George W. Bush Failed The American People On The International Stage And Ruined U.S. Foreign Policy.

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George W. Bush failed the American people in Iraq, the international stage, and ruined U.S. foreign policy. As a society, we must realize these points. He lied to the American public and lied to the international community. He lost face for America and lost credibility in the world. He mishandled the issue of Iraq and is causing the U.S. to lose the war on terror. He is ignorant on the fact that CO2 and other various chemicals are contributing to global warming.Iraq was mishandled from the beginning. Many people points fingers at the Clinton administration because Clinton did not "do enough" on the war on terror. The truth is, Clinton had a plan to catch Osama bin Laden, and it was Bush who scrapped the plan at the beginning of his presidency. Bush merely used 9/11 as an excuse to attack Iraq. The Bush administration had a plan to attack Iraq since the beginning. The total war on Iraq was not only unjustified, but also lost much face on the international stage. If you can recall, Colin Powell paraded numerous pictures of so called "Hot Sites" at the U.N. Special Meeting regarding W.M.D., so where are the W.M.D.'s?Late 2003 and early 2004, George W. Bush went before Congress to ask for over $87 billion dollars to aid Iraq. It is very true that the Iraqi people are suffering, but how much can we sacrifice as a nation? With our domestic problems such as education and social security, why should we focus on Iraq? I have not thought of even three benefits we receive as a nation from Iraq. Yet, I can think of 10 disadvantages:1. Every single day soldiers die in Iraq from hostile fire.2. We lost our chance to really fight the war on terror when we focused on Iraq and not Afghanistan.3. We are draining our national budget and our deficit in blooming.4. We have enraged the Arab world in what they see as another example of "American Imperialism", thus breeding terrorists faster than we can kill them.5. We have lost support for the Israeli cause and hindered the peace process in the West Bank and Gaza strip because nations are less likely to support the U.S.6. We have stretched our resources in the C.I.A. too thin, almost all intelligence in being concentrated on Iraq, not enough on international terrorism as proved with the Madrid Bombings.7. We have lost focus on a variety of internal affairs such as unemployment and the expanding role of globalization.8. We have lost focus on the economy of the U.S. that is too sluggish to generate any real fiscal gain within the U.S.9. We have lost valuable allies in the war on terror as Spain, Dominican Republic, and Honduras made the decision to withdraw troops from Iraq.10. We have lost our chance to benefit from Iraq's natural...

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