George W. Bush

German magazine mistakenly publishes George H.W. Bush obituary

German magazine mistakenly publishes George H.W. Bush obituaryWashington, Dec 31 : A respected German magazine has mistakenly published an obituary for former U. S. President George H. W. Bush.

Der Spiegel published the obituary hours after a family spokesman said the 88-year-old was recovering from illness.

Bush was hospitalized in Houston November 23 for treatment of a bronchitis-related cough and moved to intensive care on Dec. 23 after he developed a fever.

Bush ‘fine with Cheney''s memoir’ despite outrage by former administration officials

 Bush ‘fine with Cheney''s memoir’ despite outrage by former administration officialsWashington, Aug 2 : Former U. S. President George W. Bush has said that he is fine with Dick Cheney''s new memoir, despite the former Vice President having been criticized by some members of his administration.

Bush, who had also written his memoir `Decision Points', said he is "glad" to see that members of his administration are telling their stories, CBS News reports.

Bush's Texas presidential library may fail to reach planned goals

Bush's Texas presidential library may fail to reach planned goalsObservers say that George W. Bush's Texas presidential library is set for groundbreaking in the fall but may not have reached its fundraising goal of $300 million.

The Dallas Morning News reported on Sunday that in early 2009 sources in the Bush Foundation said they'd passed the $100 million level, and the same sources claimed $200 million by November.

The newspaper further said that the foundation has yet to file financial reports past 2008, when federal tax filing showed it had $23.1 million on hand.

U.S. President George W. Bush and his top aides knew many Guantanamo detainees were innocent

U.S. President George W. Bush and his top aides knew many Guantanamo detainees were innocentAn aide to former Secretary of State Colin Powell says that U. S. President George W. Bush and his top aides knew many Guantanamo detainees were innocent.

Millions of Bush-era e-mails recovered

Millions of Bush-era e-mails recoveredWashington, Dec 15 - Millions of e-mails from the George .W Bush administration that were believed lost to history have been recovered, two groups that sued for access to the communications said Monday.

Computer technicians were able to reconstruct the e-mails, said the National Security Archive at George Washington University and the group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).

Indian student jailed for sending hate mail to Bush

Indian student jailed for sending hate mail to BushWashington, Dec 12 - A US court has sentenced a former Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) student to 57 months in prison for allegedly making threats against former president George W Bush.

United States District Judge James T. Moody Friday sentenced Buddhi, 38, who was arrested in 2006 and found guilty of making internet-based threats to Bush, then vice president Dick Cheney, their wives and then secretary of defence Donald Rumsfeld.

Now, ‘minute mentoring’ for women by women

Now, ‘minute mentoring’ for women by womenLondon, Nov 29 : Dana Perino, former press secretary to ex-President George W Bush, has come up with the idea of ‘minute mentoring’ where aspiring career women are given tips on how to make it big in their respective areas of interest.

“I thought: wouldn’t it be good if we could get these girls together with women to act as mentors — then, like speed dating, run through very fast, as the mentors don’t have much time, and ‘mentees’ pick things up very quickly,” Times Online quoted Perino, as saying.

Bush, Blair signed `blood deal'' to overthrow Saddam before Iraq war

Bush, Blair signed `blood deal'' to overthrow Saddam before Iraq warLondon, Nov 27 : To declare war on Iraq and overthrow Saddam Hussein regime, former British Prime Minster Tony Blair and ex-US President George W Bush might have secretly “signed in blood” a deal to overthrow Saddam a year before going to the war, according to a former senior diplomat.

Britain’s Ambassador to Washington in the run-up to the Iraq war, Sir Christopher Meyer, said an agreement to aim for “regime change” may have been reached during a private meeting at the President’s Crawford ranch in April 2002.

US friendship with Pakistan in India's interest: Bush

US friendship with Pakistan in India's interest: BushNew Delhi, Oct 31 - Amid concerns in India over continuing American aid to Pakistan, former US president George W. Bush Saturday said it was in New Delhi's interest that Washington has "a friendship" with Islamabad.

"It is in India's interest that the US has a friendship with Pakistan," Bush said at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here.

Middle East will be an ally of US one day: Bush

Middle East will be an ally of US one day: BushNew Delhi, Oct 31- Recalling how one-time enemy Japan became an ally of the US, former US president George W. Bush Saturday expressed confidence that the Middle East would also go the same way one day.

Speaking at a leadership conclave organised here by the Hindustan Times, Bush recalled his conversation with then Japanese prime minister Junichiro Koizumi immediately after 9/11 when the latter said that Japan and the US will work together to fight the ideology of hatred and advance the cause of freedom.

