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Monday, November 29, 2010

George W. Bush - Not a Great President - Guilty of Crimes in 2 Wars - over 100,000 Civilian Iraqi's DEAD

Putting George W's book aside for one moment, I would like to make some comments which are presented here in this article which happens to be my opinion and beliefs of others, with proof that these statements presented as stated are accurate. The following information are reasons why I am writing this blog and have high interest in what George W. publishes, knowing full well that some of the material in the book has been nothing short of plagiarism. At the same time, I would truly like to give him credit for some of the things he has done for the good as President.  Presidents in modern time for whatever reason, seem to be either really great, or really bad. Ronald Reagan was considered a very good president, and he was liked accross the isle, as Democrats did their part in his re-election. But when they go sour, they really go sour. In most recent times, you can reflect on Richard Nixon and now George W. Bush. Isn't it interesting that only the Republican Presidents seemed to have gone sour here. But George H.W. seems to have had allot more sureity in his decisions as President, and they never seemed rash. But the same cannot be said for his son George W. It is a downright shame that this president, George W, could falsely make claims to the American people that Sudaam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, and then come to find out that it wasn't true. To top it off, there is undenyable evidence that he knew that there were no weapons of mass destruction, and he was told by National Intelliegence that there were no weapons of the kind. But instead of informing the people of these facts, he proceeded to tell the people of the United States that there were weapons of mass destruction present in Iraq. He railroaded his own Congress into believing that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and had the resolution passed to attack Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Granted, these two countries of Afghanistan and Iraq are two of the most disgusting countries on earth, with North Korea not falling too far behind. But every country is made up of citizens of their own country. They seem to become the innocent victims of war. Prior to the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, there was proof of terrorist organizations running rampant, lead by the extreme leader of Osama bin Laden, now appearently in hiding in Afghanistan.
As of November 21, 2010, there has been 4,329 deaths since the war began on March 19, 2003, with 3,497 dead in combat. Since George W. announced that the mission in Iraq was accomplished on May 1, 2003, 4,290 soldiers have been killed with 3,389 in combat.Since Obama has become Commander and Chief, there has been 201 total soldier deaths with only 92 in combat. Since Operation New Dawn, there has been only a total of 11 deaths with only 3 in combat. Last but not least, are the figures of Americans wounded in Iraq. The total wounded is 32,929, which is the official count, with 100,000 estimated and not confirmed. This is just the American side of the tragedy.
On the civilian side of this war, it is estimated that 100,000 citizens of Iraq have been killed since the U.S.-led invasion began. These civilian deaths were not necessary but tragic. The devestation brought to Iraq by George W and his partner in crime Dick Cheney are disgusting to say the least. It is one thing that a past president named Richard Nixon was involved in the WaterGate scandal, but there were no innocent lives lost. It is another thing when a president brings harms way to his soldiers and is responsible for the deaths of a million people. I come to this conclusion that he is responsible because the war was not truly justified, as there were no weapons of mass destruction, and the President knew of that fact. He was already responsible for thousands of lives before he invaded Iraq, as there was intelligence reports that George w. ignored his own central intelligence agency that the country was in danger of such an invasion that happened on 911 a week before the attack. George W. just dismissed it. Because of his failure to act, there were a total of 2,996 deaths on September 11, 2001 in New York City and at the Pentigon. A total of 19 hijackers carrying out the attack using U.S. Commercial Jets intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. The third airliner crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. A total of 183 people died in the Pentagon attack. A fourth plane crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. All the people in all of the planes have perished. Innocent firefighters totaling 343 and police officers totaling 60 also perished.
With all of this destruction and death, George W. claims that the attacks were justified. In my mind, the failure to protect the country from this type of attack and human suffering from two wars that should never have happened is a crime in itself. If crimes have been committed by George W.
It is my intention by writing this blog to actually get down to the truths and lies about George W. and to inform the readers of this blog of the facts that many still do not know. Many of the facts that I expected to see in the George W's book are just missing. Again, George W. had deceived his readers and the country of the facts, just as he had deceived his country with facts that were just not true before he started two wars. But, he hasn't fooled me.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pardons by George W. Compared to Other Presidents

In fareness to George W. it is important to show that most presidents grant presidential pardons as given their right by Article 2, Section 2 of the United States Constitution.

President George W. granted presidential pardons to 189 people who served their entire sentence and commuted in addition the sentences of 11 persons. This president has never pardoned a person who hasn't already served out his sentence. However, he has pardoned a far less number of people than other presidents. Here is a list of presidential pardons issued by some recent presidents.

George W. Bush - 189
Bill Clinton   - 457
George H.W.Bush- 77
Ronald Reagan  - 406
Jimmy Carter   - 563
Harry S. Truman- 2,031

George Bush never granted a pardon to anyone who hasn't served his full time. He has cleared names of people who committed minor offenses for the most part and who have served their sentences long time ago.

