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A portrait shot of a smiling older male looking straight ahead. <a name=.He has short grey hair, and is wearing a dark navy blazer with a blue styled tie over a white collared shirt.^ For every Black girl that ever felt her skin was too dark..hair too nappy..hair too short..lips too big..nose too wide..
  • Rumors : G.W. Bush: Illseed’s Person of the Year 15 September 2009 22:13 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: Original source]

.In the background is an American flag hanging from a flagpole."^ I thought the Post would post a cartoon with a realistic picture of George with serviceman saluting him with an American flag in the background.
  • FARK.com: (4150422) It's official, President George W. Bush leaves office with the worst approval rating EVAR. Heckuva job, Georgie 22 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Original source]

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In office
January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009
Vice President Dick Cheney
Preceded by Bill Clinton
Succeeded by Barack Obama

In office
January 17, 1995 – December 21, 2000
Lieutenant Bob Bullock (1995–1999)
Rick Perry (1999–2000)
Preceded by Ann Richards
Succeeded by Rick Perry

Born July 6, 1946 (1946-07-06) (age 63)
New Haven, Connecticut
Birth name George Walker Bush
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Laura Bush
Children Barbara Pierce Bush
Jenna Welch Hager
Residence Preston Hollow, Dallas, Texas
Crawford, Texas
Alma mater Yale University (B.A.)
Harvard Business School (M.B.A.)
Occupation Businessman
(oil, baseball)
Religion Episcopalian (before 1977)[1]
United Methodist (after 1977)[2][3]
Signature
Website Bush Presidential Library
Bush Presidential Center
The White House Archived
Military service
Service/branch Texas Air National Guard
Alabama Air National Guard
Years of service 1968–1974
Rank First Lieutenant
George Walker Bush (En-us-George Walker Bush.ogg /ˈdʒɔrdʒ ˈwɔːkər ˈbʊʃ/ ; born July 6, 1946) served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000.
.Bush is the eldest son of President George H. W. Bush, who served as the 41st President, and Barbara Bush, making him one of only two American presidents to be the son of a preceding president.^ There have been 14 American vice presidents who have gone on to serve as president.
  • Timeline US Presidents to GW Bush 22 September 2009 20:41 UTC timelines.ws [Source type: News]

^ Americans who now loath Bush" .
  • Who's Afraid of Jimmy Carter? George Bush 22 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Who will be our George Bush?” .
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[4] .After graduating from Yale University in 1968, and Harvard Business School in 1975, Bush worked in his family's oil businesses.^ Harvard Business School alumni .

^ After graduating from Yale University in 1968, and Harvard Business School in 1975, Bush worked in his family's oil businesses .

^ In 1981, Laura Bush gave birth to fraternal twin daughters, Jenna and Barbara ; [ 38 ] they graduated from high school in 2000 and from the University of Texas at Austin and Yale University , respectively, in 2004.

.He married Laura Welch in 1977 and unsuccessfully ran for the House of Representatives shortly thereafter.^ He married Laura Welch in 1977 and unsuccessfully ran for the House of Representatives shortly thereafter.

^ Marriage and Family Life President George W. Bush is married to Laura Bush, formerly Laura Welch, whom he met through mutual friends.
  • President George W. Bush Biography and News 24 January 2010 23:51 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: News]

^ Main article: Professional life of George W. Bush In 1978, Bush ran for the House of Representatives from Texas's 19th congressional district .

.He later co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team before defeating Ann Richards in the 1994 Texas gubernatorial election.^ He later co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team before defeating Ann Richards in the 1994 Texas gubernatorial election .

^ Returning to Texas after the successful campaign, he purchased a share in the Texas Rangers baseball franchise in April 1989, where he served as managing general partner for five years.

^ As Bush's brother, Jeb , sought the governorship of Florida , Bush declared his candidacy for the 1994 Texas gubernatorial election.

.In a close and controversial election, Bush was elected President in 2000 as the Republican candidate, defeating then-Vice President Al Gore.^ In a close and controversial election , Bush was elected President in 2000 as the Republican candidate, receiving a majority of the electoral votes while losing the popular vote to then- Vice President Al Gore .

^ "Republican candidates begin snubbing Bush" .

^ The convention also nominated Al Gore for a second term as vice president.
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.Eight months into Bush's first term as president, the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks occurred.^ September 11, 2001 .

^ Bush uses the September 11 attacks to justify all his policies.
  • The Wage Slave Journal: George W. Bush Scorecard of Evil 24 January 2010 23:51 UTC jesseberney.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Eight months into Bush's first term as president, the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks occurred.

.In response, Bush announced a global War on Terrorism, ordered an invasion of Afghanistan that same year and an invasion of Iraq in 2003. In addition to national security issues, Bush promoted policies on the economy, health care, education, and social security reform.^ "Bush pushes his Social Security overhaul" .

^ Do you remember the Iraq War of 2003 ?

^ "Bush shifts approach on Social Security reform" .

.He signed into law broad tax cuts,[5] the No Child Left Behind Act, the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, and Medicare prescription drug benefits for seniors.^ FAIL Giving seniors access to prescription drugs through Medicare.
  • FARK.com: (4150422) It's official, President George W. Bush leaves office with the worst approval rating EVAR. Heckuva job, Georgie 22 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Original source]

^ (Feb 2005) Partial birth abortion is a brutal practice to be banned.
  • George W. Bush on the Issues 24 January 2010 23:51 UTC issues2000.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • George W. Bush on the Issues 18 January 2010 10:26 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bush signs his enormous tax cut.
  • The Wage Slave Journal: George W. Bush Scorecard of Evil 24 January 2010 23:51 UTC jesseberney.com [Source type: Original source]

.His tenure saw national debates on immigration and Social Security.^ His tenure saw national debates on immigration and Social Security .

^ In addition to national security issues, Bush promoted policies on the economy, health care, education, and social security reform.

^ Wars were waged in Afghanistan and later Iraq while significant debates regarding immigration, healthcare, Social Security, economic policy, and treatment of terrorist detainees took place within the United States.

[6]
.Bush successfully ran for re-election against Democratic Senator John Kerry in 2004, garnering 50.7% of the popular vote to his opponent's 48.3%.^ Bush's popularity has not fallen below 50% since his election.
  • Discuss: Bush Wins all 50 states in 2004 [Archive] - AppleInsider 16 September 2009 23:29 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Bush campaign advertised across the U.S. against Democratic candidates, including Bush's emerging opponent, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry .

^ Bush successfully ran for re-election against Democratic Senator John Kerry in 2004 , garnering 50.7% of the popular vote to his opponent's 48.3%.

.After his re-election, Bush received increasingly heated criticism from conservatives.^ After his re-election, Bush received increasingly heated criticism from conservatives .

^ Bush to Avoid Uk in Europe Tour President George Bush is to steer clear of Britain in a new year re-election tour of Europe.
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^ In a close and controversial election , Bush was elected President in 2000 as the Republican candidate, receiving a majority of the electoral votes while losing the popular vote to then- Vice President Al Gore .

[7][8][9] .In 2005, the Bush Administration dealt with widespread[10][11] criticism over its handling of Hurricane Katrina.^ "Uganda’s president criticizes Bush administration’s handling of war in Iraq" .

^ In 2005, the Bush Administration dealt with widespread [ 10 ] [ 11 ] criticism over its handling of Hurricane Katrina .

^ Bush received heavy criticism for his handling of the Iraq War , his response to Hurricane Katrina and to the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse , NSA warrantless surveillance , the Plame affair , and Guantanamo Bay detention camp controversies.

[12] .In December 2007, the United States entered its longest post-World War II recession.^ For the United States is as disillusioned with the United Nations as the world is disillusioned with the United States.

^ However, since the United States is again at war in the Persian Gulf, the footsteps enigma that has fascinated biographers should interest a larger audience, as well.
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^ "Question 191.D: JSG, from 1982 until 1988, the United State President and Congress funded Saddam during the Iraq war against Iran."
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[13][14] .This prompted the Bush Administration to take more direct control of the economy, enacting multiple economic programs intended to preserve the country's financial system.^ Which is more credible: the Bush administration is stopping the suit because it will hurt the war on terror, or the Bush administration stopping the suit because it will hurt Exxon Mobil?
  • The Wage Slave Journal: George W. Bush Scorecard of Evil 24 January 2010 23:51 UTC jesseberney.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The budget plan Bush sent to Congress includes deep cuts in programs championed by the Clinton administration.
  • The Wage Slave Journal: George W. Bush Scorecard of Evil 24 January 2010 23:51 UTC jesseberney.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Any political and economic system that elevates a man like Bush to the highest office in the country needs a major overhaul.
  • Who's Afraid of Jimmy Carter? George Bush 22 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

.Though Bush was popular within the U.S. for much of his first term,[15] his popularity declined sharply during his second term.^ First term Bush was a lot better than second term Bush.
  • Rumors : G.W. Bush: Illseed’s Person of the Year 15 September 2009 22:13 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Though Bush was a president popular within the U.S. for much of his first term, [ 14 ] his popularity declined sharply during his second term.

^ Nothing happened in the second term though.
  • Rumors : G.W. Bush: Illseed’s Person of the Year 15 September 2009 22:13 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: Original source]

[16][17][18][19]
.After leaving office, Bush returned to Texas and purchased a home in a suburban area of Dallas, Texas.^ After leaving office, Bush returned to Texas.

^ But to be fair, saying 'President George W. Bush leaves office with the worst approval rating EVAR 'is a total and complete falsehood.
  • FARK.com: (4150422) It's official, President George W. Bush leaves office with the worst approval rating EVAR. Heckuva job, Georgie 22 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Anyway…about the Bushes living in a rich enclave…yes, that part of Dallas is very wealthy, but the home is only priced around $2 million.
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.He is currently a public speaker and is writing a book about his presidency.^ He is currently a public speaker and is writing a book about his presidency.

^ He is currently writing a book about his work.
  • The Madness of George W. Bush: A Reflection of Our Collective Psychosis | BaltimoreChronicle.com 24 January 2010 23:51 UTC www.baltimorechronicle.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Attorney General John Ashcroft reverses that policy by jailing Vanessa Leggett when she refuses to turn over notes for a book she's writing about a 1997 murder.
  • The Wage Slave Journal: George W. Bush Scorecard of Evil 24 January 2010 23:51 UTC jesseberney.com [Source type: Original source]

[20]

Childhood to mid-life

.Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Bush was the first child of George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush (née Pierce).^ (Econ, 8/28/04, p.30) 2000 Nov 7, George Bush won New Hampshire by 1.27%.
  • Timeline US Presidents to GW Bush 22 September 2009 20:41 UTC timelines.ws [Source type: News]

^ The world have found out that old Bush was part of a big lie about the Iraqi’ act in Quwait (killing new-born or something like that).

^ Bush to Avoid Uk in Europe Tour President George Bush is to steer clear of Britain in a new year re-election tour of Europe.
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.He was raised in Midland and Houston, Texas, with his four siblings, Jeb, Neil, Marvin and Dorothy.^ He has three brothers, Jeb, Neil, and Marvin, and one sister Dorothy.
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^ He was raised in Midland and Houston, Texas , with his four siblings, Jeb , Neil , Marvin and Dorothy .

^ As a child, Bush attended public schools in Midland, Texas until the family moved to Houston after he completed seventh grade.

.Another younger sister, Robin, died from leukemia at the age of three in 1953.[21] Bush's grandfather, Prescott Bush, was a U.S. Senator from Connecticut.^ Another sister Robin died at the age of three.
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^ Another younger sister, Robin , died from leukemia at the age of three in 1953.

^ Bush's grandfather, Prescott Bush, was a Senator from Connecticut and his father, as mentioned, was President of the USA from 1989 to 1993.
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[22] .Bush's father, George H. W. Bush, served as U.S. Vice President from 1981 to 1989 and U.S. President from 1989 to 1993. Bush is of primarily English and German descent, and also has distant Welsh, Irish, French and Scottish ancestry.^ George W. Bush wasn’t the best of presidents.
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^ But George Bush is no ordinary president.
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^ (AP, 2/27/99) 1989 Mar 9, The Senate rejected President Bush's nomination of John Tower to be defense secretary by a vote of 53-47.
  • Timeline US Presidents to GW Bush 22 September 2009 20:41 UTC timelines.ws [Source type: News]

[23]

Education

.As a child, Bush attended public schools in Midland, Texas until the family moved to Houston after he completed seventh grade.^ As a child, Bush attended public schools in Midland, Texas until the family moved to Houston after he completed seventh grade.

^ Also, they moved right back to the neighborhood they lived in, where the Bush girls attended the local elementary school, before he became governor.
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^ After a welcome rally in Midland, the Bushes returned to their ranch in Crawford, Texas , by helicopter.

.He then went to The Kinkaid School, a prep school in Houston, for two years.^ He then went to The Kinkaid School , a prep school in Houston , for two years.

^ You wanna talk Uncle Tom, Obama is half white, went to law school, makes over a million+ a year, his wife makes over a million+ a year.
  • Rumors : G.W. Bush: Illseed’s Person of the Year 15 September 2009 22:13 UTC allhiphop.com [Source type: Original source]

^ After two years of active-duty service while training, [ 33 ] he was assigned to Houston, flying Convair F-102s out of Ellington Air Force Base .

[24]
.Bush finished his high school years at Phillips Academy, a boarding school (then all-male) in Andover, Massachusetts, where he played baseball and during his senior year was the head cheerleader.^ Bush finished his high school years at Phillips Academy , a boarding school (then all-male) in Andover, Massachusetts , where he played baseball and during his senior year was the head cheerleader.

^ Education Bush went to school at the prestigious Phillips Academy in Andovers, Massachusetts.
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^ He went to his father's schools, Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., and Yale University; played his father's sport (baseball); and joined his father's secret society (Skull and Bones) at Yale.
  • lies.com 15 September 2009 7:58 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: General]

[25][26] .Bush attended Yale University from 1964 to 1968, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history.^ Bush attended Yale University from 1964 to 1968, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history .

^ In 1981, Laura Bush gave birth to fraternal twin daughters, Jenna and Barbara ; [ 38 ] they graduated from high school in 2000 and from the University of Texas at Austin and Yale University , respectively, in 2004.

^ Someone way up there commented about President Bush’s degrees, they are from Yale (undergrad) and from Harvard (MBA).
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[27] .During this time, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon, being elected the fraternity's president during his senior year.^ Carter was president during a troubled time.
  • Who's Afraid of Jimmy Carter? George Bush 22 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ During this time, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon , being elected the fraternity's president during his senior year.

^ Additionally, it was the first time since Herbert Hoover 's election in 1928 that a Republican president was elected alongside re-elected Republican majorities in both Houses of Congress.

[28][29] .Bush also became a member of the Skull and Bones society as a senior.^ Bush also became a member of the Skull and Bones society as a senior.

^ (Aug 2004) Member of secret society Skull and Bones & a fraternity guy.
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^ Skeleton Key to the White House Both John Kerry and George Bush were members of Yale's secretive Skull and Bones society.
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[30] .Bush was a keen rugby union player, and was on Yale's 1st XV.[31] He characterized himself as an average student.^ During the final days of the Soviet Union, Cheney will find himself alone against Bush’s senior advisers and Cabinet members in their policy discussions.
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^ Bush made his 1st State of the Union address and declared that the "war against terror is only beginning."
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[32]
.Beginning in the fall of 1973, Bush attended the Harvard Business School, where he earned an MBA.^ Harvard Business School alumni .

^ Beginning in the fall of 1973, Bush attended the Harvard Business School , where he earned an MBA .

^ Also, they moved right back to the neighborhood they lived in, where the Bush girls attended the local elementary school, before he became governor.
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.He is the only U.S. President to have earned an MBA.^ He is the only U.S. President to have earned an MBA .

[33]

Texas Air National Guard

Lt. George W. Bush while in the Texas Air National Guard.
.In May 1968, Bush was commissioned into the Texas Air National Guard.^ In May 1968, Bush was commissioned into the Texas Air National Guard .

^ Perhaps realizing that explanation pointed reporters toward possible drug use during his time as a guardsman, Bush insisted he hadn't taken any drugs while serving in the Texas Air National Guard, between 1968 and 1974.
  • lies.com 15 September 2009 7:58 UTC www.lies.com [Source type: General]

^ Righties are tiptoeing very, very quietly away from the issue of Bush's National Guard service, in hopes that the story has really been done away with.
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[34] .After two years of active-duty service while training,[35] he was assigned to Houston, flying Convair F-102s out of Ellington Air Force Base.^ After two years of active-duty service while training, [ 33 ] he was assigned to Houston, flying Convair F-102s out of Ellington Air Force Base .

^ In October 1973, Bush was discharged from the Texas Air National Guard and transferred to inactive duty in the Air Force Reserve .

^ The first US forces, F-15 fighters from Langley Air Force Base in Virginia, arrive in Saudi Arabia (see August 5, 1990 and After ).
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[36] .Critics, including former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe and Russ Baker, have alleged that Bush was favorably treated due to his father's political standing, citing his selection as a pilot despite his low pilot aptitude test scores and his irregular attendance.^ Senator Joe Biden, Democratic chair of the Foreign Relations Committee, appeared on Face the Nation with the opportunity to score cheap political points against an administration caught off guard by a terror attack for the third time in the space of 4 months.
  • Daily Kos: Remember Bush's response to 2001 Shoe Bomber Attack? 24 January 2010 23:51 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

^ Republican political adviser and corporate lobbyist Bryce Harlow recommends former New York governor Nelson Rockefeller over former ambassador and current Republican National Committee chairman George H.W. Bush to serve as vice president (see August 20, 1974 ).
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^ (SFC, 3/1/02, p.A3) 1972 Jun 16, Five men wearing surgical gloves were caught breaking into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee.
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[37] .In June 2005, the United States Department of Defense released all the records of Bush's Texas Air National Guard service, which remain in its official archives.^ For the United States is as disillusioned with the United Nations as the world is disillusioned with the United States.

^ In May 1968, Bush was commissioned into the Texas Air National Guard .

^ "Official DoD service records of Texas Air National Guard member George Walker Bush" .

[38]
.In late 1972 and early 1973, he drilled with the Alabama Air National Guard, having moved to Montgomery, Alabama to work on the unsuccessful U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Winton M. Blount.^ In late 1972 and early 1973, he drilled with the Alabama Air National Guard , having moved to Montgomery, Alabama to work on the unsuccessful U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Winton M. Blount .

^ Bush Wins Boost From Terror Tape Candidates battle over bin Laden video Early poll move to President Arnie Pumps Up the Volume for Bush Republican campaign gets a boost as Hawaii enters spotlight.
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^ In October 1973, Bush was discharged from the Texas Air National Guard and transferred to inactive duty in the Air Force Reserve .

[39][40] .In October 1973, Bush was discharged from the Texas Air National Guard and transferred to inactive duty in the Air Force Reserve.^ In October 1973, Bush was discharged from the Texas Air National Guard and transferred to inactive duty in the Air Force Reserve .

^ In May 1968, Bush was commissioned into the Texas Air National Guard .

^ Perhaps realizing that explanation pointed reporters toward possible drug use during his time as a guardsman, Bush insisted he hadn't taken any drugs while serving in the Texas Air National Guard, between 1968 and 1974.
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.He was honorably discharged from the Air Force Reserve on November 21, 1974, at the end of his six-year service obligation.^ Reply TriciaNC Says: November 11, 2009 at 6:21 pm Thank you for this heartwarming article and for recognizing the Bushes act of honor, character and respect.
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^ I stood in line and watched Air Force 1 landing in Billings, Montana several years ago.
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[41]

Marriage and family

George and Laura Bush with their daughters Jenna and Barbara, 1990.
.In 1977, he was introduced by friends at a backyard barbecue to Laura Welch, a schoolteacher and librarian.^ In 1977, he was introduced by friends at a backyard barbecue to Laura Welch , a schoolteacher and librarian.

^ He married Laura Welch in 1977 and unsuccessfully ran for the House of Representatives shortly thereafter.

^ Marriage and Family Life President George W. Bush is married to Laura Bush, formerly Laura Welch, whom he met through mutual friends.
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.Bush proposed to her after a three-month courtship and they were married on November 5 of that year.^ Bush proposed to her after a three-month courtship and they were married on November 5 of that year.

^ As many problems as I had with Bush, and Clinton, and so many others, they are all light years ahead of Obama in every way on every issue.
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^ And they own the panoply of anti-terror measures with which the Bush administration kept us safe these last seven years.
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[42] .The couple settled in Midland, Texas.^ The couple settled in Midland, Texas .

.Bush left his family's Episcopal Church to join his wife's United Methodist Church.^ On his marriage, he left that to join his wife's United Methodist Church.
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^ Bush left his family's Episcopal Church to join his wife's United Methodist Church .

^ Thank you former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush We know absolutely no one in Bush family circles and have never met former President George W. Bush or his wife [...
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[2] In 1981, Laura Bush gave birth to fraternal twin daughters, Jenna and Barbara;[42] they graduated from high school in 2000 and from the University of Texas at Austin and Yale University, respectively, in 2004.
.Prior to his marriage, Bush had multiple episodes of alcohol abuse.^ Prior to his marriage, Bush had multiple episodes of alcohol abuse.

^ Alcoholism During his college years and for some years afterwards, President George W. Bush was a hard drinker and reportedly indulged in substance abuse as well.
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[43] .In one instance, on September 4, 1976, he was arrested near his family's summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine for driving under the influence of alcohol.^ In one instance, on September 4, 1976, he was arrested near his family's summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine for driving under the influence of alcohol .

