George W. Bush

George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. He had previously served as the 46th governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. Bush is the eldest son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, and is the second president to so follow in his father’s footsteps, the first being John Quincy Adams.
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  • Alternet

    George W. Bush is a war criminal — and the media is still helping cover up his crimes

    by Robert Shetterly I've got a stone in my shoe. It's been there for 18 painful years. I can't seem to accommodate myself to it. Because every so often it grows another sharp edge. Those familiar with the “Americans Who Tell the Truth” portrait project know that the stone planted itself in my shoe shortly after 9/11 when the Bush administration launched the propaganda for attacking Iraq. This was a war crime. At Nuremberg after World War II we hung Nazis for similar crimes against humanity. Instead of demanding accountability, our political, corporate, media and military powers keep working to make all that history of  lies disappear. They want to make the stone invisible, the hobble in our walk

  • Gulf News

    Why George W. Bush is best parallel for Boris Johnson's prime ministership

    Since Boris Johnson entered 10 Downing Street last month, numerous historical parallels have been made for his political leadership with conservative figures from Ronald Reagan, to Winston Churchill, and indeed a more contemporary one in Donald Trump. Yet, the closest analogy may be with George W. Bush given the significant similarities between his and Johnson's political playbooks. Not only did both win power with a precarious electoral mandate that they took as cover for radical action, despite pledges to govern from the political centre ground. In addition, Johnson now looks likely to copy from Bush a relentlessly focused campaign to renew power based on appeals to patriotism at a time of

  • Trump nominates law professor for judicial vacancy
    Houston Chronicle

    Trump nominates law professor for judicial vacancy

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated a law professor who previously worked as a prosecutor, defense attorney and journalist to fill the nation's longest federal judiciary vacancy. Trump nominated Richard E. Myers on Wednesday to be a trial judge in the Eastern District of North Carolina. The state's two Republican senators recommended Myers for the job. Raleigh lawyer Thomas Farr had been nominated to become a U.S. District judge four times — twice by President George W. Bush and twice by Trump — but never received confirmation. Civil rights groups had heavily criticized Farr for his work defending state voting and redistricting laws that judges had declared discriminated

  • Fox News

    Muslim scholar says Trump 'more committed' to protecting religious freedom abroad than Obama, Bush

    The Trump administration has done more for religious freedom around the world than former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, according to a Muslim scholar. Dr. Qanta Ahmed, member of the Council on Foreign Relations, noted on "Fox & Friends" Tuesday that President Trump has been "extremely aggressive" in his commitment to protecting religious freedom around the world, especially for Christians, who are the most persecuted group. "This president, in particular, more than President Obama and more than President George Bush, has been committed to protecting the religious freedom of Christians." Ahmed added: "The United States and President Trump have particularly empowered those Christians