The Almost Impeachment of President George W. Bush

35 Articles Of Impeachment Against President Bush

(Authors note 5-11-2012: The impeachment of President George W. Bush did not happen. This article however can be used for educational and historical purposes)

ORIGINAL ARTICLE:

Could it actually happen this late in the day? Could the impeachment of George W. Bush actually become a reality? According to Congressman Dennis Kucinich, who stood before a house senate committee on June 9th and read articles for the impeachment of President Bush, it could and should happen - and the sooner the better.

I won't pretend to be some high and mighty political writer, because I'm not - I'm just an average citizen that happens to have some writing chops. I have got to say though that this impeachment process is quite intriguing to me- Could this actually happen this late in the day? Would this actually happen right before our next presidential election?

According to the latest MSNBC's poll - it should happen, and if the voice of the people is any indication that this might might happen - we may very well be in the process of impeaching our current President.

So What Are The Charges?

There were 35 articles of impeachment leveled against the President- some of the charges include:

1. Failing to provide troops with vehicle armor

2. Condoning torture

3. Illegally detaining both foreign nationals and Americans

4. Mishandling the governments response to Hurricane Katrina

5. Undermining efforts to address Global Warming

And probably the most serious allegation of all- charges that President Bush manufactured a false case against Iraq in order to pull the United States into War ( remember those supposed weapons of mass destruction that were never found?)

So What Happens Next?

The next step is for the House to refer the articles to the House Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Committee will then determine -- by majority vote -- whether the grounds for impeachment exist. An objective review of the articles would undoubtedly demonstrate that many, if not most, of the articles prepared by Rep. Kucinich are backed up by sufficient grounds to proceed with the impeachment process.

(Some think this will only lead to a mass dragging of feet and red tape that may not result in anything happening before the election- I guess only time will tell on this)

Latest Poll by MSNBC

89% of the people in this poll feel that the things President Bush has done justify impeachment
89% of the people in this poll feel that the things President Bush has done justify impeachment | Source

89% of Americans Say IMPEACH

According to a poll by MSNBC, a stunning 89% of the people said that President Bush's actions justify impeachment- that the secret spying and deceptions leading to war are enough evidence to justify putting George W. Bush on trial. (This a poll of over 687,914 people to date)

I think the mainstream media needs to be paying attention to the voice of the people, don't you?

Don't you find it rather odd that you aren't hearing much about this? If we look back just a few years into history there was certainly ALOT of news attention about Bill Clinton's infidelity............ and the following impeachment charges for his lying about it.......... every TV channel you turned had it on- every newspaper you picked up had headlines screaming IMPEACHMENT..... CIGARS.......MONICA......

Isn't it rather odd that more MORE attention was given to that situation than this- where there are actual SERIOUS crimes being leveled against the President of the United States?

Where is the Mainstream Media?

If you would like to contact your U.S. representatives regarding impeachment hearings before the House Judiciary Committee and further proceedings on the House floor, you can access Democracy In Action at this link:

[link to salsa.democracyinaction.org]

MSNBC News on Impeachment Charges

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oberbreckling 8 years ago

Hi Dorsi Ive always said bush is the biggest criminal in the world I bet he gets away with it but one day will find out who he really is and how he got away with it I wouldnt doubt in the future hes sitting down and have dinner with all these evil terroist dont get me wrong I love this countrywe are suspose to be second to none but not the way hes runnin it what a loser wait and see hell get away with it.bye Dorsi~cool~cya


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lady luck 8 years ago from Boston

BUSH SUCKS!

HE MAKES ME SICK TO MY STOMACH!

DOWWWNNNN WITH BUSH!


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crashcromwell 8 years ago from Florida

Yes, believe it or not, a president can still be impeached even after he leaves office. The consequences of that would be that he would be stripped of his government pension (a small deal, admittedly, when you consider the bucks boy george has got).

He would also be eternally disgraced, which would be a much more significant penalty.

Sadly, the likelihood of this happening would be slim to none at this point. If the Democrats had wanted to make a case against Bush, they would have done it by now. I'm afraid Bush will escape unscathed.


