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Copyright: Ann Telnaes | Original published date: 8/28/2006.

By Ann Telnaes  |  July 21, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
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"Rightwingers connect to reality"?
If that was the case they would not be looking back with fondness on the Bush administration.
I am glad to see someone calling those years for what they were - pillaging and plundering our national wealth, national pride and national heritage to enrich the few cronies of the Rs.
How dare they call themselves Patriots!

Posted by: Jimmy1920 | July 27, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

bobbo2---My question would be why was Hussein not removed from power by H W Bush after Kuwait was liberated. I was told by an inside source that he was being tracked on 6 different cell phones at that time and the CIA had operatives nearby that could have taken him down. It still would have reguired an invasion at that time but that would have been easy enough. That would have saved a lot of Iraqi lives.

Saddam should have been put on trial for crimes against the the enviornment. There should be an International law concerning that which would result in the death penalty. That would include sabotaged offshore oil wells. The real problem is our CIA has supported many murderous dictators over the years. Was Hussein given the go ahead to invade Kuwait by the CIA? That has also been rumored.

Here is another one for you that I am sure probably sounds crazy too. Did H W Bush really want to serve another term as President? Or did he make it look good and turn it over to Clinton. Because they are all members of the same club and Bush was tired of being in the public eye. Clinton was the Best Democrat that the Republicans ever had in the White House. I think the members of this club, by what ever name you want to give it, already has the future planned out for all US sheeples! That is how History should really be written.

Posted by: JONAHandtheFISH | July 22, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Ann Telnaes has shown that she is devoid of ideas and must regurgitate the drivel she spouted two years ago to meet a deadline. Typical lazy liberal. Oh, wait, that was redundant...

Posted by: Buzz5 | July 21, 2010 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Ann, where you on Klein's jornolist? If not you can tell us all via your creativity.

Posted by: taxcutsin12 | July 21, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

If treating the Bush legacy "well" means history looks at the Bush years objectively with all of the consequences of decisions made, then the assessment is correct. History will continue to conclude that George W. Bush was the worst president in the entire history of this Republic.

Posted by: meldupree | July 21, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Dear luridone, Let's see, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in the 1990's. He set fire to dozens of oil wells and killed Kuwaitis. He gassed his own people. He and his sons murdered thousands of his own people. But no matter how brutal he was we should not have invaded. Tell that to the Iraqis that survived him and his sons. The problem with the left is they always pick the wrong side. As far as North Korea I don't think we can invade without war with China. But we will always have trouble getting rid of murderous dictators as long as the Left coddles them and their supporters.

Posted by: bobbo2 | July 21, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

bobbo2---Saddam did not kill anyone over here and Bush did. I was given inside info about what has really gone down in this country for many years. When I speak of Black Operations it is because I have firsthand knowledge of it and I am not afraid to be a Constitutional Patriot and tell people about it whether you believe me or not. Who supported Saddam when he was at war with Iraq? We did! H W Bush made that decision. If we didn't support these tyrants like Saddam we would not have to worry about them later on when their Totalitarian ideas get out of hand. All these Middle East military operations have cost the taxpayers way too much. The warmongering Bush's have broken our backs with needless debt for their own personalized wars. Protecting this country also involves fiscal responsibility. They made sure that when a Democrat hit the White House the piggy bank was broke.

Every Democrat should be demanding that Obama goes after the last administration's corruption with a vengeance. That would guarantee and increase their majority.

Posted by: JONAHandtheFISH | July 21, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Thanks AGAIN Ms. Telnaes.

The TRUTH, so accurately depicted, got the Beck/Limbaugh/Palin/Hannity/FOX DITTO HEADS' attention.

Face it, Ditto heads, the TRUTH gives you a "hissing hemorrhage"

One more Neuron and you White Apes could have a SYNAPSE!

