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al fun faction. chuck woolry, says he's pro family values. married four times. we'll see you on "the young turks".com later tonight. "viewpoint" is next. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: the george w. bush library is finally complete even though it's they put up the banner say construction accomplished. all surviving u.s. presidents were on the same stage at the same time except for dick cheney and it's been confirmed syria has used chemical weapons against its own people, which may hurt the assad's popularity at home. it's the bird of medicine low lark lemon byorn from abba and on this date new york became the first state to require every car be registeredregister every license
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plate. this i"viewpoint." >> john: i'm john fugelsang. this is "viewpoint." thank you so much for joining us this evening. the boston marathon bombers allegedly had a second target in mind. the inevitable finger-pointing for the marathon bombing has begun. now senator lindsey graham, republican of south carolina kicked it off in an interview today with cnn. >> i think its system failure and they asked me, if the system fails who do you blame? well, you blame the people in charge of the system. between bengahzi and botch we're going backwards not forward in terms of national security. >> john: last year senator graham said former secretary of state hillary clinton quote got away with murder.
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she must have been to blame for that. and as for domestic secure responsibility would fall on president. >> obama: himself low graham didn't exculpate the u.s. counter terror agencies for their failure to follow up on the alleged bomber tamerlan tsarnaev after traveled overseas. >> when he leaves to go to russia and dagestan the department of homeland security picks up his leaving and returning but they don't share it with the fbi and c.i.a. >> meanwhile the surviving bomb suspect, tamerlan's brother dhzokhar stopped talking to investigators after he was read his miranda rights but not before he said to have mentioned a second target. one new york mayor mike bloomberg knows well. >> he told the fbi apparently that he and his brother intended to drive to new york and detonate additional explosives in times square.
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they had built these additional explosives, and we know that they had the capacity to carry out the attacks. >> john: and while dhzokhar reportedly also said that the brothers acted alone new york republican congressman peter king said he found that hard to believe. >> i believe there were other people involved domestically either active existers or facilitators who knew what was going on and said nothing and looked the other way. >> john: and despite all the evidence that the tsarnaev brothers planted bombs that killed three and wounded perhaps 260 more their mother said she'll never believe they were responsible for the carnage. >> no, i don't and i won't--never. >> john: for more i'm very pleased to be joined again by david sirota contributor and author of "back to our future: : how the 1980s explain the world we live in now, our culture our politics,
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our everything." are you spliced that the finger pointing over the marathon bombing began so soon, and were you surprised that senator lindsey graham was the one to kick it off? >> i'm not surprised. maybe five or ten years ago you might have been surprised but we live in a hyper political world where the unifying factor in the republican party is the hatred of president obama. if there is any way to blame this on president obama is the way that i think the republican caucus and the congress unifies itself. i think it's sad. i think it's pathetic. but i do think that what lindsey graham is showing is the one thing that seems to now unify conservatives is a hatred of president obama and that putting that out there in the face of this allows for the republican party to push off the front pages of the paper all the divisions that it's facing right now. >> john: i would be curry if
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lindsey graham would apply the same lodge to president bush. do you think he's the wrong messenger considering how unpopular he is with the tea party. do you though there is any truth to that? >> i think what it is the republican establishment represented by people like lindsey graham, they're desperate for any issue to bridge the gap between what is perceived as establishment republicanism and tea party republicanism. on policy i don't think there is much of a gap on those two things. but politically when the party that coalition there is a perceived gap. you see these establishment figures, these long-time washington insiders constantly grasping at trying to make hay out of issues that allow them to stand in solidarity. >> john: did senator graham outline a g.o.p. strategy underlying the president's
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strengths, his high marks in handling security. >> karl rove's old idea you don't go for an opponents weakness, you go for the opponent's strength. right now president obama politically is seen as--he gets high marks on national security and foreign policy. so the members of congress who have positions of where they have a media platform are trying to essentially weaken that advantage they have over the party. >> john: do you think the g.o.p. house will look at this attack as a way to exploit it in a series of hearings going forward. >> we've already seen that. peter king, the republican congressman from new york, the chairman of the homeland security committee he's already calling for hearings in extremism in the entire muslim population. swanshe's calling for surveillance
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of the muslim population. this is getting ugly here where the republican party is putting out ideas to religiously profile people, it's disturbing. >> john: and we know how tough peter king has been on terrorism. >> right. >> john: you hope the bomber was a white american, and doubled down after criticized for your comments. i got what you were saying, but now what you were getting at. now that it's been revealed that they were chechen american brothers. >> when the united states face as terrorist threat that is perceived to be non-muslim american, a white american, we react as a matter of law enforcement effort. we don't necessarily collectively blame all white people. but when a terrorist threat is perceived to be a foreigner or muslim or somebody of color we tend to blame the entire group. what i said is i would prefer us
