About Has GW Bush done anything right?
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Has GW Bush done anything right? info
I have been sitting in front of the television watching one of the 'Talking Head' programs and suddenly thought to my self:
Has GW Bush done anything right since assuming the office of President of the United States?
My problem is that I don't know of any way for me to answer this question without being accused of bashing GW Bush. He sits in the Whitehouse and makes all of these grandiose decisions based on non-existent information (or) at best, incomplete or inaccurate information and then spends the next six month trying to justify his decisions against absolute proof that his decisions were decided on will-o-the-wisp data or mounts an all out attack/offensive against anyone that publicly opposes his decisions.
Just a few of his decisions for you to look at and comment on:
1) Aftermath of 9/11.
2) War in Iraq.
3) War on terrorism.
4) Policies affecting Afghanistan.
5 Tax cuts for the very richest groups.
6) Stance on Patriot Act.
7) Wiretapping American citizens without court order.
8)Policies on outsourcing and free trade agreements.
9) Opposition to ANY probe of wrong doing on the part of Republicans and Whitehouse Administration staff.
10) Actions (or) inaction prior to / during / after Katrina.
TRY TO COME UP WITH THINGS WHICH YOU BELIEVE HE DID RIGHT ... I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO COUNTER YOUR OPINIONS ... SO ... BE FOREWARNED ... I PERSONALLY THINK THAT IF HE DID ANYTHING RIGHT, IT WAS BY ACCIDENT
Last edited by Chief Bones; March 9th, 2006 at 08:19.. Reason: Changed title.
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He had a pretty darn good first term.
His second term has been... rather... sh*t. This is partly due to his mistakes in Iraq in his first term but mostly due to decisions he's made since November 2004.
He handled the economy very well, waged one of the most successfull and innovative wars of all time in Afghanistan, prevented any further terroist attacks, and made the correct decision to invade Iraq given the information our supposed intelligence services provided (intelligent in name only).
How he will be graded overall once the 8 years are completed has yet to be seen, but he has made a number of very good decisions and a number of very bad ones as well.
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As far as the intelligence services, Bush has fought every attempt to hold the intelligence community responsible for the 9/11 debacle ... the information was there to have foreseen 9/11 and they dropped the ball .. to date no Intelligence Department Head has been dismissed with 'prejudice' .... (fired).
SO MUCH FOR MOST OF YOUR REASONING. TRY AGAIN......
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I am undecided as US politics and Bush are profiled mainly on the negative issues in Norwegian media. I am sure he has done something right - he can't be that bad, can he?
Per Qualitatem Optimum Robur
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at least provide some supporting evidence
I voted yes for several reasons
His war on Taliban was a right move, and effectively shattered a crucial base of global terrorism.
His war on Iraq was a right move in general, despite the fact that he presented a crappy case in front of the world (kind of his style, Bush's language expression is not that great)
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AFTER ALL - THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A POLITICAL DISCUSSION.
Last edited by Chief Bones; March 9th, 2006 at 07:18..
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But you tell me Afghanistan wasn't a phenomenal campaign? That's one.
The economy has turned around. That's two.
And please please tell me you predicted 9/11. On 9/10 if you handed me that memo saying "Bin Laddin is going to destroy twin towers" there isn't anything I could have done about it. Why? BECAUSE I'M NOT NUTS ENOUGH TO THINK OF FLYING AIRPLANES INTO BUILDINGS. No one pre-9/11 was that nuts!
On Iraq; even if he was looking at the country pre-9/11 I'm not against that. We have been continuously at war with Iraq since 1991. We just had a cease fire that was periodically interrupted by them shooting at our planes and us bombing them.
Now you tell me you are sitting in that White house and the chief of the CIA walks into your office and tells you Iraq has all these horrible chemical and biological weapons. When you ask him how sure he is he responds, and I quote Tennet, "It's a slam dunk Mr. President."
Now you tell me you would risk the lives of tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, maybe even in the millions of American lives after 9/11 when the guy in charge in intelligence puts that in your lap. You tell me you would do different.
Bush is a stubborn a**hole who doesn't want to deal with the press or the American people. That's why he glossed over Tennet and gave him the meddel of freedom... pardon me while I puke. That's why he doesn't give a damn about what the average American thinks about issues. And that's why he's been such a failure in his second term.
Even in 2004 I would have voted him out if we had a halfway decent canadite but instead I had Kerry... *pukes again*. But, Chief Bones, just because he's an a** this month doesn't mean he never did anything good ever.
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A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Sir Winston Churchill