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For God, for Country, for Yale...
He looks like Hillary during the campaign getting helped into her black Tahoe. And is that OJ?
George H. W. Bush - Key Events | Miller Center
02/06/1989: Bank Bail-Out Plan Introduced
President Bush, at a White House press conference, introduces his bail-out plan for troubled savings and loans banks. It provides for the sale of $50 billion in government bonds to finance the bail-out and gives the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) regulatory oversight over S&Ls.
03/14/1989: Semi-Automatic Rifle Ban
The Bush administration, at the urging of federal drug czar, William Bennett, announces a temporary ban on the importation of semi-automatic rifles, a reversal of President Bush's earlier statements indicating that no restriction on these firearms would be enacted.
08/09/1989: Bail-Out Plan Revised
President Bush signs into law the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, a compromise with Congress on the bail-out of savings and loans. This law differs from Bush's February 6 proposal of financing the bail-out from the Treasury Department through the sale of bonds. It offers $166 billion worth of aid to troubled savings and loans institutions and creates a new government body, the Resolution Trust Company, to oversee the merger or liquidation of troubled banks.
12/20/1989: Panama Invasion
American armed forces invade Panama to capture Manuel Antonio Noriega, the country's military dictator. Noriega, who had been indicted in the United States on drug trafficking charges, surrendered on January 3, 1990. He was convicted on drug charges on April 9, 1992, and sent to prison.
06/26/1990: New Taxes Proposed
President Bush, in a written statement released to the press, reneges on his “no new taxes” pledge from the 1988 presidential campaign by stating that in order to solve the deficit problem, tax increases might be necessary for the 1991 fiscal year.
11/05/1990: Budget Law Signed
President Bush signs a budget law intended to reduce the federal budget by almost $500 billion over the next five years. The law includes $140 billion dollars in new taxes.
11/08/1990: U.S. Troops in Saudi Arabia
President Bush increases the number of American troops in Saudi Arabia to 400,000.
11/15/1990: Clean Air Act Signed
President Bush signs the Clean Air Act of 1990, which tightens air pollution standards and seeks to reduce urban smog, cut acid rain pollution by one-half, and eliminate industrial emissions of toxic chemicals by the end of the 20th century.
11/29/1990: Immigration Act of 1990
President Bush signs the Immigration Act of 1990, the most extensive revision to immigration law in more than a half century. The new law allows for the admission of 700,000 aliens each year.
01/17/1991: Persian Gulf War Begins
The Persian Gulf War, code-named Operation Desert Storm, begins with a massive, American-led air attack on Iraq.
Early on the morning of January 17, 1991, coalition forces led by the United States launched air strikes against Iraq. These strikes signaled the beginning of the military phase of the Persian Gulf War.
In August 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait, a neighboring country. Iraq's leader, Saddam Hussein, had long argued with Kuwait over the rights to certain oil-rich lands. He had been preparing to invade Kuwait for several weeks, but when the attack came-on August 2, 1990-it nevertheless surprised much of the world. Several countries in the Middle East had assured the United States that Hussein was massing his troops only to bluff Kuwait into meeting his demands. When the Iraqi leader sent 140,000 troops storming toward-and quickly taking-the Kuwaiti capital, President George H.W. Bush responded.
The United States quickly intervened for a number of reasons. By invading Kuwait, Saddam Hussein gained control over a vast amount of the world's oil supply, which gave him the potential to wreak havoc with U.S. energy policy and oil prices. Bush also drew vivid parallels between Saddam Hussein and Adolf Hitler in the 1930s: a decisive, early blow to Saddam's imperialist ambitions, the President believed, would forestall another “Munich,” preventing the outbreak of a more serious crisis later on. Finally, political and military theorists thought that a show of U.S. military resolve would improve America's international credibility-especially in this first major crisis of the post-Cold War era-and boost confidence in a military still trying to throw off the legacy of the Vietnam War.
President Bush and his administrative team were extraordinarily active, and extraordinarily successful, in building an international coalition to counter the Iraqi aggression. Perhaps the most impressive feat of international diplomacy was President Bush's ability either to neutralize or win outright the support of traditionally hostile China and Russia, together with many countries of the Middle East. He also persuaded Israel to stay out of the coalition, which made it possible for Middle Eastern countries to join without seeming to unite with Israel.
The United Nations first approved the use of sanctions and a U.S.-led defensive posture, designed to deter Saddam Hussein from advancing any further and to persuade him to pull back from Kuwait. In November, the U.N. Security Council passed Resolution 678 authorizing member states to use “all necessary means” to remove Iraq from Kuwait if Iraq had not withdraw all of its forces by January 15, 1991. The U.S. plan to forcibly remove Iraqi troops from Kuwait was dubbed Operation Desert Storm and included an effective mixture of air power and overwhelming ground forces, including the use of 500,000 U.S. troops. Once the deadline passed and Iraq had not withdrawn from Kuwait, the U.S.-led coalition quickly overpowered the Iraqi military, and on February 28th, the coalition declared a cease-fire.
When the war ended, President Bush had very high approval ratings for his conduct of the war and his success in coalition building. However, he endured criticism for failing to remove Saddam Hussein from power and destroy the Iraqi military. That stance left Kurds and Shiites who were sympathetic to the United States at the mercy of a vengeful Iraqi government, but President Bush apparently feared the consequences of Saddam Hussein's unknown replacement-and a geopolitically destabilized region-even more than Saddam himself.
