Why the hate on George W. Bush?

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WheelsRCool
anyone who still has the cojones to try to defend gw has my respect. hopeless, but admirable, at least in kind of a clueless way.
<---- still defends George Bush (not that I agree with him in everything he's done, but every President has made mistakes).
 
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WarPhalange
George Bush's biggest mistake was not forcing his wife to abort their son, George W. Bush.
 
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Yes, any other politician responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands, the dislocation of millions, the complete corruption of the nation's institution of justice and the disregard of the nation's most valued source of individual rights and laws.
 
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Yes, any other politician responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands, the dislocation of millions, the complete corruption of the nation's institution of justice and the disregard of the nation's most valued source of individual rights and laws.
No, any, period. Hate and vitriol are not so easily contained.
 
  • #82
Israel's attack on the Isirak reactor complex in Iraq in the early 80s was the right thing to do. If Iran continues to violate the NPT and a few years down the road gets close to having a nuclear bomb, taking it out will be the right thing to do.
How is Iran in violation of the nuclear NPT?

Nevertheless, the United States violates the NPT.. So a foreign power demolishing the United State's nuclear facilities would be the right thing to do, right??!?!?!?!?!?
 
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What would you have done if you were the president of the U.S. during 9/11?
For starters, I wouldn't sit there picking my nose and doing nothing for ten minutes after being informed of a national security crisis in which terrorist attacks were unfolding in real time.
 
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Whatever you want to say about oil, Saddam killed hundreds of thousands in horrendous atrocities.
The United States killed hundreds of thousands in horrendous atrocities.
 
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How is Iran in violation of the nuclear NPT?
See the recent thread on the subject: https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=247063
Nevertheless, the United States violates the NPT.. So a foreign power demolishing the United State's nuclear facilities would be the right thing to do, right??!?!?!?!?!?
Lol, you don't know why Iran would be in violation, but you know the US is? Clearly, you don't know what the NPT says. Here's the Wik on the subject: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_Non-Proliferation_Treaty

No, the US is not in violation. And btw, these aren't laypersons' opinions. The UN body tasked to police it (the IAEA) continuously reports on Iran's status (it's all in the thread).
 
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The United States killed hundreds of thousands in horrendous atrocities.
What is your point?
 
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We went after the guy for things we are guilty of as well. Hypocritical, you know?
 
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The United States killed hundreds of thousands in horrendous atrocities.
This is inaccurate. the US has killed MILLIONS in its horrendous atrocities. Vietnam, about 3 million. About 2-3 million alone ended up being murdered or starved to death in the brutal "third world" wars of Ronald Reagan alone, through his support of dictators like Ríos Montt and so on.

The number is between 10 to 20 million killed.

Certainly, the US has caused more damages in areas such as Indochina than Saddam ever caused in the Middle East, so it's a bit hypocritical to be over there for "human rights concerns," it's Hitler's claims of the out of control Polish.
 
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This is so off topic there is no hope.

So, we're blaming George W Bush for Vietnam now? Or did people forget what the thread title was?
 

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