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George W. Bush's Passionate Kisses from King Abdullah

Passionate Kisses!

No tongue in cheek?  Really?

No tongue in cheek? Really?

"George W. Bush" never apologized or bowed to another country.

I keep hearing some republicans referring to "Obama's apology tour." And I read a statement "Bush 'NEVER' apologized or bowed to another country."

What apology tour?

Every time this LIE is told, the truth needs to be told. That is my reason for this hub.


Who told the "LIE" Apology Tour?

“It goes back to 2009, when Obama spoke in Cairo, calling for “a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world.”

Karl Rove responded in a Wall Street Journal op-ed entitled “The President’s Apology Tour.” Almost instantly, the right-wing blogosphere began savaging the president’s attempt at diplomacy, taking up Rove’s “apology tour” moniker. Characteristically implying that the U.S. president should demand that the world prostate itself in his presence, Charles Krauthammer wrote that Obama had circled the globe with a “basket of mea culpa.”

_____Source: The Daily Beast and World News

I read where someone said 'Bush never went on an apologetic rant or bowed down to foreign countries.'


Take it with a grain of salt:

1. regard something as exaggerated; believe only part of something.

Take it with a grain of salt

Not casting aspersions

GWB would have his henchmen make up lies about our President, saying Obama was apologizing to other countries, as a smoke screen in case someone would cast aspersions on him for the fact that GWB himself would rather hold hands, bow and kiss passionately.

No tongue cheek, maybe just tongue in mouth.


Bush never went on an apologetic rant or bowed down to foreign countries

Telling a lie long enough will NOT make it true

If the person who told the lie that President Obama went on an 'apology tour' and the people believing the lie, keep propogating that lie, that will make more people believe it, but it will never make it the truth!

It is my hope that more people Fact Check the lie.

It makes me sick to my stomach to hear this lie and know that so many people believe it!

When Romney attacked Obama for an apology tour that never happened during one of the presidential debates, I thought how easy it was to make this 'wannabe president' believe this lie, or did he believe it because he wanted to believe it or did he know it was a lie all along?

At one of the presidential debates Romney said: "the reason I called it an apology tour is because you went to Middle East and you flew to Egypt and to Saudi Arabia and to Turkey and Iraq. And, by the way, you skipped Israel, our closest friend in the region. But you went to the other nations. And, by the way: They noticed that you skipped Israel. And then in those nations, and on Arabic TV, you said that America had been "dismissive and derisive." You said that "on occasion America had dictated to other nations." Mr. President, America has not dictated to other nations. We have freed other nations from dictators."


Take it with a grain of sale.

“A constitution of government, once changed from freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever”

— John Adams

My hope!

My hope is that every time you hear an untruth you will rebuke it. That every time you are told a lie you will correct it and make it known that it is a lie.

© 2013 Shyron E Shenko

Comments

C E Clark from North Texas on June 19, 2020:

We're going to need an entire herd of people to go out and make apologies once we get rid of the illegitimate president currently taking up space in the White House. Trump has so deeply offended our allies in every way he could think up. I'm not sure one apology will suffice per leader.

While Trump never apologizes for anything, he's kept busy with his head up Putin's backside, while regularly insulting our allies that have been there for us when bad things happened.

I don't mean to suggest Trump doesn't like variety. He stays on his knees not just for Putin, but also Kim Jung-un (N. Korea), Xi Jinping (China), and various dictators in the Middle East. All authoritarians who have no respect for Trump and who laugh at him behind his back -- and sadly at all of us too, because they wonder what kind of people live here who would support such an ignoramus.

Posting this article on AH & FB.

Wih Coronavirus getting more prevalent, I hope you are doing everything you can to stay safe. Blessings, dear friend . . .

C E Clark from North Texas on October 11, 2018:

Have you seen the photos of Trump snogging with Putin? Putin doesn't mind doing whatever it takes to get Trump to do his bidding with all but no effort on Putin's part. The look on Putin's face in most of these situations tells it all. He can hardly believe his own luck at the gift Trump is to his agenda of destroying the U.S.

Hope all is well with you. Blessings dear friend . . .

C E Clark from North Texas on August 16, 2018:

Even this strange affection between Bush and the Saudi Prince can't compare to the attraction between Trump and Puttie. About a year ago Stephen Colbert got in a little hot water for saying Trump's mouth was a holster for Putin's -- well, you know. Comparatively, a little kiss like Bush and the Prince shared seems pretty tame.

