Bush-Cheney administration

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This page is in need of updating. Needs lots of post-Bush updating, general reorganizing, and tidying; also add this link: http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/index.html

This page covers the actions of George W. Bush's administration while he was president of the United States.

This administration had the good fortune (for them) of having Congress, the Senate, and the Presidency all controlled by the same party (itself having been taken over by the neoconservatives, a very self-protecting bunch), from the time of Bush's inauguration in 2001 until the November 2006 elections, thus acting with unusual unity. In the absence of any apparent dissent between these various bodies, acts of Congress and the Senate during that time can reasonably, therefore, be considered acts of the administration itself.

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George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are both friends with Prince Bandar bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia

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Actions attributable to members of GWB's administration, including the majority-GOP-controlled Congress where there was no noticeable protest or apology from the President (and therefore presumably met his approval) are considered to be acts of this administration. Acts which are more or less directly attributable to GWB himself should be listed on his page.

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  • 2008-07-01 [Talk|Index] The 10 Most Awesomely Bad Moments of the Bush Presidency § [2]“In a lot of ways, choosing the Bush administration's 10 greatest moments -- disastrous failures, all -- is about as pointless as picking out your 10 least favorite hemorrhoids: There are entirely too many of them, and taken together they all add up to a throbbing mass of pain. But unfortunately, history demands that we at least make the effort so that future generations will understand why we perform voodoo rituals cursing Bush's memory before we go to bed every night.”
  • 2008-06-25 [Talk|Index] Abstinence-only policy is bearing fruit § “Who can argue against saying no? What parent isn't pro abstinence? But abstinence only? Anyone who thinks a teenager will never do a thing because she has been forbidden has never met a teenager. Common sense – and a 2007 study by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy – tells us abstinence-only does not work. But since when does President Bush let common sense and fact trump ideology?”
  • 2008-06-04 [Talk|Index] McClellan's 'mea culpa' way too late § [2]“For almost three years, McClellan was the lead salesman and staunch defender of the Iraq debacle, the man who swore with a straight face and evident sincerity that up was down and black, white. Now here he comes with this remarkable mea culpa, and it's hard to know what he expects a reader to take away. .. There is no cheap joy of I told you so in this book. Too many people are limbless, maimed and dead for that, too much treasure is lost, too many lives are ruined, too much national prestige has been peed away. .. And if the idea is for McClellan to reclaim his integrity, well, that ship has sailed -- and sunk. The time for integrity was four or five years ago when telling the truth would have required some guts, when it might have meant something, challenged something, changed something.”

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  • 2007-08-15 The Professions Strike Back: "The organized bar – with a vote just one short of unanimity – has declared one of Bush’s executive orders illegal and vowed to seek Congressional action to override it. And psychologists appear poised to join their legal colleagues in an equally harsh denunciation. It’s about torture. Remember Bush’s claim, 'We do not torture'? Except, of course, we do, and on Bush’s personal orders." Finally, a group with real clout is standing up.
  • 2007-03-09 Hyperpartisanship Watch by Kevin Drum: the Department of Justice under George W. Bush initiated far more investigations of Democrats (262) than Republicans (37) in local government offices, while the figures were much more balanced (36 to 30) for national-level offices more likely to attract national attention.
  • 2006-11-20 Democrats call for ouster of U.S. health official: new family-planning chief apparently favors abstinence-based contraception
  • 2006-08-20 I.R.S. Enlists Help in Collecting Delinquent Taxes: "Although I.R.S. officials acknowledge that this will be much more expensive than doing it internally, they say that Congress has forced their hand by refusing to let them hire more revenue officers, who could pull in a lot of easy-to-collect money."