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How well did our president do: Looking back at the Bush administration

By Aldanatech ·
Well, President Bush?s first term is almost up and elections are just around the corner. This would be a good time for us to look back at how good our president did this term and decide whether or not we should re-elect him for a second term. To help us out on that, I cited a set of documents that focus on his actions starting from 2001 until recently for us to freely view, analyze, and comment on them at our heart?s content. Please note that when I refer to Bush, I mean either him or anyone from his administration. Also, each of the sites work correctly at the time of this posting, so please excuse me if either of them don't work when you check them. Along your opinion, we would appreciate a reasonable explanation for your argument. This is a very important decision so we all must be sure on who to vote for.

2-7-2001 CNN - Bush almost closes White House AIDS and race offices.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/stories/02/07/wh.aids/index.html

3-3-2001 Washington Post - Bush lies about his tax cut.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A16313-2001Mar2?Found=true

3-9-2001 CNN - Bush postures over North Korea.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/asiapcf/east/03/09/japan.asia.bush/index.html

3-13-2001 CNN - Bush reverses stance on CO2 emissions.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/03/13/power.plant.emissions/index.html

3-20-2001 CNN - Bush keeps the arsenic levels in drinking water high.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/HEALTH/03/20/epa.arsenic/index.html

3-20-2001 CNN - Bush signs ergonomics repeal.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/03/20/bush.ergonomics/index.html

3-22-2001 CNN - Bush ends ABA's role in selecting federal judges.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/LAW/03/22/bush.ABA/index.html

3-23-2001 Salon.com - Bush cuts programs for children in his budget.
http://dir.salon.com/mwt/feature/2001/03/23/child_cuts/index.html

3-29-2001 CNN - Bush pulls out of the Kyoto treaty.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/europe/italy/03/29/environment.kyoto/index.html

3-30-2001 Washington Post - Bush makes it easier for criminals to get federal contracts.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A18314-2001Mar30?Found=true

3-30-2001 Washington Post - Bush cuts police budget.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A20825-2001Mar31?Found=true

3-31-2001 Women's Enews - Bush closes White House Office for Women's Initiatives and Outreach.
http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/497/context/archive

4-4-2001 USA Today - Bush declares open season on the national parks.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2001-04-05-energydrilling.htm

4-6-2001 San Francisco Chronicle - Bush removes protections for marine wildlife.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/04/06/MN34753.DTL

4-13-2001 CNN - Bush donates cash to the gay-bashing Boy Scouts.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/04/13/bush.cheney.taxes/index.html

4-12-2001 Washington Post - Bush makes it harder to put species on the endangered list.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A7779-2001Apr11?Found=true

4-12-2001 Washington Post - Bush tries to cut birth control coverage for federal workers.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A7825-2001Apr11?Found=true

4-12-2001 Washington Post - Bush delays release of a report linking dioxin consumption to cancer.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A7743-2001Apr11?Found=true

4-26-2001 Salon.com - Bush makes a gaffe over Taiwan/China policy.
http://dir.salon.com/politics/feature/2001/04/26/china/index.html

4-25-2001 Washington Post - Bush kills the federal tobacco lawsuit.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A60155-2001Apr24?Found=true

4-21-2001 Washington Post - Bush obstructs funding for stem cell research.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A43857-2001Apr20?Found=true

4-17-2001 USA Today - Bush auctions the rights to offshore Florida oil drilling.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2001-04-17-jebenergy.htm

4-14-2001 Salon.com - Bush cuts funding to programs he's used as photo ops.
http://dir.salon.com/politics/feature/2001/04/14/boys/index.html

4-13-2001 Washington Post - Bush relaxes standards on appliance energy efficiency.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A16819-2001Apr13?Found=true

5-29-2001 CNN - Bush refuses to consider alleviating California's power woes with price caps.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/05/29/bush.california.04/index.html

5-17-2001 The NEPDG's report - Bush releases his energy plan.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/energy/

5-11-2001 CNN - Bush uses high gas prices to sell his tax cut.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/05/11/bush.conference/index.html

5-8-2001 Salon.com - Bush cuts funding to anti-nuclear proliferation programs.
http://dir.salon.com/politics/bushed/2001/05/08/bushed/index.html

5-8-2001 CNN - Bush tries to build more nuclear power plants.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/05/08/cheney.cnn/index.html

