May 21st, 2009
03:20 PM ET
5 years ago

Bush didn't watch Cheney, Obama speeches

Bush missed both Obama and Cheney's speeches Thursday, a source tells CNN.
Bush missed both Obama and Cheney's speeches Thursday, a source tells CNN.

(CNN) - So what did former President Bush think about President Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney's dueling speeches on national security policies Thursday?

He didn't watch them.

A source close to Bush said the former president was traveling at the time, enroute to New Mexico where he is the keynote speaker Thursday night at a fund raising dinner for a scholarship program for students at Artesia High School.


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soundoff (306 Responses)
  1. Bill

    After reading some of the comments I continue to fear for the generations to come. There are actually 20 million folks in the USA who are impressed with the Bush/Cheney performance. This country is in great trouble.

    May 21, 2009 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  2. Monrob

    Cheney was Bush's babysitter.

    May 21, 2009 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  3. jaye

    Of course he didn't watch...... LOLOLOLOL
    He did his damage and he knows what he did.

    May 21, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  4. betty perry

    You fool, if Bush and his father were so smart, than we would not be in this war, nor would this country be in the mess we are in, and people would not be trying to kill us. Fool you just need to sit down and play with yourself.

    May 21, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  5. fed up!

    Good bye CNN. You seem to stir the pot more than FOX news regarding that treacherous, murdering crook cheney. You're more concerned with creating conflict and divisiveness with how you report than actually just reporting.

    I wont be visiting your page or watching any broadcasting of yours in the future.

    May 21, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  6. J.Crobuzon

    I don't care what he does. Aren't disgraced former presidents supposed to flee the country? And was he saying "What, me worry?" when that picture was taken?

    May 21, 2009 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  7. The Truth

    Of course Bush didn’t watch it, Dora the Explorer was on.

    May 21, 2009 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  8. betty

    Obama has more smarts in one of his fingers, than Bush has in that big old head. Stop hating Blacks and get a life.

    May 21, 2009 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  9. jaye

    Send the Gitmo detainees to TEXAS – nevermind....they'll just get more torture. RED states (republicans) think torture is okay.
    Also, I DO NOT believe Cheney is getting favorable opinions....nope, no way.
    WHY is CNN so in love with Cheney, Bush, and the republicans, lately? Dosen't CNN know what they did to our country???? Maybe they should start watching the news.

    May 21, 2009 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  10. alvino

    I would like to see Bush react to Cheney's criticism of the Democrats for not supporting the CIA. Tricky Dick Cheney blamed the CIA for faulty Iraq intelligence and compromised Valerie Plaime. Hypocrite, thy name is Cheney.

    May 21, 2009 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  11. Debbie from VA

    May 21st, 2009 12:48 pm ET

    Are there any pictures of Bush in existence where he doesn't look stupid.

    From liberal MSM of course not but liberals will never pick that up, they are too busy making fun of Fox News. The liberal MSM have always tried to make him look as bad as possible.

    May 21, 2009 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  12. Marissa

    Bush is a ding dong.... Cheney is a war criminal and should be tried and executed

    May 21, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  13. betty

    You people have seen many idiots in the white house doing both Bush's visit there. If you would take a min and wonder why you hate other races so bad, when one race has done more to some races than others. Than you realiaze who the real idiots are.

    May 21, 2009 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  14. paul j

    Obama is a a hole because he do not stick up for USA.

    May 21, 2009 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  15. Syndi

    That's right Cheney keep up the good old scare tactics and preying on the uneducated and racists, it's all you got........

    May 21, 2009 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  16. Barbara - Atlanta

    Please help me out...what did Cheney say other than talk about 9/11?

    May 21, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  17. whaley41

    He has more class than all you liberal morons!!

    May 21, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  18. Marissa

    Obama Victim. Bush is the cause of the death of 4300 American GIs and thousands of innocent Iraqi women and children. So he prayers big deal. Its actions that speak louder and words. Sorry you think yourself a victim. I am a victim of your insipid rhetoric

    May 21, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  19. donttreadonme

    I would take up arms in defense of President Bush against all enemies foreign or domestic.

    There are times when waterboarding is appropriate, after 911 waterboarding three high Ranking Al-Qaeda leaders was appropriate.

    May 21, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  20. J.C.

    What's the point? Cheney isn't running for president in 2012 and Obama is our president now.

    May 21, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  21. pete

    all your favorite democrats voted to authorize these wars. don't forget that.

    May 21, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  22. Royster

    Wasn't he busy reading children's stories to a 2nd grade class at the time? Oh....that was 9/11.
    Proobably the GOP asked him....please stay away......we came up 4 points! Please stay away....

    May 21, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  23. Saad

    I love Bush..... He's one of the worst leaders ever in the history of the world but I simply love him.... He is an awesome human being. As for him being a terrible leader, it's not his fault. It's the people who elected him especially for the 2nd term.

    May 21, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  24. Linda

    It's sad to think there are still followers of gasbag Cheney.

    May 21, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  25. harold

    BUSH...Too busy pulling weeds and cutting brush on the RANCH...HUH?....What about the Economy... MR. BUSH?.... Any regrets? ......or the attack on USA on your WATCH?....

    May 21, 2009 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
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