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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 04:55 PM

When did George W Bush make his first presidential trip to Israel?

Bush began his tour of the Middle-East starting January 8, 2007. Nearly 6 years after first taking office. Or nearly 2 years into his 2nd term. (about 10 days short of 2 years)

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Reply When did George W Bush make his first presidential trip to Israel? (Original post)
LiberalFighter Feb 2013 OP
BlueDemKev Feb 2013 #1
LiberalFighter Feb 2013 #2
Cali_Democrat Feb 2013 #3
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #4

Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:09 PM

1. That's 2 years into his second term

It probably took Bush that long to find Israel on the map.

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Response to BlueDemKev (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:12 PM

2. Thanks! Corrected time.

His excuse was probably that terrorists would kill him.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:25 PM

3. Ya, but Bush's middle name isn't Hussein and he's not a Dem

So Republicans aren't mad about that.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:46 AM

4. Obama should have visited Israel in his first term, imo.

But, I dislike that others pretend the Republicans are true friends to Israel.

Obama (D) -- never travelled to Israel as president (1st term); plans for second term
Bush II (R) -- never travelled to Israel as president (1st term); Jan. 9, 2008, May 14, 2008 (second term)
Clinton (D) -- Oct. 27, 1994, Nov. 5, 1994, Mar. 13, 1996 (1st term); Dec. 12, 1998 (second term)
Bush I (R) -- never travelled to Israel as president (one term)
Reagan (R) -- never travelled to Israel as president (two terms)
Carter (D) -- Mar. 10, 1979 (one term)
Ford (R) -- never travelled to Israel as president (one term)
Nixon (R) -- June 16, 1974 (not in 1st term, before resigination)
Johnson (D) -- never travelled to Israel as president (one (and half) terms)
Kennedy (D) -- never travelled to Israel as president (one term)
Eisenhower (R) -- never travelled to Israel as president (2 terms)
Truman -- (D) -- never travelled to Israel as president (2 terms) (Truman never left the country after 1947, Israel was created in 1948.)

Since Israel's creation, only Nixon, and "W" have travelled to Israel for the Republicans and in their second term.

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