The King of Stupid: George W. Bush (2001-2009)

The Busybody

George W. Bush was the worst president in my lifetime, and one of the worst in history. He’s one of three presidents I judge a complete failure, the other two being James Buchanan and Woodrow Wilson. Writing up this piece made me feel a bit soiled.

Bush was unlike any Republican before him: a neoconservative in foreign intervention, a flaming liberal in domestic spending, and a “compassionate conservative” in social policy. All of these are to his everlasting shame. Join me, if you dare, in reliving the first eight years of the new millennium.

1. Peace (Foreign Policy)

The worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil was preventable according to the bi-partisan 9/11 Commission Report (released in 2004). All of the information was there — warnings from the outgoing Clinton administration, a “blinking red” alert in the CIA months before 9/11, even an intelligence memo stating, “Osama Bin Laden determined to…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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