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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?[W:439:621]

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    Another president without daddy issues would never have pushed so hard to start Gulf War II.

    George W. Bush did not push hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConsvLiberal View Post
    George W. Bush did not push hard.
    He had a plan to go into Iraq even before 9/11.
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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    I think we can trust the historians when they agree that GW Bush was not just bad but the WORST President in our lifetimes.

    “No individual president can compare to the second Bush,” wrote one. “Glib, contemptuous, ignorant, incurious, a dupe of anyone who humors his deluded belief in his heroic self, he has bankrupted the country with his disastrous war and his tax breaks for the rich, trampled on the Bill of Rights, appointed foxes in every henhouse, compounded the terrorist threat, turned a blind eye to torture and corruption and a looming ecological disaster, and squandered the rest of the world’s goodwill. In short, no other president’s faults have had so deleterious an effect on not only the country but the world at large.

    “With his unprovoked and disastrous war of aggression in Iraq and his monstrous deficits, Bush has set this country on a course that will take decades to correct,” said another historian. “When future historians look back to identify the moment at which the United States began to lose its position of world leadership, they will point—rightly—to the Bush presidency. Thanks to his policies, it is now easy to see America losing out to its competitors in any number of area: China is rapidly becoming the manufacturing powerhouse of the next century, India the high tech and services leader, and Europe the region with the best quality of life.
    - See more at: History News Network | HNN Poll: 61% of Historians Rate the Bush Presidency Worst

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?[W:439:621]

    Quote Originally Posted by ConsvLiberal View Post
    George W. Bush did not push hard.
    LOL That's a riot. He started on day one.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?[W:439:621]

    Quote Originally Posted by ConsvLiberal View Post
    I do not understand this bad result. I think another President were not better in that situation.
    It wasn't just the 5000+ servicemembers who died because of his military adventurism. It wasn't just the $12B+ in taxpayer dollars we were spending over there every month. It was also the 100K+ innocent Iraqi men, women, and children who died because of the invasion.

    Bush wanted to invade Iraq long before 9/11 - In his very first cabinet meeting after he was sworn in the first time (in January 2001) the topic was the invasion of Iraq:

    Suskind cited a Pentagon document titled "Foreign Suitors For Iraqi Oilfield Contracts," which, he said, outlines areas of oil exploration. "It talks about contractors around the world from ... 30, 40 countries and which ones have what intentions on oil in Iraq."

    In the book, {former Bush Administration Treasury Secretary} O'Neill is quoted as saying he was surprised that no one in a National Security Council meeting asked why Iraq should be invaded.

    "It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying 'Go find me a way to do this,'" O'Neill said.


    And what did Bush do when CIA Director George Tenet told him that the intel showed that there were no nukes?

    The next day, Sept. 18, Tenet briefed Bush on Sabri. “Tenet told me he briefed the president personally,” said one of the former CIA officers. According to Tenet, Bush’s response was to call the information “the same old thing.” Bush insisted it was simply what Saddam wanted him to think. “The president had no interest in the intelligence,” said the CIA officer. The other officer said, “Bush didn’t give a **** about the intelligence. He had his mind made up.”

    What about all those peace-lovin' Democratic senators who voted for the invasion? Aren't they just as guilty? The same reference shows that Bush knew that there was intel from a well-placed source named "Sabri" that there were no nukes, but he did not allow anyone in Congress to know about that intelligence:

    In the congressional debate over the Authorization for the Use of Military Force, even those voting against it gave credence to the notion that Saddam possessed WMD. Even a leading opponent such as Sen. Bob Graham, then the Democratic chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, who had instigated the production of the NIE, declared in his floor speech on Oct. 12, 2002, “Saddam Hussein’s regime has chemical and biological weapons and is trying to get nuclear capacity.” Not a single senator contested otherwise. None of them had an inkling of the Sabri intelligence. (underlining mine)

    THAT, sir, is why Bush was a terrible president. He had decided to invade Iraq long before 9/11...and yes, it WAS about oil, and about pride.
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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?[W:439:621]

    It's too early for a definitive judgement, but on the whole I don't think George W. Bush was a bad President. But not quite among the top rank either.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?[W:439:621]

    I can't fathom how this is even up for debate or how the poll got so many "Yes" votes. He wantonly sacrificed human lives in pursuit of his own goals, LIED about WMDs, had the IQ of a turnip, collapsed the economy, and all with a smile on his stupid cowboy face. He's the worst president I can think of. In regard to recent generations, Nixon comes damned close.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?[W:439:621]

    Quote Originally Posted by Warden Wells View Post
    I can't fathom how this is even up for debate or how the poll got so many "Yes" votes. He wantonly sacrificed human lives in pursuit of his own goals, LIED about WMDs, had the IQ of a turnip, collapsed the economy, and all with a smile on his stupid cowboy face. He's the worst president I can think of. In regard to recent generations, Nixon comes damned close.
    Clearly you have no grasp of US history.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?[W:439:621]

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    Clearly you have no grasp of US history.
    What did I say that was wrong? Nothing.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?[W:439:621]

    Quote Originally Posted by Warden Wells View Post
    What did I say that was wrong? Nothing.
    If he is the worst US President you can think of then that says a lot about your ignorance of US history.

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