^ Putin to Visit Bush Family Home President George Bush has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to his family summer compound at Kennebunkport in Maine, in an attempt to resolve the row over the US plan to base a new missile defense system in eastern Europe.
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^ (AP, 8/6/97) 1992 Aug 10, President Bush met at his Kennebunkport, Maine, vacation home with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
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.He pleaded guilty, was fined $150 and had his Maine driver's license suspended until 1978.[44] Bush's alleged usage of drugs is less clear; when asked questions about past alleged illicit drug use, Bush has consistently refused to answer.^ I refused to take a drug test or even answer any questions about drug use.
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^ He pleaded guilty, was fined $ 150 and had his Maine driver's license suspended until 1978.

^ Bush refuses to ask Americans to conserve.
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.He defended his refusal to answer in a publicized casual conversation with a friend saying that he feared setting a bad example for the younger generation.^ He defended his refusal to answer in a publicized casual conversation with a friend saying that he feared setting a bad example for the younger generation.

^ Bush Rhetoric is Scaring Europe, Says Mandelson Close Downing Street ally voices fears that President Bush is alienating public opinion.
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^ Bush's public appearances, for example, are generally scheduled in front of friendly audiences, most often at military bases.

[45][46][47]
.Bush says his wife has had a stabilizing effect on his life,[42] and attributes influence to her in his 1986 decision to give up alcohol.^ Bush says his wife has had a stabilizing effect on his life, [ 38 ] and attributes influence to her in his 1986 decision to give up alcohol.

^ I voted for Bush both times and while I can say that I was disappointed with many of his decisions, I could never say that he didn’t love this country and wasn’t trying to do the best he could.
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^ Henry Waxman, a California Democrat in the House of Representatives, said the decision "gives Bush and [vice...
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[48] .While Governor of Texas, Bush said of his wife, "I saw an elegant, beautiful woman who turned out not only to be elegant and beautiful, but very smart and willing to put up with my rough edges, and I must confess has smoothed them off over time."^ While Governor of Texas, Bush said of his wife, "I saw an elegant, beautiful woman who turned out not only to be elegant and beautiful, but very smart and willing to put up with my rough edges, and I must confess has smoothed them off over time."

^ My wife and I love the Bushes.
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^ The economy was doing Very Fine for the first six years of the Bush Jr. Its only the last two years troubles are abound, same years as the democratic controlled congress.
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[42]

Early career

.In 1978, Bush ran for the House of Representatives from Texas's 19th congressional district.^ Main article: Professional life of George W. Bush In 1978, Bush ran for the House of Representatives from Texas's 19th congressional district .

^ Bush entered the political arena in 1978 when he ran unsuccessfully for the US House of Representatives from Texas.
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.His opponent, Kent Hance, portrayed him as being out of touch with rural Texans; Bush lost the election by 6,000 votes (6%) of the 103,000 votes cast.^ His opponent, Kent Hance , portrayed him as being out of touch with rural Texans; Bush lost the election by 6,000 votes (6%) of the 103,000 votes cast.

^ This hopey-changey kabuki theater is the scam of scams and all I can say is that the only hope we’ve got is to vote ALL of them out, term limits and change election finance laws.
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^ In a close and controversial election , Bush was elected President in 2000 as the Republican candidate, receiving a majority of the electoral votes while losing the popular vote to then- Vice President Al Gore .

[49] He returned to the oil industry and began a series of small, independent oil exploration companies.[50] .He created Arbusto Energy,[51] and later changed the name to Bush Exploration.^ He created Arbusto Energy , [ 47 ] and later changed the name to Bush Exploration.

^ Bush himself has an account at BCCI established while still director of the CIA. French customs will later raid the Paris BCCI branch and discover the account in Bush’s name.
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^ The Bush administration later proposed a series of immigration enforcement measures that do not require a change in law.

.In 1984, his company merged with the larger Spectrum 7, and Bush became chairman.^ (MC, 7/6/02) 1986 Sep 19, Harken Energy agreed to acquire Spectrum 7 Energy Corp., a Texas oil and gas company where George W. Bush was chairman, for 200,000 shares and a consulting salary.
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[50] .The company was hurt by a decline in oil prices, and as a result, it folded into Harken Energy.^ The company was hurt by a decline in oil prices, and as a result, it folded into Harken Energy .

^ Ed Vulliamy goes into George Bush's backyard to reveal how big oil got in bed with big politics and the price paid by the little people.
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^ (MC, 7/6/02) 1986 Sep 19, Harken Energy agreed to acquire Spectrum 7 Energy Corp., a Texas oil and gas company where George W. Bush was chairman, for 200,000 shares and a consulting salary.
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[50][52] .Bush served on the board of directors for Harken.^ George W. Bush served as a Harken board member and paid consultant.
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^ Bush served on the board of directors for Harken.

^ When Bush sold stock in Harken Energy, he was required to report the sale as an insider trade since he was a director of the board.
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[50] .Questions of possible insider trading involving Harken arose, but the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) investigation concluded that the information Bush had at the time of his stock sale was not sufficient to constitute insider trading.^ He was investigated briefly by the SEC for possible Insider Trading, but was not charged with anything.
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^ Questions of possible insider trading involving Harken arose, but the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) investigation concluded that the information Bush had at the time of his stock sale was not sufficient to constitute insider trading.

^ An SEC investigation pointed to disguised Harken losses of $8 million.
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[50][53]
.Bush moved his family to Washington, D.C. in 1988 to work on his father's campaign for the U.S. presidency.^ In 1988, Bush helped with his father's presidential campaign.
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^ President Bush did it plenty when he was campaigning.
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^ Bush Wins Boost From Terror Tape Candidates battle over bin Laden video Early poll move to President Arnie Pumps Up the Volume for Bush Republican campaign gets a boost as Hawaii enters spotlight.
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[54][55] .He worked as a campaign adviser and served as liaison to the media;[50] he assisted his father by campaigning across the country.^ He worked as a campaign adviser and served as liaison to the media; [ 46 ] he assisted his father by campaigning across the country.

^ Bush continued to campaign across the country and touted his record as Governor of Texas.

^ Bush moved his family to Washington, D.C. in 1988 to work on his father's campaign for the U.S. presidency.

[50] .Returning to Texas after the successful campaign, he purchased a share in the Texas Rangers baseball franchise in April 1989, where he served as managing general partner for five years.^ Principal owners of the Texas Rangers franchise .

^ Returning to Texas after the successful campaign, he purchased a share in the Texas Rangers baseball franchise in April 1989, where he served as managing general partner for five years.

^ Again, I don't downplay the death of any soldier, what I was saying was that thousands die in a few hours and that is considered a success, and 4000 die over a period of five years, and that is considered a horrible failure.
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[56] .He actively led the team's projects and regularly attended its games, often choosing to sit in the open stands with fans.^ He actively led the team's projects and regularly attended its games, often choosing to sit in the open stands with fans.

[57] .The sale of Bush's shares in the Rangers in 1998 brought him over $15 million from his initial $800,000 investment.^ The sale of Bush's shares in the Rangers in 1998 brought him over $ 15 million from his initial $ 800,000 investment.

^ He brought with him $26 million worth of postal trucks and sewage pipes to help preserve the lake.
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^ (AP, 9/10/97) 1992 Sep 11, President Bush announced he was approving the sale of 72 F-15 jet fighters to Saudi Arabia.
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[58]
.In December 1991, Bush was one of seven people named by his father to run his father's 1992 Presidential re-election campaign as "campaign advisor".[59] The prior month, Bush had been asked by his father to tell White House chief of staff John H. Sununu that he should resign.^ In December 1991, Bush was one of seven people named by his father to run his father's 1992 Presidential re-election campaign as "campaign advisor".

^ (AP, 11/25/01) 1991 Dec 3, Embattled White House chief of staff John H. Sununu resigned; he was succeeded by Samuel K. Skinner.
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^ In 1988, Bush helped with his father's presidential campaign.
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[60]

Governor of Texas

Governor Bush with wife, Laura, and father, former President George H. W. Bush, at the dedication of the George Bush Presidential Library, November 1997.
.As Bush's brother, Jeb, sought the governorship of Florida, Bush declared his candidacy for the 1994 Texas gubernatorial election.^ Bush's brother Jeb is up for re-election as Florida's governor this year.
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^ As Bush's brother, Jeb , sought the governorship of Florida , Bush declared his candidacy for the 1994 Texas gubernatorial election.

^ When the election returns came in on November 7, Bush won 29 states, including Florida .

.His campaign focused on four themes: welfare reform, tort reform, crime reduction, and education improvement.^ His campaign focused on four themes: welfare reform, tort reform , crime reduction, and education improvement.

[50] .Bush's campaign advisers were Karen Hughes, Joe Allbaugh, and Karl Rove.^ Bush's campaign advisers were Karen Hughes , Joe Allbaugh , and Karl Rove .

^ He appointed long-time adviser Karen Hughes to oversee a global public relations campaign.

^ Bush's media supremo quits White House job President Bush lost his closest media adviser yesterday when Karen Hughes resigned to return to Texas with her husband and 15-year-old son.
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[61]
.After easily winning the Republican primary, Bush faced popular Democratic incumbent Governor Ann Richards.^ (AP, 3/5/98) 1988 Mar 8, Vice President George Bush was the big winner in the Super Tuesday Republican presidential primaries.
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^ Republican Richard Nixon won the New Hampshire primary over Nelson Rockefeller 77.6 to 10.8%.
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^ Those rooting for a Bush (re-)election in 2004 like to say that "Republicans have more credibility on the issue of national security than Democrats do."
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[50][62] .In the course of the campaign, Bush pledged to sign a bill allowing Texans to obtain permits to carry concealed weapons.^ Bush signs the antiterrorism bill.
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^ In the course of the campaign, Bush pledged to sign a bill allowing Texans to obtain permits to carry concealed weapons .

^ Bush signed a sweeping anti-terrorism bill into law.
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.Richards had vetoed the bill, but Bush signed it after he became governor.^ Bush signs the antiterrorism bill.
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^ Richards had vetoed the bill, but Bush signed it after he became governor.

^ Bush signed a sweeping anti-terrorism bill into law.
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[63] .According to The Atlantic Monthly, the race "featured a rumor that she was a lesbian, along with a rare instance of such a tactic's making it into the public record — when a regional chairman of the Bush campaign allowed himself, perhaps inadvertently, to be quoted criticizing Richards for appointing avowed homosexual activists' to state jobs".[64] The Atlantic, and others, connected the lesbian rumor to Karl Rove,[65] but Rove denied being involved.^ The Atlantic , and others, connected the lesbian rumor to Karl Rove, [ 61 ] but Rove denied being involved.

^ According to The Atlantic Monthly , the race "featured a rumor that she was a lesbian , along with a rare instance of such a tactic's making it into the public record — when a regional chairman of the Bush campaign allowed himself, perhaps inadvertently, to be quoted criticizing Richards for appointing avowed homosexual activists' to state jobs".

^ Bush, according to records of the meeting, fails to express any views at all, but Shultz will recall Bush supporting the deal.
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[66] .Bush won the general election with 53.5% against Richards' 45.9%.^ Bush nominated Richard Carmona (52), a trauma surgeon from Arizona, as surgeon-general.
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^ Americans Against Bush (bumper sticker) $4.45 .
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^ Sportsmen Against Bush (bumper sticker) $4.45 .
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[67]
.Bush used a budget surplus to push through Texas's largest tax-cut ($2 billion).^ Bush uses high gas prices to sell his tax cut.
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^ Bush cuts aid to the poor in his budget.
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^ Bush lies about his tax cut.
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[61] .He extended government funding for organizations providing education of the dangers of alcohol and drug use and abuse, and helping to reduce domestic violence.^ What would happen if another government, charity, NGO, were to fund the Taliban, Iraqi insurgents or another "terrorist" organization in the same way that the U.S. supported the "Arab Afghans"?
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^ Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) work closely with the government to provide aid to foreign populations.
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^ Now he expands that rule so that no federal funds can go to international organizations that provide any abortions, even with their own funds.
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[68] .Critics contended that during his tenure, Texas ranked near the bottom in environmental evaluations, but supporters pointed to his efforts to raise the salaries of teachers and improved educational test scores.^ Critics contended that during his tenure, Texas ranked near the bottom in environmental evaluations, but supporters pointed to his efforts to raise the salaries of teachers and improved educational test scores.

^ FactCheck: Yes, NCLB has raised test scores.
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^ Both supporters and detractors have pointed to his country persona as reasons for their support or criticism.

[50]
.In 1998, Bush won re-election with a record[50] 69% of the vote.^ In 1998, Bush won re-election with a record [ 46 ] 69% of the vote.

^ Bush won the elections spending an estimated $5.20 for each of his votes.
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^ His opponent, Kent Hance , portrayed him as being out of touch with rural Texans; Bush lost the election by 6,000 votes (6%) of the 103,000 votes cast.

[69] .He became the first governor in Texas history to be elected to two consecutive four-year terms.^ I always knew history would be very kind to GWB but I never in a thousand years thought it would happen the first year.
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^ In my first two years in office over 2 million Americans lost their jobs.
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^ Congress is an elected body that can be completely changed every two years if it's the will of the people, and thus is the appropriate body to protect the people's interests.
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[50] .For most of Texas history, governors served two-year terms; a constitutional amendment extended those terms to four years starting in 1975.[70] In his second term, Bush promoted faith-based organizations and enjoyed high approval ratings.^ (Dec 1999) Faith-based organizations .
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^ Bush implements faith-based initiative without Congressional approval.
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^ Bush for two terms.
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[50] He proclaimed June 10, 2000 to be Jesus Day in Texas, a day on which he "urge[d] all Texans to answer the call to serve those in need".[71]
.Throughout Bush's first term, national attention focused on him as a potential future presidential candidate.^ Throughout Bush's first term, national attention focused on him as a potential future presidential candidate.

^ By Sidney Blumenthal Mexican Poll: Out of Left Field - and Into the Bush Backyard Surprise lead for leftwing presidential candidate shakes political establishment.
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^ (AP, 7/10/01) 2000 Jul 25, Presidential candidate George W. Bush announced Former Defense Sec.
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.Following his re-election, speculation soared.^ Following his re-election, speculation soared.

[50] .Within a year, he decided to seek the Republican nomination for the presidency.^ Now, because we had a Republican president who would have vetoed anything that the Democrats wanted to get done, the Democrats were powerless to do much for the past couple of years.
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^ (AP, 7/24/97)(Econ, 5/26/07, p.33) 1960 Jul 27, Vice President Nixon was nominated for president at the Republican national convention in Chicago.
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^ Citing national divisions over the war in Vietnam, Johnson declares that "I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your president."
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Presidential campaigns

2000 Presidential candidacy

Bush in Concord, New Hampshire signing to be a candidate for president
Bush stands with supporters in Concord, New Hampshire after filing to run for the presidency

Primary

.In June 1999, while Governor of Texas, Bush announced his candidacy for President of the United States.^ May 2, Former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew was disbarred by the Maryland Court of Appeals, effectively preventing him from practicing law anywhere in the United States.
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^ About the quote : Truman (1884-1972) was president of the United States.
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^ He didn’t have to; it made him late to meet the United States Ambassador to the Republic of South Korea, and the President of the Republic of South Korea.
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.With no incumbent running, Bush entered a large field of candidates for the Republican Party presidential nomination consisting of John McCain, Alan Keyes, Steve Forbes, Gary Bauer, Orrin Hatch, Elizabeth Dole, Dan Quayle, Pat Buchanan, Lamar Alexander, John Kasich, and Robert C. Smith.^ Nixon named Robert Dole as chairman of the Republican National Party.
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^ Republican Party presidential candidate 2000 , 2004 .

^ "Republican candidates begin snubbing Bush" .

.Bush portrayed himself as a compassionate conservative.^ Bush portrayed himself as a compassionate conservative .

.He campaigned on a platform that included increasing the size of the United States Armed Forces, cutting taxes, improving education, and aiding minorities.^ United States Air Force officers .

^ He campaigned on a platform that included increasing the size of the United States Armed Forces , cutting taxes, improving education, and aiding minorities.

^ Bush will explicitly state that critics of his Iraq policies are undercutting the men and women of the armed forces currently deployed there, referring to those men and women as "brave".
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[50] .By early 2000, the race had centered on Bush and McCain.^ By early 2000, the race had centered on Bush and McCain.

[50]
.Bush won the Iowa caucuses, but, although he was heavily favored to win the New Hampshire primary, he trailed McCain by 19% and lost that primary.^ George H.W. Bush won the New Hampshire primary over Pat Buchanon, 58.6 to 41.4%.
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^ (May 2008) 2000: Won SC primary, & killed McCain's run with negatives.
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^ (AP, 5/24/98) 1988 May 24, Vice President George Bush and Michael Dukakis won the Idaho presidential primaries.
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.However, the Bush campaign regained momentum and, according to political observers, effectively became the front runner after the South Carolina primary, which according to The Boston Globe made history for its negativity; The New York Times described it as a smear campaign.^ Just days after President Bush says the war on terror means the government can't afford a full pay raise for government workers (see 11-30-2002 below), the New York Times reveals that the administration had secretly restored a policy of awarding cash bonuses to political appointees.
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^ Afghan Election Delay is New Blow for Bush Campaign The elections in Afghanistan seem certain to be delayed for a second time, dealing a damaging blow to President George Bush's own election campaign.
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^ When Joseph Wilson revealed that the Bush administration had used false intelligence to justify the war in Iraq, a smear campaign against him was predictable.
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[72][73][74]

General election

.On July 25, 2000, Bush surprised some observers by asking Dick Cheney, a former White House Chief of Staff, U.S. Representative, and Secretary of Defense, to be his running mate.^ George W. Bush as a running mate.
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^ White House chief of staff .
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^ Dick Cheney’s official photo as Secretary of Defense.
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.Cheney was then serving as head of Bush's Vice-Presidential search committee.^ Cheney was then serving as head of Bush's Vice-Presidential search committee.

^ (AP, 5/24/98) 1988 May 24, Vice President George Bush and Michael Dukakis won the Idaho presidential primaries.
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^ Both deceptions serve to promote the drilling, which would be a boon to the energy industry that supported Bush so loyally during the presidential campaign.
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.Soon after, Cheney was officially nominated by the Republican Party at the 2000 Republican National Convention.^ (SFEC, 7/30/00, p.A1)(AP, 7/31/01) 2000 Aug 2, Republicans awarded Texas Governor George W. Bush their 2000 presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Philadelphia and ratified Dick Cheney as his running mate.
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^ Citing national divisions over the war in Vietnam, Johnson declares that "I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your president."
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^ (SSFC, 6/6/04, A16)(www.ford.utexas.edu/grf/timeline.asp) 1976 Aug 19, President Ford narrowly won the Republican presidential nomination over Ronald Reagan at the party's convention in Kansas City.
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.Bush continued to campaign across the country and touted his record as Governor of Texas.^ Bush continued to campaign across the country and touted his record as Governor of Texas.

^ He worked as a campaign adviser and served as liaison to the media; [ 46 ] he assisted his father by campaigning across the country.

^ The Newark, New Jersey resident and Poet Laureate of the People flew across the country amidst his son Ras Baraka's city council campaign to be with us.
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[50] .Bush's campaign criticized his Democratic opponent, incumbent Vice President Al Gore, over gun control and taxation.^ President Bush did it plenty when he was campaigning.
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^ The convention also nominated Al Gore for a second term as vice president.
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^ President Bush was often criticized for his Texan drawl, but he and Laura have more class in their little fingers than today’s Prez.
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[75]
.When the election returns came in on November 7, Bush won 29 states, including Florida.^ (AP, 3/29/00) 1990 Apr 5, It was announced that President Bush and Soviet President Gorbachev would hold their first full-scale summit in the United States.
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^ When the State Department came back and told Bush that the allegations were false (as several other investigations had shown), Bush ignored the findings and withheld funds from the program anyway.
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^ Soon after, President Bush sends Wilson a cable lauding his courage and his outspokeness (see November 29, 1990 ).
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The closeness of the Florida outcome led to a recount.[50] .The initial recount also went to Bush, but the outcome was tied up in courts for a month until reaching the U.S. Supreme Court.^ Two initial counts went to Bush, but the outcome was tied up in courts for a month until reaching the U.S. Supreme Court [ citation needed ] .

^ Bush blocks human rights cases from reaching U.S. courts.
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^ Bush May Transfer Detainees to Us Jails Supreme court forces rethink on Guantnamo Bay inmates.
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[76] On December 9, in the Bush v. .Gore case, the Court reversed a Florida Supreme Court ruling ordering a third count, and stopped an ordered statewide hand recount based on the argument that the use of different standards among Florida's counties violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.^ The Gore campaign took the matter to the Florida Supreme Court which said the recounting had to stop as of that day.
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^ Gore case, the Court reversed a Florida Supreme Court ruling ordering a third count, and stopped an ordered statewide hand recount based on the argument that the use of different standards among Florida's counties violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment .

^ (Econ, 7/3/04, p.27) 2000 Nov 8, A statewide recount began in Florida, which emerged as critical in deciding the winner of the 2000 presidential election.
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[50] .The machine recount showed that Bush had won the Florida vote by a margin of 537 votes out of six million cast.^ The machine recount showed that Bush had won the Florida vote by a margin of 537 votes out of six million cast.

^ His opponent, Kent Hance , portrayed him as being out of touch with rural Texans; Bush lost the election by 6,000 votes (6%) of the 103,000 votes cast.

^ Bush won more votes than any other president in American history.
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[77] Although he received 543,895 fewer individual votes than Gore nationwide, Bush won the election, receiving 271 electoral votes to Gore's 266.[77]

2004 Presidential candidacy

George W. Bush speaks at a campaign rally in 2004
.In 2004, Bush commanded broad support in the Republican Party and did not encounter a primary challenge.^ Main article: United States presidential election, 2004 George W. Bush speaks at a campaign rally in 2004 In 2004 Bush commanded broad support in the Republican Party and did not encounter a primary challenge.