5-7-2001 White House briefing transcript - Bush refuses to ask Americans to conserve.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/briefings/20010507.html

5-3-2001 Washington Post - Bush's budget numbers don't add up.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A33769-2001May2?Found=true

5-1-2001 CNN - Bush returns the world to a Cold War-level arms race.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/05/01/missile.defense.02/index.html

6-8-2001 St. Petersburg Times - Bush keeps protesters at bay.
http://www.sptimes.com/News/060801/Opinion/Foul_call_at_Legends.shtml

6-8-2001 Washington Post - Bush accelerates missile defense plans.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A37473-2001Jun7?Found=true

6-7-2001 CNN - Bush signs his enormous tax cut.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/06/07/bush.taxes/

6-7-2001 Washington Post - Bush caves to steel industry's threat against retired workers.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A32756-2001Jun6?Found=true

6-22-2001 Salon.com - Bush uses the IRS and federal funds to send out a campaign letter.
http://dir.salon.com/politics/feature/2001/06/21/letter/index.html

6-20-2001 CNN - Bush seeks settlement for tobacco lawsuit.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/LAW/06/20/tobacco.settlement/index.html

6-15-2001 - Washington Post Bush denies Africans AIDS drugs through international aid agency.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A4784-2001Jun14?Found=true

7-27-2001 USA Today - Bush jails a journalist for not revealing her sources.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/july01/2001-07-27-ashcroft-journalists-usat.htm

7-26-2001 Washington Post - Bush officially rejects germ warfare treaty protocol.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A50299-2001Jul25?Found=true

7-24-2001 Washington Post - Bush isolates United States in denying support for Kyoto treaty.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A39341-2001Jul23?Found=true

7-19-2001 CNN - Bush refuses to turn over energy task force records.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/07/19/cheney.energy/index.html

8-28-2001 Washington Post - Bush skips an international conference on racism.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A5248-2001Aug27?Found=true

8-23-2001 CNN - Bush announces that the United States will withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/08/23/bush.defense/index.html

8-23-2001 Washington Post - Bush cooks budget numbers.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A48849-2001Aug22?Found=true

8-15-2001 Washington Post - Bush delays Medicaid reforms.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A11199-2001Aug14?Found=true

8-11-2001 Washington Post - Bush rejects request for review of Karl Rove's finances.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A61369-2001Aug10?Found=true

8-11-2001 Washington Post - Bush eases ethical restrictions on stem cells.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A61360-2001Aug10?Found=true

8-10-2001 Washington Post - Bush refuses to fund research on stem cells derived from new embryos.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A56170-2001Aug9?Found=true

8-9-2001 Washington Post - Bush eases rules on wetlands development.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A50798-2001Aug8?Found=true

8-8-2001 Washington Post - Bush eases Clinton rules on industrial pollution.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A44266-2001Aug7?Found=true

8-2-2001 Salon.com - Bush undermines House efforts to develop a bipartisan patients' bill of rights.
http://dir.salon.com/politics/feature/2001/08/02/ganske/index.html

9-24-2001 Washington Post - Bush tries to end arms sanctions.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A14035-2001Sep23?Found=true

9-17-2001 Washington Post - Bush looks to curb civil liberties.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A41055-2001Sep16?Found=true

10-26-2001 Washington Post - Bush signs the antiterrorism bill.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A59571-2001Oct26?Found=true

10-26-2001 Washington Post - Bush overturns mining regulations.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A53812-2001Oct25?Found=true

10-21-2001 Washington Post - Bush approves the assassination of Osama bin Laden.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A27452-2001Oct20?Found=true

10-19-2001 Washington Post - Bush lies to Congress about affect of oil drilling in ANWR on caribou.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A18216-2001Oct18?Found=true

11-29-2001 Washington Post - Bush allows pesticide experiments involving humans.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A31554-2001Nov28?Found=true

11-9-2001 Washington Post - Bush eliminates the basic right of attorney-client privilege.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A64663-2001Nov8?Found=true

11-7-2001 Washington Post - Bush closes office dedicated to protecting the Everglades.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A50628-2001Nov6?Found=true

11-7-2001 Washington Post - Bush forces terminally ill Oregonians to die painful deaths.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A49218-2001Nov6?Found=true

