Bad president, bad book, terribly shallow man. President Obama rose from modest
means to go to Harvard and become a lawyer. Bush's daddy and the Bush fortune
earned from the Nazis paid the way for this lazy and superficial boy to go to
Yale and later boast about being a C student. No character in this man - why
waste an hour to go to Costco. Only Utah would "adore" a war criminal
re: Belching Cow | 1:43 p.m. Nov. 19, 2010 "In case you didn't
notice the war is still going on two years after your boy friend took office.
Didn't he promise to end the war? Bush probably could have got us out quicker
that this."Don't you mean quicker than that? I see grammar
& diction or lack thereof is common among W and his people.Why
get out of Iraq quickly when we NEVER should have gone in?
Not a huge fan of Bush. Best things that can be said about him is he wasn't
Gore, Kerry, or McCain, and he appointed Alito and Roberts.I've
deeply mixed feelings on Iraq. The tons of yellowcake removed and sent to
Canada suggests that the standard line about "no WMDs" is not entirely
accurate. But no doubt things have not been handled as well as one might have
hoped. On the flip side, I recall some serious missteps in WWII and the Cold
War as well.In any event, love him or hate him, agree with his
politics or not, I have a hard time understanding those who carry so much venom
2 years after he is out of office. How many people line up to get a book or CD
autographed by some talented, but empty headed entertainer? Rarely do I see the
usual suspects here attacking such persons, or their favored entertainer.Bush is a former president and has some interesting things to relate.
He has also been very classy in not criticizing the current guy in charge. Not
my cup of tea to go for autographs. But who cares if others do?
Yes, Ogenite I can. Tax Cuts ya the tax cuts that some Democrats want to take
away from us right now.These cuts phase out the first of the year if
Congress doesn't get of their buts and continue them. Another positive thing
domestically was his administration prevented Al Gore from messing the Country
Can anyone name one positive thing domestically, just one, that came from the
So much hate in the world...and in some of these posts. Perhaps Bush did make
incorrect decisions; he is, after all, human. But "we" elected him and
he did the best he could do. Obama has made plenty of blunders during his brief
time in office. But "we" elected him and he, too, is only human. Such
is democracy. Some of you posters (Pagan et al) will say I'm naive at best. So
be it. Let's try lay aside the vitriol and name calling and be
grateful we have the opportunity to choose some of our own to lead and represent
us...and that we have an equal opportunity to replace them when, in their human
frailty, they don't measure up to our expectations.
with all these comments, there's probably some meaning in there somewhere.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Mr. Bush, where are you now that we need you? You outclass the buffoonery of
Carter and Clinton.
Congratulations to all those who got to meet this great man and great president.
What an awesome experience!I for one am glad we went to Afghanistan
and Iraq. Removing Saddam Hussein a tyrannical madman who mass murdered his own
people and had already attacked sovereign nations is a good thing for this
world. Guaranteed that if all sanctions had been dropped against this dictator
he would have continued killing anyone who opposed him and would have developed
chemical, biological and nuclear weapons and attacked someone else. He never
complied with UN resolutions since the end of the first Gulf War, and never
would.Glad that desnews limits to 2 comments so we don't have to
have the endless onslaught of negative comments by those who feel it is their
duty to disparage anything conservative (not that Bush was wholly conservative,
but he wasn't a Democrat).Thank you President Bush for your
honorable service and for your determination and resolve to do the right thing!
No, Bush didn't disappoint; as president he was just a disappointment to say the
"Bush" and "adoring crowd". Now that is a hard couple of
concepts for my mind to adhere together.
I am grateful for President Bush's leadership during those dark days of 9/11. I
believe he is a good, honest man and am very glad he was our President at that
time, especially compared to some others.At the same time I respect
President Obama though I don't always agree with his approach. I hope an pray
for his success as our President.
Sounds like Rocky J. Squirrel's 70 are continuing their protest here this
morning. The article is about the former president coming to sign his new book,
not about his administration. And his administration is past. Come back to the
real world, folks
Bush orchestrated 9/11 and the patriot act. Him and his supporters make me sick.
Obama isn't any better. Both are equally evil.
Thousands of books signed, and the SL Tribune estimated there were hundreds in
line. I guess their reporter miscounted.
Browsing through comments I couldn't pass up those by Zardthebard. It would be
easy to forget the WMD fiasco if it hadn't been used to justify what
conservative pundit Geo. Will described ( I paraphrase) as the greatest foreign
policy mistake of the 20th Century. Can you forget the tragedies of lives lost,
ruined, destruction and disruption of Iraq, hundreds of thousands of refugees,
and the financial cost that continues and is unpaid? Ah, baut he has a nice
personality! I only wish I could forget those horrific 8o years and their
continuing legacy as you seem to be able!
Pagan, name ONE, just ONE international intelligence agency (including the UN)
that said Hussein did NOT have WMD's. They run your nonsense.
