This Man gave all he had to keep the country safe, he even gave up to his popularity!!
Wow how many politician would you find out there with a sense of dignity!!
I really admire you and i will always love you Mr President!!!
This man kept us safe and he really give it all of him to ensure his role as commander in chief and president!!
Love you Mr President!
President Bush was and is a fine Christian man who did and mostly listened to his heart and Faith!!!! We will get hit again under this current Administration who goes around "bowing" to other world leaders. He stands up, He admits when he was wrong and he does not scape goat. He did is job!!!! Period. As for New Orleans,as i remember he went on national tv and warned the people to leave asap. O and how is that change working for you liberals? O i know blame Bush. how bout blame China?
This interview should have been conducted properly.......with Matt Lauer speaking
to George through bars or behind a glass partition with George resplendent in his
orange prison jumpsuit for the murders of the soldiers he sent to wars that never
had to be fought.....Iraq had no WMD , ties to terrorism or ties to 911.......FACTS....
If Iraq had no ties to terrorism how were there terrorists there when we invaded? If the UN inspectors found the WMD's years ago, where did they go from the 90's to 2003? You think Saddam gave them away to Iran or Syria or Turkey? Oh and we were already kicking the ass of the people responsible for 9/11 by the time we invaded Iraq. I'm sure you are one of those people that think Obama walks on water, but the only thing on which he deserves to walk is the plank. That should be his punishment for putting us trillions of dollars in debt in less than 24 months and twisting the Constitution to say whatever he wants it to. If anyone is a criminal it is Obama. William J. H. Boetcker said "...You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income....You cannot establish security on borrowed money....You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves." Obama should really listen to all of those and make a few adjustments in his policies.
Honestly Bush was the only the president that had the guts to scare the living s**t out of the terrorists so they would NEVER think about attacking America again. He completely destroyed the terrorists because they killed all of those innocent Americans...how could you not love him? He was certainly one of the bravest presidents ever. I miss him terribly.
In 2 short years Obama has transformed America into what can only be described as a socialist country. He broke almost every promise he made while campaigning ( no earmarks, no lobbyists, bills on cspan , and on and on ). His administration has been laced with far left activists that has polorized the country like none before.
He has presided over the most obscene abuses of our political system that has ever been perpetrated with the way the healthcare bill was passed as just one example. He has allowed the DoJ to basically defy the constitution on numerous occasions (the failure to prosecute the black panther party for voter intimedation is a prime example ) and in direct defiance to the will of the American people.
Obama has embarrased America all over the world, he has spent his entire presidency to date blaming Bush and the republicans for everything and spent the last 2 years doing his best to pander to all of America's enemies.
Liberals will still defend him vehemently though, and always revert to blaming Bush. 99 of 100 senators voted to use force in Iraq, because like Bush they all believed that Saddam had WMDs. But as soon as it became apparnt that there were no weapons they all changed their tunes.
Katrina was obviously one of the worst natural disasters in the history of America. No one had any idea how bad it really would be and there are no other disasters to even compare it to, yet Bush was completely at fault ?? Anyone that lives in Florida can tell you that the way the Lousiana prepared for that storm was complete and utter failure. They failed to even move their emergency vehicles to safe areas, rule #1 for any hurricane state. But still it had to be Bush's fault ?
History will prove , Bush was not to blame. Of course hind site is 20/20 and many lessons were learned but many were not even after Katrina. For instance they are rebuilding N.O. A major city below sea level on the coast of the Gulf, not to mention with a huge lake directly behind it as well. That is a catastrophe waiting to happen, who will you blame the next time a powerful hurricane has direct hit on N.O. ???
George Bush will go down in history as being one of the strongest and most patriotic presidents we have ever had. He was a class guy while he was in office and is a class guy now. I thank him for his courage,resolve and service and can only hope his brother will run for office! JEB IN 2012!!!!
We need to forget the parties and come back to be an American first! We have to keep our freedom and not give it away! We are all brothers and sisters and we need to unit as a family no matter what our differences are. Our home has to be offended by the American Family!
