13 Reasons To Be Glad Bush Is No Longer President

13 Reasons To Be Glad Bush Is No Longer President

The five living presidents will meet in Texas on Thursday to dedicate the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. And while Bush and his aides are using the occasion to soften the 43 president’s image and solidify his legacy, a recounting of Bush-era policies — from his deregulation of Wall Street to the invasion of Iraq — greatly undermine the new rosy narrative of the Bush years:

Don't let the mainstream media cover up the true history of George Bush and his administration.

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http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/04/25/1913311/13-reasons-to-be-glad-bush-is-not-president-any...

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Thanks for posting this

How ironic that there is even such as things as a "Bush Library." Here's hoping Americans are able to remember the insanity and destruction wrought by AWOL George and his Big-Government Republican enablers.

To think that we'll be paying that cretin a pension for the rest of his life turns my stomach.

News and Observer editorial on Bush/Obama

Indeed one failing of Obama’s presidency has been his unwillingness to examine the darkest activities of the Bush years. After his election, Obama rejected calls for an investigation into torture and other potentially illegal counter-terrorism programs condoned at the highest levels of the Bush administration.

In some respects, Obama has even adopted a Bush-style disregard for openness and the law. The president has reneged on his pledge to close the military prison at Guantanamo where terrorist suspects have been held for up to 11 years without trial. As Obama spoke Thursday, 94 of the prison’s 166 inmates were on hunger strike over their prolonged detention. Seventeen of them are being force fed through a nasal tube. Meanwhile, Obama has followed Bush’s secretive and possibly illegal use of force through a campaign of drone strikes conducted by the U.S. military and CIA.

The Bush library presents George W. Bush’s version of how it was and why he chose to do what he did. But ultimately his legacy is not about the past, but about how that past will shape America’s principles and behavior in the future...

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/04/25/2850188/the-bush-library-and-the-darker.html#storylink=cpy

Martha Brock

George Bush: 'The great degrader'

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/27/the-great-degrader/?smid=tw-share
from Paul Krugman in the NY Times:

Even more important, Bush lied us into war. Let’s repeat that: he lied us into war. I know, the apologists will say that “everyone” believed Saddam had WMD, but the truth is that even the category “WMD” was a con game, lumping together chemical weapons with nukes in an illegitimate way. And any appearance of an intelligence consensus before the invasion was manufactured: dissenting voices were suppressed, as anyone who was reading Knight-Ridder (now McClatchy) knew at the time.

Why did the Bush administration want war? There probably wasn’t a single reason, but can we really doubt at this point that it was in part about wagging the dog? And right there you have something that should block Bush from redemption of any kind, ever: he misled us into a war that probably killed hundreds of thousands of people, and he did it in part for political reasons.

There was a time when Americans expected their leaders to be more or less truthful. Nobody expected them to be saints, but we thought we could trust them not to lie about fundamental matters. That time is now behind us — and it was Bush who did it.

Martha Brock