^ In May 2004, Gallup reported that 89% of the Republican electorate approved of Bush.

^ Deal With It While the Republicans should be magnanimous in victory, the Democrats should acknowledge that this time around George Bush and his party have won a legitimate mandate, says Martin Kettle.
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.He appointed Kenneth Mehlman as campaign manager, with a political strategy devised by Karl Rove.^ He appointed Kenneth Mehlman as campaign manager, with a political strategy devised by Karl Rove .

^ Bush's campaign advisers were Karen Hughes , Joe Allbaugh , and Karl Rove .

[78] .Bush and the Republican platform included a strong commitment to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,[79] support for the USA PATRIOT Act,[80] a renewed shift in policy for constitutional amendments banning abortion and same-sex marriage,[79][81] reforming Social Security to create private investment accounts,[79] creation of an ownership society,[79] and opposing mandatory carbon emissions controls.^ "Bush shifts approach on Social Security reform" .

^ Bush tries to expand the Patriot Act.
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^ Since then I’ve been a strong Bush supporter and of the Iraq War.
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[82] .Bush also called for the implementation of a guest worker program for immigrants,[79] which was criticized by conservatives.^ Bush also called for the implementation of a guest worker program for immigrants, [ 76 ] which was criticized by conservatives.

^ After his re-election, Bush received increasingly heated criticism from conservatives .

^ Members of the committee had criticized Bush's plans for new nukes, and the administration hadn't called the committee together in the year before it was disbanded.
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[83]
.The Bush campaign advertised across the U.S. against Democratic candidates, including Bush's emerging opponent, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry.^ The Bush campaign advertised across the U.S. against Democratic candidates, including Bush's emerging opponent, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry .

^ (AP, 8/26/98) 1988 Aug 29, On the presidential campaign trail, Democrat Michael Dukakis sought to counter Republican George Bush's salvos against the Massachusetts prison furlough program, while Bush continued to charge that Dukakis was soft on defense.
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^ Senator John Kerry (Democrat, Massachusetts) Statement on eve of military strikes against Iraq March 17, 2003 .
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.Kerry and other Democrats attacked Bush on the Iraq War, and accused him of failing to stimulate the economy and job growth.^ Bush Faces Assault on War Record Democrats try to avenge attack on Kerry.
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^ The economy was doing Very Fine for the first six years of the Bush Jr. Its only the last two years troubles are abound, same years as the democratic controlled congress.
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^ Democrat Aims at Bush Oil Policy Senator John Kerry, the Democrat currently thought most likely to be his party's challenger for the presidency next year, accused George Bush yesterday of damaging the environment.
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.The Bush campaign portrayed Kerry as a staunch liberal who would raise taxes and increase the size of government.^ The Bush campaign portrayed Kerry as a staunch liberal who would raise taxes and increase the size of government.

^ Justifying a miserly 2 percent raise for federal workers, Bush says that a higher raise would harm our ability to prosecute the war on terror.
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^ Second, the increase in the child tax credit doesn't help the working poor -- those who need it most -- thanks to last-minute Republican maneuvering.
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.The Bush campaign continuously criticized Kerry's seemingly contradictory statements on the war in Iraq,[50] and argued that Kerry lacked the decisiveness and vision necessary for success in the war on terrorism.^ Justifying a miserly 2 percent raise for federal workers, Bush says that a higher raise would harm our ability to prosecute the war on terror.
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^ (Jul 2008) Campaign to sell the Iraq War began with 2002 UN speech.
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^ Bush will explicitly state that critics of his Iraq policies are undercutting the men and women of the armed forces currently deployed there, referring to those men and women as "brave".
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.In the election, Bush carried 31 of 50 states, receiving a total of 286 electoral votes.^ Bush received 271 electoral votes to Gore's 266.

^ In the election, Bush carried 31 of 50 states, receiving a total of 286 electoral votes .

^ His opponent, Kent Hance , portrayed him as being out of touch with rural Texans; Bush lost the election by 6,000 votes (6%) of the 103,000 votes cast.

.He won an absolute majority of the popular vote (50.7% to his opponent's 48.3%).^ In a close and controversial election , Bush was elected President in 2000 as the Republican candidate, receiving a majority of the electoral votes while losing the popular vote to then- Vice President Al Gore .

^ The previous President to win an absolute majority of the popular vote had been Bush's father in the 1988 election.

^ He won an absolute majority of the popular vote (50.7% to his opponent's 48.3%).

[84] .The previous President to win an absolute majority of the popular vote had been Bush's father in the 1988 election.^ Will Bush win in a landslide in the next election?
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^ The previous President to win an absolute majority of the popular vote had been Bush's father in the 1988 election.

^ Bush was elected the 41st president with 54% of the popular vote.
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.Additionally, it was the first time since Herbert Hoover's election in 1928 that a Republican president was elected alongside re-elected Republican majorities in both Houses of Congress.^ Additionally, it was the first time since Herbert Hoover 's election in 1928 that a Republican president was elected alongside re-elected Republican majorities in both Houses of Congress.

^ I am the first president in US history to have the United Nations remove the US from the Elections Monitoring Board.
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^ (AP, 2/23/99) 1998 Feb 25, The US Congress for the first time reversed Pres.
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.Bush's 2.5% margin of victory was the narrowest ever for a victorious incumbent President, breaking Woodrow Wilson's 3.1% margin of victory against Charles Evans Hughes in the election of 1916.^ Bush's 2.5% margin of victory was the narrowest ever for a victorious incumbent President, breaking Woodrow Wilson 's 3.1% margin of victory against Charles Evans Hughes in the election of 1916 .

^ "Bush had a smaller electoral-vote margin than any re-elected president since 1916 (Woodrow Wilson), and every president re-elected since Wilson" An Election Breakwater?

^ The President's belief was fortified by the Republican sweep in the 2002 congressional elections; Bush saw the victory as a purposeful message from God that 'he's the man,' the former official said.

[85][86]

Presidency

Official portrait of George W. Bush
.Bush was sworn in as president on January 20, 2001. Though he originally outlined an ambitious domestic agenda, his priorities were significantly altered following the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.[87] Wars were waged in Afghanistan and later Iraq while significant debates regarding immigration, healthcare, Social Security, economic policy, and treatment of terrorist detainees took place within the United States.^ Though he originally outlined an ambitious domestic agenda, his priorities were significantly altered following the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

^ Bush uses the September 11 attacks to justify all his policies.
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^ "Bush pushes his Social Security overhaul" .

.Over an eight year period, Bush's once-high approval ratings[19] steadily declined throughout his Presidency while his disapproval numbers increased significantly over the same time frame.^ It is not indicitive of the over-all final approval rating of George W. Bush's presidency, at all.
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^ Same Bush time, same Bush channel.
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^ Obama has increased the deficit 4 times over what Bush did in 8 years.
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[16] .During 2007, the United States entered into the longest post World War II recession and the administration responded by enacting multiple economic programs.^ For the United States is as disillusioned with the United Nations as the world is disillusioned with the United States.

^ During 2007, the United States entered into the longest post World War II recession and the administration responded by enacting multiple economic programs.

^ In December 2007, the United States entered its longest post- World War II recession.

[88]

Domestic policy

Economic policy

.Facing opposition in Congress, Bush held town hall-style public meetings across the U.S. in 2001 to increase public support for his plan for a $1.35 trillion tax cut program—one of the largest tax cuts in U.S. history.^ Bush cuts health programs for uninsured.
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^ Main article: Economic policy of the George W. Bush administration Facing opposition in Congress, Bush held town hall-style public meetings across the U.S. in 2001 to increase public support for his plan for a $ 1.35 trillion tax cut program—one of the largest tax cuts in U.S. history.

^ Bush lies about his tax cut.
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[50] .Bush argued that unspent government funds should be returned to taxpayers, saying "the surplus is not the government’s money.^ Bush argued that unspent government funds should be returned to taxpayers, saying "the surplus is not the government’s money.

^ Deal With It While the Republicans should be magnanimous in victory, the Democrats should acknowledge that this time around George Bush and his party have won a legitimate mandate, says Martin Kettle.
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^ Arguing against Bush on the issues won't be enough, they say.
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.The surplus is the people’s money."^ The surplus is the people’s money."

[50] .With reports of the threat of recession from Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Bush argued that such a tax cut would stimulate the economy and create jobs.^ Bush lies about his tax cut.
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^ Bush signs his enormous tax cut.
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^ With reports of the threat of recession from Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan , Bush argued that such a tax cut would stimulate the economy and create jobs.

[89] .Others, including the Treasury Secretary at the time Paul O'Neill, were opposed to some of the tax cuts on the basis that they would contribute to budget deficits and undermine Social Security.^ Bush’s tax cut would increase the federal budget deficits and voiced opposition.
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^ Others, including the Treasury Secretary at the time Paul O'Neill , were opposed to some of the tax cuts on the basis that they would contribute to budget deficits and undermine Social Security .

^ (AP, 11/22/97) 1992 Dec 10, President-elect Clinton announced his first Cabinet selections, including Lloyd Bentsen to be treasury secretary and Leon Panetta to be budget director.
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[90] .By 2003, the economy showed signs of improvement, though job growth remained stagnant.^ By 2003, the economy showed signs of improvement, though job growth remained stagnant.

^ Kerry and other Democrats attacked Bush on the Iraq War , and accused him of failing to stimulate the economy and job growth.

[50]
.Under the Bush Administration, real GDP grew at an average annual rate of 2.5%,[91] considerably below the average for business cycles from 1949 to 2000.[92][93] Bush entered office with the Dow Jones Industrial Average at 10,587, and the average peaked in October 2007 at over 14,000. When Bush left office, the average was at 7,949, one of the lowest levels of his presidency.^ President Bush rates far more respect that he ever got in office.
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^ Under the Bush Administration, real GDP grew at an average annual rate of 2.5%, [ 88 ] considerably below the average for business cycles from 1949 to 2000.

^ But that's not how the Bush administration does business.
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[94] .Unemployment originally rose from 4.2% in January 2001 to 6.3% in June 2003, but subsequently dropped to 4.5% as of July 2007.[95] Adjusted for inflation, median household income dropped by $1,175 between 2000 and 2007,[96] while Professor Ken Homa of Georgetown University has noted that "after-tax median household income increased by 2%"[97] The poverty rate increased from 11.3% in 2000 to 12.3% in 2006 after peaking at 12.7% in 2004.[98] By October 2008, due to increases in domestic and foreign spending,[99] the national debt had risen to $11.3 trillion,[100][101] an increase of over 100% from the start of the year 2000 when the debt was $5.6 trillion.^ By KcM on July 12, 2007 2:14 AM .

^ July 11, 2003 .
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^ Archived from the original on October 12, 2007 .

[102][103] .By the end of Bush's presidency, unemployment climbed to 7.2%.^ Enough is Enough - Bush President tells Sharon to end West Bank occupation and blames Arafat for failing to halt wave of suicide bombings.
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^ Bush: 'enough is Enough' US president urges end to violence - Colin Powell to visit Middle East.
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^ By the end of Bush's presidency, unemployment climbed to 7.2%.

[104] .The perception of Bush's effect on the economy is significantly affected by partisanship.^ The perception of President Bush's effect on the economy is significantly affected by partisanship .

[105]
.In December 2007, the United States entered the longest post-World War II recession,[13] which included a housing market correction, a subprime mortgage crisis, soaring oil prices, and a declining dollar value.^ "Question 191.D: JSG, from 1982 until 1988, the United State President and Congress funded Saddam during the Iraq war against Iran."
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^ Question 191.D : JSG, from 1982 until 1988, the United State President and Congress funded Saddam during the Iraq war against Iran.
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^ (HN, 1/2/99) 1980 Jan 13, The United States offered Pakistan a two-year aid plan to counter the Soviet threat in Afghanistan.
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[106] .In February, 63,000 jobs were lost, a five-year record.^ In February, 63,000 jobs were lost, a five-year record.

^ Aversa, Jeannine, Employers Slash 63,000 Jobs in February , Most in 5 Years, Feeding Recession Fears", Associated Press, March 7, 2008.

^ In my first two years in office over 2 million Americans lost their jobs.
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[107][108] .To aid with the situation, Bush signed a $170 billion economic stimulus package which was intended to improve the economic situation by sending tax rebate checks to many Americans and providing tax breaks for struggling businesses.^ To aid with the situation, Bush signed a $170 billion economic stimulus package which was intended to improve the economic situation by sending tax rebate checks to many Americans and providing tax breaks for struggling businesses.

^ Bush signs his enormous tax cut.
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^ Bush signed a $136 billion corporate tax cut bill.
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.The Bush administration pushed for significantly increased regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2003,[109] and after two years, the regulations passed the House but died in the Senate.^ The economy was doing Very Fine for the first six years of the Bush Jr. Its only the last two years troubles are abound, same years as the democratic controlled congress.
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^ Senate Stymies Bush on Second Un Envoy Vote The White House attempt to push through the confirmation of its controversial choice of John Bolton as UN ambassador was blocked yesterday for the second time by Democrats in the Senate.
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^ TrackBacks (0) Although the House passed it last week by a margin of 246-182 , the Democratic resolution opposing Dubya's surge fails to win an airing in the Senate .

.Many Republican senators, as well as influential members of the Bush Administration, feared that the agency created by these regulations would merely be mimicking the private sector’s risky practices.^ Many Republican senators, as well as influential members of the Bush Administration, feared that the agency created by these regulations would merely be mimicking the private sector’s risky practices.

^ Most of the members of the Bush administration have a long history in Republican politics.
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^ My strong personal preference would have been for the Administration - like the Administration of George Bush, Sr.
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[110][111] .In September 2008, the crisis became much more serious beginning with the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac followed by the collapse of Lehman Brothers[112] and a federal bailout of American International Group for $85 billion.^ In September 2008, the crisis became much more serious beginning with the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac followed by the collapse of Lehman Brothers [ 109 ] and a federal bailout of American International Group for $85 billion.

^ Bush announced a series of regulatory changes to allow religious social-service organizations to receive more government grants and contracts.
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^ Many economists and world governments determined that the situation became the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression .

[113]
.Many economists and world governments determined that the situation became the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.^ Many economists and world governments determined that the situation became the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression .

^ "A financial crisis unmatched since the Great Depression" .

^ "Worst Financial Crisis Since '30s, With No End Yet in Sight" .

[114][115] .Additional regulation over the housing market would have been beneficial, according to former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.^ Additional regulation over the housing market would have been beneficial, according to former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan .

^ Vince Reinhardt, a former Federal Reserve economist now at the American Enterprise Institute, said "it would have helped for the Bush administration to empower the folks at Treasury and the Federal Reserve and the comptroller of the currency and the FDIC to look at these issues more closely", and additionally, that it would have helped "for Congress to have held hearings".

^ With reports of the threat of recession from Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan , Bush argued that such a tax cut would stimulate the economy and create jobs.

[116] .Bush, meanwhile, proposed a financial rescue plan to buy back a large portion of the U.S. mortgage market.^ President Bush, meanwhile, proposed a financial rescue plan to buy back a large portion of the U.S. mortgage market.

^ "Bush hails financial rescue plan" .

^ Senate Backs Bush Over Terror Suspects The US Senate has voted for legislation endorsing President George Bush's plan for tough measures to interrogate and prosecute terrorism suspects.
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[117] Vince Reinhardt, a former Federal Reserve economist now at the American Enterprise Institute, said "it would have helped for the Bush administration to empower the folks at Treasury and the Federal Reserve and the comptroller of the currency and the FDIC to look at these issues more closely", and additionally, that it would have helped "for Congress to have held hearings".[111]
.In November 2008, over 500,000 jobs were lost, which marked the largest loss of jobs in the United States in 34 years.^ In November 2008, over 500,000 jobs were lost, which marked the largest loss of jobs in the United States in 34 years.

^ "Employers cut 533K jobs in November, most in 34 years" .

^ In February, 63,000 jobs were lost, a five-year record.

[118] .The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in the last four months of 2008, 1.9 million jobs were lost.^ By the end of 2008, the U.S. had lost a total of 2.6 million jobs.

^ The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in the last four months of 2008, 1.9 million jobs were lost.

^ In November 2008, over 500,000 jobs were lost, which marked the largest loss of jobs in the United States in 34 years.

[119] .By the end of 2008, the U.S. had lost a total of 2.6 million jobs.^ By the end of 2008, the U.S. had lost a total of 2.6 million jobs.

^ In November 2008, over 500,000 jobs were lost, which marked the largest loss of jobs in the United States in 34 years.

^ The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in the last four months of 2008, 1.9 million jobs were lost.

[120]

Education and health

.Bush undertook a number of educational priorities, such as increasing the funding for the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health in his first years of office, and creating education programs to strengthen the grounding in science and mathematics for American high school students.^ Bush creates a program for Americans to spy on each other.
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^ The economy was doing Very Fine for the first six years of the Bush Jr. Its only the last two years troubles are abound, same years as the democratic controlled congress.
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^ One of the few real highlights of the president's budget is the doubling of federal funds for the National Institutes of Health.
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.Funding for the NIH was cut in 2006, the first such cut in 36 years, due to rising inflation.^ Funding for the NIH was cut in 2006, the first such cut in 36 years, due to rising inflation.

^ It was the 3rd cut in 3 years and included a cut in the rates on capital gains and dividends, breaks for small businesses and funds for state governments.
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^ Unsurprisingly, Superfund money has dwindled in the past few years, and now the Bush administration is cutting funds to 33 different Superfund sites.
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[121]
Bush signs the No Child Left Behind Act into law, January 2002
.One of the administration's early major initiatives was the No Child Left Behind Act, which aimed to measure and close the gap between rich and poor student performance, provide options to parents with students in low-performing schools, and target more federal funding to low-income schools.^ Bush signs the No Child Left Behind Act into law, January 2002 One of the administration's early major initiatives was the No Child Left Behind Act , which aimed to measure and close the gap between rich and poor student performance, provide options to parents with students in low-performing schools, and target more federal funding to low-income schools .

^ FAIL Measuring school results through No Child Left Behind.
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^ Pros and Cons of the No Child Left Behind Act No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is also referred to as 'nicklebee'.
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.This landmark education initiative passed with broad bipartisan support, including that of Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts.^ Aside from reforming the criminal justice system and the education system, his government supported religious organizations and provided funding to 'faith-based initiatives'.
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^ Or a Massachusetts US Senator and his "environmentalist" nephew who oppose a wind farm, because (smoke blown away) it would ruin the view from the Kennedy Compound?
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^ Speaking to supporters in Florida, the Massachusetts senator declared: "I've met foreign leaders who...
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[122] .It was signed into law by Bush in early 2002.[123] Many contend that the initiative has been successful, as cited by the fact that students in the U.S. have performed significantly better on state reading and math tests since Bush signed "No Child Left Behind" into law.^ Bush signed a sweeping anti-terrorism bill into law.
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^ Bush promoted his No Child Left Behind education reform program.
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^ No Child Left Behind came out of the Bush presidency.
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[124] Critics argue that it is underfunded[125] and that NCLBA's focus on "high stakes testing" and quantitative outcomes is counterproductive.[126]
.After being re-elected, Bush signed into law a Medicare drug benefit program that, according to Jan Crawford Greenburg, resulted in "the greatest expansion in America's welfare state in forty years;" the bill's costs approached $7 trillion.^ Bush signed a sweeping anti-terrorism bill into law.
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^ Clinton signed the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program Act into law.
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^ After being re-elected, Bush signed into law a Medicare drug benefit program that, according to Jan Crawford Greenburg , resulted in "the greatest expansion in America's welfare state in forty years;" the bill's costs approached $7 trillion.

[127] .In 2007, Bush opposed and vetoed State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) legislation, which was added by the Democrats onto a war funding bill and passed by Congress.^ Bush cuts programs for children in his budget.
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^ Bush cuts health programs for uninsured.
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^ In 2007, Bush opposed and vetoed State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) legislation, which was added by the Democrats onto a war funding bill and passed by Congress.

.The SCHIP legislation would have significantly expanded federally funded health care benefits and plans to children of some low-income families from about six million to ten million children.^ One of the few real highlights of the president's budget is the doubling of federal funds for the National Institutes of Health.
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^ Now he expands that rule so that no federal funds can go to international organizations that provide any abortions, even with their own funds.
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^ I cut health-care benefits for war veterans.
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It was to be funded by an increase in the cigarette tax.[128] .Bush viewed the legislation as a move toward the liberal platform of socialized health care, and asserted that the program could benefit families making as much as $83,000 per year who did not need the help.^ Bush cuts health programs for uninsured.
  • The Wage Slave Journal: George W. Bush Scorecard of Evil 24 January 2010 23:51 UTC jesseberney.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Why does his family make 3 times as much a year as Bush does?
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^ If we can get folks on both sides to vote in primaries and get the career politicians OUT, we can settle our debts and start helping those in need locally and not with another huge, corrupt fed gov’t program.
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[129]

Social services and Social Security

.Following Republican efforts to pass the Medicare Act of 2003, Bush signed the bill, which included major changes to the Medicare program by providing beneficiaries with some assistance in paying for prescription drugs, while relying on private insurance for the delivery of benefits.^ Bush proposes pushing seniors into private insurance plans for a Medicare prescription drug benefit.
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^ Bush tells Congress not to offer a Medicare prescription drug benefit to the poor.
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^ Following Republican efforts to pass the Medicare Act of 2003 , Bush signed the bill, which included major changes to the Medicare program by providing beneficiaries with some assistance in paying for prescription drugs, while relying on private insurance for the delivery of benefits.

[130] .The retired persons lobby group AARP worked with the Bush Administration on the program and gave their endorsement.^ The retired persons lobby group AARP worked with the Bush Administration on the program and gave their endorsement.

^ The Bush administration and U.S. officials here often point to the radical group as a major source of instability in the country.

