George H.W. Bush 1990 - 1991 The Sweep of History

George H.W. Bush 1990 - 1991 The Sweep of History

Randal Wallace Presents : "George H. W. Bush" a four season look back at his extraordinary life, career, and his single term as President of the United States. A term that saw the high point of American Leadership around the world as he steered the world through the fall of the Communist superpower, the former Soviet Union. It also saw the United States lead a worldwide coalition against aggression by the Middle Eastern Dictator Saddam Hussein, and setting the example on how to fight such a war with textbook accuracy, overwhelming force, with a clear set of objectives, and leaving after those objectives were met. A lesson sadly we did not seem to learn in subsequent foreign entanglements. Then we will watch the changing of the guard as the Vietnam Generation leads a campaign in 1992 to transfer power from the generation of leadership that won the Cold War. In this our 12th and 13 Seasons, we will look back at the Bush Administration and the historic sweep of freedom that changed the world from 1990 through Christmas 1991. It was a historic time. We saw the Gulf War begin as Bush led a multinational coalition to beat back the Iraqi Dictator, Saddam Hussein, after he invaded Kuwait. In August of 1991, hard liners in Moscow would attempt a coup to bring down Mikhail Gorbachev and his many reforms that were changing the Soviet Union. The coup would fail but it would help launch the career of the Moscow Mayor, Boris Yeltsin. That would, by Christmas Day, 1991, lead to what had been unthinkable for the past 70 years, the end of the Soviet Union. We would also see President Bush lead the way to reunify Germany, and a fight for the future of the United States Supreme Court would erupt after the nomination of Clarence Thomas was made to replace Thurgood Marshall. It all happened without firing a shot, which is an enormous success story for the ages. We invite you to come along with us on a wild ride through the high points and low moments of modern American History, in an effort to show the citizens of today that we are an amazing and resilient nation. Our Podcasts are separated by individual Documentary style titles. -- Season 1 : Bridging the Political Gap episodes 1 -11 --- Season 2 : Lessons in Leadership : --- The GIANTS of the Senate and Joe Biden episodes 14 - 16 ---- World War 2 Episodes 17 - 20 --- General MacArthur You're Fired Episodes 21 - 23 ---- A Celebration of the life of George Shultz episodes 26 - 28 ---- November 1963 : The end of the Age of Innocence episode 29 --- Season 3 ----The Johnson Treatment episodes 32 - 39 ---- Upheaval 1968 episodes 40 - 50 ---- Season 4: Richard Nixon 1968 -1971 The Man Who Saved the Union episodes 51 -67 ----- Season 5 Richard Nixon 1972 The Foundation of Peace episodes 71 - 96 -----1973 Ten Days in January 97 - 100 -- Season 6 Richard Nixon 1973 : Enemies at the Gate 101 - 125 ---- Season 7 Richard Nixon 1974 Through the Fire 126 - 147 ---- Season 8 Richard Nixon 1974 - 1994 The Fall and the Re-Rise of Richard Nixon. 148 - 174 plus bonus materials --- Season 9 Gerald Ford Beyond Watergate 175 -190 -- Season 10 John Jenrette. & Jimmy Carter too 191 - 224 -- Season 11 George H.W. Bush : The Leadership Lessons 225 - 250 --- Season 12: Mayor Hirsch 253 - 259, George H.W. Bush : The Sweep of History 260 - (FAIR USE NOTICE : This presentation contains copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. The use of this footage is for educational and historical commentary. We believe this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material.)

Episodes

April 15, 2024 71 mins

In this episode, we look back at the coming together of the Military coalition on the ground and the man who would command it, General Norman Schwarzkopf. It would be a coalition made up of 42 countries, and troops from around the world.  They would all come together on the ground in Saudi Arabia to prepare for the possible War to come. We will look at the command structure of the coalition and see just how complicated an endeavor ...

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In this short episode we will listen in on PBS as Governor Bill Clinton comes to the hall at the Democratic National Convention in 1992 a night early. Clinton will say just a few words of thank you for the Democrats nominating him. The interesting part of the segment is that joining in the commentary from PBS is Senator Joe Lieberman, as he discusses his early history with Bill and Hillary Clinton. It is one of the first moments th...

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Senator Joe Lieberman, a Democrat from Connecticut, died unexpectedly in April from complication from a fall. He was 82 years old and his loss from the scene will be incalculable. For Joe Lieberman was one of those rare public figures who was not just respected, but beloved, by both sides of the aisle. He was unafraid to take on controversial issues, and he could disagree without being disagreeable and, most importantly, he was com...

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In this episode we will listen in on two addresses by President George H. W. Bush. One is to a joint session of the United States Congress as he reports back to the nation the situation in the Persian Gulf. He will also address the growing issues of division at home on the Federal Budget. 

We will listen in on the growing size of the military force then building up in the Persian Gulf region as the World prepares itself fo...

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In this episode we watch as the Cold War comes quietly to an end. The United States and the Soviet Union actually work together to handle a crisis that involves a client Soviet state, Iraq. 

We will tune in as the situation in the Gulf continues to move close  to war. Then we will travel to Helsinki for the meeting of the two leaders of the World's superpowers.  You will be able to listen in on their press conference ...

