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# George W Bush

Last month
March 2023
# Taliban
US veterans testify of ‘catastrophic’ impact of chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan
The initial hearing displayed the open wounds from the end of America’s longest war in August 2021.
All time
# bush era
Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies aged 88
Rumsfeld led the US into war in Afghanistan and Iraq during the presidency of George W Bush.
# best buds
Bono is hanging out with George W Bush at his Texas ranch, for some reason
“Bono is the real deal,” says George. Right.
# Portraits in Courage
"It has changed my life": George W Bush is sticking with the painting (and he's getting better)
Bush took up painting as a hobby in 2012. His early efforts were criticised as “naive” and “clumsy”.
# On the Record
George W Bush isn't impressed with Trump's criticism of the media
Influential Trump aide Steve Bannon is fond of referring to the media as the “opposition party.”
# hug it out
This picture of Michelle Obama hugging George W Bush has become a glorious meme
Making America hug again.
# Guccifer
Romanian hacker who exposed Clinton's email server jailed for four years
Marcel Lehel Lazar also hacked a relative of George W Bush.
# chilcot
'We were right all along': organisers of huge 2003 Dublin march against Iraq War
Some 100,000 Irish people protested on 15 February 2003 to oppose the invasion.
# Chilcot Inquiry
Tony Blair did a solo run on deciding to go to war
He also planned to back a rebellion in Iraq.
# katrina10
Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 10 years ago, today: Here's how it happened
Retrace every step of the Storm of the Century.
# dubya v barack
Sorry, Obama - George W Bush is more popular than you
Most Americans also rate Bill Clinton highly.
# a hard rain's a-gonna fall
UN official calls for Bush and Cheney to be charged with torture
“It is now time to take action.”
Column: It was the largest coordinated demonstration in human history – and they ignored it
Director Amir Amirani writes about his stunning documentary, We Are Many, which explores the 2003 Stop the War global protests and their legacy.
# Keeping it in the Family
President Bush is writing a biography of his dad, President Bush
The book will be “heartfelt, intimate, and illuminating”. Bless.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
Everyone’s been talking about Peaches Geldof, the death of a woman after a Luas crash and the Rwandan genocide commemorations.
# Madiba
Mandela was only taken off US terrorism watchlist in 2008
South Africa’s apartheid regime designated the African National Congress as a terrorist organisation as it fought against racial segregation.
# W
George W Bush undergoes surgery to clear artery
The 67-year-old is said to be in “high spirits”.
# Surveillance
George W. Obama? Here's how the HuffPo is covering the US surveillance scandal
What do you think? Let us know in the comments section.
# All the Presidents
PIC: The world's most exclusive club holds a rare meeting
Shootin’ the breeze at the opening of George W Bush’s presidential library in Dallas, Texas earlier today.
# Squee
9 examples of world leaders being total softies
All you need to do is add cats, dogs and babies to the mix.
Column: What lessons have been learned from the Iraq War?
Ten years ago this week the United States-led “coalition of the willing” launched the Iraq War. If we’ve learned anything from the Iraq experience it’s that governments should refrain from biting off more than they can chew, says Scott Fitzsimmons.
# Iraq War
10 years on, Iraq War said to have cost at least 112,000 civilian lives
Including combatants on all sides and as-yet undocumented civilian fatalities that figure could be as high as 174,000, according to the Iraq Body Count organisation.
# wonkery
VIDEO: 60 years of US presidential campaign ads
From Eisenhower to Obama versus Romney, this video shows how campaign videos have changed (and how a lot has remained the same…)
# Race
US Supreme Court to hear case of race discrimination by University of Texas
Abigail Fisher, who recently graduated from Louisiana State University, believes her failure to be accepted at the University of Texas was race-related.
# caught rapid
Romney caught on tape... who else has fallen foul of hidden recordings?
Mitt Romney’s been caught rapid dismissing 47 per cent of American voters. Who else didn’t know the mic was on?
# Anniversary
On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, agreement finally reached on memorial museum
Politicians have been instructed not to take part in the commemoration at Ground Zero in New York City later today.
# Iraq War
Blair and Bush should face trial over Iraq war: Tutu
Tutu said the invasion of Iraq left the world more destabilised and divided than any other conflict in history and had “hardened hearts and minds of members of the human family across the world”.
# pols on hols
Lazy Post of the Day: Where do politicians go on holiday?
And why doesn’t Bertie Ahern wear sun cream…
# some neck
Game Of Thrones apologises for putting George Bush's severed head on stake
The programme makers said the prosthetic head of the former president just happened to be around the set.
# Full house
VIDEO: Bush and Obama share the stage at White House event
Current and former US presidents exchanged jokes at the unveiling of Bush’s official portrait.
# US 2012
Powell may not endorse Obama for second term
Colin Powell had cross party lines to endorse Barack Obama’s candidacy four years ago – but isn’t likely to do so again.
# Dubya
George W Bush welcomes Arab Spring, says USA should not 'fear freedom'
Bush said the United States shouldn’t fear the spread of freedom – even if it doesn’t know what policies newly liberated countries will pursue.
# oh canada
Dick Cheney cancels trip to Canada because it's too dangerous
The former vice president of the United States said that the risk of violent protest during his visit was too high.
# White House
Ronald Reagan voted best recent US president
But who do you think ranked last in the poll of how favourably presidents from Nixon to Obama would be remembered?
# Work Can Wait
Watch: Barack Obama 'sings' Lady Gaga hit 'Born This Way'
Who knew the 44th president of the United States was this talented?
# Iraq
It's over: US Defence Secretary formally ends war in Iraq
Nine years, thousands dead and billions of dollars spent, the US has formally ended its mission in Iraq.
# mission accomplished
Obama marks the end of the Iraq war
Obama didn’t try to declare victory in the decade-old war but applauded the “extraordinary achievement” of US troops in the region.
# whoops
Ms Piggy and Yo Blair: 5 of the best open-mic political gaffes
And one other that had far reaching implications for its protagonist: Brian Cowen…
# chris christie
GOP favourite Chris Christie said to be considering presidential run
The popular New Jersey governor faces increasing calls to enter the race although he has previously been categorical in his stance that he won’t be running.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In tonight’s Fix: 9/11 remembered on emotional day in New York and elsewhere; the latest on David Norris’ possible Áras race re-entry; and why India’s sexiest woman is coming to Dublin…