Bush: phony eulogies and remembrances

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I imagine that in talking about Bush Daddy --- probably a "nice guy" --- these yammering podsters are probably overlooking what the entire media is forgetting about while having their week-long love fest over B-Daddy's dead body:

 

(1) In the news immediately preceding the first Gulf War was the collapse of the Savings & Loans, concerning which Neil Bush was a major player, and there are many who think that one ulterior purpose to the Gulf War was to change the subject away from Neil Bush. And it sure worked, because almost nobody remembers it now.

 

(2) Prior to the start of the first Gulf War, Saddam Hussein was an ALLY of the US, and a proxy in a devastating war with Iran. The reason Saddam invaded Kuwait was that he accused Kuwait of stealing Iraqi oil by slant-drilling into Iraqi oil. Before Saddam invaded Kuwait he communicated a question to the US, asking whether the US had any objection to or would take any action against Iraq invading Kuwait, and he was told that the US would not take any action --- so Saddam went ahead and invaded Kuwait.


So one might reasonably conclude that a decision was made somewhere by someone to sucker Saddam into doing what he probably wouldn't have done if he'd known that the US would object to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.

 

Summary: Yeah, Bush Daddy was a loving family man and probably a really "nice guy" --- but there's some stuff that happened that the MORONS in the media aren't talking about this week during their phony eulogies and remembrances.

 

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Comments

opher goodwin Added Dec 5, 2018 - 12:32pm
Yep - phoney!
Bill Kamps Added Dec 5, 2018 - 12:52pm
All Presidents have dirt on their hands.  Casper Weinberg was pardoned so he wouldnt implicate Bush in Iran Contra.  Since Bush was head of the  CIA Im sure there were many nasty deeds that we will never know about.
 
Having said that, memorials are not a time to trash people.
 
Having said that, Bush more than most politicians had a personal manner that showed people respect.   He was able to turn off being a politician.  Even though he was raised in an extremely privileged environment he was able to be comfortable around middle class people, and make them feel comfortable with him and Barbara. 
 
Bush also volunteered for dangerous duty in WWII, when he could have avoided it. 
 
These are skills not many very wealthy people, or politicians have any more these days. 
Steel Breeze Added Dec 5, 2018 - 12:57pm
in the realm of politicians i considered him a fairly reasonable man.....which puts him head and shoulders above what we've had since....
Cullen Kehoe Added Dec 5, 2018 - 12:57pm
The author is correct. Saddam did try to 'clear' his invasion of Kuwait with U.S. officials (as I understand). 
 
Another interesting thing. Daddy Bush had a quiet affair with one of his young, pretty aides the year before the 1992 election. 
 
The Bill Clinton campaign by a pure fluke came to find out about this. (I forgot how, it's Google-able, but it literally dropped out of heaven onto their laps.)
 
So they approached the Bush people and said if they leave Bill Clinton's philandering alone, they'll leave this affair scandal alone. Bush agreed. So you barely heard a peep about the minefield that was Bill Clinton's past philandering during the 1992 election. As a result, we all know, Bill won (although I think Ross Perot acted as a spoiler for Bush). 
Jim Stoner Added Dec 5, 2018 - 1:36pm
One theme that has been prevalent in modern societies is that there can be a distinction between the public persona and the private one. The original distinction, for example in the Florentine Renaissance (see Guicciardini, Macchiavelli) is that circumstances may require public actions that are cruel and ruthless, but that person may also exhibit private virtues (love for family and friends, piety, chastity, etc.)
 
Nowadays, politicians try to present themselves in public as virtuous, but may be hiding private sins.   I see Bush 41 as something of a throwback, who did what he had to do in the public arena, but to all appearances had those private virtues. 
Jim Stoner Added Dec 5, 2018 - 1:49pm
I disagree that Saddam Hussein was ever an ally of the US.  There was an "the enemy of our enemy is our friend" attitude toward Iraq during its war with Iran, soon after our hostage crisis, but mostly he was just a dictator we tolerated because he was anti-Communist and secular. 
Until the invasion of Kuwait--clearly Saddam thought the US had signaled lack of concern, but the American ambassador's communique was just a policy statement that the US was not taking sides in economic disputes between Iraq and Kuwait.  It was never an endorsement of a prospective invasion. 
Bill Kamps Added Dec 5, 2018 - 1:54pm
Jim, I would agree.  It is difficult to imagine we signaled it was OK to invade Kuwait.  Whatever our feelings on Kuwait, this would drive the Saudi's crazy, and they would insist we intervene. 
Cullen Kehoe Added Dec 5, 2018 - 1:55pm
Let me further add that George H.W. Bush was a good man and a good president I think. 
 
He had to make good on Nixon's promise to protect Saudi Arabia (in return for forcing OPEC to price oil in U.S. dollars). Saudi Arabia called in the favor in 1990 so he had to respond. 
 
Thus, Bush worked very hard to use world institutions to make the first Gulf War a 'legitimate' war in the eyes of the world. (But in doing so, he made an interesting speech or two, one line "the American way of life is non-negotiable..." had interesting implications, almost eyebrow raising, more of the "we're special, mess with oil prices and our economy and you'll a bomb dropped on you". But this was the reality we all lived in, and still do, war for oil.) 
 
He talked of the "New World Order" after the end of the Cold War to signal that changes were upon us and led us through those changes (but some of that quickly descended into a joke later in the 1990's with wrestlers and others shortening it into the NWO--ha). 
Bill Kamps Added Dec 5, 2018 - 2:03pm
Cullen, I agree.  The end of the Cold War could have a lot messier than it was.  We take the reunification of Germany for granted now, but that was not a given at the time.  We take the economies of Czech, Poland etc, for granted now, but a smooth  transition back into the world economy was not a given back then.   Yes Europe did most of the heavy lifting, but Bush(the US) provided stability for the region.
 