World is much better off without Saddam: Bush

World is much better off without Saddam: BushNew Delhi, Oct 31 - Defending the war on Iraq that created much hostility against the US in the Muslim world, former US president George W. Bush Saturday said the world was "much better off without Saddam Hussein" and asked Muslims not to allow terrorists to hijack their religion.

"The world is much better off without Saddam Hussein. There is no question about that. Hussein was a threat to the US," Bush said here at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.

World is much better off without Saddam: Bush

World is much better off without Saddam: BushNew Delhi, Oct 31 - Defending the war on Iraq that created much hostility against the US in the Muslim world, former US president George W. Bush Saturday said the world was "much better off without Saddam Hussein" and asked Muslims not to allow terrorists to hijack their religion.

"The world is much better off without Saddam Hussein. There is no question about that. Hussein was a threat to the US," Bush said here at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.

World is much better off without Saddam: Bush

World is much better off without Saddam: BushNew Delhi, Oct 31 - Defending the war on Iraq that created much hostility against the US in the Muslim world, former US president George W. Bush Saturday said the world was "much better off without Saddam Hussein" and asked Muslims not to allow terrorists to hijack their religion.

"The world is much better off without Saddam Hussein. There is no question about that. Hussein was a threat to the US," Bush said here at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.

World is much better off without Saddam: Bush

World is much better off without Saddam: BushNew Delhi, Oct 31 - Defending the war on Iraq that created much hostility against the US in the Muslim world, former US president George W. Bush Saturday said the world was "much better off without Saddam Hussein" and asked Muslims not to allow terrorists to hijack their religion.

"The world is much better off without Saddam Hussein. There is no question about that. Hussein was a threat to the US," Bush said here at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.

Bush supports seat in Security Council for India

Bush supports seat in Security Council for IndiaNew Delhi, Oct 31- Former US president George W. Bush Saturday supported India's claim for a seat in the UN Security Council as the country had arrived as "a strong democratic country".

He said at the HT Leadership Summit here: "We must see the possibility of a seat for India in the United Nations Security Council."

"India has arrived as a strong democratic country in the world. It is a tolerant, peaceful and multi-religious democracy."

Nuclear deal is India's passport to the world: Bush

Nuclear deal is India's passport to the world: BushNew Delhi, Oct 31- Former US president George W. Bush, who played an instrumental role in the signing of the India-US nuclear deal, Saturday said the pact was New Delhi's "passport to the world".

Calling the accord "historic", Bush said at the HT Leadership Summit here that it would provide India an opportunity to get energy without making pollution.

"(By signing the deal) the US recognised India's nuclear weapon's programme. It is India's passport to the world," said Bush.

India, US need to work together in Afghanistan: Bush

India, US need to work together in Afghanistan: BushNew Delhi, Oct 31 - India and the US, the world's largest democracies, need to work together to win the battle against extremists in Afghanistan, former US president George W. Bush said here Saturday.

Addressing the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here, Bush also paid handsome tributes to Indian democracy and Prime Minister Mamohan Singh, calling him a "really good man".

"The US and India should work together to win the war in Afghanistan," Bush said in a brief speech made before a select audience.

Obama election 'was uplifting moment': Bush

Obama election 'was uplifting moment': BushNew Delhi, Oct 31- Barack Obama's election as president of the US was an "uplifting moment", his predecessor and Republican rival George W. Bush said here Saturday.

The election of Obama, a Democrat and the US' first African American president, "was an uplifting moment for our democracy... not my first choice, but I wish him every success", Bush said amid laughter at the HT Leadership Summit here. (IANS)

Bush expresses 'deepest condolences' for 26/11 victims

Bush expresses 'deepest condolences' for 26/11 victimsNew Delhi, Oct 31 - Former US president George W. Bush Saturday expressed his "deepest condolences" to the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and their families.

Addressing the HT Leadership Summit here, he noted that the anniversary of the 26/11 terror attacks was round the corner.

Like 9/11 in America, 26/11 served as a "moment of clarity" in India, he said.

Life has changed, but not my respect for India: Bush

Life has changed, but not my respect for India: BushNew Delhi, Oct 31 - Turning on the charm offensive, former US president George W. Bush said here Friday that he had been looking forward to coming to India and "saying namaste".

"I am an old retired guy, so I appreciate the opportunity to share my thoughts with you," Bush said in his opening remarks at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.

Amid much laughter from the audience, he said about his days since retiring as US president: "I suggested Laura take up cooking, she suggested I take up washing dishes."



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