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George W. Bush makes secret visit to mourning families at Fort Hood; Laura Bush goes too

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Last night former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura made a secret visit to the devastated military families at Fort Hood.

Fox News broke news of the visit this afternoon. Other sources said the former first couple spent about two hours meeting with the wounded, family and soldiers, talking quietly and at times hugging them as they did in private at other times of crisis such as post-9/11.

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Go Don Go

Baku, Azerbaijan

#2 Nov 8, 2009
God bless them for taking the time to visit with those whose lives have been destroyed. I wonder if he did a shout out to anyone while he was meeting with them!

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#4 Nov 8, 2009
I wish Bush and Cheney were back in office. I felt a LOT safer when they were in. People didn't know how good they had it until this nutcase Obama became president
The Democrats won majority of the congress three years ago. Look what they have done to us already.
Dos

United States

#5 Nov 8, 2009
Where is Obama....Camp David....golfing.

He'd rather combine a Veterans Day with a visit that make a separate one...

and besides he needs to make par.

2010...begin to vote out demonCrats to balance government...and do it locally from your mayors to the school board to your commissioners...out with democrats.
Go Don Go

Baku, Azerbaijan

#9 Nov 8, 2009
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/nor...
Bloodless President Barack Obama makes Americans wistful for George W Bush
Toby Harnden's American Way
Published: 5:57PM GMT 07 Nov 2009
During the election campaign, Barack Obama's cool detachment was a winning quality, the "No Drama Obama" a welcome contrast with the "Mr Angry" John McCain, never mind the hot-headed "I'm the decider" President George W Bush.
A year into his presidency, however, Mr Obama seems a curiously bloodless president. If he experiences passion, he seldom shows it. It is often anyone's guess as to whether an event or issue truly moves him.
He has spent more than two months considering a troop increase but do we know how he really feels about the Afghan war?
In a sign that the Obama honeymoon truly is over, I began to hear this week the first stirrings of a wistfulness about Mr Bush. "I never thought I'd hear myself say it," one Democrat told me. "But Obama makes you feel that at least with Bush you knew where he was on something."
When Mr Bush's Republicans were defeated in the 2006 mid-term elections, it was the President himself who stepped up and declared that his party had received "a thumpin'". The Democratic defeats on Tuesday were not on anything like the same scale but Mr Obama acted as if nothing at all had happened.
Mr Obama had campaigned for Jon Corzine, New Jersey's Democratic governor, five times, twice just last Sunday. But when Mr Corzine lost by four points in a state Mr Obama won by 15 last year - a 19-point swing to Republicans - White House aides just shrugged.
In Virginia, which Mr Obama won by six points last year, prompting Democrats to declare an historic political realignment in the state, the Democratic candidate went down by 17 points in the biggest landslide since 1961 - a 23-point swing to the Grand Old Party.
It took Senator Mark Warner of Virginia to admit that his party "got walloped". For three days, Mr Obama maintained a studied silence about the results while his aides blamed them on local factors that had nothing to do with the President. And to think that it was Mr Bush who was always accused of being "in denial".
More serious perhaps was Mr Obama's strange disconnectedness over the Fort Hood massacre of 13 soldiers by an Army major and devout Muslim who opposed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, had praised suicide bombing and shouted "Allahu Akbar" as he opened fire.
Maybe Mr Obama had been reading the American press, much of which somehow contrived to present the atrocity as a result of combat stress due to soldiers going on repeated war deployments (though Major Nadal Hasan had not been on any) and therefore, no doubt, Mr Bush's fault.
When the television networks cut to the President, viewers listened to him spend more than two surreal minutes talking to a gathering of Native Americans about their "extraordinary" and "extremely productive" conference, pausing to give a cheery "shout out" to a man named Dr Joe Medicine Crow. Only then did he briefly and mechanically address what had happened in Texas.
On Friday, when most of the basic facts were available, Mr Obama tried again. It was scarcely any better. He began by offering "an update on the tragedy that took place" - as if it was an earthquake and not a terrorist attack from an enemy within - and ended with a promise for more "updates in the coming days and weeks".
Completely missing was the eloquence that Mr Obama employs when talking about himself. Absent too was any sense that the President empathised with the families and comrades of those murdered.
gossamer

Roseville, MI

#10 Nov 8, 2009
We miss Bush.
Go Don Go

Baku, Azerbaijan

#11 Nov 8, 2009
It was a reminder that for the past 16 years Americans have had two Presidents who would often extemporise and express emotion. President Bill Clinton could certainly "feel your pain" while Mr Bush sometimes struggled to hold back tears. Mr Obama is more like President George Bush Snr, who famously communicated his concern for people by blurting out: "Message - I care."
The White House argues that Mr Obama was not on the ballot last week and there is therefore no need to fret. The problem with this complacency is that voters were angry about the state of the economy, which Mr Obama can't keep blaming on his predecessor. With unemployment now above 10 per cent, Mr Obama needs to show Americans that he can relate to what they're going through, and take responsibility.
It could do him good to show he has a bit of fire in his belly. Perhaps he might make a decision or two based on gut instinct and deep conviction. In other words, maybe he should try being a bit more like Mr Bush.
Go Don Go

Baku, Azerbaijan

#12 Nov 8, 2009
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/nor...

