President George W. Bush is a serious embarrassment to America. The amount of stupid and uninformed things he has said can’t be easily counted. His most noteworthy accomplishment, for lack of a better term, is that he bungled America’s response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which he allowed to happen, by invading the wrong country. To make matters worse, when he found out he was in the wrong place he stayed there and refused to leave.
Out of all the presidents America has had, many of them have been sub-par. Current opinion is hard to use to judge a presidency, because of quick partisan reaction from a president’s party. This is why it is best to let objective historians go back through the books and separate out who took the job seriously, and who was there just because they had nothing better going on at the time.
To put this into a bit of perspective: George W. Bush was rated a less successful president than William Henry Harrison, who died from pneumonia after only thirty-two days in office because he refused to wear a coat during his inauguration. William Henry Harrison literally did nothing notable as president, other than being the first living president who had his photograph taken.
George W. Bush was so bad, that a president who does nothing is better than him. Bush is a total negative. In other words, we would have had a less negative 8 years with no president at all, than we did having George W. Bush as one. Let’s let that sink in.
Here is a handy infographic that helps explain the details on why Bush is the absolute worst president in American history:
For all the bellowing by Republicans over how important it is to “keep America safe,” you would think that they hate Bush. Strangely enough, they long very much for those “good old days” of terrorist attacks, war and death of Americans at home and abroad.
Some quotes by Bush administration officials were particularly damning. Paul Bremer, who was Bush’s Iraq war mastermind, said the following:
The new administration seems to be paying no attention to the problem of terrorism. What they will do is stagger along until there’s a major incident and then suddenly say, ‘Oh, my God, shouldn’t we be organized to deal with this?'”
Richard Clark, possibly the best counter-terrorism strategist of the modern age, accused Bush many times of willfully choosing to ignore repeated warnings of an impending attack on the U.S. by al-Qaeda.
In 2002, Bush’s National Security Advisor, Randy Beers, was so upset at the fact Bush refused to spend any time or resources on fighting al-Qaeda, that he quit the administration in disgust. Later he revealed Bush was holding back resources in order to invade Iraq, for no reason other than a personal vendetta and the pipe dream that we would take their oil.
With a destroyed economy that nearly bankrupted the globe, the worst terrorist attacks ever on American soil, a multi trillion-dollar illegal war, and the rise of ISIS, anyone can see how after all these years Bush is still completely screwing America again and again. Remember that when Republicans want to say how amazing his presidency was.
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Christian is from a small town, surrounded by other small towns, in Pennsylvania. He nearly slipped into the conservative K-hole after high school, but was redeemed by Liberal politics and 8 years of Bush. After spending far too long working for corporate America, he has settled back into life as an unapologetic progressive and general caller-out of conservative fallacy and nonsense.