As a liberal (meaning live-and-let-live, not the mindless, godless or
"anything goes" BS the nasty neocons are trying to force-feed you) I
can never condone America's first and only preemptive war based on bogus
intelligence and only profiteering the Cheney administration's Halliburton and
Lockheed Martin) and the torture of other human beings ... for any political
I guess Rocky was right - It has been proven that the war in Iraq was wrong.Some of you, that love bush so much, just keep saying that President
Obama has not gotten us out of the war yet. Really, who put us there? It might take us a few years, (or a few presidents) to clean up the mess
let to us from bush.Wake up people he took your money and is
thankful for the ignorant masses.
@zardthebarddont expect an answer. This organization is censoring
any "intelligent" discourse on the issue.
What is wrong with you people? talking about the teachings of jesus is bad and
censored? but talking about torturing rocky is ok? You all have serious issues.
hey Pagan,You'll never get over the WMD thing will you? A majority
of Americans wanted to go into baghdad at the end of the gulf war, a majority
wanted to go in 2002-2003, leading into the war. Nothing ever changed. You'll
drive yourself crazy with your WMD obsession. You look and sound crazy to me,
one of those majority of Americans who always supported the ouster of Hussein.
Do you understand what I'm saying? You're no smarter than everyone else.
Everyone knows the same things you do and they don't care.Personally
I think this president was great, not perfect like someone else said, but I
really like his personality a lot, and he's always been genuine. Our current
president doesn't ever say anything that sounds genuine to me. It's all
calculated teleprompter crap.
Can we get Bush to stay one more day.....I want to see him waterboard Rocky!
He should donate every single dime from the sales of this book toward the
I agree completely with DN Subscriber's post. Bush is one of my
heroes. I wish I could have been there to shake his hand and tell him that.
Bush is a stud. Not perfect, but 100X preferable to the current clown in the
White House.Thanks President Bush for your service.Thanks BO for making Bush look even better in hind sight.
To DN Subscriber | 1:00 p.m. Nov. 19, 2010 You said: "A good
man, an honest man, and a good President, with a good book.Far
better than his predecessor or successor in every respect."Who
in the world are you describing? That certainly doesn't describe George Walker
Bush. Oh -- I know -- you thought his father was at Costco . . . George Herbert
Walker Bush fits the majority that description perfectly (I don't recall if GHWB
wrote a book).
He finished the job that his dad didn't do, plain and simple in that respect.
Sadam had to be removed regardless of weapons of mass distruction.I
respect the man, can you imagine the pressure he was under for 8 years. To be
President of the United States requires almost one to be a super human of a
Such vitriol from BOTH sides. No wonder America is in such trouble today!
You partisans are very amusing to me as both the Dems and Repubs have a ton of
blame for the current mess we find ourselves in. I know the Repubs like to same
Obama bankrupted us but look at how the debt exploded under GWB (fiscal
conservative not, either was Regan as he exploded the debt too). The Dems are
delusional as well with dreams of their version of utopia but no real way to pay
for it. I would advise all of Utah to drop the partisan politics and proclaim
your political party independence; that way you don't have to defend what you
know deep down is bunk from both sides. Bottom line is country should come
first over profit (outsourcing of our manufacturing & the use of illegal
labor) or liberal fantasies.
Bush is a decent man and served honorably. Didn't agree with some of his
decisions as pres but he led well immediatley after 911 and the first 5 years of
his presidency the economy was booming. The Iraq war was a sad mistake and I
think he could have waited before jumping in but hind sight is 20/20.. he acted
on the intel given him at the time. I think his book is a way for him to at
least explain why he did what he did for anyone who honestly wants to know (many
don't). The thing I miss about Bush was his straight talking style .. no hidden
agenda. With Obama you KNOW what you hear isn't the truth and his stupid
teleprompter makes him distant and predictable. Also, you would never see Bush
appearing on comedy shows and on other "unpresidential venues" like
Obama. Bush respected the presidency unlike Obama. Finally, Bush hasn't said a
single word cricial of Obama because he is a principled man. Obama is a cheap
... and such an elegant, dignified venue... befitting of his presidential
stature.-sold 600 whole books... at $20. a whopping $12,000. That
will cover the cost of a quarter of the security costs from the airport. Good
economics... the same we are living from his 8 years.
Pete, which war are you talking about?The false Iraq War, which was
supposed to pay for itself (per Donald Rumsfeld)?The poorly-managed
Afghanistan War, that has been such a quagmire that we're stuck there ... and
the NON-veterans want that war to continue!Your false claim against
our current President is just another sign of the anti-American attitude
infecting our country.Google assignment: Koch Brothers.
Pagan,Are you bent out of shape more than normal since you weren't
the first to comment? Did you forget to hit refresh between from 11:30 until
11:39?It's ok bud, we all fail sometimes.Anyways, ditto
to Liberal Ted and MVH.Bush is great!
