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(Opposing Views)   The announcement that George W. Bush would get a humanitarian award wasn't met with universal support   (opposingviews.com) divider line 72
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2013-07-06 03:28:42 PM
9 votes:
George Bush will be remembered as the man who proved once and for all that conservatism simply doesn't work as an organizing principle for government.
2013-07-06 07:25:25 PM
4 votes:
I will save your country. I'll start by bombing a restaurant in a residential neighborhood.

I'll help your country. I'll start by destroying all of your bridges and power plants.

I'll bring you democracy and freedom. I'll start by hiring a bunch of mercenaries to drag you from your homes and drag you from your cars and destroy you from the air.

I'll rebuild your country. I'll do it by hiring all of my buddy's companies to rebuild all the stuff I destroyed in the first place. What, you want a job rebuilding your country? Nope. Sorry. Dick Cheney's pals need a few billion from my treasury.

I wish there was a hell so Dubya could burn in it.
2013-07-06 03:21:26 PM
4 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: Obama is doing a fine job of proving that Bush wasn't all that bad.


You sound like a FOX News viewer.
2013-07-06 03:04:50 PM
4 votes:

NewportBarGuy: He saved as many people in Africa as he killed in Iraq. Seems like a wash to me.


He gets points on AIDS prevention but loses them on lack of birth control.
2013-07-06 12:06:50 PM
4 votes:
Forget the award, send him to a country that has no problems with arresting him and charging him with war crimes.
2013-07-06 06:01:06 PM
3 votes:

nekom: He did good things in Africa.  Can't say he was the greatest President we've had, but I do have to give him credit where credit is due.


And by refusing to give any aid funding to organizations that supported abortion and female contraception use, he invalidated whatever good he did, considering the huge benefit to female reproductive health those options rovide. Oh, and let's not forget his support for US religious orgs who both supported the African congregations behind the anti-witch massacres, and the African law-makers behind the "execute all the gays" bills that have been sweeping across the central continent. Oh yes, a lot of good Bush did there, certainly.
2013-07-06 04:15:03 PM
3 votes:
The guy had two wars going, cost the American people a ton of cash, not to mention the broken and dead servicemen, and perpetuated cronyism........this gets an  award?
2013-07-06 03:55:59 PM
3 votes:
May I remind the Bush apologists that Bush W wasn't even welcome at the 2008 RNC convention.
2013-07-06 03:13:24 PM
3 votes:
He and Dick Cheney have been invited to pick up the award at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
2013-07-06 12:57:38 PM
3 votes:
GWB was a farking monster.
2013-07-06 12:14:50 PM
3 votes:
He did good things in Africa.  Can't say he was the greatest President we've had, but I do have to give him credit where credit is due.
2013-07-06 12:11:13 PM
3 votes:
Neither was Obama getting the Peace Prize
2013-07-06 12:04:16 PM
3 votes:

Therion: The university still plans to give President Bush an award. They're just going to rename it.

Fark caption contest!


winemaking.jackkeller.net
2013-07-07 07:53:38 AM
2 votes:
Bush's father, former head of the CIA, killed Kennedy.  The Bushes are a crime family.

archive.democrats.com
2013-07-07 06:54:05 AM
2 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: Obama is doing a fine job of proving that Bush wasn't all that bad.


Tell me I was wrong when I labelled you a couple months ago.

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2013-07-07 12:44:07 AM
2 votes:
www.oberlin.edu
2013-07-06 10:08:52 PM
2 votes:
George W. Bush is a war criminal.  This is objective fact.
2013-07-06 06:57:22 PM
2 votes:

oryx: Why not give Bush an award? Awards are meaningless ever since they gave Obama Kissinger the Nobel Peace Prize.


Fixed!

/Judges would have also allowed Cordell Hull as an alternate answer there.
2013-07-06 05:39:55 PM
2 votes:

oryx: Why not give Bush an award? Awards are meaningless ever since they gave Obama the Nobel Peace Prize.


