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Friday, October 07, 2005

The List of Bush's Lies and Policy Failures


President Bush's campaign mantra in the 2000 election was that he and the Republican Party would "restore honor and integrity to the White House." Five and one half years later, it's utterly mind-boggling the amount of lies, controversies and scandals that have been perpetrated by Bush and his closest aides. It's even more unsettling when we realize the dire straits America is in today at the hands of this incompetent, dangerous administration.

Let's review Bush's impact since 2000 at home and abroad, in no particular order:

1. Lied about WMD.
2. Unilaterally invaded a sovereign nation without provocation and justification.
3. Lied during State of the Union speech re: Niger Uranium.
4. Responsible for pre-9/11 intelligence failures in White House, CIA, FBI.
5. Allowed 9-11 murderers to remain free while diverting precious military and financial resources to his vanity war in Iraq.
6. Lied about Saddam/bin Laden connection.
7. Turned Iraq into a terrorist breeding ground.
8. Lied about nation-building.
9. Opposed creation of 9-11 Commission and Homeland Security Department.
10. Disrespected and alienated the U.S. from French, German and other key allies.
11. Lied to Americans about the real cost of war.
12. Fostered an environment of torture at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo.
13. Lined Halliburton's pockets in Afghanistan and Iraq with fat no-bid contracts.
14. Under-manned and under-equipped our armed forces in Iraq, resulting in unnecessary death and injuries.
15. Ignored the nuclear build-up in both Iran and N.Korea; marginalized Kim Jong Il.
16. Shunned Kyoto Treaty.
17. Lied about effects of man-made pollutants on the environment to support corporate pals.
18. Lied about the insolvency of Social Security.
19. Gave huge cuts to the wealthiest taxpayers.
20. Lied about true cost of health care bill.
21. Lied about Free Trade stand.
22. Bitterly divided the nation along religious, party and sexual preference lines.
23. Guilty of numerous cronyism appointments (Homeland Security, Supreme Court, etc)
24. Rewarded failures of Condi Rice and other cronies with key promotions.
25. Dreadful energy policies lead to record gas and oil prices.
26. Responsible for the largest debt in U.S. history.
27. Colossal failure of preparedness, rescue and relief during Hurricane Katrina.
28. Fostered a culture of corruption among GOP and top leadership (Tom Delay, etc).
29. Allowed Donald Rumsfeld to keep job despite utter failure in Iraq.
30. Presided over the U.S.'s lowest popularity throughout the world.
31. Saw No Child Left Behind fail.
32. Lied last week about Iraqi troop strength during Saturday radio address. Directly contradicted by testimony given earlier in the week by Gen. Abizaid.

This is just a partial list, mind you. One can only imagine what our country will look like by the time he's done. Somebody please wake me up in 3 years. Andy

31 Comments:

  • At 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Regarding Item 29, Bush insisted that Rumsfeld keep his position by declining 2 offers of resignation. I'm not sure that qualifies as a lie, but it definitely qualifies as tolerance for poor performance.

     
  • At 6:12 PM, Blogger bee said…

    How come the list is so short - would have expected it to be at least book size

     
  • At 9:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    item #29 is not listed as a lie. it's merely a failure.

     
  • At 12:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think he lies just to keep in practice....

     
  • At 12:40 PM, Blogger Not Specified said…

    Allow me to add to your list if I may:

    George W. Bush has murdered the English language!

     
  • At 1:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Andy, while you are snoozing for the next 3 years us conservatives will keep winning elections and moving ahead with our agenda. Nighty night.

     
  • At 2:05 PM, Blogger The Ostroy Report said…

    Anonymous.....I love when Republicans get all cocky about how many elections they're going to win. Only makes me feel even more certain that you guys will continue to ignore reality and be out of touch with Americans. That's how Democrats will win. When you guys always think you've done nothing wrong, and therefore need to change nothing, nothing will therefore change for you. The only difference this time over '04 is that most of the country now disagrees with just about every policy you have and has lost faith in your leadership. As for me snoozing, the main reason I snooze so well these days is knowing how little time in power Republicans have left. Nighty nite!
    Andy

     
  • At 2:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That anonymous commenter who closed with "nighty night" must be Dain, a regular, insanely obnoxious quasi-fascist commenter at the No Left Turns blog - a blog that needs to be smacked down a LOT more by smart progressives. I guess I'd like to think it was "Dain" because it's scary to imagine there being more than one like him, but I know that's naive, sadly.

