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Monday, October 24, 2016

Former President George W. Bush said that he is “not a fan” of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, but declined to weigh in on potential military action against Syria, during a Friday morning interview with Fox News.

Speaking with Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade, Bush said that President Obama has “got a tough choice to make, and if he decides to use our military, he’ll have the greatest military ever backing him up.”

The 43rd president added that during his eight years in office, he was “not a fan” of al-Assad. “He’s an ally of Iran and he’s made mischief,” Bush said.

Still, Bush demurred when Kilmeade pushed him to compare the current situation with Syria to the buildup to the Iraq War in 2003.

“I know you’re trying to subtly rope me in to the issues of the day,” Bush said. “I refuse to be roped in.”

The interview, which took place at a charity golf event to raise money for the families of military personnel who were wounded or killed in action, also covered President Bush’s recent health scare, and his efforts to support veterans and military families. It can be seen in its entirety here.

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  • ObozoMustGo

    Obozo has a tough choice to make on Syria? Who is Bush kidding? The only tough choice Obozo ever has is which club to hit from this distance. He doesn’t give a damn about anyone but his own narcissistic self. He demonstrated his own incompetence in making his “red line in the sand” threat and now no one, NO ONE ELSE is standing behind him. Not a single other country. And he looks like the idiot amature on the world stage once again. And because of that, he’s going to do what he should not do and double down on stupid, yet again, by making a pitiful missile strike or 2 and then run away, thus embolding our enemies even further by confirming that Obozo is nothing more than a coward. Just like Putin knows he is. It seems the only people that don’t know that Obozo is a coward and failrue in international relations are the low information morons here in America that support such a fool as he. The rest of the world knows it now, for certain.

    Have a nice day!

    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency…Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” – Czech Republic newspaper Prager Zeitung

    • John Pigg

      Your expansive knowledge of foreign policy is truly profound.

      You’re right… perhaps the country should have gone with your man. Oh yes the man that single-handily insulted the UK’s management of the Olympics. Yes a truly classic diplomatic coup. The man who collaborated with a foreign prime minister to angle for the US to bomb Iran.

      I am also amused with your opinion on the issue because it seems that Obama has no tough choice because nobody will stand with us. Well if we are the only ones then that kinda makes it a tough choice now doesn’t it?

      Then you say he is either going to order a limited military airstrike that will accomplish little, or run away which will make us look like cowards.

      So you are advocating for…..

      If you are a traditional conservative who favors keeping American troops at home for defensive wars then you would have no problem with the supposed “loss of prestige” that we would face abroad.

      If you are a Neo-conservative who believes in regime change, and believes that American might and power can make the world a better and brighter place then I recommend visiting your local recruiter and signing up.

      But I suspect that you merely feel proud that the Republic is on the brink of an unpopular war and didn’t want to miss your cue to tell an online forum just how terrible Obama is…..

      either way this conservative is tired of it.

      • ObozoMustGo

        So Pig… are you a neocon? Or an Obozo sycophant pretending to be somenthing else? Please advise.

        And you’re dead wrong about the fact that I am happy America looks weak. I am NOT! In fact, I’m pissed off about it. The fact that Obozo is so incompetent is disgusting. We knew he was before the last election… at least anyone that paid attention knew it.

        Further, my point also was intended as a smack on Bush as if anyone cares what the hell he has to say anymore. No one does. He’s just another big government progressive like Obozo, albeit of a slightly different flavor. At least Bush was able to build a coalition, though, unlike that idiot Obozo.

        Have a nice day!

        “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” – Baroke WhoIsInsane Obozo, December 20, 2007

        “It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There’s a lot of — I don’t know what the term is in Austrian — wheeling and dealing — and, you know, people are pursuing their interests, and everybody has their own particular issues and their own particular politics.” Baroke WhoIsInsane Obozo speaking to an Austrian audience in 2009 and having no clue that they do not speak “Austrian” or that it’s not even a language. Proof that he’s a complete idiot.

      • lana ward

        America is the laughing stock of the world, thanks to that community organizer muslim