However, the same cannot be said for a past president, who pardoned his predecessor, Richard Nixon, in the WaterGate scandal. The 40th President of the United States, Gerald Ford announced President Nixon's pardon on television. His decision to pardon President Nixon all but ended his chances for re-election in 1976. But he did manage to win the Republican nomination for President but lost to Jimmy Carter.  Nixon was the only President in U.S. history to resign in office, because it was unlikely that he would survive a full impeachment vote in Congress. Because of his pardon, President Nixon did not have to go on trial for his WaterGate crimes and because of no trial, there was no jail time.

The following is the text from President Gerald Ford's television announcment, pardoning Richard Nixon...

"Now therefore I, Gerald R. Ford, President of the United States, pursuent to the pardon power conferred upon me by Article 2, Section 2 of the Constitution, have granted, and by these presence do grant a full, free and absolute pardon onto Richard Nixon, for all offenses against the United States, which he, Richard Nixon, has committed, or may have committed, or taken part in during the period from July 20, 1969 through August 9, 1974"

Now the kicker.... Did you know that President Nixon could have pardoned himself, and then left office? How crazy is that!!!!!   With laws like this, there may always be crooks in Washington.

Even as serious as President Nixon's crimes were, he never was convicted, and never served one day in jail. But what President Nixon did was to write books and had TV interviews where he commented on WaterGate and his international politics while being President.  History is now being played all over gain with George W. talking and taking interviews for his most recent publication called "Decision Points" that many claim should be called 'Deception Points'.

Seeing that George W. did not pardon Gordon Liddy of his crimes in Washington, as he did not serve any sentence for his crime, do you think that if he were put in Gerold Ford's shoes, would he had pardoned Nixon? I truly think that he would have, but another side of me thinks that maybe he wouldn't, because if he did, he would have suffered the same fate at Gerald Ford, to most likely loose re-election because of the pardon he may have granted. People may not know, but George W. denied clemency of 9,200 individuals.
Do you think that President Barack Obama would have pardoned Nixon given the chance? I truly think that he would have, mainly because he acts in office to help protect the people that he serves, and is least concerned about himself. This reflects in the policies that he has passed in just the 2 short years he has served in office as president.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Still Waiting for the Juicy Stuff in George W's Book

I hope the readers of this blog pardon me for being such a slow reader, but I'm trying to devour every ounce of information so that I may accurately portray what is in the book. Presently reading the 'PERSONNEL' section, I'm hoping that George W. talks about some of the people he actually pardoned. Why would a president pardon a felon? George W. did.
One of my main interests that has not yet been answered is how George W. sees his decision to invade Iraq, and what intelligence he may have to justify his invasion. After all, Americans are still dying in a war that he started. He may claim that the terrorists are responsible, but again he just doesn't get it. He is the one who pulled the trigger when he sent our troops to the other side of the world to die in George Bush's war on terrorism. Of course, the terrorists were quick to respond in painting a bulls-eye on the United States, and the threat of terrorism in my mind now is as heightened now as it was in 2001. But the 43'rd president takes credit for no attacks by terrorists since 911. Congratulations George W.!!!!
I would also like to know about what he truly might have to say about Dick Cheney's assistant for National Security Affairs, and who also served as Chief of Staff to the Vice President and to the president himself, Mr. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. Libby served in Washington as a government official and policy advisor from 1981 thru 2005 when he was indicted by a federal grand jury in 2005. He was accused of perjury, two counts of making false statements to federal investigators, and one count of obstruction of justice.  At the end, he became a convicted felon and sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $250,000. But George Bush then decided to commute his sentence of 30 months in prison. Bush states, "I am commuting the portion of Mr. Libby's sentence that required him to spend thirty months in prison. ... My decision to commute his prison sentence leaves in place a harsh punishment for Mr. Libby. The reputation he gained through his years of public service and professional work in the legal community is forever damaged." On December 10th 2007, Libby's lawyers indicated that the only way Libby would be relieved of his felony conviction would be if George W. would grant him a full presidential pardon. George W. did nothing of the sort, as on December 11, 2007, he issued 29 pardons but did not include Libby among them. What were George W's reasoning not to fully pardon Libby since he went as far as removing his prison sentence? Does he actually think that it is right to choose which felon has to service a jail sentence? The man was actually convicted of four counts of lying to federal officials, perjury, and obstruction of justice, the chief of staff of the Vice President who knowingly offered up Valerie Plame's name to a New York Times reporter, a CIA covert officer that was undercover at the time. If he became a convicted felon as he did, he should have served the time. What's up with that George W.?  It looks as if a crook saved another crook here.

Insite to George W. before the general election of President choosing Dick Cheney as V.P.

