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my administration the U.S. occupation authority in
Iraq was unable to keep track of nearly $9 billion
it transferred to government ministries, which lacked
financial controls, security, communications and adequate
staff, an inspector general has found.
federal judge, Joyce Hens Green, criticized me and
my administration for holding many terrorist suspects
at Guantanamo Bay Cuba in violation of their civil
administration paid known journalists [Armstrong Willams,
Maggie Gallagher, and Michael McManus] with taxpayer
monies to promote my policies including "No Child
Left Behind" and the "Marriage Initiative."
my administration Federal Aviation Administration
officials received 52 warnings prior to Sept. 11,
2001, from their own security experts about potential
al-Qaida attacks, including some that mentioned airline
hijackings or suicide attacks. I made sure the 9/11
Commission sat on this information until AFTER the
election because I knew it would hurt my chances of
administration allowed a fake journalist using a phony
name to gain access to the White House briefing room
on many occasions using a day pass and allowed this
journalist to ask me set-up softball questions.
new Medicare bill that passed with threats and intimidation
of congressmen and threats to fire Medicare's chief
actuary for releasing higher estimated costs to Congress,
will now cost $724 bn over 10 years as compared to
the $400 bn over 10-years that my administration used
to sell passage of this bill. Also the costs are expected
to reach $100 bn. per year in the next decade. Part
of the skyrocketing costs can directly be blamed on
my helping the drug companies profit by not requiring
this bill to include provisions for negotiating drug
prices with pharmaceutical companies.
administration ignored a January 25, 2001 memo by
Richard Clark that warned the White House at the start
of my administration that al Qaeda represented a threat
throughout the Islamic world, a warning that went
unheeded by me until the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
administration has been accused by speakers at the
national meeting of the American Association for Advancement
of Science that some scientists in key federal agencies
are being ignored or even pressured to change study
conclusions that don't support my policy positions.
The speakers also said that my proposed 2005 federal
budget is slashing spending for basic research and
reducing investments in education designed to produce
the nation's future scientists. And there also was
concern that increased restrictions and requirements
for obtaining visas is diminishing the flow to the
U.S. of foreign-born science students who have long
been a major part of the American research community.
to destroy our Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to
allow oil companies to drill there. Mostly failed
here too. --from viewer Braden
president to run and hide when the US came under attack
(and then lied saying the enemy had the code to Air
Force One - actually Madison ran and hid first in
the war of 1812 but Bush WAS the first president to
run from terrorists. --from viewer Braden
president to add an extra syllable to the word "nuclear."
--from viewer Elizabeth in VA.
my administration The American Society of Civil Engineers
lowered the ranking of our nation's infrastructure
from a D-plus in 2001 and 2003 to a D in 2005 claiming
1.6 trillion needs to be spent on these repairs and
improvements over the next five years.
Coalition of Airline Pilots Association gave my administration
"F" grades in screening employees and cargo, high-tech
credentialing of crew members, self-defense training
for crew and the plan for countering shoulder-fired
back from my vacation in Crawford to sign a bill that
tried to save the life of Terri Shiavo even though
while Gov. of TX, I signed a bill allowing physicians
to remove patients from life support even when it
went against the wishes of the family. But I didn't
come back from my vacation when a PDB said that terrorists
were planning to strike in the U.S.
EPA ignored its own Harvard commissioned study on
the health effects of mercury emissions from power
plants adopting a rule that went against the opposite
findings of that study.
lied during the 2004 Presidential campaign when claiming
U.S. forces did not miss a chance to capture Osama
bin Laden at Tora Bora in 2001.
both the 1998 Foreign Affairs and Restructuring Act
and Article 49 of the Geneva Convention ratified in
1955 by allowing detainees to be sent to other countries
to be tortured to obtain confessions, a practice also
known as "extraordinary renditions."
my repeated denials, newly released FBI documents
show that my administration played a big role in the
evacuation of the members of the royal House of Saud
in the days immediately after 9/11 and these evacuees
may have been involved in or had knowledge of the
to stop publishing an annual report on international
terrorism after our top terrorism center concluded
that there were more terrorist attacks in 2004 than
in any year since 1985, the first year the publication
lied to American people when claiming: "We've learned
that Iraq has trained al-Qaeda members in bomb-making
and poisons and deadly gasses," in October 2002
while trying to sell the Iraq war by linking Saddam
Made one of the biggest decisions on environmental
issues to open up nearly a third of all remote national
forest lands to road building, logging and other commercial
war in Iraq and other restrictive policies have cost
the US billions of dollars as international tourists
are deterred from visiting the US because of a tarnished
image overseas and more bureaucratic visa policies.
of the mess I made by invading Iraq, the US can't
do much of anything about Iran and North Korea's nuclear
programs and nuclear weapons programs.
As part of my continuing assault on the environment,
my administration deliberately undid Clinton's roadless
rule for national forests, putting the burden on the
states to decide which roads should remain roadless
ensuring that federal forests will be exploited and
that wild areas will not be left alone.
my administration the long-term unemployment rate
[over 6 months] has been more than 20% for an unprecedented
31 consecutive months (from October 2002 to April
2005 and is at the highest rate since WWII.
$9 Billion Unaccounted for in Iraq" by LARRY MARGASAK,
Jan. 31, 2005.
Jan. 31, 2005.
FAA Had 52 Pre-9/11 Warnings", AP,
Feb. 10, 2005.
benefit's $724-billion cost riles legislators",
by Jill Zuckman and Mark Silva, Detroit Free Press,
Feb. 10, 2005, 1A.
2001 Memo Warned Bush of Al Qaeda Threat", by JoAnne
Feb. 10, 2005.
Decry Bush Science Policies," The Associated Press,
Feb. 21, 2005.
Infrastructure Crumbling-Report, by Leslie Miller, AP,
Mar. 9, 2005.
Senators Criticize Airline and Rail Security",
by Deborah Charles, Reuters,
Mar. 10, 2005.
Bush signed as Governor prompts cries of hypocrisy",
by William Douglas, Knight Ridder Newspapers, March
study rejected in new EPA mercury rule", by
Shankar Vedantam, Washington Post, March 22, 2005.
Lied About Bin Laden Tora Bora Escape", Capital
Hill Blue.com, Mar. 24, 2005.
Papers and 9/11, by author Paul Unger commenting
on NY Times article, NY Times, Mar. 30, 2005.
Administration eliminating 19-year old international
terrorism report", Knight
Ridder, by Jonathan S. Landay, April 15, 2005.
reports undercut US claims of Iraq-Qaeda link: top US
April 16, 2005.
Rule Opens National Forests to Roads, by JOHN HEILPRIN,
Press, May 5, 2005.
tourism 'losing billions because of image'", Financial
Times, Amy Lee, May 8, 2005.
demands on nuclear foes lack teeth", Detroit
Free Press, Stewart M. Powell, May 9, 2005.
Risk, editorial comment, Detroit Free Press, May 11,
Policy Institute, May 18, 2005.
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