The Movement To Keep Dubya Silent Continues – Bloomberg/CNN Run Snipe Story On George Bush Private Remarks…

Bloomberg News is ideologically an extension of CNN propaganda and their latest exploit is a case study in remarkable bias.

obama-bushGeorge Bush attends a private, closed-door, fundraiser and gives a speech. Part of that speech is Bush giving his opinion on the state of current world events from his perspective as a former President. The headline chosen by Josh Rogin, to set the tone, reads: “George W. Bush Bashes Obama on Middle East“.

Immediately shades of motives and secret recordings, similar to Mitt Romney’s 47% hidden camera expose’, jump out. Rogin’s article claims a single “attendee” as his source for the entire article, and thus begins his narrative:

One attendee at the Republican Jewish Coalition session, held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas with owner Sheldon Adelson in attendance, transcribed large portions of Bush’s remarks. (link)

“transcribed large portions of Bush’s remarks”? Transcribed how? Was the “attendee” live-typing into his laptop while in the audience, of course not. Recorded and “large portions” transcribed, most likely.

So why didn’t Rogin just take the recording and produce the article from his own interpretations? Probably because that would have exposed him to the sunlight of readers better understanding the bias. Requesting a transcription of the recording offers the Journalist a measure of plausible deniability. Decide for yourself (emphasis mine):

George W Bush Bashes Obama On Middle East

(Bloomberg) In a closed-door meeting with Jewish donors on Saturday night, former President George W. Bush delivered his harshest public criticisms to date against his successor on foreign policy, saying that President Barack Obama is being naïve about Iran and the pending nuclear deal and losing the war against the Islamic State.

One attendee at the Republican Jewish Coalition session, held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas with owner Sheldon Adelson in attendance, transcribed large portions of Bush’s remarks. The former president, who rarely ever criticizes Obama in public, at first remarked that the idea of re-entering the political arena was something he didn’t want to do. He then proceeded to explain why Obama, in his view, was placing the U.S. in “retreat” around the world. He also said Obama was misreading Iran’s intentions while relaxing sanctions on Tehran too easily.

According to the attendee’s transcription, Bush noted that Iran has a new president, Hassan Rouhani. “He’s smooth,” Bush said. “And you’ve got to ask yourself, is there a new policy or did they just change the spokesman?”

Bush said that Obama’s plan to lift sanctions on Iran with a promise that they could snap back in place at any time was not plausible. He also said the deal would be bad for American national security in the long term: “You think the Middle East is chaotic now? Imagine what it looks like for our grandchildren. That’s how Americans should view the deal.”

Bush then went into a detailed criticism of Obama’s policies in fighting the Islamic State and dealing with the chaos in Iraq. On Obama’s decision to withdraw all U.S. troops in Iraq at the end of 2011, he quoted Senator Lindsey Graham calling it a “strategic blunder.” Bush signed an agreement with the Iraqi government to withdraw those troops, but the idea had been to negotiate a new status of forces agreement to keep U.S. forces there past 2011. The Obama administration tried and failed to negotiate such an agreement.  (keep reading)

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41 Responses to The Movement To Keep Dubya Silent Continues – Bloomberg/CNN Run Snipe Story On George Bush Private Remarks…

  1. joanfoster says:

    Well, well. It only too him six years to speak up.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. John Galt says:

    Anybody not bashing Obozo’s middle east foreign policy hasn’t been paying attention.

    Liked by 7 people

  3. moxieluster says:

    Reblogged this on Moxie Luster and commented:
    Always an Interesting read on politics 🙂

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  4. John Galt says:

    The usual hypocrisy:

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  5. BertDilbert says:

    The only ally we have left is Japan, a nation where they sell more adult diapers than child diapers, and only because we probably promised to defend disputed islands.

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    • bitterlyclinging says:

      Do not ever discount the Japanese. Their stoicism in the face of the 3/11/11 tsunami. Their miraculous recovery after the beating they took 12/7/41 to 9/2/45
      Out of the 21,000 defenders on Iwo Jima only 200 chose the opportunity to surrender.
      They are, and would be again, a formidable foe.

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      • EnterTheDragon says:

        In the 70s, one or two Japanese finally surrendered. True story. They were stunned.

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        • bitterlyclinging says:

          Yup.
          The second in command to Japanese General Ushijima, of whom no trace was found, survived the battle, was captured in July, pretending to be a gardener on one of the large Okinawan estates, and lived to write a book about the battle. After his release from prison and return home he was shunned as a pariah for surrendering, not committing ritual suicide, instead. In contrast the men you spoke of were treated as heroes upon their return.

