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Obama Will Tap Bush and Clinton for Haiti Efforts

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posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 04:39 PM
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Obama Will Tap Bush and Clinton for Haiti Efforts

thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com...


President Obama is asking his two immediate predecessors – George W. Bush and Bill Clinton – to come together to lead the nation’s humanitarian and relief efforts to Haiti in the wake of the earthquake that has ravaged the Caribbean island.

The partnership is expected to be announced by the White House in the coming days, after officials have a better handle on the full scope of the devastation. Mr. Obama called Mr. Bush on Wednesday, aides to both men said, and Mr. Bush agreed to do whatever he could to help.




posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 04:52 PM
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what??

He cant do it himself? what the hell.

Bush is not the person you ask help for humanitarian relief...

Just lost all credibility to me, if hes gotta call up these pair of morons.

[edit on 14-1-2010 by MR BOB]



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 04:54 PM
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Originally posted by MR BOB
what??

He cant do it himself? what the hell.

Bush is not the person you ask help for humanitarian relief...

just lost al credibility to me, if hes gotta call up these pair of morons.


It ought to be interesting to read the responses to this thread,




posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 04:57 PM
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yeah be carefull, some how these threads often seem to turn toward the OP as if it was them in the article..



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 05:05 PM
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Originally posted by MR BOB
reply to post by Stormdancer777
 


yeah be carefull, some how these threads often seem to turn toward the OP as if it was them in the article..


OH I know, I catch hell all the time.



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 05:09 PM
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Is he tapping Israel and their leaders for anything?



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 05:12 PM
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Originally posted by EMPIRE
Is he tapping Israel and their leaders for anything?


I dunno.



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 05:16 PM
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i'm sure he's tapping clinton, but I doubt he's tapping bush.



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 05:19 PM
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And what would be wrong with this?

This is not a time for partisan division, nor is it a political issue that either side can exploit.

If Obama's intentions are genuine in this regard then it seems like a good move on his part.

If the end result will help the people of Haiti what can it hurt?

Don't worry about a government that takes swift actions on a disaster that may have claimed thousands of lives, left millions homeless and destroyed infrastructure. Don't be skeptical of human compassion when it can cross party lines in a time like this.

Fear a government that is slow to act, fails to show true compassion, and seems undecided on what to do, or not.

So far, I commend Obama's actions in regard to the earthquake and aftermath in Haiti.

He has done more already than Bush did this far into the Katrina disaster.

If my memory hasn't failed me, Bush would have been still scratching his head at this point... Right?




posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 05:23 PM
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Originally posted by factbeforefiction
i'm sure he's tapping clinton, but I doubt he's tapping bush.


That's what it says.



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 05:24 PM
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This is not a time for partisan division, nor is it a political issue that either side can exploit.

If Obama's intentions are genuine in this regard then it seems like a good move on his part.


I agree.



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 05:26 PM
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He's probably tapping Bush to see if he can get some of that oil money to get coughed up. Aside from that, I don't get it.



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 05:27 PM
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If my memory hasn't failed me, Bush would have been still scratching his head at this point... Right?


Since you are being so magnanimous, perhaps Bush can tell him what not to do.

Katrina was a nightmare, and hopefully we learned from it, as I watch the logistic problems during this Haiti relief effort, I am reminded.


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posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 05:29 PM
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Well he probably seen the extraordinary job Bush did with hurricane katrina and thought to himself he had to have Bush's help.

That's not the reason though. He most likely pressured into it to show bi-partisanship.

Personally i don't want to see Bush or Cheney again.



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 05:31 PM
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What is not to get? Get the weight of recent living presidents to help in a natural disaster?

Good move on the President. Hell, didn't Bush tap Clinton for the Tsunami in the South Pacific to help raise awareness and aid?

Sometimes things transcend politics and rivalries....



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 05:31 PM
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American leadership" on Haiti: White House says Bush's Katrina response is irrelevant
trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com...
according to Gibbs,


"I think if you ask George Bush whether the government acted up to its ability in responding to Katrina, I think the answer to that would be no," Gibbs said. "I think the actions that were taken to deal with the humanitarian crisis from the tsunami, on the other hand, I think worked quite well."


So they are looking at the tsunami efforts.

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posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 05:34 PM
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Good points.


Since we are speculating... Perhaps he is offering Bush a chance at some meager form of redemption?

And perhaps to help teach Clinton racial compassion and tolerance?




posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 05:37 PM
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Originally posted by Walkswithfish
reply to post by Stormdancer777
 


Good points.


Since we are speculating... Perhaps he is offering Bush a chance at some meager form of redemption?

And perhaps to help teach Clinton racial compassion and tolerance?



Perhaps,

But I do agree working together is a good thing.

Hopefully.



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 05:38 PM
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Originally posted by David9176
Well he probably seen the extraordinary job Bush did with hurricane katrina and thought to himself he had to have Bush's help.

That's not the reason though. He most likely pressured into it to show bi-partisanship.

Personally i don't want to see Bush or Cheney again.


It was because of the tsunami efforts, David.



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 01:16 PM
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