Nice NewsWeek article read...What Bush Got Right

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    I was bored in a waiting room and came acrossed this article. Its good read and shows some insightfull reporting from Fareed Z.


    "What Bush Got Right
    For the next president, simply reversing this administration's policies is not the answer."

    Favorite paragraph...
    Zakaria: What Bush Got Right | Newsweek Politics | Newsweek.com
     
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    That has GOT to be one of the shortest articles ever written if it's written honestly.

    The man didn't get a damned thing right as far as I can see.
     
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    Bingo! At least they got one thing right. :clap2:
     
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    Two things Bush got right.....

    Fighting AIDS in Africa and negotiating with the North Koreans.

    But even a blind pig will find an acorn if he roots around enough.
     
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    I don't think Bush had much to do with the North Korean talks, and the AIDs fight is ongoing and from everything I have read window dressing and not real aid to Africa. I'm not sure he or the republicans have done anything right for a long long time.


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    Bush did a lot right, contrary to what the lefties want to drone on about. Bush did a lot of things wrong. Alito and Roberts are two of things he did right.
     
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    blunt BLUNT AND TO THE POINT

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    Bet you can't state clearly, without spin or lies, what you claim Bush did right (watch this)..go ahead, let's hear it.
    (oh and that's "alot" not "a lot")
    Here's a few of his greatest accomplishments that you must be so proud of dumbass.

    George W. Bush:
    accomplishments as president

    * Attacked and took over two countries.
    * Spent the surplus and bankrupted the treasury.
    * Shattered record for biggest annual deficit in history.
    * Set economic record for most private bankruptcies filed in any 12 month period.
    * Set all-time record for biggest drop in the history of the stock market.
    * First president in decades to execute a federal prisoner.
    * First president in US history to enter office with a criminal record.
    * First year in office set the all-time record for most days on vacation by any president in US history.
    * After taking the entire month of August off for vacation, presided over the worst security failure in US history.
    * Set the record for most campaign fund-raising trips than any other president in US history.
    * In my first two years in office over 2 million Americans lost their job.
    *Cut unemployment benefits for more out of work Americans than any president in US history.
    * Set the all-time record for most foreclosures in a 12 month period.
    * Appointed more convicted criminals to administration positions than any president in US history.
    * Set the record for the least amount of press conferences than any president since the advent of television.
    * Signed more laws and executive orders amending the Constitution than any president in US history.
    * Presided over the biggest energy crises in US history and refused to intervene when corruption was revealed.
    * Presided over the highest gasoline prices in US history and refused to use the national reserves as past presidents have.
    * Cut healthcare benefits for war veterans.
    * Set the all-time record for most people worldwide to simultaneously take to the streets to protest me (15 million people), shattering the record for protest against any person in the history of mankind.
    * Dissolved more international treaties than any president in US history.
    * My presidency is the most secretive and un-accountable of any in US history.
    * Members of my cabinet are the richest of any administration in US history. (the 'poorest' multi-millionaire, Condoleeza Rice has an Exxon oil tanker named after her).
    * First president in US history to have all 50 states of the Union simultaneously go bankrupt.
    * Presided over the biggest corporate stock market fraud of any market in any country in the history of the world.
    * First president in US history to order a US attack and military occupation of a sovereign nation.
    * Created the largest government department bureaucracy in the history of the United States.
    * Set the all-time record for biggest annual budget spending increases, more than any president in US history.
    * First president in US history to have the United Nations remove the US from the human rights commission.
    * First president in US history to have the United Nations remove the US from the elections monitoring board.
    * Removed more checks and balances, and have the least amount of congressional oversight than any presidential administration in US history.
    * Rendered the entire United Nations irrelevant.
    * Withdrew from the World Court of Law.
    * Refused to allow inspectors access to US prisoners of war and by default no longer abide by the Geneva Conventions.
    * First president in US history to refuse United Nations election inspectors (during the 2002 US elections).
    * All-time US (and world) record holder for most corporate campaign donations.
    * My biggest life-time campaign contributor presided over one of the largest corporate bankruptcy frauds in world history (Kenneth Lay, former CEO of Enron Corporation).
    * Spent more money on polls and focus groups than any president in US history.
    * First president in US history to unilaterally attack a sovereign nation against the will of the United Nations and the world community.
    * First president to run and hide when the US came under attack (and then lied saying the enemy had the code to Air Force 1)
    * First US president to establish a secret shadow government.
    * Took the biggest world sympathy for the US after 911, and in less than a year made the US the most resented country in the world (possibly the biggest diplomatic failure in US and world history).
    * With a policy of 'dis-engagement' created the most hostile Israeli-Palestine relations in at least 30 years.
    * First US president in history to have a majority of the people of Europe (71%) view my presidency as the biggest threat to world peace and stability.
    * First US president in history to have the people of South Korea more threatened by the US than their immediate neighbor, North Korea.
    * Changed US policy to allow convicted criminals to be awarded government contracts.
    * Set all-time record for number of administration appointees who violated US law by not selling huge investments in corporations bidding for government contracts.
    * Failed to fulfill my pledge to get Osama Bin Laden 'dead or alive'.
    * Failed to capture the anthrax killer who tried to murder the leaders of our country at the United States Capital building. After 18 months I have no leads and zero suspects.
    * In the 18 months following the 911 attacks I have successfully prevented any public investigation into the biggest security failure in the history of the United States.
    * Removed more freedoms and civil liberties for Americans than any other president in US history.
    * In a little over two years created the most divided country in decades, possibly the most divided the US has ever been since the civil war.
    * Entered office with the strongest economy in US history and in less than two years turned every single economic category heading straight down.
     
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    I can't think of a single thing he did right... please elaborate.
     
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    And when he gave money to Africa for AIDS treatment, he made sure it was without teaching safe sex....

    As for NKorea, probably wouldn't have been so much of a problem if he hadn't been so stupid as to call it part of the "Axis of Evil"... same with Iran, since Iran was helping with anti-terrorism efforts at the time...

    So he only gets partial credit for dealing with the problems.
     
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    I haven't engaged in name calling on this board but since you insist on calling people dumbasses, go blow yourself, troll. Now list your source instead of your opinions. And while you're at, playing grammar police, why don't you correct you're verb tense. It's "Here are" NOT "Here is".
     

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