Tag Archive for President Bush

Should Obama Pardon Bush/Cheney for War Crimes?

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I posed this question on Facebook last week and my feed exploded, so why not here?  Shortly before President Bush was to step down from office in late 2008 early 2009, there was a subtle campaign by conservatives to have Bush pardon certain government officials for war crimes related to Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, or something…

The Disrespecting Republicans and Obama’s OC Visit

President Barack Obama delivers the keynote speech during the UC Irvine 2014 commencement ceremony at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday.
MINDY SCHAUER, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Irvine Council member Beth Krom likes to tell the story about when President George W. Bush visited the city when she was mayor.  While she probably opposed every single policy of that occupant of the White House, he was greeted by the mayor warmly and with great respect.  She also showed a class photo of…

Actual Cost of Iraq War Could Approach $4 Trillion

  The meme from my Republican friends who hate President Obama and Democrats in general is Obama has “bankrupted our country and eroded our civil liberties.”  What short memories they have.  Next week marks the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq seeking WMDs that were never found.  Brown University has released a study on the…

The President’s Speech

Earlier this month, my conservative friends on Facebook held a great debate on why the President needed to go into Libya now…right this moment and aide the rebels.  The US going into the Middle East all willy-nilly without all the diplomatic options played out first? Nah, we’d never do anything like that would we?  Newt Gingrich went…

A Great American Hope: Time to Pardon Jack Johnson

O my Lord What a morning, O my Lord, What a feeling, When Jack Johnson Turned Jim Jeffries’ Snow-white face to the ceiling. Adaptation of the spiritual “My Lord, What a Morning” by William Waring Cuney, 1910. While I’m skeptical about their motives, I applaud the efforts of Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Representative Peter…