« The AP Unwittingly Invokes The Opinion Of A Flake | Main | Weekend Caption Contest™ Winners »

Dalai Lama: "I love President George W. Bush"

Somewhere Richard Gere's head is exploding. The Dalai Lama said to a stunned audience "I love President George Bush." Emphasis mine.

The Dalai Lama, a lifelong champion of non-violence candidly stated that terrorism cannot be tackled by applying the principle of ahimsa because the minds of terrorists are closed.

"It is difficult to deal with terrorism through non-violence," the Tibetan spiritual leader said delivering the Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Lecture here.

He termed terrorism as the worst kind of violence which is not carried by a few mad people but by those who are very brilliant and educated.

"They (terrorists) are very brilliant and educated...but a strong ill feeling is bred in them. Their minds are closed," the Dalai Lama said.

He said the only way to tackle terrorism is through prevention.

The head of the Tibetan government-in-exile left the audience stunned when he said "I love President George W Bush." He went on to add how he and the US President instantly struck a chord in their first meeting unlike politicians who take a while to develop close ties.

The Dalai Lama went on to say that he opposed some of Bush's policies but that he loved him. What do you know about that. The Dalai Lama's views on fighting terrorism are more in line with conservatives' views than with the mushy brained, arrogant, no nothing celebrities who cling to the Dalai Lama's robes. Many conservatives oppose a variety of President Bush's policies for a variety of reasons, but we admire him nonetheless, especially for his commitment to protecting America and defeating terrorism.


TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/34009.

Comments (39)

Put this together with how ... (Below threshold)
MPR:

Put this together with how millions in AFRICA love George Bush because of his unprecedented funding of AIDS relief and liberals have to be beside themselves.
Obamalala has a half brother who lives in a three foot square hovel and he doesn't seem to be worried about him. Nobody would have faulted him for helping his brother. He is indeed an empty suit.

Kim, you might wish to find... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Kim, you might wish to find out what the reincarnated Buddha's job description is.
(And if he loves, say...Bin-Laden, or the dead Hitler. I THINK he'll say yes because the Dalai Lama has to work on the greater love principle of bringing the world closer to spiritual reality one thought at a time.) Have you never read a comparative religion book?
Love is his bag. The Dalai Lama gives terrorists a pass on judgement in your own article.

I'm glad you're writ... (Below threshold)
Mike:


I'm glad you're writing again Kim. Subjects were shallow while you were gone.

Ohhh, you nitwit. If you h... (Below threshold)
OneSlack:

Ohhh, you nitwit. If you have to go searching ALL THE WAY TO THE DALAI LAMA to find someone who is capable of loving George Bush outside of the 3% fringe right, then it's a sad day.

INT. RECEPTION HALL - DAY

The Dalai Lama turns to George Bush and pats him on the head.

Dalai Lama: I love you George Bush.

The Dalai Lama sees an ant on his slice of apple.

Dalai Lama: I love you ant.

The Dalai Lama places the ant on the seat between him and George Bush.

FADE

the dalai lama has made a c... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

the dalai lama has made a career out of not rocking boats, so we wont be hearing anything politically controversial out of him, even in regards to bu$h. hes right of course about the need to head off terrorism in a most aggressive way, but liberals already agree with that. the disagreement, for the memory-impaired, is that bu$hco did nothing to head off terrorism, opting instead to attack the wrong country at a cost eventually headed north of $2 trillion, while driving al quaeda recruitment and other crises to new heights in countries that we are to stretched thin to properly deal with

bu$h and co are traitors

As much as like like to tak... (Below threshold)

As much as like like to take this as an endorsement of conservatism and shove it in liberals' Dalai Lama-ophile faces, it's important to ask one question: Is there anyone the Dalai Lama doesn't love?

But the statement that the principal of non-violence is useless against terror: EARTH-SHAKING. Take note, pacifist lame brains!

"...but liberals already ag... (Below threshold)
ECM:

"...but liberals already agree with that."