He shouldn't have run for president - he was intellectually qualified. And he was a terrible decision-maker - didn't search out information, didn't weigh the facts, didn't consider the consequences, didn't modify decisions when new data arrived, didn't have a transparent process. If a CEO made decisions like that his company would be out of business.
This man is juvenile and delusional. Will he ever own up to his obvious mistakes and criminal activity?
Blaming the Governor of Louisiana for his lack of action to Katrina is such a lie. There is video of him being warned of the probable catastrophic consequences days before Katrina ever hit. He chose to do nothing.
Just as he was warned about an attack on America, and that our aircraft would be used, he chose to take some more vacation time and play golf. He took more vacation time than any other president in our history.
I remember learning about the Diebold and ES&S voting machines being hacked for the 2000 & 2004 elections. I remember the sworn affidavit Clint Curtis gave to Washington regarding being asked to write the software.
I remember a former undercover CIA agent being exposed because her husband wrote a liberal article exposing the crimes in the White House. The attorneys being fired because they didn't share Bush's view. The list goes on.
Matt didn't ask him why he chose to invade Iraq so quickly even though inspections hadn't been completed.
Waterboarding was deemed illegal during the Vietnam War -- but just as Bush didn't follow the law before invading Iraq, he had a legal team find a way to make it sound as if they were within their right to use torture. Thankfully President Obama put an end to torture almost immediately after taking office.
What would sicken me more than anything would be to have another president in office during my lifetime as blatantly greedy, evil, criminal, and egotistic as George W. Bush clearly was. He and his administration were the worst abuse of power, example of greed, and destructive capitalism that only the Republican Party could commit. History should not and will not be kind to him.
Of course there were no weapons of mass destruction found IN IRAQ. He had all kinds of time to hide them in Syria, Iran and who knows where else. He made sure we didn't find them, and we gave them all kinds of time to hide them.
I have never been prouder of President George W. Bush than watching this interview. I miss him dearly and this country is suffering in his absence.
Interesting to me that when talking about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq the majority of people, never, never, even mention that the UN inspectors found "A Lot" of weapons of mass destruction of different kinds in Iraq during the UN inspections under Bush Senior. Gosh...gee whiz...Golly....I wonder what the Psychology is in people never even mentioning the original WMDs that were found in Iraq during the original inspections under Bush Senior. But, Clinton quit the inspections all together because of Sadam's continual defiance to the UN inspectors. At which time, the inspectors were pulled out and the Clinton and Great Britain did an air raid on Iraq. The stated goal of the mission was to further degrade the WMDs in Iraq. There were no more inspections for the 8 years of Clinton.
What a refreshing interview......miss him more than I thought I would. I believe he genuinely doesn't care about popularity and was willing to make tough decisions because they were right decisions. I disagreed with several of his decisions but I believe he was a truly great President because he was so willing to make unpopular choices. That's a true quality of leadership. Obama has no leadership skills and I didn't realize how good W. was until we've had two years of Obama.
His lack of character is exemplified by is refusal to admit that Iraq was a mistake in this interview. The man is a disgrace. I was a republican until Bush was elected.
This is not the entire interview. I can't seem to find the entire interview. I guess liberals don't like the idea that people will hear what Bush has to say, thus the interview is only presented in peices every site I look at.
I guess I'll just have to keep looking for the entire interview. It's got to be somewhere online.
As expected, Lauer couldn't hide his agenda. He asked freely about waterboarding, Bush responded, Lauer followed up, Bush responded, Lauer then fully leans forward in a 'gotcha' moment and thrusts, "But if Americans were overseas and were waterboarded...." trying to punch home HIS own points as if HE wanted to debate waterboarding!...but the interview was about Bush and HIS decisions. Matt, your slip is showing; stick to Larry King stuff.
he says "we had no advance knowledge al Quaeda was going to attack New York buildings" he doesn't acknowledge he had briefs 5 weeks before that stated AQ would attack American buildings with airplanes...his reaction to the intelligence? take 5 weeks off
The intrinsic difference between this man and Clinton or Obama is his willingness to accept that he is simply a man who tried to give his best. At times, the result was ugly and he failed, at times he succeeded, but his reflections highlight the fact that he understands his limitations, his failures and his shortcomings as well as his talent. The two individuals who bookend his tenure have yet to understand this fundamental point. I voted for Obama yet his inability to accept the reality of his occasional shortcomings is striking. There is no hope for Willie.
