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The truth about the Bush Administration

Posted by sanityinjection on December 22, 2008

Even the most ardent Bush-haters out there should admit that most of the information we get about the Bush Administration and its policies comes to us filtered through a defiantly biased lens.  In response to this, Ed Gillespie debunks a number of widely-believed accusations against the Administration that are not so well supported by the facts:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/12/myths_and_facts_about_the_real.html

Of course, Gillespie is as biased a source as they come, just in the other direction. So one must put his information together with what we already know in order to get an accurate picture.

One area Gillespie doesn’t even touch on is the Administration’s great efforts toward the eradication of AIDS in Africa and elsewhere. Anyone involved in AIDS relief activities – no matter how left-wing they may be – will tell you that the Bush Administration has been by far the best in this area. It’s not something the mainstream media wants you to be reminded of, though.

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6 Responses to “The truth about the Bush Administration”

  1. sanityinjection said

    Here’s something else you didn’t know about the Bush Administration: The President has sent a personal letter to the family of every single soldier that has been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan – over 4,000. He and Vice-President Cheney have met with many of these families, often in private and away from cameras:

    http://washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/22/bush-cheney-comforted-troops-privately/print/

    It is certainly legitimate to question both the justification for the wars and the way in which they have been conducted. But it is not fair to suggest, as many on the Left do with something approaching Schadenfreudian glee, that Bush and Cheney have happily thrown away the lives of American soldiers without a care in the world. The facts suggest otherwise.

  2. sanityinjection said

    Here’s another conservative take on the Bush Administration’s legacy:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=washingtonstory&sid=acJBjLS7oKAc

  3. spwebdesign said

    “It’s not something the mainstream media wants you to be reminded of, though.”

    And yet somehow it has filtered through to me, and the only media I get is mainstream.

    I’m not sure there’s ever been an administration that was all good or all bad, but on the balance Bush’s is one of the worst ever. A few wins here and there is not gonna change that.

  4. sanityinjection said

    Spwebdesign – I was thinking of the mainstream media here in North America. I’m glad the UK news outlets have given credit where credit is due.

  5. skaus said

    I’ll have to remember to send a nice note to the family of anyone that I cause to be killed!

    • sanityinjection said

      So you also hold police chiefs and fire chiefs responsible when they send their men and women out to do their jobs and they get killed in the line of duty?

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