“I told you I’m not going to criticize my successor, I’ll just tell you that there are people at Gitmo that will kill American people at a drop of a hat and I don’t believe that persuasion isn’t going to work. Therapy isn’t going to cause terrorists to change their mind.”
“…Government does not create wealth. The major role for the government is to create an environment where people take risks to expand the job rate in the United States…“
I’ve been waiting for this one. George W. Bush finally spoke out about Barack Obama! Would that we had a great man like GWB in office, but you only get men like GWB once in a lifetime. Unfortunately we’ve had our quota, so we must make due with abject dribble.
“...Repeating a mantra from his presidency, he called the current war against terrorism an ideological conflict, asserting that in the long term, the United States needs to press freedom and democracy in corners across the world. Mr. Bush did not directly address Mr. Obama’s response to the election in Iran, which some critics have called tepid, but he did make clear that the outcome is very much in dispute. For a fifth straight day, as the Obama administration walks a tightrope by issuing little criticism, protesters gathered in Tehran to demand a new election.
Clearly, there’s a level of frustration on the Iranian streets, Mr. Bush said. It looks like it’s not a very fair election. Mr. Bush returned again and again to the economy, and sought to defend his own actions after the financial meltdown in the waning days of his second term. Mr. Obama repeatedly has said he inherited that mess.
I am told, ‘If you do not move strongly, Mr. President, you will be a president overseeing a depression that will ultimately be greater than the Great Depression,’ Mr. Bush said. I firmly believe it was necessary to put money in our banks to make sure our financial system did not collapse. I did not want there to be bread lines, to be a great depression….”