Send Email to the Editor at

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.

No comments:

Post a Comment