George W. Bush at Flight 93 Memorial: “One of the Lessons of 9-11 Is That Evil Is Real and So Is Courage” (Video)

George W. Bush spoke this afternoon at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
It was a beautiful speech. One of his best.

Former U.S. president George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush bow their heads during ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attack in Shanksville, Pennsylvania September 10, 2011. (REUTERS/Jason Cohn)

Here is video of this wonderful speech.
(Link Fixed)

From his speech today:
On 9-11, “The most lives lost on American soil on a single day since the Battle of Antietam.”

“One of the lessons of 9-11 is that evil is real and so is courage.”

“At the moment American democracy was under attack our citizens defied their captors by holding a vote. The choice they made would cost them their lives. And they knew it. Many passengers called their loved ones to say good-bye. Then hung up to perform their final act.”

“The Flight 93 heroes led the first counter attack in the WAR ON TERROR.”

“The temptation of isolation is deadly wrong.”

Bush receives a standing ovation. Even Bill Clinton and Veep Joe Biden stood up.

UPDATE: Here is the full transcript.

“Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes, or in their offices; secretaries, businessmen and women, military and federal workers; moms and dads, friends and neighbors. Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror.

“The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness, and a quiet, unyielding anger. These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed; our country is strong.

“A great people has been moved to defend a great nation. Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.

“America was targeted for attack because we’re the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining.

“Today, our nation saw evil, the very worst of human nature. And we responded with the best of America — with the daring of our rescue workers, with the caring for strangers and neighbors who came to give blood and help in any way they could.

“Immediately following the first attack, I implemented our government’s emergency response plans. Our military is powerful, and it’s prepared. Our emergency teams are working in New York City and Washington, D.C. to help with local rescue efforts.

“Our first priority is to get help to those who have been injured, and to take every precaution to protect our citizens at home and around the world from further attacks.

“The functions of our government continue without interruption. Federal agencies in Washington which had to be evacuated today are reopening for essential personnel tonight, and will be open for business tomorrow. Our financial institutions remain strong, and the American economy will be open for business, as well.

“The search is underway for those who are behind these evil acts. I’ve directed the full resources of our intelligence and law enforcement communities to find those responsible and to bring them to justice. We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them.

“I appreciate so very much the members of Congress who have joined me in strongly condemning these attacks. And on behalf of the American people, I thank the many world leaders who have called to offer their condolences and assistance.

“America and our friends and allies join with all those who want peace and security in the world, and we stand together to win the war against terrorism. Tonight, I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and security has been threatened. And I pray they will be comforted by a power greater than any of us, spoken through the ages in Psalm 23: ‘Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me.’

“This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace. America has stood down enemies before, and we will do so this time. None of us will ever forget this day. Yet, we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world.

“Thank you. Good night, and God bless America.”

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  • Sickofobama

    I just watched Bush on Fox.

    He spoke so eloquently and I’m sure made the families and friends of the victims of Flight 93 feel comforted.

    He received a stand ovation because Americans will remember Bush for his keeping the country safe.

    God bless you George W. Bush.

  • Dadzilla

    I miss being proud of my president.

  • gracepmc

    A President who loves his country and who will fight to defend it.

  • Gideon Reed

    George W. Bush.
    A decent man.
    A Presidental man.
    One whose name; whose entire
    personna, has never caused me
    to cringe, and feel the hot flush of shame, as does
    the current occupant of the Oval offfice.
    God Bless Sir.

  • Dittogirl

    President Bush shows us what a real man is. A real Patriot, a real caring human. He makes Zero look like the chump he is.

    What the hell was America thinking when they voted for the biggest Joker on earth? To this day I cant explain it, I cant figure it out. A false Messiah, we were warned about this.

    Its so hard to forgive the ones that did this to our fabulous nation.

  • Stuart

    Bush left a lot to be desired with regard to his policies. But as things stand now, God, God, God, do I miss him.

  • Tru

    Very moving and spoken from the heart.
    Where’s Obama, palying golf?

  • Ron

    Say what you want about President Bush, but he had the courage of his convictions. This man led and protected us for 8 years; as compared to barkey just playing golf and coddling the terrorists (or Man made disasters as he calls them). 2012 can’t come soon enough.

  • surfcitysocal

    I’m looking forward to you posting video.

  • T. Thompson

    The Sun stopped shining the day you left office and the Shadow of despair took over.
    Miss you still, always was, is and will be one Class Act. God Bless Him and the Classy First Lady Laura.

  • the real wow

    Thank you President Bush. You were there when the country needed you and the country will never forget.

  • Kate

    God bless George W. Bush. He will be vindicated by history. He loves our country and our military. Obama does not. I will never forgive MSM for how they treated Bush and how they treat Obama. They are not journalists. They are propagandists working for their party. They don’t put country first either.

  • Missy8s

    George Bush has the heart and soul of a leader, The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers does not.

    For all of George Bush’s faults (there were indeed a few) he will always be remembered for his skillful leadership in the war between good and evil.

    In my opinion his biggest mistake was letting Nanny Psychosi and Harry The Hat talk him into spending TRILLIONS on a manufactured “financial emergency”.

  • A to the X

    George W. Bush got it all wrong with his domestic policy, but he is a true patriot who cared about his country above all else. A real class act, unlike that poor excguse of a joke we have in the White House right now!

  • Hopeful

    “Evil is real”. So it is, and daring to say so is one reason Bush was constantly maligned by the left. College students have been and are being taught it isn’t real. When I taught in a University, I heard it so many times from students — there’s no such thing as evil. I wonder if any of them have changed their minds since?

  • Tjexcite

    According to Troofers this weekend should be an adversary of GWB greatest achievement. How he was able to pull it off and still 10 years out no one has the proof of anything. but that second part of needing proof will be missing when they yell stuff.

    Long Live George W. Bush.

  • a former dem

    It was a beautiful speech, a proAmerica speech, I miss him as president, compared to what’s there now.

    Bless you Mr. Bush, history will indeed be very kind to you. A beautiful speech.

  • NavyMom

    Pres. Bush’s speech was heartfelt, quiet, and filled with scripture. It moved me to tears.

    I miss him so very much.

  • owl

    For each of you that just has to point out George W Bush’s faults, I say a pox on you. The MSM and this constant Bushbashing is what gave us The One.

    You will never have your perfect president. Never. This is as close as it gets.

    Thank you President Bush. Many of us miss you. You are a great and decent man with courage.

  • Old Man of the Sea

    A President is only a human. You can be like this great man or you can be like Bozo. Pres. Bush had his faults, as do all humans but he loved his country and if he could run for the office again, I would be first to vote for him

  • Sorry guys, can’t get too excited about this one, especially after CAIR endorsed Bush for president in 2000..
    http://www.ampolitics.ghazali.net/html/ampcc_endorses.html

    ..Then Bush stood beside CAIR’s executive director in a mosque six days after 9/11.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_ZoroJdVnA

    Instead of identifying the Muslim Brotherhood as America’s enemy, Bush stood with them.

  • God Bless President Bush. He did an amazing job and I miss his steadfast love for this country so much.

  • ahem

    Bush was just a guy trying to be the President to the best of his ability according to his best understanding of the job. He made mistakes, but they were because he was in terra incognita and had to travel unknown paths to protect America in the aftermath of 9/11. Not everything he tried was fated to work out, but you can never say–unless you’re a brain-dead liberal–that he purposely did anything except try to protect his fellow Americans and live up to the demands of the office. We were too spoiled and ignorant to recognize his sincerity. He will go down in history as one of our best presidents—unless the Left wins in 2012. Then, we must be prepared to say good-bye to everything we cherish, truth included.

    Bush loved the United States. Obama is an active enemy.

  • MaryW

    God Bless President Bush! He has the courage to recognize and say there is evil in the world unlike the present occupant of the WH who blames 9/11 on a “climate of poverty and ignorance”.

  • ahem

    Instead of identifying the Muslim Brotherhood as America’s enemy, Bush stood with them.

    True, but we know a lot more about the problem now than we did then. Nice 20/20 hindsight, though.

  • Mo

    A President and First Lady we can truly be proud of!!! God Bless you George and Laura!!! You are missed!!!

  • owl

    #21….If you are trying to sell me the idea that George W Bush stood with another group over America, you are nuts. He took the hand he was dealt and did a very good job with what he had to work with. He never blamed Clinton or anyone else.

    Unlike what we have in the WH today, he loves all Americans and tried to include all Americans.

  • #27, wake up.

    CAIR IS the Muslim Brotherhood. Why would Bush stand with them inside a mosque on 9/17/01??

    Why would he meet with ISNA (also muslim brotherhood) on 9/26/01 in the White House?

    To say he didn’t know who they were is BS. Nihad Awad expressed vocal support for Hamas (also Brotherhood) in 1994, seven years before 9/11.

    If Bush administration didn’t know, they should have. Instead, they stood with AWAD SIX DAYS AFTER 9/11!!!

