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    Re: Is president bush doing a good job?

    He's definately not the ideal leader, but he tries. Hell, I'm surprised he hasn't done something as stupid as his Vice President yet! At this point, I could care less about bush, he's out of here in 2 years anyways, I mean what more could he possibly do? Unless he ends the war, finds an endless fuel supply and solves the immigration issue, he's not going to go down in the books as the best of presidents. I don't think he's the worst however...

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    Bush is nothing more than a dim-witted marionette with Karl Rove's and Dick Chainey's hands shoved way up his dairyair. He sat in a classroom listening to nursery rhymes while a suspiciously contrived 9/11 assault shook Americans out of their torpidity. He was reelected in 2004 just in time to let New Orleans drown. The man is a bumbling power-hungry sycophant who's sole agenda is to "liberate" the black liquid of freedom and peace from the Middle East. When the world is at war, he takes the longest presidential vacation in the history of our country. He sends thousands of human soldiers to their deaths so that he can extend his middle eastern pipeline. The Alfred E. Neuman lookalike that is President George W. Bush Jr. and his cabinet have done nothing but drive this country into the ground since the moment of his innaugeration. Because of his ultra-capitalist manifesto, the division between the rich and the poor widens daily, to the point where soon the middle class will no longer exist and a rebellion will begin in the proletariat. The economy is as unstable as it has been since... well... Hoover maybe? Social security is a joke. Education funding has been diverted to the "war effort". I could go on... but I think you get the idea.

    Ask me that question on a political forum and I will write you a thesis on why Bush is the worst president in American history.

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    Re: Is president bush doing a good job?

    He's doing an ok job. He definitely isn't the worst. If you think he's the worst, then maybe you should go and study the history of our Presidents. You will find some real doozies in the past.

    As for the economy - I can't believe someone posted that our economy is going down the drain. Please explain what economic indicators you look at to determine if the economy is good or bad.
    I look at the unemployment rate. Right now we are at an all-time historical low for unemployment rate. We are at a "statistical" full employment. Could it be lower? Yes. But look at it this way - of 100 people that you know, would you want to work with all 100 of them or are there maybe at least 4 or 5 people you know (out of that 100) that you wouldn't want to work with. Well, that's where are job-market is at. We are employing over 95% of the population.
    I also look at the stock market. Right now we are hovering near all-time highs, and that is after the scandals of Enron, WorldCom, etc.
    I also look at the housng market. Interest rates are still at historical lows even though they've risen in the last year. New homes are still being built at a substantially high rate, and home prices of used homes are going up - which means people are still buying houses because they have the money to spend.
    If you think the economy is bad because gasoline prices are high, then you need to take your blinders off. Gas prices do not reflect on our economy.

    As far as the war in Iraq - who thought this would be over quickly? I sure didn't. Do you guys know how long it took to rebuild Japan and Europe after WWII? In the video-game age, we might think that setting a democracy in a country that's never had one is as simple as clicking a mouse. However, in the real world that just isn't the case. It takes time, and with the insurgency making attacks on Iraqi citizens, it is making it take even longer than most people thought. However, that doesn't mean that we should leave. If the US Army left - and if the entire coalition left - there would be a vacuum in that country. Chaos would surely ensue, and the terrorists would win. The Iraqi Army is getting stronger and more capable every day, but the Coalition Forces will not leave that country en masse until the Iraqi Army is ready to do the job of securing the country. Right now, the Coalition Forces WITH the Iraqi Army are securing the vast majority of the country. Please give it a little more time.

    And, finally, as for immigration, Bush is in a tough position. Realistically, how do you round-up and deport all of the illegal aliens already here? I don't think it's possible, and neither does Bush. Do you? Please explain how,then. A wall needs to be built and more officers need to be placed on the borders - both borders. And enforcement needs to focus on businesses who are hiring workers illegally.
    Someone mentioned that the workers are paying taxes so what's the problem. You obviously don't understand the situation. The reason there is a problem is because the vast majority of the workers who are here illegally are getting paid "under the table" - meaning they don't pay taxes on the income they earn and the business that have hired them aren't reporting wages paid and aren't paying payroll taxes. That is a problem. And if businesses are punished for hiring illegals, then the problem of having so many illegals here goes away. Remember, the vast majority are here because someone is hiring them illegally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badlywornshoes
    He sat in a classroom listening to nursery rhymes while a suspiciously contrived 9/11 assault shook Americans out of their torpidity.
    Despite what Michael Moore says, this whole incident was blown way out of proportion by the loony lefties. The hero of the left John Kerry said that when he first heard of the attacks on 9/11 he stood motionless, unsure what to do FOR 45 MINUTES!!! Is that the guy you'd rather have? HAHAHA



