Couples staying together because of poor economy

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    Bush tells ABC News: 'I was unprepared for war' - Los Angeles Times

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    Well...you don't go to War with the President you want, you go to war with the president you have.
     
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    I'm not sure anyone is prepared for war... Especially Obama... You can't vote present on going to war...
     
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    Lycurgus Who is Obama, really...??

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    I'm not surprised to hear Bush admit this.

    Bush had two lines of thought he could have pursued. That of his hwaks or that of his father and Powell. Mainly his father. Had 9/11 not taken place, I think he would have been more inclined to listen to his fathers direction.

    When Powell stood before the UN and presented what he believed and what Bush believed to be correct and vital intelligence the door was open to go either way. Given the over all uncertainty of how much Iraq may have been involved with terror in general (not 9/11) and a possible resurgence of a weapons program, he listened to his hawks. In fact, at that point, even Powell was convinced that enough had been uncovered to support the more direct and harsh approach. The only one still advising him to not take that course was his father, the one who Bush should have listened to, the one man who truly had the best overall understanding and who truly had his son's best interest at heart.

    From there other mistakes made the situation worse. The execution of this war frankly was really very poor until of late. Even with our forces in Afghanistan, had Bush made better execution choices, we could have and should have been able to control and stabilize the country much better than we have, thus saving many innocent lives.

    Though I sided with 41's approach on how to take Saddam out, I understood why Bush chose to take the course he did. However, I have never been able to understand the early execution failures which really changed the entire outcome of it. He lost my support right then and that was very early on, in fact in the first week of ground movement, because he was placing politics ahead of American lives.

    Just my personal feelings on the deal.
     
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    obamalama can,, :lol:
     
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    suddenly the man with no regrets is remorseful...i dont buy it.
     
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    Consider the possibility that Bush II was unprepared to for EVERY TASK that the office of POTUS demands.

    What DID he get right, anyway?
     
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    A program for the homeless that saves taxpayer money. It gives the homeless homes with the expectation that having a place to live permanently will improve their lives. In my area at least, the program has worked pretty well and our homeless population is greatly reduced (of course with the economy this could all change). Instead of shuttling the homeless between the streets, the jails and the shelters...paying for an apartment is cheaper.

    Off the top of my head that's all I could think of that Bush got right.
     
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    he always did a heckuva job giving a turkey amnesty on Thanksgiving, too.
     
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    Bush did a Great job at...............Ah..............A good job of................Ah................Let me get back with you on this!!
     

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