Posted by: lufrank1 | July 21, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Ann, you elitist liberal Obama-kissing hack, your (one and only) job is to be funny in a way that reflects the current political and social environment. As evidenced by this weak attempt at humor focused on a President who left office going on two years ago, you are a dismal failure.

But, if you want to see something funny, check out Obama's dwindling approval ratings on the non-partisan (I know, you'll have to look that word up) pollster.com. As of today, more folks (49.0%) DISapprove of Obama than approve (45.7% and falling). Now *that's* something to laugh at, especially as I see Democrat party stooges and Obama KoolAid drinkers like yourself use your bully pulpit to try to deflect attention away from what is quite possibly the most inept, corrupt administration this country has seen in modern times.

Posted by: johnwp | July 21, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Carter is still the worst prez since the start of the 20th century, Bush is #2, and if Obama does not get his butt in gear he could end up #3.

Posted by: flonzy1 | July 21, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

LOL, not even close.

Taft, and Hoover, and Ford are all below Carter, Nixon may be too (but we need to wait another 50 years to be sure), my history teacher always said you cannot judge a president fairly till most the people who voted for him are dead.

Posted by: alex35332 | July 21, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

A-Voter -

Do you really think that inane comment deserves all of the attention you are trying to bring to it? LOL

Posted by: bobmoses | July 21, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Gee, is Anne "speaking truth to power again"?

Would it be too much for the Post to find just one cartoonist who might actually have something to say about the party in power once in a while?

Instead we get Telnaes and Toles, two of the most rigid partisan hacks in DC. Heaven forbid anyone ever draw a cartoon of a liberal.

Posted by: bobmoses | July 21, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Anne... Are you *really* so short-sighted that BUSH is all that sticks in your brain? Yeah... Bush's mouth the way you draw it is funny... so are Obama's ear- flappers.

What do you contribute to the *understanding* of events in the WaPo? Near to Zero from down here in the South.

Cordially -- Jack

Posted by: JackButtram1 | July 21, 2010 11:49 AM
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Why don't you go after John Cornyn? He's the one who's bringing Bush back into the discussion.

Of course, I'm sure Dems don't mind at all.

Posted by: luridone | July 21, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

It's left wing propaganda like this that's moving thoughtful people to FOX News. FOX loves you.

Posted by: Rotbart | July 21, 2010 11:40 AM
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Thoughtful people, i.e., people who think, don't watch Faux "We make it up, you decide" News.

Posted by: luridone | July 21, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Anne... Are you *really* so short-sighted that BUSH is all that sticks in your brain? Yeah... Bush's mouth the way you draw it is funny... so are Obama's ear- flappers.

What do you contribute to the *understanding* of events in the WaPo? Near to Zero from down here in the South.

Cordially -- Jack

Posted by: JackButtram1 | July 21, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

It's left wing propaganda like this that's moving thoughtful people to FOX News. FOX loves you.

Posted by: Rotbart | July 21, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: A-Voter | July 21, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

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History has spoken! Bush is by far the worst president since Nixon.

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Posted by: A-Voter | July 21, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Carter is still the worst prez since the start of the 20th century, Bush is #2, and if Obama does not get his butt in gear he could end up #3.

Posted by: flonzy1 | July 21, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

To look kindly and with nostalgia at the last Bush administration would be a miscarriage of history, justice and sanity. The only kindly part of his administration was the day when his helicopter lifted from the White House law in his last day as President!

Posted by: MyVoice3 | July 21, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

I bet a lot of people look fondly on the Bush years now that Barry's in office.

Posted by: island1 | July 20, 2010 10:04 PM
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No, Shrub's approval rating still hovers in the mid to upper 20% range. He probably was the worst President we've ever had. Whatever his faults, Obama is significantly better.

Posted by: luridone | July 21, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Ann's going after the delusional, idiotic comment of John Cornyn, who, for some unknown reason, is attempting to rehabilitate Shrub's image. Cornyn raised the issue of Shrub, not the Dems or Ann. You rightwingers need to make SOME attempt to connect to reality.

