Main Question or Discussion Point
Whom do you respect more as President - Bill Clinton or George W. Bush?
It's becoming more and more apparent that history will not compare Bush to other Presidents; he will be compared to other despots instead, Hitler obviously being the despot of choice for such comparisons.heh, I meant to put neither...I think both arent the greatest but I guess only time will tell. Alot of presidents werent popular by any means but history generally paints a much different picture.
What? You respect him more because he GOES AGAINST THE WISHES OF THE PEOPLE HE SERVES? Is this a Democracy or not? He is not King George, for the love of god!Bush has beliefs and he sticks to them regardless of whether or not they are popular. Clinton does not.
And the difference in Iraq under Bush's rule is what, exactly, oil?I also dont disagree with Sadam being deposed, the man was a tyrant. (whether or not he was working on wmd's)
I think we should reflect on their beliefs before we blindly give people respect for this quality. The same could be said for any number of criminals, dictators, and schizophrenics.Bush has beliefs and he sticks to them regardless of whether or not they are popular.
You mean one person is a political animal who can acknowledge that he needs to be flexible in his approach; the other sticks to his guns, despite people telling him he's going to shoot himself in the foot, then when he does he seems surprised. I don't want to tell him I told you so about Iraq, but I did.Bush has beliefs and he sticks to them regardless of whether or not they are popular. Clinton does not.
isn't bush conducting himself the same way in his second term as in his first? i think he is quite unpopular now but for the same reasons he was unpopular before, its just that his supporters have been convinced his actions are not good for the country after allYou mean regardless of whether they work?