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Old 09-30-2007, 11:37 AM   #61
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I don't think he's stupid, but I certainly don't think him smart. I think his biggest mistake, more than anything, was something very human, in that he saw his father's struggles with Saddam. He knew Saddam was bad guy, and people I'm sure constantly told him that. So, he acted on a gut feeling. And he was right, Saddam is a bad guy. But his biggest issue is that he's not a politician. He doesn't understand patience and how you need to let the processes of things like the UN function. They were investigating Saddam. And he couldn't wait anymore.

I think he just genuinely thought he was doing the right thing, and he's just not a politician.
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He's a man with no foresight and an arrogance to not consider any possibility of being wrong. He's too lazy to educate himself on the complexities of the Middle East (there are Shia and Sunni??), and seemingly not bothered that he didn't know it. His command of the English language is awful, he's inarticulate and seemingly disinterested in anything aside from his own view. Yeah, I think he's stupid.
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I think Bush is just plain dumb. He only got his degrees because of his family's money. He doesn't know anything about the Middle East. The neocons are wrong about the Middle East. You can't impose democracy on a people that doesn't want it. Iraq has no heritage of a democracy. The Middle East was divided up by the European powers. Arabs consider themselves members of a tribe, not citizens of a state. The Wahhabis and the spiritual descendents of the Deobandis of India, the Taliban, have the upper hand as far as Islam is concerned, unfortunately.
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He's a man with no foresight and an arrogance to not consider any possibility of being wrong. He's too lazy to educate himself on the complexities of the Middle East (there are Shia and Sunni??), and seemingly not bothered that he didn't know it. His command of the English language is awful, he's inarticulate and seemingly disinterested in anything aside from his own view.
And historians will not treat his contempt for the Constitution kindly. His educational policies will be criticized more so as the damage they're doing becomes more apparent.
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Do you really think he's stupid? Seriously? I mean, like that really slow guy behind the counter at that backwoods gas station kind of stupid?

As I've said before - history will be very kind to W.


no. he has shit for brains.

i think history will rank him amongst the worst presidents in history.
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Abraham Lincoln and Harry Truman were also very unpopular.

they didn't lose two wars, all international respect for the US, and the city of new orleans.

it's not that Bush went into Iraq that's so bad, is that he was so INCOMPETENT that he unsuccessfully invaded Iraq.

he is INCOMPETENT. he CAN'T GOVERN.

that's the issue. and it's completely independent of popularity.
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He's a man with no foresight and an arrogance to not consider any possibility of being wrong. He's too lazy to educate himself on the complexities of the Middle East (there are Shia and Sunni??), and seemingly not bothered that he didn't know it. His command of the English language is awful, he's inarticulate and seemingly disinterested in anything aside from his own view. Yeah, I think he's stupid.

and compounding the problem is he surrounds himself with people who tell him he's smart.
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Old 09-30-2007, 01:54 PM   #68
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He's a man's man.

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^Poor men. Can't they do any better?
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He's a man's man.

You just insulted men across the world.
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a foot tapper?


there is a lot that has been expunged from his record


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He's a man's man.

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