Mrs. Bush: History will vindicate her...

Mrs. Bush: History will vindicate her husband

There are 54677 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 9, 2008, titled Mrs. Bush: History will vindicate her husband. In it, Newsday reports that:

First lady Laura Bush acknowledged President Bush 's unpopularity, but said Monday that history will vindicate her husband's two-term presidency.

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“Wilma”

Since: Oct 07

Yonkers

#79 Jun 10, 2008
djm wrote:
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A vote for Obama is a vote for change like we have not seen since 911!
You must be from West Virginia.
College Kid

Houston, TX

#80 Jun 10, 2008
There is so much mindlessness here that I'm almost groaning aloud at my computer. Really, people, do what someone earlier in the thread advised you to do and stop basing your opinions solely off what you are told to believe by media pundits, partisan moviemakers, and musicians. Find out facts for yourselves. A disturbing majority of our society--probably composed in large part of that 65-80% that on-and-off decry the current administration--have become so intellectually lazy and so emotionally blind as to base their political opinions off the one-dimensional analysis of mass media and profiteering "insiders." Sigh...
laughable

Detroit, MI

#81 Jun 10, 2008
Bush is the worst president and history will come to this conculsion. Iraq, Sadam and the Iraqi military acted as a counter-weight to Iran. Without thinking this administration destroyed that counterweight allowing Iran the economic and political time to further its atomic wepon program. Consequently Isreal is less safe and more likely to use the 100 plus atomic boms to stop the Iranian threat. This administration failed on so many levels that it is impossible to list them all in one post.

Since: Feb 08

Lenexa, KS

#83 Jun 10, 2008
I just received this email from my brother in Texas who is a HUGE Bush supporter as are all the good folks in Texas today. He wanted me to be sure to share this with as many like minded people as I could possibly reach and of course I thought of USA Today. This is a matter of National importance that all good citizens need to know. Here is that email:
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George Bush was scheduled to visit the Episcopal Church outside Washington as part of his campaign to restore his pathetic poll standings. His image handler made a visit to the Bishop and said,'We've been getting a lot of
bad publicity because of the president's position on stem cell research, the Iraq war, hurricane Katrina, and the
Veterans Administration. We'll make a $100,000 contribution to your church if during your sermon you will say
that the President is a saint.'

The Bishop thought it over for a few moments and finally said,'The Church is desperate for funding: I'll do it.'

Bush showed up for the sermon, and the Bishop began:

'I'd like to speak to you all this morning about our President who is a liar, a cheat, and a low-intelligence numb-nut who can't put a compound sentence together.

He bugged out of combat service during the Vietnam war and went AWOL to avoid a drug test, then had all reports on the sordid event destroyed.

He is the spawn of a Nazi-loving great grandfather who smuggled anti-Americans into this country on his shipping line.

He took the tragedy of September 11 and used it to frighten and manipulate the American people. He lied about weapons of mass destruction and invaded Iraq for oil and money, causing the deaths of tens of thousands and
making the United States the most hated country on earth. It is a three-trillion dollar folly.

He appointed fund-raiser cronies to positions of power and influence, leading to widespread death and destruction due to government paralysis after Hurricane Katrina.

He awarded no-bid cost-plus contracts and tax cuts to his rich friends so that we now have more poverty in this
country and a greater gap between rich and poor than we've had since the Depression.

He has headed the most corrupt, bribe-inducing political party since Teapot Dome.

The national [budget] surplus has turned into a staggering national debt of 9.4 trillion dollars.

Oil rose from $18 to over a hundred per barrel, leading to transportation costs which the people of America cannot afford, with low minimum wages, part time jobs, no health insurance, and outsourcing.

Vital research into global warming and stem cells is stifled because he's afraid to lose votes from religious kooks.

He is the worst example of a true Christian I've ever known ...

BUT COMPARED TO DICK CHENEY, GEORGE W. BUSH IS A SAINT."
College Kid

Houston, TX

#84 Jun 10, 2008
laughable wrote:
Bush is the worst president and history will come to this conculsion. Iraq, Sadam and the Iraqi military acted as a counter-weight to Iran. Without thinking this administration destroyed that counterweight allowing Iran the economic and political time to further its atomic wepon program. Consequently Isreal is less safe and more likely to use the 100 plus atomic boms to stop the Iranian threat. This administration failed on so many levels that it is impossible to list them all in one post.
Interesting theory...but you sort of miss the point. Saddam could not have stopped Iran from attempting to develop nuclear weapons. In the meantime, there is a very real and very immediate global conflict underway--a clash of cultures--and the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan represent the first two, very necessary, battles of this new war.
Gilmore

Allentown, PA

#85 Jun 10, 2008
voice of truth wrote:
How about fixing our country first, before other countries. George is an idiot, Barbara
Her name is Laura, now who is the IDIOT?