Excuse me: what? Are you honestly going to sit here and tell me that "liberals" are on the side of the angels when it comes to killing terorists or holding them accountable? After all the wailing about Guantanamo and rendition and now Afghanistan and so on? Are you for real? Can you honestly come on here and write such tripe and actually not only expect us to believe this utter bullsh*t but you, in your heart of hearts, believe the flat-out lie you are spewing? You have some gall, *******.

bu$h and co are traitors... (Below threshold)
Mike G in Corvallis:

bu$h and co are traitors

Well, it seems the era of "Don't question my patriotism!" and "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" has passed, doesn't it boys and girls?

"They (terrorists) are v... (Below threshold)
Carol:

"They (terrorists) are very brilliant and educated...but a strong ill feeling is bred in them. Their minds are closed," the Dalai Lama said.

He said the only way to tackle terrorism is through prevention.

Only history will speak of President Bush's successess and/or failures. Any person with a heart and soul hates war and wishes there was no need for it. Let's see how Iran, the Taliban and other murdering thugs react to Obama wanting to sit down for tea. History will speak of his successes and failures.

The Dalai Lama is welcome t... (Below threshold)
Maezeppa:

The Dalai Lama is welcome to love the man but hate his deeds.

As to the commentor who snarkily brags that Bush's AIDS aid to Africa will irritate liberals, shame on him for trying to brandish Bush's patronage jobs for the abstinence-only crowd/sop to his drug industry cronies as genuine assistence.

Its clear that some folks a... (Below threshold)
epador:

Its clear that some folks are grumpy they can't afford inauguration tickets and are taking it out on the Right. When they can't afford anything, are out of work and in a BHO breadline, it will be the same.

Wow, Kim. Way to go. Post... (Below threshold)

Wow, Kim. Way to go. Post about the Dalai Lama and get moonbats to attack Bush for saving thousands (millions?) of Africans from AIDS. BDS: Apparently there is no cure.

"They (terroris... (Below threshold)
JLawson:
"They (terrorists) are very brilliant and educated...but a strong ill feeling is bred in them. Their minds are closed," the Dalai Lama said. . He said the only way to tackle terrorism is through prevention.
Only way? Perhaps it's the BEST way, but not the ONLY way. Rather like the best way to fight house fires is prevent them from happening in the first place - but occasionally fires DO happen and at that point you need an agency that can put out the fire as quickly as possible.
Only way? Perhaps it's t... (Below threshold)
Tim:

Only way? Perhaps it's the BEST way, but not the ONLY way. Rather like the best way to fight house fires is prevent them from happening in the first place - but occasionally fires DO happen and at that point you need an agency that can put out the fire as quickly as possible.

Oh, you mean someone like Social Services.

The Dalai Lama loves everyo... (Below threshold)

The Dalai Lama loves everyone, it is how he does things.

Tim:Yeah, we'll ju... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Tim:

Yeah, we'll just throw money at the fire and wait for it to go out.

The rest of the quote (w... (Below threshold)
Smiles:

The rest of the quote (without cherry picking)

Of course, I have great respect for, in fact, I love President Bush, because he is very frank, very straightforward. His intentions are good, but some of his policy in spite of his sincere motivation and right goal, and some of his method becomes unrealistic because of lack of understanding about reality.

Kim,

FYI, the rest of Dali Lama's quote (the part you left out) is far more negative. The Dali Lama goes on to say Bush has a lack of understanding about reality.

Carl Spackler: So I jump sh... (Below threshold)

Carl Spackler: So I jump ship in Hong Kong and make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at a course over in the Himalayas.
Angie: A looper?
Carl Spackler: A looper, you know, a caddy, a looper, a jock. So, I tell them I'm a pro jock, and who do you think they give me? The Dalai Lama, himself. Twelfth son of the Lama. The flowing robes, the grace, bald... striking. So, I'm on the first tee with him. I give him the driver. He hauls off and whacks one -- big hitter, the Lama -- long, into a ten-thousand foot crevice, right at the base of this glacier. And do you know what the Lama says? Gunga galunga...gunga -- gunga lagunga. So we finish the eighteenth and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, "Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know." And he says, "Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness." So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.

The prevention has to be ri... (Below threshold)
MPR:

The prevention has to be right 100 out of 100 times. 1 out of 100 is all the terrorists need. The fact that W's policies after 9/11 stopped any attacks to the homeland cannot be explained away by any spin. This drives the citizens of Obamalala La La Land to derision.