What about all the Lies surronding 9/11??? And stop before you say Im a conspiracy nut! Im talking about the facts here, like How the buildings were desinged to take Impact from jets, that the Planes fuel was not hot enough to bring down the buildings, nor create the molten metal that was seen driping from the buildings and remained in pools on the ground for weeks if not months after. Or building 7 collapsing from a minor fire several hours later. Why no black boxes discovered? Why that day, just by chance were they doing a traing mission of the exact scenario that was happening on that day? George W Bush is a murderer, sorry hes not intellegent enough to be a murderer, he was a puppet. As are most presidents if not all since John F Kennedy was Murdered. Open your eyes people we are led to belive we're a free country. And aslong as they keep us in fear and make sure we consume, we'll always be way to distracted to ever notice!
Dude, your "facts" aren't facts. But nothing I saw will change your mind because you are, in fact, a conspiracy nut. And to address your other point only some people, and it sounds like you're one of them, live in fear. If you take all that fear mongering the media throws at you like swine flu, then you need to think more critically and become a reasonable human being. And being addicted to consuming is just hyperbole. Sure, we all consume a bit more than the average bear, but there is nothing inherently wrong in wanting more. It's human nature, not a scheme that American's and executives on Madison Avenue cooked up.
If you honestly don't believe we're pretty much as free as it gets, then you need to live under sharia in the middle east or north korea. But of course you can't take my post seriously because I'm probably a member of the new world order and we're scheming to take over the world for no reason other than to delight at the slaughter of the innocent! Muahahaha!
Was he perfect? No. Contrary to what the liberal media has accused him of, he did not do things motivated by money or for retribution for "trying to kill his daddy." In contrast to some leaders (cough, cough) who try to move their agenda at any cost (cough, health care), he did what he he thought was right for our country. He will go down in history as a good man and a better president who truly cared for his country.
Amen, I didn't like him when he was president and didn't agree on a lot of his decisions at the time. But like he said, in hindsight a lot of them were, I think, justified.
His willingness to bail out the banks when he was diametrically opposed to doing so shows that he was not only not afraid to make tough decisions, but he made them as a critical thinking and rational human being and not an tunnel visioned idiot as he was so often unfairly portrayed.
The truth in all of this is that yes, George Bush was a good man. he valued many of the same aspects in life that most Americans value. Being a good man, though, did not make him a good president. Before George Bush became president, the United States actually had a budget surplus. As a political move, he decided to cut taxes shortly after he was sworn into office. He did that as a political move--to gain the approval of American citizens. What did that lead us into, though? 13 trillion dollars worth of dept. Launching a full scale war claiming he was getting diplomacy to work, was not the answer. And now people judge and accuse Barack Obama of being a bad president for not being able to change it in a matter of 2 years... NEWSFLASH!!! Its not that easy. Bush took 8 years to get us into that problem and people expect Obama to get us out of it in 2? Wrong.
Perhaps you could retake that economics coarse you failed in college.
The Bush deficit was largely attributed to the spending on the war and accumulated over 9 years. The BO deficit is the result of trying to spend us out of a slumping economy in just 18 months!
"if you beat this prick hard enough, he'll tell you he started the chicago fire, but that don't make it ##^&^ so."
"if you beat this prick hard enough, he'll tell you he started the chicago fire, but that don't make it ##^&^ so."
i wonder how many of those people working in that "pit" would succumb to the after effects, thanks to the lack of health care for those heroes.