"We have every reason to assume the worst."
George W. Bush
(1946- ) 43rd US President, Yale Skull & Bones Society
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As long as George is in office, he's right!
 -- Ray Conklin, Anytown, U.S.A.     
    Sounds like Ray needs to take a day trip to Tehran! Hey buddy, you just assume those nice people would never do ANYTHING to hurt you. Read their book. It will scare the daylights out of you.
     -- Matt, San Antonio     
    I think the worst has already happend after you got to be the President.
     -- Nora, Jordan     
    A fearmonger in the Whitehouse. George W. Bush and Dick Cheney have done more damage to this country, our rights, and our international standing than all our enemies now and through history combined could ever do. I hope they are wrong about the American people, and that, in the words of Edward R. Murrow, “We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven into an age of unreason if we dig deep into our history and remember we are not descended from fearful men.” -Edward R. Murrow
     -- A. Woods, Gloucester     
    And what Mr Bush did to Iraq? there is no bigger terrorist than Mr Bush...
     -- Kaleem, Pune, india     
     -- sana, shor kot cantt      
    5 stars for the accuracy of the quote; a thumbs down for what the accuracy of the quote means to America. Kaleem, If Mr. Obamunist Goodwrench the assassin isn't a bigger terrorist than Mr. Bush, he's at least his equal.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    man, was that phophetic.......well, at least he didnt lie on that one
     -- Kimo, USA     
    Yep, after all the CIA intervention, after installing dicatorships "friendly to US interests", after manipulating their economy...we can certainly assume that the common folk over there are resentful. The CIA call it "Blowback".
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    No comment!!!!!
     -- Robken     
    J Carlton: Heaven forbid we have anyone "friendly to US interests" anywhere in the world. Things are much better under Obama: Egypt -- gone; turkey -- gone; Yemen -- almost gone; Libya -- gone; in fact, the entire Middle East -- gone (not that any of the regimes there were great, but they are bieng replaced with something much, much worse, thanks to the Muslinm-in-chief;
     -- David, Chattanooga, TN     
    David, wouldn't you prefer to think that people would be "friendly to US interests" due to the fact that we are honest in our dealings, and that those3 dealings would be beneficial to the parties involved, as opposed to installing dictatorships to force US ineterests on foreigners? I know I would. Try reading some of the history of western influence in the middle east and a book called "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man", you'll soon know what I'm talking about. Be Well.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    PS David, you're right about Obama. He makes Bush look pro-American as opposed to pro-Globalist, which is what they all have been for decades now.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    When liberals run things, whether democrat or republican, we have every reason to assume the worst.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    Another quote fragment presented with no context...
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA, US     
    Just another example of how the State attempts to keep us forever in fear. Which is worse: blowing up an airplane or constant government surveillance? I cannot understand why government employees are assumed to be more trustworthy than non-government workers. Isn't it a recognized truth that power corrupts and therefore government authority must be strictly limited? Today, ALL of us are considered suspects and the government beyond reproach -- how the hell did that happen?! The People MUST keep their government in check. Does not anyone remember what happened in Nazi Germany BEFORE they invaded other countries? The US government has been doing that under the last 4 administrations (no matter what party has been in power). Americans are waking up, and something is gonna give...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    The noodle-heads who think that the world is made up of sunshine and lollipops need to extract their craniums from ther rectums. These are the same people who think that 9/11 was a criminal act of a few nuts jobs; not an act of war, planned and executed by warriors of a Muslim warlord. GDub presided over a government whose Congress was predominately liberal Marxist sympathizers, whose unelected career government workers headed by a communist-inspired labor union, and a mostly under-educated electorate. These things alone would have toppled any president, yet, he perservered and succeeded under impossible conditions. I think that history will mark him as an extraordinary president who was able to deal with extreme adversity while reming calm and resolute.
     -- GunnyCee, Durham     
    Dittos and kudos GunnyCee. I used to think we had installed a cross between Neville Chamberlain and Jimmy Carter in the White House, but now now it appears that the Bamster has a bit of Putin in him too - was not the most successful Russian oil company taken over by the govt on his watch? and the founders put ijn prison where they languish today. Where does our government get the authority to take over auto manufacturers, interfering with our bankrupotcy laws, close down entrepreneurs selling the cars, the authority to keep Boeing from producing American products in the state of their choice, the unmitigated and stupefying notion that they should stop American/American friendly companies from drilling for oil in the gulf while the Chinese and others drill ? We are livng Atlas Shrugged.
     -- H Rearden, Burr Ridge Ill     
    The quote was taken out of context, though I suppose we all know what the context was. Still, generally speaking, Mr Bush had a point. If Americans had taken his advise to assume the worst BEFORE he became president, the world might not be such a mess today.
     -- Koen, Amsterdam, Netherlands     
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