"The fact that W's policies... (Below threshold)
Larry Dickman:

"The fact that W's policies after 9/11 stopped any attacks to the homeland cannot be explained away by any spin."

Uhhh, 9/11 happened on Dufus W's watch, MPR. Also, check the Russian-Afghan playbook. It's working to a T. Every month we spend 14B in Iraq, the terrorists are laughing their asses off. Everyday that our economy tumbles, they leap with joy.

Oh, but you want actual death, right? No one else has died since 9/11, right? What about the 4,000+ dead in Iraq? The terrorists don't have to come to America. They can train in their own backyard and kill Americans while we write the paychecks.

Yes, W. got us into a war that has made America and the rest of the world less safe, increased hatred toward us, produced more radicals, and created a Shia alliance with Iran. Great plan, W.

Why don't you see our military deaths as deaths? To you and other war hawks, they are just something that you can send off to fight and die without ANY consequence to you.

Thank God we at least have everything under control in Afghanistan. Ohh . . . . never mind.

Larry D
Gulf War vet

I often refer to G W Bush a... (Below threshold)
btenney:

I often refer to G W Bush as the "Greatest Living American" just to watch Liberals heads explode, But that may be closer to the mark than any believes right now.

Yes,I respect George.W.Bush... (Below threshold)
Idris El Asha:

Yes,I respect George.W.Bush,for his honesty.Not like his predecessor,that phoney who bombed Iraq to turn attention away from his scandal.If only Ramsfield,another phoney accoplished the mission successfully,and not try to trash Iraq,it would be realy mission accomplished for Bush.Yes George.W Bush is an iconoclast,and a despots-clast to boot.

That makes total sense. Of ... (Below threshold)

That makes total sense. Of course a thoughtful, rational person of substance who actually knows about the issues and the people we're talking about (terrorists, er, "insurgents") would know that Dubya has a clue.

I love that this comes on inaugural weekend. What a wonderful world.

I love you, Kim.-A... (Below threshold)
Ashley Todd:

I love you, Kim.

-Ashley Todd

bu$hco did nothing to head ... (Below threshold)
The Baron:

bu$hco did nothing to head off terrorism? Yet there hasn't been a successful attack on the US since 9/11, though there have been many attempts. If the left would only acknowledge that, I wouldn't view them as I do, namely as a hopelessly bitter bunch of partisan haters, utterly lacking in charity towards those who disagree w/ them. Yet the failure of terrorism on US soil is clearly a huge accomplishment. As for 9/11 being on Bush's watch: use your fucking brain. There were 11 years between WTC I and WTC II; most of those years were Clinton's. Beyond that, Bush has very high approval ratings in Africa. While I'm not for the abstinence programs, I suspect Africans have a better notion of what helps them than some idiotarian in the US.

The Baron: "As for 9/11 bei... (Below threshold)
Larry Dickman:

The Baron: "As for 9/11 being on Bush's watch: use your fucking brain. There were 11 years between WTC I and WTC II; most of those years were Clinton's."

You were trying to make a point? You might need some Exteenze.

How many warnings did W. need before 9/11 before he changed his national security platform from SDI (yeah, that's right, SDI) to terrorism? Oh, he needed the actual act of terrorism.

It was on his watch, and he and his feckless national security team failed to act in any sort of preemptive way. Unread memos,ignored warnings from the FAA, CIA, and FBI. Remember how the radical previous administration was characterized as being "obsessed with Al Qaeda"?

SDI. Thanks, George. Where did you get that idea from? Oh yeah, your Cold War national securtiy advisor Rice who knew zip about Al Qaeda or its threat.

The Baron, I hope you make 250,001 dollars, but you're probably just an assistant principal at an NJ middle school.

So. 9/11 was YEARS in the ... (Below threshold)
Sue:

So. 9/11 was YEARS in the planning-some I've heard is 5, yes, five years. If this was so easy to predict, know about and prevent then WHY didn't Clinton know anything about it?

And I mean DETAILS, not that over cooked stew you libs hang on about the 1 report that gave vague, vague details.

You can deny it all you want but rational people do not blame 9/11 on President Bush. Rational people have a clear view on terrorism.

Those, like Obama and libs that think that poverty breeds terrorism, or that deterrence of terrorism breeds terrorism, or that Muslim extremists (most Muslims) do not want world domination simply have their head in the sand or have a screw loose.

