Need a list of GWB laws, acts, scandals, etc

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Blackjack, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    I need help in compiling a list of freedom infringing/illegal/immoral things that GWB has done.

    So far I've got:

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    Invading Afghanistan

    USA PATRIOT Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:US-GreatSeal-Obverse.svg" class="image"><img alt="Great Seal of the United States." src=""@@AMEPARAM@@commons/thumb/b/be/US-GreatSeal-Obverse.svg/140px-US-GreatSeal-Obverse.svg.png

    Military Commissions Act of 2006 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:US-GreatSeal-Obverse.svg" class="image"><img alt="Great Seal of the United States." src=""@@AMEPARAM@@commons/thumb/b/be/US-GreatSeal-Obverse.svg/140px-US-GreatSeal-Obverse.svg.png

    United States Department of Homeland Security - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:US_Department_of_Homeland_Security_Seal.svg" class="image"><img alt="US Department of Homeland Security Seal.svg" src=""@@AMEPARAM@@commons/thumb/4/4c/US_Department_of_Homeland_Security_Seal.svg/200px-US_Department_of_Homeland_Security_Seal.svg.png

    NSA Warrantless Surveillance

    Plame affair - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Dismissal of US Attorneys Scandal

    Black site - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:ExtRenditionMap.gif" class="image"><img alt="" src=""@@AMEPARAM@@commons/thumb/0/0b/ExtRenditionMap.gif/400px-ExtRenditionMap.gif

    Use of Waterboarding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:Waterboard3-small.jpg" class="image"><img alt="" src=""@@AMEPARAM@@en/thumb/d/d5/Waterboard3-small.jpg/250px-Waterboard3-small.jpg and Extraordinary rendition by the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:CIA_illegal_flights.svg" class="image"><img alt="" src=""@@AMEPARAM@@commons/thumb/4/4e/CIA_illegal_flights.svg/440px-CIA_illegal_flights.svg.png

    National Animal Identification System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Criticism of the War on Terror - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:AbuGhraibAbuse-standing-on-box.jpg" class="image"><img alt="" src=""@@AMEPARAM@@commons/thumb/4/4b/AbuGhraibAbuse-standing-on-box.jpg/220px-AbuGhraibAbuse-standing-on-box.jpg

    Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:SPP_logo.png" class="image"><img alt="SPP logo.png" src=""@@AMEPARAM@@en/2/27/SPP_logo.png

    Dubai Ports World controversy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:Ambox_outdated_serious.svg" class="image"><img alt="Ambox outdated serious.svg" src=""@@AMEPARAM@@commons/thumb/8/8f/Ambox_outdated_serious.svg/40px-Ambox_outdated_serious.svg.png

    CIA leak grand jury investigation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:Karl_Rove.jpg" class="image"><img alt="" src=""@@AMEPARAM@@commons/thumb/8/82/Karl_Rove.jpg/100px-Karl_Rove.jpg, while refusing to pardon our border agents.


    Bushism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:Bush_at_podium_20050428.jpg" class="image"><img alt="" src=""@@AMEPARAM@@commons/thumb/0/01/Bush_at_podium_20050428.jpg/220px-Bush_at_podium_20050428.jpg

    National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive

    Over 100 pardons for various embezzlement, money laundering, drug dealing, fraud, etc.

    The David Letterman Show "Kleenex Incident"

    Handing over the environment & the Dept. of the Interior to Big Business

    Help me fill this in.
  2. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Articles of Impeachment


    President George W. Bush


    Vice President Richard B. Cheney,
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice,
    Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and
    Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
    The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. - - ARTICLE II, SECTION 4 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard B. Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales have committed violations and subversions of the Constitution of the United States of America in an attempt to carry out with impunity crimes against peace and humanity and war crimes and deprivations of the civil rights of the people of the United States and other nations, by assuming powers of an imperial executive unaccountable to law and usurping powers of the Congress, the Judiciary and those reserved to the people of the United States, by the following acts:​
    1) Seizing power to wage wars of aggression in defiance of the U.S. Constitution, the U.N. Charter and the rule of law; carrying out a massive assault on and occupation of Iraq, a country that was not threatening the United States, resulting in the death and maiming of over one hundred thousand Iraqis, and thousands of U.S. G.I.s.
    2) Lying to the people of the U.S., to Congress, and to the U.N., providing false and deceptive rationales for war.
    3) Authorizing, ordering and condoning direct attacks on civilians, civilian facilities and locations where civilian casualties were unavoidable.
    4) Instituting a secret and illegal wiretapping and spying operation against the people of the United States through the National Security Agency.
    5) Threatening the independence and sovereignty of Iraq by belligerently changing its government by force and assaulting Iraq in a war of aggression.
    6) Authorizing, ordering and condoning assassinations, summary executions, kidnappings, secret and other illegal detentions of individuals, torture and physical and psychological coercion of prisoners to obtain false statements concerning acts and intentions of governments and individuals and violating within the United States, and by authorizing U.S. forces and agents elsewhere, the rights of individuals under the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
    7) Making, ordering and condoning false statements and propaganda about the conduct of foreign governments and individuals and acts by U.S. government personnel; manipulating the media and foreign governments with false information; concealing information vital to public discussion and informed judgment concerning acts, intentions and possession, or efforts to obtain weapons of mass destruction in order to falsely create a climate of fear and destroy opposition to U.S. wars of aggression and first strike attacks.
    8) Violations and subversions of the Charter of the United Nations and international law, both a part of the "Supreme Law of the land" under Article VI, paragraph 2, of the Constitution, in an attempt to commit with impunity crimes against peace and humanity and war crimes in wars and threats of aggression against Afghanistan, Iraq and others and usurping powers of the United Nations and the peoples of its nations by bribery, coercion and other corrupt acts and by rejecting treaties, committing treaty violations, and frustrating compliance with treaties in order to destroy any means by which international law and institutions can prevent, affect, or adjudicate the exercise of U.S. military and economic power against the international community.
    9) Acting to strip United States citizens of their constitutional and human rights, ordering indefinite detention of citizens, without access to counsel, without charge, and without opportunity to appear before a civil judicial officer to challenge the detention, based solely on the discretionary designation by the Executive of a citizen as an "enemy combatant."
    10) Ordering indefinite detention of non-citizens in the United States and elsewhere, and without charge, at the discretionary designation of the Attorney General or the Secretary of Defense.
    11) Ordering and authorizing the Attorney General to override judicial orders of release of detainees under INS jurisdiction, even where the judicial officer after full hearing determines a detainee is wrongfully held by the government.
    12) Authorizing secret military tribunals and summary execution of persons who are not citizens who are designated solely at the discretion of the Executive who acts as indicting official, prosecutor and as the only avenue of appellate relief.
    13) Refusing to provide public disclosure of the identities and locations of persons who have been arrested, detained and imprisoned by the U.S. government in the United States, including in response to Congressional inquiry.
    14) Use of secret arrests of persons within the United States and elsewhere and denial of the right to public trials.
    15) Authorizing the monitoring of confidential attorney-client privileged communications by the government, even in the absence of a court order and even where an incarcerated person has not been charged with a crime.
    16) Ordering and authorizing the seizure of assets of persons in the United States, prior to hearing or trial, for lawful or innocent association with any entity that at the discretionary designation of the Executive has been deemed "terrorist."
    17) Engaging in criminal neglect in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, depriving thousands of people in Louisiana, Mississippi and other Gulf States of urgently needed support, causing mass suffering and unnecessary loss of life.
    18) Institutionalization of racial and religious profiling and authorization of domestic spying by federal law enforcement on persons based on their engagement in noncriminal religious and political activity.
    19) Refusal to provide information and records necessary and appropriate for the constitutional right of legislative oversight of executive functions.

