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#55 - foxranger (12/07/2011) [-]
I think all politics is ******** for the most part, it tends to frustrate the hell out of me. This man annoyed me and made some bad decisions but he gets a lot of blame for everything which tends to happen to damn near every leader, even when the blame falls on many people's shoulder. He did give a speech after 9/11 that moved me though, in it was this.

‎"A great people has been moved to defend a great nation. Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve. America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining." -George W. Bush

Say what you want, criticize what you want but if your democratic country is invaded by a foreign force,we will be the first ones there to help if you allow us too. If terrorists blow up a building we will be there to help. In fact, if you need foreign aid just ask as we are the largest givers of foreign aid in this world even with our economy. We are home to the headquarters of several hundred aid organizations who we do not tax and help to do their work across the globe. Iraq sucked, there is no doubt about and we went in under the wrong terms. It should have been "We are kicking this asshole out of power like we should have done 10 years ago, hes murdered 2 million civilians." We should not still be there in my opinion and are finally leaving although I wish we could leave behind medical personnel to help train and assist them. Afghanistan is being returned to the Afghan's in a way that could have never been done before we got there. We are not perfect, he is not perfect and nobody is perfect. I am in no way religious but this sums it up beautifully and is probably a rough translation "Let he who be without sin cast the first stone"- Jesus.

Bring the red thumbs, I've said my peace.
User avatar #134 to #55 - nightmaren (12/07/2011) [-]
It's a joke, ******* calm down.
Probably like 80% of FJ is from America, and jokes are made every day on this about how everyone in the UK has **** teeth, how every Canadian is some pussy french Richard Simmonsgot obsessed with hockey who live in igloos, etc, and we laugh, and thumb it up, because it's a ******* joke, but if one person says that Americans are hicks there's instantly a **** storm, with a bunch of butthurt Americans like "I'm american and I'm not a fat hick!!11"
#140 to #134 - foxranger (12/07/2011) [-]
People **** on america far more than **** on any other country on this site...I don't care all that much, this is just my opinion. Its an opinion, ******* calm down.
User avatar #148 to #140 - nightmaren (12/07/2011) [-]
We're on Funnyjunk. People post jokes. If you're gonna take every joke that seriously, you shouldn't be here.
#390 to #148 - foxranger (12/07/2011) [-]
Luckily for me, that's not for you to decide.
#94 to #55 - I Am Monkey (12/07/2011) [-]
Bush was a pretty decent president consitering how horrible the times were.
-Multiple natural disasters
-Global economic downturn
It annoys the crap out of me when people demonize him.
User avatar #495 to #94 - glasgowrangers (12/07/2011) [-]
his government was a major player in causing the economic disaster by deregulating the bank. His government was a major player in causing 9/11 by making America so hated in the middle east
User avatar #496 to #495 - I Am Monkey (12/07/2011) [-]
They hated us well before 9/11. Case in point: 9/11
How did Bush cause it when he was only in office for a few months?

Bush didn't deregulate the banks, Clinton did. The economy was good when he was in office so he made it so that poor people could get houses that they could barely afford. Then when the economy took a downturn (as it always does in our economic cycle) it tanked because all those people foreclosed.

I guess you could argue that it's his fault for not re-regulating the banks, but I doubt he could have taken away houses from the poor after the whole "george bush hates black people" crap.
User avatar #498 to #496 - glasgowrangers (12/07/2011) [-]
the fact was he had 7 years, you can't blame the policy in 2008 on a president who had been gone nearly a decade ago. I can't believe you are blaming the recession on what basically seems you are saying the government being just too generous lol

You can't say giving poor people houses caused a SEVEN HUNDRED BILLION DOLLAR bail out. Even in 2008 America still had a large problem of people living on the street.
User avatar #499 to #498 - I Am Monkey (12/07/2011) [-]
Actually it did cause the bailout.