    Quote Originally Posted by Badlywornshoes
    He was reelected in 2004 just in time to let New Orleans drown.
    Yeah, Ray Nagin and his water-logged buses had nothing to do with that. [/sarcasm] And did you see what Nagin said about his plan for future hurrican evacuation? He said he's going to utilize the buses. Hello? Ray? The buses where part of the evacuation plan the first time, you just forgot to get them ready and to actually use them. And, yet Bush gets the blame? Please. That's just being ignorant.


    Quote Originally Posted by Badlywornshoes
    The man is a bumbling power-hungry sycophant who's sole agenda is to "liberate" the black liquid of freedom and peace from the Middle East.
    Please advise how much Iraqi oil we've taken since we ousted Sadam. I would like to know.
    Also, Bush has been pushing for increased drilling in America and off-shore American waters. He's also been pushing for alternate fuel sources. Congress, lead by the Democrats in the Senate filibustering the measure to drill in Alaska, have nixed any plans for drilling in America or offshore. Why? Maybe the democrats are the one's in the pockets of the Arab oil cartel.



    Quote Originally Posted by Badlywornshoes
    When the world is at war, he takes the longest presidential vacation in the history of our country.
    More Michael Moore propaganda bs. When he's in Crawford, he's still working. He's got offices there, conference room, he meets with his advisors everyday when he's there just like he would do when he's in residence at the White House.


    Quote Originally Posted by Badlywornshoes
    He sends thousands of human soldiers to their deaths so that he can extend his middle eastern pipeline.
    Again, he's the one pushing for increases American fuel sources. It's the Dems in Congress that filibustered.


    Quote Originally Posted by Badlywornshoes
    The Alfred E. Neuman lookalike that is President George W. Bush Jr. and his cabinet have done nothing but drive this country into the ground since the moment of his innaugeration. Because of his ultra-capitalist manifesto, the division between the rich and the poor widens daily, to the point where soon the middle class will no longer exist and a rebellion will begin in the proletariat.
    Care to provide examples of the middle class being non-existent? If the gap was widening every day then shouldn't the obliteration of the middle class have happened already? Maybe it's not as dire as you make it out to be. Nah, that couldn't be because then you wouldn't be able to rant against Bush about it. haha



    Quote Originally Posted by Badlywornshoes
    The economy is as unstable as it has been since... well... Hoover maybe? Social security is a joke. Education funding has been diverted to the "war effort". I could go on... but I think you get the idea.
    Please explain what economic indicators you look at to determine that our economy is poor. Is Social Security Bush's fault or Congress' fault? You need to think about who does what in this government.

    And did you know that more money was spent on education in Bush's budgets for the first 4 years of his Presidency than was spent on education in Clinton's budgets for his entire 8 years? So, please explain how someone can put more money into education than previous administrations and still be accused of "diverting education funding"?


    Quote Originally Posted by Badlywornshoes
    Ask me that question on a political forum and I will write you a thesis on why Bush is the worst president in American history.
    I would like to read your thesis. maybe you can post it here or send me a private message. Thanks.
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    Re: Is president bush doing a good job?

    dekester wins this thread.

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    Re: Is president bush doing a good job?

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    dekester wins this thread.
    LOL I wasn't trying to "win", just stating opinion backed by facts. but thanks for the comment, I guess.

    cheers!

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    Re: Is president bush doing a good job?

    Quote Originally Posted by dekester22
    He's doing an ok job. He definitely isn't the worst. If you think he's the worst, then maybe you should go and study the history of our Presidents. You will find some real doozies in the past.

    I would like to read your thesis. maybe you can post it here or send me a private message. Thanks.
    EXCELLENT!!! A political challenge! *cracks knuckles*
    Enjoy my thesis.

