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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 01:04 AM
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George W. Bush, the globe-trotting president.
there oughta be a law against wasting money on him trotting around!!


http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20071227/ts_csm/atrot

To burnish legacy, Bush goes abroad

By Howard LaFranchi Thu Dec 27, 3:00 AM ET

WASHINGTON - George W. Bush, the globe-trotting president.


For the first seven years of the Bush presidency, such a description would not have fitted a chief executive who limited overseas travel and preferred to set the tone of his foreign policy by which world leaders he invited to his Texas ranch rather than by the foreign capitals he chose to visit.

But throughout his final year in office, all that could change. Mr. Bush's passport will get a lot of new stamps, and Air Force One will be busy crossing oceans as the homebody president shifts to a boots-on approach to making his mark on the world.

Bush will launch into this new global mode early in January, when he will make a seven-country, week-long tour of the Middle East. Aside from visiting Israel for the first time as president and the Palestinian territories, he'll make stops in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt.

Then in February, Bush heads to sub-Saharan Africa, where he will highlight his administration's role in the global fight against AIDS and in focusing foreign assistance and development funds on the most efficient, corruption-fighting democracies. After two international summits NATO in Bucharest, Romania, in April, and the Group of Eight economic summit in Japan in July Bush will attend the Beijing Summer Olympics in August.
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 01:09 AM
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1. There outta be a law against HIM, period.
Oh, I forgot - there are actually several laws against him already.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 01:20 AM
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2. I've been thinking about this since it was announced. Where is he
going to go? Didn't he get booed almost everywhere he has gone already? Wasn't the only place he visited on his last tour that welcomed him Albania or something like that?

Then again...can we find somewhe he could go that might just KEEP HIM?
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bumblebee1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 01:25 AM
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3. There's always Pakistan.
Would Musharraf be able to guarantee his safety? Hell, he didn't guarantee Benazir Bhutto's safety. She was a former prime minister of the country.
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 01:25 AM
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4. He should stay home.
Last thing I'd want to do is wish him well, but I'd prefer he remain safe for the interrim. If he wants to go get blown up or something AFTER he's out of office, more power to him.

In the meantime...

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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 02:51 AM
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5. cheney's planning a coo--has encouraged the fuckhead to travel
don't we always say never fly in small aircraft?

well, it's gonna go double for air force 1

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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 03:48 AM
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8. coo coo!
:D

"bobwhite bobwhite!"



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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 03:27 AM
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6. Your heading is all wrong. Please fix it. It should read
Edited on Sat Dec-29-07 03:28 AM by donheld
"George W. Bush, the globe-rotting president." He's done much more to rot the globe than anybody else in ages.
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trusty elf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 03:45 AM
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7. or how about the "lobe-rotting" president?
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 03:49 AM
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9. HAHAHA!!!
Great pic! :D
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 04:19 AM
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12. That's just fine with me.
:hi:
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Bravo Zulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 03:59 AM
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10. Maybe wed be better off if he stayed home
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trusty elf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 04:18 AM
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11. I have a better idea.
He should suffer eternal dumb-nation! :evilgrin:

:crazy:



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ordinaryaveragegirl Donating Member (853 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 06:25 AM
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13. Oh, he made his mark alright....
It's dark, dirty, and stained with blood. Like a few more stamps on his passport will cover that up...
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 06:51 AM
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14. Yeehaw! New places to further embarrass our country.
as for being a Globetrotter, uh no, he's a Washington General.
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Perry Logan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 06:55 AM
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15. Don't you think this is mostly to minimize his effect on the Presidential campaign?
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 07:16 AM
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16. Don't make it public, Mr President...
You have enemies in that part of the world that would like to see you dead. You will not be a martyr.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 07:18 AM
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17. too little too late...history will judge the stooge for what he's been
a total fuck up
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Johonny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 08:40 AM
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18. Can he promise
not to come back
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 08:51 AM
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19. You mean to tell me that there are 7 countries left willing to accept this fuckwad as a guest? WTF?
He's going to get mo sulfur and stir up the Armageddon I see the Olympics in China are on the itinerary. Is he entered in the pitchfork pitch? or did someone tell him there is an election over there for which he is eligible?
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 10:07 PM
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21. they're probably going to retract as soon as they find out that it's not a Kate Bush concert!
What a disappointment!
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 08:54 AM
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20. He shouldn't be allowed to visit countries with names he can't pronounce....
.... Wait a minute, that would include "Amurka". :dunce:
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