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“Published on Sunday, February 14, 2016
Trump Booed for Reminding GOP of Bush’s 9/11 Failure and Iraq War Lies As Jeb says he tired of people ‘blaming my brother’ – assault on Bush legacy exposes how sensitive GOP voters remain when it comes to grotesque failures of 9/11 and invasion of Iraq
by Jon Queally, staff writer
The loudest boos of the Republican presidential debate in South Carolina on Saturday night came as billionaire real estate mogul and media personality Donald Trump reminded the audience that President George W. Bush, in fact, did not “keep us safe” on 9/11 and that when talking about the 2003 invasion of Iraq it’s important to remember that the central premise used by his administration was a lie.
“Obviously the war in Iraq was a big, fat mistake, all right?” said Trump. “George Bush made a mistake, we can make mistakes. But that one was a beauty.”
The crowd didn’t like that one.
But Trump continued. “They lied. They said there were weapons of mass destruction – there were none. And they knew there were none. There were no weapons of mass destruction.”…
Given that George W. Bush is his younger brother, Jeb was given a chance by the moderator to respond.
“I’m sick and tired of Barack Obama blaming my brother for all of the problems that he’s had. And frankly, I could care less about the insults that Donald Trump gives to me.” But, Bush continued, “I am sick and tired of him going after my family. My dad is the greatest man alive, in my mind. And while Donald Trump was building a reality TV show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe and I’m proud of what he did.”
And then Trump interjected: “The World Trade Center came down during your brother’s reign, remember that.”
The boos from the conservative Republican crowd rose once more.
“That’s not keeping us safe,” Trump added.
And Bush continued, “He’s had the gall to go after my mother…. My mom is the strongest woman I know—”
To which Trump said, “Maybe she should be running.”
According to journalist and political commentator Glenn Greenwald Trump’s attack on Bush was remarkable: What Trump just said was easily one of the most scathing denunciations of Bush & GOP on Iraq of any major presidential candidate ever…” CommonDreams, CC-BY-SA, Emphasis our own. Read the tweets, see video, and read the rest of the article here: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/02/14/trump-booed-reminding-gop-bushs-911-failure-and-iraq-war-lies Or, not. How dare someone from the British Guardian newspaper call the US election debate “bizarre”, as quoted at length at the end of the article, when the UK is having an architectural beauty pageant for a Japanese-French nuclear power station in England, even as they cut renewables! THAT is bizarre. Where’s the criticism of that? Is the US still a British colony anyway? It certainly looks like it. The US is exporting its forests to burn, primarily in the UK, as “renewable” energy, even as the UK is undermining its true renewable power. See, for instance: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/solar-panel-subsidies-face-heavy-cuts-in-climate-change-hammer-blow-a6777336.html and https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/02/09/where-the-wood-pellet-industry-threatens-us-forests/ For many Americans Britain is their indigenous homeland, from whence they were often forced out. The reverse is generally not true. Donald Trump’s mother was born on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. On his father’s side he is German. That makes him more British than a lot of people living in Britain. It is literally his motherland.
Did Trump oppose the Iraq war beforehand?
NB: We support antinuclear candidates Sanders (Democrat) and Comley (Republican), and anyone else who comes out anti-nuclear. Any other screw-ups can all be fixed later. A nuclear disaster cannot. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/nuclear-free-us-presidential-candidates-sanders-and-comley/ We didn’t watch the debate either.
The crazy UK Nuclear Beauty Pageant (aka architectural contest) apparently has its roots in the Minister of Energy, Amber Rudd’s, dizzy statement last summer: “Beautiful’ nuclear power stations can win over sceptics, says Energy Secretary Amber Rudd“, Friday 5 June 2015
Radiation Free Lakeland explains this insane UK Nuclear Beauty Pageant:
“The ‘Moorside’ [Nuclear Power Station] proposal (over an area of three farms by the river Ehen floodplain) would trash increasingly threatened wildlife, special sites of scientific and historic interest, miles of hedgerow and would double Sellafield’s sprawl visible from many Lakeland peaks. It would be the biggest new nuclear build in Europe… “The Royal Institute of British Architects has launched an open design competition for architectural elements on Cumbria’s £10 billion Moorside nuclear power station The unprecedented contest – described as a world first for the nuclear industry – aims to create a ‘positive lasting legacy’ for the 3.6GW triple-reactor plant. The surprise announcement comes a decade after former RIBA president Jack Pringle condemned government plans for a new wave of nuclear power stations on cost and safety grounds (see AJ 04.05.06). Backed by plant operator NuGen, the RIBA contest seeks ideas for the 200 hectare site’s visitor centre, accommodation block and masterplan. A separate competition – organised by the Landscape Institute (LI) – has also been launched to find ‘creative and sustainable’ proposals for the controversial facility’s surroundings”. Reblog here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/02/02/perception-is-everything/
“Moorside: Developers launch competition to design visually beautiful nuclear power station. Their reward will be £25,000 each in prize money“, Tuesday 9 February 2016, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/moorside-developers-launch-competition-to-design-visually-beautiful-nuclear-power-station-a6859311.html
See Radiation Free Lakeland Analysis of Beautiful Nuclear (Not). Reblog here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/alfred-wainwrights-atomic-carbuncle-or-amber-rudds-beautiful-nuclear/
Family Agenda behind Amber Rudd’s Nuclear “Aesthetics”?
“In July 2015, Private Eye reported that Rudd faces a potential conflict of interest because she is to decide on the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power station whilst her brother Roland is chairman (and founder) of Finsbury, which represents a construction company with a £100m contract to help build the nuclear plant. The Private Eye report noted that despite the MPs’ register of interests including a new category of ‘family members engaged in lobbying’ Rudd “makes no mention of her brother or his interests”, and added, “The Eye asked the Department of Energy & Climate Change if Rudd had told its permanent secretary about Roland and Finsbury (another conflict of interest procedure) but it did not reply“. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amber_Rudd (Emphasis our own).