    - Jake Bentsen

     
  • At 2:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Actually I don't frequent conservative message boards, only liberal boards. As to my comment, I find it humerous that Andy is happy to go to sleep for 3 years. You would think that a person who is interested in turning this country in a direction that he favors would do the exact opposite...WAKE UP and try to get the country aroused as well.

    And Andy, if you think the Democrats are progressives....well, that's just sad.

    "knowing how little time in power Republicans have left."

    NOW who is cocky?

     
  • At 4:04 PM, Blogger becky said…

    And how about Bush's repeated desire to use the military in a police roll (martial law). He raised this desire after Katrina and now it is a part of his avian flu plan. Frightening.

     
  • At 4:40 PM, Anonymous Aimee said…

    Thank you for posting Bush's lies ... It is a good thing to be able to see a complete list of his failures. Bush is a disgrace to our country. If he were a CEO he would have been fired long ago. Now is the time to impeach and replace him.

    Peace,
    Aimee
    Friday Harbor, WA

    PS: Anti-war = pro life
    Pro war = Pro killing, torture.

     
  • At 7:03 PM, Anonymous Beam Me Up said…

    Please add this to the list.
    "Who could have predicted the levees would break?"

     
  • At 8:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You all must realize the God told Bush to do all these things. He is only following the Almighty's wishes. Luckily , for him, they are the same as his own wishes. Who would have thunk it.

    Melissa

     
  • At 9:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Unfortunately you are wrong. Bush has not lied once. Let's be clear about one thing. A lie is knowing you are telling a story that is a non-thruth. There's the rub. Mister Bush is so intellectually challenged he sincerely thinks he is telling the truth. So, you can't blame people for being dimwitted.

     
  • At 6:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If this blog had photos it would be pornographic. Incest at its worst..

     
  • At 6:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If this blog had photos it would be pornographic. Incest at its worst..

     
  • At 3:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The worst lie of all- that he is a Chrisitan. As a real Christian "conservative", and a veteran from a military family, I am disgusted at his Talmudic totally anti-Christian administration. He is acting more like an AntiCrist wantabee than a Christian. There are at least a million of us real Christian conservatives that could see right through this Zionist devil right from the becoming. The real "Axis of Evil" are the Jews, Masons, and "Evangelical" kooks who are doing everything they can to destroy civilized society around the world while expanding "Israel" further into the Middle East and boosting their greedy money changer in the temple Wall Street profits through the roof at the expense of the rest of us. Oh, and by the way, to all you "Democrats" out there, they control your party too (That's the real reason so many "Democrats" voted for this Jewish war of lies too.)!

     
  • At 1:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    List of accomplishments by Democrats over the past 150 years.

    "...................."

    damn short list ... haha

     
  • At 2:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Let's not forget:

    "Mission accomplished!"

     
  • At 8:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    How come so many dumb ass Americans voted the lieing sack of s_ _t in, in the first place. You got what you deserve and I hope you go down with him. A crook
    would get fired from his job, how come the lier hasn't?

     
  • At 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    List of additional failures:

    33. Fiscally irresponsible (went from surplus to 7 trillion national debt in just 6 years and NEVER vetoed a single spending bill. China owns more of America than Americans do)
    34. Evasion of privacy (ie: ease dropping and tapping of domestic lines, Terri Schaiavo disaster,)
    35. First amendment rights ... your anit-american now if you disagree with this administration
    36. Employment record ... has lost more jobs than gained, a first for ANY president since Herbert Hoover
    37. Foreign Trade Defecit .. reaches a new high just about every month of Bush's presidency

     
  • At 3:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Bush murdured a women from Midland Texas that he raped in 2001, after she filed suite aganist him. Laura Bush killed her high school sweety with her car, after he broke up with her. What a pair to have in the Whitehouse. Geeeeeeeeeeezzzzz

