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Weekly Workshop: The Bush Administration

Last posted Mar 21, 2013 at 03:48PM EDT. Added Mar 19, 2013 at 11:36PM EDT
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To coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War, we were talking in the office tonight about catching up on entries relating to Bush. Here are a few we came up with so far:

Please feel free to create an entry for any of the above or reply to this thread with helpful links/other entry ideas!

Last edited Mar 19, 2013 at 11:40PM EDT

I found something that should be useful here: a former soldier who had his spine severed in Iraq has published an open letter to Bush and Cheney online, which he says is a final attack on them before he takes himself off life support. You can read the whole letter here.

I write this letter, my last letter, to you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney. I write not because I think you grasp the terrible human and moral consequences of your lies, manipulation and thirst for wealth and power. I write this letter because, before my own death, I want to make it clear that I, and hundreds of thousands of my fellow veterans, along with millions of my fellow citizens, along with hundreds of millions more in Iraq and the Middle East, know fully who you are and what you have done. You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each guilty of egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the murder of thousands of young Americans--my fellow veterans--whose future you stole.

Lots of stuff to remember… Not all of it deserving of a writeup here, though.

Dick Cheney recommends himself for VP
Florida election fraud
Faith-Based Activities
China stole our plane / hot-dogging Chinese pilots
John Ashcroft / covering nude statues
What Did Bush Know? (conspiracy theories / incompetence theories)
California blackouts, Enron, and federal complicity
Prosecution of Dmitri Sklyarov (US becomes no-go zone for software developers)
Arsenic in the drinking water scare
REAL WORKER” (rich lobbyists dressing down for PR)
Brooks Brothers Riot
“Death Tax”
Nine Eleven / Ground Zero
“Freedom Fries” / hating France
“High Jack This Fags”
Anthrax attack
Mission Accomplished
War on Terror
Axis of Evil
The Patriot Act and other expansions of police powers
The Stovepipe and the Project for a New American Century
Grover Norquist and Abdurahman Alamoudi
Office of Strategic Influence
Free Speech Zones
Need some wood?
You forgot Poland! [we already have an entry for this]
Colin Powell’s presentation at the UN
Guantanamo Bay
“Religion of Peace”
“enemy combatants”
“Commander in Chief of the American people”
“You’re either with us or you’re against us”
Daisy Cutter
“fool me… you won’t get fooled again”
“A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier so long as I’m the dictator”
Dick Cheney to Patrick Leahy: “Go fuck yourself!”
USO yellow ribbon campaign
Get Your War On
Bush looks like a monkey (photo comparison)
Daily Mirror re-election cover
Diebold election machines

There was a pretty popular website, bordering on meme, of comparing Bush to a Chimp. I remember the website having a lot of pictures, so this might not be the “true” one but here’s an example:

Last edited Mar 20, 2013 at 11:08AM EDT

As a moderate I gotta say the meme basis on this website tends to be quite democratic, not so much liberal, but in a false sense of liberlism. Its more or less just a reflection of the internet, and most of it is occupied by young people, who mostly support democrats even if it goes against their own beliefs. Hence the massive difference between meme entries for Obama and Romney during the election, and how many republicans get criticized on here, but not many democrats. In my opinion they equally suck, but frankly I’d like to see a more balanced approach when it comes to political memes.

This isn’t something that should be forgotten, nor should this.

As for content with the article itself, you could probably bring stuff like Fahrenheit 9/11 and Oliver Stone’s W. into the mix, as far as portrayal within the media. A section on the media’s opinion of the guy oughta be an information goldmine.


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