Did you ever Google the images of "George W. Bush and the Saudi Prince kissing?" I thought it was just creative photo shopping until I saw all the different photos.

Almost the weekend again. Can't wait till it cools down again. Hope you are taking more time for your own pleasure and not working so hard again. Blessings and hugs dear friend . . .

Brad on July 07, 2018:

GW Bush came in a close second to Barack Obama. I wouldn't want to live on the difference.

16 years of bad people in the presidency from just these two presidents.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 03, 2017:

Can you just imagine if it had been President Obama who was kissing any foreign dignitary or President Obama meeting Russian officials in the White House? Would you not care the way you do not care that trump met with Russian officials in the Oval office and tried to keep it quiet?

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 30, 2017:

Au fait, thank you for the comment as always. It seems that everyone want's to stay in trump's (t in trump purposely in lower case) good graces, and the allow him and his son-in-law and daughter to commit treason every day.

The fact that trump gave permission to the Keystone XL pipeline to cross lands that do not belong to him, and will cause devastation wherever it is laid does not concern him or any of his cabal.

Blessings dear friend.

C E Clark from North Texas on April 20, 2017:

Before his time is up you'll probably be able to write a similar article with a similar picture of Trump and Puttie. I know they're pretending to have a snit right now in an effort to throw people off regarding their treasonous illicit relationship, but it isn't a real snit. Just for looks.

Too bad the media isn't putting some time on all the edicts Trump is signing because many of them are extremely harmful to everyone. He's been signing on average 3-4 daily.

Hope all is well there and that you enjoy the weather Sat., Sun., & Mon., cuz they're the last cool days we're likely to have for a long time. Blessings dear friend. Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 24, 2016:

Au fait, thank you for the comments.

No I did not see G.W.B. at the Dallas Memorial, but to see him anywhere is to see him acting inappropriately he did that in the White House, many times and we only saw a little bit, like when he looked behind the drapes for WMDs.

I had a migraine today and slept most of the day. Hope all is well with you. Blessings and hugs dear friend.

C E Clark from North Texas on July 19, 2016:

Did you see G.W. dancing and behaving a little inappropriately at the Dallas Memorial for the 5 cops that were killed? There's a video of it on YouTube. Some people say it's because he's one of the elite that is going to take over and impose Marshall Law and I guess either kill most of us, imprison many of us and turn people into slaves or something. I'm still not totally clear on what they say is happening. Oh, yes, and we're to have a race war. I've never understood people who seem to long for these terrible things to happen.

Hope all is well with you and that you are in a cool place. Take care dear friend, and God bless . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on January 20, 2015:

Au fait, thank you for the comments and sharing this article.

We are really enjoying the warm weather and got the concrete base poured then got my foot caught in twine and fell, oh well.

Blessings to you also.

C E Clark from North Texas on January 19, 2015:

Wonder if Dubya is still such good 'friends' with the King? We hardly ever hear anything from or about him since he's left office.

Sharing. Hope you're enjoying the nice weather . . . blessings to you and John.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 21, 2014:

Hi Eileen, thanks for stopping by hope you got a chance to watch the tongue in cheek video. Now that was funny but not like funny ha, ha.

Have a great Christmas.

Eileen rose on December 20, 2014:

How sweet Ha Ha

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on October 10, 2014:

Au fait my dear friend, thank you for you comment and all that you do.

I felt the same way about the bow by Obama. But the passionate kisses shared by George W's long time pal was way over the top.

I did read you e-mail and agree completely. I will use some of your info as soon as I can. Right now we are waiting for repair people.

C E Clark from North Texas on October 10, 2014:

A picture is worth a thousand words! And they complained about Obama making a little bow! Well, I didn't like the bow either, but thankfully he stopped there and none of this stuff in the photo with Bush was recorded for all time.

Sent you an email earlier. Be sure to check your mail. Hope all is well with you and John. I am just wondering if it will ever cool off. This heat really kicks my pettutie. Talk soon.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 27, 2014:

Lyns, thank you dear friend.

Blessings and hugs

lyns from USA on August 26, 2014:

No problem keep up the great writings, have a great one. 8262141037p lyns

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 26, 2014:

Au fait, thank you for the comment, up votes, sharing and pinning to AH. I got my computer back today for the second time.

Have to wait to find out results of hubby's test, it takes two day to complete.

Blessings and hugs to you my dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 26, 2014:

Lyns, I am so sorry I did not answer your comment. I don't know how I missed it. Thank you for the comment and FB sharing. I really do appreciate you.