Vague details? You've got ... (Below threshold)
Larry Dickman:

Vague details? You've got to be kidding me. Read Section 8 in the The 9-11 Commission Report. It's entitled "The System Was Blinking Red." Specifically read 8.1 "The Summer of Threat."

No praise for Clinton either, but at least his administration was aware of the Al Qaeda threat.

Larry D:The "Bush ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Larry D:

The "Bush was warned!" meme is pretty much invalid. The US extends over almost 4 million square miles. The extent of the warning was essentially "Al Quaeda intends to attack the US." It was notably sparse, as I recall, on such minor details as how, or where, or when.

Okay - where? Are they going to attack New York? Talahassee, FL? Seattle? New Orleans? Washington, DC?

Okay - when are they going to attack? A week from now? A month? A year?

How many people - doing what? I think I can safely say that before 9/11 the possibility of hijackers ramming planes into buildings wasn't considered a real risk - the SOP was for passengers and crew to cooperate COMPLETELY with the hijacker.

THAT policy's gone by the wayside, thank heaven. Now you're likely to see the passengers beating up any hijacker wanna-be - since they know it's a 50-50 shot at a death sentence to let the hijacker take control.

And if, through some miracle of Intel work, we'd HAD the names of the hijackers, and the flights they were on, and arrested them - folks would have been screaming at Bush for arresting them before they got on the flights! They hadn't DONE anything, after all - so they were simply arrested for looking Arabic!

Oh, boo hoo. We have a big... (Below threshold)
Larry Dickman:

Oh, boo hoo. We have a big county and didn't know the hijackers' names in advance.

Try again.

Larry D -From the ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Larry D -

From the report...

Late in the month, a foreign service reported that Abu Zubaydah was considering mounting terrorist attacks in the United States, after postponing possible operations in Europe. No targets, timing, or method of attack were provided.39

We have found no indication of any further discussion before September 11 among the President and his top advisers of the possibility of a threat of an al Qaeda attack in the United States. DCI Tenet visited President Bush in Crawford, Texas, on August 17 and participated in PDB briefings of the President between August 31 (after the President had returned to Washington) and September 10. But Tenet does not recall any discussions with the President of the domestic threat during this period.40

Most of the intelligence community recognized in the summer of 2001 that the number and severity of threat reports were unprecedented. Many officials told us that they knew something terrible was planned, and they were desperate to stop it. Despite their large number, the threats received contained few specifics regarding time, place, method, or target. Most suggested that attacks were planned against targets overseas; others indicated threats against unspecified "U.S. interests." We cannot say for certain whether these reports, as dramatic as they were, related to the 9/11 attacks.

...

Although the FAA had authority to issue security directives mandating new security procedures, none of the few that were released during the summer of 2001 increased security at checkpoints or on board aircraft. The information circulars mostly urged air carriers to "exercise prudence" and be alert. Prior to 9/11, the FAA did present a CD-ROM to air carriers and airport authorities describing the increased threat to civil aviation. The presentation mentioned the possibility of suicide hijackings but said that "fortunately, we have no indication that any group is currently thinking in that direction."47 The FAA conducted 27 special security briefings for specific air carriers between May 1, 2001, and September 11, 2001. Two of these briefings discussed the hijacking threat overseas. None discussed the possibility of suicide hijackings or the use of aircraft as weapons. No new security measures were instituted.48

http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/911/report/911Report_Ch8.htm

Lots of threats, little info. But 'Bush was warned' - the question is, given the information they had at the time, what could he have reasonably done?

"Lots of threats, little in... (Below threshold)
JB:

"Lots of threats, little info. But 'Bush was warned' - the question is, given the information they had at the time, what could he have reasonably done?"

C'mon, these morons think a snarky comment is convicing proof.

"Oh, boo hoo. We have a big county and didn't know the hijackers' names in advance.

Try again.
"

Indeed. How about you try, Larry.

larry dickman ("nice" monik... (Below threshold)
Marc:

larry dickman ("nice" moniker BTW, it fits considering the following) - "Yes, W. got us into a war that has made America and the rest of the world less safe, increased hatred toward us, produced more radicals, and created a Shia alliance with Iran. Great plan, W.