The butthurt is strong with this one.
2013-07-06 05:31:43 PM
2 votes:
I don't think Bush deserves this award yet.  However, I think if he went full Jimmy Carter, and made African AIDS prevention his issue, he could deserve a Nobel Peace Prize some day.  It would probably take several decades though.
2013-07-06 03:44:33 PM
2 votes:
2013-07-06 03:31:03 PM
2 votes:
The university still plans to give President Bush an award. They're just going to rename it.

Christopher Hill, the dean of the Korbel School that will be giving the award, says the award will be named something "along the lines of 'The Chancellor's Award' or the 'Presidential Award'" instead.


"Sir, on behalf of the Korbel School and the University of Denver, we'd like to present you with the "Thank God for Small Favors Presidential Award." We know you had it in you to push the little red button on your desk, sending us all into an apocalyptic nuclear nightmare from which the world would never recover. Instead, you only invaded a few countries, enabled the crash of the world economy, and supported extrajudicial imprisonment and torture.

So we proudly present you with this award for not blowing up the entire planet. As bad as you were, you could have been worse."
2013-07-06 03:29:37 PM
2 votes:

Kumana Wanalaia: Popcorn Johnny: Obama is doing a fine job of proving that Bush wasn't all that bad.

You sound like a FOX News viewer.


He's a greasy little troll. Or an idiot , I'm not sure .
2013-07-06 03:29:34 PM
2 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: Obama is doing a fine job of proving that Bush wasn't all that bad.


Shutting down Bush's torture program does nothing to reduce its atrociousness.
2013-07-06 03:28:05 PM
2 votes:

TV's Vinnie: NewportBarGuy: He saved as many people in Africa as he killed in Iraq. Seems like a wash to me.

How? By not bombing them?

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Bush is a shiatheel, but he did do a lot to help HIV victims and prevention in Africa. More than any president we have ever had, in fact.
2013-07-06 01:54:31 PM
2 votes:
Other than defunding some legitimate groups in favor of some fundie-based aid groups Bush's work in Africa was pretty commendable although at the time I cynically wrote it off as a goodwill tour in advance of the Iraq invasion which also greased the skids somewhat for the setting up of the separate US Command group for Africa.

So, give the war criminal his prize.

Credit where's due and all that.

/See also: Demerits.
2013-07-06 01:00:46 PM
2 votes:
Bush started it, Obama is continuing it, and future Presidents will expand it
2013-07-07 01:23:02 PM
1 votes:
A Face Only a Narrow Majority of the Supreme Court Could Love Award
2013-07-07 01:22:06 PM
1 votes:
Dumbest Drydrunk Silverspoon Hillbilly Daddy's Boy Smirking Foreign-Head-of-State-Groping Deer-in-the-Headlights Permanently-on-Vacation Dipshiat Career Farkup President Award

Some may chastize me for going too easy on him.  I understand their concerns.
2013-07-07 06:03:44 AM
1 votes:

danwinkler: They gave Barack "drone strike" Obama a peace prize. Those sort of awards are clearly meaningless now, who really cares?


Obama got the Nobel for winning a presidential election based on a platform of pulling out of Iraq. That's all he had to do to get the Nobel.

Which kinds of points out how farked up Bush's policies were in the eyes of the world.
2013-07-07 04:26:45 AM
1 votes:

danwinkler: They gave Barack "drone strike" Obama a peace prize. Those sort of awards are clearly meaningless now, who really cares?


I dunno, you sure sound pretty concerned.
2013-07-07 03:05:42 AM
1 votes:
The university still plans to give President Bush an award. They're just going to rename it.

The "Ohh, You!" Award?

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Condi Rice is a distinguished alum of DU. One can only wonder what the trade was for.
2013-07-07 02:19:32 AM
1 votes:
Hey, the surviving Iraqis should get to 'thank' him in person.  Like Mussolini..
2013-07-07 01:59:29 AM
1 votes:
The award should include a one-way ticket to Fallujah.
2013-07-07 12:45:56 AM
1 votes:
The former president was scheduled to receive an award from the university in September for "improving the human condition."

I mean really, it takes balls to be this willfully ignorant of the past.