Blessings my friend.

C E Clark from North Texas on August 21, 2014:

Well, at least he didn't bow to the guy . . .

Pinned to AH, voted up and etc., and shared! Hope you will have your computer back soon and that all else is well. Take care . .

lyns from USA on July 05, 2014:

Shyron, you said a mouth full, that's exactly what governmental office rely on, they know that most people are caught up into fantasy of life and don't really pay them to much attention, like you finding out this valuable information and posting it here for all to see, and lets face it mainstream media it don't always show us what's really happening. I shared this on my faced book page. Thanks again 7521411p lyns

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 05, 2014:

Lyns, thank you so much for commenting on this hub. There are so many things the get swept under the rug and I wish people would read a little more before just sticking their nose in the TV to watch the soaps, and pay attention to what our elected officials are doing to our country.

Have a blessed night.

Shyron.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 05, 2014:

Jaye, thank you for you comments, which I love.

Years ago, I use to listen to a talk radio station and the host told about George W. Bush scamming Salem benLaden out of a fortune the Salem had invested in Abusto Oil an oil company founded by George W. who sold the company for millions and left his investors high and dry. Ironically Salem benLaden was killed in a plane crach. That was in the 1980s. The day after I heard that story, the host was replaced, and I could not find out what happened to him.

I am not surprised by the coverup in the 9/11 investigation. Did you get a chance to see "Fahrenheit 9/11" documentary film from director Michael Moore? It is a no-holds-barred attack on the Bush

administration’s handling of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the War on Terror. The film was applauded by many on the left as a passionate critique of a dishonest, incompetent, and dangerous administration. Many on the right claim that Moore distorts facts, manipulates tragedy and spreads lies. But here is a quote from Senator Bryon Dorgon stating “we had some airplanes authorized at the highest levels of our government to pick up Osama Bin Laden’s family members and

transport them out of this country.”

Then there is the Bush book (The Unauthorized Biography of George H. W. Bush,) by Webster Tarpley and Anton Chitkin in the chapter called the Hitler project tell all about Prescott Bush. I have this one on DVD.

I have the book by Paul Begala (It's Still the Economy, Stupid) this one tells about his good old boys club, the ones he took with him to the White House.

Then the Kitty Kelley book. The day "The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty" was to be released, I went to the book store and they said that the books every one was bought before they were even sent. I did manage to get exerpts from this book.

9/11 I have not been able to find out anything, I will keep my eyes open for any information on the investigation.

Thank you Jaye, you don't know how much I appreciate you.

Shyron

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 05, 2014:

Thank you Au fait, for your comment, up votes, pinning and sharing.

You have a peaceful night also.

lyns from USA on July 05, 2014:

Very good and interesting hub, you know politicians I noticed would do just about anything to mislead the public and look good in everyone else eyes, it's very sad that the truth has to be told by us the citizen and we can't rely on our government whom we appoint in office, it's like one face they show us, and then behind doors totally different. Thanks so much for sharing this great information on here. It's time for us to be real as citizen and know the truth even if we have to be the ones that dig it out and present it to one another. Great job. Pictures tell a great deal don't they. Voted up Awesome, Beautiful + 75214751p

Jaye Denman from Deep South, USA on July 05, 2014:

Since the traditional greeting of two adult Arab men is to kiss each others' cheeks, first one, then the other (and this is only done to other men, not women), the lip-to-lip smooch King Abdullah gave W. seems a bit over the top or 'passionate', as you said. I guess this is because the Saudi royal family and the Bush family are so-oooo close and have been, personally and financially, for 30 years. Both families have profited greatly from their association. Since bin Laden was also a member of the Saudi royal family, it certainly gives one pause to think about the Bush connection, doesn't it?

In fact, a news story by the New York Post in December of last year reported that then-President George W. Bush censored 28 pages (about 7,200 words) of Congress' 9/11 investigative report--a section dealing specifically with sources of foreign support for the hijackers, many of whom were Saudis, NOT Iraqis. Mmmmm...now that really makes you wonder, doesn't it? It almost seems as though the war W started in Iraq could have been meant to take the U.S., indeed, the world's attention off Saudi Arabia.

The Post article stated that leaked information from the classified 28 pages of the report provide evidence that the hijackers had both financial and logistical help from the Washington D.C. Saudi embassy and the Saudi consulate in L.A. Now, why would Bush Jr. want to suppress this information? (If you read a book about the Bush family history, you'll learn that W's grandpa, Prescott, provided credit to Hitler during WWII, a fact that both Bush presidents kept hidden, but which perhaps should be part of the discussion if Jeb Bush dips his toes in the presidential campaign waters. The Bush 'dynasty' members have a penchant for being friendly with dangerous internationals in power.)

