Tuesday 20 January 2009

President George W. Bush’s stupidity

It is hard to imagine that a U.S. presidency could leave more wreckage than George W. Bush's did during his eight years in the White House.

Can anyone ever forget what George W. Bush did on September 11, 2001 while he was at a school after he was informed that a commercial airliner had smashed into one of the World Trade Centre buildings? He continued to read from a book to the children.

In 2004, FEMA disbursed $30 million in disaster relief funds for Hurricane Frances to residents of Miami, Florida, a city which was not affected by the hurricane. Michael Brown, the head of FEMA admitted to $12 million in overpayments, but denied any serious mistakes, blaming a computer glitch.

When strong hurricanes struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, what seemed to be a slow and disorganized response reflected badly on the Bush White House. The public relations damage was compounded when Bush toured Louisiana right after Katrina and commended Federal Emergency Management Agency director Michael Brown for a "heckuva job."

Brown claimed previous emergency experience as "assistant city manager with emergency services oversight" for the city of Edmond, Oklahoma. According to interviews and records obtained by TIME, Brown was a college intern in the city manager's office, without hiring, firing, or other management responsibilities. His director had never had experience at emergency management at all.This was the man Bush appointed to head a large and very important federal agency.

In January 2005, U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler publicly urged Bush to fire Brown, citing new reports that FEMA sent inspectors with criminal records of robbery and embezzlement to do damage assessment and still Bush kept Brown on as the head of FEMA.

Bush’ administration decided to send eleven thousand mobile homes to Arkansas to give relief to those who were made homless because of the Katrina Hurricane. Oops. It seems that no one in the administration knew there were federal and state laws prohibiting trailers in flood zones. Oops. The trailers were sinking in the mud. That little mistake cost the American taxpayers $850 million.

The ill-begotten war in Iraq was supposed to only cost the American taxpayers $65 billion. It has now cost them over $300 billion and continues to suck $6 billion a month out of American children's futures. Meanwhile the three warring tribes Bush ‘liberated’ are using US money and soldiers' lives to partition the country. The Shiites and Kurds are carving out the prime cuts while treating the once-dominant Sunnis the same way the Israelis treat the Palestinians, forcing them onto Iraq's version of Death Valley. This all happened because he thought that Hussein Saddam was creating weapons of mass destruction when in fact he wasn’t.

The last Clinton administration budget had a surplus of more than $100 billion. The fiscal 2009 deficit could exceed a trillion. Bush’s administration ran up record deficits while giving tax breaks to the wealthy and creating a culture of government neglect that left some Americans trapped in a netherworld of neglect after Hurricane Katrina, and continues to keep all of Americans gripped by the angst of an economic system that sits on the brink of collapse.

His ‘war on terror, included the notorious Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay prisons as its symbols, which then became the catalyst for radicalizing millions of Muslims worldwide, and made the U.S. a pariah in the Middle East.

Paul Heinbecker, the former Canadian ambassador to the UN said; "History will confirm the Bush years were overwhelmingly negative.

Admittedly, there were times when his administration made great strides in improving the welfare of Americans but ask yourself, was this man really competent to run the most powerful nation in the world? To do that, one must be thoroughly educated. Is he an intelligent man? Read the following and form your own conclusion. These are the responses to questions given to him by people who interviewed him.

"I remember meeting a mother of a child who was abducted by the North Koreans right here in the Oval Office"

"We’re concerned about Aids inside our White House; make no mistake about it"

"I’m honoured to shake the hand of a brave Iraqi citizen who had his hand cut off by Saddam Hussein."

"It’s in our country’s interests to find those who would do harm to us and get them out of harm's way."

"I promise you I will listen to what has been said here, even though I wasn’t here."

"You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test."

"When the governor calls, I answer his phone."

“Kosovians can move back in.” It’s Kosovars.

“Keep good relations with Grecians.” It’s Greeks.

“If the East Timorians decide to revolt, I am sure I will have a statement,” It’s East Timorese.

“If the terriers and bariffs are torn down, this economy will grow.” It’s tariff barriers.

“This is Preservation Month.I appreciate preservation. It’s what you do when you run for president. You gotta preserve.” It’s Perseverance Month and persevere.

“Other Republican candidates may retort to personal attacks…” It’s resort.

“I’m very gracious and humbled.” It’s grateful.

“A tax cut is really one of the anecdotes to coming out of an economic illness.” It’s antidotes.

“This cases has had a full analyzation and has been looked at a lot.” It’s analysis.

“I am a person who recognizes the fallacy of humans.” It’s falibility.

“They said, "You know , this issue doesn’t resignate with the people.” It’s resonate.

“The missunderestimated me.” It’s underestimated.

“I am mindful of not only preserving executive powers for myself, but for predecessors.” It’s successors.

“Ann and I will carry out this equivocal message to the world.” It’s unequivocal.

“Whatever it took to help Taiwan defend theirself.”
It’s itself.

“I want to thank the dozens of welfare-to-work stories, the actual examples of people who made firm and solid commitment to work hard to embitter themselves.” It’s commitments and better. Further, how does one thank a story?

"....less than 50 percent of Hispanos and African-Americans don’t own their own home.” It’s Hispanics.

“There’s no malfeance involved.” It’s malfeasance.

"....I am not going to accept a bill from the United Nations Senate.” It’s United States senate.

“The law I sign today directs new funds and new focus to the task of collecting vital intelligence on terrorist threats and on weapons of mass production.” It’s mass destruction.

“Columbia carried in its payroll classroom experiments from some of our students in America.” It’s payload.

“They are mistakened.” It’s mistaken.

“We’ve got hundreds of sites to exploit.” It’s explore.

“That’s why I went to Congress last September and proposed fundamental funding, which is money for armour and body parts….” It’s body armour, not body parts.

“We have enough coal to last for 250 years, yet coal also prevents an envioroment challenge.” It’s presents.

“Do you realize we’ve got 250 milion years of coal?”
It’s 250 years, not 250 million years.

“After the bombing, most Iraqis saw what the perpetuators of this attack wre trying to do.” It’s perpetrators.

“We ought to make the pie higher.” It’s bigger.

“I was trying to convince those college students to accept my tenants.” It’s tenets.

“How do you know if you don’t measure, if you have a system that simple suckles kids through?” It’s coddles.

Unfortunately, many students who have failing grades in American schools are moved into the next grade anyhow and as a result, they graduate with very little education. I am convinced that President George W. Bush went through school the same way and graduated with very little education. This is why he couldn’t grasp the enormous situations that he was faced with as the president of the United States and for this reason, his presidency will go down in history as a joke.

It’s ironic when you consider what he said to the graduating class at Harvard. He said, “And to the C students, I say, you too can be president.”

He must be right. He got to be president. He unquestionably was the United States' most stupidest president that great nation ever had.

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