11-2-2001 CNN - Bush gives Microsoft a free pass.
http://edition.cnn.com/2001/BUSINESS/11/02/microsoft/index.html

11-2-2001 Washington Post - Bush overturns the 1978 Presidential Records Act.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A27293-2001Nov1?Found=true

12-22-2001 CNN - Bush defunds international organizations that provide abortions or abortion counseling to poor women.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/stories/01/22/roe.wade/index.html

12-28-2001 Washington Post - Bush makes it possible for criminals to get federal contracts.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A32785-2001Dec27?Found=true

12-19-2001 Chicago Sun-Times - Bush ends federal programs for women.
http://www.suntimes.com/output/richards/cst-edt-cindy19.html

12-14-2001 Washington Post - Bush invokes executive privilege over 30-year-old mobster case.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A40761-2001Dec13?Found=true

12-13-2001 CNN - Bush abandons ABM treaty.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/12/13/rec.bush.abm/index.html

12-11-2001 Washington Post - Bush changes the rules for nuclear waste-storage facility.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A22799-2001Dec10?Found=true

1-30-2002 Washington Post - Bush invents the "axis of evil."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A59025-2002Jan30?Found=true

1-30-2002 CNN - Bush tries to limit Congressional probes of September 11 terrorist attacks.
http://www.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/01/29/inv.terror.probe/

1-15-2002 San Francisco Chronicle - Bush seeks to drill for oil off the California coast.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2002/01/15/MN194356.DTL

1-15-2002 UPI - Bush plans to store--rather than destroy--nuclear weapons slated for reduction.
http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=15012002-055537-4580r

1-15-2002 Washington Post - Bush relaxes environmental rules on wetlands development.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A45595-2002Jan14?Found=true

1-14-2002 Washington Post - Bush muzzles Fish and Wildlife objections to wetlands development rules.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A40646-2002Jan13?Found=true

1-12-2002 Washington Post - Bush puts a hold on U.N. family-planning funds.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A34163-2002Jan11?Found=true

3-30-2002 Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Bush rejects environmental review of drilling for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines02/0330-02.htm

3-22-2002 Washington Post - Bush attacks medical privacy.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A158-2002Mar21?Found=true

3-21-2002 Washington Post - Bush's Justice Department considers lifting civil rights decree against hotel chain.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A5**06-2002Mar20?Found=true

3-20-2002 Washington Post - Bush plans massive overhaul of regulatory system.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A53222-2002Mar19?Found=true

3-19-2002 Washington Post - Bush makes prescription drugs less safe for children.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A47229-2002Mar18?Found=true

3-15-2002 Washington Post - Bush lifts restrictions on aid to Colombia.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A29575-2002Mar14?Found=true

2-26-2002 CNN - Bush tells welfare mothers to find husbands.
http://www.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/02/26/welfare.reform/index.html

2-15-2002 CNN - Bush backs Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site.
http://www.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/02/15/bush.nuclear.waste/index.html

2-15-2002 Washington Post - Bush releases his laughable global warming plan.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A12771-2002Feb14?Found=true

2-14-2002 Washington Post - Bush pursues drilling for oil off the coast of California.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A1178-2002Feb12?Found=true

6-14-2002 Washington Post -Bush refuses to enforce an important provision of the Clean Air Act.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A45379-2002Jun13?Found=true

6-13-2002 Time - Bush robs an American citizen of his constitutional rights.
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,262065,00.html

6-12-2002 Washington Post - Bush shields missile defense plans from congressional oversight.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A34643-2002Jun11?Found=true

6-12-2002 Washington Post - Bush refuses to issue proclamation for Gay Pride Month--again.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A34772-2002Jun11?Found=true

6-10-2002 Washington Post - Bush develops "strike first" military policy.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A22374-2002Jun9

6-7-2002 Associated Press - Bush won't halt oil drilling in California like he did in Florida.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2002/06/07/state2129EDT0163.DTL

5-28-2002 San Jose Mercury News - Bush pushes abstinence-only sex education.
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/opinion/3350446.htm?1c

5-24-2002 Washington Post - Bush signs ineffective nuclear arms treaty.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A3098-2002May24?Found=true

5-14-2002 Washington Post - Bush sells September 11 picture for Republican fundraiser.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A17321-2002May14?Found=true

