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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    to mark the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
    A dead Laden and long overdue, but it doesn't change anything. There are many out there who want the whole world to be muslims. Convert or die.

    This ends absolutely nothing.

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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
    You mean the one that killed Osama or the one who spent 7 years not killing Osama?

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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Convert or die.
    The best next option for when "Convert or face an eternal damnation" just doesn't sell it.

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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero



    I guess he has brush to clear...

    I say send a Seal team to the ranch, pick W. up, and bring him to Manhattan.
    Sounds unpatriotic & unAmerican to me, but hey, Osama was Bush's best buddy, so Bush is probably depressed to lose his old friend, after spending 8 years protecting Osama's whereabouts. That million dollar pad didn't build itself, if you get the drift.
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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
    As the Seals are all about completing the mission, my guess is they would want to hang with the President that gets the job done.... (as will the American electorate)
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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    God forbid people take the time to listen to Bush talk the few times he has since leaving the Presidency, but if you'd step out of your stereotypical bubble you'd likely realize the reason for him not. He has stepped out of the political spectrum primarily. This is Obama's show and he doesn't want to be intruding in on it, popping his face up constantly, having the media start going into back and forths with them, etc. He's content with his 8 years in, was happy for the opportunity, has shown immense class in refusing to attack or degrade Obama during this entire time, and generally is staying in the background and letting things go forward. He likely doesn't want to be there because he knows it'll cause a big ruckus and get a lot of attention, and its not his place to be that any longer in his mind.

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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    A dead Laden and long overdue, but it doesn't change anything. There are many out there who want the whole world to be muslims. Convert or die.

    This ends absolutely nothing.
    It ends nothing, but it was a HUGE milestone nonetheless.

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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    God forbid people take the time to listen to Bush talk the few times he has since leaving the Presidency, but if you'd step out of your stereotypical bubble you'd likely realize the reason for him not. He has stepped out of the political spectrum primarily. This is Obama's show and he doesn't want to be intruding in on it, popping his face up constantly, having the media start going into back and forths with them, etc. He's content with his 8 years in, was happy for the opportunity, has shown immense class in refusing to attack or degrade Obama during this entire time, and generally is staying in the background and letting things go forward. He likely doesn't want to be there because he knows it'll cause a big ruckus and get a lot of attention, and its not his place to be that any longer in his mind.
    I agree, he wasn't a particularly good president, but he has been a gracious and outstanding ex-president. I would have gladly voted for him as ex-president in 2000, though I did make that vote in 2004.
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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I fail to see how it would have been different with McCain
    Ok... let's start here: FLASHBACK 2008: McCain, Clinton Slam Obama For Saying He'd Go Get Bin Laden In Pakistan (VIDEO) | TPMDC

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze_pG...;feature=share

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiMKC...eature=related

    http://blogs.ajc.com/cynthia-tucker/...cynthia_tucker

    Then, you can throw in the huge political risk Obama took. Had this failed in the manner the hostage rescue of 1979 failed, it would assure him as a one-term president. He never would have recovered.... A cruise missile strike would have been the safe answer. Sorry, you have a long way to go to convince anyone that McCain would have done the same thing. The record says otherwise.
    Last edited by upsideguy; 05-04-11 at 01:29 AM.

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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by shintao View Post
    Sounds unpatriotic & unAmerican to me, but hey, Osama was Bush's best buddy, so Bush is probably depressed to lose his old friend, after spending 8 years protecting Osama's whereabouts. That million dollar pad didn't build itself, if you get the drift.
    Yeah, it's not like the bin Ladens are one of the wealthiest families in the Middle East, it must have been Bush.
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