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blangrehr 8 years ago from Spartanburg SC

The congress of the United States will attempt to impeach every President from now on. It started with Slick Willy and now Mr. Bush. As long as we have a two party system where lifetime politicians care more about power than the country, partisan politics will continue to practice hate, the future of every President in the same. Term limits for all elected officials is the only way to return our government to the people, for the people. So go ahead and impeach Bush so we can get on the impeachment of Barack, then whoever is after him.


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Uninvited Writer 8 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

At least if they impeach him, it is for a truly impeachable offense, not for getting a blow job and lying about it...


Ben 8 years ago

Hey, loved the article, I posted it on http://www.conspirama.com , hope it's ok with you;)


Debbie, TEXAS UNCENSORED 8 years ago

I like your blog very much. Good to see someone else standing up for what is right, and exposing the unbelievable negligent behavior of our so called leaders.

The blow job comment by the above poster is halarious. Would someone please give Bush a blow job, on camera ?

Blog on, Dorsi ! Good work !


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b opinionated 8 years ago from California

Beautiful hub! I agree it should happen, though I doubt it will. He made it into the presdency under questionable circumstances and he will stay here for those same reasons.


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Dragonoak 8 years ago from Aurora Missouri

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Funky Drummer X 8 years ago

President Bush's mismanagement of our country is not only his fault. You have to look at his cabinet, actually, all those jerks in Congress, our governors, local politicians and the American People. We do so little with so much and we expect so much to change without much effort. I'm definitely included in my allegations but I feel we let GWB get away with it. That's why the economy is jacked, thats why our schools are jacked and that's why we are in dispair. Hasn't anyone watched the movie "Network": First, you have to get mad and say, I'm a humanbeing G*&dammit. . . then go to your window and scream, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this any more. Our vote is captured by the action of the people, not some web vote by MSNBC. I hope we all do our next president justice by putting our feet and hands into the community and, as the honorable Mahatma Ghandi said "be the change we wish to see".


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sixtyorso 8 years ago from South Africa

Hi Dorsi Great Hub.

It looks like Bush started his presidency with controversy and its going to end it the same way. But as the wheels grind slowly I doubt this will happen before your new president takes office. Looking at the charges one cannot help but ask why was this impeachment process not started a long time ago?


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marisuewrites 8 years ago from USA

Dorsi -- a great and informative hub,  what a sad day in our country tho...because impeachment -- never strengthens ...however....I think he deserves it.  Time will tell and we should follow it carefully. i both want him accountable and dread it at the same time...what will be the fall out? very serious and scarey stuff


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desert blondie 8 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

Such an informative, well stated piece of writing here...in my harshest moments of disgust for Bush (when I learn of a soldier's death or lifelong paralysis, etc.), I feel like Oberbreckling in the first comment. In my pensive moments I feel like marisue...but in every moment I have felt so sad for the USA the moment he took office for his second term. And, now, terrible war's economic consequences are bashing the nation's poorest and doing a good job of slugging the middle class painfully as well.


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PaulieWalnuts 8 years ago from Chicago

Good hub, but we need to focus on America's future.Ain't it a little bit too late? The country has enough problems to worry about. Also blame all the fools that voted for him..... TWICE! We should have complained about him when he was first APPOINTED and ANOINTED by the SUPREME COURT!


douchrti 8 years ago

Sadly, I think our governments goal to eliminate the middle class will not be hampered by the changing of a new president.

I do believe him and his cronies should be help accountable if its possible.


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William F. Torpey 8 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

It's bad enough that the right wingers still refuse to acknowledge the high crimes and misdemeanors committed by George W. Bush and endorsed by Republicans in general, but the failure of the loyal opposition, the Democratic leadership, to take decisive action against such behavior is catastrophic. Where is the indignation of the American people? Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, as well as nearly all the top Democrats in the House and Senate, are gutless. Even if the Democrats, and honorable Republicans, all of a sudden developed a backbone, President Bush would still serve out his term -- the process is just too complicated and too slow. And John McCain would offer us four more years of this. If President Bush were an honorable man, he would simply resign. Thanks, Dorsi, for shedding light on this sad situation.


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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

At this point I am looking towards the future and Barack Obama, who I am pretty sure will be our next president. This is a good hub on the issue though, I am just ready to look forward and concentrate and what we can do to make things better.


santacruzrealtor 8 years ago

Absolutely IMPEACh the SON OF A BITCH.