“Fight bigotry.”

Since: Feb 07

Toms River, NJ

#87 Jun 10, 2008
Then why did Bush take his eyes off the people who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks and instead invade Iraq?
Mav wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, the terrorists started it.
Regardless, maybe you should go work in an embassy. It will give you much needed exposure to the REAL world we live in.
HAHA

Tallahassee, FL

#88 Jun 10, 2008
Mrs. Bush: History will vindicate her husband
~~Keep dreamin' crazy eye!
HAHA

Tallahassee, FL

#89 Jun 10, 2008
yea Barbara is the Mrs Clause looking one married to GHW Bush.
Gilmore wrote:
<quoted text>Her name is Laura, now who is the IDIOT?
College Kid

Houston, TX

#90 Jun 10, 2008
ACLU-Tom wrote:
Then why did Bush take his eyes off the people who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks and instead invade Iraq?
<quoted text>
Well, you assume these are two different missions, when in fact a strong argument can be made that they are related objectives in a larger mission.
dayton

United States

#91 Jun 10, 2008
College Kid wrote:
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Interesting theory...but you sort of miss the point. Saddam could not have stopped Iran from attempting to develop nuclear weapons. In the meantime, there is a very real and very immediate global conflict underway--a clash of cultures--and the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan represent the first two, very necessary, battles of this new war.
Iraq was not necessary. It was a war of choice. The invasion of Iraq was plotted long before 9/11. Cheney was looking at maps of Iraqi oil fields and thinking of potential suitors for oil contracts in March 2001 while crafting our Energy Policy.

http://www.judicialwatch.org/iraqi-oil-maps.s...

History will not be kind to Bush. I can't wait until the 9/11 Commission's evidence, testimony, and documents are declassifed in 2009.

“Wilma”

Since: Oct 07

Yonkers

#93 Jun 10, 2008
P U STINKY BO wrote:
I can't stand liberal ideology. I have a real hard time wanting a socialist society. I can't get there. Sorry. GW is taking alot of blame for a consensus decision to attack Iraq. He also was advised on how to proceed. time to look elsewhere for all the blame. High oil prices? Democrat controlled congress? Hmmm...... Barney Frank. Nancy Pelosi. Harry Reid. Dingle. Rangle. Dingling. I feel nausea at the sight of this entire motley crew. And now this sham for president. God I will pray for help. Maybe he will.
You are right. Things are terrible. Now crawl back into your cave and slither away. America no longer has a need for unpatriotic Fascists. Bush is a war criminal and you a no better than a Nazi appeaser.
College Kid

Houston, TX

#95 Jun 10, 2008
dayton wrote:
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Iraq was not necessary. It was a war of choice. The invasion of Iraq was plotted long before 9/11. Cheney was looking at maps of Iraqi oil fields and thinking of potential suitors for oil contracts in March 2001 while crafting our Energy Policy.
An interesting theory. Do you have logical/factual evidence, perhaps some historical perspective, to back it up? Yes, all wars tend to be "wars of choice" for one side or the other, but choice does not preclude necessity. I, on the other hand, do know a compelling argument that paints the war as something a bit more than Cheney's selection after he was "looking at maps of oilfields." Prior to 9/11? Come on, that's a conspiracy theory at best.
minor threat

Tallahassee, FL

#96 Jun 10, 2008
AWW poor W was hoodwinked into attacking Iraq by those crafty liberals? Don't make me laugh. Thats the most pathetic attempt of an excuse as Larry Craig saying he had a wide stance.
Commander Guy went against 16 intelligence agencies that said there WERE NO WMD. Blix and Ritter said there WERE NO WMD. They didn't get the intelligence wrong; they lied and manufactured it to suit their purpose: go to war.
Remember gap tooth Condi saying "we dont want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud?" Keep re-writing history pal.
P U STINKY BO wrote:
I can't stand liberal ideology. I have a real hard time wanting a socialist society. I can't get there. Sorry. GW is taking alot of blame for a consensus decision to attack Iraq. He also was advised on how to proceed. time to look elsewhere for all the blame. High oil prices? Democrat controlled congress? Hmmm...... Barney Frank. Nancy Pelosi. Harry Reid. Dingle. Rangle. Dingling. I feel nausea at the sight of this entire motley crew. And now this sham for president. God I will pray for help. Maybe he will.
Pdamerica org