5-6-2002 BBC - Bush expands the axis of evil.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/1971852.stm

4-30-2002 Washington Post - Bush tries to end student loan consolidation program.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A5069-2002Apr29?Found=true

4-26-2002 Washington Post - Bush lets mining companies dump waste into streams.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A51114-2002Apr25?Found=true

4-18-2002 Washington Post - Bush removes Democrats from bipartisan defense panels.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A4547-2002Apr17?Found=true

4-17-2002 Chicago Tribune - Bush endorses antidemocratic coup in Venezuela.
.Bush.Coup.htm">http://www.truthout.com/docs_02/04.1.Bush.Coup.htm

4-16-2002 USA Today - Bush considers eliminating requirements for testing children for lead.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002/04/17/lead-testing.htm

4-5-2002 Washington Post - Bush proposes voluntary ergonomic rules for industry.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A1345-2002Apr5?Found=true

12-21-2002 BBC News - Bush blocks agreement that would provide cheap drugs to the world's poor.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/2596751.stm

12-19-2002 Salon.com - Bush attacks reproductive rights at an international conference.
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2002/12/19/population/index_np.html

12-16-2002 Washington Post - Bush supports new methods for calculating tax burdens on the wealthy to garner public sympathy for them.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A59577-2002Dec15?Found=true

12-13-2002 Washington Post - Bush implements faith-based initiative without Congressional approval.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A47936-2002Dec12?Found=true

12-11-2002 Washington Post - Bush signals an increased willingness to use nuclear weapons.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A36819-2002Dec10?Found=true

11-30-2002 Washington Post - Bush cuts pay raises of federal workers and blames it on the terror war.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A55414-2002Nov29?Found=true

11-27-2002 CNN - Bush names Henry Kissinger to lead probe into the causes of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
http://www.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/11/27/intelligence.probe/index.html

11-25-2002 Daily Mirror - Bush undermines U.N. weapons inspectors as they begin their work in Iraq.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/allnews/page.cfm?objectid=12377231&method=full&siteid=50143

11-12-2002 Washington Post - Bush creates military database of information on every American.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2002/11/12/MN141903.DTL

11-12-2002 Mother Jones - Bush gives the military access to students' private records.
http://www.motherjones.com/news/outfront/2002/11/ma_153_01.html

11-12-2002 Chicago Tribune - Bush reverses snowmobile ban in Yellowstone Park.
http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/4504099.htm

10-17-2002 New York Daily News - Bush opposes gun fingerprinting.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ideas_opinions/story/27543p-26182c.html

9-21-2002 Washington Post - Bush changes U.S. foreign policy strategy from deterrence to preemptive strikes and military dominance.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A43744-2002Sep20?Found=true

9-17-2002 Washington Post - Bush eliminates scientific advisory boards whose conclusions don't match his ideology.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A26554-2002Sep16?Found=true

8-14-2002 Washington Post - Bush holds ridiculous sham of an economic forum.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A14755-2002Aug13?Found=true

8-7-2002 Washington Post - Bush ignores judge's orders on U.S. citizen labeled an enemy combatant.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A50845-2002Aug6?Found=true

7-31-2002 CNN - Bush undermines corporate responsibility bill right after he signs it.
http://www.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/07/31/bush.leahy.corporate/index.html

7-23-2002 Washington Post - Bush refuses to fund United Nations Population Fund.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A46901-2002Jul22?Found=true

7-23-2002 Washington Post - Bush reverses all diplomatic progress made with Iran.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A47045-2002Jul22?Found=true

7-16-2002 Washington Post - Bush sabotages court cases against polluters.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A10027-2002Jul15?Found=true

7-4-2002 Washington Post - Bush lies twice about an stock sale made years ago.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A21953-2002Jul3?Found=true

7-1-2002 Washington Post - Bush aggressively pursues the death penalty.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A5450-2002Jun30?Found=true

1-3-2003 San Francisco Chronicle - Bush kills Labor Department report on mass layoffs.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/01/03/MN120712.DTL

1-3-2003 USA Today - Bush grants taxpayer funds to religious organizations to promote marriage.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2003-01-03-marriage-grant_x.htm

1-16-2003 Washington Post - Bush joins court fight against affirmative action.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A62055-2003Jan15?Found=true

