Helping Obama find his voice on Iran

It isn’t comfortable to watch the President of the United States, arguably the most powerful man in the world, appear feckless on the world stage.

Although I haven’t heard major media trot out the time-tested phrase, “searching for his voice,” with respect to the unrest in Iran, I assume this is more a matter of their not yet noticing that Obama is on the wrong side, what with the real important stuff like gay marriage, nationalized health care, and the rest of the domestic agenda to concentrate on.

Foreign policy is such a pain for Democrats.

So, in the spirit of bi-partisanship, I offer up these words as a source of direction for the new president’s teleprompter.

To the people of Iran:

You are rich in culture and talent.

You have a right to live under a government that listens to your wishes, respects your talents, and allows you to build better lives for your families. Unfortunately, your government denies you these opportunities, and threatens the peace and stability of your neighbors. So we call on the regime in Tehran to heed your will, and to make itself accountable to you.

The day will come when the people of Iran have a government that embraces liberty and justice, and Iran joins the community of free nations. And when that good day comes, you will have no better friend than the United States of America.

President George W. Bush gave this speech at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Khabi, United Arab Emirates on January 13, 2008.

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Bush commutes Compean and Ramos

Breaking. President Bush commutes sentences for Border Agents Compean and Ramos!

ramoscompeanadThis is very good news for Americans who have argued that Compean and Ramos should have never been convicted in the first place. It is also wonderful news for the families.

Fox News is reporting that that the men are scheduled for release on March 20.

Mr. Bush could have given the agents a full pardon, but chose instead to commute the sentences. AP reports that according to a “senior admnistration official”…

Mr. Bush “believed they were excessive and that they had already suffered the loss of their jobs, freedom and reputations.

The action by the president, who believes the border agents received fair trials and that the verdicts were just, does not diminish the seriousness of their crimes, the official said.

Read more at foxnews.com, and at Yahoo.com ………

My Man George. He’s cool under fire

Watch how calm W is under fire. That’s My Man!

Now imagine what would happen in a similar situation if Kerry had  won the election.

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Thanks again Mr. President for the class that you have shown during your watch.

Thank You President George W. Bush

While my fellow contributers here have extraordinary skills in expressing their views, alas, I have few. I must confess to a bit of ADD. Therefore I try to find articles that reflect my thoughts, and this is one of those. Jim Towey has a fine article in the Wall Street Journal that gives us a bit of an inside look at the man I call My President.

President Bush will soon be heading home and for many that day cannot come soon enough. Count me among those who will miss him and his bedrock decency.

[Commentary] AP

He had a rough road from day one. His first inauguration struck me as a portent. I was there, shivering in the grandstands on Pennsylvania Avenue. At the exact moment the president heard “Hail to the Chief” for the first time and was announced to the audience, a sleet storm descended from the skies.

It has never let up.

Through it all Mr. Bush kept his head up and soldiered on. He took the criticism in stride. I remember riding with him in his presidential limousine to the Washington Hilton for a speech. A woman standing at an intersection directed an obscene gesture at him that I had hoped he missed. The president waved to her and with a bemused look said to me, “Did you see what she did?”

Many other Americans, particularly the “values voters” who helped elect him twice, will miss him because of what he achieved: Samuel Alito and John Roberts on the Supreme Court, children in schools that now are better because they are accountable, African women who now have medicines for their HIV-infected babies, and religious charities that are finally being treated by government as partners instead of rivals.

I remember coming to the West Wing one morning before the daily 7:30 senior staff meeting and seeing Mr. Bush at his desk in the Oval Office, reading a daily devotional. I remember the look of sorrow on his face as he signed letters to the families of the fallen. When he met with recovering addicts whose lives were transformed by a faith-based program, he spoke plainly of his own humiliating journey years ago with alcohol. When a Liberian refugee broke into tears after recounting her escape to freedom in America, the president went over and held and comforted her.

Little acts behind the curtain like these inspired intense loyalty by staff members. They spoke of someone never too busy or burdened to care — like when he took time on Air Force One to call my wife when she was sick. The president’s true character rendered his media image pure caricature.

Mother Teresa was asked at the end of her life whether she was discouraged because after decades of caring for the dying and destitute in Calcutta little seemed to have changed. She replied, “No. God doesn’t call me to be successful. God calls me to be faithful.”

History will decide whether George W. Bush was a successful President. But he was faithful. He had a charge to keep and he kept it.

That’s a glimpse at the man I will miss. He never wavered in the face of evil. He never had a bad word for the ones that called him and his family vile names. He Is the definition of class. I wish there were more like him.

Bush cowboys up

Right after I go on a rant about the President not going on the offense and taking it to the democrats, he cowboys up big time… Heh.

Speaking in Israel to the Knesset, President Bush made the following comment…

“Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along . . . We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: ‘Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.’ We have an obligation to call this what it is — the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history.”

How do you know when Bush says the right thing? The democrats express “outrage”

Admitted plagiarist Joe Biden called it “bullshit”, as every prominent democrat raced to the microphones to denounce the President’s words.

Atta boy Mr. President! More, please.

Read more from Kathryn Lopez at NRO,

From AP, Obama takes it personally, Link

And, the full text of address from Netanyahu, Olmert, and Bush.

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