Even the fragmentation of the Soviet Union could have been more violent than it was had we pushed them too hard.  Bush's manner helped to calm things which was important at the time.  One could only imagine how things might have been different had Trump been President, with his destabilizing tweets of the day.  Just this week we have seen wild gyrations in the stock market as it first reacted to Trump's claim of a deal with China, and then went down after people realized it was mostly hot air from Trump.
Bill Kamps Added Dec 5, 2018 - 2:15pm
The NWO, went along with the "thousand points of light" and the "no new taxes" that was parodied by Dana Carvey.  Bush could not ad lib on the stump speech so he fell into these caricatures of himself as he repeated these phrases multiple times a day.  One time when ad libbing he even "remembered" Pearl Harbor on September 7th. 
 
This is hysterical, both Bush's on SNL.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kssJdMtcSVg
 
Unfortunately for Bush, he repeated the no new taxes phrase so many times, that when he did raise taxes it cost him politically. 
Ryan Messano Added Dec 5, 2018 - 3:01pm
To the author, your article is speculation and conjecture.  Where is the proof?
FacePalm Added Dec 5, 2018 - 3:31pm
William Beyer-
HW was far worse than you can imagine.
His nick wasn't "Daddy" Bush, but "Poppy."  This was not because he was a dad, but because of his involvement in the Afghani opium/heroin trade in conjunction with his Skull & Bones 322 mission and his CIA connections.
When asked where he was when Kennedy died, he replied that he "couldn't remember."
Then, photos of him in Dallas on Nov 23rd, 1963 showed up.
 
Bush was an unapologetic shill and figurehead for the NWO/OWG, a public face for the Deep State, a betrayer of America and Americans.  Maybe you don't remember vid of Poppy drawing his finger across his throat toward Trump during one of the latter's speeches...but who's dead, now?
 
Recommended reading material:  "Family of Secrets," by investigative reporter Russ Baker.
 
In HW's case, his public persona was that of "nice guy." but behind the scenes, he was worse than The Liar...and that's going some, esp. when you consider Libya.
 
All that said, he seemed to be a good man during WW2; he got twisted somewhere along the way, probably from his time at Yale, then his lifelong time as a Bonesman, as well as his frequent visits to the Bohemian Grove, where they engage in worship rituals before the Canaanite owl-god, Molech(or Moloch).
 
Or it could simply be just another case of the apple not falling far from the tree; Prescott was a war criminal who supplied Nazi Germany - but with his connections, was never prosecuted for it - like The Liar.  Prescott Bush should've been executed for treason.
I've always been critical of putting someone on some sort of pedestal after they've croaked, as if that suddenly erases all of the bad and not-so-nice things they did when they were alive.
George N Romey Added Dec 5, 2018 - 4:24pm
From what we know since at least FDR, and probably well before that, most Presidents had a very dark side to them.  Some worse than others, some actually did some good.  Some totally useless.  
 
Time fades memories.  I'm sure 20 years from now when Trump kicks it all the politicians and press will herald him as a leader and a saint.
George N Romey Added Dec 5, 2018 - 4:52pm
History would say that we had fairly useless Presidents in the 1800s.  However, we were a very different society and world.  Government had little impact on people. People went on with their lives on their farms on in their small villages blissfully unaware of the political movements in Washington.
 
FDR was the President that put the President on the map.  He now had radio.  He was able to use intermissions at movies.  The government moved into the media age.  It's all gone off on a tangent since then.  Hell Trump can't play a round of golf without the media opining of whether that's a good use of his time.
 
A totally useless President wouldn't last today.  Poor Jimmy Carter would be nailed to a cross if he was in the WH today.
Jeffry Gilbert Added Dec 5, 2018 - 10:54pm
Poppy was head of the Bush Crime Family, a warmongering globalist of the highest order who did great harm to the people of the planet. 
FacePalm Added Dec 5, 2018 - 11:50pm
Thanks, Jeffrey.
i was beginning to think no one read my comment at all.  But he was just following in his own daddy's footsteps...and exceeding even that traitor in pefidy and betrayal.
John Howard Added Dec 6, 2018 - 10:59am
I just read a scary headline:  "Bush 41 Laid to Rest...Live Updates"
 
Update:  Bush 41 Still Dead
Dave Volek Added Dec 6, 2018 - 12:21pm
It is interesting how fondly we remember our political leaders--even though they had many more detractors than supporters in their day.
 
There was a Canadian politician who died before he "made it." Yet he was given a state funeral. I wrote about the oddity of that funeral. 
 
Having said all that, I empathize with most of our political leaders trying to create that balance of various social forces. They really can't please everyone.
Dave Volek Added Dec 6, 2018 - 12:33pm
I was interested in Face Palm's Bush-to-Kennedy conspiracy. Here is an interesting link:
https://whowhatwhy.org/2013/10/02/bush-and-the-jfk-hit-part-3-where-was-poppy-november-22-1963/
 
Maybe this could be turned into a main article?
FacePalm Added Dec 6, 2018 - 1:18pm
Dave-
Thanks for the backup, and apologies for getting the date wrong in my comment.
i do HAVE "Family of Secrets," though...and the "whowhatwherewhy" blogger is absolutely right that the book is heavily sourced, annotated and footnoted.  It's got approx. 60 pages of notes.  And an index.
ChetDude Added Dec 6, 2018 - 9:46pm
Where are the right-wingers complaining about America's Putin, ghw bush, the ex-head of the KGB (CIA) as pResident?
 
The best antidote to the disgusting hagiography around the demise of this war criminal is to watch the excellent exposure of his crimes done by Democracy Now on 12/3.
 
https://www.democracynow.org/shows/2018/12/3