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What The Hell Is This!? Obama Heaps PRAISE On WAR CRIMINAL GHW Bush!?
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In Texas, Obama honors George H.W. Bush for public service

Obama gives a glowing tribute to the former president at the Points of Light Institute, which Bush founded 20 years ago.

President George H.W. Bush invited President Obama to the 20th anniversary celebration of the Points of Light Institute, a volunteer organization Bush founded. Each spoke of their admiration for the other. (Bob Pearson / European Pressphoto Agency / October 17, 2009)

Reporting from College Station, Texas - In a glowing tribute to a Republican predecessor, President Obama on Friday praised President George H.W. Bush as an example of someone who eschewed "a life of comfort and privilege" and instead devoted himself to public service -- inside government and out.

During an evening speech to honor the public service institute that Bush founded two decades ago, Obama called for cooperation between Republicans and Democrats. The former president, he said, proved that "the R or D next to your name is irrelevant" in challenging times.

"You might not always know it from watching the cable news shows or listening to folks on the radio," Obama said, but "I think we're standing in one of those moments."


"He didn't call for one blinding light shining from Washington," Obama said. "He didn't just call for a few bright lights from the biggest nonprofits. . . . He called for a vast galaxy of people and institutions working to solve problems in their own backyard."

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  -What The Hell Is This!? Obama Heaps PRAISE On WAR CRIMINAL GHW Bush!? Orwellian_Ghost  Oct-18-09 09:41 AM   #0 
  - I refer to him as GWH Bush--  tsuki   Oct-18-09 09:46 AM   #1 
  - That sickens me too.  Jamastiene   Oct-18-09 09:46 AM   #2 
  - lol  Neecy   Oct-18-09 09:48 AM   #3 
  - A very special club where rule of law doesn't apply.  ipaint   Oct-18-09 09:50 AM   #4 
  - So you know of specific instances of torture Obama has  obliviously   Oct-18-09 07:24 PM   #90 
     - Your not paying attention.  ipaint   Oct-19-09 08:38 AM   #128 
  - Gracious and classy of both men. Sometimes you need moments like these  TwilightGardener   Oct-18-09 09:51 AM   #5 
  - You have got to be kidding. Or you forgot your sarcasm tag.  chimpymustgo   Oct-18-09 10:15 AM   #26 
  - Nope. Not kidding at all. I don't mind moments of civility.  TwilightGardener   Oct-18-09 10:24 AM   #32 
     - Civility is not the same as honoring. You can be civil to a war criminal  glitch   Oct-18-09 10:43 AM   #38 
        - He was honored for his military service in WW2 and for his Points of Light thingie.  TwilightGardener   Oct-18-09 10:50 AM   #40 
           - Totally disagree, please see my post #43 nt  glitch   Oct-18-09 11:09 AM   #44 
  - You're kidding, right? n/t  sabrina 1   Oct-18-09 06:23 PM   #69 
  - Very classy to be gracious to master war criminals and crack kingpins, it brightens the world.  JackRiddler   Oct-18-09 06:28 PM   #71 
  - WTF?! Gracious and Classy?! Those * fuckers don't know the meaning of those words!!!  earth mom   Oct-18-09 07:00 PM   #82 
  - Yes a spoonful of sugar helps the stealing and the lying and the genocide go down.  omega minimo   Oct-18-09 07:19 PM   #88 
  - Yes we need these staged moments to keep the sheeple from stampeding.  BeHereNow   Oct-19-09 10:00 PM   #152 
  - Ronald Reagan must be very proud of his Vice President's legacy.  rug   Oct-18-09 09:53 AM   #6 
  - He's in the club.  asdjrocky   Oct-18-09 09:55 AM   #7 
  - Obama's one of them now.  bigwillq   Oct-18-09 09:56 AM   #8 
  - GHW  enid602   Oct-18-09 09:57 AM   #9 
  - ...  Solly Mack   Oct-18-09 09:57 AM   #10 
  - So Obama should have kicked out his cane  WonderGrunion   Oct-18-09 09:57 AM   #11 
  - +10,000  TheDebbieDee   Oct-18-09 10:20 AM   #30 
  - No people are tired of him obstructing the evidence that would  ipaint   Oct-18-09 11:10 AM   #45 