As for bobbo2, however brutal Saddam was to his own people did not justify a U.S. invasion. If that's the justification, why haven't we invaded North Korea, Iran, Burma, and a host of other countries run by brutal dictators? Hint - it's got something to do with being illegal and an international crime.

Shrub justified the invasion on the lies that Saddam either posed an imminent threat to the U.S. or that he was somehow involved in 9/11. Both claims were false, and Shrub and his people knew it.

Posted by: luridone | July 21, 2010 8:46 AM | Report abuse

Wow! I love it when our freedom of press allows for hard hitting criticism of the powers that be. Wait a second! Bush hasn't been President for two years. What's up with that, Ann? There is NOTHING remotely possible for a subject in all of Barry's Gov't?

Posted by: JohnnyGee | July 21, 2010 8:36 AM | Report abuse

Just plain stupid. It is too bad that Chicago politics has polluted our government.
Can't Congress do something? Our high school senate operated with more intelligence.

Posted by: NMRK1 | July 21, 2010 8:23 AM | Report abuse

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The only fondness I have for the Bush years is that it made America (briefly) wake up to the GOP's self-serving, me-first, arrogant, bigoted, and ultimately violent agenda.

We have Obama because we had Bush.

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Posted by: egc52556 | July 21, 2010 8:20 AM | Report abuse

Hey JONAHandtheFISH, If Saddam Hussein was still the leader of Iraq he would still be killing his own people. I guess you don't remember the gas attacks on the Kurds? To call President Bush a criminal is a disturbing statement. It is a cowardly statement. Ask the Iraqi people if they would rather be under Saddam Hussein.

Posted by: bobbo2 | July 21, 2010 8:19 AM | Report abuse

George Bush is the biggest criminal we have ever had as a President. He is responsible the unwarranted loss of thousands of lives in Iraq, Afghanistan, and also America. He and his band of criminals intentionally sabotaged the American economy and removed individuals rights. Watch the documentary "9/11 Ripple Effect". This was a staged event by his administration that started it all. That is how history will remember George Bush! Because there are too many of US in this country that are now waking up and seeing the truth for themselves.

Posted by: JONAHandtheFISH | July 21, 2010 8:06 AM | Report abuse

The United States is presently subjecting Omar Khadr to world history's only military trial for being a child soldier fighting American troops in Afganistan seven years ago. It is alleged that he threw a grenade that killed an American soldier. Evidence is contrary, certainly doubtful. Most of that was fully admitted to have been obtained by torture when he was recovering from grave wounds which exposed his heart on the battlefield. Khadr was 15 at the time. He has been in Guantanamo for the seven years. He is certain to be convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison, though mostly blind from his wounds. He will be a genuine martyr to the cause of Islamism that even the fiercest enemies of that cause will have to contend with, far into the future.
Cheney, George W Bush, assisted by Rove, unleashed a World War in Iraq under false pretentions, a crime for which the Nazi Lot were hanged in 1945 and 1946. But they walk free, thanked for their service to the United States in his inaugural address by the present president.
I cannot conceive a contrast more likely to damage the reputation of the United States and the western world and its values for generations.
Michael Fish, Canada

Posted by: hamelinfish | July 21, 2010 6:25 AM | Report abuse

Love Bush's face! Funny....
These republicans have to be diagnosed as delusional, paranoid schizophrenics. Anyone who could argue for the return of the Nasty Bunch should be rendered to Iraq.

Posted by: coqui44 | July 21, 2010 4:09 AM | Report abuse

I bet a lot of people look fondly on the Bush years now that Barry's in office.

Posted by: island1 | July 20, 2010 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Looks like the Washington Post got the Democrat election strategy talking points and loyal party propagandists like Telnaes are executing their parts

Posted by: taxcutsin12 | July 20, 2010 7:56 PM | Report abuse

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