The Moore movie doesn't show anything positive about Bush because Moore, and myself, believe that nothing positive has come out of that man's presidency. Look at the Iraq war, from the beginning:
Bush comes into office, asks CIA to justify war on Iraq.
Bush asks CIA to tie it to Iraq.
CIA comes up with very weak stuff.
Bush takes weak stuff, presents it as strong evidence to the american people.
Bush says "they have WMD's".
Cheney says "they have ties to 9/11 hijackers".
Rumsfeld says "no one presents a more immediate threat".
We invade, 140 soldiers die.
Bush declares "Mission Accomplished".
746 more soldiers die.
We find no WMD's.
It turns out that they didn't have a nuclear development program.
Cheney denies ever saying that Iraq had ties to the 9/11 hijackers.
Rumsfeld denies ever saying they were an immediate threat.
Bush says that the war was about the people, not WMD's.
Bush says that America is now safer (8 times in 32 minutes).
There have been more terrorist attacks in the last year than in any time in history.
We haven't found anything that could be used to harm us.
So basically we are left with these criteria for invading Iraq:
Hatred of US.
Terrorists might have possibly lived in the country.
Threat of WMD's, used them in the past.
Now, wait a second... that's not only Iraq. In fact, Iraq isn't even the best example of those examples! That would probably be Iran! Or Saudi Arabia. Or any other country in the region. But we chose Iraq. Maybe it has something to do with Bush coming into office with that on his agenda? Oh wait, I forgot, that can't be it, because Bush said in his 2000 Campaign that "US troops shouldn't be used for Nation Building". Wow, now I just feel confused.
Human Rights. Basic human rights. Hussein has TORTURED his own people. 'Nuff said. And also, I believe that when Bush announced that they were wrong about the weapons of mass destruction, that was bullshit. There was so much friggin evidence that it only made sense to go (I did a report on this...english). Not to mention that given his history, Hussein would use them if he had the chance.
We have evidence that warehouses were cleared only a few days before inspectors arrived, and all the remaining computers had been cleared, and harddrives replaced. But...we have inspectors who are so freakin amazing with computers, they found bits and pieces of lists. Lists of wmds. Not to mention we've had several defectors from Iraq that have told us about the plants they worked in.
That's not unique to Iraq. Why was Iraq special?
I'm not old enough to vote, so you may scoff at whatever I say (stupid kids, what do they understand). Seeing as I don't have to, I won't strongly take sides to either Bush or Kerry. I don't know there policy crap or that stuff.
What I will say, is that Bush initiated a war. There has never been a war in which the president suddenly gained many people who disliked him. (Okay..possibly WWII. But that was the coolest war all-time. Dogfights...you can't beat that.)
So I can see why Bush's popularity has gone down quite a bit. But I say let him finish whatever he's doing. Maybe he has a plan that he doesn't think civilians should know about. Or maybe he doesn't. But we thought he was good enough once. He hasn't lied about his propositions or crap like that, so I say let him stay another term. Then again, I'm just a high schooler.
We thought he was good enough when he lied and said that his tax cuts would help the economy, when he lied and said that he wouldn't use US troops for nation building. Some people fell for that, the majority didn't and voted for Gore.
History lesson time! After starting Gulf War 1, Bush Sr.'s popularity jumped to 90%.
He has lied about his "propositions"! His administration has lied over and over again about whether they claimed that there was a link to 9/11 or whether they called Iraq an imminent threat!
Edited by merlinski, 14 July 2004 - 10:02 AM.