  - Well said and I thank you.  classof56   Oct-18-09 10:20 AM   #31 
  - The choice is not EITHER kick the cane from an old man OR honor him. nt  glitch   Oct-18-09 10:54 AM   #42 
  - So, using your example, let me get it straight: If Hitler had invited Obama to the 1936 Olympics...  JackRiddler   Oct-18-09 06:30 PM   #72 
  - Hitler, as a matter of fact, invited Jesse Owens to the 1936 Olympics  WonderGrunion   Oct-19-09 12:02 AM   #114 
     - Excuse me, YOU brought up Hitler, not me...  JackRiddler   Oct-19-09 08:30 AM   #125 
        - Hitler prohibited ANY athlete of Jewish or Gypsy ancestry from competing  WonderGrunion   Oct-19-09 09:53 AM   #131 
           - Thanks for wasting my time, but you're wrong.  JackRiddler   Oct-19-09 03:00 PM   #149 
  - YES!  JVS   Oct-18-09 07:26 PM   #91 
  - "the R or D next to your name is irrelevant" in challenging times...  Ruby the Liberal   Oct-18-09 09:58 AM   #12 
  - Where are the heaps of praise?  ecstatic   Oct-18-09 09:58 AM   #13 
  - Sick  leftstreet   Oct-18-09 10:00 AM   #14 
  - Unrec.  Bonobo   Oct-18-09 10:00 AM   #15 
  - You just got rid of my rec  leftstreet   Oct-18-09 10:01 AM   #17 
     - Sorry we disagreed on this one. It's just how I see it (this morning anyway). nt  Bonobo   Oct-18-09 10:03 AM   #18 
  - as others have said, nice to be in the club  G_j   Oct-18-09 10:01 AM   #16 
  - Making my head ache something fierce.  nc4bo   Oct-18-09 10:03 AM   #19 
  - Are you calling Obama "Boy"?  WonderGrunion   Oct-18-09 10:08 AM   #21 
     - For realz?  SammyWinstonJack   Oct-18-09 10:12 AM   #24 
     - Hey I'm black!!!  nc4bo   Oct-18-09 10:17 AM   #28 
     - I know you're black.  WonderGrunion   Oct-18-09 10:33 AM   #37 
     - Yours isn't the lamest post ever, but I give you credit for your effort.  Karmadillo   Oct-18-09 10:44 AM   #39 
     - I try. I try.  WonderGrunion   Oct-18-09 10:50 AM   #41 
     - Jebus....  Rebubula   Oct-19-09 07:42 AM   #120 
        - Silly and opportunistic was what I was going for with that post  WonderGrunion   Oct-19-09 09:54 AM   #132 
  - When a critter with a limited nature manages to do somethings that are the highest manifestation of  patrice   Oct-18-09 10:07 AM   #20 
  - Its wrong to praise something someone did right if you think they did something else wrong?  stray cat   Oct-18-09 10:09 AM   #22 
  - Oh, how petty of me- now here's a reminder for you  Orwellian_Ghost   Oct-18-09 10:28 AM   #35 
     - Why are you spoiling the lovely image of bi-partisanship  sabrina 1   Oct-18-09 06:54 PM   #80 
  - W increased aid for HIV in Africa - I guess all progressives condemn the aid?  stray cat   Oct-18-09 10:11 AM   #23 
  - It's the same as the wingnuts and teabaggers insisting that Obama  TwilightGardener   Oct-18-09 10:12 AM   #25 
  - We get that you can't get it. But we do think if you apply yourself, do some research, you can.  glitch   Oct-18-09 11:37 AM   #46 
     - Don't condescend to me because I hold a different opinion.  TwilightGardener   Oct-18-09 11:41 AM   #48 
        - Back off from the Kool aid. nt  earth mom   Oct-18-09 07:03 PM   #83 
           - Huhn? What Kool aid?  TwilightGardener   Oct-19-09 08:34 AM   #126 
  - Actually, the aid went mainly to the US drug companies for the medication  debbierlus   Oct-18-09 11:45 AM   #53 
  - Has anyone ever known a current president to trash an ex-president?  elocs   Oct-18-09 10:17 AM   #27 
  - Well the only one that comes immediately to mind is Pres. Carter and it's well known how well  nc4bo   Oct-18-09 10:26 AM   #34 
  - 'trashing' vs hugging  leftstreet   Oct-18-09 10:29 AM   #36 
  - The more appropriate act would be to very civilly prosecute him for his war crimes AND  glitch   Oct-18-09 11:04 AM   #43 
  - +1  Liberation Angel   Oct-18-09 11:42 AM   #50 
  - Exactly. There is a difference between professionalism and singing praises  debbierlus   Oct-18-09 11:42 AM   #51 
