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I have read several books written by ex-Secret Service Agents. Not one of them had a bad word about President Bush or his family. The same could not be said of their opinions of the Clintons and the Carters before them.
 
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R.I.P. President Bush. Frown




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My daughter met some Kuwaitees (I have no idea if I spelled that correctly) a few years ago. The usually spend their summers in Houston. They are extremely grateful forBush and the Americans keeping Iraq at bay during the first Gulf War. They have expressed their condolences to him on Facebook, they are more respectful than many Americans.
 
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Drudge Report: BUSH DEAD IN TEXAS

C'mon Matt, you can do better than that. Show the man some respect.

RIP Mr President


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41 shook my hand, congratulated me and handed me my undergraduate diploma in '85. Godspeed, President Bush.

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He was in college after WWII with my first scoutmaster and often had dinner at my scoutmasters home back in the late 70’s and early 80’s. I had the honor to dine with them several times. I also had the great honor to be in charge of the Eagle Scouts acting as door escorts for dignitaries at Reagan’s second inaugural ball at the Washington Hilton. Both G. W. Bush and Barbara recognized me and she had me escort her into the ball from their limo. Truly a classy couple that will be missed.
 
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RIP Mr. President
 
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Seeing the TBM Avenger in the cartoon reminds me of Bradley's book Flyboys.

GHWB was shot down during an attack on the island of Chichi Jima off Japan. From Wikipedia:

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Nine airmen escaped from their planes after being shot down during bombing raids on Chichi Jima, a tiny island 700 miles (1,100 km) south of Tokyo, in September 1944. Eight were captured. The ninth, the only one to evade capture, was future US President George H. W. Bush, then a 20-year-old pilot .[1]
After the war, it was discovered that the captured airmen had been beaten and tortured before being executed. The airmen were beheaded on the orders of Lt Gen. Yoshio Tachibana (立花芳夫, Tachibana Yoshio). American authorities claimed that Japanese officers then ate parts of the bodies of four of the men.


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RIP Mr. President







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GHWB is the first President I had the privilege of voting for. Despite the areas where I disagree with him, He was a good President and I was never not proud of him being our President. I cannot say the same about his immediate successor.





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This morning's anecdote of 41's passing that was sentinel of the man - his best friend Sec. James Baker was with him in his last hours, with his wife Susan. Baker's wife put her hand on his forehead and said "We love you Jefe," and 41 replied "You better hurry!" I was honored to accompany 41 and Barbara on a tour of our little German outpost when the Wall came down as sort of an unofficial photographer, and never met anyone, President or otherwise, who showed as much compassion, personal regard or interest in the troops he commanded. I admired him as my Commander-In-Chief, respected him as a President, and loved him as a comrade in arms. A great man has passed.



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I always had the utmost respect for this man. He carried himself and the office with dignity, respect, and made solid decisions. President Bush is what I considered a moderate and I wish we had more like him. May he Rest In Peace, and condolences to his family. A great President and a man many could learn from.



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Darn fuzzy monitor.

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It appears my office (and most of the govt. in DC) will be closed Wednesday for services. I attended his inauguration, weather permitting I'll make into DC and find a spot along the motorcade route to the National Cathedral.
 
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As much as I admired H Ross Perot, I wish he had gotten the fuck out of the way, especially after some incident over his daughter made him look like a fool, which he most certainly was not. The US would have been an infinitely better place, if not for Slick Willie, and I wish GHWB had been able to dissuade Perot from running. We may even have been able to avoid Obama if not for Clinton.

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I think your admiration of Perot may have been misplaced. After the election, it was revealed that Clintoon paid Perot to run, drop out when he gained too much popularity, then jump back in to ensure the Republican vote would be split.



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I did not always agree with his political philosophy but I have a great deal of respect for him putting his ass on the line for our country during WWII. RIP president Bush.
 
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I respect the office not necessarily the man.
My flag is at half staff.

Every man will fail us, some more than others.


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After the election, it was revealed that Clintoon paid Perot to run, drop out when he gained too much popularity, then jump back in to ensure the Republican vote would be split.
Care to share the evidence that backs up that claim? Perot had MUCH more money than Clinton in '92, and didn't need to take a payoff from Clinton.


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