Bush Memoirs Omitted the Facts
The Bush Memoirs are now published in a new book and after the interview Bush still defends his self righteous decision to invade the wrong country and he does not care much about perceptions. In an interview with a national network to kick off his new book the Bush Memoirs he fails to address the importance of his mistakes. The book is called Decision Points but fails to account for the decisions that destroyed American in 8 short years.
George W. Bush defended torturing captured suspected terrorists a criminal act by rationalizing that it saved lives but fails to apologize to Americans for ignoring the intelligence prior to September 11, 2001. The ignorance led to the most violent attack on US soil in history by a terrorist group and which he ignored and he omitted the actions he took to prevent previous attacks. Bush makes no apologies for leaving the US defenseless and Americans uninformed of the dangers.
The intelligence he ignored that warned of an eminent attack on US soil by planes headed into buildings was an obvious threat mismanaged by his administration. Bush failed to stop the largest terrorist plot by ignoring the right intelligence and by that account his memoirs are proof of his own ignorance of international terrorism and threats.
His opine and claims that he made the right decisions are born out of desperate attempts to rationalize his mistakes. Further proof of his faulty judgment is the fact that he stated ” he was shocked” to learn there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq after he invaded the country.
On March 24, 2008 George Bush’s pledge to Americans to make sure ” an outcome that will merit the sacrifice” just never materialized to this day. Bush offered no recollection on the US death toll, the cost of the war and the over 100,000 dead Iraqi citizens as inconsequential and necessary.
Bush Memoirs Omitted the Facts
Two years ago on his way out the door of the White House and the final months of his rocky administration riddled with mistakes, errors in judgment and the catastrophic consequences he remarked:
“One day, people will look back at this moment in history and say, “thank God there were courageous people willing to serve because they laid the foundation for peace for generations to come.”
That prediction failed to materialize in 2010 and terrorists attacks did not stop, peace was not accomplished, the wars continue to incite terror, more al Qaeda and Taliban terrorists are trained and the cost financially to Americans is a recession and a ten year economic depression.
When it comes to borrowing money for wars Republicans are willing to break the bank, and did a hole of debt which will take generations to repay if bankruptcy does not occur first. George Bush did not remark or contemplate the future financial debt his actions brought down on America, this was not his topic of choice. Bush ignores his failures in his memoirs and chose to defend his mistakes without contrition. His book showed no sorrow for the 4,427 dead US soldiers, as of August 23, 2010.
Bush forgets to mention the trillion dollar debt of his errors in invading Iraq and most likely the figure goes higher for both Iraq and Afghanistan today.
In his book George Bush discounted the 31,929 seriously injured Americans returning to the States with brain injuries, missing limbs and psychological damage from too many tours of duty. Bush ignored the fact that he cut funding to the U.S. Dept of Veteran Affairs and VA hospitals who could barely keep up with the number of wounded soldiers or rehabilitate them to civilian life. During his tenure at this time he also ordered closure of military bases to fund more war expenses. Many soldiers committed suicide even on the battlefield or at home due to the enormous stress and sacrifices for Bush’s mistakes.
Bush omitted the facts of the unaccounted for missing money from Saddam’s back accounts, his many palaces, and his assets in US banks. Bush forgot to disclose the contractors hired to fight the war, with outsourced agencies such as Blackwater, and the missing 9 billion dollars of taxpayers money that disappeared.
Bush does not know where that money went but you can bet that Cheney, Rumsfeld and the Bush family itself did know the facts after all they were all in a position to dole out the cash to US contractors.
The Bush administration spent taxpayers dollars like drunken sailors continuously during the first eight years of the wars regardless of the consequences of increasing deficits and paid no attention to missing funds.
A 2007 report from news source indicates that the US cannot account for or have no knowledge of where 190,000 weapons namely AK-47 assault rifles disappeared to or body armor, 115,000 helmets and other military gear. Other funds to contractors such as Halliburton were paid without verification of work completed by their contracts with the US government.
Bush Memoirs Omitted the Facts
The person in charge one George W. Bush mismanaged American taxpayers dollars extremely well and Americans are familiar with his failings however, Bush has not self-realized his own failures nor will he admit to the financial losses Americans are bearing today.
In short George Bush’s defense strategies with the war on terror and financial acumen are burned in the minds of Americans for decades to come since they will bear the price not the ex-President. The former President earned a reported 7 million dollars for the first printing of his new blameless book.
The book therefore does not attend to the real consequences of his Presidency and historians will indeed clarify the blunders and faults in his recollection and the victims of his tenure as President. Dick Cheney’s book will be released in 2011 if anyone wishes to read it.
Tags: George W. Bush Memoirs, Bush Invasion of Iraq, weapons of mass destruction, Republicans funding the wars with borrowed money.
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