Finally at around page 70 or so, in the chapter called 'PERSONNEL' I've gained some interest in the memoirs of this President.  At this point, he had already been confirmed as the Republican candidate for President, and his opponent would be Al Gore. George W. was presented some clear candidates for vice-president by the person whom he wanted to really take the job, Dick Cheney. Dick had respectfully told George W. that he really wasn't interested in becoming his running mate, as there may be a few stumbling blocks to his being able to serve in that capacity. First, he was concerned that his health was not good enough and may not be able to take the pressure if something happened to George W. Second, it was his residency status. The Constitution prohibited two residents of the same state from receiving Electoral College votes. Eventually Dick Cheney did receive a bill of good health from his doctor and was told that he should have no problems on the campaign trail with George W. He was also able to change his residency status back to Wyoming and now he was good to go. There was still a question if Dick Cheney would accept George W's offer to run as his running mate, but eventually he did accept and run with him.
So yes, this so far is just a standard history lesson, but it is important to state that chosing your running mate is the very first most important decision you may have as a canditate for president, which also shows the people on what kind of choices you may make as president. Regardless of the outward decension of the opinion of Karl Rove, a close supporter and friend, George W. selected Dick Cheney and eventually he accepted. In my opinion, George W. was concerned for his friend Dick Cheney's health, but deep in his mind, he felt that there wasn't an option. Dick Cheney had all the insider political information serving other presidents. George W's knowledge about Washington, especially knowing the players, were next to zero. George W. actually made a great decision here, at least for him, but maybe not taking into consideration the prospective vice-president's health.

George W. Explains "one of the worst years of my life"

Reading up to page 50 in George W.'s 'Decision Points', it is almost unbelievable that George W. still has nothing to say about his Presidency. Instead, he talks about things before his public life as a governor and president. Maybe it is a case of him just forgetting what actually happened when he became President. I haven't found the real starting point to his book, the place where it talks about him. If his book were over 500 pages or so, I would think that rambling about everything else except what happened during his presidency in the first 50 pages would be valid.
A sense of deep frustration has now set in, because George W. has successfully managed to dodge critics except for people like myself of his deeds in public life.
He talks about his father George H.W. winning his bid for president, and then immediately after the election, he moves to Texas to begin his quest to purchase the Texas Rangers franchise. He mentions how he acquired the team, along with mentioning about a Texas manager of the Rangers, Bobby Valentine whom he had to fire. But he did manage to build a new stadium in Arlington, Texas.
He assisted his father in running for re-election, and of course it failed as the Democrats managed to get their candidate in the White House, Mr. Bill Clinton. Now, another quote from George W. page 50, mentioning about his Dad's loss for re-election, defeated by Bill Clinton.

"Dad had been raised to be a good sport. He blamed no one; he was not bitter. But I knew he was hurting. The whole thing was a miserable experience. Watching a good man lose made 1992 one of the worst years of my life."

It can be stated as true that most likely loosing the election, George H.W. was experiencing one of the worst times in his public life. That's a given, so George W. is not revealing anything new here. But to hear him again comment that one of the worst times of his life was to watch a good man lose, makes me wonder how many "worst times of his life" he actually has. He hasn't even begun to speak about the bad times in his presidency yet.

But wait... Was the defeat of George H.W. in 1992 one of his worst years. Just as he utters those words, he says these...

"My initial disappointment at his loss gave way to a sense of liberation. I could lay out my policies without having to defend his. I wouldn't have to worry that my decisions would disrupt his presidency. I was free to run on my own."

Then he says....

"In an ironic way, Dad's defeat was responsible for both our opportunites", talking about his brother Jeb who eventually won the Florida governorship. and himself. "What had first seemed like the sad end to a great story now looked like the unlikely beginning of two new careers. Had Dad won in 1992, I doubt I would have run for office in 1994, and I almost certainly would not have become president." 

 But you have to admit. The Bush family is a proud clan, to have 2 people in their family as presidents. George H.W. may have lost the election to Bill Clinton, but two Presidential elections later, George W. became president. So if anything, George W. should have claimed that his dad loosing his bid for re-election was part of fate, George W's fate to become president. So how could this point in time be called "one of the worst years of my life."

Bad times of George W's life came after he became president. Up to then, the so called bad times were not even his to claim.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

George W. comments about President Jimmy Carter and plans by Democrats to Raise Taxes

Statements in chapter 2 of 'Decision Points' made by George W. prior to his running for President, shows that he was not in agreement with President Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Congress. The following is an excerpt of George W's book, 'Decision Points' page 38.

 "When I looked at Washington under President Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Congress, I saw the opposite. They had plans to raise taxes, tighten government control over the energy sector, and substitute federal spending for private-sector job creation. I worried about America drifting left, toward a version of welfare-state Europe, where central government planning crowded out free enterprise. I wanted to do something about it. I was having my first experience with the political bug, and it was biting hard."

