Centurion, I am not a political ideologue, meaning that I am essentially a political atheist. I gave up my support for Obama during the election
season because of the vote on the bank buy-off, and Joe Biden. It is Bush who lied us into war, it is Bush who has been wiretapping EVERYONE illegally
targeting journalists in particular, it is the Bush White House who ordered, planned, and executed Americas most pervasive propaganda operation by the
Pentagon through the media to sell the Iraq war to Americans. It is Bush who ordered the Torture of hundreds of detainees, 8 were killed in the
process that we know of, and only 3 convictions EVER came of it, and those too are suspect.
It was George W. Bush, a man who is NOT a scientist, that shut out the voices of the scientific community when it came to climate science, and its'
potential impact on Earth, and the future of America. It is George W. Bush who instead of listening to those who had data on social issues, decided
that the only way to do anything is through "Faith-based" initiatives which is just another way to let religious zealots take over the country on
the Federal dime with ideology rather than truth based on actual data gathered.
He deregulated the housing markets because he wanted to create an "Ownership society" and before you go off blaming Clinton for that mess, just
remember that Bush agreed with him enough to make the problem worse.
I could go on. But I doubt Obama is ANYTHING like this.
His first two acts were on White House ethics which the American people asked for and got, a relaxation on the FOIA rules which will make the lives of
many journalists, and people on this site easier. He closed down Gitmo which is nothing short of a concentration camp, and lends itself as a
justification for more terrorists to terrorize, as it makes us look like savages and hypocrites as we try to climb the broken latter to the moral
Instituted lawful interrogation consistent with the Geneva conventions. Which we signed and ratified, and according to article 6 of the US
constitution the UN Charter and the Geneva Convention are supreme law of the land.
He is currently reviewing detainee policy to try to find LEGAL way of dealing with them while ensuring the safety of Americans in the process.
He issued an executive order to disclose presidential records of past, current, and future presidents without which accountability is a pipe-dream.
This puts him on the hot seat too. If he were Bush(known for needless secrecy) why would he do this?
The ethics commitment is unparalleled in the history of the Presidency. And makes no exception for prosecution and other disciplinary action
regardless of who is accused, including himself:
As someone who dropped support for Obama, and have since regarded him with harsh skepticism, these things are impressive.
None of this sounds like Bush to me. Instead of cherry picking things out of articles and spinning them to make a ridiculous point, try looking at
policies thus far.
[edit on 23-1-2009 by projectvxn]