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Obama’s Penultimate State Of The Union: Swagger, Successes And Not Screwing It All Up

Sue me, I love the State of the Union. Always have. I enjoyed it even when George W. Bush was president, and the record shows how I felt about the Bush administration. (I particularly liked Bush’s State of the Union in 2006 when he warned against creating “human-animal hybrids,” obviously to prevent a pig-man dystopia.) [...]

Take Our Poll: Should We Call Terrorism ‘Islamic’?

I’ve been debating both on my radio show and on Fox News whether it’s appropriate to call it “Islamic terrorism”. President Obama avoids that phrase, as did, for the most part, George Bush before him. It can be inflammatory, and give the extremists an excuse to claim they’re in a religious war. Register for Liberaland [...]

On Tuesday’s Radio Show…

• Democratic Congressman Steve Israel, who represents New York’s third district, gives a satirical take on President Bush’s Iraq War circa 2004. • MERLIN Project Physicist Dr. George Hart and Futurist Paul Guercio give their predictions for what’s to come in 2015. • The latest on the Paris terror attacks and the global search for Hayat Boumeddiene.

U.S. Intelligence Predictions for 2015 from 2000

Nine months before the September 11 attacks -- and just days after the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount, handing the presidency to George W. Bush -- U.S. intelligence officials published an 85-page prediction for what the world would look like in 2015. Show More Summary

Be Happy In 2015

Now read this:Former President George H.W. Bush Home From Hospital (Dec 31, 2014) Kim Kardashian: I Don’t Smile Much Because ‘It Causes Wrinkles (Dec 30, 2014) Study: Christians More Likely Than Atheists To Be Fat (Dec 24, 2014) Winner Of Eggnog Chugging Contest Winds Up In ICU (Dec 24, 2014) Bush 41 Rushed To Hospital [...]

Former President George H.W. Bush Home From Hospital

The former president is home after a seven day hospital stay for breathing difficulty. “He is now resting at home, grateful to the doctors and nurses for their superb care,” his spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement this afternoon. The 90-year-old former president was rushed to Houston’s Methodist Hospital on Dec. 23 after experiencing [...]

The Iraq War: Bush's Biggest Blunder

From the RAND Corporation report "Blinders, Blunders, and Wars: What America and China Can Learn": President George W. Bush's decision to invade Iraq on March 20, 2003, was not a blunder on the scale of those of Napoleon, Hitler and Tojo. Show More Summary

Bush 41 Rushed To Hospital

President George H.W. Bush was rushed to a Houston hospital Tuesday after experiencing shortness of breath. The trip was just a precaution, KTRK’s Tom Abrahams reported. Bush, 90, will be held at Houston’s Methodist Hospital for observation, a statement from his office said… Bush has dealt with health problems for years. While president in 1991, [...]

Golden silence, thy name is W

'A salute to George W. Bush — along with hope that, when he leaves office, Obama will follow the example.'

Human Rights Group Files War Crime Charges Against BushCo

Heather at Crooks and Liars picks up the story from Democracy Now. A human rights group in Berlin, Germany, has filed a criminal complaint against the architects of the George W. Bush administration’s torture program. The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights has accused former Bush administration officials, including CIA Director George Tenet and [...]

The First Person Jeb Bush Followed on Twitter Was Karl Rove

Former Florida Republican Gov. Jeb Bush is running for president. (Maybe.) But just how much does he have in common with his brother, George W.? His Twitter page might offer a clue. The first human Jeb followed on Twitter was none other than his brother's former deputy chief of staff—Fox News analyst Karl Rove. Show More Summary

Terri Schiavo’s Husband Speaks Out On Jeb Bush

Michael Schiavo and George Felos, the attorney who represented him when Governor Bush and the state of Florida tried to take custody from him spoke to Think Progress. “If you want a government that’s gonna intrude on your life, enforce their personal views on you, then I guess Jeb Bush is your man,” Schiavo explained, [...]

George W. Bush Cancels Trip Overseas For Fear Of Arrest

Granted, it's the Daily Mail reporting the story, but there's definitely a ring of truth to it. Former U.S. President George W. Bush has cancelled a visit to Switzerland over fears he could have been arrested on torture charges. Mr Bush...Show More Summary

Cheney: Torturers ‘Should Be Praised, They Should Be Decorated’

They are heroes, not torturers, says the former vice president. “I’m perfectly comfortable that they should be praised, they should be decorated,” the right-hand man to former president George W. Bush told NBC television’s “Meet the Press” program, adding, “I’d do it again in a minute.”… Cheney said there is “no comparison” between the tactics [...]

Did Bush know about the CIA's techniques?

Of all the shocks and revelations in the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture, one seems very strange and unlikely: that the agency misinformed the White House and didn't even brief President George W. Bush about its controversial program until April 2006.

The rigged critique of a CIA that kept us safe

The report by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding CIA interrogation essentially accuses the agency under George W. Bush of war criminality. Committee chair Dianne Feinstein appears to offer some extenuation when she reminds us in the report's preamble of the shock and...

George Bush Defends CIA Against Torture Report: 'These Are Patriots'

Former President George Bush was asked to comment on the release of the upcoming Senate Intelligence Committee's report on torture and he vociferously defended CIA interrogators and the policy that was started under his administration. Show More Summary

Bush: Whatever Torture Report Says Will Be Wrong

The full Senate torture report hasn’t been released yet, but former President George W. Bush knows it’s wrong, whatever it says. The report is said to assert that the C.I.A. misled Mr. Bush and his White House about the nature, extent and results of brutal techniques like waterboarding, and some of his former administration officials [...]

George W. Bush Thinks His Little Brother Can Beat Hillary In 2016

Dubya is back on the morning talk shows again. This time he went on CNN to hype up his brother Jeb's potential 2016 Presidential campaign: "He knows I want him to run," the former president told Candy Crowley on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday. Show More Summary

Bush 43: Garner Decision 'Hard to Understand'

Former President George W. Bush, asked in a CNN interview about a New York grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who choked and killed Eric Garner, replied, "You know, the verdict was hard to understand. But I hadn't seen all the details -- but it's sad that race continues to play such an emotional, divisive part of life."

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