The banks bet a lot of their money on mortgages. So when all those people forclosed those banks lost money on the loans as well as the investments.
User avatar #500 to #499 - glasgowrangers (12/07/2011) [-]
well it was the banks choice to bet a lot of money so it was their fault

Let me put an example to try and show you where i'm coming from:

You lend me all of your money
I gamble all that money on Manchester United to win a football match
They lose all that match and with it i lose all that money
Now who's fault is it your money is now gone?
Me? or Manchester Uniteds?
#387 to #94 - jcllcj (12/07/2011) [-]
Yet you make fun of Obama when the country was worse than it was in 2000 when he got elected........
Don't get wrong Obama isn't the perfect president but the fact that you make fun of Obama and say Bush is a decent president in your post is very hypocritical
User avatar #487 to #387 - I Am Monkey (12/07/2011) [-]
I didn't say anything about Obama except that he scapegoats Bush with his problems.

I don't think he's a terrible president, but for someone who promised so much there's been very little visible change.
#234 to #94 - Ken M (12/07/2011) [-]
Bush used 9/11 and fear of terrorism to get into office
User avatar #250 to #234 - I Am Monkey (12/07/2011) [-]
He was already in office in 2001.

I assume you're talking about his second term, which you probably weren't old enough to remember. In retrospect it's easy to say that he "used 9/11". People forget that at the time, people loved him. His approval ratings were through the roof, everyone was behind invading iraq and they wanted to assure that something like 9/11 could never happen again so they passed to Patriot Act. Just because people approved of his handling of it doesn't mean he "used" it.

For the first time in a very long time the president actually gave the people what they wanted and it came back to slap him in the face because the American people change their minds at the drop of a hat.
#504 to #250 - Ken M (12/08/2011) [-]
people from USA are retarded, what a surprise !!!
#247 to #234 - Ken M (12/07/2011) [-]
you mean to keep him in office*
#220 to #94 - eldorito (12/07/2011) [-]
Actually, he has a pretty good record.

Source: PolitiFact
User avatar #237 to #220 - I Am Monkey (12/07/2011) [-]
Politifact is famously pro-liberal.
It's really annoying when people cite it all the time.
User avatar #239 to #237 - eldorito (12/07/2011) [-]
Reality has a liberal bias.
User avatar #486 to #265 - I Am Monkey (12/07/2011) [-]
Saw Jon Stewart last night, did you?
User avatar #506 to #486 - eldorito (12/08/2011) [-]
Actually, no. I haven't seen it in about two weeks. Damn college.
#175 to #94 - KillYourself (12/07/2011) [-]
i figure you'll enjoy this
#173 to #94 - Whipstyle (12/07/2011) [-]
Your right. today it almost seems like the presidency is just a position to throw all the blame onto. Even If the president has a good idea that is supported by the people, it gets torn apart in congress.
User avatar #261 to #173 - ilovehitler (12/07/2011) [-]
Those in power are rarely loved.
Most people just cannot understand how difficult power is. They don't realize that a single mistake, a lie, anything negative at all, will ruin you.
User avatar #118 to #94 - wolvesbrickwall (12/07/2011) [-]
your picture is perfect.
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#69 to #55 - theguynobodyknows (12/07/2011) [-]
we help you alot and we are comrades in battles, we help out america alot and america helps us out to. colombia.... has one of the best military unites in south america and im proud to be colombian and proud to live in America
User avatar #81 to #69 - Fjcf (12/07/2011) [-]
I hope you are aware Colombia is in America, just sayin
#492 to #81 - theguynobodyknows (12/07/2011) [-]
colombia as in the country in south america, do you even pay attention in geography.

colombia and columbia, know the difference
User avatar #512 to #492 - Fjcf (12/11/2011) [-]
wat the **** are you talking about? and America is divided in 3, North America, Central America and South America (were Colombia is), do you even have geography
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#166 to #81 - dbltrbl (12/07/2011) [-]
hows that skoolin treatin ya?
#119 to #81 - Ken M (12/07/2011) [-]
Colombia the country, not ColoUmbia the City, dumbass. Besides, that's ColombUS, anyway
User avatar #513 to #119 - Fjcf (12/11/2011) [-]
Nobody is talking about Columbia dumbass, I am talking about Colombia, wich is in the Continent America
#201 to #119 - abandks (12/07/2011) [-]
There's also a few Columbia's scattered around. I live near Columbia, Missouri.
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