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While former U.S. President George W. Bush faces some often harsh criticism as commander in chief from those who claim he led the nation into unpopular wars and additional criticism from opponents who claim he initiated failed economic policies, he has taken on a new role as an advocate for women's health in Africa. Both he and his wife Laura Bush have recently opened a women's health clinic in Kabwe, Zambia. Continue Reading

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  1. Bob
    2 years ago

    There must be someway that Obummer can get credit for this while his lap dogs continue to call Bush a racist.

  2. Bill Doran
    2 years ago

    You buried your lede so you could criticize. Great journalism.

  3. Bob
    2 years ago

    As a Catholic, I am appalled at how you purposefully chose to misreport this story… from the very first unnecessary and non-germane sentence of this unprofessional piece to your parting “mired in controversy” shot, you displayed your bias and naivety. I’ll be generous and just assume that you are a journalism major at a liberal college doing a summer internship for Catholic.org, and you couldn’t forget the plea of your favorite professor who challenged you to “take every opportunity to insult George W Bush”, even when he is helping to save the lives of women and children in Africa. The biggest irony is that the warm, smiling, loving face of John Paul II (Road to Canonization ad) sits next to your spiteful, unchristian, small words on this webpage.

  4. Matt
    2 years ago

    Would it have killed the author to simply report the events giving President Bush the credit he has truly earned for all the charitable efforts in Africa, both personally and with the health aid provided during his presidency? Apparently so, since he/she/it just HAD to lead the story with criticism from his critics. Way to report.

  5. Bob Atteberry
    2 years ago

    John Galt is right.

    For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this:January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress. At the time: The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77 The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5% The Unemployment rate was 4.6%George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH!

    Remember the day... January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial ServicesCommittee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee The economic meltdown that happened 15 months
    later was in what part of the economy? BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!

    Unemployment... to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES! Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie - starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy.

    And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA
    And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie? OBAMA and the Democrat Congress. So when someone tries to blame Bush. REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007.... THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!" Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat Party. Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 & 2011. In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

    For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets. And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009. If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending.

    After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

    So John Galt is right, you had to say something bad about George W. Bush before you could say something nice. Too bad people have such short memories.


  6. myself
    2 years ago

    Regarding the previous comments: ditto, ditto, ditto and ditto. John Galt, you hit the bullseye. Although there are none so poor as these souls, and I admire his missionary spirit, our country has deep pockets of deprivation and suffering that need attention, as well. And it WAS the Fourth of July....

  7. Range7
    2 years ago

    At a site such as this, why for heaven's sake does the story start with, "While former U.S. President George W. Bush faces some often harsh criticism as commander in chief from those who claim he led the nation into unpopular wars and additional criticism from opponents who claim he initiated failed economic policies,..."? Here is a man doing a good thing (without the aim being to advance his own standing in the public's eyes) and he has to be slammed here? The current occupant of the White House has initiated and will continue to advance failed economic polices cubed and the media gives him constant cover. Do you think Bush would have ordered the Catholic Church to pay for contraception and abortions as part of their health insurance offering?

  8. KB
    2 years ago

    It must be impossible for anyone to write an article about George and Laura Bush doing good works for charity, our troops and the less fortunate without bringing politics into the mix. President and Mrs. Bush are the real deal and have always given of themselves to the charities and causes close to their heart.

  9. Trish Zeinert
    2 years ago

    Why did you take a wonderful factual story and hatchet it with unsubstantiated opinion? These are good, fine people that care about others without boasting of their good deeds. I have thanked God several times that we had a Commander-in-Chief in office during that horrific period more concerned about doing what was necessary than what was popular. Never once did he falter when met with the bare faced hatred of the MSM and vitriol of the left (which did not cease after leaving office). He never pointed fingers nor laid blamed and took responsibility for his actions and those of others. He loved this country and all it stands for; he respected our military and the selfless men/women that defend our country. He did not spend his time on the links, hobnobbing with 'celebrities', or apologizing for our country. President Bush was and still is a testament to the qualities that make a strong leader.

  10. Anthony
    2 years ago

    This is what a real President looks like! Not like that socialist thug we have in the White House now!


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