The Case against Bush

(and a Kerry comparison)

Wednesday, 27 October 2004

The U.S. presidential election is next Tuesday, and early voting has already started in many states. This election is shaping up to be the most important election in at least seventy years, maybe longer. President George W. Bush has presided over our country for a disastrous four years, and the prospect of him winning re-election must seem absurd to the average foreign observer. Yet he is poised to retain control for another term, unless reasonable voters--Democrat, Republican, Green, and Independent alike--turn out to vote in record numbers. Several major newspapers around the country have endorsed Bush in recent weeks (several have endorsed Kerry as well), most of them claiming that Bush would fight terrorism more strongly than Kerry. This claim is absurd on its face, since Bush has done an absolutely abysmal job of fighting terrorists for the past four years. And on domestic policy, it's not even close! Still, for a variety of moral, party-loyalty, and selfish reasons--and perhaps for other intangible, unfathomable reasons--a large number of people, perhaps half the country, plans to vote for another four years of Bush-Cheney. For those few who might still be undecided, or for those who might just have forgotten the past four years, I present the case against Bush under a variety of headings, both international and domestic.



International Treaties and Agreements

Other International Issues

The Economy


Civil Rights and Social Justice Issues

Science and the Environment



To paraphrase Kerry, Bush is the wrong president in the wrong place at the wrong time. He's got to go, for the welfare of the country, for the welfare of the world.

From the point of view of progressive Christians, John Kerry is not a perfect candidate, but he is a strong candidate, and he is head and shoulders above Bush, not only physically, but morally, intellectually, and in terms of temperament and leadership. Kerry promises to be an excellent president.

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