July 9, 2011

"On Saturday, one man held up a sign that said 'Thank You George Bush.'"

Today, there is a new country in the world: South Sudan.
Christian groups had been championing the southern Sudanese since the 19th century. And their efforts paid off in 2000 when George W. Bush was elected president of the United States. He elevated Sudan to the top of his foreign policy agenda, and in 2005, the American government pushed the southern rebels and the central government — both war weary and locked in a military stalemate — to sign a comprehensive peace agreement that guaranteed the southerners the right to secede.

41 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Boy is Obama pissed. Muslims never lose territory.

blake said...

Stupid W. He doesn't care about black people.

Kirby Olson said...

There are about 2 million Episcopalians in the Southern Sudan. But the place called the Darfur is still under the control of the bad Muslim group. Too bad. Still, another great and important accomplishment for W.

Lyle said...

Jesus saves, while Mohammed attempts to conquer.

edutcher said...

One more element of that insidious, "Miss Me Yet?", campaign by the Bushies.

PS And how hard has Little Zero worked to fight the spread of AIDS in Africa?

Luther said...

The One hasn't done much to prevent the spread of AIDS but has done much to help the spread of Islam. Which, when you think about it, is a way of fighting the spread of AIDS. Damn he's smart.

ironrailsironweights said...

The One hasn't done much to prevent the spread of AIDS but has done much to help the spread of Islam.

Islam's spread in Africa ended at least a century ago. More recently, it's been losing ground to Christianity in parts of West Africa.

Peter

rhhardin said...

One turned up Nov 10, 2008.

Class factotum said...

Excellent book and movie about Sudan: "God Grew Tired of Us."

bagoh20 said...

As a highly non-religious person, I'd like to point out that all religions are not morally equal, and this is a perfect example of that. One of my pet peeves with a lot of atheists is how they attack all religion like it's the same. Some are nearly polar opposites sharing only a belief in a god.

Luther said...

"Islam's spread in Africa ended at least a century ago."

I was speaking of Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan and who knows where it will stop. Though true, not all of those countries are in Africa.

Godot said...

More successful nation-building from the greatest president of the 21st century. Thank you George Bush!
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Chuck66 said...

bago....and I am guilty from the right of attacking leftist Christians. I suppose a pacifist Quaker or lefty legacy Protestant often really do have good intentions.

traditionalguy said...

So it does matter whether the USA's President is a believer in Jesus, like W is, or whether he is a Kenyan Nationalist dedicated to removing all that came from the Episcopal Church's heritage in the British Empire's old Colonies.

Carol_Herman said...

Big fucking deal.

Lawgiver said...

20 years from now when the historians reflect on Bush's presidency, I wonder if they'll mention Sudan.

Luana said...

I got chills reading the article.

HDHouse said...

A while back one of the horrible women who carry GOP water on talk shows went on and on about the "spring" in the middle east was all GWB's doing and how marvelous it was. She was an idiot. This thank you note is idiotic. This blog is idiotic for noting it.

traditionalguy said...

HD...Where have you been?

Without you, we have had no one to tell us that we are wrong about everything.

Nice to see you again.

Larry J said...

Jesus saves, while Mohammed attempts to conquer.

"Jesus saves, Satan invests."

Indigo Red said...

Yet, Obama still takes the credit for the birth of a nation.

Sixty Grit said...

Go fuck yourself, Hdhouse - you are an idiotic fucking moron. You are so fucking stupid you forgot to mention that you were just passing through. Did I mention you should go fuck yourself? Not frequently enough, I guess. You are still a lying, tax-dodging, Klan-loving, disingenuous, mega-douche who is too fucking stupid to live. Now go fuck yourself. Do it today.

Jack said...

George Bush did so much good for Africa. God bless that man and the whole brand-new country of South Sudan.

It is a big deal.

The Crack Emcee said...

George W. Bush:

Raaaaaacist!

Cedarford said...

Must give Queen Michelle some pause to hear Africans say for all Bush's other faults, he was more attentive to Africa than the Obamas - despite Africans treating the Obamas as if they were rock stars based on skin color.

A slight pause for Michelle...then back to diving on that pile of tasty fat cakes.