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not to overreact by blaming whole groups things like the patriot act, preemptive wars. now that we've seen the suspects are muslim i think we're seeing unfortunately the kind of reaction i hoped we wouldn't see, the reaction that says we should blame all muslims for the acts of individuals. >> john: the one saving grace being because they were american white guy muslim terrorists, we won't be seeing any bombings of other countries in the wake of this attack. >> well, let's sure hope not. i think you're right. i don't think we're going to be invading chechnya, but i think especially for a lot of people of color, a lot of muslims will they be blamed in society? will they be be under surveillance of the government. in a way that they would never blame white people for the actions of individual white people. >> john: or gun owners following
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the same lodger. david sirota, great to have you back on the show. >> thank you. >> i'm delighted to be joined by glenn greenwald. do you believe what we heard from the government sources so far with regarding the marathon bombing and the suspect's alleged motives. >> i neither believe it or disbelieve it. a great deal of skepticism is warranted, what he told investigators, what comes from people who work for the government or people who speak an anonymously which renders everything that they're saying suspect on top of that what he is pore pottered ported to have being said, prior to being mirandaizeed i think everything
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he said should be subjected to a great deal of skepticism and scrutiny. but what he is pore ported to have said is not surprising because he has anger for the united states for their reaction to other countries. >> john: that's risk the blow back that we discussed the other night in regard to the drone campaign. do you think it we should be surprised given the hostility against the u.s. and the wars in the last decade. >> i think we should be surprised we haven't seen more of these attacks over the last 12 years and especially over the last four. we don't hear very much about the innocent men, women and children whom we're continuously killing primarily using drones, but president obama has used cruise missiles and cluster bombs to kill people. we continue to imprison people without charges or due process of any kind.
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we don't hear very much about the victims. but in that part of the world they her a great deal about the victim. for example, when a bomb goes off in boston we learn the names of the people who were killed. we hear from their families. we don't hear about it when we kill people as the people in the muslim world do so there is anger, resentment against the united states as one would rationally expect for the violence that we bring to that part of the world. >> john: let me ask you the same question that i asked david sirota. what do you think americans should learn from this attack? >> you know, the thing that i always find a bit frustrating is that when an attack like this happens, there is an immediate reaction of bewilderment and confusion, and it tends to be expressed along the lines of how could somebody possibly get to the point where they would be willing to detonate a bomb and kill random people who they don't know including an eight-year-old child. this is a question that has been posed, for example for to the
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attempted bomber of times square who pled guilty when the sentencing judge asked him that question. what he said was why are you so shocked when i do something like this. your government is doing exactly that in our country all the time. drones kill children, women men who are innocent. your government knows they're going to kill people and do this any way. that's what happens in war. if you want to be a country that is at war. when you want to cheer when the obama administration kills people around the world then you have to expect that that kind of violence will come to u.s. soil as well and not be chalked when it does. >> john: are we looking at a case of just people, men ignoring their own religious texts to do what they want and kill who they want to kill? >> sure, i mean, you can find provisions in the new testament in the qur'an, and the tall mid
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that justified violence and war as long as it's self defense. you can find provisions in all of those. people have done so. they may not be valid arguments but people are capable of interpreting text however they witch. but i think you're right human nature is such that if they perceive that they're being attacked engageing in democratic processes imprisons people, it's human nature that you're going to get where you can't tolerate it any longer and you'll fight back. it's also ultimately justification what is very human behavior of engaging in violence against those who are engaging in violence against you. >> john: glenn, before we go, america is out of iraq,
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allegedly winding down the conflict in afghanistan, does this threat of blow back from these wars just go on forever now? >> well, i think they're going to go on forever as long as we engage in violence in that part of the world. and although you're right that the united states did withdraw from iraq pursuant to an agreement negotiated with president bush that president obama maintained after trying not to, and we're still in afghanistan, and we're still killing people. just last night there was a n.a.t.o. air attack that killed 11 children. as long as we continue to drone people as we continue to do continuously, and prop up bad leaders as we do all around the world, you have to expect a blow-back and what the c.i.a. calls blow-back will not only continue but escalate and we'll see more of boston than we already have. >> john: i certainly hope that does not come to mass. thank you for coming on
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"viewpoint." >> thanks for having me. >> john: of course. we tried to keep distance from syria, but their chemical weapons could mean possibly america will go to war? we'll find out. that's coming up next. thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking?
