Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

George Bush has outbreak of common sense!

chieftiff

War Hero
Moderator
George Bush has probably made the most sensible statement of his Presidential career: BBC News Link

Bush urges Israeli occupation end

Mr Bush's statement is the diplomatic highlight of his visit
US President George W Bush has said Israel must end its occupation of some Arab land to enable the creation of a viable Palestinian state
.

Still, I don't suppose he is worried about the Jewish vote anymore.
 
chieftiff said:
George Bush has probably made the most sensible statement of his Presidential career: BBC News Link

Bush urges Israeli occupation end

Mr Bush's statement is the diplomatic highlight of his visit
US President George W Bush has said Israel must end its occupation of some Arab land to enable the creation of a viable Palestinian state
.

Still, I don't suppose he is worried about the Jewish vote anymore.

Pity he didn't say that 7 years ago eh Chief?
 

AfterSSE

War Hero
It's a PR stunt, if you notice in the article he's hoping it will be signed by the time he leaves office in Feb 2009...something smells of "legacy repair"..., I mean why should that date matter, why not say Mar 2009 when Hillary or John McCain are the sitting President.....hmmmmmm...politics...when the rest of the world leaves this planet to colonise space, hopefully we can leave them (politicians) behind, along with the lawyers... :bball:
 

Bergen

ADC
AfterSSE said:
It's a PR stunt, if you notice in the article he's hoping it will be signed by the time he leaves office in Feb 2009...something smells of "legacy repair"..., I mean why should that date matter, why not say Mar 2009 when Hillary or John McCain are the sitting President.....hmmmmmm...politics...when the rest of the world leaves this planet to colonise space, hopefully we can leave them (politicians) behind, along with the lawyers... :bball:

A PR stunt!!!! SSE, how could you say this. I am shocked and stunned.

Funnily enough though........ this article from the Israeli Daily Ha'aretz seems to agree with you:-


[align=center]--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/align]


Despite all its power, the U.S. is finding it hard to deal with local forces in the Middle East and Pakistan that threaten its position, forces which are only growing more powerful. Pakistan is shaky, Afghanistan is on fire, Iraq is disintegrating, Iran is continuing with its nuclear development, Lebanon is divided and Hamas controls the Gaza Strip. Even friendly Israel, which depends on Washington for nearly everything, ignores America's repeated calls to remove outposts and alleviate the Palestinians' lives in the West Bank.

Is this just local phenomena taking place at the edge of an empire (like little Vietnam)? Or is this a fundamental shake-up of the regional order the U.S. put in place?

This question is the basis for President George Bush's tour of the Middle East, which will focus on the petroleum-producing states of the Gulf. Bush has come to reassert American hegemony in the region against the forces threatening it. That is what is motivating him - not the evacuation of outposts, Palestinian freedom or rescuing his "pal" Ehud Olmert from the Winograd Committee to prevent a political crisis in Israel.

These goals are obviously important to him, but they are secondary. From Bush's point of view, the diplomatic process he put in place for Israel and the Palestinians is meant to restore America's standing in the Arab world and curb the criticism against him for his lack of involvement and pro-Israel bias. Bush may express himself in an unsophisticated manner, but he has no illusions that a Palestinian state will be established during his tenure, or that the Arab states will suddenly become liberal democracies.

Bush's tour of the region became necessary following the publication of the National Intelligence Estimate on Iran, which played down the seriousness of the nuclear threat and was interpreted in the area as America withdrawing from its commitment to protect Israel and Saudi Arabia from an Iranian atomic bomb.

It was no coincidence that the trip was announced a day after the intelligence estimate was released, as the need to assuage America's allies in the region climbed to the top of Washington's list of priorities.

What can Bush gain? The U.S. president will try to give a booster shot to the pro-American regimes of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, in order to slow their fall into Iran's sphere of influence, and isolate the regional implications of the fiasco in Iraq. Bush will try to keep the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations alive and leave his successor at least the semblance of a peace process, and maybe some progress toward a final status agreement. Beyond this, and a demonstration of friendship for rulers in the region, Bush can do little more.

[align=center]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/align]

RM
 

Bergen

ADC
asst_dep_to_dep_asst said:
thingy said:
In the case of Bush, he's just a MORON!

Voted in by the electorate in the good ol' USA - or - returned for a second term on the strength of manipulated election results.

Democracy in action!

No .. No No No................Shurely not!!!!! You must be a conspiracy theorist.

Just because Bush won in 2000 by:-

The single state of Florida.
Where brother Jeb was Governor.
And that Florida was carried by only 535 votes.
And that Katherine Harris the Florida Secretary of State and the person responsible for all Florida voting was also the Chairwoman of the re-elect GWB committee.
And that 200,000 mainly Democrat voters were secretly dis-enfranchised prior to voting.
And that 20,000 mainly Democrat votes were voided during the election.
And that the Federal Supreme Court overruled the Florida Supreme Court and banned a re-count.
And that all records were destroyed.