    SEE FOR YOURSELF
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_ZoroJdVnA

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  • #25,

    Yes, WE know a lot more about the problem but Bush knew AT LEAST as much then as we citizens know now.

    Like I said, Nihad Awad expressed support for Hamas in 1994. Bush NEVER identified Brotherhood-affiliated groups as our enemy ONCE before he left office in 2009!

  • StrangernFiction

    Yes evil is real, and it is in the White House!

  • Conservative Ken

    This is the last REAL President to occupy the White House.
    The office of President has since been vacated.

  • Amjean

    #30 – It is obvious that by Bush standing with some of the Muslim leaders he was
    trying to calm the hysteria towards muslims down after 9-11.

    Nothing more, nothing less.

    And, yes, thanks to the internet and the fabulous work of Pamela Gellar of Atlasshrugs.com,
    we now know much more about the plan for Islam to take over the world. I am sure that
    England and France didn’t know what was going on in their countries initially either.

  • Louie DaMasher

    Almost all here, in Shanksville and across the Country silently say the same thing:

    Thank you for being there, President Bush and Laura Bush.
    Thank you for your eloquent words.
    Thank you for enabling us to see and experience what a difference a REAL President can make, even if it was just for a short time, on a sunny day in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

  • Taxpayer

    Wow. Bush was more presidential in those 10 minutes than OZero has been in 3 years. I miss having a REAL president!!!

    My daughter was 3 when the tragedy struck. I recall her taking note while we listened to Bush’s speech that day. She didn’t understand what happened, but she could tell he was angry. When she asked why the president was so mad, I groped to explain it in a way she would understand, but without scaring her. I think God helped me find the words: “Some people did a very, very bad thing, and the President says he will find them and give them a big spanking.” I could tell she understood and felt comforted as she trotted off to play with her toys.

    I forgive Bush all his faults because he stood and did the right thing for America when it counted.

    #13 “Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers”–LOL!

  • Jackson

    My God the contrast in character, class and refinement between George W, Bush and this simpleton in the White House now is glaring and PAINFULLY obvious. How in the world did this country ever elect this Chicago hack?

  • Anna

    I thank God that he was President during that awful time. That memorial speech was an example of the difference between “class” and the “crass” Potus residing in the White House these days. We were very lucky to have him in charge at the time.

  • Jack Okie

    Barrackaid:

    Peddle your slimy conspiracy theories somewhere else! You’re stinking up the thread.

    Miss8s:

    How about “Frosh Prince of Bill Ayers”?

  • bg

    ++

    God Bless & Thank You George & Laura Bush..

    ==

  • Jack Okie,

    You’re arguing like a liberal.

    Smears without addressing the facts.

  • bg

    ++

    Ten Years — We Are Still Missing the Lessons of 9/11

    [In recent years and even weeks, the lessons of September 11, 2001
    have been lost to constant distraction, the most recent being Mayor
    Bloomberg’s unfathomable decision to forbid people of faith a role at
    the tenth anniversary commemoration.

    Faith was the impetus for the attack, faith was the instrument for
    healing, and faith is the only hope we have to defeat the ideology
    that attacked us ten years ago.

    Bloomberg’s stance encapsulates our greatest liabilities as a nation ten
    years after 9/11. We, now, more than ever, lack the political will, the
    national skill sets, and the prominent American Muslim leadership willing
    to identify, engage, and defeat Islamism.

    While many Muslims take the bait of victimology preached by supposed
    Muslim civil rights groups in America, as American Muslims the rest of us
    cannot continue to deny the connection no matter how unfair between
    certain interpretations of our faith and Al Qaeda’s brutal attack.

    Usama bin Laden did not just represent a handful of militant extremists.
    He was a standard bearer for an end stage of a global ideology – political
    Islam (Islamism) – that has buried its roots deep within interpretations of
    our faith. Islamism is a theo-political construct that believes in the
    supremacy of the Islamic state and that is the antithesis of what makes
    America unique and exceptional. It can only be defeated by Muslims who
    step beyond the distractions and denials and champion an ideological path
    that binds our identity and faith to liberty and individual freedom.

    If American Muslim leaders want to do anything to combat fear of
    Islamism and any unfair association of all Muslims that may exist,
    the most effective move would be to form an offensive strategy
    against Islamists and their ideas from within.
    ]

    links & more @ link..

    ==

  • #33,

    If true, why has the Muslim Brotherhood only grown stronger in the US and why did Bush NOT ONCE identify Brotherhood and its groups as our real enemy?

    As a result, we’ve been fighting ghosts.

  • Beachluver

    I just watched the dedication of the wall of names….President Bush I thank you from the bottom of my soul that you were our leader on that fateful day…you united this country…..NOW it’s more divided than ever cause of the current “SQUATTER” who resides there. I’m gonna shoot an e-mail off to Odumbo at whitehouse.gov and thank him for not being there and DISGRACING those 40 heros on Flight 93!!!! God Bless you President Bush.

  • Ma

    Wish we were fighting ghosts but too many dead bodies of innocent victims and our brave troops to ignore. Unfortunately a peculiar religion who will not be named is to blame for the carnage.

  • ohiochili

    It amazes me, Barrakaid, that you have all that secret knowledge of what GW knew about 9-11 before or after. I bet you have a picture of Jesse Ventura in your wallet.

    Now go peddle your tripe elsewhere.

  • atadoff

    God I miss President Bush. I miss true leadership.

  • Ipso facto

    That was an exceptional speech. The family members of flight 93 should take comfort in knowing that their loved ones were honored and remembered in that way.

    Not only was Bush’s speech a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives on Flight 93, but in these days of immense suffering and discord all across America, his speech provided us with an uplifting example of the finest attributes of American leadership by showing us the demeanor of a man who loved his country while exhibiting sincere humility in the tradition of many past great leaders of our country.

    Not once did Bush attempt to make any part of that speech or that event about himself. Not once did he employ ostentatious rhetoric to draw attention to his oratorical skills. He just delivered a selfless speech in honor of fallen Americans and he did so in a fashion that brought honor to America. Thank you President Bush!

  • the real wow

    This is just an aside. As I watched the video with my daughter, we noted that President Bush mentioned “40 souls”. Just coincidentally, my daughter counted 40 flowers in the background. Those 40 are resting in peace.

  • #1AMERICAN

    odumbass isn’t even qualified to carry bush’s jock-strap

  • Truth Teller

    Reminds you what a real leader and American looks like…we must drive the idiots from our government.

  • Ohiochilli,

    You are incredibly naive if you think the Bush administration didn’t have access to the Muslim Brotherhood’s intentions. How did Steve Emerson know the truth as early as 1994?

    Even if he didn’t, why wouldn’t we identify the Muslim Brotherhood and its groups as our enemies by 2009, when Bush left office?

    Like Jack Okie, you’re arguing like a liberal. All emotion, no logic.

  • For the record, Jesse Ventura is a truther.

    I am not.

  • bg

    ++

    you can debate what Bush knew and what he
    didn’t know until cows turn blue, and pigs fly..

    fact is what is the “present” occupant in the White House
    doing, what does he know, and when did he know it??

    Obama quietly appoints Muslim Brotherhood to key posts

    [Obama’s top national security advisor declared that the Muslim Brotherhood is a ‘secular’ organization, non-extremist, and dedicated to ‘peace.’ Obama himself, in an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, refused to refer to the Brotherhood as an Islamic extremist organization, in spite of the fact that the group’s own charter, and recent statements made by its leadership, indicate exactly that.

    And a Muslim board member of CPAC, of all things, declared in a news conference that ‘there is no Muslim Brotherhood in the United States,’ despite the fact that the group issued a document in 1991 indicating its North American objectives.

    At the very least it is clear that things are not as they seem on the surface in Eqypt, Iran, nor within the Obama Administration and the American Muslim community. And, due to the fact that the mainstream media merely parrots the official Administration propaganda, the American people are being bamboozled.]

    CAIR (scroll threads for more)..

    ==

  • BG,

    Good points, all.

    The problem is far worse than any of us realize. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn started a Muslim Council. CAIR and ISNA leaders are on it.

    http://globalmbreport.org/?p=4968

    Chris Christie appointed Islamist-affiliated judge.

    Charlie Crist tied to Islamists.
    http://bigpeace.com/pspoole/2010/08/30/patrick-poole-key-charlie-crist-ally-hosted-hamas-fundraiser-in-florida-mosque/

    My point is simply that if George W. Bush didn’t have intel about muslim brotherhood before 9/11, he most CERTAINLY had it after 9/11 and he NEVER called them out. NOT ONCE.

    In some ways, it opened the door for Obama.

  • Valerie

    I did not vote for George Bush the first time, but he won me over with his tireless efforts after 9/11 to hold the country together and keep it calm. He criss-crossed this country and told everyone who would listen that “this is not Islam!”

    At the time, I did not recognize how both precise and well-tuned his phraseology really was. He got it exactly right. Islamist terrorist were, and are, trying to hijack one of the world’s great religions.

