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What George W. Bush did right
Chicago Tribune, by Christian Caryl

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Posted By:Rat Patrol, 2/21/2013 2:07:55 PM

Which United States president will go down in history as the greatest humanitarian to have served in the office? The Republican Herbert Hoover is often known as the "Great Humanitarian" for his work administering famine relief in post-World War I Europe (and Bolshevik Russia) in the 1920s — but he did all that before he actually became president. Others might make the case for Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the Democrat who succeeded Hoover in the White House, whose New Deal initiatives relieved poverty and sickness on a grand scale within the United States.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Alpha91c, 2/21/2013 2:14:47 PM     (No. 9189258)

Dear Leader would disagree According to him all the world´s woes, to include runaway globalwarming and climate change can be traced directly to GWB.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: suziannr, 2/21/2013 2:28:42 PM     (No. 9189292)

I´m embarrassed for this writer. There is no way to actually compliment GWB while casually mentioning Obama is cutting the program back. The conservatives messed it up and Bush ruined the publicity with his foreign policy. Excuse me but as this was done on the African continent, this too was part of his foreign policy.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: john56, 2/21/2013 2:45:21 PM     (No. 9189331)

So the Chicago Tribune is gonna write an article, four years after Bush is out of office and after a decade plus of "Bash Bush" editorials, articles and innuendo.

Whoopdeedo. I guess now the Trib can point to this piece and tell us for the next 10 years that they treat both sides "equally."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: absalom, 2/21/2013 2:48:24 PM     (No. 9189339)

George the Compassionate is mute testament to Acton´s astute observation that "Good men are never great men".

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Reply 5 - Posted by: smcchk, 2/21/2013 4:43:23 PM     (No. 9189526)

I would love a good man in the White House right now.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/21/2013 5:19:13 PM     (No. 9189582)

What does Mr Caryl disagree with about the Bush foreign policies?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mary Ellen, 2/21/2013 8:00:22 PM     (No. 9189801)

George W. Bush is a good man and he was a good president. The creton in the White House now is neither.

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