Who was the better american president: Clinton or Bush? 173 replies

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MR.X`

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#141 14 years ago
JeffroMaybe he has finally cracked open one of the English books he forgot about at Yale. And don't forget about Dan Quayle and his "potatoe" mishap. Talk about killing your political career... Hell, Al Gore invented the internet! Who would have known?

Bush did better at Yale than Kerry did. Kerry actually had a handful of "D"s. Looser...

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2005/06/07/yale_grades_portray_kerry_as_a_lackluster_student?mode=PF http://www.vdare.com/sailer/kerry_iq_lower.htm http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005-06-07-kerry-transcripts_x.htm?csp=34 http://www.political-news.org/breaking/11612/kerrys-yale-grades-similar-to-bushs.html

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Oh. My. God. And to think this guys could have been the president...




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#142 14 years ago

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Oh. My. God. And to think this guy could have been the president...

I'd hate to think that our country is ignorant enough for that to have ever been even a remote possibility.

Thank God Bush Sr. didn't die in office.




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#143 14 years ago
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#144 14 years ago

^^Hilarious!




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#145 14 years ago

^Should post in the Person above you Game, But I agree.




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#146 14 years ago
NiteStrykerFact is that the lives of 3,000 Americans were lost when Clinton failed to seize oppertunity and act on Osama. He had multiple chances. He blew it.

Clinton gave many orders and instructions to capture Osama Bin Laden and CIA hunted Osama, not to mention that many cruise missiles were launched against terrorist targets in Afghanistan and Sudan, though with poor results (like that medicine facility in Sudan). Besides, we have to remember that Bush administration had over 7 months time to counter any terrorist thread before 9/11 happened and it didn't much listen the advices & warnings of former Clinton administration about possible terrorist thread. All in all, it's quite foolish to entirely blame Clinton & his administration about 9/11 incident.

Furthermore, it's not entirely Clinton and his administration's fault that Osama wasn't captured, but the CIA and the forces of Northern Alliance in Afghanistan had their part too.

He raised taxes.

And the point is? Raising taxes isn't always negative thing as a lot of good can be achieved with more money.

P.S. You have a good video there USMA :D




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#147 14 years ago

How can this even be a discussion, sorry but bush appears to the rest of the world as a total retard, incabable of stringing a sensible sentence together. Under Clinton america moved in the right direction, trying to bring about peace and reducing unemployment in the states. under bush theres been wars started, refusal to cut down on greenhouse gases, and an increase in uneployment in the states. Clinton is better by a country mile.




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#148 14 years ago

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Perhaps you should have lived in the United States during this time.

Clinton also refused Usama bin Laden at least four times. He bombed an asprin factory because of a terrorist attack against Americans. He did not grant Task Force Ranger the proper support needed to finish their job in Somalia. Under his administration, the monumenatal fuck-ups like Enron and WorldCom were allowed to happen. Because of his economic policies, the US built up a hollow economy (the 'dot coms') that popped just before Bush got elected. His civil rights laws prohibited the FBI from even touching one of the 9/11 hijacker's laptop computers, which contained complete data on the attack as well as correspondence with his comrades, even though we had it for something like two months before the attack. He outright lied to the American people. And for whatever reason, bombing Saddam Hussein under Clinton is fine, but God forbid a Republican does it!

All in all, you are wrong.




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#149 14 years ago

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Clinton also refused Usama bin Laden at least four times.

After trapping him in Tora Bora, the U.S. decides to concentrate on Iraq and totally disregard the priority of capturing Osama Bin Laden (I think :p). I'm not rationalizing Clinton's mishaps, however just comparing them to Bush's.

He did not grant Task Force Ranger the proper support needed to finish their job in Somalia.

Just like Rumsfeld didn't provide the sufficient armor for the troops in Iraq? IMO armor is just important as the amount of men on the field.

Under his administration, the monumenatal fuck-ups like Enron and WorldCom were allowed to happen.

Could you elaborate on that please?

Because of his economic policies, the US built up a hollow economy (the 'dot coms') that popped just before Bush got elected.

After spending billions upon billions on the War in Iraq and the Hurricane disaster, getting out of this debt seems almost impossible.

His civil rights laws prohibited the FBI from even touching one of the 9/11 hijacker's laptop computers, which contained complete data on the attack as well as correspondence with his comrades, even though we had it for something like two months before the attack.

Could you provide some links and more information please. I'm not to knowledgable on this issue.

He outright lied to the American people.

No different from Bush and the administration lieing and/or contradicting itself. Remember...Honest Politician is an oxymoron.

And for whatever reason, bombing Saddam Hussein under Clinton is fine, but God forbid a Republican does it!

They were dick moves on both parts. Clinton was diverting attention from his sex scandal and Bush did the initial invasion successful, however totally botched the after thinking of post-war Iraq.




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#150 14 years ago

Well i have to say that clinton was not a good president. The fact im a diehard rublican/conservative aside, clinton disrespected the office. So much history, and so much tradition associated with that office - and he blatenly disrespected it. All the other presidents over the past 200 years have been able to restrain themselves, why couldn't he?

He performed good actions... for the most part.... but Bush has also dealt with a lot and you have to give him credit for that. George W. dealth with 9/11. George W. Dealt with Hurricane Katrina just recently. George W. has had to deal with some of the hardest most trying times in american history. More than most if not all (with the exception of Washington, Adams, and Jefferson) of the presidents preceeding him.

Bush Sr. also did a good job, he managed the gulf war better than any of the president's presented could. Economically however he was a little deficent like his son.

On the whole when all is weighed out Clinton made some better decisions but his blatent disrespect for the office of the president and by extent the american people shames him far beyound my vote. George W. has made the best of a VERY crummy situation and is better than any alternative we could have had.

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