By John Vodila
As President Bush exits the White House it seems some Americans have forgotten just what has transpired in the last 8 years of what only can be described as some of the worst years in American history, some still seem to believe that Bush has done a great job and has kept us all safe from the terrorist. After all we haven’t been attacked since 911 they say. They are saying that history might be better to Bush than some might think, that’s right some believe this, it seems to me that it has gone from we will never forget to we never remembered to begin with.
This is what I remember about the history of President Bush, of course there are always two histories, the history of truth and the history of lies, after you read this you decide.
I would begin with 911 because this is pretty much where this Commander and Chief or War time President’s legacy began, but I wont even go there because most want to act like all the questions have been answered, and the Americans such as I that have done the research, well I will stay tacit on this subject so lets move on to the rest of the Bush legacy.
By the way it sure is a good thing we did not fall for the social security in the stock market idea, close one.
President Bush has taken our nation from a surplus budget to oblivion in debt, I have read somewhere in the neighborhood of $34,000 dollars per person to pay back the debt, anyway your children and their children’s children will be paying for this legacy and so called war on terror.
It is already written in history that more money has been borrowed under the Bush presidency than all other presidencies combined. We are so far in debt to China they just about own America, the countries economy is on a knifes edge and the dollar has been completely adulterated.
Tent city for some, homeless shelters for others, retirement and medical insurance, yeah right.
How about that $4.00 a gallon gas that was something, and Bush’s bankruptcy laws, the bankers, oil companies and credit card companies just love it. The war on the middle class, ra ra.
Bush rewrites the bankruptcy laws to allow no debt forgiveness to the middle class but allows the rich to hold onto their assets and mansions.
I wonder what the people from the Katrina disaster would say about how Bush will go down in the history books, I think they are still waiting for the massive federal relief that Bush promised. Experts for years have said that the levies were a disaster waiting to happen and President Bush comes out on CNN and says nobody could predict the failure of the levies, just like he said nobody could have imagined airplanes being used as weapons, when on the same day of 911 the military was doing exercises of airplanes being used as weapons, this is what thru NORAD off, they thought it was one of their drills.
Just bad luck it has happened under President Bush’s watch huh.
President Bush says support our troops.
Support our troops by sending them in harms way with no body armor or night vision until there was such an uprising, the families that could afford body armor and night vision were sending it to there sons and daughters. Bush cut benefits for our troops, charged $8 a day for hospital meals, in 2004 cut $2 billion from the Veterans Administration, apposed access to the Pentagons health care system and cut off access to health care for 164,000 Vet’s.
In 2003 only $2.5 billion of the $4 billion per month spent in Iraq can be accounted for under the Bush administration.
The war profiteers would have this presidency go down in history as a great success, here are some of them worth mentioning. 40 cents out of every dollar under control by Congress goes to private contractors, make no mistake about it war is the biggest business in the world, factor that in when you are researching what is happening in our time today.
2007 revenue $15 billion, Dick Cheney treats these guys good and they need no explanation most know what they do and have done.
A couple things you may not know such as 1990 found guilty of federal trade barriers selling Iraq and Libya dual use oil drilling equipment, sending 6 pulse neutron generators to Libya and in 2001 the Wall Street Journal reported Halliburton and services LTD opened an office in Tehran possibly violating the Trading with the Enemy Act all while Cheney was CEO of Halliburton..Cheney retired from the company and received a severance package worth $36 million They have moved their main office to Dubia now.
Private military contractor providing to both public and private customers, mainly to the department of defense. Operating in over 40 countries providing logistics, military training and law enforcement.
Science Applications International Corporation.
Defense industry specialty technologies including Star Wars program, atomic weapons systems, research in artificial intelligence, nuclear submarines the US Army Missile Command and much more.
Bechtel Group since 1925
Nuclear power and fuel processing plants, Trans Arabian Pipeline, subway transit system around Washington DC, restoring the oil fields in Kuwait, first US company to get a construction license in China.
The worlds number 1 defense contractor every thing from fighter jets, electronics, information systems to satellites, missiles, submarine, airborne and information defense systems. To much to list.
DynCorp International (their competition is Blackwater)
Private military contractor receiving 96% of their $2 billion a year revenues fro the government providing teams for the US military in major conflicts and aircraft maintenance. Involved in Hurricane Katrina supporting FEMA, Sudan, Liberia, Gaza, Afghanistan, Columbia, Iraq and many more.
Computer Sciences Corp
The Army’s information technology partner.
CSC revenue for 2006 $14.5 billion one of the largest software companies and computer systems integrators for the US government, contracts include NASA, it computerized the Saudi Arabian ministry of the interior, data network for the US Customs Service, Army communications and electronics, Environmental Protection Agency. CSC is integrated in the private sector also such as the financial sector CSC produces mainframes such as HOGAN and CAMSII for Banks and much more.
