Bush Celebrates NATO's Expansion

President Bush celebrated NATO's expansion into former communist territory on Saturday and urged further enlargement, highlighting differences with Moscow hours before final talks with outgoing Russian ... Full Story
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andy

Kirkland, WA

#1 Apr 5, 2008
Don't anyone get to excited this stupit fool has not done a thing right since he bought his way into the white house, in fact most everythng he has done has been done under a dictatorship. He's the worst president we have ever had and needs to go quietly, he's done enough damage to the people of the US shipping their jobs overseas for shear profit...I won't go on, everyone in whats left of the US is feeling pain from this fool unless your already wealthy....then you want more war and see Middle Class America fall apart...that has been bushies goal from the get go. Let's all ask him if he's gotten enough and maybe he could go quietly.....its time he just leaves we need no more damage.
bush must be proud to be so hated by most of the country....

“It's about the American People”

Since: Jun 07

Flushing, NY

#2 Apr 5, 2008
Clearly, it is a bad day to the world’s socialists, communists and Islamic terrorists and clearly no other than US left wing liberal Dems socialist that’s support US worst enemies including the Islamic terrorists led by the evil Iranian regime. Bush was right to say to the people of Croatia “Henceforth, should any danger threaten your people, America and the NATO alliance will stand with you and no one will be able to take your freedom away”.
Evidently, it is a dangerous world out there with evil radical regimes like Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia with the support of Putin and Chavez that are using Islamic terrorist suicide bombers to attack innocent people and the international airlines and trains, to ruin the civilized world security and to destroy the economy of US and its NATO allies with soaring oil prices.
President Bush great achievements are wrongly belittled by the left wing liberal hypocrites that cannot see the danger to the American people from the Iranian regime’s and Osama Bin Laden’s Islamic terrorists like during the rich Clintons’ reckless 'happy' years in the 1990s.
Krishnamurty

Toronto, Canada

#3 Apr 5, 2008
... there was a "new quality" in the relations with NATO as a result of the promise to admit Kiev and Tbilisi.

Former US security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski said NATO's move was a "strategic victory and only a tactical defeat" for Ukraine and Georgia.

Both countries had received a clear promise, Brzezinski told the daily Rzeczpospolita Saturday.

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/19693...
jg op

Orange Park, FL

#5 Apr 5, 2008
In related news, the AFMUC (armed forces military uniform company) is also happy that members of NATo are "expanding" waist line wise ,thatis. The average waist has gone from a size 334 (mens) to a 40 in the last six years, and that makes Micheal Gardner, preident of AFMUC very happy. We sell clothes, and the more material we sell the better we do. "Were sending all the troops boxes of candy at Christmas" "Really fattening candy" he added
Anamosa White Fawn

Fort Wayne, IN

#6 Apr 5, 2008
Krishnamurty wrote:
... there was a "new quality" in the relations with NATO as a result of the promise to admit Kiev and Tbilisi.
Former US security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski said NATO's move was a "strategic victory and only a tactical defeat" for Ukraine and Georgia.
Both countries had received a clear promise, Brzezinski told the daily Rzeczpospolita Saturday.
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/19693...
What will Russia do when the Islamic extremist attack them?
Zaidi

Sibiu, Romania

#7 Apr 5, 2008
nuclear bomb them....Russia doesn't joke, they act...If Ukraine would have been integrated to NATO, the second day Ukraine would have perished, this what Russia told loud and clear....

Since: Dec 07

Porter, TX

#8 Apr 5, 2008
Anamosa White Fawn wrote:
<quoted text>
What will Russia do when the Islamic extremist attack them?
Blame us!!!!!

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#9 Apr 5, 2008
As soon as we have a sane president in the White House Croatia and Albania must be removed from NATO.

What stupid, insane, ignorant, impulse would have anyone defend a pact to ally the USA with a BALKAN NATION?

Have we gone INSANE?
DO we have a complete IGNORANCE of History?

This can only end badly.

INSANITY!

“Privet”

Since: Apr 07

Big Lake, Alaska USA

#10 Apr 5, 2008
Mr_Bill wrote:
As soon as we have a sane president in the White House Croatia and Albania must be removed from NATO.
What stupid, insane, ignorant, impulse would have anyone defend a pact to ally the USA with a BALKAN NATION?
Have we gone INSANE?
DO we have a complete IGNORANCE of History?
This can only end badly.
INSANITY!


Your a moron plain and simple. It's all the ignorant post by Americans on threads like this that makes our country look like a bunch of idiots.=(

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#11 Apr 5, 2008
bush the fool can't take care of his own USA ... gotta dick around in other countries' business...

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#12 Apr 5, 2008
Why_Me wrote:
<quoted text>
Your a moron plain and simple. It's all the ignorant post by Americans on threads like this that makes our country look like a bunch of idiots.=(
Not so ignorant that I do not suspect that your beloved Belarus wants to follow the Ukraine toward NATO membership, and possibly trigger off a major armed conflict over long-standing spheres of influence that are in a universe unimagined by the ignorant lying neo-conservatives in Bush's cabinet.

