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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Perhaps so. I knew the war wasn't over when we started following the troop withdrawal agreement made back in '07, or was it '08? Maybe the new administration knew it wasn't over, and maybe not. McCain was right when he said we might have to keep troops in Iraq for the next hundred years. The problem is, the electorate was not willing to pay the price in blood and dollars to stay there that long. The architects of the war should have known that we wouldn't be willing to fight for that long, but they were determined to invade Iraq anyway.
    That is the most stupid part of this whole "war." We don't have a defined enemy. "Terrorism" isn't a particular people or place. It's a war that will NEVER end. What we need to do is to protect our borders meticulously.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Perhaps so. I knew the war wasn't over when we started following the troop withdrawal agreement made back in '07, or was it '08? Maybe the new administration knew it wasn't over, and maybe not. McCain was right when he said we might have to keep troops in Iraq for the next hundred years. The problem is, the electorate was not willing to pay the price in blood and dollars to stay there that long. The architects of the war should have known that we wouldn't be willing to fight for that long, but they were determined to invade Iraq anyway.
    Right, the electorate thought they knew best when it is the job of leaders to lead, make these tough decisions, and explain their reasons why.

    BHO could not do that as he was governed by the polls and would say whatever he felt the majority wanted to hear, such as 'The war in Iraq is over', as though just one side can make that decision. However it sounded good to the people who voted for him.

    The electorate isn't that much concerned with long term consequences of decisions made now because they really don't understand the issues. They are treated like uniformed children and all indications suggest that they should be.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    That is the most stupid part of this whole "war." We don't have a defined enemy. "Terrorism" isn't a particular people or place. It's a war that will NEVER end. What we need to do is to protect our borders meticulously.
    That would be an excellent start. Mexico is pretty good at protecting its borders, as is Canada and every country in Central America.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Right, the electorate thought they knew best when it is the job of leaders to lead, make these tough decisions, and explain their reasons why.
    except, of course, when there is a government of, by, and for the people.
    "Those were lies, pure and simple."

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

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    "Progressives aren't really progressive. They're regressive, all the way back to Sodom and Gomorrah." - author unknown

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    except, of course, when there is a government of, by, and for the people.
    I wouldn't want it any other way, but voters should also take some time to inform themselves of the issues and be a little more pessimistic about the statements politicians make.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    I wouldn't want it any other way, but voters should also take some time to inform themselves of the issues and be a little more pessimistic about the statements politicians make.
    Absolutely.

    And the politicians should never go to war unless the country is behind it and understands the implications. That's one reason for the Constitution having given the Congress, not the president, the power to declare war. Unfortunately, they abrogated their responsibility in Vietnam, and again in Iraq.
    "Those were lies, pure and simple."

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Absolutely.

    And the politicians should never go to war unless the country is behind it and understands the implications. That's one reason for the Constitution having given the Congress, not the president, the power to declare war. Unfortunately, they abrogated their responsibility in Vietnam, and again in Iraq.
    Very good point.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Absolutely.

    And the politicians should never go to war unless the country is behind it and understands the implications. That's one reason for the Constitution having given the Congress, not the president, the power to declare war. Unfortunately, they abrogated their responsibility in Vietnam, and again in Iraq.
    The Democratic led Senate voted 77-23 to allow Bush to attack Iraq and the Republican led House passed a similar resolution 296-133.

    Bush wins Congress backing over war on Iraq | Mail Online

    A majority of the American people supported the war as well. Public opinion on the Iraq War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    The Democratic led Senate voted 77-23 to allow Bush to attack Iraq and the Republican led House passed a similar resolution 296-133.

    Bush wins Congress backing over war on Iraq | Mail Online

    A majority of the American people supported the war as well. Public opinion on the Iraq War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    So you ignore the faulty intel part--or should I say Cheney lies he is still trying to rewrite today.
    Not to mention the "you're not a Patriot" card continually played by the GOP since WW2 Veteran Reagan .
    You're Welcome .

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