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In this episode we hear from Saddam Hussein himself in an exclusive interview by ABC News and Diane Sawyer. In it he denies he has ever murdered his opponents, claims he is not an admirer of Josef Stalin, and tries to justify his actions in Kuwait. 

Then we listen in as he rounds up the British citizens who had been working in Kuwait and keeps them in a hotel there under the guise of protecting them. He even goes for a vis...

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As we approach the eve of the August 10, 1990, Arab League Summit; I thought this a good time for us to go back, with the help of the PBS Documentary series "Frontline", to the summer of circumstances that led to the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq.  So, we will relive the summer months prior to the invasion as we listen to the "Frontline: The Gulf War" Documentary sum up the issues between Iraq and Kuwait that escal...

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After we put together our tribute episode in memory of Former Canadian Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney, that had included a short tribute honoring my Step Father, Larry Bulmer, I thought about the World Heritage site I had visited and Larry talked about in the short segment I used in the show.

I figured most people probably know nothing about the Buffalo Jump nor the World Heritage site in Alberta , known as Head Smashed-I...

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Brian Mulroney was a great friend to American Presidents, and one of the big four leaders who helped bring down Communism in the 1980s. He helped George Bush in the Gulf War and was the leader who pushed for the freeing of Nelson Mandela in South Africa. He was a man who played an outsized role in his times as the leader of our great northern neighbor. 

Brian Mulroney died on February 29, 2024. In his Obituary The New York...

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One of the United States' closest allies is the nation of Canada and during this period it had one of its greatest statesman at the helm of Government, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. He stood with Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul 2 as they worked to end the scourge of Communism in the late  1980s and continued on to aid President Bush as Communism fell. He formed great friendships with all of these leaders. ...

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In this episode we sit in on the President's press Conference on August 9, 1990. At this point he has been busy assembling the World LEaders that he will need to begin the process of forcing Saddam Hussein from Kuwait. 

This press conference is an interesting look at how the President deals with the press and it shows President Bush at his best. 

Questions or comments at , Randalrgw1@aol.com , https://twitter.com/rand...

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It is the day after the invasion of Kuwait by the Iraqi Army under the orders of it's dictator Saddam Hussein. We will listen in to the NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw as they recount the events of the 24 hours after the initial invasion for the public. We will hear from the Kuwaiti citizens as they recount the events as they unfolded. In chilling detail, they tell the tale of living in a peaceful tranquil Kuwait, in the peri...

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In this Special Edition of our show we are adding a third installment to the special series we ran in January looking back at the life and career of Senator Mitch McConnell, the longest serving Republican Leader in the history of the Senate. In our special series in January we profiled the leader and his historic role over the past 40 years in the Senate. We even labeled him as the Senator of the Century. It would be hard to find a...

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In this episode, we will examine one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation passed since the 1960s. It was the Americans with Disabilities Act, and it insured for all Americans the basic right to equal access to all of American Life. It is hard to believe that there was actually a day when people with disabilities were forced to stay home, hidden from the rest of society. They were often discriminated against in e...

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In this episode we close out our podcast coverage of the 2024 South Carolina Presidential Primary. We will listen in to the concession speech of former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and the victory address from former President Donald Trump. We will also hear remarks from South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, and our two Senators Tim Scott, and Lindsey Graham. 

It is that always fun moment when we get to hear from ...

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Feedspot released yesterday, February 26, 2024, our ranking at number 1  of the 70 Best American History Podcasts of 2024. 

https://podcasts.feedspot.com/american_history_podcasts/  Here is the List

We are enormously proud to have been listed in that position and we thought we would have a little fun on our victory lap in this episode, but most importantly, we are enormously grateful to all of you who have tuned i...

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In our final show to air before the South Carolina Presidential Primary election, our Host Randal Wallace , will discuss what he believes is the root cause of much of the division our country faces today. It is the criminalization of politics and the weaponization of Justice in America. It is the legacy of the worst and least qualified Attorney General to ever hold the position, Robert F. Kennedy, and it has morphed into a tragic w...

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In this episode , we will let you listen in on the Colorado Ballot Access case against President Donald Trump. This case rests on accusing Former President Donald Trump of being an insurrectionist, a charge of which has not been made in ANY of the 91 indictments so far being charged in the court cases in New York, Georgia, or in Federal Court in Miami, Florida.

We thought in this final week before the February 24, 2024 Sou...

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"Read My Lips , No New Taxes!!" , the most famous words George H. W. Bush ever uttered. He said it at the 1988 Republican National Convention as he struggled to unite his party for the coming race for President against a surging Michael Dukakis, Governor of Massachusetts.  Dukakis was a whopping 20 points ahead of George Bush the sitting Vice President. While Ronald Reagan had grown to have a good relationship with h...

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In this episode , we will let you listen in on the Colorado Ballot Access case against President Donald Trump. This case rests on accusing Former President Donald Trump of being an insurrectionist, a charge of which has not been made in ANY of the 91 indictments so far being charged in the court cases in New York, Georgia, or in Federal Court in Miami, Florida.

We thought in this final week before the February 24, 2024 So...

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