1-15-2003 CNN - Bush declares "National Sanctity of Human Life Day."
http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/01/15/bush.abortion/index.html

1-7-2003 Washington Post - Bush proposes yet more tax cuts for the rich.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A22200-2003Jan7?Found=true

1-31-2003 Associated Press - Bush proposes changing labor laws.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2003-01-31-bush-labor_x.htm

2-4-2003 Washington Post - Bush cuts aid to the poor in his budget.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A21029-2003Feb3?Found=true

2-2-2003 Washington Post - Bush weakens "dolphin-safe tuna" regulations.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A8779-2003Jan31

2-16-2003 San Diego Union-Tribune - Bush cuts education for military dependents.
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/education/20030216-9999_1m16fedcuts.html

2-13-2003 BBC News - Bush proposes no aid for Afghanistan.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/2759789.stm

2-8-2003 Washington Post - Bush proposes more restrictions on civil liberties.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A42267-2003Feb7?Found=true

2-26-2003 Detroit Free Press - Bush restricts family-planning programs from AIDS-prevention funds.
http://www.freep.com/voices/editorials/eaids26_20030226.htm

2-20-2003 Washington Post - Bush explores creating new nuclear weapons.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A32530-2003Feb19?Found=true

3-1-2003 Washington Post Bush opens Alaska forest to logging.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A18350-2003Feb28?Found=true

3-5-2003 Washington Post - Bush proposes pushing seniors into private insurance plans for a Medicare prescription drug benefit.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A42445-2003Mar4?Found=true

3-8-2003 Washington Post - Bush fakes evidence on Iraq.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A59403-2003Mar7?Found=true

3-11-2003 Washington Post - Bush discontinues budget report to states.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A7789-2003Mar10?Found=true

3-17-2003 Washington Post - Bush breaks his promise to call for a second United Nations resolution.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A32413-2003Mar16?Found=true

3-18-2003 Mother Jones - Bush undermines international treaty on tobacco.
http://www.motherjones.com/news/outfront/2003/03/ma_284_01.html

3-21-2003 Washington Post - Bush invades Iraq.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A820-2003Mar20?Found=true

3-22-2003 ABC News - Bush requests secret bids for post-war aid contracts in Iraq.
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/wnt/World/iraq_rebuilding_contract030322.html

3-26-2003 Washington Post - Bush uses the war in Iraq to justify his tax cut.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A28376-2003Mar25?Found=true

4-25-2003 ABC News - Bush lies about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction to justify war.
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/nightline/US/globalshow_030425.html

4-30-2003 Newsweek - Bush suppresses September 11 report.
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/3067907/

4-26-2003 Washington Post - Bush defends Senator Santorum after anti-gay remarks.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A39009-2003Apr25?Found=true

4-19-2003 Washington Post - Bush privatizes federal jobs.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A53294-2003Apr18?Found=true

5-30-2003 Washington Post - Bush blocks human rights cases from reaching U.S. courts.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A55921-2003May29

5-28-2003 CNN - Bush signs another huge tax cut.
http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/05/28/bush.taxes/index.html

5-28-2003 Mother Jones - Bush ensures that hydrogen cars will still pollute.
http://www.motherjones.com/news/outfront/2003/05/ma_375_01.html

5-25-2003 Scotland on Sunday - Bush makes Columbia shuttle investigation more secretive.
http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=587202003

5-21-2003 Washington Post - Bush tries to revive military database of every American with public relations push.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A19272-2003May21?Found=true

5-16-2003 Knight Ridder Newspapers - Bush charges dozens of people as terrorists for no reason.
http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/duluthtribune/5874897.htm

5-12-2003 Newsweek - Bush fails to protect Iraqi nuclear site from looting.
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/3068560/

5-8-2003 Washington Post - Bush lies about aircraft carrier landing.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A27574-2003May7?Found=true

5-7-2003 USA Today - Bush interferes with Canada's decriminalization of marijuana.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2003-05-07-canadapot-usat_x.htm

6-27-2003 CNN - Bush proposes to eliminate overtime for 8 million American workers.
http://money.cnn.com/2003/06/26/news/economy/epi/index.htm

6-23-2003 Washington Post - Bush pushes school-sponsored religious activities.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A23375-2003Jun23?Found=true

