The Decision Maker

October 4, 2007 at 12:46 pm | Posted in Bush | Leave a comment

“You know, when you give a man more money in his pocket ‘in this case, a woman’ more money in her pocket to expand a business, they build new buildings. And when somebody builds a new building, somebody has got to come and build the building.”And when the building expanded, it prevented (sic) additional opportunities for people to work. Tax cuts matter. I’m going to spend some time talking about it,” the president said.He offered a pointed description of his job.

“My job is a decision-making job. And as a result, I make a lot of decisions,” the president said.

“I got a lot of Ph.D.-types and smart people around me who come into the Oval Office and say, `Mr. President, here’s what’s on my mind.’ And I listen carefully to their advice. But having gathered the device (sic), I decide, you know, I say, `This is what we’re going to do.’ And it’s `Yes, sir, Mr. President.’ And then we get after it, implement policy.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20071003/bush-unplugged/

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New Spin on Iran – Kill people rather than Nuclear Facilities

September 30, 2007 at 8:44 pm | Posted in Bush, iran, war | 1 Comment

“They’ve changed their rhetoric, really. The name of the game used to be nuclear threat,” Hersh said on CNN’s Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer, adding a moment later, “They’ve come to the realization that it’s not selling, it isn’t working. The American people aren’t worried about Iran as a nuclear threat certainly as they were about Iraq. So they’ve switched, really.”The Bush Administration is all but set to authorize a campaign of limited, surgical airstrikes against Iranian targets, Hersh reports in the New Yorker’s latest edition. In his piece, Hersh writes, “During a secure videoconference that took place early this summer, the President told Ryan Crocker, the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, that he was thinking of hitting Iranian targets across the border and that the British ‘were on board’… Bush ended by instructing Crocker to tell Iran to stop interfering in Iraq or it would face American retribution.”

The sites in Iran being targeted however, reflect the change in the White House selling of armed conflict with Iran.

“Instead of… hitting the various [nuclear] facilities we know that exist, instead they’re going to hit the Iranians as payback for hitting us [in Iraq],” Hersh told Blitzer in the CNN interview.

Such targets, Hersh says, would include Iran’s Revolutionary Guard headquarters and other sites of Iran’s alleged support for the insurgency in Iraq.

http://rawstory.com//news/2007/Seymour_Hersh_War_with_Iran_will_0930.html

Is somebody just itching for a fight or this all internet noise?

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Coalition Affairs – “I hate all Iranians”

September 30, 2007 at 1:32 pm | Posted in asshole, Bush, iran | Leave a comment

Britsh MPs visiting the Pentagon to discuss America’s stance on Iran and Iraq were shocked to be told by one of President Bush’s senior women officials: “I hate all Iranians.” And she also accused Britain of “dismantling” the Anglo-US-led coalition in Iraq by pulling troops out of Basra too soon.The all-party group of MPs say Debra Cagan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Coalition Affairs to Defence Secretary Robert Gates, made the comments this month.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=484762&in_page_id=1770

Equador’s President call Bush a Retard

September 29, 2007 at 5:15 pm | Posted in Bush, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ecuador’s hunky president bailed on Bush’s U.N. dinner after hearing his speech:

“I did not go to the dinner. I was going to go, but I suspended (my attendance) in protest against the barbarities in his speech. He does not have the right to have given such a base, retarded speech nowadays in the 21st century.”

Seriously, what’s not to love about this guy?

http://www.borev.net/2007/09/rafael_correa_calls_bush_a_ret.html

The Iraq war could have been avoided for $1 Billion

September 29, 2007 at 5:14 pm | Posted in Bush, iraq war, war | 1 Comment

How much money does Bush think a US soldier’s life is worth? How much money does Bush think the lives of our allies’ soldiers or innocent Iraqis are worth?As we’re finding out, not very much. On March 17, 2003 President Bush issued the warning: “Saddam Hussein and his sons must leave Iraq within 48 hours. Their refusal to do so will result in military conflict commenced at a time of our choosing ,” yet now thanks to a transcript leaked to the Spanish newspaper El Pais, we learn that more than three weeks prior to that Bush had told former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar that “The Egyptians are speaking to Saddam Hussein. It seems he’s indicated he would be prepared to go into exile if he’s allowed to take $1 billion …” When confronted about the leaked transcript yesterday, Whitehouse spokeswoman Dana Perino did not dispute its accuracy.Just last week we learned from former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan that the real reason behind the war in Iraq was oil , and now we are finding out that the entire war could have been averted for letting him get away with $1 billion. That’s just than one tenth of 1% of what this insane invasion and occupation of Iraq, that continues claim the lives of our country’s bravest men and women, has now been forcast to cost. Think about that just for a second. Every single death, Iraqi and American coalition alike, could have been saved and Bush could have had Saddam’s oil, but apparently he didn’t even seriously consider it. Topping that, he then lied in public to the entire world about it just so he could have his war regardless. How’s that for compassionate conservatism?

http://www.crooksandliars.com/2007/09/28/saddam-wanted-out-bush-lied-about-it/

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Saddam Hussein accepted an 11th-hour offer to flee into exile weeks ahead of the U.S.-led 2003 invasion, but Arab League officials scuttled the proposal, officials in this Gulf state claimed.

The exile initiative was spearheaded by the late president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheik Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, at an emergency Arab summit held in Egypt in February 2003, Sheik Zayed’s son said in an interview aired by Al-Arabiya TV during a documentary. The U.S.-led coalition invaded on March 19 that year.

A top government official confirmed the offer on Saturday, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.

Updated: 7:38 p.m. ET Oct 29, 2005
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9864433/

Bushisms

September 23, 2007 at 11:51 pm | Posted in Bush | Leave a comment

“I’ve reminded the prime minister—the American people, Mr. Prime Minister, over the past months that it was not always a given that the United States and America would have a close relationship.”—Washington, D.C., June 29, 2006

“I think—tide turning—see, as I remember—I was raised in the desert, but tides kind of—it’s easy to see a tide turn—did I say those words?”—Washington, D.C., June 14, 2006

“That’s George Washington, the first president, of course. The interesting thing about him is that I read three—three or four books about him last year. Isn’t that interesting?”—Showing German newspaper reporter Kai Diekmann the Oval Office, Washington, D.C., May 5, 2006”

As you can possibly see, I have an injury myself—not here at the hospital, but in combat with a cedar. I eventually won. The cedar gave me a little scratch.”—After visiting with wounded veterans from the Amputee Care Center of Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 1, 2006

http://www.slate.com/id/76886/

Hundreds of Bushisms with links to video. Its truly very sad.

This old posting from October 2004 has a link to a video that shows how much the man has deteriorated.

http://mixingmemory.blogspot.com/2004/10/whats-wrong-with-george-w-bush.html

What’s wrong with George?  What do you think?

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