@Pete: of course there was a reason for the war, but not the one you're most
likely thinking of. A U.S. invasion had in planning stages for some time, but
9/11 gave the Neocon-in-Chief the excuse he and his administration were looking
for. I really wish you and so many people like you would do a little more
investigating into the workings of the Bush administration, especially at how
they "cooked the books" for these wars. They were all so unnecessary.
Wow! x4 responsese! Thank you. Now, are some willing to
take responsiblity for the over 4,000 dead Americans due to 'faulty
inteligence?' It appears not. Some offer nothing but opinion and
place blame on others. 'GOP chairman: Afghan 'war of Obama's
choosing' - By Philip Elliott - AP - Published by DSNews - 07/02/10
Line:'WASHINGTON Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele
says Afghanistan is "a war of Obama's choosing" and the conflict
"is not something the United States has actively prosecuted or wanted to
engage in," comments that drew an immediate rebuke from Republicans and
Democrats.' Watch some claim they kept America 'safe'...
after 9/11. Not before.
God bless George W. Bush. He is sorely missed.
Re:CowTell me again what 9/11 had to do invading Iraq?Tell me how
the worlds greatest military power, with the latest remote sensing capabilities
and ordinance for the most hardened fortification let BinLaden escape through
the remote hills of Tora Bora?Re: TedTime will tell if history has
the same fondness for GWB as you do.I think the clarity of years will
place the perspective of Bush as perhaps a willing puppet of a manipulative and
deceitful vice-president and secretary of defense.
Wasn't there a reason for the war in the first place or have some of you
forgotten. If or current President was in office when 9/11 happened, he would
have apologized to the terrorists for us Americans having those big buildings.
@Pagan"It's like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan didn't
happen."In case you didn't notice there is still a war going
on. And guess what? Bush has been out of office for two years. Didn't Obama
promise to end the war? Bush probably could ended it quicker than Obama is.
Oh, and did you forget that little thing Bush had to deal with called 9/11?
@Pagan"It's like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan didn't
happen."In case you didn't notice the war is still going on two
years after your boy friend took office. Didn't he promise to end the war?
Bush probably could have got us out quicker that this.
Odd that they're not using airport scanners or pat-downs. I guess the ex-prez is
not as important an aircraft. Wait a minute...maybe it's because those airport
searches aren't any better than what they're using at Costco, ya think?By the way, I'm an ethical veteran who thinks a president needs to EARN
respect before it's given. This one didn't earn mine.
I can't believe the police are there and they aren't arresting this lawless
criminal for admitting to torture.
As a Democrat, I disagreed with GWB most of the time.HOWEVER, I
think it's sad that we are so polarized as a country, that SOME HERE have lost
respect for the United States of America AND its duly-elected President.I respect our President, and ALWAYS with him or her well, no matter who
it is. I reserve the right to disagree and protest when I believe he is
wrong.But disrespect? Absolutely not.Why? Because
I'm ethical and moral, and unlike MOST here, I am the wife and daughter of proud
US Veterans (dating back to the Civil War).
A good man, an honest man, and a good President, with a good book.Far better than his predecessor or successor in every respect.
Aw,Pagan.And did you forget that Obama had promised to get us out of this
silly war back in 2009?I guess you have that convenient short term memory
eh...if you can call 2 years short term.I would love to see Obama do
a book signing on how I scammed America and see how many people wait and line up
Pagan keeps posting the exact same news articles for his sources. Why not post
the deaths of soldiers since Barack the annointed one came to office? Why not
post the escalation of the wars since Barack came to office? Remember the
civilian deaths in Pakistan because of Barack?God Bless George Bush!
He will go down as one of our finer presidents.
P.T. Barnum was right.
'Hundreds lining up at Sandy Costco for Bush book signing' - Article
Aw. It's like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan didn't happen. "The Iraqi regime . . . possesses and produces chemical and
biological weapons. It is seeking nuclear weapons.' - George W. Bush - Ohio
Speech 10/7/2002 Debunked:'US gives up search for Iraq WMD'Line:'Former head of UN weapons inspections Hans Blix also said there
was no surprise in the announcement. "We have believed that there
weren't any weapons since around May or June 2003...' - BBC News - 01/12/05 *'Body of fallen Grantsville soldier arrives home to neighbors,
thousands of flags' - By Alex Cabrero - Deseret News - 10/19/10'TOOELE Less than a month after leaving Utah, Army Pfc. Jordan Byrd came back
home Tuesday, though it's not the way his family would have ever wanted. (sic)
Byrd was shot and killed in Afghanistan last week.'
He was funny on Leno last night.Sorry to all those in line, you'll
most likely not get a chance to meet him, and if you do it'll be for long enough
for him to sign your book.