Bloodless President Barack Obama makes Americans wistful for George W Bush
Toby Harnden's American Way
Published: 5:57PM GMT 07 Nov 2009

During the election campaign, Barack Obama's cool detachment was a winning quality, the "No Drama Obama" a welcome contrast with the "Mr Angry" John McCain, never mind the hot-headed "I'm the decider" President George W Bush.
A year into his presidency, however, Mr Obama seems a curiously bloodless president. If he experiences passion, he seldom shows it. It is often anyone's guess as to whether an event or issue truly moves him.
He has spent more than two months considering a troop increase but do we know how he really feels about the Afghan war?
In a sign that the Obama honeymoon truly is over, I began to hear this week the first stirrings of a wistfulness about Mr Bush. "I never thought I'd hear myself say it," one Democrat told me. "But Obama makes you feel that at least with Bush you knew where he was on something."
When Mr Bush's Republicans were defeated in the 2006 mid-term elections, it was the President himself who stepped up and declared that his party had received "a thumpin'". The Democratic defeats on Tuesday were not on anything like the same scale but Mr Obama acted as if nothing at all had happened.
Mr Obama had campaigned for Jon Corzine, New Jersey's Democratic governor, five times, twice just last Sunday. But when Mr Corzine lost by four points in a state Mr Obama won by 15 last year - a 19-point swing to Republicans - White House aides just shrugged.
In Virginia, which Mr Obama won by six points last year, prompting Democrats to declare an historic political realignment in the state, the Democratic candidate went down by 17 points in the biggest landslide since 1961 - a 23-point swing to the Grand Old Party.
It took Senator Mark Warner of Virginia to admit that his party "got walloped". For three days, Mr Obama maintained a studied silence about the results while his aides blamed them on local factors that had nothing to do with the President. And to think that it was Mr Bush who was always accused of being "in denial".
More serious perhaps was Mr Obama's strange disconnectedness over the Fort Hood massacre of 13 soldiers by an Army major and devout Muslim who opposed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, had praised suicide bombing and shouted "Allahu Akbar" as he opened fire.
Maybe Mr Obama had been reading the American press, much of which somehow contrived to present the atrocity as a result of combat stress due to soldiers going on repeated war deployments (though Major Nadal Hasan had not been on any) and therefore, no doubt, Mr Bush's fault.
When the television networks cut to the President, viewers listened to him spend more than two surreal minutes talking to a gathering of Native Americans about their "extraordinary" and "extremely productive" conference, pausing to give a cheery "shout out" to a man named Dr Joe Medicine Crow. Only then did he briefly and mechanically address what had happened in Texas.
On Friday, when most of the basic facts were available, Mr Obama tried again. It was scarcely any better. He began by offering "an update on the tragedy that took place" - as if it was an earthquake and not a terrorist attack from an enemy within - and ended with a promise for more "updates in the coming days and weeks".
Completely missing was the eloquence that Mr Obama employs when talking about himself. Absent too was any sense that the President empathised with the families and comrades of those murdered.
jon

Eatontown, NJ

#13 Nov 8, 2009
i hope he speaks out more.
jon

Eatontown, NJ

#14 Nov 8, 2009
Coolmind wrote:
that simple little weasel should be ashamed to show his sick little face .. he is part of the problem ... the little simpleton let Cheney take over and screw up things so badly that we are in the quagmire of war for who knows low long...
Rot in hell bush and cheney
two planes took out the twin towers!
Jones

“It's about the American People”

Since: Jun 07

Flushing, NY

#15 Nov 8, 2009
President Bush is a true patriotic American president who loved our US troops compared to the fake African son of the Islamic Luo Tribe of Kenya who hates our US troops and despise them.
President Bush is worried about Islamic terrorists penetrating our US military which is hidden by the liberal America hating Democrats.
Obama has a clear agenda that support Islamic terrorists even within US military and Fox as the only patriotic American media that is telling the truth about it.
Janet Napolitano always believed that her job was to protect the Muslims and the radical Islamic Muslims in America from the patriotic Americans and their anti-Muslim backlash after the Islamic Jihadist attack on US troops by American soldier Hasan.
The Homeland czar Janet Napolitano who keeps hiding the 82 attempts to attack by Islamic terrorist cells in America during the recent months under Obama never cared about the strengthening of threats to our US troops from radical Islamic soldiers like Nidal Hasan within US military.
Nidal Hasan who published in the internet messages that support Islamic Jihadists was promoted to major after he was suspected in support for Islamic terrorists suicide bombers and the right of Jihadists to kill American soldiers as occupiers of Arab lands.
Janet Napolitano under the African Muslim born Islamic terrorist symphatizer commander in chief Barack Obama hurried to tell the Arab world that they would quell any anti-Muslim backlash.
However, Obama as fake commander in chief allowed the promotion of Nidal Hasan to major after he his performance as psychologist was defined as poor and when it was clear that he support radical Islamic suicide bombing ideology with US military and is a danger to our US troops.
However, the liberal pro radical Islamic media of George Soros led by the fascistic lying Elites of the NY Times NBC, ABC and CBS are trying to hide the fact that Hasan planned his murderous attacks on US troops for months and his "Allah Ackbar" screaming during the massacre as called for by the Quran hat ordered killing of infidels.