In this quote, George W is stating his awareness to Democrats future plans back in 1977. This is a general statement, he doesn't fully explain the details of what he thinks is tighter control over the energy sector and federal spending for the private sector to create jobs.

In retrospect, President Jimmy Carter was the 39th President of the United States, and served in office from January 20, 1977 to January 20th, 1981. After him there was Ronald Reagan (1981 to 1989), George H.W. Bush(1989 to 1993) Bill Clinton(1993 to 2001), then George W.(2001 to 2009).George W. was just getting his feet wet in politics when he made the statement above mentioning Jimmy Carter, and had all of these bright ideas. The same year Carter became President in 1977, George W. married his sweetheart of less than a year, Laura Welch. Since he had issues with drinking during the time he met Laura and during the first years with her, it could be safe to say that you may not truly know what George W. was thinking when he comments about his awareness to Democrats future plans. It is true that President Jimmy Carter was in office as he commented about the above statement in his book.
What he fails to mention is that it was Ronald Reagan who raised taxes, but he blames Jimmy carter. Reagan at first did have tight money policies of reducing taxes, spending, regulation and inflation. At that time, there was unprecedented economic growth.

When Reagan lowered them, his successor George H.W. raised them.

From the Washington Monthly....

"It’s conservative lore that Reagan the icon cut taxes, while George H.W. Bush the renegade raised them. As Stockman recalls, "No one was authorized to talk about tax increases on Ronald Reagan’s watch, no matter what kind of tax, no matter how justified it was." Yet raising taxes is exactly what Reagan did. He did not always instigate those hikes or agree to them willingly–but he signed off on them. One year after his massive tax cut, Reagan agreed to a tax increase to reduce the deficit that restored fully one-third of the previous year’s reduction. (In a bizarre bit of self-deception, Reagan, who never came to terms with this episode of ideological apostasy, persuaded himself that the three-year, $100 billion tax hike–the largest since World War II–was actually "tax reform" that closed loopholes in his earlier cut and therefore didn’t count as raising taxes.)"

Faced with looming deficits, Reagan raised taxes again in 1983 with a gasoline tax and once more in 1984, this time by $50 billion over three years, mainly through closing tax loopholes for business. Despite the fact that such increases were anathema to conservatives–and probably cost Reagan’s successor, George H.W. Bush, reelection–Reagan raised taxes a grand total of four times just between 1982-84.

The ultimate fact is that creating taxes to help pay for things did help the economy. The effects of President Obama and government spending will eventually show that government assistance will contribute greatly towards the growing economy of the country. But when George W was in office, he was least concerned about taxes or the market, or peoples jobs, and other American issues, because he was so drawn out in the wars that he started. Does anyone or even George W. himself ever check to see what Afghanistan and Iraq has cost this country?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

First Chapters in 'Decision Points', Interesting but Boring, Personal in Nature

In his first chapter called "QUITTING", I found it odd that The ex-president would talk about his decisions on a fairly personal nature and evidentally his gut wrenching decision to stop drinking. Up until the time he stopped, he was a self professed drunk. It's kind of funny, but what I expected from a president's memoirs would be situations surrounding his presidency, and the things that shaped him as a president while in office. Drinking surely didn't prepare him, because if he hadn't stopped, he most likely would have never been capable to become Governor of Texas, let alone the President of the United States.  I hardly expected to see the soft side of George W., from his childhood days, living in West Texas, meeting first lady Laura, and his close relationship with his father. I found that these facts were very interesting, but also boring at the same time, as I want to see him as he believes how he performed as president, and his reasoning for his actions during 8 years in office. I would like for him to 'spill the beans' and truthfully tell the readers what he actually felt that he did right, and what he did wrong while president. I would like to know of specific situations that if he had a second chance to do something, what would it be. I would like to see him admit his mistakes, not just the mistakes that we already know. I would like to read about things that he was successful at so I can give him the acknowledgement he deserves for doing good deeds.  In these first chapters, especially chapter 1, it appears as if he is trying to portray himself as a good person with a drinking habit, that he was able to stop all at once. He claims that he hasn't had a drink since then, but I'll bet I can find a video or two of him sipping on brandy or wine or even a shot of Bourbon at public events at the White House.  But it is all there, in black in white in his book. I am reading the second chapter called "RUNNING" and I have yet to have one question answered about his presidency or about his time in political office. The book is great reading, and koodo's to George W, but I'm actually frustrated so far with what I'm reading, already on page 47 of a 481 page book.
The reviews of his book have been wide ranging, from people claiming of him stealing passages from other people and putting them in his book, to people praising him for finially coming up with good writing material proving that he isn't as stupid as some people claim after all. For me, I never considered him stupid, but more clever than anything else. He had the ability to "pull the wool over your eyes" and explain to you in a sense how he was able to fit a 'round peg in a square hole', and convince everyone that it could be done. He is explaining in the book what he wants you to know, not what you deserve to know. I may be pre-mature here, and I will posibilly admit that I am with this decision, as I haven't even made it to the 'meat and potatoes' sections of the book. The question is, will I make it to those pages, or will I be led off of a cliff and the book will end similar to that of a bad movie with a terrible ending which unless proven otherwise, is exactly what his tenure as president turned out to be.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

