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A Super Power In Decline?

Updated on September 9, 2013

Larry Gelbart's laundry list of Bush Administration's Failures.


For Election Day - Lest We Forget:

  • Iraq
  • Iraq
  • Iraq
  • Abu Ghraib
  • Guantanamo
  • Evil Doers
  • Evil Do Gooders
  • Terrormercials
  • Outsourcing Jobs
  • OutsourcingTorture
  • Quitting International Criminal Court
  • The Kyoto Protocol
  • The Geneva Conventions
  • Leaving Habeas Corpus for Dead
  • Civil War Abroad
  • Uncivil War at Home
  • Sound Bites
  • Unsound Policies
  • Unremorseful
  • Unregretful
  • Unrepentant
  • The Middle East Mess
  • The Middle Class Collapse
  • Predictably Unprepared
  • Perpetually Unequipped
  • Unmatched Ignorance
  • Unbridled Arrogance
  • Unwarranted Phone Taps
  • Unprecedented Powers
  • Compassionate Imperialism
  • Faith-Based Fascism
  • Total Dicktatorship
  • 700 Club
  • 700 Mile Border Fence
  • Over 700 Presidential Signing Statements
  • Unmatched Incompetence
  • Unparalleled Corruption
  • Ethic Cleansing
  • Governor Bob Taft
  • Governor John Rowland
  • Governor Bill Janklow
  • Oversight
  • Overlook
  • Stuff Happens
  • Stuffed Shirts
  • Tailored Suits
  • Tailored Stories
  • 24/7 Spin Cycle
  • Executive Privilege
  • Privileged Executives
  • Wordsmiths
  • Warsmiths
  • Surrogate Samurais
  • Draft Dodging Doges
  • Potomac Pattons
  • A Coven of the Craven
  • Representative Tom Delay
  • Representative Roy Blunt
  • Representative Ken Calvert
  • Representative John Doolittle
  • Representative Jean Schmidt
  • Representative Jim Gibbons
  • Representative Tom Feeney
  • Representative Patrick McHenry
  • Representative Christopher Shays
  • Representative Katherine Harris
  • Representative Barbara Cubin
  • Representative Joe Barton
  • Representative Jerry Lewis
  • Representative Gary Miller
  • Representative Marilyn Musgrave
  • Representative Richard Pombo
  • Representative Rick Renzi
  • Representative John Sweeney
  • Representative Charles Taylor
  • Representative Curt Weldon
  • Representative J.D. Hayworth
  • Representative Don Sherwood
  • Representative John Patterson
  • Representative Rodney Alexander
  • Representative Roy LaHood
  • Representative Bob Beauprez
  • Representative Bob Ney
  • Representative Randy Cunningham
  • Representative Chris Cannon
  • Jeff Gannon
  • Representative Mark Foley
  • Representative Dennis Hastert
  • Representative Jim Kolbe
  • Representative John Shimkus
  • Representative Tom Reynolds
  • Over Paid
  • Over Reaching
  • Over Logging
  • Under Armored
  • Under Suspicion
  • Beneath Contempt
  • Senator Bill Frist
  • Senator George Allen
  • Senator Conrad Burns
  • Senator Joe Lieberman
  • Senator Rick Santorum
  • Senator Trent Lott
  • Senator James Inhofe
  • Senator Pat Roberts
  • Senator Sam Brownback
  • Rubber Stamps
  • Robber Barons
  • Senator Larry Craig
  • Craig Schelske
  • Ken Blackwell
  • Lester Crawford
  • Crawford, Texas
  • Brian Bilbray
  • Margaret Spellings
  • Media Consolidation
  • Homophobia on the Range
  • Fearmongering
  • Smearslinging
  • The RNC
  • The DNC (Do Nothing Congress)
  • DC (Dutifully Corporate)
  • Family Valuables
  • The Far Wrong
  • The Far Righteous
  • Reverend Jerry Falwell
  • Reverend Pat Robertson
  • Reverend James Dobson
  • Reverend Lou Sheldon
  • Ralph Reed
  • Gary Bauer
  • David Safavian
  • Vice Presidential Energy Task Force
  • Seventy Dollars a Barrel
  • Three Bucks a Gallon
  • Record Oil Company Profits
  • Anwar Pipeline
  • Anbar Province
  • Arthur Anderson
  • ABB
  • Adelphia Communications
  • Merck
  • Eli Lilly
  • Mirant
  • AOL Time Warner
  • Kmart
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • CMS Energy
  • Duke Energy
  • Nicor Energy
  • Reliant Energy
  • Dynegy
  • Peregrine Systems
  • Xerox
  • Qwest
  • Tyco
  • WorldCom
  • Global Crossing
  • Global Warming
  • Global Boiling
  • Lee Raymond
  • Exxon
