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Bono & Bush in Dallas
« on: April 15, 2018, 12:14:55 PM »
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Re: Bono & Bush in Dallas
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 02:11:01 PM »
He's usually good with his talking points but here he left a lot of dots unconnected for someone like me who is interested but not at all steeped in One or the issues.

I remember being initially unhappy with his relationship with W but pretty soon saw the importance. I liked what he said about people surprising you - jerks can be human, great people can be really disappointing. (Or worse - thinking of Aung San Suu Kyi)

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Re: Bono & Bush in Dallas
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 02:55:32 PM »
His whole point is that some issues are bigger than partisan politics. Looking at things from his outsider perspective of course.

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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2018, 03:18:32 PM »
Yeah I got the bigger strokes but some of the specific thoughts he spoke assuming his audience already have the background on, and that wasn't the case for me.

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Re: Bono & Bush in Dallas
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 11:44:53 AM »
Bono will have a job on his hands trying to convince the UK people that their country needs to spend 0.7% of its national budget on overseas support.  I'm concerned that people here won't listen to him because he is who he is. 

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Re: Bono & Bush in Dallas
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2018, 07:42:33 PM »
Barbara Bush RIP.