Originally Posted by valanhb
Good god... Any reason to bash Bush, huh? Here I thought this thread was about Saddam Hussein. I should have known better. THAT makes me sick.
It seems that way, doesn't it? And sorry if I had a hand in starting it. I guess that these are controversial times, and he's a controversial figure, who has caused a lot of pain in the world - along with the leader of my country, and the leaders of many countries, East and West. I don't think criticism during debate is automatically
`Bush bashing', though. I think that there's a great deal of upset, fear and anger in the world right now, and he is a big part of that, as much as Saddam Hussein or anyone else. Being the leader of a Western country does not automatically make you the good guy, and I think that given the current world political climate, many things do come back to Bush, as he is in a position of immense power and hasn't exactly done an exemplary job.
He is going to be talked about because he's in everyone's face, but it's not always blind criticism - most of the time I personally bring it up because I want to know what others (particularly Americans) think about him and his decisions, but perhaps this wasn't the right thread in which to do so.
This thread started out
about Hussein, and then moved towards the topic of all
world leaders who could be accused of committing war crimes. THAT's how he came up - not just random bashing because we felt like it!