Bush Regrets

"Mission Accomplished sign" 30 days after the March 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. To some, it said, Bush thinks the war in Iraq is over, when he didn't. It conveyed the wrong message.

I regret saying some things I shouldn't have said, I want justice. Referring to comments he made after the Sept. 11 attacks, about al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden: There's an old poster out West that said, 'Wanted, dead or alive.'

He also regrets telling Iraqi insurgents in 2003: There are some who feel like the conditions are such they can attack us there. My answer is, bring'em on.

His wife reminded him, hey, as president of the United States, be careful what you say.

I really think through all his dream world cowboy style leadership and politics, now, Mr. Bush truly understands people can not peaceful co-exist without good strong ethical and moral leadership, which has to come from within. And if he does not, I regret for him, the loss of so many lives, his leading this country into one crisis after the next and leaving office with America being in such a poor state of affairs. What will he do next? How will he recover? What will be his healing process? It reminds me of LBJ.

I think his attitude-- failing to confess, poor communications, coupled with his larger than life persona are really what took him down. Really, how much are we willing to sacrifice to find two men? How finding and killing them will stop terrorism world wide? Just think about that for a moment? While in the mean time our economy is going to hell in a hand basket. How long can and will these efforts last? Mr. Bush was probably the least understood and most misunderstood President in the history of America. I really do not know what good to credit him? No Child Left Behind, what good is that, when the whole population was left behind? How many years have Mr. Bush had to admit he made some of the greatest mistakes and failed to take advantage of opportunities to correct them? That is where true courage lies. It appears he just would not listen and take advice from his own wife?

I also would like to say, I regret for him and his administration, who encouraged and supported him, allowing him to behave and lead blindly, regardless of the situation or consequences. Therefore, all the blame does not go to Mr. Bush. What about checks and balances? His administration also failed miserably. If it is true that your reputation precedes you, they have earned reputations that strongly suggest: They are not effective and can not be trusted. A hard head makes a soft behind!

In addition to loss of lives and economic blunders, how many scandals and resignations would it take for them to speak up and realize failure was inevitable?

I truly believe, in his heart of hearts, Mr. Bush thought he was doing the right thing for this country, like LBJ. And for his staff, there is no hope.

By now, you can see where this kind of thinking, leadership and politics will get us. What about future generations?

All the people want, is a person and President that will be open and honest, when it comes to the interest of the people. How could we operate otherwise?

Now, history can not be changed.

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