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Legacy

How will the 43rd President of the United States be remembered? Chances are, as the Torture President.

For a span of 225 years after George Washington so eloquently and publicly opposed the practice of torture, the United States maintained a standard of human rights that protected even the most hated of her enemies. But in his attempt to wage war on terror, the 43rd President of the United States, George Walker Bush, subverted the constitution and denied the writ of habeas corpus to government prisoners. President Bush vetoed a bill that sought to establish a single standard of integration for US forces. He supported the practice of waterboarding as a means of extracting information from suspected terrorists. And despite the effort of human rights groups around the world, President Bush, in an attempt to circumvent the Geneva Convention, refused to characterize this practice of simulated drowning as torture. Bush may well go down in history as the torture president.


What do you think George Bush's legacy will be? Comment below.

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Joey R

The president who united every special interests group because he has been the worst on: environment economy civil liberties, or freedom in general domestic issues Labor issues education Foreign Policy social security Human Rights civil rights transparency fiscal conservatism tax policy ...am I missing anything?

Joey R

The president who united every special interests group because he has been the worst on: environment economy civil liberties, or freedom in general domestic issues Labor issues education Foreign Policy social security Human Rights civil rights transparency fiscal conservatism tax policy ...am I missing anything?

Anonymous

ugh the quality of adbusters is awful these days. anyways. first, to all who think bush is a puppet - BUSH IS NOT A PUPPET. bush makes you think hes stupid, but hes far from stupid. he uses the public perception of him to his advantage - 'oh hes too stupid to possibly come up with that one!' - and then he does. theres a lot more to the situation surrounding bush than he would lead you to believe.. i highly suggest anyone to read the book 'the prosecution of george w. bush for murder' by vincent bugliosi. it may sound out there, but its incredible all the evidence that shows hes not a puppet. i think bush will be remembered as first off, the one who failed, and second off, the biggest hypocrite to ever exist. war is peace, ect.

Anonymous

ugh the quality of adbusters is awful these days. anyways. first, to all who think bush is a puppet - BUSH IS NOT A PUPPET. bush makes you think hes stupid, but hes far from stupid. he uses the public perception of him to his advantage - 'oh hes too stupid to possibly come up with that one!' - and then he does. theres a lot more to the situation surrounding bush than he would lead you to believe.. i highly suggest anyone to read the book 'the prosecution of george w. bush for murder' by vincent bugliosi. it may sound out there, but its incredible all the evidence that shows hes not a puppet. i think bush will be remembered as first off, the one who failed, and second off, the biggest hypocrite to ever exist. war is peace, ect.

Janna

The man is a halfwit and got into office by nefarious means. But that aside, after 911, many Americans suffered psychic and moral nervous breakdowns. Along came Bush and offered them Iraq and torture as whipping boys for Osama. I am so ashamed of what this country has done. Torture is medival. Why hell, if persons have no rights against torture, then why not drag them to the public gallows or chopping block, as well? Really give the people a show. Torture degrades those who practice it. And, whose word do we have that the tortured are guilty? Only the words of the torturers. It's a tautology, like people who says everything in the Bible is true. How do we know? Because the Bibles says so. I, along with millions and millions of others, will party hearty on that horse's ass last day in office. I apologize to any horses I have offended. Your asses are much more aesthetic and intelligent than Bush's face.

Janna

The man is a halfwit and got into office by nefarious means. But that aside, after 911, many Americans suffered psychic and moral nervous breakdowns. Along came Bush and offered them Iraq and torture as whipping boys for Osama. I am so ashamed of what this country has done. Torture is medival. Why hell, if persons have no rights against torture, then why not drag them to the public gallows or chopping block, as well? Really give the people a show. Torture degrades those who practice it. And, whose word do we have that the tortured are guilty? Only the words of the torturers. It's a tautology, like people who says everything in the Bible is true. How do we know? Because the Bibles says so. I, along with millions and millions of others, will party hearty on that horse's ass last day in office. I apologize to any horses I have offended. Your asses are much more aesthetic and intelligent than Bush's face.

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