April 17, 2014

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Transcript: Bush Statement at White House Today on Georgia

President Bush Discusses Situation in Georgia, Urges Russia to Cease Military Operations

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. I’ve just met with my national security team to discuss the crisis in Georgia. I’ve spoken with President Saakashvili of Georgia, and President Sarkozy of France this morning. The United States strongly supports France’s efforts, as President of the European Union, to broker an agreement that will end this conflict.

 The United States of America stands with the democratically elected government of Georgia. We insist that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia be respected. [Read more...]

George Bush: When the World Needs a Leader He’s Four Days Late

Not Only Moral Authority Squandered In Bush Foreign Policy

Something just didn’t feel right last Friday as Russia crossed the border of a sovereign nation with tanks and airplanes while President George W. Bush enjoyed the opening of the 29th Olympiad.

Friday stretched into all weekend as Bush could be seen by the entire world knee slapping and cheering on the American team in Beijing.

It used to be in this great big world of ours that the United States could be counted on to take the lead and at the very least feign righteous indignation when a big kid on the international playground picked on a wimp.  It used to be that even the appearance of piqued U.S. interest could make the world’s bullies think twice — perhaps even mitigating already in-progress disasters.

That was before eight years of the strategically blind leading the stupid in the U.S. executive branch.  That was before this great country of ours hastily left the war on terror and world support behind and created the mother of all messes in Mesopotamia.  That was before the President’s and U.S. Department of State’s traditional powers were usurped by Dick Cheney and some half-assed lawyers who drove the nation down the trail to torture — squandering what was left of the U.S.A.’s moral authority around the globe. [Read more...]