    We have proof of this in, among other documents, the Hamas Covenant, which contains an agreement to engage in an advertising campaign to persuade Muslims that they have a personal, religious duty to murder their neighbors.

    In my opinion, if they were legitimately part of Islam, if they were mainstream, they wouldn’t need an advertising campaign, and it wouldn’t have taken about 40 years to attack us on our own soil (the first world trade center bombing) and about 10 more to do it effectively (9/11).

    George Bush may have reached out to CAIR, but CAIR was a different organization, then. At that time, it had a substantial Muslim-American membership, but as CAIR got stranger and more radical, it lost them. CAIR no longer gets either its money or its support from American Muslims.

    I am very glad that other American voters overrode my preferences to elect George Bush as our president.

  • shrek

    “For the record, Jesse Ventura is a truther.

    I am not.”

    Pimping hits for your site is a whole ‘nuther thang though, ain’t it?.

  • bg

    ++

    Barrackaid #54 September 10, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    re: [My point is simply that if George W. Bush didn’t have intel about
    muslim brotherhood before 9/11, he most CERTAINLY had it after 9/11
    and he NEVER called them out. NOT ONCE.]

    ever hear of loose lips sinking ships, and imho, he did plenty about it, we
    just didn’t hear about it because the MSM was too busy demonizing him..
    if you recall, he wasn’t even allowed to, even indirectly, refer to 9/11.. gah!!

    and what did Bush do when the “project” was discovered, who was the
    only one to bring charges against the Holy Land Foundation & CAIR et
    al??

    FBI: Muslim Brotherhood deeply rooted inside U.S.

    WE ARE BEING CONQUERED FROM WITHIN..

    WE WERE SOLD TO THE GOLDEN CALF FOR A FEW PIECES OF SILVER..

    EITHER THE DOLTS IN CHARGE DON’T MIND OR
    ARE BEING PAID TOO MUCH TO GIVE DAMN..

    [again, please scroll thread for more, thanks]

    ==

  • squeaky
  • Despite the many public statements by 9/11 commissioners and staff members acknowledging they were repeatedly lied to, not a single person has ever been charged, tried, or even reprimanded, for lying to the 9/11 Commission. More and more US citizens are critical of the official account. The respected Zogby polling organization last week found that 51% of Americans want Congress to probe President Bush and Vice-President Cheney regarding the truth about the 9/11 attacks.

  • Ron

    barrackaid:

    Go back over to Atlas dilweed.

  • bg

    ++

    i treasure this letter written by HillBuzz..

    Thank you former President George W.
    Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush

    [We know absolutely no one in Bush family circles and have
    never met former President George W. Bush or his wife Laura.

    If you have been reading us for any length of time, you know that we
    used to make fun of “Dubya” nearly every day…parroting the same
    comedic bits we heard in our Democrat circles, where Bush is still, to
    this day, lampooned as a chimp, a bumbling idiot, and a poor, clumsy
    public speaker.

    Oh, how we RAILED against Bush in 2000…and how we RAILED against the
    surge in support Bush received post-9/11 when he went to Ground Zero
    and stood there with his bullhorn in the ruins on that hideous day.

    We were convinced that ANYONE who was president would have done what Bush did, and would have set that right tone of leadership in the wake of that disaster. President Gore, President Perot, President Nader, you name it. ANYONE, we assumed, would have filled that role perfectly.

    Well, we told you before how much the current president, Dr. Utopia, made us realize just how wrong we were about Bush. We shudder to think what Dr. Utopia would have done post-9/11. He would have not gone there with a bullhorn and struck that right tone. More likely than not, he would have been his usual fey, apologetic self and waxed professorially about how evil America is and how justified Muslims are for attacking us, with a sidebar on how good the attacks were because they would humble us.

    Honestly, we don’t think President Gore would have been much better
    that day. The world needed George W. Bush, his bullhorn, and his
    indominable spirit that day…and we will forever be grateful to this man
    for that.

    As we will always be grateful for what George and Laura Bush did this week, with no media attention, when they very quietly went to Ft. Hood and met personally with the families of the victims of this terrorist attack.

    FOR HOURS.

    The Bushes went and met privately with these families
    for HOURS, hugging them, holding them, comforting them.

    If there are any of you out there with any connection at all to the
    Bushes, we implore you to give them our thanks…you tell them that
    a bunch of gay Hillary guys in Boystown, Chicago were wrong about
    the Bushes…and are deeply, deeply sorry for any jokes we told about
    them in the past, any bad thoughts we had about these good, good
    people.

    You may be as surprised by this as we are ourselves, but from this day forward George W. and Laura Bush are now on the same list for us as the Clintons, the Palins, and other political figures we keep in our hearts and never allow anyone to badmouth.

    Criticize their policies academically and intelligently and discuss the Bush presidency in historical and political terms…but you mess with the Bushes personally and, from this day forward, you’ll answer to us.

    We hope someday to be able to thank George W. and Laura in person for all they’ve done, and continue to do. They didn’t have to head to Ft. Hood. That was not their responsibility.

    The Obamas should have done that.

    But didn’t.

    Wouldn’t.

    Thank goodness George W. is still on his
    watch, with wonderful Laura at his side.

    [..]

    And we are blessed to have Dick Cheney, wherever he is, keeping tabs on all that’s going on and speaking out when the current administration does anything too reckless and dangerous.

    Cheney’s someone else we villainized and maligned in the past who we were also wrong about. There has never been a Vice President, including Gore, Biden, or Mondale, who was more supportive of gay rights than “Darth Cheney”. There has never been a Vice President more spot-on right about the dangers facing this country from Islamic terrorism.

    We live in strange, strange times indeed.

    We are now officially committed fans of George W. and Laura Bush. We are fans of Dick Cheney. Our gratitude for them makes us newly protective of them, and the continued role they play in this country.

    After the primary battle of 2008, we never thought we’d go back to Texas for anything, but sometime in 2010 we want to find some event in Dallas the Bushes will be at so at least one of us can go up to them, tell them we are deeply sorry for ever thinking ill of them, and thank them from the bottom of our hearts for their service to America.

    We’re sure they will just stare at us and wonder why these gay
    Chicagoans are crying, but we don’t think we can get through a

    meeting with them without being emotional.

    What they did at Ft. Hood for those families humbles us. Every day,
    the Bushes are most likely doing something just like it behind the scenes.

    We hope if any of you encounter them you will let them
    know this is deeply appreciated beyond partisan lines.

    We will never look at the Bushes, the Bush presidencies, or their legacies
    the same again…and someday when his presidential library is built, we will
    be so proud to visit there and tell anyone will listen about November 10th,
    2009, the day we finally appreciated former President George W. Bush and
    his wife Laura.

    Thank you for your service, Mr. President. We’re sorry we didn’t
    appreciate you while you were in office, but we thank Heaven
    we’ve wised up and can see the good you are out there doing,
    under the radar, today.
    ]

    bit more @ link.. 😉

    ==

  • American Woman

    President Bush spoke the truth today despite Bloomingfool and Obummer. There is evil. We saw it on 9/11, and it is still in the world emboldened by the idiots in Western governments who seek a NWO.

    As for me, I will always remember that iconic moment when Bush stood with the firefighter at Ground Zero with a bull horn in his hand. It was the moment that reminded us who we were and that it was our duty to survive and thrive.

    God bless President Bush and FLOTUS Laura Bush.

  • Anna

    I’ve been reading Hillbuzz for quite a while. They definitely had a “come to God” moment and their posts and thoughts are the most well thought out and compassionate on the internet. That was truly moving BG, Thank you!

  • bg

    ++

    heyitsmekelly #59 September 10, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    if that’s true (as you presented no link to back your claim up) then they
    had also better investigate Clinton, Clarke, and Kerry, just to name a
    few..

    there’s lots more ie, and more in thread as well..

    ==

  • Highlander

    Obama supporters take note – this is what a real President looks like!

  • Valerie

    President Clinton also spoke, in a way that supports and complements George Bush’s message, so I’ll post it here.

    http://www.breitbart.tv/bill-clintons-masterful-speech-at-flight-93-tribute/

    Both of these men grew in office, and it really shows in these two speeches.

  • xkaydet65

    Did anyone notice at the end of the speech,as President Bush passed VP Biden, that Biden could hardly do more than nod, as he was in tears after the speech. He knows, he really does know. He serves a man not remotely qualified to lead this nation.

  • Loneagle

    @ Dadzilla — I, too deeply miss having a president of whom to be proud. May God Bless George W. Bush and Laura, a President and First Lady whom I was proud to support.

  • American Woman

    Another remembrance of 9/11 put together by GOP House Reps, who served in the military:

    http://thehill.com/video/house/180687-house-freshman-that-served-in-military-release-911-tribute-

  • MVH

    Class. Nothing but class.

    Too bad President Bush was not as forceful against the relentless assaults of the Left and their sick-o-phants in the, sadly powerful, Dinosaur Mediia.

