Obama is putting that whole region in jeopardy with his convoluted thinking that you can make nice with the Taliban. Our news media in the future better fully vet every candidate running for President including minority candidates -- they owe it to the America people after helping elect an unqualified President by covering up for Obama on his past which some are still doing today although more of them are getting a clue.
Bush Says War in Afghanistan Must Be Won for Global StabilityWhat a pleasure to read this account from Pres Bush's speech and remember how he went out of his way to put people at ease and wasn't afraid to make a joke about himself. The current occupant cannot stand any criticism as we have witnessed with the attacks on Fox News, The Chamber of Commerce, Republicans, Tea Party, and the list goes on with his enemies list just like Nixon's. Bet India wishes that Pres Bush was still in office because they would know where they stood.
DPA via Earthtimes
Saturday, October 31, 2009
New Delhi - Former US president George W Bush on Saturday warned that the war against the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan must be won else the world would face "serious threats."Addressing a conference in New Delhi, Bush said defeating the radical Islamic groups was necessary to stop a return to "brutal tyranny" in that country.
"The mission in Afghanistan has been long and difficult and costly but I believe it is necessary for stability and peace," he told the conference organized by the Hindustan Times.
"If the Taliban, al-Qaeda and their extremist allies were allowed to take over Afghanistan again, they would have a safe haven and the Afghan people, particularly the Afghan women, would face a return to a brutal tyranny," he said.
"The region and the world would face serious threats."
Bush made the comments as President Barack Obama reviews the US strategy in Afghanistan, before deciding on a military requests to send tens of thousands more troops to the war-torn country.
Bush was confident that the US would bring Osama Bin Laden to justice. "He's not leading any victory parades. He's not on TV espousing his views, he's hiding ... and yes, he'll be brought to justice," he said.
On his second visit to India, Bush is very popular in the South Asian country for building close bilateral ties that included a landmark nuclear deal which ended a three-decade ban on civilian nuclear trade to India.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hosted Bush at lunch Friday and described him as a "great friend of India."
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Manmohan, Bush get candid over lunch (Bush India trip)
Times Of India 10.31.09
NEW DELHI: Prime ministerial lunches are rarely fun affairs. People sort of get on with it, and then get on with their lives. Not on Friday. Early in the day, former US president George Bush, on a pleasure trip to India, announced cheerily, “I’m off to have lunch with my old pal.”
He sauntered across to the home of his pal, one Manmohan Singh, who famously abandoned his starchy mien to declare this nation’s “deep love” for Bush, then stood stoically through the vicious jokes hurled at him. But for all those present at the “friendly” lunch this afternoon, Bush clearly reciprocated in full measure. The food wasn’t to die for but the conversation, declared one guest, was adequate compensation.
Colleagues reported that Singh was rarely as “chirpy” as he was on Friday afternoon. The conversation was light and sparkling, there was a lot of laughter and banter. So when Singh talked about how much he appreciated the huge gesture of the nuclear deal, Bush quipped, “Yeah, it was a big deal and to get it we had to break a bit of china.”
Embarrassed but grateful laughter greeted this. His new venture of having his presidential library at the Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Bush declared, was his main interest now. He is also writing a book, “but most of America doesn’t believe I can read”. The laughter now was a little more uncertain because it wasn’t clear whether the assemblage should be laughing at the ex-prez of the US, or tut-tut at the American people’s naivete.
At the outset, Bush disarmed all by thanking them for coming to see a “retired guy”.