You must have a suspicious mind. As for the 2004 elections for Prezdint............... which Bush won mainly on the Ohio State results.. well only in Amerika:-

Printer Friendly Version E-Mail This Article
Published on Thursday, August 28, 2003 by the Cleveland Plain Dealer
Voting Machine Controversy
by Julie Carr Smyth

COLUMBUS - The head of a company vying to sell voting machines in Ohio told Republicans in a recent fund-raising letter that he is "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year."

The Aug. 14 letter from Walden O'Dell, chief executive of Diebold Inc. - who has become active in the re-election effort of President Bush - prompted Democrats this week to question the propriety of allowing O'Dell's company to calculate votes in the 2004 presidential election.

[align=center]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/align]


RM
 

Bergen

ADC
thingy said:
And worryingly Bergs, what the US does now, we emulate later!


That is because we have the training manual :thumright:



RM
 

w.anchor

War Hero
I take it then that Dubya hasn't got the "The Prince" by Niccolo Machiavelli(real politics for control freaks) on his book shelf. F--k me it's only 71 pages long you could knock it off in a coffee brake.Problem is it would take him more time than he has left to understand it.
 

Chalky

Lantern Swinger
w.anchor said:
I take it then that Dubya hasn't got the "The Prince" by Niccolo Machiavelli(real politics for control freaks) on his book shelf. F--k me it's only 71 pages long you could knock it off in a coffee brake.Problem is it would take him more time than he has left to understand it.

I'm willing to bet that if he cannot pronounce the name of the author, let alone spell it, then he hasn't read it.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
MoD_RSS Press release: Foreign Secretary statement on the death of President George H W Bush MoD News 0
brigham600 USS George W Bush Current Affairs 8
I George Bush Miscellaneous 0
Father_Famine George Bush in Hell Miscellaneous 0
royalbumbaclod George Bush Assasinated! Diamond Lil's 8
MoD_RSS Sir George Norton starts role as Commandant at the Royal College of Defence Studies MoD News 0
MoD_RSS George Eustice speech on environmental recovery: 20 July 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS The Secretary of State has appointed George Lucas as the Northern Ireland Member of UK Sport. MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Sir George Norton appointed as next Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS) MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: MOD confirms death of Lance Corporal George Partridge MoD News 1
MoD_RSS News story: Urgent appeal for family of Lancastrian Private George Wilson MoD News 0
BillyNoMates Able Seaman William George Wallis - HMS EDINBURGH 1942 History 6
Seadog George asks Zippy, "I'm funny how?" Diamond Lil's 1
Naval_Gazer Royal Marines officer awarded George Cross The Corps 12
L George atkins - captain royal navy History 3
Waspie By George I think He's got it! Current Affairs 4
sgtpepperband BBC News: "George Osborne orders new icebreaker for UK polar science" The Fleet 14
Joint_Force_Harrier LAEM George Mullen Nearest & Dearest 4
Handler George 'Sexton' Blake The Fleet Air Arm 2
D The banning of the george cross flag Diamond Lil's 45
F George Osbourne cries at Maggies funeral. The Gash Barge 15
MoD_RSS News story: George Medal for Royal Marines winchman MoD News 0
Waspie By George I think he's got it!!! Current Affairs 18
finknottle Two George Medals awarded Current Affairs 2
soleil Telegraph: "Andrew St George On Lessons From The Navy" The Fleet 17
finknottle Gorgeous George is back Current Affairs 51
Topstop George Michael`s sympathy for Italian Captain Diamond Lil's 2
BreathingOutOnTheWayUp HMS Royal George, Nelson's Column and the Mary Rose History 0
soleil St George's Day - Wasps V Bath - In Aid Of Military Charities - MoD Discount or Free! Sports and Adventure Training 1
marmalizer RFA Fort George: In Canada Dock, Liverpool. Awaiting disposal :( Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 14
MoD_RSS RFA Fort George sets sail on final voyage Current Affairs 0
MoD_RSS RFA Fort George arrives in Plymouth for the final time Current Affairs 0
FTOeire Boy George Blue Jokes 2
soleil Navy News: "A Fortnight Of Flying From Fort George" RFA 0
soleil Birmingham Mail: "Matt Croucher Donates George Cross To IWM" RMR 11
S George Michael Diamond Lil's 26
scouse BBC Reporter onboard USS George Washington The Fleet Air Arm 3
WreckerL George Formby will be turning in his grave Diamond Lil's 9
N Battleships King George V, Prince of Wales, Duke of York History 44
scouse FLY Navy USS George Washington The Fleet Air Arm 6
(granny) RIP George. Nearest & Dearest 9
soleil "Royal Marine who won George Cross cheated death 6 times" The Corps 6
P Tribute Article to Royal Marine George 'Sparky' Sparks Current Affairs 12
higthepig George Carlin Diamond Lil's 1
W Fraser Gunnery Range (fmr HMS St George) Bases / Shore Est 15
Seadog RFA Fort George's Med Tech & Flight Life Saving Current Affairs 1
M George GallowayMP. Current Affairs 0
mikh St George Diamond Lil's 16
brazenhussy BOSS GIVES STAFF TIME OFF ON ST GEORGE'S DAY Current Affairs 26
brazenhussy ST George........................ The Quarterdeck 10
Similar threads


















































Latest Threads

New Posts

Top