PATRIOTISM above PARTISANSHIP

FRIENDSHIP above ENMITY

As he left office at the White House, outgoing US President George H.W. Bush (Republican Party) wrote the following note to incoming US President Bill Clinton (Democratic Party) who had just defeated him in elections and ended Bush’s presidency.

“Just because you run against someone does not mean you have to be enemies. Politics does not have to be mean and ugly.” George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush later developed a deep friendship with Bill Clinton, and they raised billions together to help victims of the Tsunami in East Asia and Hurricane Katrina in the USA.

Bill Clinton said of him “He is the father I never had.”

Politics does not have to be a matter of life and death, and neither should it be about spewing hatred and creating enemies at every turn.

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34 COMMENTS

  1. Now, this is leadership. There is time for everything.

    As a Bemba adage goes: pafwa abantu, pashala abantu.

    RIP G.H.W.B.

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    • I have spoken about and alluded to this dearly severely because in Zambia fyonse tufikatila pakati. Politics to us means enemity if one belongs to another party.

      Let our leaders of the smart people of the Zambian Enterprise take a leaf from that because Zambia Is Really Greater Than Any Single One Of Us ~ B R Mumba, Sr

      Let’s roll … that’s the more reason I coined the phrase above pertaining to Zambia being greater than any individual amongst us.

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    • Have you seen how Harry kalaba is being harrassed by lungu ???

      The can’t even go to church without OP snooping and tailing him…….

      It was worse for other opposition during elections….some were not even allowed to greet well wishers on roads…

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  2. The Bush’s are not what you think they are. G. H. W killed J. F. Kennedy and many other people.

    His Son killed innocent women and children in Iraq after falsely accusing Hussein of having weapons of mass destruction. They are not as good people as you think they are.

    That is why President Michael Sata banned George Bush from ever coming to Zambia. He knows they are not good people.

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    • For a second I wanted to ask you why you did not provide police or other law enforcement agencies with information pertaining to the killing of “J. F. Kennedy and many other people.” Until it dawned on me the effect of “magic mushrooms” on small brains

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    • @ Maganizo this forum does not provide for links. The information is there on YouTube for free.

      *Using bad language on people is not good.

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    • Lombe, my uncle taught me one thing. He said that when you teach anything you must assess the capacity for your students to comprehend. What you are saying is beyond the scope of many. Unfortunately, people like to argue and get personal without verifying or doing some research. These people do not know that G.W. Bush’s father owned a bank called Union Bank which both supported, and was used to launder money for the Nazis after the fall of the Third Reich. This information is not only on YouTube but other sources as well if one cares to do some research and join the dots.

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  3. indeed, however picturing HH in state is not as easy, though we will celebrate with them 10 years from now when they celebrate their 30th year in opposition, secondly HH cannot write such. if he is writing to state house, its to raise unknown allegations. that’s why ba data wrote to HH saying, “we acknowledge receipt of your childish and baseless letter.

    message approved

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  4. Such comradly professionalism is possible where people win elections fair and square , albeit minor complaints of spoilt ballots like happened in Florida.
    There every one is behind the elected government.

    You don’t witness state sponsored brutality and oppression against the opposition as is the case in Zambia.

    Or the blatant cheating by using state resources like ZAF choppers and paying ministers to campain for lungu as happened in Zambia.

    What happened in Zambia has lead to a period of worst tribal, political and regional fragmentation in our history…

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    • In reality, you can’t get 54 seats while your opponent gets eighty two + 12 independents who were not adopted by your opponents party and claim rigging. Only a disgruntled loser does that.

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    • Only a cheating theif would block a court petition wanting to show evidence of rigging……

      If a suspected rapist refuses a DNA test, he must be guilty of something….same reasoning with lungu refusing to hear the UPND petition….

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    • Yaba, ba Spooky namwe?? How do you run a country with a minority in parliament?? The CJ as returning officer announces the result. Loser petitions. ConCourt is activated. Inauguration postponed. Petitioner has 14 days to present evidence to prove election was rigged. Lungu has no part in above process its the judiciary at work. Petitioner failed to produce or publish one affidavit showing malpractice. If you can’t prove your allegations in court case is thrown out. ConCourt is only mandated to handle petition for 14days by constitution.

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  5. Imwe bantu. The story is about George H. W Bush & Bill (Monica Lewensky) Clinton. Why bring in HH. Is he the only opposition leader in Zambia. Mwati mungona pali HH????? Lets praise the American Democracy and wish we could mirror it.

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    • envy my friend, because their children sleep hungry with to ma stomachs to pompeka because of kwashoka… they wish they had his money not that change they are given for dancing for their fellow thieves who take a bigger cut

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    • If Pro. HANSONI put that in writing on his University Letterhead and send it to the UN there will be no kwashoka in Zambia.

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    • There is kwashoka in your stinky open pit iwe chi Sharon the one you have infected the morons in PF, check yourself when taking your ARV’s you sick !diot

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  6. Closer home in Africa ,Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga show us that country is above party.Good lesson from the departed George H.W. Bush .

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  7. the son of the devil has died their is nothing good about George h.w Bush he’s a shame and a disgrace to humanity that guy killed many people including jf Kennedy let him go to hell

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    • why you did not provide police or other law enforcement agencies with information pertaining to the killing of “J. F. Kennedy and many other people.”

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