    PART 1

    20 reasons Bush and the Bush administration has fist-f*cked our economy:

    1) The national deficit as of April after Bush's reelection: $8,407,057,651,820.76. Because of Bush's penchant for killing towel heads and stealing oil, you, the average American, will be paying this back in the form of taxes for a LONG, long, time. Broken down, this means that every American will pay the government AT LEAST $30,000.00 in their lifetime.
    2) We are spending $200 billion dollars PER MONTH in Iraq. We shouldn't even be there in the first place.
    3) Think you are immune to paying any of this? Think again. The IRS has made more audits since 2004 then it did in the entire 90s decade alone.
    4) Unemployment trends you speak of began with Clinton, not Bush. The unemployment rate dropped from 4.6 percent in the first quarter of 1998 to 4.2 percent in the second quarter. Under Clinton, in 1999, the United States had a projected federal budget surplus for the first time since 1969. By 1998 it was a $70 billion budget surplus. He remained popular through and beyond the end of his terms in office.
    5) We may be statistically employing the greater majority of people, but they are not getting good jobs. Most people have had to settle for substandard jobs and a fiercely competitive job market for even jobs as regular as working at McDonalds. These are people with college degrees.
    6) Fuel prices skyrocketed under Bush because Bush is a power-hungry oil-grubbing ^&#%!@(.
    7) Under Bush, there is no social security.
    8) Bush's "tax cuts" program, if enacted, will lead to fiscal armageddon.
    9) Enjoy low unemployment rates while you can, cause they are headed up, not down. Right now we're dealing with over-capacity, under-utilization, inadequate demand. We have factories that are running at 75% capacity right now, equipment that is not being utilized, unemployment at 6%, and it may be going up.
    10) As of May, 2005, there have been 893,000 jobs created over the first 52 months of the Bush presidency - a gain that is due solely to the 917,000 jobs created in the government sector that offset the 24,000 jobs lost in the private sector. Since the Great Depression, no other president who served at least 52 months has overseen a net loss in private sector jobs through this point. In addition to lack of job growth, real weekly and hourly wages have declined since the start of the recession. At a time when middle-class Americans are experiencing stagnant wages and vanishing benefits, CEO pay continues to rise. Do not readily believe that unemployment is REALLY low. It's just being redistributed.
    11) President Bush and the GOP-controlled Congress are moving to extend corporate tax breaks, allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and limit lawsuits against corporations — including a settlement of asbestos litigation that has driven 70 companies into bankruptcy. The pro-business momentum is accelerating, analysts say, in part because the steps are easier to take in the lower-publicity atmosphere of a non-election year. A bipartisan deal, moreover, which allowed some of Bush's long-stalled judicial nominees could also be a boon to US corporations. Janice Rogers Brown, a conservative, anti-regulation judge from California, will serve on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, where most cases that affect government regulation are heard. Early in Bush's second term, Congress passed a law sought by banks and credit-card firms that makes it harder for individuals to declare bankruptcy. Another new law shifts most class-action lawsuits from state to federal courts, a move aimed to reduce huge verdicts against corporations.
    12) The Bush administration's budget for the 2006 fiscal year will cut non-defense discretionary spending, including education, veteran's health care, law enforcement, and environmental protections. In all, President Bush's fiscal 2006 budget plan calls for elimination of or drastic cuts from 154 programs. Funding for the Iraq war, however, was recently increased. A House subcommittee approved an initial $45 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan next year, two weeks after Congress approved $82 billion for this year's costs of the conflicts. Although President Bush argues that it is too early to request money for the wars during the 2006 budget year, which starts Oct. 1, with no timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, war costs are certain and many lawmakers are reluctant to wait for his request.
    13) When Bush announced his National Energy Policy on May 17, he vowed to fund research into "new, clean coal technologies." Although the administration has been handing out $250 million a year as an incentive for companies to develop technologies that reduce sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions, the General Accounting Office-the independent research arm of Congress-has repeatedly found this "Clean Coal Technology Program" wasteful and mismanaged. A 2001 report, for example, found eight clean coal projects suffering "serious delays and financial problems" and two of them in bankruptcy. Perhaps most importantly, the new technologies are doing little to actually "clean" coal. The Energy Department's own evaluations of clean-coal projects have shown that many new "clean coal" technologies are actually 40 percent less effective in removing sulfur dioxide emissions than the more conventional smokestack "scrubbers"-the technology required under the laws the administration has so diligently weakened.
    14) When Bush won reelection last fall, he declared that he had earned plenty of "political capital" that he intended to "spend." Six months later, however-according to Republicans and Democrats alike-his bank account has been significantly drained. In the past week alone, the Republican-led House defied his veto threat and passed legislation promoting stem cell research; and Senate Democrats blocked confirmation, at least temporarily, of his choice for U.N. ambassador. In addition, Bush's approval ratings in public opinion polls rank at the lowest level of his presidency. In the most recent Washington Post-ABC News poll, taken in May, 47 percent of Americans approved of Bush's performance, tying the lowest marks he ever received in that survey. Similarly, just 31 percent approved of his handling of Social Security, an all-time low in the Post-ABC poll, while only 40 percent gave him good marks for his stewardship of the economy and 42 percent for his management of Iraq. Other polls have recorded similar findings, with Bush's approval rating dipping as low as 43 percent in a Pew Research Center Survey.
    15) In the 2005 State of the Union address, Bush said that more Americans are going back to work and that the economy is growing and healthy. The numbers don't necessarily support this assumption. Job growth over the last 18 months has fallen short of administration predictions by 1,703,000—more than one-third fewer jobs than the president's Council of Economic Advisers said would be created. Present employment levels show only 119,000 more individuals working than when Bush took office in 2001, which is effectively a decrease in employment rates, as the total civilian labor force grew by more than two million workers in 2004 alone, according to the Department of Labor. Additionally, the most recent data from the Census Bureau show that the average income for middle-class households has dropped by $1,525 since its peak in 2000. The labor force participation rate—the percentage of people either working or looking for work—fell in Jan. 2005 to a seasonally adjusted 65.8 percent, the lowest rate since 1988.
    16) The Bush administration's proposed budget for FY 2006 slashes spending on key domestic programs. Major areas of decreased U.S. governmental spending include Medicaid, the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the environment, and farm subsidies. Places where the budget is seeing larger expenditures include border, airport, and seaport security, anti-terrorism programs, and food and drinking water safety. The budget proposal counts on Bush's tax cuts remaining in place, reinforcing the intent to make them permanent. The new budget does not include the cost of privatizing Social Security, which could reach into the trillions, or the continuation of U.S. military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq.
    17) For the third time in three years, Congress will have to raise the federal debt ceiling, thus increasing the government's borrowing authority by as much as $800 billion. According to the Washington Post editorial board, "the Treasury Department has been doing the governmental equivalent of scrounging for spare change in the couch cushions to pay its obligations." This latest hike in the debt limit will amount to a grand total of more than $2 trillion during Bush's first term. "The deficits [the government] racks up year after year impede economic growth, burden future generations and force the United States to rely on foreign governments and investors," the Post reports. "Meanwhile, as the government has to pay more interest on its debt, it has less for health care, education and other programs." In his first State of the Union address, Bush spoke of his plan to pay off over the next decade the entire $2 trillion debt held by the public at that time. He said, "We owe it to our children and grandchildren to act now." As it stands today, the debt is on track to reach the $6.5 trillion mark by 2011.
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    PART 2

