The 43rd President of the United States. He won election (he wasn't appointed) in November 2000 and won re-election (fair and square) in November of 2004 after withstanding one of the most brutal, viscous, and personal campaigns against one of the most liberal senators in our history.
Bush inherited a recession that resulted from the dotcom bubble bursting and Clinton raising taxes to "the wealthy", which means anyone who made more than $30,000 a year. His tax cuts provided needed investment in this country, and as a result our economy is growing at the strongest pace in the developed world, and home ownership is at an all time high, even with the poor and minorities.
Environmentalists criticize his policies as selling out to corporate interests, even though RFK Jr. blames Katrina on President Bush, RFK opposes the construction of a windfarm in Cape Cod, which would cut reliance on fossil fuels. They also oppose his actions to tap one of our largest reserves of oil, but also bitch when the trade defecit increases at the same time.
His War on Terror resulted from the horrific actions on September 11. The invasion of Afghanistan was done to remove the Taliban and Al Qaeda from that country. Discussions with Libya and Syria have resulted in movement towards democracy, as Libya has abandoned their WMD programs and Syria has withdrawn from Lebanon. The war in Iraq was done as a result of Hussein violating the terms of the cease fire enacted after he invaded Kuwait, and after Clinton signed the 1998 Iraq Liberation Act, and after Hussein dicked around with weapons inspectors, and after Hussein bribed practically everyone in the UN, and after funding Palestinian terrorists, and after evidence surfaced which showed Iraq was pursuing WMD programs, then the USA took the bloodthirsty savage out of power. Critics of the war would rather have Hussein in power than the parliamentary government currently in power in Iraq, and when presented with the reasoning with the war his critics cover their ears and scream, "Nobody died when Clinton lied!" even though no evidence exists showing Bush ever lied.
Overall he is a good President. Due to the likes of Michael Moore, John Kerry, George Soros, and Moveon.org the Office of the President has been disrespected like never before, and Bush will be remembered as a good President by some and a complete idiot by others.
Only President Bush would remove Saddam Hussein from power; Clinton didn't have the balls to do it.
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