  • Enron
  • Abramoff
  • Tribe Bribes
  • Mike Scanlon
  • Grover Norquist
  • War Profiteers
  • War Privateers
  • Halliburton
  • Bechtel
  • Blackwater
  • CACI
  • Titan
  • Carlyle Group
  • Custer Battles
  • Kellogg, Brown & Root
  • George Tenet
  • Unanswered Questions
  • Questionable Answers
  • Adam Kidan
  • Timothy Flanigan
  • Lawrence Lindsay
  • Jessica Lynch
  • Jim Ellis
  • John Colyandro
  • Donald Keyser
  • Peter Roskam
  • Katherine Gun
  • Garrett Lott
  • Armstrong Williams
  • Talking Points
  • Pointless Talking
  • Chuck McGee
  • James Tobin
  • Thomas Scully
  • Kenneth Tomlinson
  • Allen Raymond
  • Claude Allen
  • Katrina
  • Rita
  • Harriet (Miers)
  • FEMA
  • FISA
  • NSA
  • Cut and Run
  • Run on Cuts
  • Bring It On
  • Dead Or Alive
  • Terri Schiavo
  • Bill Frist, MD
  • John Bolton
  • Diebold
  • Florida, 2000
  • Ohio, 2004
  • North Korea 2006
  • Selective Diplomacy
  • Preemptive War
  • Iraq.
  • Iran?
  • Sleeper Cells
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Darfur
  • Dubai Ports World
  • Swift Boat Hit Men
  • Max Cleland
  • Douglas Feith
  • Mumming the Press
  • Dumbing the Proles
  • Roger Ailes
  • Sean Hannity
  • Bill O’Reilly
  • Fred Barnes
  • Morton Kondracke
  • Brit Hume
  • John Gibson
  • Ann Coulter
  • Laura Ingraham
  • Michelle Malkin
  • Glenn Beck
  • Neil Cavuto
  • Neal Boortz
  • Neil Bush (No Brother Left Behind)
  • Rush Limbaugh
  • David Frum
  • David Horowitz
  • Golden Parachutes
  • Shrunken Pensions
  • Sunken Bipartisanship
  • Bernie Kerik
  • Eminent Domain
  • J. Steven Griles
  • Numerous Convictions
  • Occasional Confessions
  • Social Security Privatization
  • Abrupt Resignations
  • Porter Goss
  • Dusty Foggo
  • Zero Accountability
  • Even Less Credibility
  • Michael Chertoff
  • Homeland Insecurity
  • Ahmad Chalabi
  • Baghdad Museum
  • Tora Bora
  • Taliban Resurgence
  • Iraqi Insurgents
  • General William Boykin
  • General Eric Shinseki
  • General Janet Karpinski
  • General Ricardo Sanchez
  • General Anthony Zinni
  • Mission Accomplished
  • Lawbreaking Lawmakers
  • Impeachable Sources
  • Suppressed Medicare Costs
  • The Donut Hole
  • Intelligent Design
  • Intelligence Failures
  • Ari Fleischer
  • Scott McClellan
  • Tony Snow
  • Tony Perkins
  • Tony Rudy
  • Tony Blankley
  • Tony Blair
  • Downing Street Memo
  • The Late Great Britain
  • Ken Mehlman
  • Dennis Prager
  • Wayne Simmons
  • Frank Gaffney
  • Expiration of Assault Weapons Ban
  • John Ashcroft
  • Alberto Gonzales
  • Alberto Fernandez
  • Danny Diaz
  • William Bennett
  • Stephen Hadley
  • Karen Hughes
  • Bunnatine Greenhouse
  • Richard Grasso
  • Brian Doyle
  • Thomas Noe
  • Ted Van Der Meid
  • Tan Nguyen
  • Michael Gerson
  • Michael Medved
  • Michael Reagan
  • Michael Maloof
  • Michael Savage
  • Aluminum Tubes
  • Rice
  • Yellowcake
  • Niger
  • Valerie Plame
  • Joseph Wilson
  • Scooter Libby
  • Robert Novak
  • Richard Armitage
  • Brent Bozell III
  • Paul Bremer III
  • Gulf II
  • Non-Regime-Changing Regime Changers
  • Neoconmen
  • Ex-Non-Vet Vulcans
  • Playing to an Enraptured Audience
  • Armageddon Uber Alles
  • Paul Wolfowitz
  • Richard Perle
  • David Wormser
  • Elliott Abrams
  • James Woolsey
  • Zalmay Khalizad
  • William Kristol
  • The Coalition of the Dwindling
  • Staining the Course
  • WMD (W’s Mass Denials)
  • Mad Cowboy Disease
  • Mad Cowhands Disease
  • Kissinger Redux
  • Duck Cheney
  • Rumbo
  • Blossom (the Turd)
  • George (the Fourth):Son of a Higher Father; Uniter, Decider, Flatulater; Reader of at least three Shakespeares, Camus’ “The Stranger” and “The Pet Goat;”
  • Prematurely discharged National Air Guardsman, missing in inaction, who describes members of the political party that successfully prosecuted two world wars as quitters.
  • Billions Missing in Iraq
  • Trillions Missing in D.C.
  • Missing Limbs
  • Missed Lives
  • Iraq
  • Iraq
  • Iraq

