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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Not sure why Bush would take part in such an event. It will be, at some level, a political event and it's easy to see why Bush would not attend.
    Obama was making an effort toward bipartisanship by showing the left the victory is Bush's as well.

    He's trying to unite the country. Bush was more comfortable to keep things divided.

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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Don't be so ****ing sure, it was President Obama that got the job done.
    Nope-the SEALS and other operatives got the job done



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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Obama was making an effort toward bipartisanship by showing the left the victory is Bush's as well.

    He's trying to unite the country. Bush was more comfortable to keep things divided.
    I will keep his uniting desires in mind the next time he makes a speech like he did a couple weeks ago where he blamed everything on the rich and BUSH



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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Not sure why Bush WOULDN'T want to go, but I don't support "picking him up." Leave Bush alone.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Nope-the SEALS and other operatives got the job done
    And if the mission was a failure with deaths of SEALS who would have gotten the blame? Don't bother answering, I already know the answer.

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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    If you read the article it says Bush would prefer to go to Ground Zero in 9/11 for the 10th anniversary of the attacks. Obama didn't get the job done, the military did and both Bush and Obama contributed to the military's success.
    It took a President Commander-In-Chief who had the "guts" to pull the trigger, the whole operation could have ended like Carter's rescue of the Iranian hostages. The man deserves much praise for a gutzy call.

    Bush let Osama bin Laden get away at Tora Bora, Afghanistan.


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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You know what? AS much as I would like to say a liberal won this pissing match, the truth is that it was simply that the opportunity came along with Obama president. Obama really only gets credit in that he was the president when the opportunity came along.
    True, but it doesn't help Bush diverted attention away from a real enemy to a fake one.

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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    It took a President Commander-In-Chief who had the "guts" to pull the trigger, the whole operation could have ended like Carter's rescue of the Iranian hostages. The man deserves much praise for a gutzy call.

    Bush let Osama bin Laden get away at Tora Bora, Afghanistan.
    Obama pulled no trigger. I commend his decision to go after Osama, but he was just the lucky one to find him during his presidency. You can thank Bush for GITMO and the info we got from there that helped lead us to Osama
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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I bet I know which president the Seals would rather hang out with
    I bet you think the Seals would rather hang out with the President who sent them to Iraq to die based on a lie... The President who ordered them to invade a country for disingenuous reasons creating a power void which attracted every extremist in the Middle-East, then ordered them to fight, without an exit strategy, the massive influx of insurgents.

    The leader who ordered them stand down last time they had Bin Laden.

    The Fake Cowboy vs. the calm cool collected CIC who has the respect of military leaders.

    I bet you think the Vietnam soldiers loved LBJ and Nixon too.

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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Nope-the SEALS and other operatives got the job done
    President fulfilled a campaign promise to get Osama even if it meant going into Pakistan, the Right criticised him for that.


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