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Bush a Fond Presence in Africa for
Work During and Since His Presidency

New York Times, by Peter Baker

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Posted By:abuela10, 7/3/2013 8:31:34 AM

On a humid morning in Tanzania on Tuesday, two American presidents stood side by side in a ceremony where neither spoke. One was the son of a Kenyan whose election broke barriers for African-Americans. But it was the other one who might command as much, if not more, respect among many Africans today. While George W. Bush is remembered at home for war, terrorism and national security, in Africa he is seen as a lifesaver

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The NYT admitting Bush a good guy-wow

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Felixcat, 7/3/2013 8:39:33 AM     (No. 9406690)

FTA: of a Kenyan whose election broke barriers for African-American.

But wait, listening to Allan Colmes on The Factor last night, there is still a "white hierarchy" that dominates this country. So according to the likes of Colmes, and Jamie Foxx, etc., it´s stll basically 1853 in this country.

The blacks in Africa may like Bish but not in this country. Whatever...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JAN, 7/3/2013 8:41:57 AM     (No. 9406697)

A real president as opposed to a mirage.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: birddog, 7/3/2013 8:50:54 AM     (No. 9406709)

If a Republican does something good, but the Press never reports it...Did it ever really happen? Yet a Foreign and Domestic Policy falling flat doesn´t make a sound.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 7/3/2013 8:56:21 AM     (No. 9406719)

Voted for Bush twice and glad I did. I did not, however, know about his extensive work (physical and otherwise) in Africa. Apparently he´s not one of those narcissistic men who need to tell the world every time they do something good so he´ll be praised and adored. This real man - GWB - just does it because it´s right and he has a big heart.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pearson365, 7/3/2013 8:58:23 AM     (No. 9406724)

But before providing positive story, NYT inserts in 4th sentence: While George W. Bush is remembered at home for war, terrorism and national security...".

Meanwhile, Obama has given us the Afghan surge for his "good war, the war we have to win" but that he is losing; the enormous expansion of drone attacks in 7 to 8 countries; the far-beyond-Bush NSA spying; an unauthorized war in Libya; Benghazi; the overthrow of Eqypt´s Murabak; Ft Hood, underwear and Boston Marathon terrorism; and countless scandals. But these things and so much more will never be remembered by the Times, the official mouthpiece of Obama.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: civilservant, 7/3/2013 9:01:54 AM     (No. 9406734)

Mr. Baker, thank you for letting the world know, in your second sentence that Barry is inelegible for the office he holds.

Democrats hate America.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 7/3/2013 9:10:54 AM     (No. 9406755)

I do not care what old alan says ever - I have loved GW ever since he became President and he and Reagan are the two best ones we have ever had. I also do not
care what the Slimes says. No longer a news
source for anything not liberal.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: wilko, 7/3/2013 9:36:36 AM     (No. 9406823)

GWB is a good hearted man. He casts a big shadow in Africa while Obama is barely visible. They can see right through him. Maybe that´s the transparency he was promising.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jimmiet, 7/3/2013 9:53:16 AM     (No. 9406875)

The NYTs still fails to mention the # of dems (House & Senate) who voted for the intervention in Iraq. Mr Bush may be a Rockefeller repub but he is a man of great merit.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 7/3/2013 10:19:22 AM     (No. 9406943)

While I have differed with George W Bush on many things, I have never doubted his decency, sincerity and humanity, three adjectives I´d never use for Stinky.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 7/3/2013 10:34:55 AM     (No. 9406976)

Bono may have had lunch with Obama, but he actually praised and lauded Bush publicly for all his good work in Africa. That has to just grate on Obama´s ego.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 7/3/2013 11:12:50 AM     (No. 9407059)

I can´t open the page. "invalid address"

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lylacat, 7/3/2013 11:13:03 AM     (No. 9407061)

When you see the pictures of both George W. and Laura there in Africa in their jeans working shoulder to shoulder with the Africans to make their lives better, it just warms your heart. Then in flies Michelle and 0bama on their 100 Million Dollar junket with all their family and friends and five chefs. Michelle arrives in a $2,500 designer dress that did not flatter her in any way, and she arrogantly speaks to the African children how they could grow up to be like her. But, she says, my posh life in the white house is really like being in a prison. Unlike Laura Bush, Michelle has never shown any class, and most of us find it really hard to respect such an ignorant and arrogant woman.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ivehadit, 7/6/2013 10:04:38 PM     (No. 9412050)

Happy birthday, George!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: JoniTx, 7/6/2013 10:14:29 PM     (No. 9412058)

Yes indeed, Happy Birthday to President George W. Bush....67 years today - born July 6, 1946.

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