^ Bush Accused of Civil Rights Clampdown President George Bush is presiding over the most secretive administration in 'living memory', according to American civil rights groups and congressmen.
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Bush said the law, estimated to cost $400 billion over the first ten years, would give the elderly "better choices and more control over their health care".[131]
Bush speaks at the United States Coast Guard Academy commencement, May 2007
.Bush began his second term by outlining a major initiative to change Social Security,[132] which, by the projection of the Congressional Budget Office, would exhaust the Social Security Trust Fund in 2052.[133] Bush made it the centerpiece of his domestic agenda despite opposition from some in the U.S. Congress.^ "Bush pushes his Social Security overhaul" .

^ In his second term, President Bush is determined on regime change.
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^ Bush made it the centerpiece of his domestic agenda despite opposition from some in the U.S. Congress.

[132] .In his 2005 State of the Union Address, Bush discussed what he called the potential impending "bankruptcy" of the program and outlined his new program, which included partial privatization of the system, personal Social Security accounts, and options to permit Americans to divert a portion of their Social Security tax (FICA) into secured investments.^ In a defiantly worded state of the union address to...
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^ In his 2005 State of the Union Address , Bush discussed the potential impending bankruptcy of the program and outlined his new program, which included partial privatization of the system, personal Social Security accounts, and options to permit Americans to divert a portion of their Social Security tax ( FICA ) into secured investments.

^ In his state of the union address on Tuesday night, Mr Bush...
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[132] Democrats opposed the proposal to partially privatize the system.[132]
.Bush embarked on a 60-day national tour, campaigning vigorously for his initiative in media events, known as the "Conversations on Social Security", in an attempt to gain support from the general public.^ "Bush pushes his Social Security overhaul" .

^ Bush embarked on a 60-day national tour, campaigning vigorously for his initiative in media events, known as the "Conversations on Social Security", in an attempt to gain support from the general public.

^ We Will Persevere, Bush Tells Americans New attempt to get UN support for coalition plans.
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[134] .Despite the energetic campaign, public support for the proposal declined[135] and the House Republican leadership decided not to put Social Security reform on the priority list for the remainder of their 2005 legislative agenda.^ Despite the energetic campaign, public support for the proposal declined [ 131 ] and the House Republican leadership decided not to put Social Security reform on the priority list for the remainder of their 2005 legislative agenda.

^ Bush supporters will no doubt dismiss it as a liberal smear campaign, but I don't know; read it and decide for yourself.
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^ Comments (0) " Intent on using his capital to secure his place in history, Bush may finally pass a right-wing social agenda, an entitlement reform agenda and a neoconservative foreign policy...And by enacting his program, Bush may dash conservatives' hopes for a lasting Republican majority.

[136] .The proposal's legislative prospects were further diminished by the political fallout from the Hurricane Katrina in the fall of 2005.[137] After the Democrats gained control of both houses of the Congress as a result of the 2006 midterm elections, the prospects of any further congressional action on the Bush proposal were dead for the remainder of his term in office.^ After the Democrats gained control of both houses of the Congress as a result of the 2006 midterm elections, the prospects of any further congressional action on the Bush proposal were dead for the remainder of his term in office.

^ The proposal's legislative prospects were further diminished by the political fallout from the Hurricane Katrina in the fall of 2005.

^ Clean Sweep for Republicans in Mid-term Polls The US president, George Bush, scored a remarkable victory last night as the Republicans took control of both houses of Congress, winning the Senate from the Democrats and solidifying their grip on the House of Representatives.
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Environmental and energy policies

.Upon taking office in 2001, Bush stated his opposition to the Kyoto Protocol, an amendment to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change which seeks to impose mandatory targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, citing that the treaty exempted 80% of the world's population[138] and would have cost tens of billions of dollars per year.^ For the United States is as disillusioned with the United Nations as the world is disillusioned with the United States.

^ Main article: Domestic policy of the George W. Bush administration#Environment Upon taking office in 2001, Bush stated his opposition to the Kyoto Protocol , an amendment to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change which seeks to impose mandatory targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, citing that the treaty exempted 80% of the world's population [ 134 ] and would have cost tens of billions of dollars per year.

^ Bush isolates United States in denying support for Kyoto treaty.
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[139] .He also cited that the Senate had voted 95–0 in 1997 on a resolution expressing its disapproval of the protocol.^ He also cited that the Senate had voted 95–0 in 1997 on a resolution expressing its disapproval of the protocol.

^ U.S. Senators Wayne Morse of Oregon and Ernest Gruening of Alaska share the distinction of casting the only votes against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.
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.In 2002, Bush announced the Clear Skies Act of 2003,[140] aimed at amending the Clean Air Act to reduce air pollution through the use of emissions trading programs.^ Bush prepares to roll back provisions of the Clean Air Act.
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^ Bush relaxes clean air rules.
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^ Bush signed the Clear Air Act of 1990.
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.It was argued, however, that this legislation would have weakened the original legislation by allowing higher levels of pollutants than were permitted at that time.^ It was argued, however, that this legislation would have weakened the original legislation by allowing higher levels of pollutants than were permitted at that time.

^ I would say that the manipulation in lower developed democracies is often not worse than countries thought to be higher democracies.

^ His plan would give private health plans enormous power over Medicare, allowing them to set the prices for prescription drugs, squeezing seniors for higher profits.
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[141] .The initiative was introduced to Congress, but failed to make it out of committee.^ The initiative was introduced to Congress, but failed to make it out of committee.

^ Now, though, people are coming out of that initial shock, and realizing that the 9/11 attacks didn't make Bush any smarter.
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^ As such, Kucinich is making it so that Bush will be recorded as a President who had articles of impeachment read in the house, but which failed to get out of the house.
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.Bush has said that he believes that global warming is real[142] and has noted that it is a serious problem, but he asserted there is a "debate over whether it's man-made or naturally caused".[143] The Bush Administration's stance on global warming has remained controversial in the scientific and environmental communities.^ But of course Bush isn't really serious.
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^ Bush dismisses report from his own administration on global warming.
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^ When the Environmental Protection Agency delivers a draft report to the White House that cites several studies linking industrial and automotive pollution to global warming, the administration makes some minor tweaks here and there, just enough to change the entire thrust of the section on climate change.
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.Critics have alleged that the administration[144] misinformed the public and did not do enough to reduce carbon emissions and deter global warming.^ And when it comes to global warming, that's just what this administration does.
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^ Bush dismisses report from his own administration on global warming.
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[145]
.In 2006, Bush declared the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands a national monument, creating the largest marine reserve to date.^ Bush declares open season on the national parks.
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^ Bush backs drilling for natural gas in national monument.
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^ Bush reopens mining on proposed national monument.
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.The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument comprises 84 million acres (340,000 km²) and is home to 7,000 species of fish, birds, and other marine animals, many of which are specific to only those islands.^ The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument comprises 84 million acres (340,000 km²) and is home to 7,000 species of fish, birds, and other marine animals, many of which are specific to only those islands.

^ Many this will be a start of this nation not being so angry at each other.
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^ Jimmy Carter proclaimed 15 new national monuments, eleven under NPS jurisdiction and two each for the Forest Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service.
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[146] The move was hailed by conservationists for "its foresight and leadership in protecting this incredible area".[147]
.In his 2007 State of the Union Address, Bush renewed his pledge to work toward diminished reliance on foreign oil by reducing fossil fuel consumption and increasing alternative fuel production.^ "State of the Union:Bush fights for spotlight" .

^ In a defiantly worded state of the union address to...
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^ In his state of the union address on Tuesday night, Mr Bush...
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[148] .Amid high gasoline prices in 2008, Bush lifted a ban on offshore drilling.^ "Bush lifts executive ban on offshore oil drilling" .

^ Amid high gasoline prices in 2008, Bush lifted a ban on offshore drilling .

^ The move was largely symbolic, however, as there is still a federal law banning offshore drilling.

[149] .The move was largely symbolic, however, as there is still a federal law banning offshore drilling.^ The move was largely symbolic, however, as there is still a federal law banning offshore drilling.

^ "Bush lifts executive ban on offshore oil drilling" .

^ If there was any intel manipulation going on, it was from Hussien himself, although there are still questions about what it was that Russian agents secretly moved out of Iraq and into Syria.
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.Bush said, "This means that the only thing standing between the American people and these vast oil reserves is action from the U.S. Congress."^ If the great war starts, people may only see evil against evil, and could perhaps not be so focused on the Americans starting the war.

^ I have always been a Bush supporter and wondered at the things said over the years, but I was pretty hard on both Clintons myself in years past.
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^ Ed Vulliamy goes into George Bush's backyard to reveal how big oil got in bed with big politics and the price paid by the little people.
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[149] .Bush had said in June 2008, "In the long run, the solution is to reduce demand for oil by promoting alternative energy technologies.^ Bush had said in June 2008, "In the long run, the solution is to reduce demand for oil by promoting alternative energy technologies.

^ Both deceptions serve to promote the drilling, which would be a boon to the energy industry that supported Bush so loyally during the presidential campaign.
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^ Remember when President Bush was interested in reducing our dependence on foreign oil?
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.My administration has worked with Congress to invest in gas-saving technologies like advanced batteries and hydrogen fuel cells....^ My administration has worked with Congress to invest in gas-saving technologies like advanced batteries and hydrogen fuel cells ....

^ So my administration has repeatedly called on Congress to expand domestic oil production."

^ Fuel cells, which act like batteries, produce no emissions except water vapour, and are already in...
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.In the short run, the American economy will continue to rely largely on oil.^ In the short run, the American economy will continue to rely largely on oil.

.And that means we need to increase supply, especially here at home.^ And that means we need to increase supply, especially here at home.

^ It's a delicate area, where the need to protect the country from external threats must be balanced against the need to protect it from unscrupulous leaders here at home.
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.So my administration has repeatedly called on Congress to expand domestic oil production."^ So my administration has repeatedly called on Congress to expand domestic oil production."

^ My administration has worked with Congress to invest in gas-saving technologies like advanced batteries and hydrogen fuel cells ....

^ Members of my cabinet are the richest of any administration in US history (the poorest multimillionaire, Condoleeza Rice, has a Chevron oil tanker named after her).
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[150]
In his 2008 State of the Union Address, Bush announced that the U.S. would commit $2 billion over the next three years to a new international fund to promote clean energy technologies and fight climate change, saying, "Along with contributions from other countries, this fund will increase and accelerate the deployment of all forms of cleaner, more efficient technologies in developing nations like India and China, and help leverage substantial private-sector capital by making clean energy projects more financially attractive." He also announced plans to reaffirm the United States' commitment to work with major economies, and, through the United Nations, to complete an international agreement that will slow, stop, and eventually reverse the growth of greenhouse gases; he stated, "This agreement will be effective only if it includes commitments by every major economy and gives none a free ride."[151]

Stem cell research and first use of veto power

.Federal funding for medical research involving the creation or destruction of human embryos through the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health has been forbidden by law since the passage in 1995 of the Dickey Amendment by Congress and the signature of President Bill Clinton.^ One of the few real highlights of the president's budget is the doubling of federal funds for the National Institutes of Health.
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^ (WSJ, 5/16/97, p.A1)(AP, 5/16/98) 1997 May 18, President Clinton announced creation of a research center at the National Institutes of Health devoted to the goal of developing an AIDS vaccine within the next decade, but offered no new federal spending.
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^ (AP, 2/18/98) 1993 Feb 19, President Clinton's economic plan won praise from Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.
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[152] .Bush has said that he supports adult stem cell research and has supported federal legislation that finances adult stem cell research.^ Bush obstructs funding for stem cell research.
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^ Bush met with Pope John Paul II at Castel Gandolfo, Italy, and was urged to reject the use of human embryos for stem cell research.
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^ But in doing so, Bush also wipes out Clinton administration ethical rules on obtaining stem cells from embryos.
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.However, Bush did not support embryonic stem cell research.^ Bush obstructs funding for stem cell research.
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^ However, Bush did not support embryonic stem cell research .

^ Bush has said that he supports adult stem cell research and has supported federal legislation that finances adult stem cell research.

[153] .On August 9, 2001, Bush signed an executive order lifting the ban on federal funding for the 71 existing "lines" of stem cells,[154] but the ability of these existing lines to provide an adequate medium for testing has been questioned.^ "Bush lifts executive ban on offshore oil drilling" .

^ Bush obstructs funding for stem cell research.
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^ Ford’s signed Executive Order No.
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.Testing can only be done on twelve of the original lines, and all of the approved lines have been cultured in contact with mouse cells, which creates safety issues that complicate development and approval of therapies from these lines.^ Testing can only be done on twelve of the original lines, and all of the approved lines have been cultured in contact with mouse cells, which creates safety issues that complicate development and approval of therapies from these lines.

^ This time, in line with our current struggle for self-determination, self-reliance and the creation of a Black Cultural District in West Oakland called The Village Bottoms.
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^ These developments are in line with suggestions made in a non-paper recently circulated by France, suggesting a further strengthening of the inspection capabilities."
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[155] .On July 19, 2006, Bush used his veto power for the first time in his presidency to veto the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act.^ Bush obstructs funding for stem cell research.
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^ Stem cell research and first use of veto power .

^ However, Bush did not support embryonic stem cell research .

.The bill would have repealed the Dickey Amendment, thereby permitting federal money to be used for research where stem cells are derived from the destruction of an embryo.^ Stem cell research and first use of veto power .

^ Bush refuses to fund research on stem cells derived from new embryos.
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^ The bill would have repealed the Dickey Amendment , thereby permitting federal money to be used for research where stem cells are derived from the destruction of an embryo.

[156]

Immigration

Bush discusses border security with Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff near the El Paso, Texas, United States-Mexico border, November 2005
.In 2006, Bush urged Congress to allow more than twelve million illegal immigrants to work in the United States with the creation of a "temporary guest-worker program". Bush did not support amnesty for illegal immigrants,[157] but argued that the lack of legal status denies the protections of U.S. laws to millions of people who face dangers of poverty and exploitation, and penalizes employers despite a demand for immigrant labor.^ Congress does more than just make laws.
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^ Bush isolates United States in denying support for Kyoto treaty.
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^ President Bush discusses border security with Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff near the El Paso, Texas , United States-Mexico border, November 2005 In 2006, Bush urged Congress to allow more than twelve million illegal immigrants to work in the United States with the creation of a "temporary guest-worker program".

.The President also urged Congress to provide additional funds for border security and committed to deploying 6,000 National Guard troops to the Mexico – United States border.^ For the United States is as disillusioned with the United Nations as the world is disillusioned with the United States.

^ The President also urged Congress to provide additional funds for border security and committed to deploying 6,000 National Guard troops to the Mexico – United States border .

^ President Bush discusses border security with Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff near the El Paso, Texas , United States-Mexico border, November 2005 In 2006, Bush urged Congress to allow more than twelve million illegal immigrants to work in the United States with the creation of a "temporary guest-worker program".

[158] .In May-June 2007, Bush strongly supported the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 which was written by a bipartisan group of Senators with the active participation of the Bush administration.^ Take a look at this #105 posted by GregLondon , June 12, 2008 3:53 PM jsg: Every Senator, Representative, and each member of the Clinton and Bush administration had the same intelligence.
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^ President Bush made it clear when he made his Wall Street speech that he supported only weak reforms for corporate responsibility.
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^ Every Senator, Representative, and each member of the Clinton and Bush administration had the same intelligence.
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[159] .The bill envisioned a legalization program for undocumented immigrants, with an eventual path to citizenship; establishing a guest worker program; a series of border and work site enforcement measures; a reform of the green card application process and the introduction of a point-based "merit" system for green cards; elimination of "chain migration" and of the Diversity Immigrant Visa; and other measures.^ The bill envisioned a legalization program for undocumented immigrants, with an eventual path to citizenship; establishing a guest worker program; a series of border and work site enforcement measures; a reform of the green card application process and the introduction of a point-based "merit" system for green cards; elimination of "chain migration" and of the Diversity Immigrant Visa ; and other measures.

^ President Bush discusses border security with Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff near the El Paso, Texas , United States-Mexico border, November 2005 In 2006, Bush urged Congress to allow more than twelve million illegal immigrants to work in the United States with the creation of a "temporary guest-worker program".

^ Aside from reforming the criminal justice system and the education system, his government supported religious organizations and provided funding to 'faith-based initiatives'.
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.Bush contended that the proposed bill did not amount to amnesty.^ Bush contended that the proposed bill did not amount to amnesty.

^ But not for the Bush administration, as the Department of Health and Human Services proposes cutting the amount of money the government spends on cancer drugs.
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^ Democrat Al Gore rejected the plan, saying the formats proposed by Bush could limit the audience and amount of face-to-face debate time.
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[160]
.A heated public debate followed, which resulted in a substantial rift within the Republican Party, the majority of conservatives opposed it because of its legalization or amnesty provisions.^ A heated public debate followed, which resulted in a substantial rift within the Republican Party, the majority of conservatives opposed it because of its legalization or amnesty provisions.

^ Like so many others, even though I am a Republican (though I consider myself more a conservative Independent) I was furious over some of his policies and opposed them openly.
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^ There are a hell of a lot of conservatives and Republicans who are of the opinion that their party has been hijacked by con men and I don't disagree.
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[161] .The bill was eventually defeated in the Senate on June 28, 2007, when a cloture motion failed on a 46-53 vote.^ The bill was eventually defeated in the Senate on June 28, 2007, when a cloture motion failed on a 46-53 vote.

^ Klaus Marre (June 28, 2007).

^ Archived from the original on June 28, 2007 .

[162] .Bush expressed disappointment upon the defeat of one of his signature domestic initiatives.^ One of George H. W. Bush’s first foreign policy initiatives as president is to increase military and economic aid to Iraq.
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[163] .The Bush administration later proposed a series of immigration enforcement measures that do not require a change in law.^ The Bush administration later proposed a series of immigration enforcement measures that do not require a change in law.

^ Bush proposes changing labor laws.
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^ In May-June 2007, Bush strongly supported the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 which was written by a bipartisan group of Senators with the active participation of the Bush administration.

[164]

Hurricane Katrina

.Hurricane Katrina, which was one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, struck early in Bush’s second term.^ Main article: Political effects of Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina , which was one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, struck early in Bush’s second term.

^ Middle East Sees Benefits of Bush There is surprising support for a second Bush term in Iran and the Arab world, writes Brian Whitaker.
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^ Although I disagreed with a lot of decisions Bush made during his second term, he never deserved the outright malice and hatred that he got from the mainstream media.
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.Katrina formed in late August during the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season and devastated much of the north-central Gulf Coast of the United States, particularly New Orleans.^ Katrina formed in late August during the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season and devastated much of the north-central Gulf Coast of the United States, particularly New Orleans .

^ Bush shakes hands with New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on September 2, 2005 after viewing the devastation of Hurricane Katrina Bush declared a state of emergency in Louisiana on August 27, [ 162 ] and in Mississippi and Alabama the following day; [ 163 ] he authorized the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to manage the disaster, but his announcement failed to spur these agencies to action.

^ He didn’t have to; it made him late to meet the United States Ambassador to the Republic of South Korea, and the President of the Republic of South Korea.
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[165]
Bush shakes hands with New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on September 2, 2005 after viewing the devastation of Hurricane Katrina
.Bush declared a state of emergency in Louisiana on August 27,[166] and in Mississippi and Alabama the following day;[167] he authorized the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to manage the disaster, but his announcement failed to spur these agencies to action.^ Bush departed on a 6-day Asia trip.
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^ After making sure the drug companies had protection from these suits built into the homeland security bill (see 11-19-2002 below), President Bush undermines those lawsuits again by fighting to make sure that important information connecting vaccinations to autism never sees the light of day.
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^ (SFC, 1/4/97, p.A3) 1997 Jan 3, President Clinton declared northern Nevada a major disaster area following days of rain that sent rivers over their banks in the Reno and Carson City area.
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[168] .The eye of the hurricane made landfall on August 29, and New Orleans began to flood due to levee breaches; later that day, Bush declared that a major disaster existed in Louisiana,[169] officially authorizing FEMA to start using federal funds to assist in the recovery effort.^ The eye of the hurricane made landfall on August 29, and New Orleans began to flood due to levee breaches; later that day, Bush declared that a major disaster existed in Louisiana, [ 165 ] officially authorizing FEMA to start using federal funds to assist in the recovery effort.

^ Leaders attacked the president for having appointed apparently incompetent leaders to positions of power at FEMA, notably Michael D. Brown ; [ 169 ] it was also argued that the federal response was limited as a result of the Iraq War [ 170 ] and President Bush himself did not act upon warnings of floods.

^ Bush shakes hands with New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on September 2, 2005 after viewing the devastation of Hurricane Katrina Bush declared a state of emergency in Louisiana on August 27, [ 162 ] and in Mississippi and Alabama the following day; [ 163 ] he authorized the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to manage the disaster, but his announcement failed to spur these agencies to action.

.On August 30, DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff declared it "an incident of national significance",[170] triggering the first use of the newly created National Response Plan.^ On August 30, DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff declared it "an incident of national significance", [ 166 ] triggering the first use of the newly created National Response Plan .

^ So when the United States created plan Colombia to send military aid to the country (a bad idea in the first place), it put some restrictions on that aid.
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^ I was a member of the Carter Administration and on the staff of the National Security Council from August 1976 to April 1981, with responsibility for monitoring Iran policy.
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.Three days later, on September 2, National Guard troops first entered the city of New Orleans.^ I am surprised that this story is not the first item in the 24 hour news channels group of news stories, ever 5 years later.
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^ (AP, 8/16/98) 1988 Aug 17, Vice President George Bush was nominated for president at the Republican National Convention in New Orleans.
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^ The existence of the monitoring scheme by the National Security Agency was first revealed in news reports on Friday and...
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[171] The same day, Bush toured parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama and declared that the success of the recovery effort up to that point was "not enough".[172]
.As the disaster in New Orleans intensified, critics charged that Bush was misrepresenting his administration's role in what they saw as a flawed response.^ As the disaster in New Orleans intensified, critics claimed that the president was misrepresenting his administration's role in what they saw as a flawed response.

