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In Defense of the President

I’m not exactly a supporter of President Bush and the policies he has implemented. He invaded a country with shaky evidence and little regard to world and public opinion, he’s alienated the United States from the rest of the world, He’s given promises that he clearly and unapologetically broke in funding programs such as Aids research, he’s disregarded many environmental policies from the beginning of his term, His economic policy was practically non-existent until much late in the game, and he panders to the people in hopes to win votes. A lot of charachter flaw going on in a man who bragged about bringing dignity back to the whitehouse.

Having said that, I get really irate at a lot of people who start going into a tirade over President Bush. Many people are spewing out words about war and economy but they don't do any research. They join their friends and borrow their opinions. It has become very popular to oppose President Bush and if I had to guess, only half of the people who have a negative word against the man have really examined their opinion of him.

The war protests over the last year seemed unfocused and disorganized. More people showed up to be on Television than had a genuine heartfelt opinion of how the President was handling the war and cared to stop it.

I don't think George W. Bush has bad subversive motives for the United States. I don't believe he is trying to pull over a fast one on the country that I think he is proud to be the president of. In truth, I think the man does what he thinks is the right thing to do for his country. I just don't believe hes been right in many of his policies to lead America on.

I would suggest it's a tough job to do and if you don't agree with his administration, then work on a viable means to vote him out. However, the character assassination has hit new lows in the last few years for all the political parties involved. Maybe it's time to take a look at the process and decide if it is built on disagreement more than agreement.

In the current form, great things will likely never be accomplished until a compromise is reached.

Posted by Beau Wade at January 20, 2004 8:38 PM