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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    The Herbert Hoover of the 21st Century? Um....that would be a definite no.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    Iraq and Afghanistan are disastrous. He said it would be quick and easy. He even had a "mission accomplished" banner. Two longest wars in US history and we got nothing out if it except more violence and a failed economy.
    The failed economy had nothing to do with Iraq and or Afghanistan.

    Jesus, I can't believe how intellectually lazy left wingers are sometime. How can you be satisfied with that level of generic rhetoric ?
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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Absolute nonsense..

    First, the Iraq resolution was bi-partisan and the whole " lied about WMD, blood for oil and Halliburton " nonsense was just a huge Democrat false narrative pushed out by the media to ensnare stupid people.

    Plenty of Democrats believed Saddam had WMD and believed he was trying to expand his stockpile with nuclear capabilities and Halliburton's first " No Bid Contract" was actually given to them by Bill Clinton during his Kosovo Blue Dress diversion

    "One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."
    --President Bill Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

    "If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
    --President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

    "Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."
    --Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

    "He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."
    --Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998



    "Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."
    -Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

    "Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies."
    -- Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999

    "There is no doubt that ... Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies."
    Letter to President Bush, Signed by:
    -- Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), and others, Dec 5, 2001

    "We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and th! e means of delivering them."
    -- Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002

    "We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."
    -- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002


    "Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power."
    -- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002


    "We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction."
    -- Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

    "The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..."
    -- Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002


    "I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force -- if necessary -- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security."
    -- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002



    "In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ... It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."
    -- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

    "We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction."
    -- Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

    "Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real..."
    -- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003



    Giving " tax cuts to the rich " didn't cause any recession. Thats' so ridiculous.

    The recession was caused by the collapse of the Sub-prime housing bubble. A bubble that was built via Democrat policies in the 90's that forced lenders to lower their standards via the threat of DOJ action.

    Clinton also co-opted the GSE's and appointed his own corrupt Democrat buddies to their executive and chair positions. Franklin Raines was forced to leave Fannie Mae in 2004 after a SEC filing uncovered unprecedented amounts of corruption.

    2 years later Fannie Mae was fined 400 Million dollars by the SEC and in 2011, both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were the subject of a new SEC investigation that accused the two Democrat protected GSEs of hiding massive amounts of worthless debt.

    The CURRENT recession is just a continuation of the 2008 Financial crisis and has NOTHING to do with George Bush and EVERYTHING to do with the millions of idiots who equated platitudes and bumper sticker slogans with presidential qualifications in 2008 and in 2012.

    Easily entertained and manipulated voters elected a media creation instead of a qualified leader and we as a Country have been struggling ever since.

    The fact that YOU still blame Bush for our lousy economy 6 years in pretty much backs up my claims about the mentality of the average Obama voter and or Bush hater.
    The liberal revisionist have a lot on their table to deal with.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    The failed economy had nothing to do with Iraq and or Afghanistan.

    Jesus, I can't believe how intellectually lazy left wingers are sometime. How can you be satisfied with that level of generic rhetoric ?
    The economic collapse was culmination of the failed bush policies. Giving tax cuts to the rich, bushcare, no child left behind, giving subprime loans to minimum wage workers, lack of regulation, two failed wars, and the list goes on. Undeniably the worst president in american history. Not even close.
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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    His supreme court picks were the two best in modern history
    Harriet Miers?


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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    Nope worst chief executive and head of state in the history of all first world democracies.
    Someone needs to Look up President Buchanan or any of the presidents between Polk and Lincoln.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Was George W Bush a good president?



    No.

    He wasn't the worst, but I sure that historians will put him in the bottom third of all those who have served.

    His invasion of Iraq, which was no threat to the USA and had nothing to do with 9/11, was an unmitigated disaster.

    The only country that gained anything from Bush's misadventure in Iraq was Iran.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Was George W Bush a good president?
    No. It is sad really. Bush could have gotten Bin Laden but was more interested in invading
    Iraq for oil.

    Secondly if 9/11 had not happened, he would have been
    a one term President. He needed the USSC to appoint him into office, people
    were still pretty miffed by that till 9/11.

    Third look at his poll numbers, how does someone screw up so badly to go from the highs to lows he had. Hint: Privatizing SS, A healthcare fix called HSAs and the biggie invading Iraq while saying Bin Laden didn't
    matter.

    Fourth the economic melt down happened on his watch and his fix was cutting everyone a check.

    Bush's biggest mistake was who he surrounded himself with. He was a country Texas boy surrounded by neocons.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Someone needs to Look up President Buchanan or any of the presidents between Polk and Lincoln.
    Or Harding, Coolidge, or Grant.
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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    he is a shame for USA.
    The polls are overwhelmingly negative. But you got to agree that the GOP under Bush Jr was good at foreign diplomacy also.
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