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George W. Bush makes surprise visit to U.S. troops

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posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 08:30 AM
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my question is:

George Bush sent them to die...why did it take him 2 years to come say Hello?




posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 08:38 AM
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Remember what baghdad was like back then. Even after two years in office, they took a huge risk flying a huge slow moving target into baghdad.

This was the week before Thanksgiving.

Security fears were heightened by an attack last Saturday in which a missile struck a DHL cargo plane, forcing it to make an emergency landing at the airport with its wing aflame.



www.foxnews.com...



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posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 08:42 AM
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So the risk involved with getting George W. Bush out there is okay. Its okay for him not to show up after 2 years because of the risk involved.


Yet, you'll turn around and Bash B.O. for the exact same thing?

Hmm...biased much?



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posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 08:53 AM
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and my response is -so what?- i wouldnt shake the draft dodging, lying,
war profiteer/war criminals hand. piss on the bushes.



posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 08:53 AM
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Originally posted by Snarf
reply to post by jibeho
 


So the risk involved with getting George W. Bush out there is okay. Its okay for him not to show up after 2 years because of the risk involved.


Yet, you'll turn around and Bash B.O. for the exact same thing?

Hmm...biased much?



[edit on 13-8-2010 by Snarf]


We didn't invade Iraq until 2003!!!. Where are you getting the two years from?


The airport was built during 1979-1982 at a cost of over $900m and was operated as Saddam International Airport. Commercial flight operations at the airport were ceased in 1991 when UN restrictions were imposed on Iraq. The airport was reopened for commercial service in July 2003 as Baghdad International Airport when US-led forces invaded Iraq.

www.airport-technology.com...



posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 09:02 AM
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We didn't invade Iraq until 2003!!!. Where are you getting the two years from?


Okay, Class, todays assignment is subtraction.

What do you get when you subtract 2008 from 2010?

Yes, yes, thats right. 2 years

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posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 09:45 AM
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Originally posted by Snarf
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We didn't invade Iraq until 2003!!!. Where are you getting the two years from?


Okay, Class, todays assignment is subtraction.

What do you get when you subtract 2008 from 2010?

Yes, yes, thats right. 2 years

[edit on 13-8-2010 by Snarf]


hmmm you said this


George Bush sent them to die...why did it take him 2 years to come say Hello?

Then this

So the risk involved with getting George W. Bush out there is okay. Its okay for him not to show up after 2 years because of the risk involved.


We invaded Iraq in March 2003 Bush visited in Nov. 2003. Hence my question regarding the two years.

If you're referring to Obama, he's been in office since Jan. 2009. Still not clear on what you're saying behind your smugness. My apologies.

Obama visited some troops in Kabul back in March 2010.


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posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 09:53 AM
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Originally posted by antonia
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Total respect, send them to die for your rich buddies. That's true respect right there.


How quickly people forget that this was the piece of trash that got us in that mess over there in the first place off of false pretense excuses given to us. This thread is garbage.



posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 01:14 PM
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Originally posted by mothershipzeta

Originally posted by ProdigalSon

Originally posted by Flatfish
Bush should be sitting in jail for war crimes and crimes against humanity. He sent these young men and women to die in an unjust war and now you want me to give him a pat on the back for driving to the local airport to greet some of the survivors returning home? Please the man is a disgraceful bum, plain and simple.


every leader in history who did ever make war even once should have been sitting in jail for crimes against humanity. What makes bush an exception? Or there are "legal" and "illegal" wars, "good" and "bad" wars.
Cut the crap.


What makes Bush an exception?

We USED to punish our troops and officers when they tortured prisoners. We court martialed US troops who used waterboarding against Filipino guerrillas, and we executed Japanese officers who performed waterboarding on our POWs. Bush made waterboarding (and other means of torture) an official government policy.

Giving orders to torture = war criminal.


What makes Bush the exception is the exact same thing that makes you an exception. That is American Citizen are not subordinate to any foriegn laws, or laws that violate the Constitution of the United States. It is the Supreme Law of our Land, with nothing that can override it, no matter how much you wish we were part of the International Criminal Court.