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honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. >> john: the united states may not be able to avoid military intervention in syria much longer. this as president obama was discussing its situation in syria back last august. >> we have been very clear to the assad regime, but also to other players on the ground that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical wall weapons moving around or being utilized. >> john: this was defense
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secretary chuck hagel earlier today. >> the u.s. intelligence community assesses with some degree of varying confidence that the syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale in syria specifically the chemicallalchemical agent sarin. >> john: it may not be enough to wiggle out of the conflict. here, the author of "bomb scare" joe, thank you for your time this evening. >> my pleasure. >> john: it's great to have you. based on the statement of secretary hagel has the red line president obama referred to last summer been crossed? >> no, we don't have proof that this has happened yet. we have evidence that some of our intelligence agencies say it was credible. they said with low to moderate confidence. low means maybe and mod raid
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meansmoderatemeans probably. had there are reports that there is chemical residue in the soil there is a victim in the hospital foaming at the mouth. that could be caused by a disease and not necessarily sarin. even if it is proved to be sarin did "z" it come from the assad regime? what is the chain of custody the president refers to that in the letter. and does this small scale qualify. the president said if we see large numbers of chemical weapon. but he had what saddam hussein did. we haven't seen anything like that. >> john: okay then the red line has not been crossed and it's not an air tight case, why would the administration release this evidence today? is this an temperature to get the region riled up about it or
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put pressure on russia? >> it's clear that some of the intelligence agencies were coming forward with this kind of evidence, and we heard officials from great britain france and israel start to make claims about this. when that happens members of congress, especially the opposition party will be swarming all over this. you're going to get leaks so the president was ahead of this laying his cards on the table. this is what we know and this is what we're calling for. in the letter that he sent he said we're now pressing for the united nations investigation. you need to get united nations inspector into syria to build support for any action you want to take. >> john: a lot of people are curious what would be the members steps the u.s. military would take if authorized in the future and how might we go about implementing it. is that a concern? >> yes, it is a concern. this includes the chiefs,
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members of congress. and the administration itself is not anxious for a third fourth war in the middle east. the american public doesn't want that. but there are options that you have. you could do limited attack cruise missiles attacks, stand-off attacks on assad's key defense assets, say the intelligence services. you could declare a no-fly zone. this is an extreme option. it sounds easy. you, assad, are not going to fly your planes over the civilian cities but that requires the u.s. to take offensive action. this means bombings, radar and aircraft. you're going to see hundreds of syrians killed or declare a safe zone say an area, 10, 20 miles from the turkish border where you tell assad not to go and create safety for refugees and
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oftenoptional forces. >> john: the big player is vladimir putin and he has his hands full. could this be a red line for russia as well and sway their support for this conflict. >> if there were large scale use, hundreds, dozens of people being injured by these weapons it's almost impossible for russia, for china to stand aside, even for iran, who was attacked by chemical weapons, to stand aside from this. so that's what you're looking for. let's press the case, and here, even if you can't find conclusive proof show assad that there really is a line. if he does cross it with a large use of chemical weapons, they will be hell to pay. >> john: my last question, then, how concerned should we be of reports that the rebels are
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becoming radicalized? >> this is the balancing act. the administration and other countries have been hesitant to arm the rebels in fear that guns would fall into islamic jihadist hands. but the longer this conflict goes on, the more jihadist groups spread their power to some of the most nexttive military groups. so you have to decide do you intervene now? do you hold out? is there a way for rush to russia to pull the plug on the assad regime. i expect this to go on months longer. i don't think anything definitive will happen over the next few weeks. >> john: it's a philosophy that has failed us in the past. i hope it plays out. thank you for your insight and expertise this evening. >> thank you john, i'm happy to come back any time. >> john: we look forward to it. here is a reminder of how not to
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you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were
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they thinking? >> john: okay for today's wtf florida we would like to thank matthew pritchett for sending this in. elementary schools in marion county florida, are now allowed to paddle misbehaving students. this should fit in well with their plans to compete with disney world by opening a spanish inquisition theme park and the whole family will enjoy. but here's the thing. paddling can only be used if a parent gives standing approval once a year and the principal must receive verbal permission before paddling. the motion to bring back paddling was brought by carol ely, a retired principal who feels that if children are physically disciplined she'll
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>> john: let us praise george w. bush seized the presidency after losing the popular vote, he conned us into a war with a nation that never attacked us. he botched through a recovery through hurricane katrina, he turned a budget surplus from president clinton into a federal debt catastrophe, so today we honor him. all the living presidents gathered in dallas this
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afternoon to dell said the bush dedicate the bush library and mousse assume. this inspiring monument to hubris and incompetence walks us through the aspects of w. us life. at least he could pass it off with a joke. >> one of the things about freedom is people could disagree. i've created plenty of opportunities to exercise that right. >> john: especially 2% of the population who had to fight all his wars. let's bring in james moore and and medea benjamin. thank you for both joining us this evening from texas. >> sure.