^ Similarly, the Bush administration faced criticism from Democrats who charge the administration that broke away from the Agreed Framework in 2002 ended up five years later with a roughly similar accord .

^ And now you'll get those new nukes, thanks to the ridiculously irresponsible Bush administration.
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.Leaders attacked Bush for having appointed apparently incompetent leaders to positions of power at FEMA, notably Michael D. Brown;[173] it was also argued that the federal response was limited as a result of the Iraq War[174] and Bush himself did not act upon warnings of floods.^ Leaders attacked the president for having appointed apparently incompetent leaders to positions of power at FEMA, notably Michael D. Brown ; [ 169 ] it was also argued that the federal response was limited as a result of the Iraq War [ 170 ] and President Bush himself did not act upon warnings of floods.

^ Bush called Tuesday’s terrorist attacks "acts of war."
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^ Bush received heavy criticism for his handling of the Iraq War , his response to Hurricane Katrina and to the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse , NSA warrantless surveillance , the Plame affair , and Guantanamo Bay detention camp controversies.

[175][176][177] .Bush responded to mounting criticism by accepting full responsibility for the federal government's failures in its handling of the emergency.^ Bush responded to mounting criticism by accepting full responsibility for the federal government's failures in its handling of the emergency.

^ Bush received heavy criticism for his handling of the Iraq War , his response to Hurricane Katrina and to the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse , NSA warrantless surveillance , the Plame affair , and Guantanamo Bay detention camp controversies.

^ Bush Vows New Orleans 'will Rise Again' The US president, George Bush, today accepted responsibility for his administration's failure to respond adequately to Hurricane Katrina.
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[171] .It has been argued that with Katrina, Bush passed a political tipping point from which he would not recover.^ "Katrina response called 'tipping point' for Bush" .

^ It has been argued that with Katrina, President Bush passed a political tipping point from which he would not recover.

^ Main article: Political effects of Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina , which was one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, struck early in Bush’s second term.

[178]

Midterm dismissal of U.S. attorneys

.During Bush's second term, a controversy arose over the Justice Department's midterm dismissal of seven United States Attorneys.^ Main article: Dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy During Bush's second term, a controversy arose over the Justice Department's midterm dismissal of seven United States Attorneys .

^ Bush bans unions at Justice Department.
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^ In his second term, Bush promoted faith-based organizations and enjoyed high approval ratings.

[179] .The White House maintained that the U.S. attorneys were fired for poor performance.^ Mr O'Neill came under fire last week after an authorised book about his time at the White House, The Price of...
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^ (AP, 12/16/99) 1994 Dec 17, Six shots were fired at the White House by an unidentified gunman.
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^ Bush under fire The first email was already waiting for most White House staffers when they switched on their computers last Tuesday.
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[180] .Attorney General Alberto Gonzales would later resign over the issue, along with other senior members of the Justice Department.^ Attorney General Alberto Gonzales would later resign over the issue, along with other senior members of the Justice Department.

^ Alberto Gonzales (August 26, 2007), Gonzales' Resignation Letter , United States Department of Justice, "Please accept my resignation as Attorney General of the United States, effective September 17, 2007" ^ Mukasey won't pursue contempt probe of Bush aides , Reuters (March 1, 2008).

^ A Justice Department inquiry into the firing of U.S. attorneys concluded that political considerations played a part in as many as four of the dismissals.

[181][182] .The House Judiciary Committee issued subpoenas for advisers Harriet Miers and Josh Bolten to testify regarding this matter, but Bush directed Miers and Bolten to not comply with those subpoenas, invoking his right of executive privilege.^ The House Judiciary Committee issued subpoenas for advisers Harriet Miers and Josh Bolten to testify regarding this matter, but Bush directed Miers and Bolten to not comply with those subpoenas, invoking his right of executive privilege .

^ "House judiciary panel files civil lawsuit to enforce Miers, Bolten subpoenas" .

^ In August 2009, Karl Rove and Harriet Miers testified before the House Judiciary Committee.

.Bush has maintained that all of his advisers are protected under a broad executive privilege protection to receive candid advice.^ Bush has maintained that all of his advisers are protected under a broad executive privilege protection to receive candid advice.

^ The House Judiciary Committee issued subpoenas for advisers Harriet Miers and Josh Bolten to testify regarding this matter, but Bush directed Miers and Bolten to not comply with those subpoenas, invoking his right of executive privilege .

^ And those are just a few, all signed by Bush alone, and need other Executive Orders or Acts of Congress to get rid of them.
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.The Justice Department has determined that the President's order was legal.^ President Bush to Nominate James and Bryant for Positions within the Justice Department .

[183]
.Although Congressional investigations have focused on whether the Justice Department and the White House were using the U.S. Attorney positions for political advantage, no official findings have been released.^ Bush and Norwood announce their deal without consulting other sponsors of the bill, making the "compromise" nothing but a political game by the White House.
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^ The Justice Department was investigating the leak of the identity of an undercover CIA officer.
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^ In a three-line statement, Monica Goodling, a senior adviser to Mr Gonzales and the justice department's conduit to the White House, gave no reason for her decision.
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.On March 10, 2008, the Congress filed a federal lawsuit to enforce their issued subpoenas.^ On March 10, 2008, the Congress filed a federal lawsuit to enforce their issued subpoenas.

^ "House judiciary panel files civil lawsuit to enforce Miers, Bolten subpoenas" .

^ Porter, Patrick (March 10, 2008).

[184] .On July 31, 2008, a United States district court judge ruled that Bush's top advisers were not immune from Congressional subpoenas.^ A State of Chaos Sidney Blumenthal: George Bush has purged the last of his father's senior advisers, handing over control to his neocon allies.
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^ Has anyone yet explained why President George W Bush is about to make a state visit to the United Kingdom?
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^ Bush isolates United States in denying support for Kyoto treaty.
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[185]
.In August 2009, Karl Rove and Harriet Miers testified before the House Judiciary Committee.^ (SFC, 12/10/98, p.A1)(AP, 12/9/99) 1998 Dec 10, The House Judiciary Committee opened debate on 4 articles of impeachment against Pres.
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^ Digby links to an excellent profile of Karl Rove, which I hadn't seen before, by Mark Suskind: Why are these men laughing?
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^ (AP, 5/2/97) 1974 May 9, The House Judiciary Committee opened hearings on whether to recommend the impeachment of President Nixon.
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.A Justice Department inquiry into the firing of U.S. attorneys concluded that political considerations played a part in as many as four of the dismissals.^ A Justice Department inquiry into the firing of U.S. attorneys concluded that political considerations played a part in as many as four of the dismissals.

^ As one attorney at Justice put it, "ongoing law-enforcement activity was supposed to be out of bounds from politics."
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^ You have eloquently written what many of us (meaning all citizens, with no consideration for political party)are feeling.
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[186]

Foreign policy

President George W. Bush, President of Mexico Vicente Fox and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper stand in front of El Castillo in Chichen Itza, March 30, 2006
Countries visited by President George W. Bush during his terms in office.
.During his Presidential campaign, Bush's foreign policy platform included support for a stronger economic and political relationship with Latin America, especially Mexico, and a reduction of involvement in "nation-building" and other small-scale military engagements.^ During his Presidential campaign, Bush's foreign policy platform included support for a stronger economic and political relationship with Latin America , especially Mexico, and a reduction of involvement in " nation-building " and other small-scale military engagements.

^ Main article: Foreign policy of the George W. Bush administration President George W. Bush, President of Mexico Vicente Fox and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper stand in front of El Castillo in Chichen Itza , March 30, 2006 Countries visited by President George W. Bush during his terms in office.

^ Albania has a population of 3.6 million, has troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and the country's government is highly supportive of American foreign policy.

.The administration pursued a national missile defense.^ The administration pursued a national missile defense .

^ (AP, 1/20/00) 1999 Jan 20, The Clinton administration pledged $6.6 billion over 5 years for a national missile defense system.
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^ Clinton put the anti-missile national defense system on hold and passed the decision for moving the project forward to his successor.
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[187]
.After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Bush launched the War on Terrorism, in which the United States military and an international coalition invaded Afghanistan.^ September 11, 2001 .

^ In response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks , President Bush launched the War on Terrorism , in which the United States military and an international coalition invaded Afghanistan .

^ Bush uses the September 11 attacks to justify all his policies.
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.In 2003, Bush launched the invasion of Iraq, which he described as being part of the War on Terrorism.^ In 2003, President Bush launched the invasion of Iraq , which President Bush viewed as being part of the War on Terrorism.

^ The Bush campaign continuously criticized Kerry's seemingly contradictory statements on the war in Iraq, [ 46 ] and claimed Kerry lacked the decisiveness and vision necessary for success in the war on terrorism .

^ "Uganda’s president criticizes Bush administration’s handling of war in Iraq" .

[188]
.Those invasions led to the toppling of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan and the removal of Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq as well as the deaths of many Iraqis, with surveys indicating between four hundred thousand to over one million dead, excluding the tens of thousands of civilians in Afghanistan.^ Those invasions led to the toppling of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan and the removal of Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq as well as the deaths of many Iraqis , with surveys indicating between four hundred thousand to over one million dead , excluding the tens of thousands of civilians in Afghanistan.

^ "Iraq will not disarm so long as Saddam Hussein holds power."
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^ Is Iraq better off without the Hussein regime in power?
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[189][190][191]
.Bush began his second term with an emphasis on improving strained relations with European nations.^ Middle East Sees Benefits of Bush There is surprising support for a second Bush term in Iran and the Arab world, writes Brian Whitaker.
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^ Although I disagreed with a lot of decisions Bush made during his second term, he never deserved the outright malice and hatred that he got from the mainstream media.
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^ George and Laura's African Safari George Bush touched down for the briefest of stops in the tiny west African country of Benin for the second leg of a five-nation African tour.
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.He appointed long-time adviser Karen Hughes to oversee a global public relations campaign.^ Andrew Card (53) was appointed his Chief of Staff and Karen Hughes (43) as Communications Director.
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.Bush lauded the pro-democracy struggles in Georgia and Ukraine.^ Bush lauded the pro-democracy struggles in Georgia and Ukraine .

.In March 2006, a visit to India led to renewed ties between the two countries, reversing decades of U.S. policy.^ In March 2006, a visit to India led to renewed ties between the two countries, reversing decades of U.S. policy.

^ Main article: Foreign policy of the George W. Bush administration President George W. Bush, President of Mexico Vicente Fox and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper stand in front of El Castillo in Chichen Itza , March 30, 2006 Countries visited by President George W. Bush during his terms in office.

^ (AP, 4/17/97) 1996 Apr 18, President Clinton addressed the Japanese Parliament, hailing security ties between the two countries as the cornerstone of stability in Asia.
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[192] .The visit focused particularly in areas of nuclear energy and counter-terrorism cooperation.^ The visit focused particularly in areas of nuclear energy and counter-terrorism cooperation.

[193] .This is in stark contrast to the stance taken by his predecessor, Clinton, whose approach and response to India after the 1998 nuclear tests was that of sanctions and hectoring.^ This is in stark contrast to the stance taken by his predecessor, Clinton, whose approach and response to India after the 1998 nuclear tests was that of sanctions and hectoring.

^ Clinton asked the US Senate to postpone a vote on the global nuclear test ban treaty (CTBT) due to insufficient votes for passage [see Oct 13].
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^ Clinton urged the government to restore democracy, reduce its nuclear arsenal, fight terrorism and find a peaceful solution to the Kashmir crises with India.
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.The relationship between India and the United States was one that dramatically improved during Bush's tenure.^ The relationship between India and the United States was one that dramatically improved during Bush's tenure.

^ Bush's New Best Friends The American president is betting on India becoming one of the world's great powers, writes Randeep Ramesh.
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^ "Question 191.D: JSG, from 1982 until 1988, the United State President and Congress funded Saddam during the Iraq war against Iran."
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[194]
.Midway through Bush's second term, it was questioned whether Bush was retreating from his freedom and democracy agenda, highlighted in policy changes toward some oil-rich former Soviet republics in central Asia.^ Midway through Bush's second term, it was questioned whether Bush was retreating from his freedom and democracy agenda, highlighted in policy changes toward some oil-rich former Soviet republics in central Asia.

^ In his second term, President Bush is determined on regime change.
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^ In his second term, Bush promoted faith-based organizations and enjoyed high approval ratings.

[195]

September 11, 2001

Bush addresses rescue workers at Ground Zero in New York, September 14, 2001
.The September 11 terrorist attacks were a major turning point in Bush's presidency.^ Bush uses the September 11 attacks to justify all his policies.
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^ Bush tries to limit Congressional probes of September 11 terrorist attacks.
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^ Bush lies about air quality after September 11 attacks.
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.That evening, he addressed the nation from the Oval Office, promising a strong response to the attacks but emphasizing the need for the nation to come together and comfort the families of the victims.^ That evening, he addressed the nation from the Oval Office , promising a strong response to the attacks but emphasizing the need for the nation to come together and comfort the families of the victims.

^ Hood and met personally with the families of the victims of this terrorist attack.
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^ Have a good day and let us work together, through some organization we are comfortable with, joining others to take back our nation.
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.On September 14, he visited Ground Zero, meeting with Mayor Rudy Giuliani, firefighters, police officers, and volunteers.^ On September 14, he visited Ground Zero , meeting with Mayor Rudy Giuliani and firefighters, police officers, and volunteers.

^ After the September 11 attacks, the EPA told New Yorkers it was safe to live and work near Ground Zero.
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^ Main article: September 11 attacks President Bush addresses rescue workers at Ground Zero in New York, September 14, 2001 The September 11 terrorist attacks were a major turning point in Bush's presidency.

Bush addressed the gathering via a megaphone while standing on a heap of rubble, to much applause:
I can hear you. .The rest of the world hears you.^ The rest of the world hears you.

.And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.^ Towers will be hearing from all of us…” .
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^ What do all these people have in common?
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^ And the people who brought these towers down will hear from all of us soon.” .
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[196]
.In a September 20 speech, Bush condemned Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, and issued an ultimatum to the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, where bin Laden was operating, to "hand over the terrorists, or ...^ Bush will not say the words "Osama bin Laden".
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^ Bush approves the assassination of Osama bin Laden.
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^ That'll show Osama bin Laden!
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share in their fate".[197]

War on Terrorism

.After September 11, Bush announced a global War on Terrorism.^ The more I think about the speech Sunday, the more outraged I get at the way Bush is now using the 'flypaper' argument to say the war is protecting US cities from terrorism.
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^ After the 11 September 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, President George W. Bush launched an illegal 'War on Terror', that five years on is showing no sign of abating.
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^ The fine people at Get Your War On have a new entry, in which they marvel at the way Bush kept saying "September 11" in response to every question at his recent press conference, no matter what the question was actually about.
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.The Afghan Taliban regime was not forthcoming with Osama bin Laden, so Bush ordered the invasion of Afghanistan to overthrow the Taliban regime.^ Bush will not say the words "Osama bin Laden".
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^ Bush approves the assassination of Osama bin Laden.
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^ That'll show Osama bin Laden!
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[198] .In his January 29, 2002, State of the Union address, he asserted that an "axis of evil" consisting of North Korea, Iran, and Iraq was "arming to threaten the peace of the world" and "pose[d] a grave and growing danger".[199] The Bush Administration proceeded to assert a right and intention to engage in preemptive war, also called preventive war, in response to perceived threats.^ Right: Bush led a coalition into the war in Iraq.
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^ Right : Bush led a coalition into the war in Iraq.
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^ During his State of the Union address, Bush lists Iran, North Korea, and Iraq as a new " axis of evil " that his administration will confront.
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[200] .This would form a basis for what became known as the Bush Doctrine.^ After the invasion, Carter announced what became known as the Carter Doctrine: that the US would not allow any other outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf.
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.The broader "War on Terror", allegations of an "axis of evil", and, in particular, the doctrine of preemptive war, began to weaken the unprecedented levels of international and domestic support for Bush and United States action against al Qaeda following the September 11 attacks.^ Bush expands the axis of evil.
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^ In response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks , President Bush launched the War on Terrorism , in which the United States military and an international coalition invaded Afghanistan .

^ The broader "War on Terror", allegations of an "axis of evil", and, in particular, the doctrine of preemptive war, began to weaken the unprecedented levels of international and domestic support for Bush and United States action against al Qaeda following the September 11 attacks.

[201]
.Some national leaders alleged abuse by U.S. troops and called for the U.S. to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and other such facilities.^ Some national leaders alleged abuse by U.S. troops and called for the U.S. to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and other such facilities.

^ Bush received heavy criticism for his handling of the Iraq War , his response to Hurricane Katrina and to the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse , NSA warrantless surveillance , the Plame affair , and Guantanamo Bay detention camp controversies.

^ I guess if you strapped me down in a Guantanamo interrogation facility and injected me with truth serum I'd have to admit that I doubt Bush is pursuing such a strategy consciously.
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.Dissent from, and criticism of, Bush's leadership in the War on Terror increased as the war in Iraq expanded.^ Justifying a miserly 2 percent raise for federal workers, Bush says that a higher raise would harm our ability to prosecute the war on terror.
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^ Bush will explicitly state that critics of his Iraq policies are undercutting the men and women of the armed forces currently deployed there, referring to those men and women as "brave".
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^ Which is more credible: the Bush administration is stopping the suit because it will hurt the war on terror, or the Bush administration stopping the suit because it will hurt Exxon Mobil?
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[202][203][204] .In 2006, a National Intelligence Estimate expressed the combined opinion of the United States' own intelligence agencies, concluding that the Iraq War had become the "cause célèbre for jihadists" and that the jihad movement was growing.^ For the United States is as disillusioned with the United Nations as the world is disillusioned with the United States.

^ Nixon declared a state of national emergency and assigned military units to NYC post offices.
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^ Colin Powell's speech to the United Nations was a watershed moment in the run-up to the Iraq war.
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[205][206]

Afghanistan

President George W. Bush and President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan appear together in 2006 at a joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul.
.On October 7, 2001, U.S. and Australian forces initiated bombing campaigns that led to the arrival on November 13 of Northern Alliance troops in Kabul.^ On October 7, 2001, U.S. and Australian forces initiated bombing campaigns that led to the arrival on November 13 of Northern Alliance troops in Kabul .

^ Reply Jeanette Says: November 13, 2009 at 2:26 am As a Bush supporter throughout his campaigns and his presidency, I am touched by your post.
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^ (AP, 8/8/99) 1998 Aug 13, President Clinton led the nation in mourning 12 Americans killed in a pair of U.S. embassy bombings in Africa.
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.The main goals of the war were to defeat the Taliban, drive al Qaeda out of Afghanistan, and capture key al Qaeda leaders.^ The main goals of the war were to defeat the Taliban , drive al Qaeda out of Afghanistan, and capture key al Qaeda leaders.

^ Al Qaeda is in Afghanistan," recounts Clarke, "and Rumsfeld said, 'There aren't any good targets in Afghanistan and there are lots of good targets in Iraq.'
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^ In a September 20 speech, Bush condemned Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda , and issued an ultimatum to the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, where bin Laden was operating, to "hand over the terrorists, or ...

.In December 2001, the Pentagon reported that the Taliban had been defeated[207] but cautioned that the war would go on to continue weakening Taliban and al-Qaeda leaders.^ Would the Americans go to war anyway, because of still present danger and a nation giving rise to Saddam?

^ It has not become US policy, if it were I think that we would be in the Sudan, Yemen, Indonesia, and many other countries searching for the one scientist that has done work for Al Qaeda..
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^ Despite early reports that the Democrats would continue to fight for every possible vote in the decisive, and as yet undeclared...
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[207] .Later that month the UN had installed the Afghan Interim Authority chaired by Hamid Karzai.^ Later that month the UN had installed the Afghan Interim Authority chaired by Hamid Karzai .

^ Hamid Karzai to express condolences for the deaths of Afghan civilians killed in a US bombing 4 days earlier that killed 48 civilians.
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[208][209]
.Efforts to kill or capture al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden failed as he escaped a battle in December 2001 in the mountainous region of Tora Bora, which the Bush Administration later acknowledged to have resulted from a failure to commit enough U.S. ground troops.^ Bush will not say the words "Osama bin Laden".
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^ Bush approves the assassination of Osama bin Laden.
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^ The obvious choice would be the capture or killing of Osama bin Laden.
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[210] .Bin Laden and al Qaeda's number two leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, as well as the leader of the Taliban, Mohammed Omar, remain at large.^ Bin Laden and al Qaeda's number two leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri , as well as the leader of the Taliban, Mohammed Omar , remain at large.

^ The main goals of the war were to defeat the Taliban , drive al Qaeda out of Afghanistan, and capture key al Qaeda leaders.

^ Licence to smell on But I give you the licence to smell on the conspiracy theories that claims others than Osama Bin Laden and the Al Quidas was involved in the 9/11 attacks.

.Despite the initial success in driving the Taliban from power in Kabul, by early 2003 the Taliban was regrouping, amassing new funds and recruits.^ Were you watching the news in early 2003?
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^ Despite the initial success in driving the Taliban from power in Kabul , by early 2003 the Taliban was regrouping, amassing new funds and recruits.

^ President Bush's 2003 budget includes no money to aid Afghanistan, despite the fact that Hamid Karzai's government has no power outside the capital.
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[211] .In 2006, the Taliban insurgency appeared larger, fiercer and better organized than expected, with large-scale allied offensives such as Operation Mountain Thrust attaining limited success.^ General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the US commander in the Gulf, briefed reporters in detail on the successful allied offensive.
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^ It will come in better ways than limited men now and then cancelling the overheating paradigm.

