OBAMA WINS ELECTION: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED….Our Nation’s New Beginning!
Bush to Bid Farewell to the Country
By BEN FELLER
Bush and his loyal backers see his record this way: He kept the country safe from attack after terrorism redefined his presidency, cut taxes, freed the people of Afghanistan and Iraq, reformed education, oversaw 52 straight months of job growth, acted decisively when the economy tanked, stuck to principle no matter what his poll numbers, retooled the military and improved federal crisis management after the worst U.S. natural disaster happened on his watch.
To his critics, Bush wasted the world’s good will after the Sept. 11 attacks, got the nation into a catastrophic and avoidable Iraq war, presided over a staggering 2.6 million jobs lost in 2008, ran up debt, reacted slowly to Hurricane Katrina, did more dividing than uniting and refused to listen to the will of the people.
As I’ve stated in the previous post The White House recently published a document titled “100 THINGS AMERICANS MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION RECORD”. First, I would like to point out that if this administration has truly been transparent there would be no need for the Bush Administration to trumpet their alleged accomplishments. In fact, they mention on page 24 under the heading of “Reduced wasteful spending and improved government effectiveness and accountability”, that the administration has “Increased the accountability, transparency, and effectiveness of the Federal Government”.
Amazingly, on the eve of stepping down as a President with one of the lowest approval ratings of any US president this 40-page document and an accompanying 52 page document “Highlights of the accomplishments and record of the administration of George W. Bush” have appeared with little fanfare on the White House Web Site.