In your opinion is G.W.Bush owed an apology?

United States
December 10, 2010 12:54am CST
Released WikiLeaks documents has shined a spot light on some very dark secrets to the embarrassment to the United States government.After you read this article in your opinion is G.W.Bush owed an apology from his long time accusers? Saddam Hussein WMD President George W. Bush was subjected to one of the most vicious smear campaigns in history, based on the false assertion that he lied about Saddam Hussein pursuing weapons of mass destruction as a justification for the Iraq War. WikiLeaks documents released in October once again confirm (AT had the story in December, 2009) that Iraq did indeed possess yellowcake uranium, despite the lies of Joseph Wilson, husband of CIA desk jockey Valerie Palme. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/12/wikileaks_vindicates_bush.html
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• United States
10 Dec 10
It turns out this isn't even a WikiLeaks revelation, but a re-hasing of an already-discredited Republicant con attempt: http://www.snopes.com/politics/war/yellowcake.asp "The yellowcake removed from Iraq in 2008 was material that long since been identified, documented, and stored in sealed containers under the supervision of U.N. inspectors." In fact, that yellowcake was leftovers from nuclear reactors that had been bombed out of commission by Israel i n1981 and the US in 1991. It had been in U.N. possession and safekeeping since 1991, and was never a part of any attempt to produce nuclear weapons. Mr. Bush's 2003 claims remain a lie, and he is due no apology. The American "Thinker", on the other hand, owes itsreaders two apologies: one for lying, and a second for insulting it's readers intelligence so severely as to serve up a better lie that only would only fool those who desperately want to be fooled.
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• United States
10 Dec 10
Take a few minutes to listen to powerful voices like Ted Kennedy,Nancy Pelois,Chris Dobb,Al Gore,Hillary Clinton and numbers of others on what they had to say about the Iraq war in the early years. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCVZlLBchVE&feature=related
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• United States
10 Dec 10
Yes, indeed, Ted Kennedy,Nancy Pelosi, Chris Dobb, Al Gore, Hillary Clinton and numbers of others should have all known better than to believe a word George W Bush said when he told them that Iraq had WMDs. Quite amusing, the way your argument depends on confusing who lied and who was lied to.
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• United States
11 Dec 10
I think Ted Kennedy,Nancy Pelosi,Chris Dodd,Al Gore,Hillary Clinton,John McCain,and Barack Obama had the information that they needed to make an educated decision. I don't believe they voted to invade Iraq on only G.W.Bush's word. There must had been some evidences that lead them to agree with the former President.Seems if I remember correctly, most all of the United States congress and our allies voted to invade Iraq on the information that they had.
@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
10 Dec 10
And that justifies the secret prisons and authorizations of torture?
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@djbtol (5501)
• United States
10 Dec 10
The 'torture', also known as persuasion, is part of war. It is that kind of effort that is needed to protect a country against people who don't mind chopping your head off. You would have the US be the only country that does not use such techniques? If so, you are nuts!
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@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
10 Dec 10
Good Lord, the terrorists did win, lowering our standards to such depths. I learned in childhood not to copy the actions of people, even friends, if what they are doing is wrong. If we were the only country not doing it, I would be very proud of it. As it stands now, we are shamed.
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• United States
11 Dec 10
The people that complain about the U.S. water boarding are strangely mum when our soldiers are inhumanly abused.Where was these same people when David Pearl was beheaded?
@djbtol (5501)
• United States
10 Dec 10
Thanks for the good discussion and good reference article lead. I wouldn't mind if they hung the WikkiLeaks dude, but at least we can get a little good out of the info. This is one of the ways to distinguish a good and successful president. When you get the media hype and lies out of the way, you can dig into the facts. With a President like Bush, you find that he was right all along and the mainstream media is all likes and deception. I think history will continue to show that President Bush was a good (not perfect) president, and a man of integrity. Someday when they dig into obama's past, they are only going to find more of the bad news history that shows his election to possibly be the worst mistake this country has ever made. President Bush is way too much a man of integrity and caring to ever get us into a war for no good reason. Considering the democrats fought against the US for eight years during that war it is kind of hard for them to admit the truth, so they continue to generate lies. It won't be long that you will look up liar in the dictionary and it will say 'also known as democrat'.
