What were the worst /best things that George Bush achieved or failed at during his term as President
How has his leadership helped or hindered the American people?
I'm probably about as far from a fan of President Bush as you can get but the one that he did do was get us prepared for a flu outbreak. President Obama gave him credit for that and rightly so.
He got rid of Clinton's ergonomic policy on his fourth day in office. It is very important to have an ergonomic work space, and tools, but the Clinton policy would have put such a heavy burden of requirements and regulation on small business that eventually we would have no small business. Bush's proposal in that area was to let innovation from the private sector lead the way. I agree.
The best things that George Bush did as President include standing up for moral principles, standing up for America, and protecting American people by taking the war to the terrorists. He also beefed up national security, and several plots of terrorists were foiled.
However, he did not act fiscally responsible, and increased the federal deficit, even if his spending does pale in comparison to the money Obama is pending now.
My Step-Son Served Under Him as Commander in Chief. There are things I would question about George W. Bush's term and things I would give an A+ for. That may sound moderate...but let me tell you that I believe the U.S. and the Globe are going through hard changing times. How we handle the problems says alot. Bush is judged on the Iraqi War. Is it relevant to judge a President on one thing and not many things...when so much happened during his Presidency? Oh...You should definitely judge him on the War...for sure...but is it that what defines his Presidency at the end? Maybe...it will...I don't think it should quite so soon. We are still in a battle over terrorism...something that falls down in ranking order on the evaluation punchlist. Personally...I think that it is great that acts of terrorism have been limited from what they looked like they would have been like after 9-11. I would like to see acts of terrorism eliminated. I believe a thorough checklist is in order...one that history will make for George W. Bush..
The Iraqi War was very bad...it cost me worlds of pain back at my house. Strangely...I never hear Sadam criticized in the mentioning of the Iraqi War...like Sadam was some sort of a victim of it all. That is really odd! It's all about America...and Bush. Well...we didn't go into Kuwait and then destroy all their oil fields like some kind of self-proclaimed Hitler...and we didn't wipe-out, rape, torture, etc. of unmentionables to our own people...and hold children in prisons until they were old enough to join the Army...and we didn't violate U.N. agreements on armaments...like Sadam did...because he knew no one had enough back bone to enforce them. Has it been a horrible War...Yes! Should we have put an end to Sadam's reign...Yes! Please...Please...send an older guy like me out to help fight anytime there is children being imprisoned unfairly and then forced to join an Army of a dictator.That's all I'm saying...Thank you to all those that served in the military...and to my Step-Son!
Have you noticed how often George W. Bush tried to hide the truth from the American people? Among his most flagrant lies: declaring “Mission Accomplished”, using non-existing weapons of mass destruction as an excuse to invade Iraq, exploiting America’s fear of terrorism to camouflage a blatant shift from freedom to tyranny known as the PATRIOT ACT of 2001.
Following 9/11, with the public gripped by fear and the government under enormous pressure to appear pro-active, the Bush administration and the distracted Congress converted law enforcement’s long opposed wish list of additional powers into The USA Patriot Act of 2001. The swishing noise that echoed around the world that year was not the sound of water boarding. It was the sound of American civil liberties, yours and mine, being flushed down the political toilet. Due process and a writ of habeas corpus are rights guaranteed by the constitution to every US citizen even those who oppose the government. If we do nothing when one citizen is imprisoned without access to council or a trial, then you or I may be next.
Every freedom loving American should write to his congressmen demanding the repeal of the USA Patriot Act of 2001 before it is too late.
“Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security” - Benjamin Franklin
George Bush had something pushed upon him that no one imagined possible. America wanted revenge. But who to go after?
Presidents make decision based on intelligence they receive from their staff members.
What do you do if you have two experts telling you Saddam has no weapons of mass destruction and two telling you yes he does? Who do you believe? Well based on what we knew then, I would say the two saying Saddam has weapons of mass destruction. We know he had them because we, along with the French, China and others sold them to him. We know he had them because he used them on Iran and the Kurds. This nonsense that Saddam had no WMDs because they were not found is false propaganda. Tons of Yellow Cake were shipped to Canada from Iraq several months ago--this yellow cake could be used for a reactor or used to make nuclear weapons.
This link is to an article that gives some common sense to the question about WMDs: http://www.iraq-up-close-and-personal.c … ction.html and if you look around the site there are several articles about the WMDs.
It is irresponsible to say that because they have not been found they did not exist.
The worst thing that President Bush did was allow the national debt and deficit to be raised. He was not a good fiscal conservative. Also, I think he should have allowed stem cell research.
The best things that President Bush did were keeping the country safe (no attacks since 9/11), the spread democracy to the Middle East, raise awareness for the AIDS epidemic in Africa and provide money for it, giving out two tax cuts, and rallying the country after the 9/11 attacks
The Best thing "s" President Bush did was:
Keep our country from being hit again!
Liberated 50 million people in Iraq,
Kept North Korea and Iran in their place,
Aprroved the anti missle shield in Europe
Approved the US anti missle shield in Alaska
Gave an executive order to begin drilling for our own oil.
Instituted No Child Left Behind.
Pushed for a plan to put Social Security on the road to solvency
cut personal tax rates twice
Unfortuantely, the Congress and Obama have undone most of these accomplishments.
During the early post-9/11 days he instilled a lot of sorely needed confidence in the American public; however, he failed at remaining true to his Conservative views and as a result compromised America's potential during his tenure.
He has acheived "The complete distruction of our country, our constitution, and everything we are! He has signed into law an Act that is going to soon wipe out America all together! If he is not held accountable before they lock down that new underground city. That 60 year conspiracy becomes our REALITY for real! The clock is ticking! Why has he not been charged with TREASON yet? What is more important right now? Haiti or America? Obama has to step up and reverse that unconstutional Act signed into law Without approval from our congress! That's what is happening right now!!
by Joanna Chandler 4 years ago
Were you all "America" in a fantastic shape financial wise? did you pay back your debts you owed around the world? Were you a drug free, Muslim free, raping free, human trafficking free, illegal immigrants free, murder free, scam free, fraud free, psychotic free, abortion free, sex...
by Dennis L. Page 4 years ago
When George Bush was president the United States experienced the horrific attacks of 09/11. We were all misled into a war with Iraq and then we went to war in Afghanistan. He pushed to privatize Social Security. Bush was extremely slow in providing relief during hurricane Katrina. Prisoners were...
by Susan Reid 7 years ago
(Reuters) - Former President George W. Bush has canceled a visit to Switzerland, where he was to address a Jewish charity gala, due to the risk of legal action against him for alleged torture, rights groups said on Saturday.Bush was to be the keynote speaker at Keren Hayesod's annual dinner on...
by mortimerjackson 6 years ago
Despite what Obama's press secretary might tell you, the only reason that America is leaving Iraq is because of a declaration signed by George Bush saying that America will leave by 2011. Obama insisted upon staying in Iraq, but the Iraqi government has refused to grant US troops immunity for their...
by rhamson 7 years ago
With all the excitement generated by Sarah Palins new book "Going Rogue" and what some say is an obvious run at the White House, could she be the answer the Rebublican party is looking for?
by cooldad 5 years ago
Now that we all have had time to reflect, was the United States war on terrorism valid?Or, did our instant gratification culutre, react to quickly based on emotion and fear?I think American people are easily led by fear and were easily sold on the war on terror like a good beer commercial. ...
|HubPages Device ID|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Google Analytics|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel|
|Google Hosted Libraries|
|Google AdSense Host API|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels|
|Author Google Analytics|
|Amazon Tracking Pixel|