President Bush:The Downfall of America A persuasive essay on why George Bush does not deserve the trust of America.

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Trust, a simple five letter word, but what does it mean? The dictionary defines it as firm reliance on the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing. In 2000 George W. Bush was elected to office, and as the nation we were expected to give him our trust. Four years have past, and he is still asking for the nation's trust, but can the United States give it to him? President Bush has mislead and lied to the Congress, the country, and the rest of the world about important issues, and is not deserving of the nation's confidence.

First and foremost, when discussing Bush's betrayal of the nation one must bring up the war in Iraq. Bush went in front of Congress to deliver an assortment of lies, these being that Saddam Hussein was an imminent threat to the US, Iraq was manufacturing weapons of mass destruction to be sold to terrorist organizations working against the US, and that Saddam Hussein had ties to the terrorist network Al-Qaeda, which was responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

So far, none of those accusations have been proved. This leads to the next question, why did President Bush lie to congress and the rest of the world? The answer is simple, Bush lied to gain oil, to create a diversion from homeland issues, and revenge. "I'm a simple oil man from Texas."(President Bush) As a "simple oil man", Bush knew with Iraq's oil supply he could create a monopoly over the worldwide oil industry, and therefore he would be gaining money to cover up his ever growing national deficit. Bush risked American lives to cover up his failures. His next lie had everything to do with re-election in 2004. It was obvious from the start of Bush's presidency that there was a...