George W Bush

CIA torture report: Bobby Jindal defends George Bush

Bobby JindalWashington: Indian-American Louisiana Governor and rising Republican star Bobby Jindal has said the release of a Senate committee report on CIA's detention and harsh interrogation techniques is aimed at attacking former president George W Bush.

"It is clear that the Democrats wrote and released this report in an attempt to once again attack President Bush. I remain very proud to have worked for him, and proud that he kept America safe in the aftermath of 9/11," Jindal said.

His comment came days after the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a report which said the interrogation programme of CIA post 9/11 in many cases amounted to torture.

George W Bush says brother wants presidency

GEORGE W BUSHWashington : Former Florida Gov Jeb Bush wants to be president. That's according to his brother, former President George W Bush, who recently encouraged him to enter the 2016 presidential race during a private conversation at an event honoring veterans.

"I think he wants to be president," George W. Bush said in an interview today on the Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends," adding that he doesn't think his brother has made a final decision. "I think he'd be a great president. He understands what it's like to be president, for not only the person running or serving, plus family. He's seen his dad. He's seen his brother."

Obama, Bush, Clinton to pay last respects to Mandela

Obama-Bush-ClintonPretoria/Washington, Dec 7 : US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle will travel to South Africa next week to pay their last respects to anti-apartheid icon and South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela.

They will be joined by former US president George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush and former president Bill Clinton and his wife, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

According to the White House, the Americans will "pay their respects to the memory of Nelson Mandela and participate in memorial events" honouring the passing of the anti-apartheid leader.

Dalai Lama wishes Bush after surgery

Dalai-LamaDharamsala, Aug 8 : Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Thursday expressed happiness over the successful heart surgery of former US president George W. Bush and wished him swift recovery.

The Nobel Peace laureate wrote a letter to Bush, 67, after his Tuesday's surgery.

"His Holiness Dalai Lama wrote the letter from Leh (in Jammu and Kashmir) where he is on a three-week visit," the spiritual leader's office here said. (IANS)

Bush recollection puts spotlight on miscarriage

Bush recollection puts spotlight on miscarriageFormer US President, George W. Bush, in his interview with Matt Lauer on NBC News on Monday night, initiated a national conversation about his mother, Barbara Bush, and the complex issues revolving around miscarriage.

Bush called his mother decision as being straightforward. Some people against abortion reacted approvingly. Others commented on Mrs. Bush's action as that of a depressed and angry person.

Bush says war in Afghanistan must be won for global stability

Bush says war in Afghanistan must be won for global stabilityNew Delhi - Former US president George W Bush on Saturday warned that the war against the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan must be won else the world would face "serious threats."

Addressing a conference in New Delhi, Bush said defeating the radical Islamic groups was necessary to stop a return to "brutal tyranny" in that country.

"The mission in Afghanistan has been long and difficult and costly but I believe it is necessary for stability and peace," he told the conference organized by the Hindustan Times.

26/11 was a 'moment of clarity': Bush

26-11, 9-11Former US president George W Bush said on Saturday that just like 9/11 in America, 26/11 served as a "moment of clarity" in India.

Addressing the HT Leadership Summit in New Delhi, Bush noted that the approaching anniversary of the 26/11 terror attacks ad expressed his "deepest condolences" to the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

Nuclear deal is India's passport to the world: Bush

George W Bush Addressing the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, former US president George W Bush said that N-deal shows that US recognises India's nuclear programme. He said that the deal will empower the Indian economy and added that it is called India's passport to the world.

Speaking at the Summit, the former US President also said that during his tenure India was his priority in foreign policy and added that he saw India coming as big force long back and wanted America to pay attention.

Bush supports seat in UNSC for India

George W Bush Former US president George W Bush on Saturday supported India's claim for a seat in the UN Security Council as India is "a strong democratic country" and "a vibrant and modern nation".

Addressing the HT Leadership Summit in Delhi: “We must see the possibility of a seat for India in the United Nations Security Council.”

India has arrived as a strong democratic country in the world. It is a tolerant, peaceful and multi-religious democracy, he said.

Manmohan Singh and I share the same values: Bush

George W Bush, Manmohan Singh“We are involved in an ideological struggle against people who murder the innocent to advance a point of view,” said former US president George W Bush, in an exclusive interview to Hindustan Times. “I believe India is an important antidote to that.”

Bush, in the interview, revealed that his enthusiasm for the country remained undimmed. “India is a great example of a country where religious freedom promotes a peaceful society,” he said.