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>> thank you. >> john: medea, let me start with you. what do you think president bush's legacy is? what will define him for generations to come. >> i think iraq without a doubt. having taken us into war on a basis of lives the loss of american service men for no reason. responsible for the deaths of over 100,000 iraqis, and destruction of a country to this day is wrecked by violence. that will be the legacy. >> john: james, what do you think the president's legacy is? >> i think he has destroyed the military's trust in their commander of chief because he lied us into a war. he allowed donald rumsfeld and dick cheney to lie us into a war. bush is a person of little consequence. he was a guy who stood there and nodded his head in affirmation and said, yeah, yeah, yeah. he told the yellowcake lie to
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congress. it's just like it was in texas. he never was in charge in texas. his lieutenant governor, and i think his legacy will ultimately be his military will question the commander in chief in ways never before because we wasted lives and treasure in two unnecessary wars. >> john: to say that he was the worst president in history is that an insult to james buchanan and hardy. >> i only know in my lifetime. he was the worst president in my lifetime. i wish i could agree with jim that the military would question more. i'm not sure that the military has learned its lesson nor have we as a people. >> john: but i can tell playing a lot of military basis as a comedian, a lot of military soldiers have. there is not a mention of donald
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rumsfeld or dick cheney at the library. were you surprised. >> no, because they were the guys who ran the world. they are the ones who set the world on fire and bush doesn't want to give them credit. there is still this whole scooter libby thing that cheney is upset about. bush refuseed to pardon scooter libby. that left an absence there. but the things that weren't talked about today and those were the things that mattered. the fact that we have a president who tossed over the constitution to eavesdrop on people that he engaged in extraordinary rendition and torture, and he cut taxes in the midst of two wars. we didn't talk about those things today. we do this thing where we create these $250 million spin factories to try to change history. we now have three presidential libraries in texas that account for four needless wars.
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1.3 needless war per library. i think there should be an one-war per limit per library myself. >> john: medea you spent a lot of time protesting this president's policies. has he given any sign that he heard your message? do you think he knows the harm he did and how unpopular he is? >> well, he joked about it today. i don't think he cares. what is really sad to see his approval rating going up since the time he was president. i mean, that speaks volumes to the media in this country that doesn't tell us the truth and that allows somebody like george bush to get away with what he has gotten away with. when do we see the victims of george bush's policies? when do we hear from the grieving parents of these wars or the victims from the other side. we don't hear from them so george bush can joke and come off like a nice guy you want to
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have a beer with, and his approval ratings go up. there is something tragic about that. >> john: is it fair to say that reagan's approval ratings are higher than when he left office, maybe its nostalgia or maybe people have short memories. president clinton put it better that i could. >> i told president obama this was the latest grandest example of the eternal struggle of former presidents to rewrite history. >> john: that was a rather pointed friendly comment and it's hilarious as it is that president bush's approval is now at 47% james, do you think this library can help change bush's reputation or only with people who are big fans already. >> i made my decision points, and i think a number of other people have. the goal is always to change
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history, john, but i think what we have to acknowledge is that this president is effectively a war criminal. and he'll never leave the soil of the united states again because he's afraid of being arrested in a foreign country. this is an effort what we're seeing in dallas today is an effort to rewrite history to make people think of him in a kinder, gentler way. i agree with mark twain when he was talking about mckinley or they talked bringing up lincoln to do another autopsy and mark twain said you're talking about approval ratings and mark twain said once we have a president in the ground let's keep them there. that's how approval ratings go up. >> john: i think you're right about him not leaving the country. barbara bush said that she doesn't want jeb bush to run for president. we've had enough bushes. do you think people have gotten
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over the bush fatigue enough to elect jeb. >> i think the media doesn't talk about the legacy. when you have some really nice presidents like jimmy carter coming here to praise bush, and you know, we did up an ad as code pink to put out in the papers here, and the papers refused to run our ad. so you have this whitewashing of the bush legacy, and it paves the way for another bush to come in. >> john: i think so. i think jim agrees with me that jeb would never be president of this country. med e a benjamin, author of "drone warfare," i could talk about this with you all night. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> john: it could be possible to squeeze out a laugh today..