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      • BertDilbert says:

        I’m not discounting the Japanese, I am discounting the USA.

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      • One of the few honorable countries left. They’re holding onto a backup copy of American honor so that it can be returned someday.

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  6. Scott says:

    Long over-due! The so-called “tradition” of former presidents avoiding criticism of a current president is, in this case, irresponsible. The stakes are high. The truth MUST be spoken. There is no place for decorum…because there is no room for a “miscalculation.” It is not an overstatement to say that millions of human lives are at stake.
    As the Obama administration works diligently to provided a path for Iran’s development of nuclear weapons, one is compelled to ask…Are we simply observing the naivete` of a community organizer, or are we standing idly by while an evil strategy is employed which will someday alter the course of human history? Either way, it is outrageous.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      We ARE standing idly by while an evil strategy is employed which will someday alter the course of human history. Actually, I think it is in its last stages.

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  7. stella says:

    I wondered about the “transcription” language. It’s possible that someone was taking notes; I often take shorthand notes, even though my speed isn’t what it used to be! More likely, whoever it is recorded the speech.

    Anyway, it was clever of Pres. Bush to speak about it this way. If you ask me, it was intentional. It’s important to speak out – even he can see that now – and I’m sure he doesn’t give a tinker’s damn what the press and Obama supporters (sometimes one and the same) say about him.

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    • Dixie says:

      I could not agree more. He surely knew someone there would spill the beans as there are traitors around every corner. I am glad to hear from him as I have wondered how he felt about this administration. Personally I’d like to hear more.

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  8. labrat says:

    Bush camp still staying quiet on this. I think that’s smart. Bush knows that given the level of BDS out there anything he says will be fodder for the left. Better to stay above the fray and keep to be the “gentleman” in the room.

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  9. rashomon says:

    I’m not certain Japan is an ally because they like us or trust us to defend them. Would you trust Obama given his history to date? Japan owns more of our debt than China does ($1.2244 trillion vs. $1.2237). That’s a lot of sushi.

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  10. Les says:

    Bush served this country. I don’t care if he removes himself completely now and has a nice life. I bet he hates Jeb for running.

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  11. stella says:

    “In order to be an effective president … when you say something you have to mean it,” he said. “You gotta kill em.” – G.W. BUSH

    http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-04-27/george-w-bush-bashes-obama-on-middle-east

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  12. Crystal says:

    QUOTE from Rogin:

    He also revealed that he takes little responsibility for the policies that he put in place that contributed to the current state of affairs.

    I remember Bush always taking responsibility for his policies, at least from what I remember. Is this a misprint on the part of the author or are his biases on display?

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    • Irish Eyes says:

      My guess would be bias and the usual blame Bush snark. Nothing is the current Prez’s fault, it’s all because of Bush’s policies even though Barry’s been stirring up trouble ever since he took office.

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    • radiopatriot says:

      Rogin just couldn’t help himself. He HAD to get that last slam in there. What a dork.

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  13. peachteachr says:

    I have read or heard that it was the other countries in the Middle East that begged Pres. Bush to step up and speak out. It seems that Israel is not the only state to fear Obama’s pink lines.

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  14. cali says:

    I used to like George Bush long time ago – but have changed my opinion of him for various reasons.
    If his brother wouldn’t be running for the white house – he would not uttered one word and remained silent as he has been for the past 6+ years.
    Adelson – the billionaire – is supporting the Jeb’s campaign and has given him a big junk of money so far.
    It would have been a lot better if he opened his mouth long time ago when it would have made a difference – now, it is opportunistic on his part because its simply to raise money for his brothers campaign.
    As are all the Bushes – they are progressive and establishment candidates; old Papa Bush is a major NWO supporter as well as a member of the world elite and his father – grandfather Bush – was one of Hitlers Bankers.
    They purchased a very large parcel of property in Paraguay as well as building a very large estate with all the works including state of the art security. Is there something they already know and we don’t?

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    • radiopatriot says:

      You might have a point there. I’ve been among many of us who have been frustrated that W never came out to defend himself while he was in office (especially during his 2nd term) and ever since. Our country is in bad shape, and he chooses to observe presidential protocol re” his successor? I call BS on that. So despite feeling somewhat elated that he finally said something — ANYTHING — about this current catastrophe of an Administration, deeper inspection might reveal what you’ve pointed out. Helping his brother Jeb extricate himself from the disastrous reputation in which the media has encased W and his policies.

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