  - Just because something never happened, doesn't mean it wouldn't the right thing.  JackRiddler   Oct-18-09 06:31 PM   #73 
     - We all should know that this President is far too gracious to be anything but gracious  elocs   Oct-18-09 06:43 PM   #77 
        - And why shouldn't he show the same grace to Ahmedinejad?  JackRiddler   Oct-18-09 06:45 PM   #78 
           - Is Ahmedinejad an ex-President of the U.S.? No need to be disingenuous  elocs   Oct-18-09 07:08 PM   #85 
              - It's easy to find reason why you're not going to appear with a war criminal...  JackRiddler   Oct-19-09 08:23 AM   #123 
  - a thousand points of light  G_j   Oct-18-09 10:19 AM   #29 
  - good one, nt  maryf   Oct-18-09 04:30 PM   #67 
  - K & R nt  snagglepuss   Oct-18-09 10:24 AM   #33 
  - Harvard, Yale, Boy's Clubs, Secret Societies  Liberation Angel   Oct-18-09 11:40 AM   #47 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-18-09 11:41 AM   #49 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-18-09 11:43 AM   #52 
  - Ummmmm no a post from Skinner  OmmmSweetOmmm   Oct-18-09 11:56 AM   #54 
     - ...  TwilightGardener   Oct-18-09 11:58 AM   #55 
        - I believe  OmmmSweetOmmm   Oct-18-09 01:35 PM   #58 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-18-09 12:17 PM   #57 
     - This is not Obama Underground and criticism for the President is  OmmmSweetOmmm   Oct-18-09 01:49 PM   #61 
  - Part of the Job...  Texasgal   Oct-18-09 12:13 PM   #56 
  - I don't think it defines who Pres. Obama is from way back from his days of studies...  ProgressOnTheMove   Oct-18-09 01:41 PM   #59 
  - Takes one to know one?  TBF   Oct-18-09 01:42 PM   #60 
  - The President is classy, unlike many here who would have preferred he spit on a former President.  mamaleah   Oct-18-09 01:57 PM   #62 
  - The same president who lied us into a war by stating repeatedly that  ipaint   Oct-18-09 02:46 PM   #64 
  - He was lauding him for his military service in WW2  mamaleah   Oct-18-09 03:58 PM   #66 
  - Turn a blind eye.  ipaint   Oct-18-09 04:47 PM   #68 
  - This site is not about accusing Obama  obliviously   Oct-18-09 07:27 PM   #92 
  - Actually it's about the truth.  ipaint   Oct-18-09 07:34 PM   #96 
     - Your calling Obamma a liar  obliviously   Oct-18-09 09:58 PM   #111 
        - I already did and so didn't several others in this thread.  ipaint   Oct-19-09 08:16 AM   #122 
  - well I was wondering how Bush Sr was considered a 'war criminal'  hfojvt   Oct-19-09 01:43 AM   #116 
     - It was followed by more than just that.  ipaint   Oct-19-09 08:29 AM   #124 
     - even if obama retroactively tried every prior president as a war criminal and then immolated himself  dionysus   Oct-19-09 10:00 AM   #133 
  - That's class?  Orwellian_Ghost   Oct-18-09 09:04 PM   #102 
  - And is showing respect for the criminal we elected...  Orsino   Oct-19-09 08:50 AM   #129 
  - Thanks for posting this.  TicketyBoo   Oct-18-09 01:58 PM   #63 
  - K&Rnt  maryf   Oct-18-09 03:51 PM   #65 
  - "the R or D next to your name is irrelevant" - Barack Obama  inna   Oct-18-09 06:25 PM   #70 
  - Saying the same thing on DU could get him tombstoned!  JackRiddler   Oct-18-09 06:32 PM   #74 
  - He so much yearns for the approval of the Right. I don't know  sabrina 1   Oct-19-09 01:15 AM   #115 
  - What specific war crimes did the elder Bush committ?  Freddie Stubbs   Oct-18-09 06:39 PM   #75 
  - He's a Republican  Dreamer Tatum   Oct-18-09 06:42 PM   #76 
  - ROFL  dionysus   Oct-19-09 10:26 AM   #141 
  - Invasion of Panama -- 2,000 civilians dead in hunt for CIA man Noriega  Octafish   Oct-18-09 08:46 PM   #99 
  - Why did you vote for Obama?  BzaDem   Oct-18-09 06:52 PM   #79 
  - Disgusting. Next Obama will be singing * Jr's praises.  earth mom   Oct-18-09 06:58 PM   #81 
  - well, you've found today's excuse to be angry. good for you.  dionysus   Oct-19-09 10:22 AM   #138 
  - When the hell did GHWB become a war criminal?  Azathoth   Oct-18-09 07:03 PM   #84 
  - He killed hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians  ipaint   Oct-18-09 07:28 PM   #93 