    17) For the third time in three years, Congress will have to raise the federal debt ceiling, thus increasing the government's borrowing authority by as much as $800 billion. According to the Washington Post editorial board, "the Treasury Department has been doing the governmental equivalent of scrounging for spare change in the couch cushions to pay its obligations." This latest hike in the debt limit will amount to a grand total of more than $2 trillion during Bush's first term. "The deficits [the government] racks up year after year impede economic growth, burden future generations and force the United States to rely on foreign governments and investors," the Post reports. "Meanwhile, as the government has to pay more interest on its debt, it has less for health care, education and other programs." In his first State of the Union address, Bush spoke of his plan to pay off over the next decade the entire $2 trillion debt held by the public at that time. He said, "We owe it to our children and grandchildren to act now." As it stands today, the debt is on track to reach the $6.5 trillion mark by 2011.
    18) According to the Associated Press, a non-partisan Congressional Budget Office study found that "the tax cuts and other policies President Bush proposed in his $2.4 trillion budget would probably have a minimal impact on the economy." While the agency stated that Bush's proposal "could either increase or reduce economic output through 2009, and improve it in the following five years," the study concluded that "the differences are likely to be small, affecting output by less than one-half of one percentage point." The effect of Bush's tax cuts and proposed budget are still unclear, and many leaders are demanding immediate and effective action. AP quoted Sen. Kent Conrad, the top Democrat on the budget panel, who described Bush's policies as "truly dangerous to the economic security of our country ... we have a responsibility to alter that course."
    19) During the first three years of the Bush-Cheney administration, the unemployment rate increased by one-third and 2.2 million jobs were lost, and the country has gone from a $281 billion surplus to a $521 billion deficit. Debt has increased 23% from $5.7 trillion, to $7 trillion. Bush recently restated his pledge to create 2.6 million jobs, stating "5.6% unemployment is a good national number." However, the New York Times recently uncovered a White House report indicating that the president is considering reclassifying low-paid fast-food jobs as higher-paid manufacturing jobs to make it appear like the unemployment rate is going down.
    20) (my personal favorite) During a July 20 talk at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Bush seemed to disavow his own personal wealth: 'You see, if you can't raise enough by taxing the rich, guess who gets to pay next? Yes, the not-rich. (Laughter.) That's all of us.' Bush and first lady Laura Bush had income totaling $822,126 last year, and according to the Wall Street Journal, their net worth is somewhere between $7.7 and $18.9 million. "Bush tries to come off as a regular guy in his campaign appearances," Dan Froomkin noted in the Washington Post, on July 21. "But maybe he pushed it a little too far yesterday."