6-20-2003 The Globe and Mail - Bush intimidates non-governmental organizations.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20030620/CONAOMI20/

6-17-2003 Washington Post - Bush guts Americorps.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A2351-2003Jun16?Found=true

6-7-2003 Washington Post - Bush refuses to issue proclamation for Gay Pride Month--again.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A26328-2003Jun6?Found=true

6-3-2003 Washington Post - Bush eases media ownership rules.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A5555-2003Jun2?Found=true

9-28-2003 Washington Post - Bush discloses undercover CIA agent's identity as retribution against her husband.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A11208-2003Sep27?Found=true

9-23-2003 Washington Post - Bush takes away the discretion of career prosecutors.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A49649-2003Sep22?Found=true

9-22-2003 Associated Press - Bush gives federal funds to religious groups.
http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/tallahassee/68313**.htm

9-21-2003 The Observer - Bush tries to cover up global warming.
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1046363,00.html

9-17-2003 Washington Post - Bush continues to hide energy task force proceedings.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A21544-2003Sep16?Found=true

9-11-2003 Washington Post - Bush uses the September 11 attacks to justify all his policies.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A57456-2003Sep10?Found=true

9-11-2003 Washington Post - Bush tries to expand the Patriot Act.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A57827-2003Sep10?Found=true

9-10-2003 Agence France-Presse - Bush tries to expand the death penalty.
http://quickstart.clari.net/qs_se/webnews/wed/dv/Qus-attacks-bush-capital.RgFf_DSA.html

9-1-2003 USA Today - Bush allows the sale of PCB-polluted lands.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2003-09-01-epa-usat_x.htm

8-29-2003 Associated Press - Bush expands global abortion gag rules.
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/breaking_news/6651675.htm?1c

8-29-2003 Washington Post - Bush chooses not to regulate auto emissions.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A61598-2003Aug28?Found=true

8-29-2003 Associated Press - Bush cuts Energy Star program.
http://www.ammagazine.com/CDA/ArticleInformation/news/news_item/0,2610,106400,00.html

8-28-2003 Washington Post - Bush awards no-bid contracts to Halliburton.
http://www.truthout.org/docs_03/082903B.shtml

8-27-2003 Associated Press - Bush cites war on terror as reason for small federal pay raise.
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2003/08/27/national1833EDT0763.DTL

8-23-2003 Washington Post - Bush relaxes clean air rules.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A34334-2003Aug22?Found=true

8-18-2003 Time - Bush defunds Teach for America.
http://www.time.com/time/columnist/klein/article/0,9565,476274,00.html

8-17-2003 Washington Post - Bush blocks plan to upgrade nation's power grid.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A4455-2003Aug16?Found=true

8-14-2003 San Francisco Chronicle - Bush cuts pay for soldiers in Iraq.
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2003/08/14/MN94780.DTL

8-12-2003 New York Daily News - Bush uses the IRS and federal funds to send out a campaign letter -- again.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/wn_report/story/108447p-98013c.html

8-7-2003 Washington Post - Bush seeks retribution for judges who use their discretion in sentencing.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/08/07/MN299718.DTL

8-6-2003 New York Times - Bush proposes cuts to Medicare funding for cancer drugs.
http://www.globalaging.org/pension/us/socialsec/cancerdrugs.htm

7-31-2003 CBS News - Bush promotes a federal ban on gay marriage.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/08/03/politics/main566402.shtml

7-31-2003 Guardian - Bush shuts down nuclear weapons advisory panel.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1009460,00.html

7-16-2003 The Nation - Bush exposes an undercover CIA agent in an act of petty vengeance.
http://www.thenation.com/capitalgames/index.mhtml?bid=3&pid=823

7-8-2003 Washington Post - Bush proposes weakening Head Start.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A23538-2003Jul7?Found=true

7-6-2003 USA Today - Bush continues to push for new nuclear weapons.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2003-07-06-nuclear-usat_x.htm

10-20-2003 USA Today - Bush pleads with China and Japan to save him from his economic failures.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2003-10-19-bush-china-japan_x.htm

10-15-2003 Washington Post - Bush uses EPA funds to make campaign ads.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A26595-2003Oct14?Found=true

10-15-2003 CBS - Bush misrepresents evidence on Iraq to the United Nations.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/10/14/60II/main577975.shtml