    Hmmm… I wonder if the current POTUS will give some credit to the “previous Administration” for the USA not suffering another 9/11-style attack in all this time?… I know, I know, Don’t hold your breath. (@!@)

  • bg… The Bush admonistration has pooped out their version of what happened this whole week and you believe them without one shred of proof !!! Why should I provide any proof !!! The chairman and co-chairman of the 9-11 commission has openly said their commission was set-up to FAIL !!! Read their book !!!

  • #60

    Ron,

    You’re channeling the libs.

    Smear without substance.

  • Militant Conservative

    Good man, much better than the excrement in the WH.

    Bush has nothing to gain, this is duty honor and country.

    Concepts foreign to the first BLACK affirmative inaction zero.

    powder is dry, god bless the fallen hero’s, let’s roll.

  • #71,

    Absolutely right. 9/11 Commission covered up Able Danger UNDER THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION.

    Bushes and Clintons are a close bunch.

    Folks, this love for Bush is very misplaced.

  • #57,

    BG, you seem to get it but take it a step further.

    Why did CAIR, MPAC, Muslim American Aliance, and American Muslim Council (now defunct because founder convicted of terrorism) all endorse Bush weeks before the 2000 election?
    http://www.ampolitics.ghazali.net/html/ampcc_endorses.html

    Then, why did he continue to stand with CAIR and ISNA leaders AFTER 9/11?

  • bg

    ++

    Barrackaid #74 September 10, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    not only talk is cheap, but opinions facts do not make..

    ==

  • #76,

    See post #75

  • That was more eloquent and inspiring than anything I ever have, or will hear from the scum we have in office right now.

  • bg

    ++

    Barrackaid #75 September 10, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    key to comprehension:

    2000 election

    and btw, can’t wait to see what you have to say in the Perry threads, you know, where it really counts.. not to mention what you have to say about Obama, i mean, like what’s up with your dismissal of all the evidence produced against him (especially vs none against Bush), or is that why you’re playing the distraction troll game, trying to put a true American under in order to make your loser poser look good w/out saying a freaking’ thing or providing a damn fact??

    you are nothing more than a pesky gnat..

    ==

  • CommieJuice

    President Bush:

    I salute you for being a real man.

    I salute you for being a real leader.

    I salute you for being a real American.

    I salute you for doing the right thing most of the time.

    I salute you for having a heart and caring about this country and ALL of its citizens.

    And last but not least… I salute you for showing the difference between what we had then and what we now have. A demonized scapegoat and now a media propped fake-messiah skunk.

  • BG,

    Way to resort to name-calling.

    My choice is Bachmann. Not a Perry fan.

    I’d rather Palin get in.

  • julie

    barackaid how about you stick that spliff up your obama.

  • It is true. Time will reveal Bush’s true legacy. A hero!
    But I knew this during his time at the helm of our ship!

    God Bless President Bush!

  • Julie,

    Once again, smears without substance.

    No one has been more critical of Obama than I have.

    These assumptions you guys are making are hilarious.

  • All anyone has to do is click on my name and you’ll find no one more conservative than me.

    Quit defaulting to partisanship just because George Bush gave an emotional speech.

  • bg

    ++

    Barrackaid #75 September 10, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    apparently he didn’t, fact is he brought charges against them,
    Obama reinstated CAIR & the Muslim Brotherhood, hell-O??

    stop trying to spin your straw-man arguments
    into golden gotcha’s, ain’t gonna happen.. 😛

    click on some links, get some clues, or is that part of what
    you’re trying to prevent others from doing.. hah, of course
    it is..

    GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

    GOD BLESS GEORGE & LAURA BUSH!!

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    Barrackaid #81 September 10, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    you are nothing more than a pesky gnat..

    resist we deny much?? 😀

    ==

  • bg
  • mg4us

    Though I did not always agree with Bush and hated the nepotism the Bush family portrays in our country. . I give GW Bush credit where credit is due. . .

    Bush knows not only HOW to honor those who sacrificed but also HOW to Honor the Office of the Presidency.

    This speech is so moving. .can’t wait to hear what Barack Hussein Obama has to say tomorrow. . .

    I wonder if he will quote is good buddy Jeremiah Wright and what he thinks about 9-11 and Our beloved Country. . .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hPR5jnjtLo

    I hope our fellow citizens remember come November 2012! Evil IS real!!

  • Jackson

    Maybe misplaced Barracksucker, but its obvious your intention. Click on your own name, and self enjoy the emptyness, the hollowness. Its very sad and pathetic, and thankfully those that “stand” with you are now numbering in the VERY low doulble digits, at best. Enjoy yourself, the rest of us will just laugh.
    Thank you PRESIDENT George W. Bush, hopefully we’ll have another PRESIDENT soon

  • bg

    ++

    Barrackaid #81 September 10, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    all the MORE REASON to see you there..

    ==

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  • Jackson

    #89. Nah, Barry Hussien will invite Trumka, Hoffa etc to demand that the memorial be built with union labor. He and his henchmen are dispicable people. They can all rot with the subhumans that perpetrated this disaster

  • God, this man made many mistakes, but it’s so refreshing to hear him speaking and citing the Holy Bible.

  • #90 Jackson,

    you argue like a liberal.

    Learn something before you post.

  • Jackson

    Hey Barracksucker, pack sand

  • BG #86,

    I don’t know why you keep citing Obama. We all know he’s thousands of times worse than Bush.

    You miss my point entirely. My point is that George W. Bush didn’t identify the Muslim Brotherhood as the enemy in the same way we identified the Japanese Empire as the enemy after Pearl Harbor.

    In fact, I helped break the story that Hillary’s closest aid has familial ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=44549

    Take off your partisan goggles.

  • bg

    ++

    The Invisible Legacy of President George W. Bush

    [When President George W. Bush was inaugurated in 2001, he was already behind the power curve when it came to the war on terror. As the 9/11 Commission confirmed, the United States was not on a wartime footing with Al Qaeda even though they were at war with us. While our country took its peace dividend, our enemies continued to train, plot, test us, and plan.

    [..]

    We also failed to remain vigilant of the Chinese. Security at our national labs was deliberately destroyed. We did away with color coded security badges so workers didn’t feel discriminated against. In 1995, we discovered that China had stolen our W-88 warhead plans. This was the crown jewel of our nuclear program, capable of attaching ten nuclear missiles to a single warhead.

    [..]

    Simultaneously, WMD proliferation throughout the world reached an unprecedented level. The Chinese government learned that it could rely on our acquiescence. They transferred prohibited weapons technology to North Korea, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria and other countries, threatened to absorb Taiwan, and intimidated our regional treaty allies, South Korea and Japan. The vast Soviet Union nuclear stockpile became fair game for entrepreneurs, with over 40 kilograms of Russian-origin uranium and plutonium being seized since 1991.

    [..]

    The Clinton/Gore administration cut the defense budget by 40 percent, reducing it to its lowest percentage of the Gross National Product (GNP) since prior to World War II. As a result of these budgetary cuts, today’s force is half the size of the military in the 1990s. As our forces decreased in size and capability, deployments and deployment times increased – we have all seen the results – 15 month deployments. Between FY94 and FY01 DoD budget experienced a downward trend, $313.3 billion less than if it stayed true to the rate of inflation. Clinton’s proposed budget was $99 billion less than what Congress believed Defense required. Programs, modernization efforts, and equipment replacement costs were literally kicked down the road and left waiting in the wings.

    [..]

    On 9/11, nearly 3000 American citizens perished at the hands of an enemy devoted to our destruction. President Bush’s response was swift and decisive. He asked Congress for new authorities and began to implement sweeping changes in our national security policy. The new policy: he declared war on terror, “We will direct every resource at our command — every means of diplomacy, every tool of intelligence, every instrument of law enforcement, every financial influence, and every necessary weapon of war — to the disruption and to the defeat of the global terror network.”

    [..]

    He asked Congress for the Patriot Act to break down walls between government agencies . On October 7, 2001, President Bush initiated Operation Enduring Freedom to dismantle the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, which was harboring al Qaeda. Bombing runs and Tomahawk missile strikes were launched. October 8, 2001: President Bush established the Office of Homeland Security. The 9-11 Commission was formed and he began implementing its recommendations including Intelligence Reform, which included establishing the Director of National Intelligence.]

    mich more @ link..

    ==

  • #96,

    Jackson, you’re really contributing to the discussion.

    How about some substance before you hurl insults?

    Are you a longshoreman?

  • Jackson

    Damn, I have learned something. I’ve learned that Hussien Obama is an incompetent fool. Not only totally incompatent, but dangerously incompetent. I’ve learned that the morons who supported him are just that, morons. I’ve learned that the MSM are desperetly trying to cover their own asses now that this idiot has been exposed as the idiot he his. I’ve learned a lot, and I’d be laughing my ass of if this bozo wasn’t so incompetent as to endanger this country. Now, what more should I learn barracksucker?

  • By the way, is anyone concerned about Laura Bush being pro-choice?
    http://newledger.com/2010/05/laura-bush-im-pro-choice/

  • #100

    Jackson, Obama is not incompetent. He’s destroying the country on purpose.