In the Beginning - Reasons why President George W Bush Wrote His Memoirs along with the Effects of His Presidency

President George W. Bush has stated in his introduction to his book that more than a dozen distinguished historians have recommended to him that "They felt it was important that I record my perspective on the presidency, in my own words." said George W. Bush. When I read this, I was instantly surprised of the comment, since people have already provided proof that states George W. has plagerized passages from others in his book. I was only 30 seconds into the book, just reading the introduction when George W. Bush states this, and I already have something to write about.
For future reference, I will refer to President George W. Bush as George W, and will also refer to his father, President George H.W. Bush as George H.W. For the most part, our present Commander and Chief, President Barack Obama will be referred as President in my articles, except for non-formal referrals of the name.
George W. definitely has his motives for writing the book, mainly because distinguished historians told him that he must write it, but what about his style. He himself states, "Like Grant, I decided not to write an exhaustive account of my life or presidency. Instead I have told the story of my time in the White House by focusing on the most important part of the job: making decisions." What a loaded statement. I can see already from this point that I should have lots to write about.
Maybe his statement here should include the main reasons why he doesn't want to provide an exhausting account to the people. Does he have something to hide? Most likely. If he tried to be up front and write about things that people really don't know about, or things he 'failed to act on', or the things people really want to know about, the book would be much longer in length. But George W. does not want any of the questions to surface. He wants to go back in hiding gracefully, sort of speaking after signing the book and attending a few interviews.Only 480 pages or so, compared to almost 600 pages by others. For a man who occupied the White House for 8 years, you would think that he has so much more to say, and try to clear up his name a little better. Maybe his book should have been about why he made all of the decisions that he made, or the decisions that he didn't make. It is understandable that being a conservative president would mean you would have less to act on, and more to be inactive on. But the least he should do is be upfront. Maybe he is being upfront on the issues in the cases that he presents in the book itself, but knowing how he 'failed to act on' issues within his presidency, how could I expect him to be 100% straight-forward in his memoirs. George W. has obviously referred to others whom he copies information from, and that takes up a considerable part of his book. In this sense, he did not let me down in the book, because the plagerized information definitely illustrates that information presented may be factual.
Then there are George W's goals on writing his book. He states that there are two main reasons for the book. First, he wants to demonstrate to the readers what it is like to serve as President for 8 consecutive years. But in the same breath, George W. believes that "it would be impossible to reach definitive conclusions about my presidency-or any recent presidency, for that matter-for several decades" claims George W. So George W. believes that he has the people of the United States stumped on his presidency. So for me, why read the book. He is telling me that I won't get it even after I read his book. Again, who knows. He may be right. It may take decades for people to actually discover the truth that he fails to present in his memoirs, just because he doesn't present all the facts in his book. Instead, he believes that "the passage of time allows passions to cool, results to clarify, and scholars to compare different approaches," says George W. Yes, it will be a history lesson, one that most people would likely want to forget.

And now, a note directed to George W.... Here are my statements to you, Mr. President ....