  - Somebody please throw "eschew" at him.  omega minimo   Oct-18-09 07:16 PM   #86 
  - Am I the only DUer who thinks that GHWB actually did a reasonably good job in Desert Storm?  Nye Bevan   Oct-18-09 07:18 PM   #87 
  - What was the objective of Desert Storm? I can't remember  leftstreet   Oct-18-09 07:21 PM   #89 
  - To kick the Iraqi army out of Kuwait  Freddie Stubbs   Oct-18-09 08:47 PM   #100 
     - You bought that lie?  Orwellian_Ghost   Oct-18-09 09:00 PM   #101 
        - Are you suggesting that the Iraqi army was never in Kuwait?  Freddie Stubbs   Oct-18-09 09:49 PM   #106 
           - Are you suggesting  Orwellian_Ghost   Oct-18-09 09:57 PM   #109 
           - It was a hologram.  Dr. Strange   Oct-18-09 09:58 PM   #110 
           - Remember this?  Orwellian_Ghost   Oct-18-09 10:21 PM   #113 
           - Nope. Only that our "war" was not to "kick them out" but to prevent them from leaving  eridani   Oct-19-09 06:04 AM   #118 
              - The Iraqis got what they deserved on the "Highway of Death".  SIMPLYB1980   Oct-19-09 10:41 AM   #143 
                 - So you have a problem with just letting them evacuate, as Russia convinced them to do?  eridani   Oct-19-09 09:49 PM   #151 
  - I hope so but realistically, I doubt it. n/t  ipaint   Oct-18-09 07:29 PM   #95 
  - ha - well said ipaint  faithnotgreed   Oct-18-09 09:36 PM   #104 
  - You mean except for the lies in starting it? Compared to Jr, he still is evil, look at his 12 yrs in  uppityperson   Oct-18-09 07:39 PM   #97 
  - Like you mean  Orwellian_Ghost   Oct-18-09 09:41 PM   #105 
  - Obama has a weakness for civility, comity, consensus, graciousness,...  burning rain   Oct-18-09 07:29 PM   #94 
  - Ew god, why would anyone praise that piece of shit?  Initech   Oct-18-09 07:46 PM   #98 
  - Treason!  BolivarianHero   Oct-18-09 09:14 PM   #103 
  - President Obama is a class act. Some have problems with that.  Kaleva   Oct-18-09 09:52 PM   #107 
  - Nonsense  Orwellian_Ghost   Oct-18-09 09:55 PM   #108 
     - Ah, but which class?  blindpig   Oct-19-09 07:24 AM   #119 
  - Boy, I can't wait until Rayguns 100th anniversary arrives in 2011.  EFerrari   Oct-18-09 10:02 PM   #112 
  - morning kick, nt  maryf   Oct-19-09 05:39 AM   #117 
  - "R or D next to your name is irrelevant" in challenging times."  Hubert Flottz   Oct-19-09 08:04 AM   #121 
  - did you really expect Obama to... oh geez never mind...  dionysus   Oct-19-09 08:35 AM   #127 
  - Of course not.  ipaint   Oct-19-09 09:23 AM   #130 
  - A couple of the "points of light award" recipients this year  ipaint   Oct-19-09 10:51 AM   #146 
  - What are you saying?  Orwellian_Ghost   Oct-19-09 10:08 AM   #134 
     - Obama paid a simple courtesy to Bush senior, and you're blowing it way out of porportion.  dionysus   Oct-19-09 10:20 AM   #136 
        - It validates  Orwellian_Ghost   Oct-19-09 11:22 AM   #148 
  - Good for Obama, talking to our  SIMPLYB1980   Oct-19-09 10:15 AM   #135 
  - no,no,no, he was supposed to spit in his face and stinkpalm him!  dionysus   Oct-19-09 10:21 AM   #137 
     - LoL. Maybe he should have teabagged him?  SIMPLYB1980   Oct-19-09 10:24 AM   #139 
        - lol, teafragging, that's uh... new...  dionysus   Oct-19-09 10:25 AM   #140 
           - You must not be a gamer. Tea bagging is  SIMPLYB1980   Oct-19-09 10:28 AM   #142 
              - i only do single player. waiting for them to make a new brothers in arms...  dionysus   Oct-19-09 10:47 AM   #144 
  - If people don't do that every so often the old man will start crying  bridgit   Oct-19-09 10:47 AM   #145 
  - Yeah, why didn't he call him an asshole and kick him in the shin?  Starbucks Anarchist   Oct-19-09 10:53 AM   #147 
  - Obama showed class and maturity like he always does...  RyboSlybo   Oct-19-09 04:16 PM   #150 
     - Centrists and republicans do have one unifying value in common.  ipaint   Oct-19-09 10:19 PM   #153 

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