Shirley, NY

#98 Jun 10, 2008
Bush Sought ‘Way’ To Invade Iraq?
O'Neill Tells '60 Minutes' Iraq Was 'Topic A ' 8 Months Before 9-11
Jan. 11, 2004 http://tinyurl.com/9jqge
CBS) A year ago, Paul O'Neill was fired from his job as George Bush's Treasury Secretary for disagreeing too many times with the president's policy on tax cuts.

In the book, O’Neill says that the president did not make decisions in a methodical way: there was no free-flow of ideas or open debate.

At cabinet meetings, he says the president was "like a blind man in a roomful of deaf people. There is no discernible connection," forcing top officials to act "on little more than hunches about what the president might think."

This is what O'Neill says happened at his first hour-long, one-on-one meeting with Mr. Bush:“I went in with a long list of things to talk about, and I thought to engage on and as the book says, I was surprised that it turned out me talking, and the president just listening … As I recall, it was mostly a monologue.”

He also says that President Bush was disengaged, at least on domestic issues, and that disturbed him. And he says that wasn't his experience when he worked as a top official under Presidents Nixon and Ford, or the way he ran things when he was chairman of Alcoa.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/01/09/60m...
minor threat

Tallahassee, FL

#99 Jun 10, 2008
yes the evidence is out there; have you been living under a rock or buried in your textbooks.
The forgeries, the manufactured intelligence, yellow cake lies, W's desire to be a war president, their feeble attempt to link 9-11 to Iraq and global jihad, the complete disregard of the UN weapons experts, the world community saying there was no imminent threat to the US,etc.
I'm exhausted and you are an apologist for these clowns at best.
College Kid wrote:
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An interesting theory. Do you have logical/factual evidence, perhaps some historical perspective, to back it up? Yes, all wars tend to be "wars of choice" for one side or the other, but choice does not preclude necessity. I, on the other hand, do know a compelling argument that paints the war as something a bit more than Cheney's selection after he was "looking at maps of oilfields." Prior to 9/11? Come on, that's a conspiracy theory at best.
Harold in Lakeview

Berwyn, IL

#100 Jun 10, 2008
Papa wrote:
ben dover
You liberals are pathetic and really should pull your heads out of your asses. Jimmy Carter is by far the worst president we have ever had and continues to be an embarrassment to the country.
i will mislead you
War Crimes? War Crimes? Please give one example of a war crime.
voice of truth
What would you like the president to do to fix the country? Keep giving lazy baby factories hand outs so that they have no reason to workor improve their situations.
I noticed you misspelled worker , very telling
Allentown Dude

Allentown, PA

#101 Jun 10, 2008
College Kid wrote:
<quoted text>
An interesting theory. Do you have logical/factual evidence, perhaps some historical perspective, to back it up? Yes, all wars tend to be "wars of choice" for one side or the other, but choice does not preclude necessity. I, on the other hand, do know a compelling argument that paints the war as something a bit more than Cheney's selection after he was "looking at maps of oilfields." Prior to 9/11? Come on, that's a conspiracy theory at best.
So you found the WMD? Were any of the 9/11 hijackers from Iraq? I see you are from Texas, I have family there too. In Texas George Bush is looked at much like a cult leader where he can do no wrong. There is nothing anyone can tell or show a Texan today that will change the way they think.
TOM

Center Valley, PA

#103 Jun 10, 2008
She's in as much denial as he is! What a nutcase!!! Only 224 days to go!
Her husband will go down in history as THE worst president EVER (he already is).

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#104 Jun 10, 2008
There's no doubt that the War on Terrorism and the Iraq/Afghanistan wars will define this presidency.

Since all domestic terrorist attacks have be thwarted since 9-11, he's succeeded here so far.

Saddam being brought to justice at the end of a rope was great. Obama bin laden's capture or extermination will be a bonus for us.
In 5-10 years from now, Iraq & Afghanistan are functioning on their own with minimal assistance from the US and still allies, Bush will have to be deemed a success.

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