Don't get me wrong George W.  I truly believe you did the best you can do serving as president, but it seems that this country just needed more, to help prevent all the trying times that they had to endure during your presidency. As far as your book goes, I believe that it is proper here that you write a second book, which would be a continuation of your memoirs. Please include all the things that you left out. You may think that it is not important to you, but it is important to the citizens of this country that deserve and have a right to know this information.
As far as information that we already know, for example about 911, I sincerely believe that 911 could have been avoided if you didn't 'fail to act', as you were informed by your advisors that such an attack may be emminent. But you dismissed the information submitted by your Central Intelligence agency, who eventually became your number 1 mountain of mis-information.  You did not have any reservations when your agencies told you that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. You were quick to respond to Central Intelligence information after 911 became reality and started dealing with the terrorists that were believed to be responsible for the attacks, but not quick enough prior to 911. But you are quick to state your claim that while you were president after 911, this country was never attacked again. Then you honestly believe that conducting the war on terrorism the way that you did, along with torture administered to your so called enemy was justified. Then you claim only 3 terrorists received 'water-boarding'. Moments like the Abu Ghurayb Prison torturing prisoners of war is more likely proof that there had to be more than just three prisoners tortured. How can you believe that.  President Obama thinks otherwise. To him, torture is a crime. You openly profess this crime in your book and in your interviews.  Maybe you missed a few history lessons George W., but this country hasn't been attacked on a larger scale until 911 since the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. It is true that this country suffered from similar attacks, for example the Atlanta Olympics, Oklahoma City and most recent before 911 would have been the 1993 World Trade Center bombing which is considered an attack on U.S. soil.
Are you going to take the credit for that since the second World War? You may not have been able to prevent Hurricane Katrina for hitting New Orleans, but you could have responded in a proper manner to help the desperite people whos lives were destroyed. The closest you came to the disaster site was to peak at the catastrophe from Air Force One's window. The banks wouldn't have failed if you would not have 'failed to act' in time before the stock market crash, but you had to act conservatively. Then you finally went against your conservative beliefs just before you left office when T.A.R.P was born. As they say, a day late and a dollar short. The country was already experiencing a fast downward spiraling effect that many people will never recover from. When the stocks fell Mr. President, my 401K plan diminished by $17,000. Luckily I recovered the initial monies, but the gains I would have made during the times of the so called 'second depression' are lost forever. Mr. President, did you loose any money or was your retirement to civilian life harmed because of the bank failures and the stock market plunges? The Afghanistan and Iraqi wars would have never happened if Al Gore were President. Of course, this is my speculation. I just feel that a President Al Gore wouldn't have started either war and put U.S. soldiers in harms way. That, along with thousands of lives lost would still be living. Yes, Sadaam Hussein most likely would still  be living, but on the other hand, you must be proud that you totally destroyed another country, totally ruined their economy, and responsible for hundrends of thousands of civilian lives. They may be better off right now because of the U.S. invasion in your mind, but how about asking all of the Iraqi families that lost lives of their loved ones in a war that you started. And this is not even the main point. I would think that you would want to protect your own soldiers first, not putting them in harms way on the other side of the world, fighting a long drawn out war and terrorists that now paint targets on Americans. These lives wouldn't have been lost if Iraq were not attacked, and then on false pretenses, just because your accurate Central Intelligence agency provided you with more mounds of mis-information.
So you think that it would take decades before people actually know what happened during your presidency, and you expect people to forgive you for your actions, or the lack of. You are wrong Mr. President. Proof in the pudding is this blog. Not even a few weeks have gone by, and you do not have me fooled. Others who read this blog will not be fooled either. But history has it that people do forget, and that is what you hope for. Your popularity will increase, as all past presidents do after they leave office, but what you fail to remember is that peoples lives will forever be effected by your actions or 'your failure to act' as the 43rd President of the United States. Sleep tight George W.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Memoirs of President George W. Bush - Yes, He Actually Published Them

Memoirs of a President in recent day traditionally becomes in a sense a confession in some cases, or a proclaimation of acts, and for others, maybe a diary. In the case of President George W. Bush, it definitely seems to be a revelation of sorts, and definitely not a standard for memoirs of recent times. But again, in his case, how could it be.
I am now reading the book, approximately 500 pages, from a man that many thought couldn't read or speak, let alone write. Up front, I give him credit for the book. But, what I'm reading is a collection of events by other people. Is this exactly what he promised readers?  It seems to be just a book of recollections even as Bush  lifts quotes word for word, and passes them on as his own recollections. Before passing judgment on this president concerning possible plagerism passages, I will ponder into the 'meat and potatoes' of the book. Let me say that I am satisfied and at least in a sense relieved that President George W. Bush had it in him to put together such a book, whether it is considered traditional or not. The point is that he did write the book. Maybe he should have consulted me before he wrote it.... Just kidding!! Some people who haven't read the book, along with other that are reading the book, seem to think the book qualifies to be located in the 'crime' section of your favorite book store.
But knowing a glimpse of his past, even prior to his presidency, you would wonder how such a man would step up to the mold as a president. But he did step up, and some people think he was an excellent president, and other think he was a very bad president. Some people just don't know, or don't care to know. Many people will not buy the book to find out his side of the story, whether it may be the honest truth or not.
Do you think George W. Bush cares that all people buy his book? Of course not. He would be the first to profess that thought. But in another breathe, he was quoted saying "I hope everybody buys the book".
President Bush went through a very difficult 8 years, and do you think that there were other people out there that could have taken care of these problems allot better than Bush? In my mind, without a doubt. Maybe Al Gore would have been a better President, but the cards in the election of 2000 did not fall his way, even though Al Gore did have more people vote for him than for Bush. Bush recieved more electoral votes than Gore. Exact numbers are as follows..