^ What better way to do so, Willkie and FDR reasoned, than to have the President’s political opponent make a goodwill tour of America’s allies.
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[212][213][214] As a result, Bush commissioned 3,500 additional troops to the country in March 2007.[215]

Iraq

.Beginning with his January 29, 2002, State of the Union address, Bush began publicly focusing attention on Iraq, which he labeled as part of an "axis of evil" allied with terrorists and posing "a grave and growing danger" to U.S. interests through possession of weapons of mass destruction.^ Bush expands the axis of evil.
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^ January 2004: Weapons of mass destruction-related program activities.
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^ Bush invents the "axis of evil."
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[199]
.In the latter half of 2002, CIA reports contained assertions of Saddam Hussein's intent of reconstituting nuclear weapons programs, not properly accounting for Iraqi biological and chemical weapons, and that some Iraqi missiles had a range greater than allowed by the UN sanctions.^ We know that he has chemical and biological weapons.
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^ At some point in history Hussein had chemical and biological weapons, and he had a nuclear program.
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^ Iraq had nuclear, chemical, and biological programs back in the 1990's.
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[216][217] .Contentions that the Bush Administration manipulated or exaggerated the threat and evidence of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction capabilities would eventually become a major point of criticism for the president.^ "Uganda’s president criticizes Bush administration’s handling of war in Iraq" .

^ Iraq's possession of weapons of mass destruction is central to the legitimacy of the war.
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^ Bush overstates the case on weapons of mass destruction.
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[218][219]
.In late 2002 and early 2003, Bush urged the United Nations to enforce Iraqi disarmament mandates, precipitating a diplomatic crisis.^ United Nations (February 13, 2003).

^ In late 2002 and early 2003, Bush urged the United Nations to enforce Iraqi disarmament mandates, precipitating a diplomatic crisis .

^ In June 2005, the United States Department of Defense released all the records of Bush's Texas Air National Guard service, which remain in its official archives.

.In November 2002, Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei led UN weapons inspectors in Iraq, but were forced to depart the country four days prior to the U.S. invasion, despite their requests for more time to complete their tasks.^ Protecting the Muslim countries against Iraq is a collective UN task.

^ Weapons inspectors returned to Iraq on November 27, 2002.
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^ In November 2002, Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei led UN weapons inspectors in Iraq, but were forced to depart the country four days prior to the U.S. invasion, despite their requests for more time to complete their tasks.

[220] .The U.S. initially sought a UN Security Council resolution authorizing the use of military force but dropped the bid for UN approval due to vigorous opposition from several countries.^ The U.S. initially sought a UN Security Council resolution authorizing the use of military force but dropped the bid for UN approval due to vigorous opposition from several countries.

^ The UN must not allow the negative forces of USA to use Colin Powell as their key for changing the views of the rest of the western countries .

^ Requests the States concerned to keep the Security Council regularly informed on the progress of actions undertaken pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 3 of the present resolution;".
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[221]
Bush, with Naval Flight Officer Lieutenant Ryan Philips, in the flight suit he wore for his televised arrival and speech aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln in 2003.
.The war effort was joined by more than 20 other nations (most notably the United Kingdom), designated the "coalition of the willing".[222] The invasion of Iraq commenced on March 20, 2003, and the Iraqi military was quickly defeated.^ United Nations (February 13, 2003).

^ The war effort was joined by more than 20 other nations (most notably the United Kingdom), designated the " coalition of the willing ".

^ March 20, 2003 .
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.The capital, Baghdad, fell on April 9, 2003. On May 1, Bush declared the end of major combat operations in Iraq.^ On May 1, Bush declared the end of major combat operations in Iraq.

^ The capital, Baghdad , fell on April 9, 2003.

^ (SFC, 2/28/03, A3) 2003 Feb, John Brady Kiesling, US career diplomat in Athens, resigned over the Bush policy towards Iraq.
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.The initial success of U.S. operations increased his popularity, but the U.S. and allied forces faced a growing insurgency led by sectarian groups; Bush's "Mission Accomplished" speech was later criticized as premature.^ The initial success of U.S. operations increased his popularity, but the U.S. and allied forces faced a growing insurgency led by sectarian groups; Bush's " Mission Accomplished " speech was later criticized as premature.

^ In 2006, the Taliban insurgency appeared larger, fiercer and better organized than expected, with large-scale allied offensives such as Operation Mountain Thrust attaining limited success.

^ Later in Bush's presidency, tensions arose between himself and Vladimir Putin , which has led to a cooling of their relationship.

[223] .From 2004 until 2007, the situation in Iraq deteriorated further, with some observers arguing that the country was engaged in a full scale civil war.^ Compare with Iraq, right now: While some civil rights like voting have been opened up, is the human rights situation with regard to security and access to neccisities satisfactory there?
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^ We supported Iraq up until the end of the Iraq war in 1988.
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^ It comes time to vote on Afghanistan and then Iraq, and Dems go along, some out of conviction, some out of worry at paying the price again as after the first gulf war.
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[224] .Bush's policies met with criticism, including demands domestically to set a timetable to withdraw troops from Iraq.^ Bush's policies met with criticism, including demands domestically to set a timetable to withdraw troops from Iraq.

^ Bush will explicitly state that critics of his Iraq policies are undercutting the men and women of the armed forces currently deployed there, referring to those men and women as "brave".
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^ The Bush campaign continuously criticized Kerry's seemingly contradictory statements on the war in Iraq, [ 46 ] and claimed Kerry lacked the decisiveness and vision necessary for success in the war on terrorism .

.The 2006 report of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, led by James Baker, concluded that the situation in Iraq was "grave and deteriorating". While Bush admitted that there were strategic mistakes made in regards to the stability of Iraq,[225] he maintained he would not change the overall Iraq strategy.^ At least now he's admitting there were "mistakes".
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^ The 2006 report of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group , led by James Baker , concluded that the situation in Iraq was "grave and deteriorating".

^ While Bush admitted that there were strategic mistakes made in regards to the stability of Iraq, [ 221 ] he maintained he would not change the overall Iraq strategy.

[226][227]
Bush shakes hands with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
.In January 2005, free, democratic elections were held in Iraq for the first time in 50 years.^ In January 2005, free, democratic elections were held in Iraq for the first time in 50 years.

^ According to Rumsfeld and Kurtz, the only way we will be able to create a free, democratic society in Iraq is if we first replace the system of freedom and democracy we have in this country with something that looks a lot more like...
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^ Additionally, it was the first time since Herbert Hoover 's election in 1928 that a Republican president was elected alongside re-elected Republican majorities in both Houses of Congress.

[228] According to Iraqi National Security Advisor Mowaffak al-Rubaie, "This is the greatest day in the history of this country."[228] Bush praised the event as well, saying that the Iraqis "have taken rightful control of their country's destiny".[228] This led to the election of Jalal Talabani as President and Nouri al-Maliki as Prime Minister of Iraq. .A referendum to approve a constitution in Iraq was held in October 2005, supported by the majority Shiites and many Kurds.^ Let's discuss the free election in January 2005, the one that the Shi'a, Sunni, and Kurds said were the first genuinely free elections in the history of Iraq, and the subsequent one this October.
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[229]
.On January 10, 2007, Bush addressed the nation from the Oval Office regarding the situation in Iraq.^ And from Warblogging.com: Bush to address nation .
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^ Bush misrepresents evidence on Iraq to the United Nations.
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^ (AP, 1/2/98) 1995 May 10, Former President Bush’s office released his letter of resignation from the National Rifle Association in which Bush expressed outrage over its reference to federal agents as "jack-booted government thugs."
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.In his speech he announced a surge of 21,500 more troops for Iraq, as well as a job program for Iraqis, more reconstruction proposals, and $1.2 billion for these programs.^ In his speech he announced a surge of 21,500 more troops for Iraq , as well as a job program for Iraqis, more reconstruction proposals, and $ 1.2 billion for these programs.

^ More Us Troops for Iraq President set for showdown with Democrats as he pours in more soldiers as part of a crackdown against insurgents and the largely Shia death squads.
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^ (WSJ, 2/5/96, p.A-19) 1970 Oct 12, President Richard Nixon announced the pullout of 40,000 more American troops in Vietnam by Christmas.
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[230] .On May 1, 2007, Bush used his veto for only the second time in his presidency, rejecting a congressional bill setting a deadline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops.^ On May 1, 2007, Bush used his veto for only the second time in his presidency, rejecting a congressional bill setting a deadline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops.

^ (AP, 9/2/00) 1995 Nov 13, The US government braced for imminent partial shutdown as President Clinton vetoed one budget bill and prepared to reject another in a fiscal standoff with Republicans.
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^ How many times have we fallen for a gadget’s claim only to realize once again we were duped upon opening the package and trying to use the product as intended…..lol!
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[231] .Five years after the invasion, Bush called the debate over the conflict "understandable" but insisted that a continued U.S. presence there is crucial.^ Members of the committee had criticized Bush's plans for new nukes, and the administration hadn't called the committee together in the year before it was disbanded.
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^ Bush, Candidates Weigh in on Iraq War Marking the five-year anniversary of the U.S. occupation in Iraq, President Bush and the presidential candidates speak their minds.
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^ Bush instead claims that there is no need for additional funding for child care, ensuring that poor women will continue to struggle to make it out of poverty.
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[232]
.In March 2008 Bush praised the Iraqi government's "bold decision" to launch the Battle of Basra against the Mahdi Army, calling it "a defining moment in the history of a free Iraq".[233] He said he would carefully weigh recommendations from his commanding General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker about how to proceed after the end of the military buildup in the summer of 2008. He also praised the Iraqis' legislative achievements, including a pension law, a revised de-Baathification law, a new budget, an amnesty law, and a provincial powers measure that, he said, set the stage for the Iraqi elections.^ Blair said he would back a US military action against Iraq.
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^ Let's discuss the fact that the Iraq Army launched an offensive in Basra in March 08.
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^ What would happen if another government, charity, NGO, were to fund the Taliban, Iraqi insurgents or another "terrorist" organization in the same way that the U.S. supported the "Arab Afghans"?
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[234]
.On July 31, 2008, Bush announced that with the end of July, American troop deaths had reached their lowest number—thirteen—since the war began in 2003.[235] Due to increased stability in Iraq, Bush announced the withdrawal of additional American forces, which reflected an emerging consensus between the White House and the Pentagon that the war has "turned a corner".[235] He also described what he saw as the success of the 2007 troop surge.^ On July 31, 2008, Bush announced that with the end of July, American troop deaths had reached their lowest number—thirteen—since the war began in 2003.

^ Since then I’ve been a strong Bush supporter and of the Iraq War.
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^ Due to increased stability in Iraq, Bush announced the withdrawal of additional American forces, which reflected an emerging consensus between the White House and the Pentagon that the war has "turned a corner".

[235]

Surveillance

.Following the events of September 11, Bush issued an executive order authorizing the President's Surveillance Program which included allowing the NSA to monitor communications between suspected terrorists outside the U.S and parties within the U.S. without obtaining a warrant as required by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.^ Bush has been a disappointment in many ways but he seldom acted alone, executive orders included.
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^ Ford issued Executive Order 11905 to clarify U.S. foreign-intelligence activities.
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^ Following the events of September 11, Bush issued an executive order authorizing the President's Surveillance Program which included allowing the NSA to monitor communications between suspected terrorists outside the U.S and parties within the U.S. without obtaining a warrant as required by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act .

[236] As of 2009, the other provisions of program remained highly classified.[237]) .Once the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel questioned its original legal opinion that FISA did not apply in a time of war, the program was subsequently re-authorized by the President on the basis that the warrant requirements of FISA were implicitly superseded by the subsequent passage of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists.^ The Justice Department has determined that the President's order was legal.

^ Once the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel questioned its original legal opinion that FISA did not apply in a time of war, the program was subsequently re-authorized by the President on the basis that the warrant requirements of FISA were implicitly superseded by the subsequent passage of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists .

^ It allowed the president to use unlimited military force to prevent attacks on U.S. forces.
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[238] .The program proved to be controversial, as critics of the administration, as well as organizations such as the American Bar Association, argued that it was illegal.^ The program proved to be controversial , as critics of the administration, as well as organizations such as the American Bar Association , claimed it was illegal.

^ For 50 years, the American Bar Association has advised the White House on the qualifications of potential nominees for the federal bench.
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^ It is one of the most remarkable turnabouts in American political history: Never before has an administration used so grisly a personal failure to such excellent effect.
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[239] .In August 2006, a U.S. district court judge ruled that the NSA electronic surveillance program was unconstitutional,[240] but on July 6, 2007, that ruling was vacated by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on the grounds that the plaintiffs lacked standing.^ Robert Mardian (1923-2006), attorney for the Committee to Re-elect the President (CREEP), was also convicted, but an appeals court in October, 1996, reversed his conviction.
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^ Judge John Sirica ordered Nixon to turn over the tapes on August 29, an order subsequently upheld by U.S. Court of Appeals on October 12.
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^ Both the trial judge and the appeals court found Microsoft guilty of antitrust violations.
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[241] .On January 17, 2007, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales informed U.S. Senate leaders that the program would not be reauthorized by the President, but would be subjected to judicial oversight.^ Nixon announced that he would nominate Elliot Richardson as US attorney general to oversee the Watergate investigation.
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^ (HN, 1/3/99) 1985 Feb 23, US Senate confirmed Edwin Meese III as attorney general.
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^ Attorney General Janet Reno declined to seek an independent counsel investigation of President Clinton over 1996 campaign financing.
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[242]

Interrogation Policies

.Bush authorized the CIA to use waterboarding as one of several enhanced interrogation techniques.^ Bush authorized the CIA to use waterboarding as one of several enhanced interrogation techniques .

^ And while Obama opposes waterboarding (already banned, by the way, by Bush's CIA in 2006), he declined George Stephanopoulos' invitation (on ABC's "This Week") to outlaw all interrogation not permitted by the Army Field Manual.
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^ US Congress approved a resolution authorizing Bush to use “all necessary and appropriated force” against anyone associated with the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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[243][244][245] .Between 2002 and 2003 the CIA considered certain enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to be legal based on a secret Justice Department legal opinion arguing that terror detainees were not protected by the Geneva Conventions' ban on torture.^ Bush authorized the CIA to use waterboarding as one of several enhanced interrogation techniques .

^ Bush bans unions at Justice Department.
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^ Between 2002 and 2003 the CIA considered certain enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to be legal based on a secret Justice Department legal opinion claiming terror detainees were not protected by the Geneva Conventions ' ban on torture.

[246] .The CIA had exercised the technique on certain key terrorist suspects under authority given to it in the Bybee Memo from the Attorney General, though that memo was later withdrawn.^ The CIA had exercised the technique on certain key terrorist suspects under authority given to it in the Bybee Memo from the Attorney General, though that memo was later withdrawn.

^ Under the guise of protecting information that could aid terrorists, Attorney General John Ashcroft urged federal agencies to resist most requests under the Freedom of Information Act.
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^ Richard_Nixon_Presidential_Library_and_Museum) 1988 Nov 9, John N. Mitchell (b.1913), former Attorney General under Pres.
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[247] .While not permitted by the U.S. Army Field Manuals which assert "that harsh interrogation tactics elicit unreliable information",[246] the Bush administration believed these enhanced interrogations "provided critical information" to preserve American lives.^ While not permitted by the U.S. Army Field Manuals which assert "that harsh interrogation tactics elicit unreliable information", [ 242 ] the Bush administration believed these enhanced interrogations "provided critical information" to preserve American lives.

^ The program proved to be controversial , as critics of the administration, as well as organizations such as the American Bar Association , claimed it was illegal.

^ Qaeda and Saddam Hussein, despite the fact that no one outside the administration even pretends to believe that these days.
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[248] .Critics, such as former CIA officer Bob Baer, have stated that information was suspect, "you can get anyone to confess to anything if the torture's bad enough."^ Critics, such as former CIA officer Bob Baer, have stated that information was suspect, "you can get anyone to confess to anything if the torture's bad enough."

^ Independent voters are the critical demographic in key swing states such as Florida and Ohio.
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^ I am a former non-commissioned officer of the United States Army.
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[249]
On October 17, 2006, Bush signed into law the Military Commissions Act of 2006,[250] a law enacted in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision on Hamdan v. .Rumsfeld, 548 U.S. 557 (2006),[251] which allows the U.S. government to prosecute unlawful enemy combatants by military commission rather than a standard trial.^ Rumsfeld , 548 U.S. 557 (2006) , [ 247 ] which allows the U.S. government to prosecute unlawful enemy combatants by military commission rather than a standard trial.

^ It's finally clear what Bush meant during the presidential debates when he said he trusted the people rather than the government.
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^ More than a quarter of American casualties in Iraq have occurred since the president declared an end to major military combat at the beginning of May.
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.The law also denies them access to habeas corpus and bars the torture of detainees, but allows the president to determine what constitutes torture.^ The law also denies them access to habeas corpus and bars the torture of detainees, but allows the president to determine what constitutes torture.

^ Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that presidents have the power to overturn laws with an executive order.
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^ Terri Schiavo Gets Support From President Bush President George Bush signed an emergency bill into law that will allow a federal court to review Terris case an determine whether or not her feeding tubes should be reconnected.
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[250]
.On March 8, 2008, Bush vetoed H.R. 2082,[252] a bill that would have expanded Congressional oversight over the intelligence community and banned the use of waterboarding as well as other forms of interrogation not permitted under the United States Army Field Manual on Human Intelligence Collector Operations, saying that "the bill Congress sent me would take away one of the most valuable tools in the war on terror".[253] In April 2009, the ACLU sued and won release of the secret memos that had authorized the Bush administration's interrogation tactics.^ On March 8, 2008, Bush vetoed H.R. 2082, [ 248 ] a bill that would have expanded Congressional oversight over the intelligence community and banned the use of waterboarding as well as other forms of interrogation not permitted under the United States Army Field Manual on Human Intelligence Collector Operations , saying that "the bill Congress sent me would take away one of the most valuable tools in the war on terror".

^ A rational army would run away.
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^ Bush authorized the CIA to use waterboarding as one of several enhanced interrogation techniques .

[254] .One memo detailed specific interrogation tactics including a footnote that described waterboarding as torture as well as that the form of waterboarding used by the CIA was far more intense than authorized by the Justice Department.^ Bush authorized the CIA to use waterboarding as one of several enhanced interrogation techniques .

^ This one is from 2003 as well, may I use this one?
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^ One memo detailed specific interrogation tactics including a footnote that described waterboarding as torture as well as that the form of waterboarding used by the CIA was far more intense than authorized by the Justice Department.

[255]

North Korea

Bush publicly condemned Kim Jong-il of North Korea, naming North Korea one of three states in an "axis of evil", and saying that "the United States of America will not permit the world's most dangerous regimes to threaten us with the world's most destructive weapons."[199] Within months, "both countries had walked away from their respective commitments under the U.S.-DPRK Agreed Framework of October 1994."[256] North Korea's October 9, 2006, detonation of a nuclear device further complicated Bush's foreign policy, which centered for both terms of his presidency on "[preventing] the terrorists and regimes who seek chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons from threatening the United States and the world".[199] Bush condemned North Korea's position, reaffirmed his commitment to "a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula", and stated that "transfer of nuclear weapons or material by North Korea to states or non-state entities would be considered a grave threat to the United States", for which North Korea would be held accountable.[235] .On May 7, 2007, North Korea agreed to shut down its nuclear reactors immediately pending the release of frozen funds held in a foreign bank account.^ When he first took office, Bush so feverishly opposed the Agreed Framework with North Korea in large part because Clinton had produced it.

^ Either they forego the funding, which could mean they'd have to shut down, or they comply with this directive, which adds to population problems and subjects women to the morality of conservative Americans.
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^ Bush said the US and North Korea "should be able to resolve the nuclear issue in compliance with the demands of the new century."
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.This was a result of a series of three-way talks initiated by the United States and including China.^ TrackBacks (0) " This has constrained U.S. foreign policy in many damaging ways...The United States does not have effective diplomatic channels for managing the situation, much less resolving it.

^ Faced with the possibility of not finding any before the planned invasion, Mr. Bush talked about several ways to provoke a confrontation, including a proposal to paint a United States surveillance plane in the colors of the United Nations in hopes of drawing fire, or assassinating Mr. Hussein.

^ The United States' official borders extend three miles from the shore on all our coasts.
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[257] .On September 2, 2007, North Korea agreed to disclose and dismantle all of its nuclear programs by the end of 2007.[258] By May 2009, North Korea had restarted its nuclear program and threatened to attack South Korea.^ On September 2, 2007, North Korea agreed to disclose and dismantle all of its nuclear programs by the end of 2007.

^ "North Korea restarts nuclear reactor and threatens to attack south" .

^ By May 2009, North Korea had restarted its nuclear program and threatened to attack South Korea.

[259]

Syria

.Bush expanded economic sanctions on Syria.^ Bush signals backing for Syria sanctions A bill to impose new economic sanctions on Syria will begin its passage through the US Congress today.
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^ Bush invoked economic sanctions against Pres.
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[260] .In early 2007, the Treasury Department, acting on a June 2005 executive order, froze American bank accounts of Syria's Higher Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Electronics Institute, and National Standards and Calibration Laboratory.^ Executive Order 13236 - Waiver of Dual Compensation Provisions of the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement Act of 1964 .

^ The act added $100 million to the National Cancer Institute directed by Dr. Carl Baker (1920-2009).
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^ Executive Order 13238 - Closing of Federal Government Executive Departments and Agencies on Monday, December 24, 2001 .

.Bush's order prohibits Americans from doing business with these institutions suspected of helping spread weapons of mass destruction[261] and being supportive of terrorism.^ Bush's order prohibits Americans from doing business with these institutions suspected of helping spread weapons of mass destruction [ 257 ] and being supportive of terrorism.