    Now I will eviscerate your views about the "War" in Iraq.

    The 10 Greatest Lies the Bush Administration Told us About the War in Iraq:

    1) LIE #1: "The evidence indicates that Iraq is reconstituting its nuclear weapons program ... Iraq has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes and other equipment needed for gas centrifuges, which are used to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons." -- President Bush, Oct. 7, 2002, in Cincinnati.

    TRUTH: This story, leaked to and breathlessly reported by Judith Miller in the New York Times, has turned out to be complete baloney. Department of Energy officials, who monitor nuclear plants, say the tubes could not be used for enriching uranium. One intelligence analyst, who was part of the tubes investigation, angrily told The New Republic: "You had senior American officials like Condoleezza Rice saying the only use of this aluminum really is uranium centrifuges. She said that on television. And that's just a lie."

    2) LIE #2: "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." -- President Bush, Jan.28, 2003, in the State of the Union address.

    TRUTH: This whopper was based on a document that the White House already knew to be a forgery thanks to the CIA. Sold to Italian intelligence by some hustler, the document carried the signature of an official who had been out of office for 10 years and referenced a constitution that was no longer in effect. The ex-ambassador who the CIA sent to check out the story is pissed: "They knew the Niger story was a flat-out lie," he told the New Republic, anonymously. "They [the White House] were unpersuasive about aluminum tubes and added this to make their case more strongly."

    3) LIE #3: "We believe [Saddam] has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons." -- Vice President Cheney on March 16, 2003 on "Meet the Press."

    TRUTH: There was and is absolutely zero basis for this statement. CIA reports up through 2002 showed no evidence of an Iraqi nuclear weapons program.

    4) LIE #4: "[The CIA possesses] solid reporting of senior-level contacts between Iraq and al-Qaeda going back a decade." -- CIA Director George Tenet in a written statement released Oct. 7, 2002 and echoed in that evening's speech by President Bush.

    TRUTH: Intelligence agencies knew of tentative contacts between Saddam and al-Qaeda in the early '90s, but found no proof of a continuing relationship. In other words, by tweaking language, Tenet and Bush spun the intelligence180 degrees to say exactly the opposite of what it suggested.

    5.) LIE #5: "We've learned that Iraq has trained al-Qaeda members in bomb-making and poisons and deadly gases ... Alliance with terrorists could allow the Iraqi regime to attack America without leaving any fingerprints." -- President Bush, Oct. 7.

    TRUTH: No evidence of this has ever been leaked or produced. Colin Powell told the U.N. this alleged training took place in a camp in northern Iraq. To his great embarrassment, the area he indicated was later revealed to be outside Iraq's control and patrolled by Allied war planes.

    6.) LIE #6: "We have also discovered through intelligence that Iraq has a growing fleet of manned and unmanned aerial vehicles that could be used to disperse chemical or biological weapons across broad areas. We are concerned that Iraq is exploring ways of using these UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles] for missions targeting the United States." -- President Bush, Oct. 7.

    TRUTH: Said drones can't fly more than 300 miles, and Iraq is 6,000 miles from the U.S. coastline. Furthermore, Iraq's drone-building program wasn't much more advanced than your average model plane enthusiast. And isn't a "manned aerial vehicle" just a scary way to say "plane"?