                             BUSH              GORE                            
Popular vote 50,456,002 50,999,897
Percentage          47.9%               48.4%

The numbers show that 543,895 more people voted for Gore, but Bush carried the Electoral votes, so he was declared the winner.  That means in a sense over 1/2 million people's voices did not get heard, and apparently the 'chads' won.
Some say that the elections were rigged or were inconclusive because of 'chads'. But the people had their chance to remove President George W. Bush from office after his first term, but they did not. Instead, they allowed a very conservative president to sit in office, while the world seemed to fall apart around him.
What happened to the country during his tenure as president? Needless to say, allot has happened in those 8 years in office. No one truly knows what kind of president he could have been if 911 never happened, because right after 911, the course of this president aimed towards 2 wars and a fight with terrorists.
Only 8 months had passed, and the Twin Towers were toppled, along with the Pentagon strike, by now who we know as Bin Laden and the Al Queda.
Details of events, responses of a president, and the effects of having a conservative president in those times will be pondered right here. Again, my plan is to be fair when it comes to the actions of President George W. Bush, but I'm also writing to convey the facts. So far for what I've read about President George W. Bush, the reactions to his effectiveness and abilities seem not to be his greatest traits of a man in his position. To me, it is very unfortunate, not just for him, but for the country he served as president for 2 terms. The facts as he sees them as presented in his book is proof enough that something was drastically wrong with a conservative president leading the country in these times. Compared to a poker game, the cards just didn't fall in his favor, as time after time, he was presented with difficult situations that frankly he just handled very conservatively or 'did not act'. It would not be fair just to put the blame on him, but his entire supporting staff contributed to his downfall as President. His staff provided this president mounds of mis-information, which President George W. took as to be true. He openly admits this, but the facts are the facts, and history shall judge this president on his performance as president.
President George W. Bush believes that he "will be dead and gone" as he puts it before the American people finally figure out what actually happened, indicating that he really does have something to hide. That in a sense is a reason why I'm writing this blog.  Actually, I truly do not know what I may be writing here from this day forward, because as George W. Bush states it best, "Read the Book". That I will do, and every good deed will be rewarded with kind statements, while every negative deed or action by this president will be revealed right here on this website, in detail, with facts to back up the statements. What also will be interesting to me will be what he actually leaves out of the book. I can assure you that he will not be dead and gone before the American people, living in a free country, can actually read free works of truth right here on this blog on matters that every American deserves to know.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Quotes by George W. Bush - before reading 'Decison Points'

A President must be and should be quoted for what he says throughout his presidency. Every president in history has been quoted. As far as President George W. Bush, some of his comments made political humor columns, for example, written in a website that can be found at or or
Two of the following quotes that were considered humor then, maybe because the country was still numb from the bombings of 911 now particularly strike me as being insensitive, unbelieveable, and almost un-imaginable that a President of the United States would utter those words to the American people.
Here is what he said. The first quote fired up the country, and people believed in him. At the time, not knowing what I know today, I believed in him.

 "The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our Number one priority and we will not rest until we find him!"--- President George Bush September 13, 2001.

But then this president said.....

"I want justice...There's an old poster out West, as I recall, that said, 'Wanted: Dead or Alive,'"-         President George Bush, September 17, 2001

And then this president said.....

"...Secondly, he is not escaping us. This is a guy, who, three months ago, was in control of a county. Now he's maybe in control of a cave. He's on the run. Listen, a while ago I said to the American people, our objective is more than bin Laden. But one of the things for certain is we're going to get him running and keep him running, and bring him to justice. And that's what's happening. He's on the run, if he's running at all. So we don't know whether he's in cave with the door shut, or a cave with the door open -- we just don't know...." - President George Bush, in remarks at The Prairie Chapel Ranch, Crawford TX,  December 28,2001

And finally, the iceing on the cake.....

"I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority." - President George Bush, March 13, 2002

"I am truly not that concerned about him."
- G.W. Bush, repsonding to a question about bin Laden's whereabouts,
3/13/02 (The New American, 4/8/02)

During the times that President George W. Bush said these things, many people considered these statements to be just humor. But now in retrospect, to me these statements now become almost sickening.
The last two statements above by George W. now begs the question; Did President George W. Bush actually invade Afghanistan or Iraq to find and hunt down Osama bin Laden, or did he invade these countries to regain popularity, as he did just prior to his re-election to his second term? Did he truly want to find him?

As the President  was interviewed recently when asked questions about his decisions as president when asked a question he didn't want to answer, "JUST READ THE BOOK". Was the answer going to be in the book that the interviewer/commentator was asking, or was it that President George W Bush would only answer questions that would be explained in his book?
I truely believe that President George W. could not be truly honest in his formal interviews, because he didn't want to contradict what he said in his book. Maybe some of the things he said in the book he could not repeat in an interview. Maybe it is because President George W. Bush does not want to be quoted again, and then compared to what he wrote in 'Decision Points'.

Let's face it. Some of his past quotes turned out to be fun humor for some writers and comedians who followed President Bush with his quotes. The less he says in public during the book publishing commentaries, the faster he can submerge back from under the spotlight, maybe never to be seen again. After all, that seems to be his own wish.