Bush does it again - jumps from plane on birthday

Bush does it again - jumps from plane on birthday Washington - Age doesn't appear to have caught up yet with former president George Bush, who celebrated his 85th birthday Friday by once again jumping from a plane.

The 41st president of the United States and father of the 43rd completed the parachute jump in Maine, sticking with the famous tradition he started when he turned 70 and has done on every fifth birthday since.

Bush carried out the tandem jump with a member of the Golden Knights, the US Army's elite parachuting unit, near the family's compound in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Top US court: Bush officials not liable in Muslim arrests

Top US court: Bush officials not liable in Muslim arrests Washington - The US Supreme Court ruled Monday that top justice officials in the former administration of US president George W Bush could not be held liable for alleged disrimination in the arrests of 700 Muslim men after the 2001 terrorist attacks.

U2’s Edge is glad Bono ignored his advice not to discuss Africa’s poverty with Bush

Bush claims his decisions kept US safeLondon, February 20 : U2 member The Edge is glad that frontman Bono ignored his advice not to meet former U. S. President George W. Bush to discuss poverty in Africa.

The rocker, whose real name is David Evans, has revealed that he was of the opinion that Bono would have "custard pies" thrown at him for holding talks with the controversial Republican in a bid to ease the plight of less economically developed nations.

However, he says, he is happy that the Beautiful Day singer proved his critics wrong.

Bush claims his decisions kept US safe

Bush claims his decisions kept US safeWashington, Jan. 16: Outgoing US President George W. Bush on Thursday claimed in his farewell address that the decisions that he had taken during his eight years in office, had kept the country safe from another terrorist attack.

Stating that he was leaving office with a sense of gratitude, Bush urged the incoming Obama administration not to let down its guard.

Bush defends "tough decisions" in farewell speech

Bush defends "tough decisions" in farewell speechWashington - US President George W Bush in his farewell address Thursday said there can be "little debate" that the controversial decisions he's made during his presidency have kept the United States safe.

Bush took up many of the themes that defined his eight years in office as he made his final speech to the nation as president. He warned that terrorism remains the "gravest threat to our people," more than seven years after the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington.

Bush defends "tough decisions"

Bush defends "tough decisions"Washington  - US President George W Bush said in his farewell address Thursday that there can be "little debate" that the tough or controversial decisions he's made during his presidency have kept the United States safe.

"There is legitimate debate about many of these decisions. But there can be little debate about the results," Bush says in excerpts released by the White House in advance of his speech. "America has gone more than seven years without another terrorist attack on our soil."

White House Press Secretary calls Bush a ‘second father’

White House Press Secretary calls Bush a ‘second father’London, Jan 12: White House Press Secretary for George W. Bush, Dana Perino, says that the President has been like a second father to her.

Perino, who is very loyal to Bush, will be heading to Britain where she will join her husband Peter MacMahon, children, and twin grandchildren.

"It's probably not professional to say it, but in many ways he has been like a second father to me," Times Online quoted her as saying.

Bush calls for "meaningful ceasefire" in Middle East

Bush calls for "meaningful ceasefire" in Middle East Washington  - US President George W Bush on Friday called for a "meaningful ceasefire" to the ongoing conflict in the Middle East after a week of Israeli air raids on the Gaza Strip and missile attacks by the militant Islamic group Hamas into Israel.

In his weekly radio address to be delivered Saturday, Bush blamed the situation on Hamas' violation of a ceasefire to which Israel was forced to respond and stressed that any newly brokered ceasefire must be upheld by both parties.

Bush clears legal hurdle for Hillary to become Secretary of State

Bush clears legal hurdle for Hillary to become Secretary of StateWashington, Dec 20: President George W Bush has cleared the legal hurdle confronting Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton becoming the next Secretary of State by signing a reduction in the job's salary.

The US Constitution bars someone from taking an office if that job's salary was increased while the person was a sitting member of Congress.

The salary was raised earlier this year from 186,600 dollars to 191,300 dollars. It now remains at 186,600 dollars, the Washington Times reported.

Bush says he didn’t compromise his soul to be a popular guy

Bush says he didn’t compromise his soul to be a popular guyWashington, Dec 18: US President George W Bush has said that his efforts to protect American people are "paying off," and added that he didn't compromisehis soul to become a popular guy.

In an interview with FOX News, President Bush said: "I've been a war-time president. I've dealt with two economic recessions now. I've had, hell, a lot of serious challenges. What matters to me is I didn''t compromise my soul to be a popular guy."




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