Monday, January 19, 2009

ONE MORE SLEEP


With one more sleep until Change We Need, the internet is being flooded with articles about George W. Bush claiming the title of Worst President Ever. Was he the worst? Time will tell. I wasn't fond of him. The few things, in my mind, the he did right (increasing aid to Africa, aid to victims in Darfur) will be overshadowed by the many things he did wrong.

And the criticism is coming in from all over the world.

Scotland: America is now hated in many parts of the world. The shoe hurled at him during a visit to Iraq last month sums up the anger felt by Millions of people.

Canada: Farewell to George W. Bush, the worst American president ever and one of the worst "friends" to Canada ever to reside in the White House.

Ireland: “W” stands for Worst.

Malaysia: Bush stands to be one of the worst, if not the worst, US president of all times.

Jamaica: George Bush is the worst president in modern America, considering the global crises which occurred under his presidency.

The Telegraph lists what it deems as Bush's 20 Worst Moments:
  1. No WMDs
  2. Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job.
  3. No Post-War Plan for Iraq
  4. Permitting Torture
  5. Ignoring Pre-9/11 Terror Memo
  6. "Mission Accomplished"
  7. Entering Iraq without a UN mandate.
  8. Insisting there was a link between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda
  9. Failing to capture Osama bin Laden
  10. Abandoning the Kyoto Protocol
  11. Refusing to let Katrina ruin his holiday
  12. Underestimating the cost of the war
  13. Lack of body armour for US troops
  14. Failure to include Louisiana's coastal parishes in state of emergency plan
  15. Tax cuts for the wealthy
  16. Losing focus on Afghanistan
  17. Limiting stem cell research
  18. Appointment and backing of Alberto Gonzales
  19. Awarding lucrative Iraq reconstruction contracts to Halliburton
  20. Warrantless Wiretapping
The honeymoon will be short for Obama. There's too much to be undone. But I pray a change is gonna come for us all.

3 comments:

Rob K said...

He really was a uniter...he got the whole world to hate him.

Masked Avenger said...

Lets have a serious discussion here. Today's topic is "Permitting Torture".

Since we are all intelligent, civilized adults, we can hopefully have some good dialogue.

So, permitting torture is a horrible thing? What if we had captured someone who had information about an attack on the United States? Would torture then be ok? Are you saying that the security of our union is worth less than torturing a captured terrorist?

I can understand being against unnecessary torture, but until you have the position of being in charge of the security of the United States, how can you say that all torture should be banned?

Thoughts?

Anonymous said...

Masked Avenger said: "Are you saying that the security of our union is worth less than torturing a captured terrorist?"
Think again: If you torture enough "captured" people, it's not Our Union (the nation we believe in) anymore.

"I can understand being against unnecessary torture, but ... how can you say that all torture should be banned?"
How can you decide when it's "necessary" (i.e., that the torturee really and truly has essential info)?
And how can you insure that the info obtained is real - since torture is famous for producing fake info and false confessions?