I think the person or persons who proposed this should be caned, it's so brazenly gauche.
2013-07-07 12:43:07 AM
1 votes:
www.suprmchaos.com
2013-07-07 12:37:01 AM
1 votes:
BTW, did Hitler get his Nobel Peace Priize yet?
2013-07-07 12:31:58 AM
1 votes:

Ted Kennedy's Brain Tumor: If George W. Bush is a criminal for launching the Iraq War, he at worst joins an esteemed list of U.S. Presidents in the waging of unnecessary, misguided or outright shamefully predatory wars. I don't see us or the international community clamoring to demolish monuments to McKinley, Wilson and Polk (to name a few of the more egregious offenders).


Dude, like your Mom always tells you, wipe your drool.
2013-07-07 12:19:41 AM
1 votes:

Saborlas: Forget the award, send him to a country that has no problems with arresting him and charging him with war crimes.


THIS
2013-07-06 11:55:08 PM
1 votes:
tenpoundsofcheese (farkied: It ain't cheese): so much Bush derangement syndrome.
But...but...but...BUSH!


Would it be OK with you if they gave this award to Osama bin Laughin'?

No?

Why not?  Because he killed a lot of people?

George w. bush killed a LOT more people than Osama bin Laughin'.

Of course, since you're a wingnut, you value non-American lives at zero.  Fine.  Even if we only count Americans, george w. bush still killed a LOT more people than Osama bin Laughin'.

One guy living rent free in the heads of so many butt hurt liberals.

You're crying your eyes out because we called george w. bush a criminal (which he is), but we're the ones who are butthurt.

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/So when is SEAL Team Six going to land in Crawford?
2013-07-06 09:42:45 PM
1 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: so much Bush derangement syndrome.
But...but...but...BUSH!
One guy living rent free in the heads of so many butt hurt liberals.


Kind of the same way Bill Clinton makes "conservatives" foam at the mouth?

Yea, I see that.
2013-07-06 07:36:50 PM
1 votes:

Solid Muldoon: I wish there was a hell so Dubya could burn in it.

2013-07-06 06:47:22 PM
1 votes:

Glancing Blow: I think the award is quite appropriate and shows the great esteem in which we treasure the memories of his service.  It will no doubt be dwarfed by the plethora of other awards and honorariums he has received.


This could very well be true, depending on what they wind up naming the damned thing, and what they wind up giving it to him for.

"Here's a GTFO Award for shoving up your ass", that type of thing.
2013-07-06 05:24:15 PM
1 votes:

Fart_Machine: NewportBarGuy: He saved as many people in Africa as he killed in Iraq. Seems like a wash to me.

He gets points on AIDS prevention but loses them on lack of birth control.


And some of the blood from anyone killed by the anti-homosexual frenzy stirred up by The Family is on his hands, too.  They got in the door thanks to his Office of Faith-Based Partnerships.
2013-07-06 05:18:09 PM
1 votes:

biglot: Bush ran as a **compassionate conversative**

Why y'all having a problem with this?


Compassionate conservatism:  Shoots you in the face with a shotgun but, out of kindness and compassion, puts a pillow on your face before pulling the trigger.
2013-07-06 05:09:49 PM
1 votes:
Why not give Bush an award? Awards are meaningless ever since they gave Obama the Nobel Peace Prize.
2013-07-06 05:03:15 PM
1 votes:
Seriously, this is like giving Pol Pot an award for population control.
2013-07-06 05:00:54 PM
1 votes:

NewportBarGuy: He saved as many people in Africa as he killed in Iraq. Seems like a wash to me.


So if you save one man from drowning you're entitled to go and shoot another in the head?

And you should get an award for it?
2013-07-06 04:44:47 PM
1 votes:

spongeboob: theknuckler_33: Better story on huffpo: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/03/du-george-bush-award_n_35419 3 2.html

Okay according to this article the Dean admits it is being given for fund raising, my question is will Bush actually bring in money, who the hell would give money because HE got an award?


His mom.
2013-07-06 04:39:04 PM
1 votes:
The only award Bush should get is the fact that he wakes up every day in a bedroom rather than a jail cell.  So, congrats on that.
2013-07-06 04:00:40 PM
1 votes:

machoprogrammer: El Pachuco: Popcorn Johnny: Obama is doing a fine job of proving that Bush wasn't all that bad.

