President Bush Interview with Matt Lauer

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by UpstateNYUPSer, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Did anyone have a chance to watch the interview last night on NBC? I was pleasantly surprised at how honest and straight-forward Mr. Bush was on every topic that they discussed. Matt was not tossing him softballs that he could hit out of the park--most of the questions were direct as were the answers. Mr. Bush was the one to bring up water boarding, the legal and moral issues, and just how effective it was (one of the terrorists was water boarded 183 times.) He admitted his mistakes during Katrina. He spoke of his family, his drinking and subsequent sobriety, and his relationship with Dick Cheney. He spoke at length about 9/11.

    I was very impressed when the hour was over.
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I heard bits and pieces and agree with you. Looking forward to reading the book.
  3. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    God I miss him!
  4. PMSair

    PMSair Member

    Funny how the Snake rises its head when the GOP has the congress and the tax cuts get extended
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, he's promoting his book he started writing last Tuesday. Get a grip.
  6. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    GW should send Obama a christmas card. Obama has done much to help restore GW's reputation.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Care to expound on this?
  8. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    I have only seen half of the interview. I am looking forward to watch the other half.
  9. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I still find it odd, how fast the American people forget :

  10. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    It's hard to forget when people who got evicted from the white house and other places keep coming back.
  11. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    I've made the point many times before . Bush had the country humming along before the most destructive congress in history led by Pelosi, reed and Obama took over.

    Obama would kill to have the bush economy of 2007 when unemployment was 4.5 percent.
  12. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    And I totally agree with that post... and Ill drink to that.....................while I can still afford to.
  13. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I can't believe some of you are sooo blindsided or brainwashed !

    You had the largest economic boom since WWII , soley based upon the fake housing boom !
    A housing boom does not just mean construction jobs, but everything else new homeowners need.
    - All appliances (stoves, fridges, microwaves, washers & dryers), including kitchen cabinetts
    - Furnances, hotwater tanks, toilttes and baths, even motors for the garage doors, lawn and garden tools including lawnmowers.
    - New strip malls for new neighborhhoods, and new bus routes, even new or extended routes for UPS and Fedex.
    - Not just lumber, but tons of steel for those new created strip malls, traffic and street lights, traffic signs, gas pipelines, etc.
    - New services from cable/satellite/phone , utility companies to landscaping contracters expanding.

    The list goes on and on.

    There is probably no larger economic stimulus then building millions and millions of homes thru-out a country, besides a major war, where things need to be rebuilt, like after WWII !

    Anyways, we all know now where this all ended up. - Whole neighborhoods became Ghosttowns, or foreclosures on every single street.
    New stripmalls no longer fully occupied or even completly empty.

    Most Americans lost money on thier properties now. The government in the trillions of record debt.
    Was it really worth that all, to have a record low unemployment of 4.6% ?

    Better rethink that one !

  14. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Finally, the balance of life is complete!

  15. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I thought I read somewhere that you weren't coming back? At least you should have changed your Obvious.

    Most people agree that the housing bubble burst was one major factor in the current economic situation, what is argued to no end is who is responsible. Dems point to the right and repubs point to the left, nothing new here either.
  16. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    "Bush had the economy humming along...." and America elected the democrats. Obama has a recovery started and America elects the republicans. Klein may actually have a point.
  17. browndevil

    browndevil Active Member

  18. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    you guys are agreeing with Klien. Looks like a slam dunk win for the rest of us.
  19. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    That might be obvious to you and I, but necessarily to everyone else. Klein's post was in response to the suggestion that the recession was caused entirely by the democratic congress elected in 2006.
  20. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    In reality it was caused by democrat presidents elected in 1978 and 1992.