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The absolutely worst moments of the Bush presidency

Brad Reed at AlterNet has distilled the Bush presidency into its top 10 most disastrous and embarrassing events:

10: Bush Gets re-elected using the most negative campaign in history
9: Alberto Gonzales’ Congressional Testimony
8: North Korea Conducts a Nuclear Test
7: Colin Powell’s Bogus WMD Presentation at the U.N.
6: The Terri Schiavo Affair
5: Bush and Condi’s Excellent Gaza Adventure
4: “Brownie, You’re Doing a Heckuva Job
3: Abu Ghraib
2: 9/11
1: “Mission Accomplished

In case your least favorite moment got left out, here’s a list of the dishonorable mentions: warrantless wiretapping; Valerie Plame; Scooter Libby’s sentence commuted; Bush believes Rafael Palmeiro is innocent; soldiers face neglect at Walter Reed; signing statements; the Kyoto treaty ripped uployalty oaths; the fake turkey; a stagedteleconference with troops, staged FEMA press conference, extraordinary rendition, support for junk scienceendorsement of neo-creationist “intelligent design”; inaction against global warming; record oil prices; record budget deficits; record trade deficits; record number of Americans without health insurance; two recessions; no-bid contracts; bin Laden still at large; the Federal Marriage Amendment; stem cell research vetoed; waterboarding ban vetoed; “Last throes”; “Old Europe”; “It’s hard work”; “Bring it on”; “Yo, Blair!”; “I’m the decider”; “I’m the commander guy”; “I’m a war president”; “This is the guy who tried to kill my dad”; “So?”; “Let the Eagle Soar“; John Bolton; Kenny Boy; Harriet Miers; John Roberts; Sam Alito; Blair talks Bush out of bombing al-Jazeera; Cheney shoots some guy in the face; the Military Commissions Act; Jose Padilla arrested and held without charge or access to counsel; endless tax cuts for the rich; let’s waste a shitload of money by sending people to Mars and let’s hire some Heritage Foundation staffers to rebuild Iraq.



  1. Dave wrote:

    I would not mind ALL of those things that you mention if BUSH HAD NOT STOLEN ALL OUR MONEY. which to me is the biggest thing, and yet you don’t include it.

    he took clinton’s 11 trillion dollar surplus that was handed to him, and with one huge tax cut for his wealthy friends, he squandered all that so now we have an 11 trillion dollar debt.

    he threw away $3 trillion in iraq
    he costs us $1B a day in interest on the debt he has accumulated.

    bush has been the most expensive president in the history of this country.

    Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 8:51 am | Permalink
  2. Dan D wyer wrote:

    He is still our President ,like or not. Elected by the citizens of the U.S, Philips Andover accad, Yale, and who knows what Else. all we need is more experts w/all kinds of degrees to get us out of this mess. What ever happened to common sense?? With out supper education

    Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 2:24 pm | Permalink
  3. Fred Hamm wrote:

    Plus, he bankrupt every business he ever owned pryor to being our (ugh) President. And for the life of me, I can’t understand why people thinks Palin would make a good President. She walked our on her State, (probably for the best), before fullfilling her duties of Gov. Now she is telling everyone what is wrong, and she couldn’t even get it right in her home State. I will never forgive Alaska for releasing her on the rest of US.

    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 10:20 am | Permalink