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George W. Bush Live From Facebook

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  • by Darth_brooks (180756) * <clipper377@gm3.1415926ail.com minus pi> on Monday November 29, 2010 @09:10AM (#34373450) Homepage

    I'm sure this will be a quiet affair. Well balanced, with well thought out talking points and few interruptions.

    Also, could someone ring the nurse for me? The pink elephants have begun playing the banjo again...

  • Question #1 (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 29, 2010 @09:11AM (#34373462)

    After adding over $1T to the federal deficit to fund a sham war in Iraq that has cost over 4400 American lives (http://antiwar.com/casualties/) and over 100,000 civilian casualties (http://www.iraqbodycount.org/) -- how do you sleep at night?

    • In the immortal words of Henry Kissinger, another highly successful war criminal, "Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac". I'm guessing that sleeping isn't a huge problem. (no, sorry, the eyebleach required to efface that mental image is sold separately...)
    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by russotto (537200)

      After adding over $1T to the federal deficit to fund a sham war in Iraq that has cost over 4400 American lives (http://antiwar.com/casualties/) and over 100,000 civilian casualties (http://www.iraqbodycount.org/) -- how do you sleep at night?

      W: Like a baby. Next question?

  • by Greyfox (87712) on Monday November 29, 2010 @09:18AM (#34373506) Homepage Journal
    "Was your invasion of Iraq entirely to prove that you could do something your father couldn't, to depose Saddam Hussein?" If the answer to that was in any form affirmative, my follow up would be "At any point after you did so, did you realize that he didn't go that extra 20 miles back in the 90's because he realized what would happen if he did?" That's the one question I'd love to have answered from his administration. I can't imagine that the rest of his administration would put on such a dog and pony show and ruin their own careers to advance such a simplistic goal, but "We need a distraction from the fact that we haven't caught Bin Laden yet," really isn't that much better.
    • by Ephemeriis (315124) on Monday November 29, 2010 @09:33AM (#34373642)

      Good question...

      But what makes you think you'd get anything other than a carefully sanitized political answer?

      I mean... It isn't like you're the first one to come up with this question. I've see in, and variations on it, asked countless times. And the answer has always been some vague form of "no".

      Now, I'm not certain that "no" is a lie... It may very well be that he had other motivations. But the vague and political nature of the non-answer always leaves me feeling like there's more to the story.

      I'd love to get a straight answer out of him. Hell, I'd love to get a straight answer out of just about any politician. But I don't think this Facebook interview thing is going to suddenly grant my wishes.

      • I'd love to get a straight answer out of him. Hell, I'd love to get a straight answer out of just about any politician.

        Well, he couldn't really object if you tried waterboarding him.

      • Good question...

        But what makes you think you'd get anything other than a carefully sanitized political answer?

        I seriously doubt the question would even make it to him - I'm sure he has people screening them.

    • by dkleinsc (563838)

      The short version: "So why did we invade Iraq, really?" If I had an interview with him, that's what I'd ask. And I'd keep asking it until he'd exhausted his BS answers, and finally got to the truth.

      • by khallow (566160)

        The short version: "So why did we invade Iraq, really?" If I had an interview with him, that's what I'd ask. And I'd keep asking it until he'd exhausted his BS answers, and finally got to the truth.

        And are you going to pout when he walks out rather than put up with your nonsense?

        Let me put it this way, you aren't likely to get anything other than the "BS answers" unless you can do "enhanced interrogation techniques" on him. Even then, it's not unlikely that those BS answers are why he did it. For me, the more interesting targets are the people who changed their stories when the old ones grew stale. For example, I knew the US couldn't find WMDs in Iraq when in April, 2003 Wolfowitz changed his story

      • by Legion303 (97901)

        If you watched the 2004 presidential debates, you'd know he never exhausts his BS answers. Ask him a question and he'll just keep repeating very minor variations on the same answer until you get tired of asking. He's like a bipedal, autistic pit bull.

    • by burris (122191)

      I guess the fact that Iraq floats on a sea of oil and deposing the existing government also have the ancillary benefit of being a huge windfall for White-House and Congress "defense" industry cronies never entered your foolish mind.

    • by elrous0 (869638) *

      I suspect the real answer is "Because Dick Cheney said so." Cheney and Rumsfeld were the two with the hard-ons for Iraq. Bush Jr. was just a weak-minded dupe to them. And he pretty much stayed that way until 2006, when he finally realized (way too late) that listening to them might not be in his best interest. To my mind, Bush isn't evil so much as a simple fool.

      You don't fault a moron for being used by much smarter (and much more sinister) men. You just pity him.

    • by dbIII (701233)
      Remember at the time he was pushing hard to be a "popular wartime President" and Afganistan wasn't the huge WWII style drama in the papers every day he expected. Think back to that and it puts the fly in, the clown suit which was not like any real uniform and the "mission accomplished" banner in perspective. It looked like a war for popularity with a side benefit that a lot of people he owed favours to got to make HUGE profits at the expense of the US taxpayer. It's astonishing how much money is just los
  • by paiute (550198) on Monday November 29, 2010 @09:21AM (#34373538)

    Bush on Facebook? I feel like I am a character trapped in an Orwell novel still in its first revision.

  • Is our children learning?
    • by c0lo (1497653)

      Is our children learning?

      No, they aren't. They will still continue to use FB, in spite of another proof of predatory behavior: Bush will be there to sell his book.

    • Our children is learning... and they will grow up and gather from all 57 states (even those who speak Austrian) to serve their country in the military by becoming corpsemen. And on Memorial Day we will gather around and offer thanks to those fallen members of the military among us. Unless it's above our pay grade, in which case we can treat asthma with a breathalyzer.

  • My prediction for most common question: "Mr. President! Mr. President! How did you manage to be so super-awesome that people over the entire political spectrum, from tree-hugging hippies to gun-toting Alabama rednecks, wanted to blow you day and night?"
  • by Renderer of Evil (604742) on Monday November 29, 2010 @09:41AM (#34373702) Homepage

    Ask for his opinion about Farmville Subsidies.

  • Bush's public appearances will have to be on Facebook because if he leaves the country he'll be arrested for ordering the invasion of a sovereign nation and the torture of people.

  • it feels like "Commentation Fixtures". or, "Movement Cornishes" ...

    are there any book names that re shittier than this ?
  • We have some activist neighbors here in Ithaca, NY. They put out a sign in their front yard for motorists to see. It says, "Have you heard about Bush's new novel?"

  • My question (Score:3, Insightful)

    by qmaqdk (522323) on Monday November 29, 2010 @10:38AM (#34374196)

    In hindsight, failing to prevent 9/11, invading Iraq under false pretenses, and ending with the biggest financial collapse since the Great Depression, do you think you did a good job as President of the United States?

  • ... be more appropriate on FacePalm?

  • I misread it as "Facebook has just announced that George W. Bush is going to be president on November 29th".

    I thought that either we were stuck in a time warp or America was having some kind of Republican coup. The really bad thing is I couldn't make up my mind which would be worse.
  • by orphiuchus (1146483) on Monday November 29, 2010 @12:06PM (#34375026)
    What do you think about Snooki's latest legal trouble!? And what is your opinion on the rumors of 3 new Star Wars films!?

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