Friday, January 23, 2009


I really don't know what I am talking about. I have heard somewhere that "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing" Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744). This is probably true. But it is for most Americans. We all have our opinions formed on whatever we read, or hear, from others who we trust and respect. Talk Shows, Newspaper, Radio, Politicians, and lots of Celebrities pretending to be Political Analysts, who really don't know a thing more than me. But feel like they are more important and that their opinions matter more than mine just because people see their movies. Really, how many truly educated people reside in Hollywood? I know, I know, there are some. A few. But not many.

What I really wanted to talk about was the amount of disrespect I saw demonstrated for our President after the Inauguration. (I know, it was not Obama, and I am sure that he would not approve...Obama appears to be pretty classy.) And during the term of his office. And maybe just remind myself that I have been grateful to President Bush. And he is not perfect, but I believe, that he was a good President. That I love America. I love America now. I love America as it was. And I have hope for America, that it can continue to be a force for good in this world, regardless of who the President is. Because it is the people of this country that make it great.

These are some things that I know for sure about President Bush:

The Washington Post reported that "The president has tripled direct humanitarian and development aid to the world's most impoverished continent of Africa since taking office and recently vowed to double that increased amount to 9 billion. I get really tired of people saying the only reason we are in Iraq is because of the Oil. Africa does not need a war, but the President has shown that he cares. What other world leaders have done anything like this for Africa? And why has no one even heard about this?!!!

Decapitating Al Qaeda's Top Leadership And Not Having a 2nd 9/11. Proving why something didn't happen is difficult, but we have to acknowledge that there has not been another 9/11 level attack on America. And many members of Al Qaeda are no longer with us. ( foreign policy)

I agree with the Bush's stand on Same-Sex Marriage, and Abortion. Lots of people disagree with his stands. I do not. And he stands up for what he believes what is right, instead of pandering to what some may say is public opinion. He knows what he believes in. And he stands up for it.

Preventing a Nuclear War Between India and Pakistan

Taking Down the A.Q. Khan Nuclear Proliferation Network

Getting Libya To Give Up Its WMD Programs And Renounce Terrorism

Turning Independent-Minded India Into a Strategic Ally

After a Rough Start, Sticking To a Pragmatic China Policy

Getting North Korea To Shut Down Its Nuclear Reactor (Eventually)

Giving Immigration Reform The Old College Try

Challenging His Party On Harmful Ag Subsidies While Pushing Free Trade

Bush has done more to combat aids than any other president.

Bush is the first president, to ever get all the Arab countries and Israel to sit down at a peace conference together.

Bush signed a treaty with Russia, to eliminate over 80% of the two countries nuclear arsenals, to reduce nuclear warheads from 12,000 each to just 2,000 each by 2012.

Bush diplomacy has produced the best relations with North Korea that America has had, since the Korean War.

Bush was the first president to have diplomatic exchanges and talks with Iran, since 1979.

I have been collecting facts for the past few months. Any of these facts can be validated by searches. All have several sources.

I am hopeful that Obama will continue to lead our country in the right direction. I will give him a chance. I hope he doesn't let us down. It is hard to do when so many Americans feel so differently about so many issues. Some things I can live with, somethings, maybe not. I just hope he really is best for our country right now. I have to believe for now, that he is.


Laryl said...

Rachel, you know that I am a big Bush supporter. I am also a fan of a syndicated political comic strip called "Mallard Fillmore". I read it every day. In mondays paper, his comic read: "Q: What do you call it when an administration's vigilance thwarts every attempted act of terror on U.S. soil since 9-11? A: "Something diligently IGNORED by the mainstream media". Thank you President Bush.
I think the reason that nobody credits Prs. Bush with all of his accomplishments is because nobody really knows. He truely was one of the good guys. thanks for the post. (and sorry this was so long)

Rachel B said...

Thanks Laryl! You are amazing, and I know you really get it! I am so glad we are friends and can talk about all of the important least things that are important to you and me!

Tom & Michelle said...

heres is my email thanks