02/24/1991: Ground Troops Begin Operations
Ground troops, including a large contingent of American soldiers, begin operations in Operation Desert Storm.
02/27/1991: Ground Offensive Called Off
After liberating Kuwait, coalition troops advance rapidly into Iraqi territory, encountering no resistance. President Bush, deciding that the war's objectives had been met, calls off the ground offensive.
10/15/1991: Senate Confirms Thomas
Clarence Thomas, President Bush's nominee to replace retiring Justice Thurgood Marshall on the Supreme Court, is confirmed by the Senate in a close 52-48 vote. Thomas' confirmation hearings focus on charges of sexual harassment made by Anita F. Hill, a law professor and former colleague of Thomas.
11/21/1991: 1991 Civil Rights Act
President Bush signs the Civil Rights Act of 1991, making it easier for employees to sue employers on grounds of discrimination.
04/01/1992: Soviet Union Aid Proposed
President Bush announces an aid plan of $24 billion to spur democratic and a free market reforms in the former Soviet Union.
05/23/1992: Nuclear Arms Reduction Agreements
The United States signs agreements with Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan, ensuring the continued participation of these nations in the nuclear arms reduction treaties signed by the U.S.S.R. before its collapse in late 1991.
06/12/1992: Bush Attends Earth Summit
Speaking at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, President Bush announces that the United States will not sign a treaty designed to protect rare and endangered animals and plants, saying that it would retard the development of technology and the protection of ideas. The United States does sign the Framework Convention on Climate Change aimed at preventing further global warming.
12/09/1992: Troops Land in Somalia
American troops land in Somalia as part of the UN-sponsored “Operation Restore Hope.” The humanitarian mission's first goal was to ensure the distribution of food and medical aid and supplies to suffering Somalis. Somalia had been wracked by starvation, drought, and violence.
they said when he was 75 he jumped by himself. When he was 80 he jumped by himself but started to tumble. They said two Golden Knights had to catch up to him and straighten him out. Then after that if he went to jump they would only allow him to tandem.....thus your photo...
I could have the ages incorrect but supposedly the rest is true...
Way better than Putin who was navigating cranes at 60 (in tandem already).
You know what would be really cool? Flying all our men and women in the military home! That would be very impressive!
I met 41 when he was campaigning for president up at the Waumbek Hotel in Jefferson, NH. He and his secret service guys came into the back door of the prep kitchen where we were getting ready for lunch service. All he said was “ what’s cookin, boys?” He seemed like a really nice guy who was down to earth and actually gave a hoot about real people. Rest In Peace tucked in God’s arms.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Let future generations understand the burden and the blessings of freedom. Let them say we stood where duty required us to stand." - January 29, 1991- State of the Union Address
Bush's Finest 30 Seconds: The Willie Horton Ad - Taki's Magazine
Is that shit stain Dukakis still above ground?
It’s amazing that Bush caught heat for the ad on the theory that it was racist. F liberals, past and present.
Mike, The Tank Commander Who Could, is still very active. Just few days ago he was pitching another Big Dig nightmare for MA and let's not forget this:
From an Army Buddy:
“Reflecting back on a moment in time that changed and enhanced the sport of skydiving forever started at the PIA Symposium in Houston, Texas in 1997; I was the last person to shake President George H.W. Bush’s hand as he walked out of the PIA reception room, handing him my USPA business card and saying, “ Mr President, if you ever get around to wanting to make that next parachute jump, please give us a call”. As you can see from the photos captured by Al Saylor, the President paused, looked at the card a second time and said, “ I always wanted to make another parachute jump, but I’m concerned about the time involved; can you make it happen in a day?”
My IMMEDIATE response was, “ Mr President, if you can find the time in your schedule, we can find the time to make it happen!”
The next morning his office called Chris Needels at 0630 and asked him to come to his office and talk about this “skydiving thing” (President Bush’s words). Included in that life altering meeting was myself as USPA’s Director of Safety & Training, Danny Greene, Commander of The Golden Knights, Andy Serrano, the Golden Knights’ primary AFF Instructor, and BJ Worth, President of USPA.
After a briefing on his training options, he selected the AFF Program, pulled out his calendar, picked a date and the rest as we say, is now skydiving history!
I will be eternally grateful and Blessed for having had the opportunity, along with Chris Needels, Larry Pennington, Andy Serrano, Cliff Schmucker, Sandy Reid, George Galloway, Larry Hill, Ray Ferrell, Tom Sanders (who immortalized the moment in an epic photograph), Joe Jennings, Ken Kassems, and countless others from PIA to have had the opportunity to introduce our sport to such an impassioned and public advocate.
His enthusiasm for the sport was boundless, as was his humility and empathy; when you spoke with him you had his undivided attention and interest.
It was a twice-in-lifetime opportunity and privilege to spend the time I did with him and introduce him to our sport.
The Army Parachute Team, “ The Golden Knights”, under the leadership of Col (Ret) Tony Dill, and CSM (Ret) Mike “Ike” Itinear continued to fuel and reinvigorate that thrill and started the tandem birthday tradition with Bryan Schnell; Presidentj Bush made his 4th and final tandem on his 90th birthday at Walker Point, Maine with former Golden Knight Mike Elliott.
It was an honor to be included at the Farewell Ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base, as it was an honor and privilege of a lifetime to share the stories of his journey after introducing him to the sport of skydiving.
Blue Skies, Gentle Breezes, and Calm Seas, Mr President;
RIP, CAVU.” Is
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