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I Miss George W. BushPolitical perspective by Tim King Salem-News.com
What is it that we appreciate in a president today?
(SALEM) - You know, President G.W. Bush was a straight shooter, we always knew what to expect, we knew what we could count on, and he was easy to write about.
Strange I know, but it is true. President Barack Obama is a big puzzle, nobody knows what to think, and he isn't criticized for what he is responsible for. Instead we see him move around like a pinball in a game and he keeps people guessing. His administration probably loves things like the 'birth certificate' matter because it keeps his opponents focused on the utterly ridiculous; the intensely non-resolvable non-issues...
The Palestinians were told and believed that he was an answer to their problems, yet his alliance remains unequivocally toward Israel. Then the Israelis of course believe that Obama is a Muslim.
And that leads right back into the cloud of obscurity that has come to represent this man. I mean the whole idea of his two names resembling America's two most wanted characters of the last decade... that is really crazy isn't it?
I was lost on the man over the false promises he made to the Arab world in Cairo... It's sad, all we need to do in this world is spread the wealth, we need the richest to be a little less rich, and the poor to be a little less hungry. When stomachs are full, people can do things, when they believe their children are safe, they can do more.
Both of these more recent two presidents spur memories of the silver haired president, the one and only Bill Clinton, and it is a fact that none had the presence that man did, none were attractive to everyone the way the man from Arkansas was, I was lucky to see him four times in my career, all during visits to Las Vegas.
Clinton's military effort to counter the Serb military might have been one of the last operations conducted by US forces that was not to bring a specific domestic economic benefit, that means something.
As for old 'W', it was so easy to grade and evaluate his character, he was basically a huge windbag that had no adherence to truth, perhaps he didn't even really understand what truth is, it certainly was never important to him. But this guy was who he was, and we knew who he was, Obama is more deceptive, perhaps just a shade or two better as a person, perhaps not...
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