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>> john: welcome back to "viewpoint." on social media i askeddal y'all if you heard anything this would change your view on george w. kelly harris anderson wrote most say he deserves prison but for a dumb. [ bleep ] like him, isn't a library like a prison. >> john: sorry you didn't answer the question and we had to clean up your vulgarity a bit but it was too funny not to repeat. if you have a comment for this show tweet us. or post it on our facebook page. we talked about the legacy of george w. bush, now let's talk about the comedy. legendary comedian and founder of nationwide animal rescue organization tails of joy,
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elayne boosier and writer and comedian frank conniff. his poll numbers are higher than when he left office. that's not unique. will people perfect what a wretched bad, failed president he was. >> people forget everything. the kardashians have a hit show. i want to say one thing. if george bush has a library then it's time to let pete rose back into baseball. >> john: frank, what do you think. >> i think the history, he should have a writing class for rewriting. earnest hemmingway didn't do as much rewriting as what is going on with the bush presidency right now. >> john: the word iraq was not mentioned afghanistan. >> mission or accomplished. >> it really is the dick cheney library. it's nice they're giving it a did
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you doe mym. >> john: and list look at a few clips from today's ceremony. i want to do this with you all day. president bush gave a speech, he didn't say iraq or afghanistan but he did repeat one word. >> freedom freedom freedom freedom. >> awesome. [applause] >> john: is this a psychological trick if he repeats it enough that's all that history will remember. >> i think freedom is his safe word. >> and 9/11. he said it a thousand times in every speech. if you do repeat the lie often enough it becomes the truth. >> john: i do think the greatest
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lie that we were told that the media repeated for years was we were attacked for our freedom that's not what bin laden said. if he didn't like freedom he would have gone an amsterdam. >> john: at one point in the speech bush specifically thanked vice president cheaney for his service and then added this. >> history is going to show that i served with great people, a talented dedicated intelligent men--a team of men and women who loved our nation as much as i do. >> john: he seemed to stumble over his words. do you think he was choking over the complete crap he was saying. >> i noticed that cheney wasn't there and saw that bush was sitting on cheney's lap. i guess it was cheney who was trying to drink a glass of water at the same time he was trying to make that speech. >> in history as he said if it's
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alternative history and a sci-fi novel, it will be on the sci-fi channel eventually. >> john: it's interesting that dr. rice showed up. she was the only one who-- >> when i saw condoleezza rice this morning. i said to myself, i open i do better job in my job than she did at her job. >> when i saw the five presidents lined up, it looks like the sat sample question. >> john: this time jimmy carter was standing with them. >> exactly. >> john: they were all so old it looked like a reunion of the eagles. >> john: jimmy carter was wearing the same shades. bush broke up the end of the his speech. take a look. >> whatever challenges come before us i will always believe our nation's best days lie ahead. god bless. [applause]
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>> john: i got to say i thought that was the most sincere moment of the speech. i think this man knows his place in history. i think he knows how much he's loathed and that's why he's estranged from cheney. >> that's the one moment i agreed with him. our best history is head of us because he's not president any more. >> yeah, it's funny to be glib and of course there is a lot to make fun of, but what he has done to this country is unforgivable. it's the deficit is the gift that keeps on giving. there is war and it's hell. >> john: do you think he knows. >> no, i think he's a simple nice guy and the reason cheney doesn't show up to these things, he doesn't need bush any more. >> i'm not sure i agree with that. publicly he's always going to say i didn't do anything wrong or i take nothing back, but in
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his private moments sitting there painting his bathroom, you know, i think in his head he really thought that he was going to be this great war-time president when he went to iraq. there was such arrogance and such assurance on their part. he told bob woodward, bob woodward asked him did you ask your father for advice. he said i asked the heavenly father for advice. he literally thought god told him--that's the fact. >> john: if god wanted saddam hussein and thousands of iraqis dead he would have smited them himself. president obama had kind things to say. >> to know the man is to like the man. he's comfortable in his own skin. he knows who he is. he doesn't put on pretenses. he takes his job serious will youseriously due buthe doesn't take