We need him gone BEFORE he drives the cost of gasoline to $10/gal. I'm convinced he made a deal with the ARABS to allow the price of gas to go over $4.00 per Gal. In return they pay him a royalty into a SWISS BANK ACCOUNT, that he'll never have to reveal OR they'll buy him a SMALL RANCH in SOUTH AMERICA under someone else's name so that he can never be traced to it. BUSH has SOLD US OUT.

IS IT TIME TO ABOLISH the REPUBLICAN PARTY? I think so, and all my reasoning is found at: www.realdemocracyinamerica.com

Good Lord, what did we do to deserve this jerk? We put up with NIXON. That's what we did. And, we allowed FORD to pardon him. He should have faced JAIL TIME. So, should this NEO-NAZI Nixon Resurrection.


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robie2 8 years ago from Central New Jersey

I agree with Desert Blondie. I feel angry and sad and I think impeachment, though deserved, is a waste of time. "The mills of the gods grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly fine" Georgie Porgie will get his somehow, someway--you can count on the universe to do the right thing.......I bet he'd look good in an orange jumpsuit, though:-)


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Sally's Trove 8 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

I was stunned to hear Rep. Kucinich read the articles of impeachment, not because of the severity of the charges themselves, but because someone had finally started the ball rolling after all this time.

Dorsi, thanks for including the valuable videos and links.


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crashcromwell 8 years ago from Florida

PaulieWalnuts - a lot of us were complaining, but sadly complaining gets you nowhere. As much as I would love to see Bush impeached, I just don't see it happening. President Obama will have much more important fish to fry when he takes office than to waste his time trying to make an example out of Bush. History will judge him as one of the worst (if not THE worst) President whether he is impeached or not.

My only hope is that Bush has screwed up so badly that any future Bush candidacies (note JEB) would be doomed from the outset.


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kerryg 8 years ago from USA

I say it's about freaking time, but I am cynical about its chances of going anywhere. And as much as I would love to see him impeached and his actions condemned, I'm not sure the time and effort wouldn't be better spent at this point in trying to ensure that these abuses can never be perpetrated by a president again.


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Whitney05 8 years ago from Georgia

Great hub. Impeach him! I doubt it happens but get him out of office!


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Sprinkler Man 8 years ago from USA

There will not be another president - yet!!! We might have the elections and someone will win but GW will start a war with Iran and then declare marshal law. At that point, the new elected president cannot take office - War with Iran will be huge, long and costly and GW will not be leaving office any time soon.

Sorry for all of you that want him out. What do you think this will do to our country?


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blangrehr 8 years ago from Spartanburg SC

Sprinklernutts,

That might very well be the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard, wait, now I get it, that is very funny.


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Dorsi 8 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

Sprinkler Man: My thoughts exactly. We will follow up with that train of thought in another hub. People just don't realize the precarious predicament we are in this close to election. That's why the Dem's aren't forcing much - they are on pins and needles over this.


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Jack Burton 8 years ago from The Midwest

Well, the one good thing you can say about Bush Derangement Syndrome is it keeps you all busy with inconsequential stuff and away from the adults so we can get important things done.

:-)


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blangrehr 8 years ago from Spartanburg SC

lol, exactly Jack, the sad part is; these people are serious.


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lifedancer 8 years ago from California

Yesterday I watched an interview with a high ranking retired army officer who participated in a government meeting right after Sept. 11. The purpose of the meeting was to identify support for mideast terrorists. He said they put the country (or group or person) on one side and the type of support (money, troops, etc.) on the other, about 35 listings. Iraq wasn't even on the list. He traced the policies and influence of Chaney and Rumsfeld from the Nixon-Reagan-Bush-Bush years, saying that the problem was that now they were with out adult supervision under the younger Bush, and ,so, running amuck. They pushed us into the Iraq war with no plan for what to do after the initial fighting with lies, even getting "intelligence" from a convicted fellon. Bush was so lazy and disinterested in foreign politics that he parroted the lies. Impeach him and put Chaney and Rumsfeld in jail, I say. Take back our government. Take back the press from the extreem right-wing. Take back our morality from the Social Darwinists of Capitalism. Join your union. Participate in local government. Learn how to talk to people you disagree with and find the basic humanity in all. Run for office. I'll get off my soap box now. Thanks for this topic.


