Bush recalls moments he regrets
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12-Nov-2008 (15 comments)

US President George W Bush has said he regrets some of the blunter statements he made over the last eight years. As his presidency draws to an end, he told CNN that some remarks on Osama Bin Laden and the Iraqi insurgency would have been better left unsaid. Mr Bush also said he regretted speaking in front of a "mission accomplished" banner only a month after troops were deployed in Iraq.

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Kaveh Nouraee

Marge

by Kaveh Nouraee on

I get what you're saying. But think about this and get back to me on it after you deal with Homer, Bart, Lisa and Maggie. :-)

As much as Obama doesn't respect Pelosi, and as right as you are about her, in reality she carries more weight than Obama, at least within the party. She is old school to be sure, part of the old DNC "machine". But that machine is what brough Obama from "who is he?" to where he is now.

It's not that I'm bunching BO with Pelosi or that poster boy for Depends, Harry Reid. It's more that those two geriatric parasites will undermine whatever plans BO has, somehow, some way. I don't know if you read my comments about how Howard Dean and the DNC pretty much "own" BO, but this is what I was referring to.

 


I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

Nancy Pelosi's "agenda"

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

self-pampering

manicures

botox

massage

As a female politics junkie, I have no admiration for this woman. I think that the way she got the speaker position was a sham, and I don't like how she abused her power. Obama does not respect this Madam Speaker either, and he has distanced himself from both Reid and Pelosi. I think that to bunch them together is not really wise.

Nancy just wants to be nancy and be in the spotlight. She doesn't have a real agenda except getting in Republican faces, kind of like Hillary. She's the old generation and Obama isn't. He has stated it before "some people are still fighting the battles from the 60s. I'm looking at the fight today and tomorrow." 


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KN jan: I don't know what

by sickofiri (not verified) on

KN jan: I don't know what Pelosi and Reid have planned; as far as giving the mullahs the grand bargain or not, it's highly unlikely that either the US or IRI will keep their promises even if a grand bargain is reached behind closed doors or publicly. The level of distrust between two countries is not going to be eliminated even if there are talks.

Read this:

Facing Obama, Iran Suddenly Hedges on Talks

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/artic...

And this:

http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateC05.php...


Kaveh Nouraee

Sick

by Kaveh Nouraee on

Although I didn't vote for Obama, it's not because I diasgree with your assessments of him. I think he has the potential do do a lot of positive things. If he can manage to undo the damage, then more power to the man, even if he grew a beard, threw on a turban and called himself Big Daddy B.

My concern is with the real power in the Democratic Party; the Nancy Pelosi/Harry Reid types (of which there are plenty). They groomed Obama for this job, plucking him out of nowhere. I will take the man himself at his word, but do you think the party powers that put him there will let him, if it means sacrificing their own agenda? I'm thinking they won't.


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KN: Absolutely. The

by sickofiri (not verified) on

KN: Absolutely. The manufactured revolution of 1978 has cost the US a great deal and Carter's doctrine is no longer inoccuous as it was before Bush's debacle in Iraq.

However, the new adminstration will try to undo what Bush Co. and Carter have done to America by correcting their mistakes this time. I'm very hopeful because I think Obama is a very wise and methodical man and unlike most politicians, he thinks globally and holistically.


farokh2000

The biggest regret would be

by farokh2000 on

The biggest regret for humanity would be if the World Court did not convict this criminal and sentence him and his criminal buddies to hard labor in Siberia for the rest of their filthy lives.

 


Kaveh Nouraee

Sick

by Kaveh Nouraee on

I'll check it out. Thanks for the link.

Out of curiosity, I'm wondering if you would agree that the revolution in 1979 had similar unintended consequences as well?


Kaveh Nouraee

Marge

by Kaveh Nouraee on

If I were any calmer, I'd be in a coma.

I don't want you to confuse what I've been saying for some kind of endorsement on the guy. He makes the Three Stooges look like members of Mensa.

The false pretenses of the war were based on (really) bad intel. That same (really) bad intel is why 9/11 was pulled off. I'm not excusing, defending or justifying it. Just trying to point out the obvious without emotion getting in the way.

As far as invading Iran, I, for one, never thought that invading Iran was ever a possibility. There are already two theaters of active combat, and in the areas of personnel and supplies and weapons, they're already spread thinner than Kate Moss on a hunger strike. It was all talk.

As far as where's Osama, again, you raised the best question. Forget the fact that the military had that idiot in their crosshairs and Bill Clinton told them to stand down, twice that we know of.

GWB should have gone straight after Osama, no question. He was and still is the biggest threat. Being that a fish always stinks from the head down, cutting off the head (Osama) early on and very publicly would have changed everything. Instead, we have a cluster you-know-what in Iraq, with no real exit strategy. If Osama were taken out in the beginning, troops would be home, the general mood of the country would be happier and more confident, and GWB's approval numbers would do a role reversal from where they are now. The economy would probably be better to an extent because if the boosted confidence levels.


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Kaveh Jan: You might want to

by sickofiri (not verified) on

Kaveh Jan: You might want to read this book:

Unintended Consequences: How War in Iraq Strengthened America's Enemies

http://www.amazon.com/Unintended-Consequences-Stre...


I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

Kaveh!!! Calm yourself! Bush!! Regret is a waste of time!!

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

I think Bush is an unrepentant terrorist. Damn STRAIGHT We're angry. It has nothing to do with being Democrat or REpublican. This ass hat took us to war on false pretenses, tried to set a precedent for preemptive war and we were all crapping ourselves that he might strike Iran too.

Now, where's Osama? I'm angry about that and as someone who almost became a big booger on 9-11, I demand to know why Bush has failed in 7 years in catching this guy. ARmies!! We had armies.... it's not like it was an FBI manhunt. 

Screw you George. You're a shame to America.  


Kaveh Nouraee

And I'M the one who's "bitter and angry"?

by Kaveh Nouraee on

What are the mistakes that I predicted Obama will make?

I can't tell you what mistakes he will make. The man is a bit of a mystery. That probably works in his favor.

You keep up like I have it out for him. I don't.

I don't see him as a problem or the problem, but I also don't see him as the answer. 


IRANdokht

there is a big difference!

by IRANdokht on

8 years of big mistakes, crimes, corruption and lies vs the "predictions" about Obama's possible future mistakes.

now who's being funny?

IRANdokht


Kaveh Nouraee

Funny

by Kaveh Nouraee on

When I say something concerning Obama, I get this whole " he's only human, he's not perfect, he's going to make mistakes", blah blah blah.

This schmuck admits he's blown it and you still can't be satisfied.

This country lost its respect years ago, when the rest of the world, the middle east in particular, realized that you can do whatever you want to the U.S. and they won't do jack.


American Wife

years later...

by American Wife on

he regrets things he's done and thing's he's said?  Well, I say he should have been paying just a little more attention to what was going on in the real world instead of his make believe cowboy fiction.

Unfortunately, sorry doesn't cut it when we've lost so much... our sons and daughters... our jobs.... our retirement... respect... health care... education services.  No, I'm not impressed with his "regets". 

Don't go away mad.... just go away. 


IRANdokht

wrong message?

by IRANdokht on

he's regretting some messages. the country's regretting the wrong Supreme Court decision that selected him as the president!    ;-)

IRANdokht