The Case Against George W. Bush

“Does anyone really favor an administration that so shamelessly lies? One that so tenaciously clings to secrecy, not to protect the American people, but to protect itself? That so willfully misrepresents its true aims and so knowingly misleads the people from whom it derives its power? I simply cannot think so. And to come to the same conclusion does not make you guilty of swallowing some liberal critique of the Bush presidency, because that’s not what this is. This is the critique of a person who thinks that lying at the top levels of his government is abhorrent. Call it the honest guy’s critique of George W. Bush.

The most egregious examples OF distortion and misdirection – which the administration even now cannot bring itself to repudiate – involve our putative “War on Terror” and our subsequent foray into Iraq.

During his campaign for the presidency, Mr. Bush pledged a more “humble” foreign policy. “I would take the use of force very seriously,” he said. “I would be guarded in my approach.” Other countries would resent us “if we’re an arrogant nation.” He sniffed at the notion of “nation building.” “Our military is meant to fight and win wars. . . . And when it gets overextended, morale drops.” International cooperation and consensus building would be the cornerstone of a Bush administration’s approach to the larger world. Given candidate Bush’s remarks, it was hard to imagine him, as president, flipping a stiff middle finger at the world and charging off adventuring in the Middle East.”

Ron Reagan

This is just a small excerpt. You really should read the rest of the article: The Case Against George W. Bush

[Via Dianne]

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3 thoughts on “The Case Against George W. Bush”

  1. Last night, I had the privilege of seeing Moore’s marvel “Fahrenheit 9/11”.

    Of course, 90% of the facts that were in the documentary/movie, we (Arabs) bitterly know very well. You must know that the target audience is the American people, so you will see it from another perspective, yet there will surely be some shocking scenes even for us.

    I am very pleased the movie got the attention it deserved. I just hope that every American will see it BEFORE the elections!

    The sad part is that a lot of people will try to dismiss it and get at it in any possible way, which is totally understandable, because without likes of those people, Bush wouldn’t have made it in the first place!

    I salute Moore for doing what he could to deliver his message and I would encourage anybody with a good cause to utilise all available resources he or she has and make a difference, just like what Moore did with his well directed documentary.

    “Fahrenheit 9/11” has it all! It is a comic, tragic, dramatic, horror movie which is sadly based on a true story!

    One last thing, if only 50% of the “facts” in the movie were right, I would still expect any American (sane or otherwise) NOT to vote for Bush.

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