    Can we stop with the pejoratives?

  • GrandmaC

    God Bless Pres. Bush and family. What a blessing his speech was. I had forgotten what it was like to hear an American President actually talk from his heart and soul.

  • Jackson

    Oh God, we got us a Rush Limbaugh listener here. This just in, Hussein isn’t SMART enough to “destroy” the country on purpose. He reads his tele, doesn’t know a corpsman from a corpseman, and we’re told to believe he’s the smartest person ever born. He’s an idiot, pure and simple. Just a stupid person who got to Haaavad buy coersion and affim. action. The man is an empty suit, and an empty mind. Worse still, he’s lazy.

  • bg

    ++

    Barrackaid #97 September 10, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Al Qaeda declared US/West their enemy..

    GWB did the best he could being up against as much as he was.. having
    been around for several, imho, never has a president been so blindsided,
    and mostly, i dare say, by his own..

    as i have stated that AQ is the military arm of the MB since 9/11..

    however, it’s not as simple as it seems in hindsight, yet you
    keep harping on things you truly haven’t got a clue about..

    what is your real agenda, i know it’s not relevant, so what is it??

    oh wait.. i think anyone who’s been around long enough can see
    right through you, ergo, see you feel you, touch you, screw you..

    kifaya..

    ==

  • BG

    #105

    al-Qaeda shares the same goals as the Muslim Brotherhood (destruction of USA). The only difference is how each wants to get there.

    Bush engaged CAIR, MPAC, ISNA, and other Muslim Brotherhood groups after 9/11.

    It was a mistake that he never corrected in his 7 remaining years.

    My agenda is to call out the Muslim Brotherhood instead of ignoring it. They are the enemy of the United States. Engaging them is like engaging Nazis.

    It is simply not believable that Bush didn’t know this from 2001-2009.

  • bg

    ++

    Jackson #104 September 10, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    whether Obama is stupid or brilliant is irrelevant, it’s what’s
    being done to our country via him that counts.. yes, no??

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    Barrackaid #106 September 10, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    your preaching to the preacher, and you have no clue what GWB was up
    to because you didn’t bother to read my opinions or click on my links, not
    to mention you’re being stuck on square one.. duh!!

    ==

    ==

  • BG #107,

    There is a difference.

    If Obama is destroying the US on purpose, he needs to be impeached and removed from office via Senate trial.

    If he’s incompetent, he needs to be voted out of office.

  • BG #108,

    It is you who don’t know what you’re talking about.

    I saw your links. You didn’t see mine.

  • bg

    ++

    Barrackaid

    get well soon..

    ==

  • BG,

    How does someone who thinks Obama is thousands of times worse than Bush have Bush Derangement Syndrome?

    Sorry, Pal. You’re operating from a faulty premise.

  • Jackson

    Hey Barracksucker, maybe Bush is a bit smarter than you, ya know. With a little more intel and realized that this horrible “threat” you state known as the “muslim brotherhood” are 40 – 50 pissed off towel heads in Egypt, with RPGs and AK’s. And you campare them to the Nazis, with 4 million + whackjobs. I’m startin to like your hypotheses here. Its not everyday delusion comes to the internet in this much ridiculuosness

  • #113,

    Jackson,

    Don’t argue with me then. How about Steve Emerson, the quintessential expert.

    Muslim Brotherhood is all over the USA
    http://www.investigativeproject.org/document/id/20

    As for the Nazi angle, Muslim Brotherhood leader Haj Amin al-Husseini was a close ally of Adolph Hitler
    http://tellthechildrenthetruth.com/amin_en.html

    Then again, based on what I’ve seen from you so far, you have no interest in clicking the links; it will disrupt your paradigm.

  • Narn

    I sure do miss that guy and his wonderful wife.

  • Jackson

    This is awesome, delusion at its most potentcy. Its almost , dare I say it, Glenn Beckish. I love it

  • StrangernFiction

    They can all rot with the subhumans that perpetrated this disaster

    Amen

  • Jackson

    Oh man, all over the US you say. You may be right. I think my neighbor was a Muslim brother but traded in the jihad for a sweet hot tub and indoor plumbing phahahahahaha

  • bg

    ++

    U.N. Drops Muslim Brotherhood Figure From ‘Terrorist Finance’ List

    [The Security Council’s announcement does not explain why the council decided to drop financial sanctions against Nada and his companies—sanctions intended to curb their ability to conduct financial activities anywhere in the world. But Victor Comras, a former adviser on financial sanctions to the U.S. State Department and, later, an adviser to the committee that produced the sanctions lists, says he find the U.N. action troubling. “To my mind this is a great mistake. I’m kind of mystified by it,” Comras told Declassified. When Nada was put on the U.N. sanctions list, it was done with great public fanfare, Comras said. But when the U.N. decided to take his name off, it was done with a minimum of public discussion.

    In an e-mail, Comras added: “Even though Nada may no longer be involved in funding Al Qaeda, he has made it clear a number of times that he will continue as a major financial supporter of Hamas . . . As you know, Nada never really suffered from the [U.N. listing]. He continued to live well, travel, and, most likely, to access and manipulate his assets through his family and others.” Nada has previously denied any involvement with Al Qaeda.

    Comras also noted that given the fact that all listing and delisting decisions by the U.N. sanctions committee have to be unanimous, at some point, in his view, the Obama administration would have had to signal that it was willing to go along with Nada’s delisting. Nada and his companies were placed on a terrorist-finance sanctions list maintained by the U.S. Treasury before they were added to U.N.’s list; according to the list currently available on the Treasury Department’s Web site, Nada and his companies are still on it.]

    gee, i wonder how they got on that list
    in the first place, hm hmm hmmm.. /s/

    with agents of deceit like Barrackaid, it’s not hard to
    see what the tw s/he/it’s posts are all about.. *sigh*

    ==

  • Jackson #118,

    You’ve just demonstrated your ignorance.

    Ever heard of the Holy Land Foundation trial?

    Look it up.

  • Jackson

    Damn barracksucker, you must be a fun date. Nah, but send me a link ok? HAHAHAHAHHA

  • #119,

    Agent of deceit, huh BG?

    Real classy.

    He who hurls the pejoratives is usually on the losing side.

    Not only that but you continue to post as if I’m a defender of Obama.

    Let me say it again…. For the umpteenth time… Obama is a thousand times worse than Bush.

    Do you have to work hard at ignoring what other people say?

  • bg

    ++

    Barrackaid #114 September 10, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    no kidding Dick Tracy..

    btw, good link (posted that very link at least dozen
    or so times myself over the past several years)..

    more here, and just about everywhere else..

    oh btw, has nothing to do with Bush, DING!! DING!! DING!!
    don’t believe he’s been President since January 20, 2009..

    ==

  • #124

    BG, simple question.

    Should Bush have identified the Muslim Brotherhood and all of its affiliated groups as enemies of the US after 9/11?

  • For example,

    Take the case of Major Stephen Coughlin. He was a DoD intelligence analyst tasked with finding the difference between Islam and radical Islam in 2004 (Bush administration). When he came back with mountains of evidence showing no difference, he was sent packing.

    As Commander in Chief, Bush was responsible for allowing such a culture at DoD.

  • Rose

    God Bless George W. Bush, Jr., Psalm 91 – with all my whole entire heart. Amen!

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  • Taxpayer

    Barrackboi, we know Bush wasn’t perfect. Post all the links you want about his flaws–it’s nothing we don’t already know. But even with his flaws, Bush was 1000 times a better leader than OZero could ever hope to be. He had a steady hand firmly on the helm in the middle of the maelstrom. If that gets under your skin, too bad so sad.

  • Obamas regulation destroy jobs

    BUSH would never sell his country or Americans –and give shout outs while 13 Americans were just shot by a ISLAMIC nor would he wait 9 months while we begged and pleaded for more soldiers in IRAQ..he would never, ever stop our farmers with an EPA dust regulation, shut down our oil drilling, our raise grain 4x so our farmers would have to slaughter their cows–I could go on &on. The speech Obama gives is give me more money so I the government can spend Mo money!! While his wife spends 10 million on vacations. Could that have fed some poor black kids??? They talk the talk but do not walk the walk—huge RACISTS and they hate America. I hope and pray they are deported as treasonists to their beloved IRAN. Why did he have a JOBS bill 3 years ago???? He is a liar and a fake. He wants more money, it never, ever ENDS. He is an addict…

  • #129

    Taxpayer another poster who posts without reading.

    Look how many times I said Obama 1000 times worse than Bush.

  • The truth is that Bush’s policies helped to usher in Obama.

  • Indy

    #61 BG thank you for posting Kevin’s letter to our former President and First Lady. Hillbuzz is a wonderful site, you will find political insight there that you cannot find anywhere else and the writing is fantastic.