By the way, months ago some senators (both parties) wanted to pass a bill instructing President Obama to release the entire 9/11 report--including the 28 pages censored by W. Bush--to the American public. I don't know what became of that bill or where the declassification of the 9/11 report stands a day after Independence Day, 2014. Do you, Shyron? You're very good at research, so if you find out about this, please let me know. In fact, let us all know!

Jaye

C E Clark from North Texas on July 05, 2014:

So interesting to see how different presidents manage their foreign relationships in different ways. Voting this up and AI, and pinning to AH and sharing!

Hope all's well there . . . have a peaceful night.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 01, 2014:

Broken link has been repaired.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 21, 2013:

Thank you Aunt Jimi, for your comment and graphic depiction of behind the scenes.

Aunt Jimi from The reddest of the Red states! on August 21, 2013:

Can't help it. Just love watching Dubya and his prince skipping through the garden hand in hand. They say Obama bowed? Yet we know Dubya did too, but not when there were cameras because his bowing would have been X-rated and his cheeks very pink . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 12, 2013:

Thank you Stacie, for the comment and the following. I really appreciate your reading my hub.

Stacie L on August 12, 2013:

Wow...I didn't know about this one. I would have included this into my Bromance hub!

LOL

;-)

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 09, 2013:

You are right Aunt Jimi, thanks for the comment.

Aunt Jimi from The reddest of the Red states! on August 09, 2013:

Everybody needs to see this video.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 04, 2013:

Aunt Jimi, thanks for the comment. And yes I did notice his mannerisms are more fem.

Aunt Jimi from The reddest of the Red states! on August 03, 2013:

Little George always seemed to have feminine mannerisms, I thought. Did you ever notice that his mannerisms are a lot like his mother's?

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 01, 2013:

Thank you again for your comment Sooner28.

Sooner28 on August 01, 2013:

The right-wing always has selective outrage.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 01, 2013:

Thank you Sooner28 for you comment. Yes he kissed him with passion!

Sooner28 on August 01, 2013:

Never bowed down; instead, he kissed a brutal dictator!

Aunt Jimi from The reddest of the Red states! on July 13, 2013:

It could ruin a person's lunch, couldn't it? ;)

Glenda on May 15, 2013:

Wow, that is all I can say. I thought there was something between the King of Saudi Arabia, but until I saw the video. I was in shock. Wow.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on March 28, 2013:

Thank you Aunt Jimi, I appreciate you.

Aunt Jimi from The reddest of the Red states! on March 28, 2013:

People need to read this and watch the videos. This is eye opening. Voted up and awesome! Will share.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 25, 2013:

Thanks again Au fait for you comments. Appreciate you.

C E Clark from North Texas on February 25, 2013:

This really does make one stop and think.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 15, 2013:

Thank you Au fait, for you comments.

I am so glad I found the video. I have to watch it every once in a while to see if it is still there.

C E Clark from North Texas on February 15, 2013:

This really is incredible and should give lots of people food for thought. IA.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 11, 2013:

One never knows R2-D2. Thank you for stopping by and for your comment.

R2-D2-2 from USA on February 11, 2013:

That's some video. I've heard a lot odd things about Bush and the Prince, so maybe some of it's true . . . wonder if the 2 of them are making lots of money with the gas prices so high right now?

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 09, 2013:

Thank you Au fait for your comments.

C E Clark from North Texas on February 09, 2013:

This really is something to think about.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 07, 2013:

No you did not say you did not believe it, but you gave me that impression.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 07, 2013:

Thank you Ryan/MasculistFeminist, for your comment. The link you posted on here earlier is not allowed by HubPages, as you can see below this comment box. That is just one of their rules for writing on here.

I do appreciate your reading my hub and commenting. The video says it all, if you choose not to believe it, that is your choice.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 07, 2013:

Thank you Au fait, for your comment.

I too found it amazing and especially that some republicans said it was President Obama who did the bowing.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 07, 2013:

Thank you Aunt Jimi, always appreciate you stopping by and reading my hubs.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 07, 2013:

Thank you Brett for reading; commenting; sharing and the pin and tweet.

It is unfortunate that people make up stuff they want others to believe and pass it on. That is why I like HubPages. you can debunk the lies, rumors.

