Well, you can try to prove me wrong but I honestly don't think W. Bush was a bad president. Everyone hates on him, well, a lot of people do, people think poorly of him for mainly, I suppose, the Iraq War, the Economy, and Katrina. But honestly, I think he just got the shit end of the stick that ALL of these things would happen during his presidency. Once again, prove me wrong, but I can't see how Bush was the MAIN contributor to ALL those major problems.
fair warning: these comments are based off of prior knowledge, so if anything seems nonfactual or you'd like to correct me, feel free.
9/11 (ignoring conspirators) was an unpredicted attack on US soil, it took the lives of so many Americans, wanting to destroy the organization that did that is only natural, I don't know if many of you were old enough to fully comprehend the atrocities of such an event (hey, I hardly was either) but such a thing, at such a time, War seemed only appropriate, such as Pearl Harbor did with the Japanese. Was staying there a good idea? Many say no, but hey, all I know is that both of the Main leaders are dead and we dealt a massive blow to Al-Queda/related terrorist groups even if they are still up and kicking (those Middle Eastern companies need to fight back too, instead of harboring them or being intimidated).
The Economy, yes, Bush spent so much money its pretty much unreal but the main source of the recession can be found actually where Clinton left off in 1999 when he allowed Berny Mac and Bernie Fae to "subprime" equities and such, and when both then bankrupted, ta-da, the economy was officially in the shitter. Could Bush have seen this coming? Maybe, his economic advisers should have at least noticed something was up or about to go down before it did. Not to mention the then insane prices of Gas due to all the Middle Eastern activity.
And then Katrina, hell some people act like he created the damn Hurricane, from what I gather, yes, he should have been more on the ball and yeah, Relief should have come sooner. But this was like Icing on a presidential Shit cake, not only was the economy bad, not only was there a War, but now a huge Natural disaster that totally fucked up NO, I think Bush was really relying on his cabinet for this one and they really did not deliver.
Now I'm not saying that these events couldn't have been handled better. But don't sit there and act like you could've been a better president because we both know the pressure of all these thing would have made you fold like a lawn chair. They'd find you under the president's desk crying to yourself. Furthermore, People, and I mean a lot of people, act like he was/is a fucking idiot. Well, he's a lot smarter than you, smarter than you'll ever be, so are most politicians due to the extreme amount of organizing, campaigning and politicking necessary to reach a status such as President of the United States. Sure, all his staff and cabinet members do most of the work, then again, in order to have staff and cabinet you kinda have to be doing something right to begin with.
Maybe the Media just puts too much liberal spin, then again, maybe they're right for the most part, but the guy, I think, was a pretty good leader for being able to handle all these terrible events and not leave the country in (total) turmoil. I don't think Gore could've done better, I don't think he would have the right stuff to hard ball Foreign anything and I think his Green Energy spin, though efficient, would've caused too much strain on an already delicate economy for large businesses, and he wouldn't have stopped 9/11 and he couldn't have kept Bernie Mac and Fae from bankrupting or block Katrina with a laser force-field (using clean energy of course) around New Orleans. And frankly, I think if Gore had been president, we'd all be bagging on him 24/7.
If you feel differently, which I'm sure many of you do, please refrain from uncivil conduct, pointless debasing, or blatant name-calling. I posted here and not General for a reason you know.
oh what the hell am I saying? This IS Newgrounds, go ahead, I'll take your beatings now, sorry for having an opinion.