intel folks. Bush DID do the right thing, he took our military into Afghanistan and we went after the Taliban and Osama bin Laden, right up until the time Bush saw his opportunity to go into Iraq and vindicate the Bush name by making war on Saddam. Saddam did, after all, threaten GHW Bush. That was the only logical, and truthful reason I can imagine for Bush 43 taking this nation on an unnecessary mission that has bankrupted the American people and cost us the lives of over 4,200 American troops that didn’t have to die!

I know, there was some poor Intel work done. I also know that there was some weak data used by the Bush administration to justify going to Iraq. I know too that there were some high ranking military and Intel guys that were begging Bush to reconsider, they KNEW the data was skewed, they knew the weaknesses of the Intel agencies and our troops at that time, and those weaknesses can be directly attributed to the Clinton administration and their dismantling of our military and Intel services.

And to put it mildly, we ain’t seen nothing yet! There will be more truths come out regarding Iraq and the real reasons why. The legacy has been written, now it’s up to history to make the final judgement.

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Al-Qaida No. 2 insults Obama with racial epithet

November 19th, 2008 . by TexasFred

Al-Qaida No. 2 insults Obama with racial epithet

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader used a racial epithet to insult Barack Obama in a message posted Wednesday, describing the president-elect in demeaning terms that imply he does the bidding of whites.

The message appeared chiefly aimed at persuading Muslims and Arabs that Obama does not represent a change in U.S. policies. Ayman al-Zawahri said in the message, which appeared on militant Web sites, that Obama is “the direct opposite of honorable black Americans” like Malcolm X, the 1960s African-American rights leader.

In al-Qaida’s first response to Obama’s victory, al-Zawahri also called the president-elect - along with secretaries of state Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice - “house negroes.”

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Well, Ayman al-Zawahri has done it now, he has insulted *The One*, and the Obamanation is going to rise in anger and crush the radical terrorists, and Obama Man will be their leader!!

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