10-11-2003 Washington Post - Bush proposes loosening protections of endangered species.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A10660-2003Oct10?Found=true

10-8-2003 CNN - Bush begins new public relations campaign on Iraq.
http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/10/08/sprj.irq.pr/index.html

10-3-2003 White House Proclamation - Bush declares Marriage Protection Week.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/10/20031003-12.html

10-1-2003 CNN - Bush does nothing to reveal who disclosed Valerie Plame's identity.
http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/09/30/wilson.cia/index.html

8-23-2004 Sports Illustrated - Bush takes advantage of the Iraq Soccer team for political purposes.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/olympics/2004/writers/08/19/iraq/

Additional Information:

1) By August 7th 2004, The New York Times estimates the Cost of war to be over $144.4 billion.
http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2004/08/07/opinion/20040808_opart.html

2) During the war in Iraq, the reported total number of dead US soldiers rose to over 1,000, reported soldiers wounded in action to over 6,400, and average dead Iraqi civilians to around 12,000. Some media sources claim however the number or Iraqi civilian casulties actually exceeds 20,000.
http://icasualties.org/oif/
http://www.iraqbodycount.net/

3) According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, during the Bush administration the unemployment rate rose from around 4% in 2001 to over 5% in 2004, millions of jobs were lost, and the national budget went from over $200 Billion in suplus by 2000 to over $500 Billion in deficit by 2004.
http://www.bls.gov/home.htm

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Here's why

by thelastword In reply to Because people feel milit ...

The reason is because it is a way of saving face for the Americans. They are inclined to support him as they are p**sed at the world right now because they feel betrayed. Bush supports this feeling of 'us against the world'. Secondly, they have to stand by him or look stupid, none of us want them to look stupid either to be honest. They don't know which made them weaker - 9/11 or George BUsh. If they stand by him and pull out of this whole thing then great, they will have saved face with the Bush thing. The american people feel the world is against them right now. What support did they get in light of 9/11? None, it seems. The reality of it is George Bush exploited the incident, trying to channel 'support' incorrectly using the war on terror as war on Saddam, with the plan enshrouded in contreversy and bulls**t. We will all fight terrorism together in the world and may have to-as soon as the US can agree with the rest of the world as to the definition of terror. George is fighting Terror by way of gaining oil and thereby severing ties with Arab states and changing the neighborhood, part of the US believes in this. We are usually just a bit behind. I bet they will let him finish the job and try and regain the money with iraqi oil and say shuvit to the rest of the world who they are mad at right now for not immediately accepting this plan of GW.

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Bush supports this feeling of 'us against the world'

by Oz_Media In reply to Here's why

Actually in recent interviews, Bush has NOT supported Americans resenting others for nto supporting the Iraqi invasion.

With respect to France, always the nation Americans love to hate, he had said the absolute opposite.

Bush said that he didn't inderstand why so many Americans were against France. He added that France has always supported the USA and IS at this very minute in Afghanistan and Haiti. He said he considers the French to be valued Us alies and that just because they didn't support THIS war it doesn't mean that they aren't supporting the US in other ways that are just as neccessary.

THE REPUBLICAN CONFORMISTS ae the ones who have started the whole hate France thing, not Bush. They think that by spitting on France, they are suporting Bush, whereas they are not at all.

See the problem with Bush is that his motives and intents are so clouded and evasively put forward that it is easy for most of his supporters to get what they want out of what he says, thus creating positive public favour. Half of them don't even realize what they are or aren't supporting, just that they THINK that's what Bush would want from them. "Yes, queen bee"

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You know I love these assumptions of Americans you guys spew out

by Garion11 In reply to Bush supports this feelin ...

LOL. Its really hilarious but yet God forbid, if we ever do it, we are labeled arrogant, hipocrats, nazis, terrorists, and everything else under the sun.

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Assumptions of Americans?

by Oz_Media In reply to You know I love these ass ...

I was repeating what your president had said in a live interview?!?

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well thats good

by thelastword In reply to Bush supports this feelin ...

