July 07, 2005

It takes strength to be the world's most hated man

I have always been pro-Bush. I support him, I admire him, I trust him. I also feel sad, bitter and disappointed over the way the intense hatred so many are expressing towards him.
The other day when I was at the mall, I saw at least 4-5 people wearing anti-Bush t-shirts. Hating the man has become a trend.
I saw an interesting article that I would like to point out, and I recommend reading:

Texas tradition

Disengagement is opposed to George Bush's values, writes Yoram Ettinger

In a recent speech, U.S. President George W. Bush presented his country with a worldview in the tradition of late President Ronald Reagan: no retreat in the face of terrorism, yes to pre-emptive strikes – including assassinations – against terrorist breeding grounds.

Rest of article: Here

Posted by Maria at July 7, 2005 12:03 AM | TrackBacks
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i think it's sad the way people are so quick to jump on the anti-bush bandwagon when things don't go their way. do they honestly think they can do a better job leading 300,000,000 people who complain about everything? most of his loudest critics didn't even vote in the first place. what do they know about being responsible for an entire nation during wartime? i can understand it coming from europeans, but not from people who live here in the u.s. because, thanks to the president's leadership after 9/11, they are free to hate him in relative safety.

Posted by: yiddishe-kop at July 7, 2005 07:46 AM Permalink

So I guess you are going to buy a Bush necklace, Maria? :-D I just don't feel like discussing the serious aspects of Bush. It seems that he is admired by many like a pop star. I saw that there are websited selling T-shirts and teacups with his photo. Is that something special about Bush or was it the case with other American presidents? I can't imagine such a phenomena in Israel.

Posted by: Orly at July 7, 2005 08:57 AM Permalink

Orly: I'm obviously not going to buy a Bush necklace. My support for Bush is mostly due to the fact that he supports Israel.
Also, I am surprised that you should ask "is there something special about Bush". The reason why people who support him are often willing to advertise it is not because he is special. It is because people who are against him are so greatly advertisiting their hatred/anger.
So no Bush necklace. But since you mention it, maybe I'll get myself a t-shirt!

Posted by: Maria at July 7, 2005 09:52 AM Permalink

I prefer that personalities be seperated from policies. This is not easy. My objections to Bush stems from a number of changes his government made in the first few months of his first term. There is some indication that his advisors regret the way this was done.

Most people, including I think you, forget that the vast majority of the West were firmly behind Bush when it came to Afghanistan. There are German troops there now and shortly Britain will be sending , yet again, 2,000 soldiers. Iraq was one step too far.

Posted by: Expategghead at July 10, 2005 11:55 AM Permalink

I am pro-Israeli and deeply anti-Bush. If you care about the US as an partner of Israel, you should hate this inbred monkey faced moron.

Prior to 2000 he could not find Israel on a map. He preached backing away from world conflict, and it was only the oil connected people in his administration that had envisioned this take over of Iraq. That was 4-5 years before Bush was elected.

He is IMHO the worst president in the history of the United States. Where does one start when talking about how repulsive he is. He is now deliberatly working to defund US blue states that voted against him, and then we have him lieing to the American people to involve us in an ill-prepared war. We also could discuss the fear campaign that he ran to frighten the more uneducated American voters into voting for him. (to the rest of us it was obvious what he was doing) One could go on and on.

It is hard to say his name without spiting, he is truely scum. My anger reflects the deep love I have for the United States. I do not like seeing someone drag my country down the drain.

Posted by: Derek at July 26, 2005 04:28 AM Permalink