Documenting the Bush Legacy of Failure

Middle East Bush Failure: Hamas    [more...]

In the world of diplomacy, words matter (perhaps more than anything). That’s why when President Bush called for democracy in Palestine, he should have considered the consequences. In the Jan. 25, 2006 Palestinian parliamentary elections, the terrorist group Hamas gained 76 of the Parliament’s 132 seats. The former ruling party Fatah finished with 43 seats. […]

Middle East Bush Failure: Ahmadinejad’s Iran    [more...]

In the Middle East, the Bush Administration experienced several foreign policy failures that can be viewed as direct consequences of its ill-conceived 2003 invasion of Iraq. One of the more prominent failures was the June 2005 election of hard-line Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. With its policy of preemptive war and open belligerence toward Iran, the […]

Bush Grew Gross Federal Debt by 85.5%    [more...]

Over his eight years in office, George W. Bush presided over an 85.5 percent increase in the Gross Federal Debt. When he was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2001 the Gross Federal Debt was $5.728 trillion(1), or 57 percent of the $10.129 trillion(2) Gross Domestic Product (GDP). On Jan. 20, 2009, the day of Bush’s departure, […]