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George W. Bush, Jr.: A Man True to His Character (and headlines)


Recently, I have been reading on this guy, the ex-president of US (2000-08), and everything this guy did in his life seemed a total failure, not a single success. The failure was not just a small effect, but it actually affected everyone else associated with him, from whatever business he got himself, to deals, to even his presidency, and this is what I will just sum up (I am thinking of writing a much bigger work).

The presidency of G. W. Bush, Jr of the United States was the single most, at least that much we know to day, destructive factor in the ‘decline’ of the US power, in the world, and even caused a re-surface of old ‘internal divisions’.

In short, Bush destroyed, or should aptly say, bankrupted (as he did with his previous ventures), the United States of America as a Country; his war on terror; his economic reforms (behind economic crisis); his international relations (or inability to have had one); his internal politics (or the inability to have had one).

I am a strong believer in the phenomenology of leadership, similar to fuhrer or il duce, meaning the power of one individual to create or destroy ‘history’ of something, and Bush will be remembered as a destroyer of America.

Headlines (sorry, can not sub-comment, I just popped in to type this up, for personal reminder and to shoot out again):

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/dec/11/libyan-army-militia-fighters-clash-near-airport-1-/

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/dec/11/cairo-as-islamist-political-parties-dominate-elect/

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/dec/11/pakistani-taliban-spokesman-denies-peace-talks/

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/dec/8/ap-exclusive-inside-romanias-secret-cia-prison/

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/12/us-pakistan-taliban-talks-idUSTRE7BB08A20111212

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2101903,00.html

http://globalspin.blogs.time.com/2011/12/11/tighter-sanctions-on-iran-an-alternative-to-war-or-a-road-to-war/

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2011/12/has-god-particle-been-found/46028/

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/12/mitt-romneys-losing-10-000-bet-at-iowa-debate-video/249814/

http://www.economist.com/node/21541404

http://www.economist.com/node/21541434

http://www.theweek.co.uk/middle-east/nuclear-iran/43466/us-cant-do-damn-thing-says-iran-after-drone-capture

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/11/28/111128fa_fact_schwartz

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2011/12/deadly-embraces-steve-coll.html

http://www.thenation.com/article/165034/newt-gingrich-serial-adulterer-rises-herman-cain-alleged-adulterer-falls

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/12/newburgh-four-fbi-entrapment-terror

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/dec/12/how-terrorist-entrapment-ensares-us-all

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2073368/Fred-Shred-gets-Scot-free-Fury-Goodwin-mentioned-just-13-times-report-RBS-collapse.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2072981/UK-recession-far-deeper-previously-thought–bad-eurozone-analysts-predict.html

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204336104577094690893528130.html?mod=WSJEUROPE_hpp_MIDDLESecondNews

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-problem-with-gingrichs-simplistic-attack-on-sharia/2011/12/12/gIQAv0nZqO_story.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/checkpoint-washington/post/panetta-visits-us-base-in-djibouti-that-exemplifies-shift-in-military-approach/2011/12/13/gIQAnKTSrO_blog.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/hezbollah-claims-to-release-cia-names/2011/12/12/gIQAreIVqO_story.html

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/dec/12/former-iranian-militant-visits-white-house-with-ir/

http://www.reuters.com/video/2011/12/13/canada-cracks-down-on-veils?videoId=226740252&videoChannel=75

http://www.france24.com/en/20111213-qaeda-linked-militants-post-photos-european-hostages-frenchmen-european-aqim-africa-maghreb

http://rt.com/politics/syria-moscow-lavrov-opposition-679/

http://rt.com/usa/news/iraq-blackwater-academi-wright-651/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/dec/12/britain-ruled-by-banks

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/jobless-claimant-count-up-less-than-expected-6276704.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2073626/Stephen-Lawrence-murder-Gary-Dobsons-racist-rants-played-Old-Bailey.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2073220/MPs-return-second-home-allowance-claiming-offers-value-money.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2072981/UK-recession-far-deeper-previously-thought–bad-eurozone-analysts-predict.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2073496/Racist-woman-London-bus-YouTube-video-Yet-ANOTHER-racist-rant-filmed.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2073769/Iran-threatens-shut-Straits-Hormuz-military-manoeuvre.html

http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2011/09/social-security-0

http://blogs.reuters.com/nader-mousavizadeh/2011/11/28/peril-and-paranoia-in-the-new-middle-east/

http://europe.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203764804577056230832805896.html?mod=WSJEurope_hpp_LEFTTopStories

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204026804577097850351297494.html?mod=WSJEUROPE_hpp_LEFTTopWhatNews

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203518404577096383912177196.html?mod=WSJEUROPE_hpp_sections_ukintl

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/iraq-images-of-a-war-and-its-toll/2011/12/13/gIQA2di5sO_gallery.html

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/dec/13/us-probing-alleged-cyberattack-plot-iran-venezuela/

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2011/dec/13/lieberman-war-iraq-helped-spark-arab-spring/

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/14/world/middleeast/beirut-bank-seen-as-a-hub-of-hezbollahs-financing.html?hp

http://www.france24.com/en/20111214-france-former-culture-minister-questioned-karachigate-pakistan-submarine-sale-vabres

http://www.france24.com/en/20111214-far-right-italian-author-shoots-dead-two-senegalese-gianluca-casseri-florence

http://www.france24.com/en/20111213-nigeria-bomb-blast-targets-soldiers-goodluck-johnathan-boko-haram-africa

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/215310.html

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/215593.html

http://rt.com/usa/news/seychelles-drone-us-iran-711/

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9007277316

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9007277356

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9007277334

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2102183,00.html

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,803500,00.html

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,803280,00.html

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,803120,00.html

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,803275,00.html

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,803430,00.html

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,803136,00.html

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,803120,00.html

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2011/12/internet-compulsion-disorder-should-we-include-it-in-the-dsm/249905/

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/12/why-we-should-stop-asking-whether-bloggers-are-journalists/249864/

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,803500,00.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/dec/14/uk-unemployment-hits-17-year-high

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