Defense Advance Research Projects Agency an agency of the department of defense developing and applying state of the art technologies to military capabilities they operate under no rules or federal regulations they work in stealth technology, cognitive computing, biotechnology, nano technology and the list is endless and most secret.
CACI International Inc
Deriving 95% of its revenues from the US government, one of the governments largest information technology contractors for the intelligence and defense community. Based in the UK revenues around 1.5 billion in 2005
Originally American Body Armor and Equipment then Armor Holdings was purchased by BAE Systems in July 2007 for $4.5 billion
(Mc Donnell Douglas, Rockwell International) the largest aerospace company in the world produces the F/A-18 Hornet, AH=64D Apache helicopter, C-17 Globemaster 3 transport, the F-15 Eagle and much more such as satellites, missiles, International Space Station and the Space Shuttle.
War gaming department
Blackwater private military- police force used in Iraq and Katrina.
Trans Atlantic Traders and on and on I know I have forgotten some and I know I don’t need to mention the oil companies you would have been living under a rock not to know the ties to them and the Bush administration.
This is what the Bush regime was all about, the war profiteers and oil companies, what would these companies be doing without war, how anyone can believe Bush was good for the people and America is above, beyond and into another galaxy to me.
There are some that still believe that Iraq and Saddam Hussein had something to do with 911 and had weapons of mass destruction it was all over the news Saddam was trying to get nuclear weapons he had possession of mobile production facilities for chemical weapons and deadly gasses I think was the quote.
Then a couple years later Bush says nobody ever suggested Iraq had anything to do with 911 and there is no connection between Iraq and al Qaeda and as far as nukes and WMD’s well that is history now.
Oh well we needed to free the Iraqi people anyway, so what about the collateral damage like the oldest treasures of Baghdad being lost forever, a helicopter pad accidently built on the ruins of Babylon not to mention over a million dead and a 2 million mass exodus of Iraqi people their land poisoned by depleted uranium munitions the Tigress river turned foul from the dead.
If you only new the real numbers of our troops dead and injured remember they only report on the troops that died in Iraq, if you died in the hospital in Germany or in flight these deaths were not counted as deaths in Iraq, this is a fact many who really care have done this painstaking research.
Well the Iraqis did not have or use weapons of mass destruction but President Bush sure did. The Shock and Awe, the unknown to most Americans and a war crime one of many the use of MK 77. It is a lot like Napalm but worse you will have to look it up I have documentation and video, I haven’t even posted it on my web site it is so horrific, basically it is a white phosphorus bomb that melts people and we used it in Fallujah and many civilians you know collateral damage were melted.
How many metric tons of depleted uranium munitions were used this time, I have read one to two thousand metric tons but I believe it is a lot more than that just from what we used in the Gulf War. In the Gulf War something like 375,000 metric tons of DU was used so take a guess. This is an environmental catastrophe if you don’t know about DU weapons you need to become aware of this issue and if this doesn’t constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity I don’t know what does, the amazing thing about the DU situation is it is effecting our own troops that are being exposed to it.
Of course there was torture redefined by the Bybee Memo and secret prisons under President Bush but it is all to keep you safe so that makes it ok.
I think one of the things that confuses me the most is how anyone can think occupying preemptive striking, invading, bombing countries and torturing people can make Americans more safe is just beyond me, the ramifications and the blow back that is being created by this puts all Americans in grave jeopardy at home and abroad. History will say the world is an unsafe place for Americans because of President Bush. You can put lipstick on a pig but it’s still a pig if you know what I mean.
“They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security.”
Respectfully Quoted, p. 201 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American Founding Father
I wonder what we Americans would be saying if any other country for example Russia, Germany or China was justifying torture and water boarding, pre emptive striking, occupying and producing massive civilian casualties and using weapons of mass destruction on civilian populations.
The Military Industrial Complex is realized. President Dwight Eisenhower warned us about that, yes the New World Order is coming into view, oh that’s right that was a conspiracy theory. Now they openly talk about it but the American psyche has been so damaged that we will just ignore and pretend that it isn’t happening either. Bush has done more for the New World Order agenda than any other President with his executive orders the Military Commissions Act and the Patriot Act.
Under President Bush who has been quoted as saying the Constitution is just a G D piece of paper our Bill of Rights has been dismantled and the Constitution is all but an empty shell, some say it is not all his fault because the Congress has to approve but you have to realize Bush with his fear tactics, executive orders and signing statements bypassed the Congress. Most of Congress are just there to collect money anyway so they just go with it.
The destabalization of the world, order out of chaos to further the NWO agenda.
Here are a couple of quotes from Bush senior
“Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective— a new world order—can emerge… We are now in sight of a United Nations that performs as envisioned by its founders.” Address to the Nation—September 11, 1990
George H. W. Bush 41st President of the U.S.