Clueless much?

Ever hear of King Abdullah of Jordan ref to the "Shia crescent?"

Hamas is predominantly Shia and Iran has supported them from their inception.

Marc, you miss the point. ... (Below threshold)
Larry Dickman:

Marc, you miss the point. No surprise.

The point is Iraq wasn't a Shia government. Check your map. Iraq now completes the crescent, whereas they used to be a buffer to Iran.

I noticed that while on patrol in Al Najaf. Where were you? You never showed up for duty.

Its clear that som... (Below threshold)
Smiles:
Its clear that some folks are grumpy they can't afford inauguration tickets and are taking it out on the Right. When they can't afford anything, are out of work and in a BHO breadline, it will be the same.


Epador,

Before you criticize others look in the mirror. This entire site is filled with grumpy republicans that do nothing but complain about democrats.

As opposed to sites like Da... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

As opposed to sites like Daily Kos and HuffPo who are entirely filled with grumpy democrats complaining about republicans.

Or do you see those as being wonderful examples of equitable decorum and civility?

I suppose you could go over to LGF - I'm sure that'd be much more to your liking.

I go away f... (Below threshold)
yo:


I go away for a little while and you guys let some camo'd liberal expect crappy logic into the comments section?

Larry, dude. Big props for going abroad and getting your swinger in the fray - service is service and it's highly appreciated, but that doesn't make you a foreign policy genius (what rank did you bail with? Res, NG or full time, if I may ask).

Should Iraq be a success would be due to Shia and Sunni to co-exist and do serious al-kumbayah singin's and continue to be a buffer

Also - since you're boo hoo'ing geography, Iraq is a big country, too, right? How easily was it to locate insurgentsthere? It's smaller than the US, and people have a good idea what the targets might be, right?

I'm not saying your points might not be valid, but your logic is all f'd up.

Of course Bush cou... (Below threshold)
Swami:

Of course Bush could have prevented 9-11 based on the information he had available. All he had to do was set up a massive, invasive, domestic espionage program focussed sharply on the activities and communications of Muslim males. That, and give broad pre-emptive powers to intelligence and law enforcement agencies. And remove the Clinton barriers that prevented intelligence and law enforcement data sharing. And maybe set up some quasi-covert installations outside of the United States so the CIA could work on captured terrorists without excessive legal interference.

9-11 never would have happened.
And the liberals would have hated him for it, and when he took credit for making sure that a massive attack on New York City never happened under his watch, all the liberals would assume he was lying.

So I don't get it- how can liberals be against all the effective actions Bush took after 9-11, yet simultaneously blame him for NOT doing those things as soon has he took office?

I thank the good lord every... (Below threshold)
Mick Brown:

I thank the good lord every day for George W. Bush. He kept us safe and never looked to a public opinion poll to make a decision.




Advertisements









rightads.gif

beltwaybloggers.gif

insiderslogo.jpg

mba_blue.gif

Follow Wizbang

Follow Wizbang on FacebookFollow Wizbang on TwitterSubscribe to Wizbang feedWizbang Mobile

Contact

Send e-mail tips to us:

[email protected]

Fresh Links

Credits

Section Editor: Maggie Whitton

Editors: Jay Tea, Lorie Byrd, Kim Priestap, DJ Drummond, Michael Laprarie, Baron Von Ottomatic, Shawn Mallow, Rick, Dan Karipides, Michael Avitablile, Charlie Quidnunc, Steve Schippert

Emeritus: Paul, Mary Katherine Ham, Jim Addison, Alexander K. McClure, Cassy Fiano, Bill Jempty, John Stansbury, Rob Port

In Memorium: HughS

All original content copyright © 2003-2010 by Wizbang®, LLC. All rights reserved. Wizbang® is a registered service mark.

Powered by Movable Type Pro 4.361

Hosting by ServInt

Ratings on this site are powered by the Ajax Ratings Pro plugin for Movable Type.

Search on this site is powered by the FastSearch plugin for Movable Type.

Blogrolls on this site are powered by the MT-Blogroll.

Temporary site design is based on Cutline and Cutline for MT. Graphics by Apothegm Designs.

Author Login



Terms Of Service

DCMA Compliance Notice

Privacy Policy