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#16 Nov 8, 2009
acorn obama wrote:
Bush is a NATIONAL HERO for keeping us safe & having a touch of class!
Bush didn't need any fanfare - he went to Fort Hood right away to comfort and pay respects to victims & their families!
presidunce obama was busy golfing & playing basketball with his liberal paying homies - and didn't give a crap about our country or our military! Rot in Hell obama & pelosi!
Another stupid republicunt dishonoring the Americans who DIED on 9/11.

Bush and Dick didn't KEEP US SAFE.

The worst attack on our soil was UNDER DICK AND BUSH.

I felt great fear when they were our leaders. First, the idiot Bush I took us into an unnecessary war that incited the Middle East. How did they repay us?

9/11

Than his idiot spawn, Bush II (and Dick) took us into another UNNECESSARY war and now we are hated even more by them.

Any fear you may feel, numbnuts, was brought to you by Dick and the Bush family. May they rot in hell in a very special room with every torture device ever invented and may they be surrounded by water bottles filled with oil.

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#17 Nov 8, 2009
Bush I and II murdered the soldiers and civis that died at Fort Hood. That pos has no business showing his ugly face there. What a bastard.

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#18 Nov 8, 2009
yakima wrote:
<quoted text> Bush went in secret to the familes. Good. Obama used it for another photo op to push his socialist ideas. One man [BUSH] One coward [Obama] Once again obama proves he is only for obama.
BUSH WENT IN SECRET TO THE FAMILIES????????
bahahahahahahhahaha
bahahahahahhahahahah

Yeah, that why this thread is about the "secret visit" to the soldiers he pretty much murdered by his own actions. Another brilliant statement by a republitard. How do you morons even put your pants on by yourselves?

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Sabinal, TX

#19 Nov 8, 2009
I see the hood rat is not showing up until Tuesday.
sue

United States

#20 Nov 8, 2009
My car broke down this morning!! That dam Bush its all his fault.
the independent

Boca Raton, FL

#21 Nov 8, 2009
Coolmind wrote:
that simple little weasel should be ashamed to show his sick little face .. he is part of the problem ... the little simpleton let Cheney take over and screw up things so badly that we are in the quagmire of war for who knows low long...
Rot in hell bush and cheney
Bush wasn't looking fo ANOTHER PHOTO OP or ANOTHER CHANCE TO BE ON TV...

I didn't vote for Bush EITHER TIME... this didn't happen ON BUSH'S WATCH...
the independent

Boca Raton, FL

#22 Nov 8, 2009
acorn obama wrote:
Bush is a NATIONAL HERO for keeping us safe & having a touch of class!
Bush didn't need any fanfare - he went to Fort Hood right away to comfort and pay respects to victims & their families!
presidunce obama was busy golfing & playing basketball with his liberal paying homies - and didn't give a crap about our country or our military! Rot in Hell obama & pelosi!
Obama = inexperience = "shout out" = disrespect
sue

United States

#23 Nov 8, 2009
I didnt agree with everything Bush did but after 9 11 he took that seriously, he was mad. He took control and did what had to be done I give him credit for that. He stated we will hunt them down where ever they are and get them. He showed leadership, he gave comfort to a stunned people. Him going to see the famnilies shows how much terror attacks mean to him.

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#24 Nov 8, 2009
Jake wrote:
I see the hood rat is not showing up until Tuesday.
Well you know how busy DICKHEAD Cheney
is these days....shooting little birds
or friends in the face, making appearances
on fox news....counting his profits from
oil revenues and Halliburton no bid contracts.

Besides, he never shed a tear over the 4,500
soldiers who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan,
why would he care about 12 dead soldiers?
Dos

United States

#25 Nov 8, 2009
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>Another stupid republicunt dishonoring the Americans who DIED on 9/11.
Bush and Dick didn't KEEP US SAFE.
The worst attack on our soil was UNDER DICK AND BUSH.
I felt great fear when they were our leaders. First, the idiot Bush I took us into an unnecessary war that incited the Middle East. How did they repay us?
9/11
Than his idiot spawn, Bush II (and Dick) took us into another UNNECESSARY war and now we are hated even more by them.
Any fear you may feel, numbnuts, was brought to you by Dick and the Bush family. May they rot in hell in a very special room with every torture device ever invented and may they be surrounded by water bottles filled with oil.
Guess what...your "hero" Obama is STILL USING THE PATRIOT ACT.

Is Nancy and the rest of the DEMONcrats yelling aboutthe PATRIOT ACT now?

Diversity+isolation=terrorism

The psych war on words and people are destroying our freedoms and our country.

Hurry up 2010, hurry up 2012. Obama does not keep us safe.

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