“When we are successful, and we will be, we have a real chance at this new world order, an order in which a credible United Nations can use its peacekeeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the UN’s founders.” State of the Union Address—January 1991
George H. W. Bush 41st President of the U.S.
Here’s a little history of some executive orders that have been in place and it seems to me that anyone who takes the oath of president should wipe these from the records as soon as they get into office. They are as un American as it gets. Remember the states have their own Constitutions and the states alone should ask for government intervention in certain situations this was the rule before Bush wiped out Posse Comitatus.
Face it because of President Bush and for that matter any President that comes into office and does not preserve and protect the Constitution, the government has dictatorial power.
The good news is it seems that President Obama is talking about getting rid of some executive orders and Bush’s signing statements that conflict with the US constitution, will wait and see what happens. It is a rare thing that government ever gives back any power it gets, just remember that.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990
allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995
allows the government to seize and control the communication media.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997
allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998
allows the government to seize all means of transportation, including personal cars, trucks or vehicles of any kind and total control over all highways, seaports, and waterways.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10999
allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000
allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001
allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002
designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003
allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004
allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005
allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051
specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310
grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049
assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921
allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when a state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress cannot review the action for six months. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has broad powers in every aspect of the nation. General Frank Salzedo, chief of FEMA’s Civil Security Division stated in a 1983 conference that he saw FEMA’s role as a "new frontier in the protection of individual and governmental leaders from assassination, and of civil and military installations from sabotage and/or attack, as well as prevention of dissident groups from gaining access to U.S. opinion, or a global audience in times of crisis." FEMA’s powers were consolidated by President Carter to incorporate the… National Security Act of 1947 allows for the strategic relocation of industries, services, government and other essential economic activities, and to rationalize the requirements for manpower, resources and production facilities. 1950 Defense Production Act gives the President sweeping powers over all aspects of the economy. Act of August 29, 1916 authorizes the Secretary of the Army, in time of war, to take possession of any transportation system for transporting troops, material, or any other purpose related to the emergency. International Emergency Economic Powers Act enables the President to seize the property of a foreign country or national. These powers were transferred to FEMA in a sweeping consolidation in 1979.
President Bush took an oath to PRESERVE and PROTECT the Constitution of the United States of America you have to do that to become President he will go down in the history of truth as the biggest threat to the liberties and well being of Americans no doubt.
Bush claimed the authority to disobey more than 750 laws enacted since he took office, giving himself the power to set aside any statute passed by Congress when it conflicts with his interpretation of the Constitution.
78% of President George W. Bush’s 161 signing statements raised constitutional objections.
Between the executive orders and signing statements Bush has left the Constitution null and void.
“It would be a heck of a lot easier if this were a dictatorship just as long as I am the dictator”.
December 18, 2000 George W. Bush
"Stop throwing the Constitution in my face," Bush screamed back. "It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!"
George W Bush at meeting with Republican Congressional leaders in the oval office.
President Bush has started a new cold war with Russia by putting missile bases in eastern Europe near their borders comparable to what Russia did to us in the Cuban missile crisis in the 60s.
China is sitting back quietly watching and building their military exponentially all the while most Americans are distracted by all this middle east mumbo jumbo for oil and Caspian sea pipe lines and the real threats are building with Russia and China and nobody even pays any attention. Talk about a blind side waiting to happen, and don’t kid yourself and think Russia or China are not a threat they can make the middle east look like a stick fight. Remember these conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan we are not fighting an air force, navy or trained military force.
But just keep believing how safe President Bush has kept you.
President Bush has in one way or the other abated and adulterated all of the items below.
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
THE GENEVA CONVENTION
POSSE COMITATUS ACT
THE U S. CONSTITUTION
OUR PEOPLE AND OUR MONEY
Americas Greatness and Standing in the World Community!
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
UNITED NATIONS CHARTERS
THE INSURRECTION ACT
How about the 363 tons of $100 bills somewhere in the neighborhood of $20 billion dollars just dropped in Iraq and nobody can account for any of it.
There is so much more I know but I think I have hit on the finer history points of the George W. Bush Presidency.
Just like an abused woman that keeps going back to the abusive spouse because she whole heartedly believes he loves her, the abused woman being Americans and the abusive spouse being government.
There has been more malfeasance with this Bush regime or administration than any other as far as I am concerned he should have been fired along time ago, and being President is not George W. Bush’s bailiwick that is for sure, that is my two cents for whatever it may be worth.
President Bush will with no doubt go down in history as the no accountability President that has done more harm to the American way, and if he does not it will be a very sad piece of history.
Remember loyalist love their country right or wrong and patriots love their country when it is right and right it when it is wrong.
Some may forgive President Bush but all should never forget this abominable regime.