    7.) LIE #7: "We have seen intelligence over many months that they have chemical and biological weapons, and that they have dispersed them and that they're weaponized and that, in one case at least, the command and control arrangements have been established." -- President Bush, Feb. 8, 2003, in a national radio address.

    TRUTH: Despite a massive nationwide search by U.S. and British forces, there are no signs, traces or examples of chemical weapons being deployed in the field, or anywhere else during the war.

    8.) LIE #8: "Our conservative estimate is that Iraq today has a stockpile of between 100 and 500 tons of chemical weapons agent. That is enough to fill 16,000 battlefield rockets." -- Secretary of State Colin Powell, Feb. 5 2003, in remarks to the UN Security Council.

    TRUTH: Putting aside the glaring fact that not one drop of this massive stockpile has been found, as previously reported on AlterNet the United States' own intelligence reports show that these stocks -- if they existed -- were well past their use-by date and therefore useless as weapon fodder.

    9.) LIE #9: "We know where [Iraq's WMD] are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south, and north somewhat." -- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, March 30, 2003, in statements to the press.

    TRUTH: Needless to say, no such weapons were found, not to the east, west, south or north, somewhat or otherwise.

    10.) LIE #10: "Yes, we found a biological laboratory in Iraq which the UN prohibited." -- President Bush in remarks in Poland, published internationally June 1, 2003.

    TRUTH: This was reference to the discovery of two modified truck trailers that the CIA claimed were potential mobile biological weapons lab. But British and American experts -- including the State Department's intelligence wing in a report released this week -- have since declared this to be untrue. According to the British, and much to Prime Minister Tony Blair's embarrassment, the trailers are actually exactly what Iraq said they were; facilities to fill weather balloons, sold to them by the British themselves.

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    PART 3

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    1. Despite what Michael Moore says, this whole incident was blown way out of proportion by the loony lefties. The hero of the left John Kerry said that when he first heard of the attacks on 9/11 he stood motionless, unsure what to do FOR 45 MINUTES!!! Is that the guy you'd rather have? HAHAHA

    I don't think Kerry's the President of the United States, last I checked, Bush was. Kerry has no reason to be obligated to react in less than 10 seconds. Besides, even if Bush was "shellshocked" (lol), he had about 10 black suits in that classroom who each had taken an oath to get Bush to safety and brief him immediately about the situation. But don't get me started on the conspiracy theories that Bush himself is tied to the 9/11 assaults.

    2. Yeah, Ray Nagin and his water-logged buses had nothing to do with that. [/sarcasm] And did you see what Nagin said about his plan for future hurrican evacuation? He said he's going to utilize the buses. Hello? Ray? The buses where part of the evacuation plan the first time, you just forgot to get them ready and to actually use them. And, yet Bush gets the blame? Please. That's just being ignorant.

    Bush appointed him. A horse rancher. 'Nuff said.

    3. Please advise how much Iraqi oil we've taken since we ousted Sadam. I would like to know.
    Also, Bush has been pushing for increased drilling in America and off-shore American waters. He's also been pushing for alternate fuel sources. Congress, lead by the Democrats in the Senate filibustering the measure to drill in Alaska, have nixed any plans for drilling in America or offshore. Why? Maybe the democrats are the one's in the pockets of the Arab oil cartel.

    I answered this question adequately in my magnum opus about the economy above. But Bush's half-arsed attempts at lobbying for off-shore drilling are not even remotely comparable to his dealings in Iraq and Afganistan. Also note that we (under Bush senior) put Saddam in power.

    4. More Michael Moore propaganda bs. When he's in Crawford, he's still working. He's got offices there, conference room, he meets with his advisors everyday when he's there just like he would do when he's in residence at the White House.

    Bush: "Shhh! Now just watch this drive!" *hits golf ball*

    5. Care to provide examples of the middle class being non-existent? If the gap was widening every day then shouldn't the obliteration of the middle class have happened already? Maybe it's not as dire as you make it out to be. Nah, that couldn't be because then you wouldn't be able to rant against Bush about it. haha

    I didn't say it would happen tomorrow. But it will definately happen over the course of the century. Karl Marx himself predicted this. You can pretend to ignore it all you want, but it will come to your doorstep and bite you in the arse.

    ~Shigure

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