Thanks again for your comment.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 07, 2013:

Thank you Au fait for your comments.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 07, 2013:

Kathleen, thank you for taking the time to look at the picture and comment, however you should look at the video.

I saw what was in the video before it was posted. The picture was posted in Time magazine and I was sent the picture by e-mail from a friend then I found the video.

It is fact, it really happened. It is your choice to believe it or not, but look at the video before you condemn my hub on the basis of the picture.

Again thank you for stopping by.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 07, 2013:

Thanks again Au fait for your comments. Isn't it funny (not lile ha ha funny like strange) that some people accuse President Obama doing what george w. bush did then saying bush did not do that.

C E Clark from North Texas on February 07, 2013:

Amazing that President Bush bowed to the Saudi Prince! :(

Aunt Jimi from The reddest of the Red states! on February 07, 2013:

Ms. Cochran, you need to watch the videos. The issue here is not really whether or not our former president was on the downlow or a closet gay, but whether or not he BOWED to leaders of other countries. He bowed to the Prince of Saudi Arabia, so what's all the noise about Obama's "apology tour???"

Excellent hub Shyron. If a person wasn't actually there, how can they know whether it was a kiss on the cheek or the lips, or both? Have to say, I scrutinized that photo pretty good and I'd bet money they were lockin' lips. I don't like to lose money (a part of being a former Republican I can't seem to shed), so I wouldn't bet if I wasn't pretty darn certain they were lip to lip.

Up and awesome!

Kathleen Cochran from Atlanta, Georgia on February 07, 2013:

Can't say I don't agree with the gist of this hub, but that photo is misleading. In Saudi men greet each other with a kiss on each cheek - not a kiss on the mouth. The shot is as much a misrepresentation as anything else out there. Hate to see your hub diminished by its use.

Brett C from Asia on February 06, 2013:

Unfortunately the internet makes it all too easy for things to spread and people believe what they want to, often not checking the facts. Many lives have been destroyed (sometimes to the point of suicide) via 'rumors' and 'shame' tactics ... it is unfortunate and the down side of media freedom. However, hopefully your article will shed a little truth and open some eyes to the other side of the argument.

Shared, pinned, tweeted, up and interesting.

C E Clark from North Texas on February 05, 2013:

Such an interesting hub!

Ryan from Australia on February 03, 2013:

Your welcome. I never said I did not believe it.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 03, 2013:

Thank you Ryan/MasculistFeminist, for your comment. The link you posted on here earlier is not allowed by HubPages, as you can see below this comment box. That is just one of their rules for writing on here.

I do appreciate your reading my hub and commenting. The video says it all, if you choose not to believe it, that is your choice.

Ryan from Australia on February 03, 2013:

Not sure why it is inappropriate, but it is your article and your rules.

Frankly the censorship or distortion of information as discussed in the article above has become all too common in our mass media system. That common that critical analysis and open discussion of major issues is rarely given any worthy attention. I don't see that changing any time soon. What I do see changing is where people source their information. If people cannot get a balanced understanding of major issues from mass media, then they will simply go elsewhere to seek information. People will turn to the internet and places like YouTube and HubPages.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 03, 2013:

MasculistFeminist, thank you for stopping by appreciate your comment howerver the link is inapprorate and I need to delete it because of the link and if you want to put the comment back without the link I will approve it. Thanks again for stopping by.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 02, 2013:

Thank you again Au fait for your comments. I sure was surprised when I found the video.

Do you think this will get through to the thick heads?

C E Clark from North Texas on February 02, 2013:

This video is just incredible. Given all the terrible things that happened during the Baby Bush Administration that this country and the whole world is still suffering from, I'm amazed Bush supporters dare to make a peep or show their faces. Some people have no shame.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 02, 2013:

Thank you Au fait for reading and commenting on my hub.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 02, 2013:

Thank you HSchneider, appreciate your comments, you are right. A lot of people believe what the Greedy Old Politicians (GOP) says because no one dares to say they lied.

C E Clark from North Texas on February 01, 2013:

Amazing! This really is an incredible hub! I really am speechless after seeing that video. Voted UAI.

Howard Schneider from Parsippany, New Jersey on February 01, 2013:

The Republican spin machine against President Obama does not distinguish between truth and lies. This is of no importance to them. Attacking the president and his administration to eventually gain power is all important. They failed last November but they cannot just break the habit. Thank you, Shyron, for writing this illuminating Hub and exposing them for what they are. That is opportunistic liars.