@dark_joev (3043)
• United States
11 Dec 10
We knew Iraq had WMDs since before 1991 because we sold them WMDs so it wasn't that hard to prove it. The hard point would be proving they where threatening to use them or hated the United States to use them against us. People seem to forget we where Allies with Iraq. Until Operation Desert Storm. Bush will most likely have a few things that will mark him as not being a good president but an Okay one. The Economy before he left the White House was broken. The fact that he allowed both torturing "POWs" (Can't have POW really when you aren't in a actual war)also the violations to the United States Constitution that he allowed to pass like the Patriot Act and other Acts that haven't made us any safer really. He wasn't a bad president but he wasn't good either. As for being owed an Apology nope he pushed for being allowed to go into Iraq and Afganhistan without a Declaration of War which violates both the US Constitution and the Values of the United States. Pre-emptive War is the worst thing we can do because it makes us equal to the Germany of WWII who used that same tactic.
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• United States
12 Dec 10
Most everyone has made very good points.It has been very interesting as each of you have shared your opinion.
@Netsbridge (3243)
• United States
10 Dec 10
Of course, Iraq possessed WMD originally given to Iraq by the US for the purpose of annihilating Iran, a nation the US has always found not easy to manipulate! Why do you think the US would not believe the report of the UN inspectors? Because the US knew exactly what it gave to Iraq!
• United States
10 Dec 10
I think that George W. Bush ought to be apologizing to the world for engaging the nations into an unnecessary war! Did you know that no nation possesses more WMD than the US (the only nation known to have used WMD on another nation)? Should it not be logical that we concentrate on first disarming the US, a nation that would not comply with the NPT and the only nation known to have used WMD on another nation? If the US, the only nation to have used WMD on another nation and a noted world bully can have WMD, why not any other nation? I think that any nation capable should possess WMD for self-defense, if the need arises!
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• United States
10 Dec 10
The article would be of interest if it actually linked to at least some of the documents in WikiLeaks that support the claims it makes. That goes for the townhall.com article that the AT article links to, as well.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
10 Dec 10
Is he owed an apology? yes. Will he get it? no. I read about this on another site and the comments were ridiculous. Saying that Bush was still wrong, that there were still no WMDs. Lets face it, Bush is the favorite fall guy and most likely will stay that way. I believe however that history well tell the truth about him and in 50 years it will be reported that he wasnt such a bad president
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
11 Dec 10
He doesn't need it. He probably doesn't want it. Bush is the best I've ever seen at ignoring stuff. Sometimes that's a good thing. Sometimes it's bad. But when it comes to people giving him hell over whatever, he really doesn't care. For that reason, in the words of the great George Costanza, "stuff your sorries in a sack!"
• United States
12 Dec 10
"Bush is the best I've ever seen at ignoring stuff." It's kind of a life strategy for him, and especially easy when you have a whole staff whose job description reads "Keep Dubya from seeing things he'd only want to ignore." What else explains failing to find oil in Texas or trading Sammy Sosa to Chicago for 2 million?
@patms1 (525)
• United States
13 Dec 10
I have always said the time will show that G.W. BUSH was a wonderful president. He was lied about, called all kinds of names and made fun of but not ounce has he retaliated. I regret that its taking a group of criminals to bring out the truth but lets face it the liberal press would never allow it to come out any other way. I have 3 tee shirts that say Miss me yet? with his picture on it and wear them proudly
• United States
12 Dec 10
There are those us who are still angry about the 2000 election and no matter what positive evidence is given, they will never believe it and will never offer an apology. I doubt Bush cares.
• Belgium
11 Dec 10
As TheMetallion pointed out, this is a complete and utter lie. You do acknowledge that, right?
@Floberta (18)
• United States
11 Dec 10
I do think Bush was trashed unjustly, but he made mistakes as well. The left trashed his name and continue to do so to the detriment of the American people.