    Mr. Hoft, please post Clinton’s speech as well, he did a remarkable job today and I have to give him credit where credit is due. In fact, I’ll say as far as Biden goes, this was also one of his better efforts but without a doubt Bush and Clinton showed us leadership today, I was proud of both of them. I was grateful to hear Clinton and Biden give Bush credit at this service. What is so obvious to me with President Bush is the compassion that comes through when he speaks. I remember photos of him comforting families and first responders, his face says it all.

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  • bg

    ++

    Saving Major Coughlin January 15, 2008

    [Coughlin’s thesis subsequently re-examines the “merit” of Osama Bin Laden’s 1996 jihad fatwa in light of this evidence. Consistent with the independent conclusions of Raymond Ibrahim’s Arabic to English translation and brilliant textual analysis of previously unavailable writings by both Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, which demonstrates the soundness of their Islamic arguments for both jihad, and jihad martyrdom-Coughlin provides this understated assessment of the better known 1996 Bin Laden fatwa:

    Hence, groups like Al-Qaeda can reasonably claim that they are simply executing the same legal requirements that Muslim governments require their students be taught. An analysis that relied on Islamic law to assess bin Laden’s claim that Islamic law supports his 1996 fatwa would most likely have generated different results than an analysis that ignored it.]

    like i always say, i am surprised Bush managed to do as well as he did
    considering he was like a lone salmon swimming upstream against a tide
    of hungry bears.. imho, it was clear to me that just about everyone was
    against Bush, including Rove..

    [This high-level effort to, in effect, deny the connection between Islamic law and what the military calls the “enemy threat doctrine” should ring bells, not just in the military, but in Congress, which obviously has Pentagon oversight responsibilities. When such advice brings the military’s woefully belated education on jihad to a halt, it becomes shockingly clear that the Pentagon is more concerned with political correctness than protecting the nation.]

    you are quite naive to suggest Bush instantaneously knew everything
    there was to know on 9/11, get a grip.. and albeit quite clear to some
    for some time now, they not only still don’t know everything there is
    to know, but obviously reversed Bush’s course welcoming all into their
    extremely well woven web of deceit via Barack Hussein Obama.. 🙁

    the difference between Bush & Obama, Obama runs everything.. and albeit
    Bush made all his business, entrusted the Pentagon & Military to take care
    of it’s business (actually, i think B’s not only controlling, but controlled)..

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    Barrackaid #132 September 10, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    your bottom line:

    EVERYTHING IS BUSH’S FAULT!!

    like i said, get well soon..

    ==

  • #135

    BG, you have no clue what I’ve been saying, though you are correct about Rove. Congress may have oversight of DoD, but the Sec of Def reports to president.

    Did I say Bush knew anything “instantaneously?” His administration was responsible for identifying the MB as our enemy. Bush was responsible for the men and women in his administration. If they were undermining him, they needed to go.

    The fact is that the Islamic threat in America grew under the Bush administration. No, we weren’t attacked after 9/11 but the Brotherhood amassed greater and greater amounts of political power. Who was responsible for preventing that between 2001-2009?

    Besides, you didn’t answer my question.

    Should Bush have identified the Muslim Brotherhood and it’s affiliated groups as enemies of the US (You know, with us or with the terrorists)?

  • Even Clinton gave agreat speech about the courage of those who carry on, even when they know they are going to die such as at the Alamo, though he almost said they were defending the Republic of Texas. He caught himself after a few stutters.

    Very classy as was Bush’s seech. Quite a contrast to the present occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

  • #136

    BG, that’s a pathetic post and you know it.

    For the umpteenth teenth time, Obama is a thousand times worse than Bush.

    You’re quite dense on this.

  • Patty

    All received standing O’s. But it was a beautiful tribute to those who died to save others.

    Many knew they would die that day but gave their life for others to live.

    I personally, don’t care for the wall. Names are too small and the wall is ugly.

    10 million more dollars to finish this Memorial and it shouldn’t be that hard to contribute the money for this after all this government has wasted two trillion, actually more. I was wondering why the Bi Partisan word by Mr. Clinton had to be used. And I wonder if Bush would have liked to be mentioned. That was a real snub in my opinion. Sorry, Clinton did show respect for Bush but where was that respect when he truly needed it.

    God Bless America and a prayer for President George W. Bush. History will treat him with respect because some never did.

  • the real wow

    #132 September 10, 2011 at 6:54 pm
    Barrackaid commented:

    What is the point of all your spamming? If you are the arbiter of the truth and oh so perfect, why don’t you run for the presidency and do it better?

    All we are saying is that Bush is and was a far sight better than what we have now. He may have indirectly ushered in this plague we have now, but in the final analysis it was the unrelenting press, the advertising, the astroturfing and the herd mentality of our friends, neighbors and in many cases relatives who made this possible. Hindsight is worthless except for learning lessons from what came before. One of those lessons is that no matter how mistaken some of Bush’s policies may have been you CANNOT deny that he was an is a honorable person who did the best he could and loves this country and its ideals.

    Thanks for the history lesson, but anyone with a smidgeon on curiosity or who has read Pamela Geller’s blog at any time will know about the Mufti, Hitler, etc. etc. The lesson there is not to let it happen again.

  • #141

    Uh, real wow, I’ll say it once again for the umpteenth teenth teenth time. Obama is a thousand times worse than Bush.

    Have you considered that maybe I was commenting on Bush because the post is ABOUT BUSH?

    Since BG doesn’t want to answer, how about you?

    Was it a mistake for Bush not to identify the Muslim Brotherhood and all of its affiliated groups as enemies of the US?

  • bg

    ++

    Barrackaid #137 September 10, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    he obviously did since there were ample sanctions against them & charges
    against CAIR et al, but you refuse to acknowledge that because he didn’t
    get on a bull horn & blow it out your butt..

    ==

  • mg4us

    I read this on another site and think it is a great idea that I wanted to share with all of you

    seanmom says:
    September 10, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    . . . America should get rid of Labor Day and
    make 9/11 a national day of prayer and remembrance.

    http://weaselzippers.us/2011/09/10/obama-commemorates-911-anniversary-by-packaging-meals/

    Besides it being the right thing to do (after all, How many folks are associated with a union anymore), it might also help stimulate the economy by extending summer one more week!

    Here is the history of Labor Day for those that wish to know.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_day

  • the real wow

    #142 September 10, 2011 at 7:36 pm
    Barrackaid commented:

    I repeat, hindsight is worthless, except for what can be learned from history. You are beating a dead horse. How about going back to Clinton and picking him apart, or back even further. Again who knew what was going to happen or how it was going to escalate? Did Europe know? You and your crystal ball? I doubt it. Now give it a rest.

    Yes, this is a thread about BUSH, but about what he did right!!!

    Enough

  • Craig

    OMG! You sure have first class Politicians/actors in you country. And also, first class gullible citizens. Till you realize that 9/11 was done by terrorists assisted by your governments, you will always vote for candidates like globalist Rick Perry. If you really want to save your country, get educated on 9/11. It’s the first step to take back your country that was hyjacked a long time ago by the Federal Reserve and it’s globalist dream of a tyranical NWO.

  • the real wow

    #146 September 10, 2011 at 7:47 pm
    Craig commented:

    Craig, Soros is calling. You’ll have to do better at agitating or else you won’t be paid.

  • #145,

    Clinton was much worse than Bush. Hillary worse than Bill.

    Like I said, I helped to expose Hillary’s Deputy Chief of Staff (Anthony Weiner’s wife) as having strong familial connections to the Muslim Brotherhood but you guys just want to keep flailing away at the strawman.

    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=44549

  • bg

    ++

    how soon we forget.. 🙁

    George W. Bush Speech National Day of Prayer and Remembrance

    Office of the Press Secretary

    September 13, 2001

    National Day of Prayer and Remembrance

    for the Victims Of the Terrorist Attacks

    By the President of the United States of America

    A Proclamation

    On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked America in a series of despicable acts of war. They hijacked four passenger jets, crashed two of them into the World Trade Center’s twin towers and a third into the Headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense at the Pentagon, causing great loss of life and tremendous damage. The fourth plane crashed in the Pennsylvania countryside, killing all on board but falling well short of its intended target apparently because of the heroic efforts of passengers on board. This carnage, which caused the collapse of both Trade Center towers and the destruction of part of the Pentagon, killed more than 250 airplane passengers and thousands more on the ground.

    Civilized people around the world denounce the evildoers who devised and executed these terrible attacks. Justice demands that those who helped or harbored the terrorists be punished — and punished severely. The enormity of their evil demands it. We will use all the resources of the United States and our cooperating friends and allies to pursue those responsible for this evil, until justice is done. We mourn with those who have suffered great and disastrous loss. All our hearts have been seared by the sudden and sense-less taking of innocent lives. We pray for healing and for the strength to serve and encourage one another in hope and faith.

    Scripture says: “Blessed are those who
    mourn for they shall be comforted.”

    I call on every American family and the family of America to observe a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance, honoring the memory of the thousands of victims of these brutal attacks and comforting those who lost loved ones. We will persevere through this national tragedy and personal loss. In time, we will find healing and recovery; and, in the face of all this evil, we remain strong and united, “one Nation under God.”