^ Bush will not refer to weapons of mass destruction, or the ongoing hunt for same.
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^ "We found the weapons of mass destruction."
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[262] .Under separate executive orders signed by Bush in 2004 and later 2007, the Treasury Department froze the assets of two Lebanese and two Syrians, accusing them of activities to "undermine the legitimate political process in Lebanon" in November 2007. Those designated included: Assaad Halim Hardan, a member of Lebanon's parliament and current leader of the Syrian Socialist National Party; Wi'am Wahhab, a former member of Lebanon's government (Minister of the Environment) under Prime Minister Omar Karami (2004–2005); Hafiz Makhluf, a colonel and senior official in the Syrian General Intelligence Directorate and a cousin of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad; and Muhammad Nasif Khayrbik, identified as a close adviser to Assad.^ Bashar Assad, the political leader of the militant Palestinian Hamas group and Syrian businessmen.
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^ Bush Intelligent Design Yard Sign $16.90 .
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^ Ford’s signed Executive Order No.
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[263]

Assassination attempt

.On May 10, 2005, Vladimir Arutyunian, a native Georgian who was born to a family of ethnic Armenians, threw a live hand grenade toward a podium where Bush was speaking at Freedom Square in Tbilisi, Georgia.^ Grenade 'thrown at Bush' in Georgia The FBI and the US secret service were this morning investigating a report that a hand grenade had been thrown towards President Bush as he was making a speech in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia.
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^ Kentucky Man May Face Charges of Threatening President A Kentucky college student who made a post to a Web site about New Orleans families stranded by the hurricane may face charges for an offhand comment that seemed to be threatening President Bush.
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^ FBI Says Hand Grenade Thrown at Bush Was Live A hand grenade thrown at George Bush in Georgia last week was live and could have exploded, the FBI said yesterday.
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.Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili was seated nearby.^ Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili was seated nearby.

.It landed in the crowd about 65 feet (20 m) from the podium after hitting a girl, but it did not detonate.^ It landed in the crowd about 65 feet (20 m) from the podium after hitting a girl, but it did not detonate.

^ All in all, today, I give Clinton a 65% (up from about 20%), and I now give Bush about a 25%.
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Arutyunian was arrested in July 2005, confessed, was convicted and was given a life sentence in January 2006.[264]

Other issues

Bush, Mahmoud Abbas, and Ariel Sharon meet at the Red Sea Summit in Aqaba, Jordan, June 4, 2003
.Bush withdrew U.S. support for several international agreements, including the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM) with Russia.^ Bush, Mahmoud Abbas , and Ariel Sharon meet at the Red Sea Summit in Aqaba , Jordan , June 4, 2003 President Bush withdrew U.S. support for several international agreements, including the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM) with Russia.

^ He also presented his case for withdrawing from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with Russia.
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^ Bush abandons ABM treaty.
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.Bush emphasized a careful approach to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians; he denounced Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat for his support of violence, but sponsored dialogues between Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.^ President Bush has already agreed to publish the road map when the new Palestinian prime minister, Mahmoud Abbas, and...
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^ Bush emphasized a careful approach to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians ; he denounced Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat for his support of violence, but sponsored dialogues between Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas .

^ Bush met with PM Ariel Sharon.
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.Bush supported Sharon's unilateral disengagement plan, and lauded the democratic elections held in Palestine after Arafat's death.^ We Will Persevere, Bush Tells Americans New attempt to get UN support for coalition plans.
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^ Now Kerry Faces the $100m Man Democrats battle to cut Bush's lead in election dollar race.
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^ The result, its report, is a biased prediction of the early death of the program meant to scare the public into supporting Bush's privatization scheme.
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.Bush also expressed U.S. support for the defense of Taiwan following the stand-off in April 2001 with the People's Republic of China over the Hainan Island incident, when an EP-3E Aries II surveillance aircraft collided with a People's Liberation Army Air Force jet, leading to the detention of U.S. personnel.^ Bush also expressed U.S. support for the defense of Taiwan following the stand-off in April 2001 with the People's Republic of China over the Hainan Island incident , when an EP-3E Aries II surveillance aircraft collided with a People's Liberation Army Air Force jet , leading to the detention of U.S. personnel.

^ People connected with today’s military have somewhat differing views on the wars (generally supportive of the mission) but everyone I know has great respect for President Bush’s support of the military, and their families.
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^ Bush supporters will no doubt dismiss it as a liberal smear campaign, but I don't know; read it and decide for yourself.
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.In 2003–2004, Bush authorized U.S. military intervention in Haiti and Liberia to protect U.S. interests.^ In 2003–2004, Bush authorized U.S. military intervention in Haiti and Liberia to protect U.S. interests.

^ From the Washington Post, an article describing this as Bush's opening salvo in the 2004 [re-]election campaign: For Bush, the military is the message for '04 .
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^ By March 2003, when his second resolution specifically authorizing an invasion was clearly not going to pass, Bush pulled it and said the October 2002 resolution authorized an invasion if Iraq did not comply.
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.Bush condemned the attacks by militia forces on the people of Darfur and denounced the killings in Sudan as genocide.^ But if observing George W. Bush and some of his people, Earth has now the opportunity to observe the will of the behind stage people and strong forces.

^ Over half a million people where ethnically cleansed in Darfur, as a human being we all have a responsibility to stop this kind of thing, not ignore it as the Bush admisitration did.
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^ Some 200 missiles fell on Iraq in the first 24 hours of the attack and initial reports indicated two people killed and 30 injured.
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[265] .Bush said that an international peacekeeping presence was critical in Darfur, but opposed referring the situation to the International Criminal Court.^ Bush said that an international peacekeeping presence was critical in Darfur, but opposed referring the situation to the International Criminal Court .

^ Bush to send US troops into Liberia President Bush is preparing to send "several hundred" troops to Liberia as part of an international peacekeeping force to stop the bloodshed in the civil war, US officials said yesterday.
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^ US to Send Troops to Liberia President Bush is preparing to send "several hundred" troops to Liberia as part of an international peacekeeping force to stop the bloodshed from civil war, US officials said yesterday.
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Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko meeting with Bush on April 1, 2008.
.In his State of the Union Address in January 2003, Bush outlined a five-year strategy for global emergency AIDS relief, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.^ "State of the Union:Bush fights for spotlight" .

^ In a defiantly worded state of the union address to...
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^ President Bush has used both of his State of the Union addresses to highlight volunteerism.
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.Bush announced $15 billion for this effort.^ Bush pledged of $15 billion for AIDS assistance in Africa, a domestic agenda of tax cuts, medical malpractice caps and a ban on certain late abortions.
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^ (AP, 9/10/97) 1992 Sep 11, President Bush announced he was approving the sale of 72 F-15 jet fighters to Saudi Arabia.
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^ Bush announced that Secretary of State James Baker the Third would go to Iraq in a last-ditch diplomatic peace effort.
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[266] .This program is believed by some to be a positive aspect of Bush's legacy across the political spectrum.^ Bush's legacy across the political spectrum.

^ This program is believed by some [ who?

^ Reply NAH Says: November 12, 2009 at 12:31 pm I am a conservative Catholic and I have a number of problems with the Bush legacy, that is, some of his decisions.
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.On June 10, 2007, he met with Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha and became the first president to visit Albania.^ On June 10, 2007, he met with Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha and became the first president to visit Albania.

^ BBC. June 10, 2007 .

^ June 10, 2007 .

[267] .Bush has voiced his support for the independence of Kosovo.^ Bush has voiced his support for the independence of Kosovo .

^ The Bush administration's support for the independence of Albanian-majority Kosovo , while endearing him to the Albanians , has troubled U.S. relations with Serbia , leading to the February 2008 torching of the U.S. embassy in Belgrade .

^ "Bush Hails Kosovo Independence" .

[268]
.In 2002, Bush opened the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.^ Bush opened the 19th Winter Olympic Games as part of a 3-hour ceremony at Rice-Eccles Stadium at the Univ.
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.Departing from previous practice, he stood among a group of U.S. athletes rather than from a ceremonial stand or box, saying: "On behalf of a proud, determined, and grateful nation, I declare open the Games of Salt Lake City, celebrating the Olympic Winter Games."^ Bush declares open season on the national parks.
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^ And yet the American public seems more open to the concept than many imagine, according to a new national poll.
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^ Their focus, as we've noted before, was on the centrality of states rather than shadowy transnational terrorist groups -- thus their preoccuption with issues like national missile defense.
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[269] .In 2008, in the course of a good-will trip to Asia, he attended the Summer Olympics in Beijing.^ In 2008, in the course of a good-will trip to Asia, he attended the Summer Olympics in Beijing.

[270]

Judicial appointments

Supreme Court

.Following the announcement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's retirement on July 1, 2005, Bush nominated John G. Roberts to succeed her.^ Main article: George W. Bush Supreme Court candidates Following the announcement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor 's retirement on July 1, 2005, Bush nominated John G. Roberts to succeed her.

^ On October 3, 2005, Bush nominated White House Counsel Harriet Miers for O'Connor's position; after facing significant opposition, she asked that her name be withdrawn on October 27.

^ (SFC, 6/8/05, p.A1) 2005 Feb 17, President Bush named John Negroponte, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, as the government's first national intelligence director.
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.On September 5, following the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist, this nomination was withdrawn and Bush instead nominated Roberts for Chief Justice to succeed Rehnquist.^ Chief Justice William Rehnquist was sworn in to preside over the trial.
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^ On September 5, following the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist , this nomination was withdrawn and Bush instead nominated Roberts for Chief Justice to succeed Rehnquist.

^ On October 3, 2005, Bush nominated White House Counsel Harriet Miers for O'Connor's position; after facing significant opposition, she asked that her name be withdrawn on October 27.

Roberts was confirmed by the Senate as the 17th Chief Justice on September 29, 2005.
On October 3, 2005, Bush nominated White House Counsel Harriet Miers for O'Connor's position; after facing significant opposition, she asked that her name be withdrawn on October 27. Four days later, on October 31, Bush nominated federal appellate judge Samuel Alito for the position and he was confirmed as the 110th Supreme Court Justice on January 31, 2006.

Other courts

.In addition to his two Supreme Court appointments, Bush appointed 61 judges to the United States Courts of Appeals and 261 judges to the United States district courts.^ Two separate federal judges have suspended the list giving President Bush no choice but to turn it into a law.
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^ (HN, 1/2/99) 1980 Jan 13, The United States offered Pakistan a two-year aid plan to counter the Soviet threat in Afghanistan.
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^ Has anyone yet explained why President George W Bush is about to make a state visit to the United Kingdom?
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.Each of these numbers, along with his total of 324 judicial appointments, is third in American history, behind both Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.^ Each of these numbers, along with his total of 324 judicial appointments, is third in American history, behind both Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.

^ (AP, 3/17/98) 1988 Mar 22, Both houses of Congress overrode President Reagan's veto of a sweeping civil rights bill.
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^ (AP, 2/6/99) 1998 Feb 6, President Clinton signed a bill changing the name of Washington National Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
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.Bush experienced a number of judicial appointment controversies, as 39 people nominated to 27 federal appellate judgeships were blocked by the Senate Democrats either in the Senate Judiciary Committee or on the Senate floor using a filibuster.^ Senate Showdown on Judicial Posts Begins A showdown between George Bush and US Senate Democrats over the make-up of the federal judiciary began yesterday, in a battle that could shape laws governing some of the most divisive issues facing the country.
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^ Senate Stymies Bush on Second Un Envoy Vote The White House attempt to push through the confirmation of its controversial choice of John Bolton as UN ambassador was blocked yesterday for the second time by Democrats in the Senate.
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^ Bush and Kerry Neck and Neck The US president, George Bush, and his Democratic challenger, Senator John Kerry, are running virtually neck and neck in the race for the White House, pollsters said today.
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Public image and perception

Domestic

.
     approve      disapprove      unsure Gallup/USA Today Bush public opinion polling from February 2001 to January 2009. Blue denotes approve, red disapprove and green unsure.
^ In office January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009 .

^ Blue denotes approve, red disapprove and green unsure.

^ Main article: Public image of George W. Bush See also: Movement to impeach George W. Bush and Fictionalized portrayals of George W. Bush approve disapprove unsure Gallup / USA Today Bush public opinion polling from February 2001 to January 2009.

Large increases in approval followed the September 11 attacks, the beginning of the 2003 Iraq conflict and the capture of Saddam Hussein
Image
.Bush's upbringing in West Texas, his accent, his vacations on his Texas ranch, and his penchant for country metaphors contribute to his folksy, American cowboy image.^ Bush's upbringing in West Texas , his accent, his vacations on his Texas ranch, and his penchant for country metaphors contribute to his folksy, American cowboy image.

^ It has been suggested that Bush's accent was an active choice, as a way of distinguishing himself from Northeastern intellectuals and anchoring himself to his Texas roots.

^ George and Laura's African Safari George Bush touched down for the briefest of stops in the tiny west African country of Benin for the second leg of a five-nation African tour.
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[272][273] ."I think people look at him and think John Wayne", says Piers Morgan, editor of the British Daily Mirror.^ "I think people look at him and think John Wayne ", says Piers Morgan, editor of the British Daily Mirror .

^ Real talk, I'm 100% for people looking in the mirror, and, as Sears would say, "Gettin' off the BOO BOO MAYNE!" @Killa - You are right on about the CIA. I mean, actual govt.
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^ SMMFH Reagan was a hero to most, but he neva meant shit to me Yes he straight out racist the sucka was simple and plain MUTHAFUCK HIM AND JOHN WAYNE!!!!!!!!
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[274] .It has been suggested that Bush's accent was an active choice, as a way of distinguishing himself from Northeastern intellectuals and anchoring himself to his Texas roots.^ Bush attacks gay marriage, suggesting that his administration is working on a way to make it illegal everywhere in the country.
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^ Bush, though, with his west-Texas anti-intellectualism, views "facts" with suspicion.
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[275] .Both supporters and detractors have pointed to his country persona as reasons for their support or criticism.^ Both supporters and detractors have pointed to his country persona as reasons for their support or criticism.

^ Albania has a population of 3.6 million, has troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and the country's government is highly supportive of American foreign policy.

[273]
.Bush's intellectual capacity has been satirized by the media,[276] comedians, and other politicians.^ President Bush Still Primary Target of Political Humor Politicians holding or running for offices other than that of President of the United States are virtually immune to comedians looking for easily laughs.
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[277] .Detractors tended to cite linguistic errors made by Bush during his public speeches, which are colloquially termed as Bushisms.^ President Bush has made a couple of speeches here in Canada of late.
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^ Although I disagreed with a lot of decisions Bush made during his second term, he never deserved the outright malice and hatred that he got from the mainstream media.
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^ Those paying close attention will notice that I erred in predicting that Bush would claim during Sunday's speech that his critics were aiding the terrorists.
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[278] Editorials in Harper's Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Common Dreams NewsCenter, and The Nation have referred to Bush as "the worst president ever".[279][280][281][282][283]
.In contrast to his father, who was perceived as having troubles with an overarching unifying theme, Bush embraced larger visions and was seen as a man of larger ideas and associated huge risks.^ In contrast to his father , who was perceived as having troubles with an overarching unifying theme , Bush embraced larger visions and was seen as a man of larger ideas and associated huge risks.

^ Liberals, by contrast, have offered adjectives drawn from focus groups and policy proposals linked by no larger theme.

^ Bush counts cost and rethinks anti-UN stance The Bush administration, dominated by ideologues who oppose multilateral interventions, was yesterday exploring the idea of an international force for Iraq to help cover the huge costs of its occupation.
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[284]
Approval
.Bush's popularity was highly variable during his two terms.^ Bush's popularity was highly variable during his two terms.

^ Bush for two terms.
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^ Although I disagreed with a lot of decisions Bush made during his second term, he never deserved the outright malice and hatred that he got from the mainstream media.
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.He began his presidency with approval ratings near 50%.^ When his approval ratings are solidly below 50 percent for at least three months?

^ This plots Bush's approval rating over the course of his presidency so far, as recorded by 13 different public opinion polls.
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^ Just wait until his approval ratings drop under 50 percent to see this policy put into place.
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[285] .After the September 11, 2001, attacks, Bush gained an approval rating of 90%,[286] maintaining 80–90% approval for four months after the attacks.^ Bush uses the September 11 attacks to justify all his policies.
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^ Bush lies about air quality after September 11 attacks.
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^ The September 11 attacks.
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.It remained over 50% during most of his first term.^ It remained over 50% during most of his first term.

^ Though Bush was a president popular within the U.S. for much of his first term, [ 14 ] his popularity declined sharply during his second term.

[15]
.In 2000 and again in 2004, Time magazine named George W. Bush as its Person of the Year, a title awarded to someone whom the editors believe "has done the most to influence the events of the year".[287] In May 2004, Gallup reported that 89% of the Republican electorate approved of Bush.^ In May 2004, Gallup reported that 89% of the Republican electorate approved of Bush.

^ For other persons of the same name, see George Bush .

^ In 2000 and again in 2004, Time magazine named George W. Bush as its Person of the Year , a title awarded to someone whom the editors believe "has done the most to influence the events of the year".

[288] .The support waned, however, due mostly to a minority of Republicans' frustration with him on issues of spending, illegal immigration, and Middle Eastern affairs.^ The support waned, however, due mostly to a minority of Republicans' frustration with him on issues of spending, illegal immigration, and Middle Eastern affairs.

^ Why Bush Will Not Attend Summit Blair's support for the US after September 11 was not enough to influence him on green issues, writes Julian Borger.
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^ If the Middle East somehow sorts itself out in the next half century people might, MIGHT, credit him with forcing the issue.
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[289]
.Within the United States armed forces, according to an unscientific survey, the president was strongly supported in the 2004 presidential elections.^ United States Air Force officers .

^ United States presidential candidates, 2004 .

^ United States presidential candidates, 2000 .

[290] .While 73% of military personnel said that they would vote for Bush, 18% preferred his Democratic rival, John Kerry.^ While 73% of military personnel said that they would vote for Bush, 18% preferred his Democratic rival, John Kerry .

^ I voted for McCain but if a democrat was to have won I would have much preferred Hillary.
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^ Democrat Aims at Bush Oil Policy Senator John Kerry, the Democrat currently thought most likely to be his party's challenger for the presidency next year, accused George Bush yesterday of damaging the environment.
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[290] .According to Peter Feaver, a Duke University political scientist who has studied the political leanings of the U.S. military, members of the armed services supported Bush because they found him more likely than Kerry to complete the War in Iraq.^ They are more like advisors.

^ According to Peter Feaver, a Duke University political scientist who has studied the political leanings of the U.S. military, members of the armed services supported Bush because they found him more likely than Kerry to complete the War in Iraq.

^ That is what will hurt him more than anything else.
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[290]
.Bush's approval rating went below the 50% mark in AP-Ipsos polling in December 2004.[291] Thereafter, his approval ratings and approval of his handling of domestic and foreign policy issues steadily dropped.^ Though Obama’s domestic and foreign policies make me shudder, I am happy to refrain from similar invective that President and Laura Bush endured for 8 years.
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^ (WSJ, 11/5/04, p.A1) 2004 Nov 15, President Bush selected Condoleezza Rice, his most trusted foreign policy adviser, as Sec.
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^ In a speech this week, a senior western politician controversially compared the effects of George Bush's foreign policy to the conditions which created the rise of Adolf Hitler.
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.Bush received heavy criticism for his handling of the Iraq War, his response to Hurricane Katrina and to the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse, NSA warrantless surveillance, the Plame affair, and Guantanamo Bay detention camp controversies.^ "Uganda’s president criticizes Bush administration’s handling of war in Iraq" .

^ Bush received heavy criticism for his handling of the Iraq War , his response to Hurricane Katrina and to the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse , NSA warrantless surveillance , the Plame affair , and Guantanamo Bay detention camp controversies.

^ The reasoning behind impeachment usually centered on the NSA warrantless surveillance controversy , [ 310 ] the Bush administration's justification for the war in Iraq, [ 311 ] and alleged violations of the Geneva Conventions .

[292]
.Polls conducted in 2006 showed an average of 37% approval ratings for Bush,[293] the lowest for any second-term president at that point of his term since Harry S. Truman in March 1951, when Truman's approval rating was 28%,[291][294] which contributed to what Bush called the "thumping" of the Republican Party in the 2006 mid-term elections.^ It is not indicitive of the over-all final approval rating of George W. Bush's presidency, at all.
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^ The Newsweek poll, which also shows a 14-point fall in Mr Bush's overall approval ratings, comes at...
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^ In his second term, President Bush is determined on regime change.
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[295] .Throughout 2007, Bush's approval rating hovered in the mid-thirties,[296] although in an October 17, 2007, Reuters poll, Bush received a lower approval rating of 24%,[297] the lowest point of his presidency.^ Throughout 2007, Bush's approval rating hovered in the mid-thirties, [ 292 ] although in an October 17, 2007, Reuters poll, Bush received a lower approval rating of 24%, [ 293 ] the lowest point of his presidency.

^ It is not indicitive of the over-all final approval rating of George W. Bush's presidency, at all.
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^ Support for Bush and war slumps President George Bush's approval ratings have slumped to a lower point than they were in the week of the terrorist attacks two years ago, according to the latest Gallup poll.
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[298]
Bush thanks American military personnel, September 2007
.By April 2008, Bush's disapproval ratings were the highest ever recorded in the 70-year history of the Gallup poll for any president, with 69% of those polled disapproving of the job Bush was doing as president and 28% approving.^ President Bush thanks American military personnel, September 2007 By April 2008, Bush's disapproval ratings were the highest ever recorded in the 70-year history of the Gallup poll for any president, with 69% of those polled disapproving of the job Bush was doing as president and 28% approving.