     
  • At 6:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    GWB had his drinking buddy Bin Laden fly jet planes into the WTC towers, but GWB and his cronies in the CIA brought the towers down with explosivies. So need to add to the list that GWB murdered 3000 plus US citizens to create the enemy for his war on terror. He is therefore waging his war on himself. now that is realy fucked up in the head, but GWB kills people because he likes it, and he likes it alot because he still doing it today. he is a warmonger for profit and can only rule by fear, because he is to fucking stupid. he has been taught well by his skull and bones father and his grampa walker who financed Hitler into power. what a treasonist bunch of New World Order sick dumb fucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • At 11:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Any educated, intelligent person who spends 2 hours on the internet, researching the facts (and you must able to weed out the bulls***- this is the caviat, you must have common sense, you must be somewhat educated, and understand how liars manipulate, play dumb, use excuses, scapegoats etc) can clearly see that the administration knew of the 911 events, let it happen to make a case to go to war. Connect the dots..............

    It may sound far fetched to some, but the basic premise is when you put a pinhead in a position of power, they feel untouchable, and make unbelievable decisions. Its been my experience that guys like this liar are generally so "thick", or "stupid" that they can't understand that normal, educated people can figure them out. After doing your research on the web, (at least 2 hours, reviewing timelines, video’s by experts on YouTube etc.. If you can't figure it out, I'm willing to bet you never went to college, probably don't know what an SAT is, and to paraphrase Jeff Foxworthy- You Might Be a Redneck.


    The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of a nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies, but would be ashamed to tell big lies.
    -- Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" (1925)

     
  • At 1:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think we should hold A NATIONAL MILLIONS MORE MARCH ON WASHINGTON DC TO CALL FOR THE IMPEACHMENT OF BUSH AND CHANEY AND CONDY RICE. Tell me what you think of this national march.

    Michael

     
  • At 2:55 PM, Anonymous Sheila Carter said…

    Yes I think I will comment, I believe if we don't get GWB, out of office he will destroy us. He don't care about what the people have to say and has repeated it often. This man is crazy and still he is in office. He started the war, over his Dads dealings, and thousands of our men and women has gave their precious lives and not to speak of the People has died in Iraq and other's that are maimed for the rest of their lives, their families broken from death or their family is torn apart because of loss of their sons and daughters legs arms every, and yes lives. This war must stop! You cannot have peace through War, war begats war, and it must cease immediatly... Please stop this man! He is a warmonger, and he got into office through questionable means and we must for the sake of America stop this insanity. I have a frfiend and she needs surgery, they will not let her have surgery because of her insurance, and I have seen alot of this, I have another friend that has Cancer in his throat, and instead of getting proper care medically, he has to work to pay his Doctors, for surgerys, and he had to go to court the other day and they garnised his wages for what he owes! This is going on all over our country. Health care should be accessable to Each and everyone that is a citizen in this country! Choosing money over lives is wrong, this has to stop!! Thank you Unitedforpeace.org, for being there for the people. God Bless us, and that is what our Country was based on from the beginning, IN GOD WE TRUST! God bless all of us.....

     
  • At 12:22 AM, Anonymous gail said…

    you may want to do a little proof reading, convice? Hitler? now i'm confused. Gail- bad name to some weirdo out there. Well up yours too. Dog. Ha, i did see you running around loose today. Goodbye, forever. Gail

     
  • At 5:29 PM, Anonymous Richard Neva said…

    How can you call murder a failure? Do you mean, if I kill someone than I just have to claim failure and I will go free? This asshole murdered over 3000 on 9/11/01 and then sent our troops to be murdered after that, another 3000 plus. This man is more than a failure, he is a killer that should be arrested, tried, convicted and executed!

     
  • At 12:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    IMPEACH.

    IT's time to march. Look for groups in your area. They're out there. October 27th there will be an anti-war demonstration across the united states. If we all march, who knows how many people would be in the streets protesting the war on the same day all over the country. Let's make it happen.

     
  • At 9:26 PM, Blogger fireproofmatch450 said…

    1. There were WMD in Iraq. They have now been removed. 500 Tons of yellowcake is now in safe hands. Do some research before posting these falsehoods.

     
  • At 5:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Almost allowed UAE (united arab emirates) to purchase amercian ports. Homeland security my ass

     

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