If you dont like Bush, his decisions, his actions, his politics thats fine.. Its what this country is all about. What I think people are failing to do in this one case is remove politics from the equation.

He went to the Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport to greet troops returning home. He is under no obligation to do this, and neither is his wife for that matter. He is no longer Commander in Chief, therefore the returning troops were under no obligation to speak to or take photos with him. To some of you in here its an empty gesture, and you are certainly entitled to that.

To the troops returning home it means something different for each and every one of them. How many photos were released compared to how many trrops returned. One could assume that not all the troops were happy to see him there and opted to ignore him and move on.

I dont beleive this was an orchestrated photo op that was put together by a man who will never hold another public office in his life. What would be the point?

This is a man who went to an airport to welcome troops home. Troops he sent to war. He took the time to welcome them home. He opened himself up to being told what military people think about him and his decision to send people to that war, as they would be entitled to do since he is no longer Commander in Chief.

Turning this into a tit for tat about which president did what, when, with whom and what their intentions are are innapopriate at best. Blaming Bush for this mess is intresting, being he is not the person to blame. If you want to point a finger then you need to point to yourself.

Did you vote for President? Did you vote for your congressman? Did you vote for your Senator? Did you participate in the process that could of changed all of this? Did you call your Representative and voice your concerns?

This thread was intended to point out a gesture by someone who had no reason to make that gesture to troops who were returning home. No matter how empty people perceive the gesture, it takes something (whatever you want to label it - courage, humbling, etc) to show up and take the time to meet with the troops.

Regardless of your feelings on the war, political affiliation, religious affiliation, we all can at least agree that we support our troops 100 percent and want them to finish their mission and come home, safely.. all of them.

Please, the next time you come across someone in uniform, take the 10 seconds to shake their hand and thank them for their service and dedication to this country.

Wihtout it, this thread, discussion, arguments, opinions, thoughts about our Government would not be possible.



posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 01:22 PM
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you posted



They showed up at the USO in the Dallas-Fort Worth airport. There they mingled with the returning soldiers, thanked them, chatted and posed for photos as proof of the unexpected encounter for folks back home.


I want him to go to Afghanistan to show his Respect !
That would be a true Respect & Support

ohh yeah Heavy Casualty's like it wouldn't happen if we stayed there in Afghanistan Instead Invading of a NO WMD Iraq at a later time ....

Afghanistan was on stand by for the most part!! Until recently and over 30 years of wars on their own soil The Russians(soviets) had a Little Vietnam
with these People and they are ones(Afghanistan) that are of the Biggest Black Market Arms Dealer and Crude Gun Manufactures in their own Right Since the early 60s

and your blaming Barry ? as we should been there at the Beginning !
NOT Iraq and were back there to finish the Job yeah Send our troops home from Iraq.... you Know that Our soldiers are not up against inexperience people of war right ? unlike Iraq

Ill tell you a Country that should be taken Over in a serious Manner !
even tho its the 4th largest Military in the World and are Raised to Kill Americans and live in a society so brainwashed and in the Clouds so much it seems a Reality from a Fictional Novel that just came out of the Book called 1984 !!(George Orwell) North Korea is the Country the World should be Concerned About



it not just the Taliban Al-qaeda its also the Afghan People Retaliating the occupation I say they are fearless
Has a reporter captured some large group of Afghanies yet ?
i guess you get like that in a Country that is in nothing but wars



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posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 06:08 PM
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among many, there is one hilarious fact that sticks out when dealing with "my team" politically stupid people, and several people have already proven that here:

No matter what the President does, you will ridicule him for it. Most of you have already made hypocrites of yourselves in this fashion.


If he visits the troops too much, you claim he ignores problems at home

If he doesn't visit them "often enough" (which is a "moving goal post" term used by idiots ever where) then you claim he hates our troops.

