Political issues during Bush's presidency

Essay by childpreyCollege, UndergraduateB-, February 2009

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What went wrong with the U.S. society? In the past eight years, our society has been collapsing under the Bush Administration. There are many people criticizing Bush as incapable of being a president because of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the invasion on Iraq and the changes of the Social Security system which made lowered economy. As time elapsed, we elected a new president few days ago. Barack Obama had become a legend; the first African-American President of the United States. In this essay, I will point out some remarkable historical moments chronologically during the Bush Presidency which caused America to be in trouble today and how the President elect Obama will make a change.

The tragedy of September 11, 2001 is an unforgettable incident for most of the Americans, especially those who lost their relatives or friends. According to an article called "New York reduces 9/11 death toll by 400," the numbers of deaths announced by the United States government accounted that 2,752 people died in the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Our president, George W. Bush, was giving a speech at a school when the attacks on World Trade Center (WTC) happened. When he was informed that a gang of terrorist abducted airplanes to crash the WTC and the Pentagon, he was emotionally in shock. Afterward, Bush declares a war on Afghanistan because we need to capture Osama Bin Laden and al-Qaeda.

Bush characterizations of the terrorist threat led him to expand the scope of his foreign policy from Al-Qaeda along with other terrorist organizations to other regimes hostile to the United States, regardless of their connection to the Sept. 11 attacks. Following the war in Afghanistan, Bush designated Iraq as the primary new threat to American security because he doubted Iraq had a...