You'd be surprised.

Monday, February 16, 2004

Worst President in History?

The following appeared in the Durham, NC local paper
as a letter to the
editor. Please forward to all on your list as this
will put things in perspective:


Liberals claim President Bush shouldn't have
started this war. They complain about his
prosecution of it. One liberal recently claimed Bush
was the worst president in U.S. history.
Let's clear up one point: We didn't start the war
on terror. Try to remember, it was started by
terrorists on 9/11.

Let's look at the "worst" president and
mismanagement claims.

a.. FDR led us into World War II. Germany never
attacked us: Japan did. From 1941-1945, 450,000
lives were lost, an average of 112,500 per year.

Does anyone question our motives in WWII? No.

b.. Truman finished that war and started one in
Korea, North Korea never attacked us. From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost, an average of 18,333 per year.

The Korean War was the result of the division of Korea into communist North and capitalist South. When the North invaded the South, the US saw it as a bold communist effort at expansion. Compounding the United State’s fears, the attack was endorsed by the USSR, and partially lead by Red China. The US feared that communism would spread throughout South East Asia should the communist forces takeover the whole of Korea. This would thus allow them to be able to strike any where in Asia or the Pacific

c.. John F. Kennedy started the Vietnam conflict
in 1962. Vietnam never attacked us. Johnson turned Vietnam into a quagmire. From 1965-1975, 59,000 lives were lost, an average of 5,900 per year.

Again, sparked by North communist invasion forces on a capitalist/democratic South

d.. Clinton went to war in Bosnia without UN or
French consent. Bosnia never attacked us. He was
offered Osama bin Laden's head on a platter three
times by Sudan and did nothing. Osama has attacked
us on multiple occasions.

e.. In the two years since terrorists attacked us,
President Bush has liberated two countries, crushed the Taliban, crippled al-Qaida, put nuclear inspectors in Lybia, Iran and North Korea without firing a shot, and captured a terrorist who slaughtered 300,000 of his own people.
We lost 600 soldiers, an average of 300 a year. Bush did all this abroad while not allowing another terrorist attack at home.

Worst president in history? Come on!

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