I do not blame you for wanting your beleaguered former communist satellite nation to join NATO; but at what cost? A provocation to WAR?

God Bless Belarussia, Russia, the Ukraine, Croatia, Albania, Latvia, Finland, Montenegro, and EVEN Kosovo. but Balkan nations, and former Warsaw Pact members have no business in NATO. It is a MILITARY TREATY against the Russians.

Your capital, Minsk, is what? 300-350 miles from MOSCOW? I still respect the Bear.

I love my county, not Belarussia, Ukraine, or any Balkan state of the "former Yugoslavia."

None have any business in NATO.
Certainly, military treaties with former members of the "Warsaw Pact" are a provocation of the first rank.

But you don't really care about the interests of the USA do you?

I&#347;ci &#1089;&#1090;&#10 88;&#1072;&#1093; u tvoj kapialuš.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#13 Apr 5, 2008
That is,
Isci ctpax u tvoj kapialus.
Krishnamurty

Toronto, Canada

#14 Apr 5, 2008
From The Times
April 4, 2008

Nato has betrayed its great record

We need to ignore President Putin's bully boy tactics

by Oliver Kamm

Ernest Bevin, described the treaty that established Nato, as “an endeavour to express on paper the underlying determination to preserve our way of life”. The former Foreign Secretary was right. The alliance has proved to be the most successful liberation movement in history.

That record was besmirched yesterday. Nato members, meeting in Bucharest, barred Georgia and Ukraine from the first stages of joining the alliance. It is a huge diplomatic success for President Putin. Ukraine and Georgia received support from the US, Canada and the nations of eastern and central Europe. There is no indication that Bevin's successors have any notion of the defeat inflicted on the cause of liberal democracy.

Defenders of Mr Putin's obduracy point to “legitimate grievances” that Nato's enlargement aggravates. Yet for two decades Nato has emphasised pacific intent, while Russia has become only more aggressive and threatening. On first meeting Mr Putin, President Bush gushed:“I looked the man in the eye. I was able to get a sense of his soul.” Yet since 9/11, no amount of brutality and authoritarianism on Putin's part has dissuaded Western governments from treating him as a valued ally in the struggle against Islamist terrorism.

There is no reason we should accede to Russia's demands and much justification for ostentatiously flouting them. Mr Putin has few talents on the international stage save bluster and obstructionism. Consider his crude meddling in the Ukrainian presidential election; his economic blockade of Georgia, and his posturing over its would-be breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia; his malign encouragement of Iran's nuclear deception; his unilateral overtures to Hamas, nicely designed to sabotage Western efforts at Middle East diplomacy. The hostility is calculated, not reactive.

But the reasons for deploring Nato's decision are not only negative. The coloured revolutions in Georgia in 2003 (Rose) and Ukraine in 2004 (Orange) marked the failure of the Kremlin's dealings with the former Soviet republics. Mr Putin was on the side of the corrupt administrations that popular pressure defeated.

The integration of these states into Nato is not only about security. It symbolises, and consolidates, democratic advance. Mr Putin is a ballot-rigging autocrat whose natural allies are those, such as the Uzbek dictator Islam Karimov, for whom the abuse of human rights is an end in itself.

Any diplomatic posture adopted by Nato governments will be taken as provocative by Mr Putin.

We might as well therefore do the right thing, not least by those who have to live alongside him.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/colu...
bottlecap

New Port Richey, FL

#15 Apr 5, 2008
Bush is a TOTAL LOSER; we have been invaded by a hostile foreign power, Mexico, and he is worried about NATO.

If America had Ahmadinehad, Putin or Chevez as President they would never let the country be invaded. McCain, Obama and Clinton are as PATHETIC as Bush on the country's defense.

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#16 Apr 5, 2008
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
Not so ignorant that I do not suspect that your beloved Belarus wants to follow the Ukraine toward NATO membership, and possibly trigger off a major armed conflict over long-standing spheres of influence that are in a universe unimagined by the ignorant lying neo-conservatives in Bush's cabinet.
I do not blame you for wanting your beleaguered former communist satellite nation to join NATO; but at what cost? A provocation to WAR?
God Bless Belarussia, Russia, the Ukraine, Croatia, Albania, Latvia, Finland, Montenegro, and EVEN Kosovo. but Balkan nations, and former Warsaw Pact members have no business in NATO. It is a MILITARY TREATY against the Russians.
Your capital, Minsk, is what? 300-350 miles from MOSCOW? I still respect the Bear.
I love my county, not Belarussia, Ukraine, or any Balkan state of the "former Yugoslavia."
None have any business in NATO.
Certainly, military treaties with former members of the "Warsaw Pact" are a provocation of the first rank.
But you don't really care about the interests of the USA do you?
I&#347;ci &#1089;&#1090;&#10 88;&#1072;&#1093; u tvoj kapialuš.
Very good post. I can't fault the logic and agree with you that former Soviet socialist countries have no part in NATO.

