posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 01:34 PM
reply to post by semperfortis
I wonder, is it because of subjective reasoning that you are proud of GWB or is it due to Party Loyalty? I pride myself on being independent. I agree
with some Republican ideology, I agree with some ideology from Democrats.
The question is, are you better off now than you were 8 years ago? If you are then it's great. If your not why? Who led this country in the direction
that made this life more difficult for you?
It is "Cool" and "Popular" to be a Bush Basher and Bush Hater. It is much more difficult to stand against the "Cool Crowd" and for the
I simply must take exception to being called a Bush Basher, Bush Hater or going with the cool crowd. My personal views on the last administration
comes from actually looking into policies that this man has implemented these last 8 years. I cannot agree with torturing POW's I cannot agree with
going into a war with bad intelligence for reasons that are paper thin.
Yes it is true that now Iraq has a democratically elected government. This is true. However once our job there was finished. (finding WMDs that never
existed & toppling Saddam Hussein from power) it was time for us to go home.
Is it our concern now how Iraq governs itself? Do you honestly believe that if we left sooner there would have been a civil war? Living here and
discussing the issue with people that immigrated from Iraq I don't believe that there would have been a civil war. The insurgency we tried so hard to
eliminate comes from people who don't like western ideology. Would these people have attacked their own government, the answer I believe is no.
The people of Iraq did not like Saddam Hussein, once he was gone they felt they were strong enough to govern themselves. However our commander in
chief went against the will of the people of the newly freed Iraq and decided to stay. Imagine if our country was occupied by an invading force,
imagine if your town had foreign soldiers in it, would you be happy to have them there? If they told you the only reason they were there was for your
own good would you be happy about it?
Looking into policies of this man I came to the agreement that I did not like the way he governed our country these last 8 years. Yes it is true that
the problems we faced weren't entirely his fault, it is true that he did keep Americans safe from terrorist attack. But the means to his ends I
don't feel were justified. The reasoning behind his policies I don't feel were in the best interests of the American people. These ideologies I
cannot be proud of. I cannot be proud of locking people away indefinitely with no trial and torturing them for information. I cannot agree with this
policy. I cannot agree to internment camps. It just is not right.
Blind faith in our leadership is a bad thing Semper. One has to ask is it party loyalty or is it agreeing with the ideals of someone based on
independent thought and agreeing with the direction a leader is taking our republic in.