    20) Rejecting treaties protective of peace and human rights and abrogation of the obligations of the United States under, and withdrawal from, international treaties and obligations without consent of the legislative branch, and including termination of the ABM treaty between the United States and Russia, and rescission of the authorizing signature from the Treaty of Rome which served as the basis for the International Criminal Court.
  3. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Hey Monkeys!
  4. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Yeah, that pic pretty much says it all.
  5. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    Hey Bush.


    With love;
  6. andrew414

    andrew414 Howdy.

    Don't forget him signing the SPP with Mexico and Canada... next the NAU.
  7. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++


    This is really too large of an undertaking, isn't it?
  8. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    North AmericanSuper Highway
    retaining open boarders
    wipeing his ass on thet 'God damned piece of paper' in general

    Just to name a few, then of coarse beyond al the things listed and those that can be proven there would bewho knows how much that he hasnt bragged about. I mean he basicly bragged that we were useing torture, suspending habeus corpus, detaining people (both Us citizens and non citizens) with all its violations in Gitmo, and he has the authority and ability to make such things top secret to a poit that anyone discussing them with unauthorized persons could be jailed or worse. He allowed all these things to come out, what do you think is going on that he is keeping under wraps?
  9. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    I always thought Clinton had a long list against him.

    Kinda makes the Lewinsky scandal and whitewater seem trivial, don't it?
  10. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    A lot of folks think GWB was responsible for NAFTA. Many of my union brothers seem to think the same for some reason, not sure why. Short memory I guess because a Democratic majority House and Senate narrowly passed it and Bill Clinton signed it in 1993. However, George H.W. Bush did have his hands in it before handing it off to Clinton with every living President of the time helping endorse it, from Gerald Ford to Bill Clinton.

    Sorry for the hijack. Back to beating up GWB.
  11. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Ah well . . . we all know if that paragon of virtue and Nobel Laureate Al Gore had ascended the throne in 2000 - NONE of this would have come to pass. [lolol]
  12. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    The main thing about NAFTA and associated stuff that I credit to GWB (while I didnt clarify it) is the fact that he has continued to support it and bring it into actuality (as opposed to theory that it was with his predicesor and his father) rather than putting a stop to it. In the same basic vein that any soldier (reserve, national guard or regular) who took part in door to door gun confiscations in N.O. is guilty of treason for not doing their part to stop it rather than refuseing an illegal order even though it was the idea of their superiors.
  13. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Updated with over 100 pardons and NSPD-51, kleenex incident and dept of interior.
  14. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Posted this in another thread. Seems relavent here also.

    Found some interesting quotes on a website I was browsing.

    "A dictatorship would be a lot easier... so long as I'm the dictator." -- George W. Bush, 1998

    "They misunderestimate me." -- George W. Bush, 2000

    "Sometimes we must fight terror with tyranny." -- George W. Bush, 2007

    "America's fabric is pulling apart like a cheap sweater. What would sew us back together? Another 9/11 attack... It will take another attack on the homeland to quell the chattering of chipmunks and to restore America's righteous rage and singular purpose to prevail."-Stu Bykofsky, neocon columnist for Philadelphia Daily News

    April 15, 2007, Dick Cheney: "The greatest threat now is 'a 9/11' occurring ... with a nuclear weapon in the middle of one of our own cities."

    July 20, 2007, Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury: "Whether authentic or orchestrated, an attack will activate Bush's new executive orders [NSPD-51], which create a dictatorial police state in event of national emergency."

    July 24, 2007, Peter DeFazio, House Homeland Security Committee member: "I just can't believe they're going to deny a member of Congress the right of reviewing how they plan to conduct the government of the United States after a significant terrorist attack . Maybe the people who think there's a conspiracy out there are right."

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