Anticipation While Waiting for the 'Decision Points' Book to Arrive

As I wait for my copy of 'Decision Points' to arrive in the mail, I know from what reviews I've already read that I will be fairly active on this blog. Again, this blog will portray the facts with proven documents to back up each individual claim that I make. My goal is to review each and every page hopefully not to just criticize or condemn the prior president, but to agree with him when it is justified according to proven facts.
People will judge him from now until eternity. Already since he left office, his popularity has increased. He has stated in recent interviews that being popular is not important to him, likewise being unpopular is also not important. In other words, the prior Republican President doesn't really care what people think about him. He also believes that not all the truths about his Presidency may not be known until he is dead and gone. I don't know about you, but I do care what people think about me. Most people have a sense of wanting people to think positively about them. But this president is different. What amazes me more than anything is how he managed to fool the people about Iraq, stating that there were weapons of mass destruction and then start a war. For what? To get RE-ELECTED!!! That's what.. He started the Iraqi war in the middle of his first term, and he whitewashed the peoples minds that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. In his defense, his Intelligence Agencies mis-informed him, as they have done and he made his decision to invade Iraq because of what evidence was given to him. The people agreed with him, hook, line and sinker. Then he has the gall to state that this was one of his worst moments in his Presidency, when in fact the war earned him another four years in the White House. To me, it is just unbelievable that people were fooled then, and he is attempting to do it all over again with statements made in public and in his new book. President George W..... Please tell me how you sleep at night!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Defining the Presidency of George W. Bush

Have you ever said to yourself, 'Enough is Enough'. Throughout my career as a writer, I've always been proud of the fact that I could express myself freely as long as I were truthful of the facts that I deemed declare as true, with proof to argue the facts. I would expect that a former President of the United States write his memoirs with the same intentions. What has especially upset me is his lack of ability to act, except to start wars. I sincerely believe that he won re-election because he started the war in Iraq. I also believe that if it were not for the war in Iraq, he would not have been re-elected.

Every Republican President except President George W. did not have a problem to act, with exception to his acts in Iraq and Afghanistan. In just 8 months after his election as President, Bush faced his most serious problem of his presidency, the bombing of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. People may not know this, but President Bush knew of the first hit on the World Trade Center before he arrived at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida on September 11, 2001. After the first plane hit, he dismissed it as a small plane to hit the tower. He was not informed of the truth right from the beginning. After he was told of the 2nd hit, he continued to conduct a reading seminar. It wasn't until after leaving the school that the President admitted openly that this was an act of terrorism. The fact is that most people knew of the horrifying acts of violence at the World Trade Center before the President of the United States knew of the facts.

The fact is that this president, like presidents before him failed to protect this country with the threat of air piracy, but President Bush should squarely own the blame for not protecting the U.S. from these acts of violence on 911 even days before the attack. He had U.S. intelligence that such a mission could be possible, but he dismissed it. ' He failed to act.'  Those 4 words should define his presidency. But when he did finally act, he invaded and destroyed a country in 2-weeks time,  because he had proof that Saddam Hussein  had weapons of mass destruction, and so far to date, this was never proven.

President Barack Obama writes his book "The Audacity of Hope" while President George W. Bush writes his book which in other words could be called 'The Audacity of Failure'. This statement may be harsh, but after just reading reviews of his new book, enough is enough, even before I read the book.

President George W. Bush in a sense came out of hiding after leaving office to promote his new book, but plans to go back under-cover after a few interviews, book signings, and appearances, all for the money. He stands to make millions on book sales alone.

In defense of George W. Bush, one of Bush's best traits as President and even after his presidency is that he never complained or blamed others. He does take responsibility for his campaigns, his administration and his life. But that does not dismiss what has actually transpired while he was president.

What people remember most is of course are just a few things worth mentioning, and sorry to say most are not in his favor. How about his lack of response in a timely manner when hurricane Katrina struck, and then watching the whole thing from his airplane, and decides not to land. The wars he started, the Iraqi War and the Afghanistan war as thousands of soldiers died for his cause to fight terrorism on the other side of the world. How about water-boarding, as he states only 3 people were subjected to this form of torture. Who can believe that?!!!!!  He may believe it, but how many dozens or maybe hundreds of others did he not know about. He states he didn't know what was going on at the Iraqi prison, so how could he know how many people were tortured.  And now he still claims it is not torture, while President Obama does state it as torture. Should we believe George W. or Barack Obama?  How about the feuding within the White House? Stories on how President George W. made his own vice-president angry, and the fact that the vice-president asked George W. to replace him, but he dismissed it. How about the response to questions he can't answer? How about when he said "I couldn't have lived with myself if the country suffered a second depression."  And then the country did, under his watch as President of the United States. He is still living. Proof of it exists as he just published his memoirs, and I might add he is living pretty well right now.

This is just the tip of the iceberg, and yes, enough is enough. President Bush may go back under cover and hide after signing his book and attends a few interviews, but the truths of history will forever shadow him.