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11:35 AM, September 30th, 2011
This administration actually is what the Bush administration claimed to be: a relentless executor of the war in terror, armed with real intelligence and lethally accurate execution. Sure, Yemen’s al Qaeda is not the core al Qaeda of Pakistan/Afghanistan - it’s less global in scope and capacities. But to remove one important propaganda source of that movement has made all of us safer. … I know the next election will be about the economy. But what it should also be about is the revelation of the Republicans as fundmentally weak on national security. Caught up in their own ideology, they proved for eight years they’d rather posture and preen than do the intelligent, relentless, ethical intelligence work that is only now leading to victory.
The Un-Bush, Andrew Sullivan

(Source: andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com)

1:00 PM, March 23rd, 2011
I bear some responsibility for moving the party of the parsimonious and prudent use of force to “all war all the time.” As a senior speechwriter for the Secretary of Defense and later for President Bush, I happily drafted many speeches blasting opponents of the war (or our policies) for timidity or naiveté on Afghanistan or Iraq—sometimes more brazenly than either of my bosses preferred.
Former Bush speech-writer Matt Latimer on how the GOP has betrayed its roots—and attacks anyone not urging all combat all the time.
6:36 PM, February 5th, 2011

Security Concerns vs. the Threat of a Criminal Investigation

A planned trip to Switzerland by George W. Bush has been canceled, his spokesman says, due to security concerns…but several human rights group see it differently, having pushed Switzerland to open a criminal investigation on torture allegations against Bush while he was on their soil. “Whatever Bush or his hosts say,” read one of their statements, “we have no doubt he canceled his trip to avoid our case.”

(Source: The New York Times)

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