Shutting down Bush's torture program does nothing to reduce its atrociousness.

You really think he shut it down? He just outsourced it to other nations.


The important thing is that you aren't even trying to pretend Bush didn't have people tortured.
2013-07-06 03:55:18 PM
1 votes:

xaveth: ArkAngel: Neither was Obama getting the Peace Prize

You sir are a racist!


no he's not. he's a Corporate brain washed Republican.
2013-07-06 03:54:27 PM
1 votes:
Let some African state give him an award.  That might have been the one thing he did right.

Africans didn't elect him, no awards from the US.

/One of the worst presidents in the history of the United States.
2013-07-06 03:53:24 PM
1 votes:

snuff3r: GWB was a farking monster.



he's a blue blood frat rat who was given everything he has.  born on 3rd base and thinks he hit a Triple.
2013-07-06 03:49:47 PM
1 votes:
the Wealthiest 2% who Own this Nation could reward a Turd and get away with it.  that's what happens when a Nation is no longer a Democracy.

ain't Freedom great!
2013-07-06 03:44:46 PM
1 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: Obama is doing a fine job of proving that Bush wasn't all that bad.


I wonder if anyone in Poland in 1949 talked about how Stalin made Hitler look not that bad.
2013-07-06 03:41:57 PM
1 votes:

machoprogrammer: El Pachuco: Popcorn Johnny: Obama is doing a fine job of proving that Bush wasn't all that bad.

Shutting down Bush's torture program does nothing to reduce its atrociousness.

You really think he shut it down? He just outsourced it to other nations.


You're more than likely correct, sadly. However do you have any proof of that assertation that wasn't sourced from someone's asshole?
2013-07-06 03:32:14 PM
1 votes:
Can you arrest him if he shows up for the award?
2013-07-06 03:31:25 PM
1 votes:
So, the Special Olympics version of the Nobel Peace Prize?
2013-07-06 03:25:16 PM
1 votes:
boards.fightingamphibians.org
2013-07-06 03:24:34 PM
1 votes:
so much Bush derangement syndrome.
But...but...but...BUSH!
One guy living rent free in the heads of so many butt hurt liberals.
2013-07-06 03:21:37 PM
1 votes:
Here is his only award: fark, fark, fark that greasy asshole named George W. Bush.

Say it again; fark that asshole George W. Bush.
2013-07-06 03:16:08 PM
1 votes:
yeah he help an old lady across the street. once. so what? the little good he did was easily offset but the really bad stuff.

Fart_Machine: He gets points on AIDS prevention but loses them on lack of birth control.


there's a good case in point.
2013-07-06 02:57:30 PM
1 votes:

Red Shirt Blues: He did set up the largest Marine reserve in the Pacific.


The fish greeted us as liberators. Little chocolates and flowers were thrown.
2013-07-06 02:06:14 PM
1 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: Obama is doing a fine job of proving that Bush wasn't all that bad.


Trolololo
2013-07-06 01:46:37 PM
1 votes:
Obama is doing a fine job of proving that Bush wasn't all that bad.
2013-07-06 01:20:57 PM
1 votes:

nekom: He did good things in Africa.  Can't say he was the greatest President we've had, but I do have to give him credit where credit is due.


And how much did his Africa trips cost the taxpayers?
2013-07-06 12:28:48 PM
1 votes:
He did do his part to make the US a little more like Somalia

/so there's that
2013-07-06 12:28:25 PM
1 votes:

Herr Docktor Heinrich Wisenheimer: Vegetarian:Vegetables::Humanitarian:_________________


Humanitaribles?

Humanitables?
2013-07-06 12:25:11 PM
1 votes:
Vegetarian:Vegetables::Humanitarian:_________________
2013-07-06 11:47:53 AM
1 votes:
The university still plans to give President Bush an award. They're just going to rename it.

Fark caption contest!
2013-07-06 11:42:30 AM
1 votes:
He saved as many people in Africa as he killed in Iraq. Seems like a wash to me.
 
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