USA President Bush Junior's Government Abused The
- It took America two long presidential periods to vaguely
realise outside the USA, the George W. Bush Junior presidency
was globally extremely disliked, (& doubtless lost the
USA some global co-operation in consequence).
- Those outside USA who wanted to be on better terms with
the USA, heaved a great sigh of relief when Junior left &
ceased his foolishness.
- The world happily noticed his successor, Obama, seemed a
lot more intelligent, & could think then answer questions
without help, unlike Junior.
Most presided over by Bush Junior. Some part rectified since.
- Propaganda ? Or Correction ?
The USA's `Pregnant Chad + Oil' president, is now (when this
was written) spending extra US tax payer money for a new USA
public relations department, now America is finally realising
just how many non Americans have come to hold the USA
government in contempt for a wide variety of issues.
(Subsequent to writing the above,
Newsweek published "Why Hate
America?" on 9th Sept 2002 Page 56, with contributions
from Oscar Arias, former president of Costa Rica & Nobel
peace laureate, Chinua Achebe, Nigerian novelist, Eisuke
Sakaibara professor at Tokyo University & former vice
minister of Finance for international affairs; Felipe
Gonzalez, former prime minister of Spain)).
Issues It would be better if the US government saved
it's propaganda budget, & revoked its obnoxious
policies eg .
- Spam, Nearly All Spam Is (Or was started by)
Americans. (Daily my domains get thousands of spams & bounces from spammer
masqueraders etc, most were Americans, & very few
were from the rest of the world.) A small part of that'll
be because there's a lot of Americans with computers, but
the main reason is because the USA Congress expressly
permits Spam (? Bill S.1618 Title iii ?) Spamming is
illegal in Germany, (& UK & rest of EU I
- Kyoto (global warming);
- Steel Imports (provoking trade war);
- Not paying the UN what it owes;
- [ Land mine policy - not sure, are they one of the
last not to sign ? correct me if wrong ];
- Refusing the World Court;
- 20+ years of pointless computer industry encryption
disruption (embargoing hardware containing supposed
secret software, which software we all in fact already
- Even more irresponsible patent granting than Europe, (inc. Neem tree & software);
- Forcing unlabelled gene manipulated food on Europe;
- Not breaking up the Microsoft world exploiting
monopoly (another Bush inspired failure I guess, things
started OK under Clinton) ;
- Forcing USA law on an unwilling world (EG maritime
law, computer export law in UK, etc, offensive decades
long imperial pressure);
- Even labelling British as `Aliens' in their own
country! (on notice boards of USA run satellite telecom
spy centres in Yorkshire); etc.
- Guantanamo: The legal limbo, farce, & planned
dummy secret courts by the USA military in the USA held
territory at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are a farce, & an
evasion of the USA constitution & international
obligations, & a perversion of ancient concepts such
as Habeus Corpus. Internment should be a temporary
emergency measure, until due legal process takes over.
The USA cheated too long, Time for the USA to firmly
define USA law as applying to all Guantanamo internees,
guards, & supervisors, & to implement proper
legal due process. If special laws are needed for
Guantanamo, then pass them, just don't cheat, & say
prisoners, are outside the legal system. The
un-necessarily long extra-legal farce disgraces America,
is an un-necessary affront to the world, allies in
particular, & should be regularised under USA law...
even if it needs some new laws debated & passed, USA
has had more than long enough to do that.
- Torture eg water boarding, & sending prisoners
off to to Middle East countries for more brutality.
- International Kidnapping by CIA out of & around
Europe, in contravention
of European countries sovereignty, Habeus Corpus etc, ie
what that Rumsfeld called "Extra- Ordinary Rendition" to
hide the truth.
- Why Co-Operate If You Can't Vote ? Americans
sensibly rejected British imperialism during the war of
independence. At the Boston Tea Party 28 Oct 1767, the cry
was "No taxation without representation" Non-Americans now
have equally no representation on the USA's many laws &
policies that damage the world, so we should equally not
comply with America's selfish requirements when it acts like
a spoilt child on the world stage.
Credit where it's due:
- Some world- aware Americans, are quite embarrassed by
their government's crass behaviour. Perhaps if the USA
didn't consistently degrade it's previous good name with
so many idiocies, people might co-operate with it more on
- Though Americans are the world's major spammers.
Americans citizens (but not government) are in the lead
in creating organisations & software to try to deal
with Spam excrement, see list.
- USA President Obama has reversed some of Bush
Junior's appalling abuses. Hopefully more Bush abuses
will be rectified later.
- Wikipedia has
an article on Bush Junior. It does not seem balanced: Seems
written by Americans, no view from outside looking in, no
mention of "Most globaly disliked US President ever", Lots of
puff piece stuff lacking in negative critique, probably the
page is mostly fed by scribblers to promote Bush, who has
money to pay for spin if wanted. ( Wikipedia pages can
be unbalanced, I know another page that's a puff piece by
someone to promote his private company, perhaps not so
obvious unless one knows background