George W Bush's 10 Best Moments 14 Jan The next factor that will be seen in its proper historical context in years to come will be the true reasons for invading Afghanistan in October and Iraq in April The conspiracy theories believed by many generally, but not always stupid people — that it was "all about oil", or the securing of contracts for the US-based Halliburton corporation, etc — will slip into the obscurity from which they should never have emerged had it not been for comedian-filmmakers such as Michael Moore.
Many progressives will remember Bush as a contender for the "worst president ever," saying he more aptly deserves a multi-million-dollar prison cell for a litany of war crimes.
Amazingly, the Bush library seeks to ask visitors "What would you have done? Bush has been absent from political debates in recent years, instead making millions in private speeches. He stole the presidency in People may forget that Republicans in Florida purged more than 50, African-American voters before Election Day, and then went to the Supreme Court where the GOP-appointed majority stopped a recount that would have awarded the presidency to Vice-President Al Gore if all votes were counted.
National news organizations verified that outcome long after Bush had been sworn in.
He covered up his past. He was a party boy, the scion of a powerful political family who got away with being a deserter during the Vietnam War. He loved the death penalty. As Texas governor fromhe signed the most execution orders of any governor in U.
He was a corporate shill from Day 1. Bush locked up the GOP nomination by raising more campaign money from corporate boardrooms than anyone at that time. He lunched with CEOs who would jet into Austin to "educate" him about their political wish lists. He gutted global political progress. He embraced global isolationism.
He ignored warnings about Osama bin Laden. He ignored the Aug. Ramped up war on drugs, not terrorists. Then Air Force One flew away from the school, vanishing for hours after the attack. Bush turned to Iraq not Afghanistan. Attacked United Nation weapons inspectors.
The march to war in Iraq started with White House attacks on the credibility of U. In a major speech in Octoberhe said that Saddam Hussein had the capacity to send unmanned aircraft to the U.
He ignored the U. The Bush administration tried to get the U. Security Council to authorize an attack on Iraq, which it refused to do. He did not wait for any congressional authorization to launch a war. Abandoned international Criminal Court.
Before invading Iraq, Bush told the U. The highly decorated soldier turned Secretary of State presented false evidence at the U. He launched a war on CIA whistleblowers. When a former ambassador, Joseph C. Bush pardoned the Plame affair leaker.
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