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solarstories 8 years ago from Pacific Northwest

I am really glad I found your hub. I'm so glad that the people aren't all blind and I'm glad people are taking action. Even if it is a bit late - it is important to set a good example for the future.

I liked the newscaster's statement that "Nothing has ever changed from bad to good in this country without someone first saying 'this is bad.'"


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Sprinkler Man 8 years ago from USA

dumbblaghler & IgnorantJack - Not to turn this into a pissing match you dumbasses are totally uninformed. Adults - You probably need to rethink what you wrote and yes I am serious about this....Do a search on it and you will see millions of articles written on the subject of martial law. It makes you look really ignorant whenever what someone else writes turns out to be true - you ass-ume that what I am writing about could not possibly happen - think again.

And what is it that you are actually getting done, Jack? Thats what I thought - "Jacksh*t"


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Jack Burton 8 years ago from The Midwest

"And what is it that you are actually getting done, Jack? Thats what I thought - "Jacksh*t" "

And ~this~ is the best the poor folk suffering from BDS can argue.

:-)


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Dorsi 8 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

I've left everyones comments here because I think it's important that people have their say- (as long as it does'nt turn into something intolerable) I think alot of people have been upset about Bush for along time, and we haven't felt we had any say so over how things were going. Now perhaps some people are beginning to see the real serious things that are going on, and whether we impeach Bush or not before the next election this is what DEMOCRACY is supposed to be about- being able to discuss these sorts of things, and having freedom of speech to do so. Thanks everyone that has come by, read and made comments.


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Jack Burton 8 years ago from The Midwest

I like to keep things out in the open where all can participate, and since I never was a believer in super-duper-secret-communications between select individuals I'll answer in public some charges/questions that were laid upon me by one of our participants here.

Sprinkler Man says:

Who exactly do you think you are?You come across as some freaking idiot that is ill informed.After reading your Bio as one Christian to another, what exactly is your problem on what I stated on martial law? Are you saying that there are millions of ignorant Americans or do you have better info than millions of others?Just so you know, I too support the IFCJ and I am glad that you do to. We have more in common than you would imagine.I guess one different belief can change your entire outlook. I am sure you are a democrat so I will not bore you with why McCain will win.Take care,

Jack Responds:

Actually...yes, there are millions upon millions of "ignorant" Americans. I have no problem so stating that for the record. And that I have better information. I work hard at keeping informed and I don’t let my emotions do my thinking for me.

And I'd take a little closer look in that mirror before I'd call anyone "ill informed" eh.


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GoogleCashMoney 8 years ago from Mumbai, India

Bush is Devil. He will go to Hell


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William F. Torpey 8 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

Sprinkler Man, I said the exact same thing long ago. In fact my reaction to the re-election of George Bush in 2004 was "Here comes World War III." However, I now believe that the Democratic victories in the House and Senate in 2006 put a damper on Bush's plan to invade Iran and declare marshal law. It's still possible that Dubya is wreckless enough to proceed with his earlier plans, but I think it's a little less likely because such action coming close to the 2008 elections would elicit a tremendous response from Congress -- and, I believe, from the military itself. We need to discuss this issue openly without the personal vitriol. Anyone interested in this topic should re-read President Eisenhower's Farewell Address, which virtually predicted this would happen.


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MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

Judged guilty and forgotten. You new President will have far too much to do bringing the USA back to its former Glory with Leadership.

Forget him and the PlayMateress. She was a goner from the very first.


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FoursX2 8 years ago from Laguna Niguel, CA

Does anyone here understand what the dems are up to? Better yet, do any of you care?

France, England, even Clinton, the UN, and probably God all believed Saddam had WMD. Why? Because Saddam himself wanted the world to believe it.

Did anybody notice which party wanted to cut the war funding?

Has anybody noticed that we haven't been attacked since 9-11? Gee I wonder why that is?

Funny how this is happening just before the election, at a time when Obama is trying like crazy to paint McCain with the same colors as Bush. Is it just me or does all of this sound just a little bit phony?