I suppose that in theory, they now hold NATO to ransom: they can provoke a Russian reaction, to which NATO would be duty bound to assist.

Little Estonia or Latvia can create an incident, Russia start shooting and the whole Eastern Europe goes in flames, with NATO getting involved.

With the 'revanchist' mindset present in Eastern Europe, that could well be tested earlier than we think. Georgia, if it gets in, is a candidate for causing trouble. Reassured that he will get back up, Sakashvili would not hesitate to try to resolve his border conflict with Russia, and drag the whole of NATO in it.

Who wants to die for Belarus, Georgia or Ukraine? Please form an orderly queue!!

Since: Mar 08

Milwaukee, WI

#17 Apr 5, 2008
It's not like Bush had anything to do with any of this. He's lucky if he can pronounce half of these countries.
hero

Fremantle, Australia

#18 Apr 5, 2008
President Bush is HERO.
He win all opress dictators.Putin looks as mouse
between President Bush and liders of EU.
Bush is cofident..Now come time for Iran Sirija
and his friend Chavez...Free Macedonia..Ukraina and so on will be plenty oil and so on for investment..Free Tibet and opress Kina...
Free 1/5 Kurds from opress Turky..human rights please! GOD BLESS YOU AMERICA!

“Privet”

Since: Apr 07

Big Lake, Alaska USA

#19 Apr 5, 2008
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
Not so ignorant that I do not suspect that your beloved Belarus wants to follow the Ukraine toward NATO membership, and possibly trigger off a major armed conflict over long-standing spheres of influence that are in a universe unimagined by the ignorant lying neo-conservatives in Bush's cabinet.
I do not blame you for wanting your beleaguered former communist satellite nation to join NATO; but at what cost? A provocation to WAR?
God Bless Belarussia, Russia, the Ukraine, Croatia, Albania, Latvia, Finland, Montenegro, and EVEN Kosovo. but Balkan nations, and former Warsaw Pact members have no business in NATO. It is a MILITARY TREATY against the Russians.
Your capital, Minsk, is what? 300-350 miles from MOSCOW? I still respect the Bear.
I love my county, not Belarussia, Ukraine, or any Balkan state of the "former Yugoslavia."
None have any business in NATO.
Certainly, military treaties with former members of the "Warsaw Pact" are a provocation of the first rank.
But you don't really care about the interests of the USA do you?
I&#347;ci &#1089;&#1090;&#10 88;&#1072;&#1093; u tvoj kapialuš.


First off, I'm 100% American... Frisian/Norweigan decent, and not a Belarusian, although I have would have no problems if I was.

Your one of those leftwing, Russian/Putin arse kissing fools who makes a mockery of the USA.

Belarus join NATO? It's run by a dictator you bloody twit. Read up on it before you make anymore uneducated post like that one.

And as far as any eastern European nation joining NATO...GOOD FOR THEM!!! Who gives two sh*ts what Russia and their totaltarian government think. This is the "US of f*cking A" if you haven't forgotten.

We spent over 8 trillion dollars durring the Cold War so p*ssy's like you can post your whining drivel on her kissing up to every commie loving nation out there.

If you respect the "Bear" so much as you put it, then go over there and live in that sh*thole.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#21 Apr 5, 2008
Why_Me wrote:
<quoted text>
First off, I'm 100% American... Frisian/Norweigan decent, and not a Belarusian, although I have would have no problems if I was.
Your one of those leftwing, Russian/Putin arse kissing fools who makes a mockery of the USA.
Belarus join NATO? It's run by a dictator you bloody twit. Read up on it before you make anymore uneducated post like that one.
And as far as any eastern European nation joining NATO...GOOD FOR THEM!!! Who gives two sh*ts what Russia and their totaltarian government think. This is the "US of f*cking A" if you haven't forgotten.
We spent over 8 trillion dollars durring the Cold War so p*ssy's like you can post your whining drivel on her kissing up to every commie loving nation out there.
If you respect the "Bear" so much as you put it, then go over there and live in that sh*thole.
You should learn some history. Your passion is admirable, but you are a child.

You are unable to make any sense, so you get frustrated.

Remember this: f an action is not in our national interest, we should not do it.

Respect is a diplomatic term, boy.
andet1987

United States

#22 Apr 6, 2008
hero wrote:
President Bush is HERO.
He win all opress dictators.Putin looks as mouse
between President Bush and liders of EU.
Bush is cofident..Now come time for Iran Sirija
and his friend Chavez...Free Macedonia..Ukraina and so on will be plenty oil and so on for investment..Free Tibet and opress Kina...
Free 1/5 Kurds from opress Turky..human rights please! GOD BLESS YOU AMERICA!
phluck yo !! ha ha ha
saddam and bin laden are real heroes !! they are the real owners of middle east oil !! they are arabs. bush is an oil thief !! a real zero !! bush is a mass murderer for oil !!

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