^ "Disapproval of Bush breaks record" .

^ "Bush's 69% disapproval rating Highest in Gallup History" .

[299] .In September 2008, in polls performed by various agencies, Bush's approval rating ranged from 19%—the lowest ever[300]—to 34%.^ Retrieved September 19, 2008 .

^ In September 2008, in polls performed by various agencies, Bush's approval rating ranged from 19%—the lowest ever [ 296 ] —to 34%.

^ Bush Hits Lowest Approval Rating Of His Mandate Taken October 13-16, the survey of 1,012 adults nationwide showed support for Bush fell chiefly among Democrats and independents, while among Republicans it was still 85 per cent, the poll published yesterday said.
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[18][301] and his disapproval rating stood at 69%.[16][17][19][302][303] .Bush left the White House as one of the most unpopular American presidents, second in unpopularity only to Richard Nixon.^ President Bush left office.
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^ The White House likes to tout President Bush as a "strong leader."
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^ The Badness of George Ii American accusations that European countries ganged up against the Bush administration in the Wolfowitz row hide a deeper worry: that the rapidly declining power at home of the most unpopular, least respected president since Richard Nixon is encouraging multiple challenges to US authority and interests around the world.
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[304][305]
.In response to his poll numbers and "worst president" accusations,[306][307] Bush said, "I frankly don't give a damn about the polls....^ Rugby: Eagles Endorse Bush In a compeltely unscientific poll for entertainment purposes only, the U.S. national team endorsed George W. Bush for president.
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^ President George Bush, hijacked by hardliners in his administration, is setting the world on a course towards nuclear disaster, a founder of the nuclear deterrence policy said.
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^ As of now, Bush has presided over two of the worst national security-related intelligence failures in the history of the country.
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.To assume that historians can figure out the effect of the Bush administration before the Bush administration has ended is ...^ To assume that historians can figure out the effect of the Bush administration before the Bush administration has ended is ...

^ WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG? I had figured out he was a complete disaster before he was reelected.
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^ If the Bush administration has its way, we'll never find out.
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in my mind ... not an accurate reflection upon how history works."[308]
.In 2006, 744 professional historians surveyed by New York-based Siena College regarded Bush's presidency as follows: Great: 2%; Near Great: 5%; Average: 11%; Below Average: 24%; Failure: 58%.^ And what part of bushes presidency isn't a failure, again?
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^ Below is a biography of President George W. Bush followed by news, articles, and quotes.
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^ The news was on and President Bush appeared.
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[309] .Thomas Kelly, professor emeritus of American studies at Siena College, said that "In this case, current public opinion polls actually seem to cut the President more slack than the experts do."^ Thomas Kelly, professor emeritus of American studies at Siena College, said that "In this case, current public opinion polls actually seem to cut the President more slack than the experts do."

^ Hm, it seems that Americans love their Presidents.
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^ President Bush was often criticized for his Texan drawl, but he and Laura have more class in their little fingers than today’s Prez.
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[309] Similar outcomes were retrieved by two informal surveys done by the History News Network in 2004[310] and 2008.[311]
.A March 13, 2008, poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press reported that 53% of Americans—a slim majority—believe that "the U.S. will ultimately succeed in achieving its goals" in Iraq.^ Still, officials have indicated that Bush will deign to answer questions on Iraq and the recent 9/11 commission hearings : "The president believes this is a good time to provide the American people with an update," [White House press secretary Scott] McClellan said, adding that he expects the president also will address the recent violence in Iraq.
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^ More than a quarter of American casualties in Iraq have occurred since the president declared an end to major military combat at the beginning of May.
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^ Take a look at this #192 posted by GregLondon , June 23, 2008 6:14 AM Times/UK reports that UNMOVIC was created to get rid of American spies in UNSCOM. .
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[312] That figure was up from 42% in September 2007 and the highest since 2006.[312]
.Calls for Bush's impeachment were made, though most polls showed a plurality of Americans did not support the president's impeachment.^ Calls for Bush's impeachment were made, though most polls showed a plurality of Americans did not support the president's impeachment.

^ President Bush did it plenty when he was campaigning.
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^ And when the president made the decision, I supported him, and I support the fact that we did disarm him."
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[313] .The reasoning behind impeachment usually centered on the NSA warrantless surveillance controversy,[314] the Bush administration's justification for the war in Iraq,[315] and alleged violations of the Geneva Conventions.^ "Uganda’s president criticizes Bush administration’s handling of war in Iraq" .

^ The reasoning behind impeachment usually centered on the NSA warrantless surveillance controversy , [ 310 ] the Bush administration's justification for the war in Iraq, [ 311 ] and alleged violations of the Geneva Conventions .

^ Bush received heavy criticism for his handling of the Iraq War , his response to Hurricane Katrina and to the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse , NSA warrantless surveillance , the Plame affair , and Guantanamo Bay detention camp controversies.

[316] Representative Dennis Kucinich, a Democrat from Ohio, introduced 35 articles of impeachment on the floor of the House of Representatives against Bush on June 9, 2008, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared that impeachment was "off the table".[317]

Foreign perceptions

Bush with President Pervez Musharraf of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in late 2006
.Bush has been criticized internationally and targeted by the global anti-war and anti-globalization campaigns, particularly for his administration's foreign policy.^ "Uganda’s president criticizes Bush administration’s handling of war in Iraq" .

^ President Bush with President Pervez Musharraf of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in late 2006 President Bush has been criticized internationally and targeted by the global anti-war and anti-globalization campaigns, particularly for his administration's foreign policy.

^ That's Bush administration policy in a nutshell.
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[318][319] .Views of him within the international community are more negative than previous American Presidents, with France largely opposed to what he advocated.^ That is what will hurt him more than anything else.
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^ I dissolved more international treaties than any president in US history.
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^ President Bush was often criticized for his Texan drawl, but he and Laura have more class in their little fingers than today’s Prez.
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[320]
.Bush was described as having especially close personal relationships with Tony Blair and Vicente Fox, although formal relations were sometimes strained.^ Bush on 9/11: Up Close and Personal .
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^ Bush was described as having especially close personal relationships with Tony Blair and Vicente Fox , although formal relations were sometimes strained.

^ I have friends that are close personal friends of the Bush family.
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[321][322][323] .Other leaders, such as Afghan president Hamid Karzai,[324] Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni,[325] Spanish prime minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero,[326] and Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez,[327] have openly criticized the president.^ Other leaders, such as Afghan president Hamid Karzai , [ 320 ] Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni , [ 321 ] Spanish prime minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero , [ 322 ] and Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez , [ 323 ] have openly criticized the president.

^ Sophia Birchard .RUTHERFORD BIRCHARD HAYES (1822-1893), US President 1690 & 1691 have other descendants, such as: John Bruen m.
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^ On June 10, 2007, he met with Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha and became the first president to visit Albania.

.Later in Bush's presidency, tensions arose between himself and Vladimir Putin, which has led to a cooling of their relationship.^ Later in Bush's presidency, tensions arose between himself and Vladimir Putin , which has led to a cooling of their relationship.

^ He later became vice-president under George H.W. Bush (1988-1992).
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^ Personally, I think Bush has revealed himself to be the worst president of my lifetime (a lifetime that includes people like Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon).
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[328]
.In 2006, a majority of respondents in 18 of 21 countries surveyed around the world were found to hold an unfavorable opinion of Bush.^ In 2006, a majority of respondents in 18 of 21 countries surveyed around the world were found to hold an unfavorable opinion of Bush.

^ The Pew Research Center 's 2007 Global Attitudes poll found that out of 47 countries, a majority of respondents expressed "a lot of confidence" or "some confidence" in Bush in only nine countries: Israel , India , Ethiopia , Ghana , Ivory Coast , Kenya , Mali , Nigeria , and Uganda .

^ The world have found out that old Bush was part of a big lie about the Iraqi’ act in Quwait (killing new-born or something like that).

.Respondents indicated that they judged his administration as negative for world security.^ Respondents indicated that they judged his administration as negative for world security.

^ I feel strongly that the course this administration is taking will make America more secure and the world more free.
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^ During 2007, the United States entered into the longest post World War II recession and the administration responded by enacting multiple economic programs.

[329][330] .In 2007, the Pew Global Attitudes Project reported that during the Bush presidency, attitudes towards the United States and the American people became less favorable around the world.^ Bush discontinues budget report to states.
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^ President and Mrs. Bush are good people.
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^ In 2001, President Bush misled the American people.
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[331]
Bush presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Pope John Paul II during a visit to the Vatican, June 2004
.A March 2007 survey of Arab opinion conducted by Zogby International and the University of Maryland found that Bush was the most disliked leader in the Arab world.^ President Bush presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Pope John Paul II during a visit to the Vatican , June 2004 A March 2007 survey of Arab opinion conducted by Zogby International and the University of Maryland found that Bush was the most disliked leader in the Arab world.

^ Middle East Sees Benefits of Bush There is surprising support for a second Bush term in Iran and the Arab world, writes Brian Whitaker.
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^ Arab World Scorns Bush's Tv 'apology' Pressure mounts in US over Iraq torture scandal.
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[332]
.The Pew Research Center's 2007 Global Attitudes poll found that out of 47 countries, a majority of respondents expressed "a lot of confidence" or "some confidence" in Bush in only nine countries: Israel, India, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, and Uganda.^ The study, by the Pew Global Attitudes Project, also found a steep decline in public confidence in the...
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^ The Pew Research Center 's 2007 Global Attitudes poll found that out of 47 countries, a majority of respondents expressed "a lot of confidence" or "some confidence" in Bush in only nine countries: Israel , India , Ethiopia , Ghana , Ivory Coast , Kenya , Mali , Nigeria , and Uganda .

^ By Sidney Blumenthal Mexican Poll: Out of Left Field - and Into the Bush Backyard Surprise lead for leftwing presidential candidate shakes political establishment.
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[333]
.During a June 2007 visit to the predominantly Muslim[334] Eastern European nation of Albania, Bush was greeted enthusiastically.^ "Bush greeted as hero in Albania" .

^ During a June 2007 visit to the mostly Islamic Eastern European nation of Albania , Bush was greeted enthusiastically.

^ On June 10, 2007, he met with Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha and became the first president to visit Albania.

.Albania has a population of 3.6 million, has troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and the country's government is highly supportive of American foreign policy.^ Albania has a population of 3.6 million, has troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and the country's government is highly supportive of American foreign policy.

^ And yet, in spite of all of those troubles, they remain independent, a tourist haven and have not given in to the demands of successive American governments of both parties.
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^ Bush Plans Primetime Tv Address As Six Us Troops Feared Dead in Falluja President George Bush will make a primetime appeal to Americans next week to shore up dwindling domestic support for the war in Iraq.
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[335] .A huge image of the President now hangs in the middle of the capital city of Tirana flanked by Albanian and American flags.^ A huge image of the President now hangs in the middle of the capital city of Tirana flanked by Albanian and American flags.

^ President Bush Seeks America's Support for Tax Cut President Bush, after pitching his tax plan to lawmakers for over two weeks, has now gone straight to the American public for support.
  • President George W. Bush Biography and News 24 January 2010 23:51 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: News]

^ Worldview: Now for the Bush Doctrine Every American President is required to produce a National Security Strategy document.
  • President George W. Bush Biography and News 24 January 2010 23:51 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: News]

[336] .The Bush administration's support for the independence of Albanian-majority Kosovo, while endearing him to the Albanians, has troubled U.S. relations with Serbia, leading to the February 2008 torching of the U.S. embassy in Belgrade.^ Bush has voiced his support for the independence of Kosovo .

^ The Bush administration's support for the independence of Albanian-majority Kosovo , while endearing him to the Albanians , has troubled U.S. relations with Serbia , leading to the February 2008 torching of the U.S. embassy in Belgrade .

^ In May-June 2007, Bush strongly supported the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 which was written by a bipartisan group of Senators with the active participation of the Bush administration.

[337]

Post-presidency

George and Laura Bush wave to a crowd of 1000 at Andrews Air Force Base before their final departure to Texas, January 20, 2009
.Following the inauguration of Barack Obama, Bush and his family boarded a presidential helicopter typically used as Marine One to travel to Andrews Air Force Base.^ George and Laura Bush wave to a crowd of 1000 at Andrews Air Force Base before their final departure to Texas, January 20, 2009 Following the inauguration of Barack Obama , Bush and his family boarded a presidential helicopter typically used as Marine One to travel to Andrews Air Force Base .

^ Barack Obama, the Democrats' likely presidential nominee but a junior member of the foreign relations committee, finally got his turn to ask questions -- and he homed in on one of the administration's key conceptual failures...'I'm trying to get to an end point,' he said.

^ In December 1991, Bush was one of seven people named by his father to run his father's 1992 Presidential re-election campaign as "campaign advisor".

[338] .Bush, with his wife, then boarded an Air Force Boeing VC-25 for a flight to a homecoming celebration in Midland, Texas.^ Obamas board Air Force One.
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^ Bush, with his wife, then boarded an Air Force Boeing VC-25 for a flight to a homecoming celebration in Midland, Texas .

^ George and Laura Bush wave to a crowd of 1000 at Andrews Air Force Base before their final departure to Texas, January 20, 2009 Following the inauguration of Barack Obama , Bush and his family boarded a presidential helicopter typically used as Marine One to travel to Andrews Air Force Base .

.Because he was no longer President, this flight was designated Special Air Mission 28000, instead of Air Force One.^ Obamas board Air Force One.
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^ No one's forced him to do anything.
  • Kucinich begins impeachment process for GW Bush - Boing Boing 22 September 2009 20:41 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Horse shit..no one but an expresident should understand the plight of a sitting president..
  • Who's Afraid of Jimmy Carter? George Bush 22 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

.After a welcome rally in Midland, the Bushes returned to their ranch in Crawford, Texas, by helicopter.^ After leaving office, Bush returned to Texas.

^ After a welcome rally in Midland, the Bushes returned to their ranch in Crawford, Texas , by helicopter.

^ Brush-off for New Broom Nader In the run-up to polling day, Gary Younge is driving the 2,147 miles from John Kerry's base in Boston, Massachusetts, to George Bush's ranch in Midland, Texas.
  • President George W. Bush Biography and News 24 January 2010 23:51 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: News]

[338] .They bought a home in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas, Texas, where they planned to settle down.^ They bought a home in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas , Texas , where they planned to settle down.

^ The plan will see a number of US bases in Germany closed down, and troops returned home or redeployed to...
  • President George W. Bush Biography and News 24 January 2010 23:51 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: News]

^ Best of all for Bush, the real costs of the plan are hidden because they don't appear until 15 or 20 years down the road.
  • The Wage Slave Journal: George W. Bush Scorecard of Evil 24 January 2010 23:51 UTC jesseberney.com [Source type: Original source]

[339]
.Since leaving office, Bush has kept a relatively low profile.^ Since leaving office, Bush has kept a relatively low profile.

^ After leaving office, Bush returned to Texas.

^ Posted Thursday, January 15, 2009 4:20 PM PT Except for Richard Nixon, no president since Harry Truman leaves office more unloved than George W. Bush.
  • FARK.com: (4150422) It's official, President George W. Bush leaves office with the worst approval rating EVAR. Heckuva job, Georgie 22 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Original source]

[340] .However, he has made appearances at various events throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area, most notably when he conducted the opening coin toss at the Dallas Cowboys first game in the team's new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.^ However, he has made appearances at various events throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area, most notably when he conducted the opening coin toss at the Dallas Cowboys first game in the team's new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington .

^ First off the private said was the advance team that he said made sure there was nothing on the bedside tables Obama did not want in the pictures.
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^ "Coin toss from George and Laura Bush was a brief taste of luck for Cowboys fans" .

[341] .An April 6, 2009, visit to a Texas Rangers game, where he gave a speech thanking the people of Dallas for helping them settle in (and specifically, the people of Arlington, where the game was held), was met with a standing ovation.^ An April 6, 2009, visit to a Texas Rangers game, where he gave a speech thanking the people of Dallas for helping them settle in (and specifically, the people of Arlington, where the game was held), was met with a standing ovation.

^ Reply Leslie Says: November 12, 2009 at 9:33 am Thank you for your great blog post recognizing what truly wonderful people Mr. Mrs.
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^ Bush and the US-led war in Iraq during his acceptance speech at the Academy Awards, drawing a partial standing ovation and some jeers from Hollywood's elite.
  • Timeline US Presidents to GW Bush 22 September 2009 20:41 UTC timelines.ws [Source type: News]

[342]
.His first speaking engagement occurred on March 17, 2009, in Calgary, Alberta.^ Associated Press (March 17, 2009).

^ His first speaking engagement occurred on March 17, 2009, in Calgary , Alberta .

He spoke at a private event entitled "A conversation with George W. Bush" at the Telus Convention Centre and stated that he would not criticize President Obama and hoped he succeeds, specifically stating, "[President Obama] deserves my silence."[343][344] During his speech, Bush announced that he had begun writing a book, which is expected to be published under the title Decision Points in 2010.[20] The book will focus on "12 difficult personal and political decisions" Bush faced during his presidency.[20]
.Bush made a video-taped appearance on the June 11, 2009, episode of The Colbert Report during the show's trip to Baghdad, Iraq.^ Bush made a video-taped appearance on the June 11, 2009, episode of The Colbert Report during the show's trip to Baghdad , Iraq .

^ "Troops in Iraq hailed by Bush on 'Colbert Report'" .

^ Reply Dona N Says: November 12, 2009 at 11:47 am I’m tired of the Bush bashing!
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.Bush praised the troops for earning a "special place in American history" and for their courage and endurance.^ Bush praised the troops for earning a "special place in American history" and for their courage and endurance.

^ On July 31, 2008, Bush announced that with the end of July, American troop deaths had reached their lowest number—thirteen—since the war began in 2003.

^ Bush won more votes than any other president in American history.
  • Timeline US Presidents to GW Bush 22 September 2009 20:41 UTC timelines.ws [Source type: News]

.He joked that it would come in handy, saying, "I've sat through Stephen's stuff before," in reference to Colbert's performance at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Association dinner as well as The Colbert Report's history of criticizing Bush's administration.^ What would the current occupant of the White House have done?
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^ He joked that it would come in handy, saying, "I've sat through Stephen's stuff before," in reference to Colbert's performance at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Association dinner as well as The Colbert Report's history of criticizing Bush's administration.

^ "Waterboarding is legal, White House says" .

[345]
.On August 29, 2009, Bush, with his wife Laura, attended the funeral of Senator Ted Kennedy.^ Bush and his fine wife Laura.
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^ Never in a million years did I expect this gracious commentary on President Bush, his lovely wife, Laura and VP Cheney!
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^ Reply SJinVA Says: November 11, 2009 at 6:15 am Thank you, guys, for this heartfelt blog about George and Laura Bush.
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[346] .Bush made his debut as a motivational speaker on October 26 at the "Get Motivated" seminar in Dallas.^ Bush made his debut as a motivational speaker on October 26 at the "Get Motivated" seminar in Dallas.

[347]
.In the aftermath of the shooting that took place on November 5, 2009, at the Fort Hood U.S. Army post in Texas, Fox News revealed that the former President and his wife had paid an undisclosed visit to the survivors and victims' families the day following the shooting, having contacted the base commander requesting that the visit be private and not involve press coverage.^ In the aftermath of the shooting that took place on November 5, 2009, at the Fort Hood U.S. Army post in Texas, Fox News revealed that the former President and his wife had paid an undisclosed visit to the survivors and victims' families the day following the shooting, having contacted the base commander requesting that the visit be private and not involve press coverage.

^ When the shooting hit in Fort Hood.
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^ George and Laura Bush wave to a crowd of 1000 at Andrews Air Force Base before their final departure to Texas, January 20, 2009 Following the inauguration of Barack Obama , Bush and his family boarded a presidential helicopter typically used as Marine One to travel to Andrews Air Force Base .

[348] .The Bushes own a property less than 30 minutes from Fort Hood and spent one to two hours at the base.^ The Bushes own a property less than 30 minutes from Fort Hood and spent one to two hours at the base.

^ You can't have two reports say the exact opposite thing and report that one is true WITH HIGH CONFIDENCE based on nothing else but those reports.
  • Kucinich begins impeachment process for GW Bush - Boing Boing 22 September 2009 20:41 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: Original source]

^ [Laura Bush] once persuaded him to go to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, only to see him burn through the place in 30 minutes.

.In January 2010, at the request of President Obama, Bush and former President Bill Clinton established the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund to raise contributions for relief and recovery efforts following the 2010 Haiti earthquake.^ In January 2010, at the request of President Obama, Bush and former President Bill Clinton established the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund to raise contributions for relief and recovery efforts following the 2010 Haiti earthquake .

^ "Presidents Clinton, Bush lead effort to raise funds for Haiti" .

^ (AP, 8/15/00) 1999 Aug 21, President Clinton urged Americans to contribute to the relief effort for Turkey, where the death toll from a massive earthquake four days earlier topped 12,000.
  • Timeline US Presidents to GW Bush 22 September 2009 20:41 UTC timelines.ws [Source type: News]

[349]
.When asked in February 2010 about his isolation and low profile since leaving office, Bush replied "I have no desire to see myself on television...^ After leaving office, Bush returned to Texas.

^ Since leaving office, Bush has kept a relatively low profile.

^ Reply lin Says: November 11, 2009 at 10:12 pm Thank you for being who you are, for seeing what we saw in President Bush.
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I don't want to be a panel of formers instructing the currents on what to do. ... I'm trying to regain a sense of anonymity. I didn't like it when a certain former president -- and it wasn't (George H.W. Bush) or (Bill Clinton) -- made my life miserable." Bush was referring to 39th President Jimmy Carter, who was an outspoken critic of President Bush throughout his presidency.[350]

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