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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    I know its an asinine question. It would like like asking if Ryan leaf is good qb or if lebron james is the worst player in NBA history. He failed at ever aspect of his presidency and to think otherwise would be to completely ignore the results of his presidency. I don't know how anyone can objectively conclude after looking at the results of his presidency that he is anything but a bad president. Despite his presidency being a unmitigated disaster he seems to have a loyal following here.
    Fine. That is the rant. What do you think?

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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    BHO and Biden both claimed victory, not GWB. You really should take a look at the book I linked.
    Anyone who claimed "victory" in Iraq is/was foolish.

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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    Obama results are way better than bush results.
    You think?

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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Anyone who claimed "victory" in Iraq is/was foolish.
    The thread is about whether GWB was a good POTUS. Since BHO claimed victory and GWB did not, I suppose you'll agree that GWB was the better POTUS.
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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The thread is about whether GWB was a good POTUS. Since BHO claimed victory and GWB did not, I suppose you'll agree that GWB was the better POTUS.
    I'm sure you'll disagree, but claiming "mission accomplished" is the same as claiming victory.
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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The thread is about whether GWB was a good POTUS. Since BHO claimed victory and GWB did not, I suppose you'll agree that GWB was the better POTUS.
    GWB claimed Victory numerous times. Are you forgetting his 2003 speech where he indicated that major military operations have ended and that the US was victorious (not to mention the whole "Mission Accomplishmed" fiasco).

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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I'm sure you'll disagree, but claiming "mission accomplished" is the same as claiming victory.
    He'll deny that was ever said.

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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Prior to Katrina, disaster response doctrine (for decades) was that the feds act in support of state and local authorities, who are presumed to know their states/localities better. Brownie was undercut by the complete disappearance of Louisiana and New Orleans efforts, giving the feds no one to support and no communication into the disaster zone. The press and media, frustrated by not being able to lay a glove on GWB over Iraq or anything else to that point, focused on Brownie to attack GWB. Brownie had in fact acted appropriately but he was jettisoned to relieve the political pressure.
    It was up to Governor Blanco to call out the National Guard, and Mayor Nagle's job was to make sure his city was prepared. Remember all the floating buses?

    So many of the people criticizing at the time had no knowledge nor experience themselves with hurricanes. The fact is that you never know what a hurricane will decide to do. Another fact is that it's stupid to send rescue personnel into a hurricane.

    Galveston remembered its great tragedy early in the 20th century and has always drilled its citizens. This preparedness was demonstrated during Rita, when, in a matter of an hour or so, John Sealy and Shriner patients as well as those in nursing homes were safely evacuated.

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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I'm sure you'll disagree, but claiming "mission accomplished" is the same as claiming victory.
    Long ago, and conceded inaccurate by continued military engagement.
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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    GWB claimed Victory numerous times. Are you forgetting his 2003 speech where he indicated that major military operations have ended and that the US was victorious (not to mention the whole "Mission Accomplishmed" fiasco).
    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    He'll deny that was ever said.
    Long ago, and conceded inaccurate by continued military engagement.
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