George H W Bush

11 Dec 18
The Mercury News
Bush helped fund contras, in birthplace of ‘caravan’ After President Bush’s funeral recognizing heroism during WWII, service in elected and appointed offices and, especially, that he was a kind, family man, we must reflect upon shadows he cast as vice president and as commander-in-chief. An honest appraisal must recall the Iran-contra affair: The Reagan-Bush administration secretly [cq comment=”selling ICBMs to Hezbollah to fund” — cannot find a reputable source that will back this up categorically; the following of course does check out]funding the contra death squads in Central America, birthplace of the “caravan” of families fleeing what grew out of the squads and war on drugs. [cq comment=”Ed: the following checks out. See: JOURNAL ARTICLE George Bush and the Gulf War of 1991 H. W. Brands Presidential Studies Quarterly Vol. 34, No. 1, Going to War (Mar., 2004), pp. 113-131 Published by: Wiley on behalf of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress″%5D [cq comment=”Recall the Iraqis who occupied Kuwait after Ambassador April Glaspie gave Saddam Hussein the “go ahead” to invade Kuwait” — makes no sense wit hthe following deleted][cq comment=”, forcing thousands of Iraqis to flee along the “Highway of Death” as we bombed them from the air” — no reputable source backs this up. the following does check out with a deletion. See:][cq comment=”Discovering Panama’s Noriega had enabled funding of the same contras, allowing the transport of cocaine through Panama.”] [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]Bush used bombs to arrest Panama’s Noriega, killing thousands living nearby — collateral deaths in military jargon, but Bush got his man! Gil Villagran San Jose State University, emeritus lecturer, San Jose   Submit your letter to the editor via this form Read more Letters to the Editor
11 Dec 18
peoples trust toronto It’s always interesting to read the comments on a post that tries to get to the truth about 9/11. Comments ridiculing these efforts as “conspiracy theory” are still popping up, despite the fact that an overwhelming majority of Americans and global citizens believe that something fishy happened that day and that an adequate explanation as to what […]

11 Dec 18
The Open View

Washington, Dec 11: Donald Trump’s White House turnover has been the highest in decades, a top historian has said, days after the US President announced that his Chief of Staff John Kelly would be leaving the administration soon. Trump’s White House had the “highest 73 per cent turnover” of top-ranked staff experienced by any recent president, […]

11 Dec 18
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The ex-wife of George H.W. Bush’s son Neil was reportedly disinvited to the 41st President’s funeral – and she is angry.

Sharon Bush told her ex-husband Neil that she wanted to sit with their three children at Washington National Cathedral, where American public figures bade farewell to her former father-in-law.

But she was later informed by Neil Bush’s secretary that there weren’t enough pews in the cathedral, according to Page Six.

‘I was going to take the train down. I wanted to pay my respects,’ Sharon Bush told the site.

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11 Dec 18

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11 Dec 18

We forget, that Bush’s “kinder and gentler” convention pledge was actually made in response to Ronald Reagan’s two terms in office.

11 Dec 18
Forward Observer

Good morning. Here’s your Early Warning for Tuesday, 11 December 2018.   InFocus: Yesterday afternoon I watched a wide-ranging interview with billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones on CNBC. Jones drops a few bombs, and I’ll outline a major one here along with my commentary. (The rest will appear in this week’s National Intelligence Bulletin.) Jones […]

11 Dec 18

In case you missed it, at George H. W. Bush’s funeral last week, “baby Christian” Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump did not recite the Apostles’ Creed. This was in contrast to the Clintons, Obamas, and Carters. Who cares, right? A lot of people, actually. Above, former presidents and their spouses read or recite […]

11 Dec 18

Terry H. Schwadron Dec. 11, 2018 President Trump has nominated William Barr, a prominent Republican lawyer and former attorney general under George H.W. Bush, to lead the Justice Department. He faces a Senate confirmation hearing that will ask 50 times in different ways whether he will let Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III finish his […]

11 Dec 18
Flowers For Socrates

December 11th is Have a Bagel Day Kaleidoscope Day * UNICEF Founding Day * International Mountain Day * _______________________________________ MORE! Kamehameha V, Mildred Cleghorn and Che Guevara, click

11 Dec 18
South Bend Post

Service members of the joint forces honor guard provide military honors during the arrival of former President George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, from Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, Texas Dec. 5, 2018. Nearly 4,000 military and civilian personnel from across all branches of the U.S. armed forces, including Reserve […]

11 Dec 18

John Chuckman COMMENT ON A REMARKABLE PHOTO OF GEORGE H W BUSH   Well, I have just come across the most remarkable photograph. Here is a relatively young George H W Bush, standing nonchalantly, hands in his suit pockets, looking off to one side. What’s remarkable about such a dull little photograph? It was taken […]

11 Dec 18
The New Dark Age

President George H. W. Bush was an elite custodian of capitalism and empire, with countless victims, from Iraq to Panama. The former oil tycoon and CIA director paved the way for Trumpism (inc. transcript)

11 Dec 18
The Sports Daily

This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen are joined by David Mellor. The 2018 Glenn Burke Memorial Courage Award recipient talks to the boys about his long (and tragic) journey to become the Boston Red Sox Director of Grounds, working the field at County Stadium in Milwaukee alongside Bernie Brewer, his struggles with PTSD and […]

11 Dec 18
The Unsafe Space

I don’t eulogize the famous dead. Hero worship spoils the one good thing about a corpse — its inability to act superior to the bones in the box next door. We forfeit our V.I.P. backstage passes and country club memberships at last breath. Dust is dust. Ashes are ashes. I won’t speculate on whether George […]