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himself too seriously. >> wow, if i lost a son or daughter in afghanistan, i don't think he's a good man. i think what we did to those countries is unforgivable, and i think it will rain down in spades. i think it's unforgivable and i don't think they could leave the country. >> john: the best you can say about the president's legacy is his personality is awesome. >> he's comfortable in his own skin which kind of hurts because of the physical injuries that people experienced when we went into this phoney war. the fact that he's comfortable with himself is not something that endears me to him. >> i don't think that's why there isn't introspection or regret. i don't think he runs that deep. >> the thing about george bush, he hates himself, that would make more sense to me. >> yes, the depth to look back at what you've done, i'm sorry.
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>> john: no, no, it's like i invited you to be funny. >> it's so depressing. >> john: that's the fact. >> it's a horrible thing that he did. >> john: it's great to make fun of him as a comedian, we miss him every day but we run a risk as a nation of forgetting the toll of blood and limbs. >> to make people forget. >> john: when you consider how much money guys who sell prosthetics companies sell to the v.a. >> frank a and elayne will stay with me and we'll is positive things to say eventually. laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking?
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>> john: so today was the opening of the george w. bush presidential library. it got me nostalgia about a president who thought that rwanda was a sister on "good times." laura bush, of course, spoke movingly about how kind her husband is to all the veterans who were wounded in iraq because of her husband. i love laura bush. only in america would a library librarian marry an illiterate. by now our conservative friends are upset saying there you go, still blaming bush, you know what, i still blame bush for
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stuff bush did. i still blame lucas for jar jar binges too. in fairness a lot of financial troubles could be blamed on the clinton years for the glass-steagall. when you cut taxes for rich people and leave a mess behind in the world's worst dine and dash, and then thinking that cheney had everything under control and never once balancing a budget, when you could look beyond stem cell research, calling torture enhance interrogation, and having the fewest press conferences of any president, and when you get over your petty liberal grievances about withdrawing america from the missile treaty cutting
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veterans healthcare by billions, cutting pell grant loans for students. making corporations in charge of their own clean up. opposing expanded healthcare for national guard families. wearing the flight suit. if you can rise above your childish hang ups for the pat dillon debt cover up. letting baghdad be looted warrantless wiretaps, only testifying if he could do it with with cheney beside him and trading sammy sosa, billions of dollars through halliburton through crony contracts not allowing fallen soldiers coffining be photographed because it's bad p.r. and lying about mushroom clouds. stealing the election from you know who acting like you had a mandate or a real man would have said count all the votes. and the outing of c.i.a.
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operatives. and if billy joel were here he would make this rhyme "p" encouraging attacks been our own soldiers by saying bring it on, and dead iraqis, announcing he didn't care about finding bin-laden and forget us our trespasses while we forgive press passes of those who press pass against us. and losing 800,000 jobs per month by the time he left office office, squandering good will, squandering lives and not being able to pronounce nuclear, he was actually a pretty good guy. he raised the ceiling debt seven times. prosecuteed the 20th hijacker in criminal court and bush's greatest achievement, he didn't die in office. so thank you president bush, and thank you for all those tax cuts for creating all those
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jobs--in asia. i want to thank all of my guests guests especially elayne boosier, and frank conniff. everyone have a great week. good night mom. >> joy: on the anthony wiener said there could be more photos of him that are have yet to surface. plus the george w. bush library officially opened today. yes, some jokes just write themselves. and playing unhinged characters, how much of that is acting? we'll find out on "say anything with joy behar." >> joy:


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