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William F. Torpey 8 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

I knew Saddam didn't WMD, FoursX2, and so did the inspectors. Nobody thought Saddam had a nuclear bomb, but that didn't keep the Bush-Cheney people from saying we had to be worried about a "mushroom cloud." War funding should be cut off because we shouldn't be fighting in Iraq at all -- there were no terrorists there until Bush invaded unnecessarily and illegally. The 9-11 attack was planned for years, and the terrorists do not have the capacity to attack us again or they would have already. You don't have to paint McCain as another Bush, he is one. Forgive me Dorsi, but I couldn't let this one go uncontested.


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Marina Rosa 8 years ago from Southern California

To Dorsi and all you commenters that see Bush and his cronies for the EVIL that they are and want them held accountable I have just two words: "RIGHT ON!"

and, furthermore: "POWER TO THE PEOPLE!"


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C.S.Alexis 8 years ago from NW Indiana

Way to stir things up Dorsi, nice job! C.S.


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CJStone 8 years ago from Whitstable, UK

No one thought Saddam had WMD. Hans Blix and the UN weapons inspectors should have been allowed to finish their work. Bush deliberately undermined them. But ask why the Dems will not force impeachment? Because Bush has left whoever takes over with more power than ever existed in the institution before.


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JamaGenee 8 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Bush's powers are unlimited...yes, UNlimited...as long as the U.S. is at war. Anywhere. Meaning Barbara Bush's Wayward Son DOES have the power to declare martial law AND cancel the election in November if he decides to do so...and there's not a thing any of us could do about it.

If this sounds like Hitler's Germany, it IS.

This is what we get for not taking our voting rights seriously back in 2000...for too many people voting for "the candidate they'd most like to have a beer with" (Bush) instead of the "boring" but infinitely more qualified candidate (Gore).

Personally I prefer a prez who doesn't drink at all, thank you very much. And we don't actually have to LIKE the person, only consider 'Does this person have the qualifications and experience to hold this office?".

Bush certainly didn't. He FAILED at every business he was ever involved in, and was a horrible governor.

But by golly, he'd make a great beer bud. Alright!

Well, electing a president is NOT a popularity contest. It's the method by which We The People choose the Leader of The Free World. Sadly, if "Decider" Bush doesn't cancel the election, we'll be picking yet another president on like-ablity, not qualifications and experience.


Smarterthan YOU 7 years ago

YOU ARE ALL FREAKING MORONS! George Bush has accomplished more with his life than you imbeciles could ever DREAM of accomplishing for others. All you go by is what the freaking liberal media says. You can't impeach a president unless he has done something illegal... which.... HELLO none of that stuff you SAY he did is even illegal idiot. Why does the news never report the good President Bush has done, like how he disarmed Libya of its chemical, nuclear and biological WMD's without bribes or bloodshed orrrr how he signed the LARGEST nuclear arms reduction in world history with Russia orrr how he started withdrawing our troops from Bosnia, and has announced withdrawal of our troops from Germany and the Korean DMZ... and OMG there's not enough space to name the 200 other accomplishments. DUHHHHH


issues veritas 7 years ago

Glad to see that you people finally let go, I just love the silence


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TeaPartyCrasher 5 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

Personally, I'd like to see Bush, Cheyney, etc brought before the Hague on War Crimes charges, but that will never happen. . .


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Dorsi 5 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

TeaPartyCrasher) I agree! Thanks for reading Tea.


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Lady In NC 5 years ago from A Small Town In North Carolina

Good informational Hub ,however ,I see alot of the information came from Liberal news sites ! Wow !

Facts are , Bush will be shown as a great President in time ...

The Prez we have now is the unconstitutional one that Should be Impeached ....... Socialism & Communism is not the American way


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Dorsi 5 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

@Lady in NC) Umm....I disagree that he will be shown as a "great" president, I think there were too many huge things swept under the rug during his time in office - like climate change disnfo and cover-ups - and we are now suffering worldwide climate disasters ...

As for socialism, I think Obama was pretty much backed into a corner to bail out the banks...he inherited a big financial debt which began during Bush's reign. Just my 2 cents!

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