On to ’08 ...

Note: If you feel the list is not complete, you are welcome to contribute.

George W. Bush
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    • FoursX2 profile image


      10 years ago from Laguna Niguel, CA

      You forgot compassionate.

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      JL Wallace 

      11 years ago

      Let us also not forget: the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, the Military Commissions Act of 2006, The Death of Habeas Corpus, Mainstream Media Corruption, the 16th Amendment and the Federal Reserve, the idea(s) of another Fed-controlled Greater Depression, another false-flag terror attack orchestrated by our government like 9/11, the fact that Iraq has been turned into a concentration camp for the Second Holocaust, the millions of Americans who do not care to research anything and those Americans who have allowed themselves to be conditioned into complacency, the Military-Industrial Complex and Truman's farewell warning, the Founding Fathers and their struggle to create (and preserve) our Republic, the phrase "taxation without representation" as it correlates with the 16th Amendment, the $385 million dollar Halliburton-KBR contract to construct "detention centers" in America, the fact that Bush now has Unitary Power to order martial law which also allows him to cancel next years elections, the fact that over 567 requests for an Article V Convention have been filed by all 50 states and yet NOT ONE has received a reply... and finally, that our government was bought and sold in 1913 by the same fascists families (Rockefellers and Rothschilds) that run the largest corporations, banks and oil properties in the world today. Our "elected" officials DO NOT CARE about what "we the people" have to say. We are getting closer and closer to being serfs and our civil liberties are silently being washed away by the global elite. Paul Revere will ride again, but this time there's only a lone lantern - the enemy has been on our shores since 1913 - the time has come for the American people to ascend upon Washington and Restore the Republic!


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