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Friday, September 14, 2001, as a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001. I ask that the people of the United States and places of worship mark this National Day of Prayer and Remembrance with noontime memorial services, the ringing of bells at that hour, and evening candlelight remembrance vigils. I encourage employers to permit their workers time off during the lunch hour to attend the noontime services to pray for our land. I invite the people of the world who share our grief to join us in these solemn observances.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day
    of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand one, and of the
    Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and
    twenty-sixth.

    [signed] GEORGE W. BUSH

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  • #143

    BG, then why is MB more powerful in America now than it was then?

    No, Bush did NOT identify MB and all of its affiliated groups as enemies of the US. Our war was on “Terror” which was the absolute DUMBEST thing we did.

    Don’t tell me he identified MB as the enemy. He did not and you know it.

    Imagine if we had done so publicly after 9/11 instead of declaring war on “terrorists.” I’m sorry, but it is the job of our executive branch to know those things. They were privy to FAR more intelligence than you or I was. They knew and the administration made a very flawed political miscalculation.

    Just a fact.

  • bg

    ++

    Barrackaid #148 September 10, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    GOD BLESS & THANK YOU GEORGE WALKER BUSH!!

    can you hear me now moron on a moot mission??

    if you’re so educated, why haven’t you mentioned Perry’s Muslim, not to
    mention Islamist connections?? i mean, George has obviously out, Rick is
    obviously in, what gives with that?? or will any & all connections to Perry
    be Bush’s fault too??

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    Barrackaid #150 September 10, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    you’re not only flawed, but obsessed, and you gig is up tw..

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  • BG #151

    Why all the insults?

    Regarding Perry, I wrote about him on Friday. Then again, you’ll dismiss it because it doesn’t fit your construct.

    http://barracknow.blogspot.com/2011/09/rick-perrys-relationships-and-national.html

  • Craig

    ‘Evidence proves 9/11 story is a lie’ Buildings Were Taken Down by Controlled Demolition (architects and engineers ).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82ialxI0SvE

  • the real wow

    just want to keep flailing away at the strawman.

    Not at all… we just want to give a human being his due… just once without all the rest of the baggage. This thread was about the dedication of a memorial and the heartfelt salute given by one human being to others who gave their lives for all of us. This is not the moment for arguments. It’s a moment to remember and salute the GOOD in people.

  • MadKangaroo

    Good Lord, the man sometimes infuriated or disappointed me, but when it counts the most he hits the nail on the head, and has more class in his pinky than his critics have in their entire hypocritical and hateful bodies.

  • #155, real wow

    Point well taken. I am simply frustrated with the lack of leadership exhibited by those charged to exhibit it.

    This country has watched as the last three administrations (Obama, Bush, and Clinton) have all failed to turn back the Islamist threat. Seeing Bush and Clinton on television today just reminded me of that. Memorializing 9/11 is a good thing but geesh, when are we going to face reality???

    Willingly or unwillingly, our presidents have allowed the Brotherhood threat in this nation to grow exponentially since 1991 and it’s unacceptable.

  • #154

    Craig,

    Please, no truthers today.

  • bg

    ++

    Indy #133 September 10, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    you are so welcome..

    oh yes, HB has excellent insightful commentary,
    but i learn even more via their temperance.. 8)

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  • bg

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    Barrackaid #157 September 10, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    so go fix it already genius with no solutions..

    ==

  • bg
  • #160

    No solutions, huh?

    How many times do I have to say it???

    Dude, seriously, you’re thick.

    Identify PUBLICLY the enemies of this country.

    What is wrong with you?

  • Craig

    Barrackaid (#158)
    “Craig, Please, no truthers today”.

    WHY???? Isn’t it time for people to know who to blame for that dreadful event? What is there to celebrate? Your government killing you for political gain? They are not even letting First Responders on the site. And that’s nothing, they even denies true care for the injured First Responders. It’s time to ask real questions, and ask for a genuine commission on 9/11. What are you people afraid of? Of what will come out of it Don’t you want to know, to really know what really happened on that day?

  • the real wow

    Let’s all take a deep breath. I can understand Barrackaid’s frustration. I’m sure we have all felt it at one time or another. How many of us have said to ourselves “now why didn’t I see that?” The point of the matter is, Barrackaid, that the sleeping giant is awakening. It may still take time for many to realize what is happening – and there are many that will never see – but thank goodness that people are more aware now than ever before. Therein lies hope.

  • bg
  • Craig

    the real wow (#64)

    “… the sleeping giant is awakening.”

    You’ve got that right! I was sound asleep on chloroform 3 years ago. After intenses rechearches, I awoken. According to the web, 84% of American citizens do not believe the official story.

  • Valerie

    “#142 September 10, 2011 at 7:36 pm
    Barrackaid commented”

    “….I’ll say it once again for the umpteenth teenth teenth time. Obama is a thousand times worse than Bush. ”

    If you think including that tag line, or the one where you claim to be really, really conservative gives you cover, you are mistaken. You behavior shows your intent is merely to disrupt this thread, because you can’t stand for anybody to say anything nice about George Bush. That says more about you than your other attempts at self-description.

    This thread is not all about you. You are behaving badly, and your demands that other people must answer your rhetorical questions remind me of retire05.

    George Bush named Al-Qaeda and the Taliban as enemies, because that’s what they are. He didn’t name the Muslim Brotherhood, in what was obviously a strategic choice. George Bush understood that the winning strategery of the GWOT is to peel the support of ordinary, surrounding Muslims away from these radical groups. To the extent Muslim Brotherhood is embarrassed by their progeny such as Al-Qaeda, the Taliban and Hamas, they may distance themselves from those groups and deprive them of cover and support.

    In Iraq, the local tribal leaders learned to recognize Al-Qaeda as such a threat that they banded with the US to rid the country of the radicals. In Afghanistan, the clerics called off the Cartoon Wars demonstrations because they had been hijacked by people of ill will. Our experience in both countries has shown that we have potential allies among ordinary Muslims who will help us put an end to Islamist terrorism, if we have the good sense to recognize them.

    George Bush either had a far better strategic mind than anybody knew beforehand, or he had a fine talent for selecting advisors. In either case, I am very glad he was in office for us on 9/11.

  • bg

    ++

    Barrackaid #162 September 10, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    i’m sick??

    who is the president??

    why are you telling me??

    i’m not the president..

    Bush is not the President..

    so go tell the President, because no matter how many times you post
    your moot out of context demonetizations of Bush, no matter how many
    times you call me sick, NEWSFLASH, it’s not going to change a thing..

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    re: #168

    demonetization = demonization

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  • the real wow

    #166 September 10, 2011 at 8:49 pm
    Craig commented:

    Not a truther, never was and never will be so go find someone else more gullible.

  • bg

    ++

    btw Barrackaid #162 September 10, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    if that is your idea of a solution, then
    i have the right to ROTF&LMBO at it!!

    ==

  • Craig

    You mean LESS gullible…lol
    Go get groped and radiated in airport, poor little scared slave. The Muslims must be laughing their heads off seing you at airports, since no Muslims is groped or radiated, only white Americans…lol

  • bg

    ++

    Valerie #167 September 10, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    thanks.. 😉

    as usual, you explain much more eloquently
    than my obviously glossed over attempts..

    ah yes.. i knew it was the usual suspects way back
    at Jackson, then Craig joining in confirmed it for me..

    ==

  • Fionnagh

    Extraordinary speech. And I couldn’t help but notice our flag waving in and out of camera range to the president’s right shoulder.

    Has Obama once, just once, ever said “God bless America?”

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  • lol

    i really miss him and laura they were a class act that loved america. god bless them both.

  • Craig

    You people are hopless losers. You will never face the truth. You don’t have what it takes. Well, I guess that you deserved all your past corrupted gouvernments. And you are about to elect the worst President of History, the one that will make the Orwellian dream come true.

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  • owl

    My gosh, there are some stinkers in this room. Why don’t you go troll somewhere else.

    I actually think that Barrackaid is worst than Craig. Reminds me of Obama for some reason. Just has to Bushbash. I guess he could be that swarmy Clarke. Or maybe just a Professional Journalist turned loose with his facts.

    Bush is a good, decent man and he will go down in history as one of our best presidents. Take that.

  • Valerie

    bg,

    Thanks for the links. And here’s a special one you’ll recognize. I know George Bush heard it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvj6zdWLUuk

    I sometimes think the Tea Parties have their origin in the response of many, many people to this song.

    It called up our vivid memories of that day, and asked what we are going to do about

    “Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer
    And look at yourself to what really matters?”

    The last few lines of the chorus remind us that God has not abandoned us, and also of the standard by which we will judge our own actions in the future.

    But I know Jesus and I talk to God
    And I remember this from when I was young
    Faith hope and love are some good things He gave us
    And the greatest is love

    George Bush told us that the GWOT would continue past the end of his presidency, but it was well-begun and well-prosecuted on his watch, at terrible cost, and with a lot of soul-searching, and soul-searing error and loss. What was unmistakeable throughout his time was his good faith and resolve. There was also the care to avoid harm to the innocent as much as possible.