They were p**sed at everyone for awhile there. including us! Bush was just on tv 2 minutes ago talking about his 'allies' and who is supporting him and all that, you feel he has no favorites at this point? I believe the Americans do feel that the world was not supportive of them after the attack and truthfully we haven't been. We haven't had a chance to digest it yet. Reality check, the world trade centres got blown off the map. What if it was Lonsdale plus 1/2 of downtown Vancouver? Noone has really consumed the fact that there was a massive terrorist attack on North American soil.
What ARE we going to do about it? Critisizing the US is not the answer. Critisizing George Bush is not the answer, I will back the US on anything they do, we have to. It's our duty as North Americans, it always has been. There is no difference between George Bush and any other president. Every one of them has bombed Iraq or the middle east. The difference with this war was the internet and media. People get to talk about it with eachother and we can sit here and yap about it with actual Americans. If it were 10 years ago, we'd all be going about our business instead of sitting on a computer absorbed in world politics. George Bush is the same screwed up act we all have come to know and love from the US. It made as all think, what IF the wrong person had the american power in his hands, but is that truly what happened? Yes, he made up a line of cr*p to bomb Iraq but he was not lacking in vision completely, yes it was a screw up but the bigger screw up is that the world is judging the US so harshly. What would you rather have - the US and George Bush and we can snivel and whine on the net about it and watch it on TV or CHINA and we can end up like the dancing bears? I mean certainly Canada is not ready to be a world power, me might have powerful oppinions on the COMPUTER but that doesn't equate to the way things play out in real life. For people who crisitize the US I only have one question and that is, how do envision the world without the US as the super power? And if we are going to be allowed to totally question the US and we want the US to hear all of the worlds complaints, how will it still have its power. I mean it hasn't been Canada who enforces democracy in the world. We are brothers to the US and always have been. The only difference now is that we all have our oppinions out on the computer. WIll this lead to a peaceful revolution, or is it a weakness and being seen as a weakness.

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There have been many super powers oer time

by Oz_Media In reply to well thats good

The US will not remain a super power forever, nobody has nor can. Canada was an extremely formidable force in the early days as a British Colony too. No country in history has been able to retain that status, yet Americans seem to think they wil always hold the keys to the world. It is THIS attitude that must be humbled, enemies attack the guy flexig his muscles, bottom line, the USA spend ALL it's time flexing it's muscles and 300 million citizens wae the flag and flex along with her.

Sometimes power gets to one's mind when that mind is incapable of holding that power respectably. THIS is why people don't like the states, it is arrogance and wishful thinking, when the tides turn, which they will without doubt, who will be next to hold the keys and how will they display it?

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You have summed up the US

by thelastword In reply to well thats good

Thats true of the US but they ARE leading the way whether you like it or not. WHo would you propose does it instead? CHINA? what are the options? There is no American demise, other than the one on the internet. Feeding the theory of an American demise is creating a VOID if you do not have a concept of what will fill it. What do you think will fill that void?

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Maybe that's the whole problem

by Oz_Media In reply to well thats good

Americans just can't see what is hapening to their country. I hae been all over the world more than once, I hae NEVER in mu life met someone who thought the US is the righteous and glorious nation that US citizens feel it is.

NO coutry can retain the title of super power, it is economically impossible. As to WHO should be the next super power, well that all depends on who plays their cards right, it's not a matter of who I want to be in control but a matter of who WILL be in control and neither any America or myself can decide that. One thing for sure, they way that the US has been going they won't be able to retain their 'title' forever and the tides WILL turn, they always have throughout the history of mankind and always will, WHEN that happens though is completely up to America.

Who should hold the power you ask?

That's not a choice, it is an economic changing of the guard.

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hmm

by thelastword In reply to well thats good

I was hoping/assuming you would say that the next power would be some conglomerate(?sp) of peaceful powers. I think you were right in saying it is economy based, I think that means CHINA, I don't WANT that. DO you prefer an economic changing of the gaurds to a power that is not driven by DEMOCRATIC vote? Or do you prefer to stay with the democratic vote and how far would you go to protect that right given the alternative of a communist, economic power of about 1.3 billion people?

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hmm

by thelastword In reply to well thats good

I was hoping/assuming you would say that the next power would be some conglomerate(?sp) of peaceful powers. I think you were right in saying it is economy based, I think that means CHINA, I don't WANT that. DO you prefer an economic changing of the gaurds to a power that is not driven by DEMOCRATIC vote? Or do you prefer to stay with the democratic vote and how far would you go to protect that right given the alternative of a communist, economic power of about 1.3 billion people?

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