How will history judge Bush?

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Osama bin Laden once told Time magazine that the U.S. withdrawal from Somalia after the murder of 18 U.S. troops on a humanitarian mission made him realize "more than before that the American soldier was a paper tiger and after a few blows ran in defeat." Members of al-Qaida have told intelligence officials they never thought Washington would respond to the 9/11 attacks as ferociously as Bush responded. They expected a few bombs to be dropped, no boots on the ground, a swift withdrawal if casualties mounted -- the usual short-attention span foreign policy that warped Lebanon, the Persian Gulf War, Somalia, the African embassy bombings and the attack on the destroyer Cole.

    Bush showed America's enemies a country that does not retreat in fear, does not bomb with impunity, and most important, does not desert civilians or foreign governments that trust us. If you think that doesn't matter, look at Libya, which disarmed its weapons program. And see how much easier Obama's presidency will be because Bush kept the faith.

    Osama bin Laden may live, most likely quivering in a cave. And no one thinks America is a paper tiger anymore.


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  2. LeBuick

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    I have to agree with this one, no one thinks we're a paper tiger. They hate us, burn our flags in the streets and throw shoes at our leader but they don't think we're a paper tiger that's for sure...

    What ever happened to speak softly but carry a big stick? I think it changed to because we have a big stick we don't have to say a word.
     
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    So what is new about that. They have hated us for years, as many of the liberal left, now calling themselves progressive democrats, have hated this country for years.
     
  4. LeBuick

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    I would probably be considered in the crowd but I have never heard "hate America" being used at any of the meetings. I for one love our country because it is where anyone can excel to be anything which will be more true once we swear in our first non-white president. I think it will give hope to all the Japanese Americans, all the native American's etc... Then to have him come from the far reaches of HI is even more spectacular since most presidents have been from either the east or south.

    Now I won't say I've always been proud of the things our country has done but I still love the country.
     
  5. Revmitchell

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    If everyone likes you, with all the evil in the world, you are not doing something right.
     
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    History will remember Bush as the Protector and Defender of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
     
  7. LeBuick

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    Now you think you're history??? :laugh:
     

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