    Faith, hope and love.

  • Captain Ned

    “Let’s roll”

    Words to be held in such esteem as “I have not yet begun to fight”, or “Retreat? Hell, we just got here”. Words of our citizen-soldiers (uniform or not, they became citizen-soldiers the instant they decided to fight back) volunteering for the duty that may someday come to any of us and not shirking that duty. Words to be added to the lexicon of American bravery.

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  • senatorseven

    Semper Fi, Mr. President and Mrs. Bush. God bless you, both.

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  • man_in_tx

    Hats off to Barrackaid, who not only cogently presented legitimate criticisms of GWB, but, also, fended off — Errol Flynn-fashion — multiple attacks by a small army of less-skilled logical and verbal swordsmen. Barrackaid never called names, he never lost his cool, and he bested every opponent, including the well-meaning, but simply not as deadly (as Barrackaid), “bg.” bg, admit it, you got your balls cut off and handed to you. Don’t feel bad — I could not do any better than you did, only I wouldn’t have argued as you did, because — on this issue, at least, of GWB’s failure to name our enemies and to call them out, as a good leader should in time of war — I am in 100% agreement with Barrackaid.

  • ocrick

    God bless you and thank you President Obama for Liquidating the butcher of 9/11 bin laden.

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  • bg

    ++

    man_in_tx #187 September 11, 2011 at 1:28 am

    LOL on all affronts!!

    ==

  • bg

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    Valerie #182 September 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    thank you..

    9/11’s legacy via pbs..

    A decade after one of the most tragic days in America’s history,
    Jon Meacham reflects on the legacy of September 11, 2001, and
    wonders how it will be remembered in the years to come.

    and via our Iraqi pals.. 😉

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    ocrick #188 September 11, 2011 at 2:52 am

    LOL!!

    ==

  • cp

    Please allow me, a non American not living in America to also join in and express my heartfelt respect and gratitude to President Gearge W Bush and Laura Bush!

    AMong the worst enemies of America is the current Mass Media such as CNN. They lie continuously and make Americans think that the Woooorld hates America. Also, sad to see how many liberal, leftists, ill guided AMericans buy their propagandas.

    To me, that statement about how the WOrld hates America is an outright LIE that will someday become the great Shame of the mass medias like CNN.

    If the world hates America, there wouldn’t be so many people all over the World trying to immigrate to America and enjoy freedom. They would flock to Iran, Russia or maybe North Korea.

    God Bless Pres George and Laura Bush!

    And bg, as always I enjoy, feel encouraged by your educational links and reasonings!

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  • 911_fool

    RIP to the dead victims. To the living proletariat,
    have a Happy September Fools Day!

  • Buck O’Fama

    Nothing wrong with what Barrackaid says (except his choice of nickname – many on here can’t tell “barricade” from “Barack aid”).

    Umpteen people have said “Bush made mistakes, but…” yet when someone points out one of them, you adopt the liberal’s (and adolescent’s) tactic of baseless name-calling.

    Cripes, right or wrong, Barrackaid is more conservative than most on here, IMHO.

    Jail to the chief,
    Buck

  • omstrat

    Barrackaid You’re making a real horses ass of yourself here my friend . I suggest you get off line and let the adults chat here

  • RG

    Thank you George for turning the 3,000 lost in September 11th into 5,000 troops lost in Iraq and Afghanistan

  • MMMmmmMMM

    Best speech I heard in 3-4 years now. What a coincidence. When The One opens his mouth is smells like the cesspool he crawled out of. God bless W.

  • JR

    Nothing Former about George & Laura Bush?……Still My President & First Lady.

    Hey Libs? “It’s OK, I don’t mind …..you can have Berry and Wookie Mooichelle.

  • bg

    ++

    Barrackaid gave an opinion, nothing more, nothing
    less, well, except for the “solution” at any rate..

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  • bg

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    cp #193 September 11, 2011 at 6:45 am

    long time no see, thank you..

    re: CNN

    same as some in here believing Barrackaid’s
    opinions were indeed fact, or even a point..

    go figure.. 😉

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    ps re: #282

    tune back in 10 years, and Barrackaid will be telling you what
    Obama should have called the war, and who our enemies are,
    oh wait..

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    re: #203

    #282 = #202

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  • Sandy

    Obama knows that those who remember are the real problem as he tries to rewrite history. Watch out for the death panels coming soon to a location near you.

  • Sandy

    Craig if you want to see a hopless loser look in the mirror.

  • owl

    And they wonder who invented the hate? I do think the Barrackaid is one of their paid. I use to see them around and they kept one over at JOM during the Plamegame. They show up armed to the teeth with their ‘reasonable’ facts. This one claims to be conservative. Okay. I also remember the idiot that started screaming ‘treason’ at the top of his blog. That you conservative? So many of those ‘conservatives’ just had to bash with the Dem’s MSM. That is why we received so much HOPE. CHANGE.

    And they say The Won is subjected to hate. Yep, must be because he is 1/2 black.

  • Sandy

    Thank you Bush and Clinton for speaking up for those innocent people who died on 9/11 and not turning it into SCROOGE TAKES A HOLIDAY AT A SOUP KITCHEN.

  • bg

    ++

    9/11, Bush, and the Ongoing threat of Radical Islam

    When we think about 9/11, we honor those who risked their lives, we
    watch the 9/11 video footage of the World Trade Center collapse, and
    we remember President Bush’s public address. On 9/11, Bush said that
    through the Pentagon and World Trade Center attack, the 9/11 terrorists,
    “can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot
    touch the foundation of America.”

    Ten years after the 9/11 World Trade Center attack, the threat of Radical
    Islam is as great as ever. It is crucial to stay informed about this threat
    so that the words said on 9/11 by Bush hold true – “they cannot touch
    the foundation of America.”

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  • Jenny

    Thank you President Bush. God bless you and your family.

  • bg

    ++

    re: #191 September 11, 2011 at 3:43 am bg

    link for: 9/11′s legacy via pbs..

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  • Ginger

    President Bush had nothing to do with 911. I wonder where Bill Ayers was and what he was doing? How about his buddies but only the closest ones. Hmmm most of the killers were from Saudi and who bends over and kisses the ring of the ring leader in Saudi? Just a thought! I would put nothing behind Soros!

    We will probably never find out the truth. I wonder how many people died a fast death during that time. You know…loose lips sink ships!

  • bg

    ++

    Ginger #212 September 11, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    there is one truth that is rock solid..

    Gorelick’s Wall

    [We predicted Democrats would use the 9/11 Commission for partisan purposes, and that much of the press would oblige. But color us astonished that barely anyone appreciates the significance of the bombshell Attorney General John Ashcroft dropped on the hearings Tuesday. If Jamie Gorelick were a Republican, you can be sure our colleagues in the Fourth Estate would be leading the chorus of complaint that the Commission’s objectivity has been fatally compromised by a member who was also one of the key personalities behind the failed antiterror policy that the Commission has under scrutiny. Where’s the outrage?

    At issue is the pre-Patriot Act “wall” that prevented communication
    between intelligence agents and criminal investigators — a wall, Mr.
    Ashcroft said, that meant “the old national intelligence system in
    place on September 11 was destined to fail.” The Attorney General
    explained:
    ]

    not to mention testimonies that Bush & Cheney never pressured anyone
    anywhere to do or say anything (bit more here & elsewhere via the net)

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  • bg

    ++

    oops re: #213 September 11, 2011 at 8:41 pm bg

    (bit more here & elsewhere via the net)

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  • Miss Rebecca

    Always have, always will ADORE this extraordinary couple President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush for their compassion, dignity, class, principles and convictions, inspiration, authentic leadership, modesty,integrity, poise, restraint, caring, courageousness, and beautiful American spirit. You make me so proud to be an American ( dare is say a feeling i miss terribly) . You are just so adorable (and hope not inappropriate to mention in the comment section of such a hugely serious, painful topic ,President Bush’s humor :)) May God bless you to receive adn live to witness and experience tons of nachas (jewish word that means a mixture of wonderful blessing, pride, pleasure, joy…. ) from all of your children and descendents, and from the knowledge that you served our country and people in the most stellar, inspiring,and protective way possible throughout one of the most trying times in modern history. We all know when the petty and mean spirited manipulative media fades into the scrapheap of history, it will create space for your genuinely courageous, humble and dignified legacy to rise and to shine through, upon which time you will go down in history as one of the greatest leaders of the United States of America. God Bless you and God Bless America. Shalom. From a deeply appreciative and grateful Jewish American. Thank you so much for everything.

  • Dave Seal

    Heartwarming speech, but I guess it was hardly the moment to admit that the plane had been shot down, as should have all the others before they reached target, if only Cheney had not ordered a stand down.

  • bg

    ++

    Dave Seal #219 September 14, 2011 at 2:24 am

    newsflash:

    opinions facts do not make..

    ergo, put up or shut up..

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