As for Bush, it is nice - after you could fill all the gratitude the Islamoids gave him for a trillion nation building and his Religion of Peace gibberish, Jewish votes given him for his knee jerk support of whatever Israel wanted, and Euros for his policies ....into a japanese-sized condom.

Marilee said...

Is Carol Herman in her cups a little early today?

Chase said...

This is a truly glorious day in the history of mankind. I have relatives in Sudan this very day who have tried to help the hurting and dying of Sudan's last 5 years.

Blake wins the thread.

Another day of Democrats/progressives caught with their pants around their ankles! Even when you put their own stupidity and utter moral bankruptcy right in front of their faces, it is impossible for them to see it, much less admit their extreme folly, blind hatred, and basic governing incompetence.

"W" wins again! I said it a dozen times here in his last year as President and I will educate Democrats/progressives again: George W Bush will continue to grow in greatness as time goes on.

Carol Herman - you are disgusting in your comment. Thought you were sometimes insightful, now we see you're just basically hateful. Absorb this Ann Althouse quote from an earlier Althouse post this morning:
Maybe what just happened near you is not actually the most dramatic thing that ever happened. Your feelings are one thing. Reality is something else. Make an effort to discern the difference.

HD - you are often a brilliant counterpoint to many issues here. On this issue, your take is deeply wrong.

Cedarford - You are a hate-filled anti-Semitic animal - the kind of person that is only 3/5 of a human being. Have a cocktail with Carol tonight, would you?


Funny - a truly African-American President has done far, far less for Africa than the White President hated by most African-"Americans".

ricpic said...

Big fucking deal.

The successful resistance to the spread of horrible totalitarian murderous Islam anywhere at anytime is a very big deal you worthless blowhard.

Juba Doobai! said...

Obama was doing Afghanistan, bin Ladin, Pakistan, straightening up the mess that Dubya made in Sudan ... er, um. Hmmm.

Those danged Christians in South Sudan wouldn't let Obama undo the excellent work Dubya did to help them.

Juba Doobai! said...

Kirby, the people of Darfur can convert to Christianity and ask to become South Sudanese.

Juba Doobai! said...

Luther, homosexuality is rampant in the Islamic world. Birds fly with one wing in Kandahar, and boys choose their girlfriends from the freshmen entering boys' school.

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ironrailsironweights said...

Islam's spread in Africa ended at least a century ago.

I was speaking of Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan and who knows where it will stop. Though true, not all of those countries are in Africa.

Those countries have been Islamic for centuries.

Peter

ironrailsironweights said...

Islam's spread in Africa ended at least a century ago.

I was speaking of Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan and who knows where it will stop. Though true, not all of those countries are in Africa.

Those countries have been Islamic for centuries.

Peter

JAL said...

Yup.

Miss the man.

May the people of South Sudan be able to find their way to peace and prosperity.

PatCA said...

I like the pic in Time of the new prez with the cowboy hate the W gave him.

I wish them the best.

Gulp.

Luther said...

"Luther, homosexuality is rampant in the Islamic world."

Of course it is when you allow, nay preach, polygamous marriage. It's the only game in town for many. Therefore, though hidden, accepted. Besides, there is likely more excitement from a ten year old boy than a declitorized woman.

Though then, I guess, that the calls from the mullahs that homosexuals be killed is just theater, well, other than the pictures of the hanged bodies that managed to make it out of Iran and SA.

"Those countries have been Islamic for centuries."

Yes, you are right. And with their barbaric tendencies held in check, which is why many don't think of them as particularly Islamic. Now watch.

Ctmom4 said...

Another Bush accomplishment that Obama takes the credit for: www.cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-administration-takes-credit-birth

SukieTawdry said...

Stories like this one make me very happy. I hope they make a go of it. Love the hat!

Phil 3:14 said...

Primatives love George Bush

Erik said...

From about 2001-2007 I worked with quite a few people in DC on the issue of Southern Sudan, and helped with quite a bit of advocacy in churches as well on the issue (there are indeed quite a few Episcopalians in Southern Sudan). The Bush administration was light-years ahead of the Clintons in trying to find a solution that protected the Christians and animists in the South. Talk to any Southern Sudanese activists about Bush and you'll hear the same thing: endless praise and admiration for what he did. If it hadn't been for his dedication to seeing through the 2005 agreement, none of this would be happening right now.