He makes campaign promises, you call him a liar

He keeps campaign promises and brings them to life, you call him a socialist Nazi dictator



I hear Rush Limbaugh sometimes describe liberals are "constantly angry" and never happy.

You sorry people need to think about that long and hard...you're NEVER happy, unless its one of your own in office.

But when its one of yours, you praise for the exact same things you used to ridicule, then you go home pissed off and angry whenever anyone with 1/2 a brain stem calls you a dumb ass for it.

Good Lord, i know you people see it this way, why the heck do you refuse to adhere to it?



posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 06:13 PM
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Dude, are you just now catching on to this? Happens all the time with both Repubs and Dems.



posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 06:24 PM
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Originally posted by jerico65
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Dude, are you just now catching on to this? Happens all the time with both Repubs and Dems.



I agree it happens all the time, and no, not just catching on to it...apparently others still havne't figured out...i only come to that assumption based on the ridiculous posts i read, however...so i could be wrong, but all signs point the other way.



posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 11:35 PM
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OMG, I can't believe I am actually reading this.

Despite all the lies, fraud, corruption, murders and total contempt his actions demonstrated for the American people and the rest of the world, one contrived photo op has people forgetting all that?

One schmoozy, contrived photo shoot IN THE RUN UP TO AN ELECTION wipes away, in one stroke, any concern for the hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis and Afghans who were and are still being slaughtered on the basis of this man's lies and greed?

I despair, I truly despair.



posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 11:42 PM
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Quote:
his thread was intended to point out a gesture by someone who had no reason to make that gesture to troops who were returning home. No matter how empty people perceive the gesture, it takes something (whatever you want to label it - courage, humbling, etc) to show up and take the time to meet with the troops.

End quote:

'...a gesture by someone who had no reason to make that gesture.......'

This is not a gesture, this is election propaganda.



posted on Aug, 14 2010 @ 12:20 AM
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Originally posted by mishigas
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Laura Bush (actually 17 year old Laura Welch at the time) killed a man by running a stop sign and never had any charges brought against her.


Ever hear of something called an ACCIDENT? And how did anybody know back then that she would become Laura BUSH?

Scraping the bottom of the barrel, are ya?


Nope. My point was that the BUSH's get a pass for what they've done and the Obama's are roasted by a good share of the posters here.

I applaud GW's meeting with the troops, but I don't give him anymore credit than the many other people supporting our troops. I certainly don't think he's worthy of a Facebook posting, but someone does I guess.

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posted on Aug, 14 2010 @ 12:44 AM
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Originally posted by Snarf
I hear Rush Limbaugh sometimes describe liberals are "constantly angry" and never happy.


Rush Limbaugh makes a career out of being constantly angry about Democrats, so he's not the one you should be referencing.

Just to be clear I hold Bush and Obama to the same scrutiny. I don't hold a slavish affiliation to a party or their angry media critics. I make my decisions based upon what the individual does, no matter the party. I've voted both Democrat and Republican. I'm a registered Democrat and I'm not full of hate.


Apologies for extending the off-topic remarks here.

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posted on Aug, 14 2010 @ 02:00 AM
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It is not very enlightening to watch you all just digress into a rather ugly battle about who was/is right/wrong and good/evil. Bottom line, it was a nice thing to do. I'm glad he did it. If Barrack did it, I would be happy about that as well. Polarized perspectives are degrading the fabric of our society to mere threads.



posted on Aug, 14 2010 @ 02:14 AM
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Originally posted by Adevoc Satanae

I am an American citizen, same as you.


Wow great! The soldier with him by his rank has over 20 years in the military and he seems to enjoy the visit. I think it might be time to focus on the present President, or are you still drinking the cool aid.



posted on Aug, 14 2010 @ 05:03 AM
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Originally posted by Xtrozero
Wow great! The soldier with him by his rank has over 20 years in the military and he seems to enjoy the visit.


What is your point? Does that make him more American than me? You can assume he is enjoying that visit all you like.


I think it might be time to focus on the present President, or are you still drinking the cool aid.


That depends. Does koolaid improve reading skills?

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