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Too Hard On President Bush

Is the secular media being too hard on President Bush for his handling of the Iraq war?

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 ---Alan on 9/18/06
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There was a time, way back before cable TV, that journalists and news reporters took pride in conveying objective information.You could listen to a news commentator and only guess at his personal politics. The biases of various newspapers were commonly known, but they were still generally believable.

Now, in addition to network evening news, we have umpteen 24 hour news networks, all competing for viewership. Unadorned truth is pretty dull.The goal is to be ever more interesting or entertaining... even if they must exaggerate the truth or invent it. Biases are thinly disguised if at all.

None of the secular media has much credibility in my view. I seldom believe everything they say about anybody, the president included.
---Donna on 7/30/08

There is not a single person that could have done better without God's help. If you people don't stop putting all your faith in other people such as the president and the government and look to God for help I do not know what is to become of you! I am telling you the truth. I may not be much, but you had better listen cause I am born-again, and most are not. I know God and most do not. You know what frustrates me? STUPIDITY!
---catherine on 7/30/08

Great thoughts by Ktisophilos on 7/18/07. Too bad they are over a year old. But at least someone realizes..........
---Elder on 7/29/08

Hi; I personally don't think the media is being too hard on Bush at all; he's helping to make America the most unpopular country on the planet right now. And my cousin lost a son to his stubborness, and countless other Americans have lost loved ones because of Bush's foolishness (in mho). Sad but in my opinion, Bush deserves it!
---Mary on 7/27/08

NY Times:

"... Iraq, and the region around it, could be even bloodier and more chaotic after Americans leave.

"There could be reprisals against those who worked with American forces, further ethnic cleansing, even genocide. Potentially destabilizing refugee flows could hit Jordan and Syria. Iran and Turkey could be tempted to make power grabs. Perhaps most important, the invasion has created a new stronghold from which terrorist activity could proliferate."
---Ktisophilos on 7/18/07

Yet despite this admission, the NY Times advocates pulling out anyway! Hardly surprising, since the same newspaper's reporter Walter Duranty whitewashed Stalin's mass murders, famines and show trials. The NYT still proudly displays Duranty's Pulitzer Prize that he won for his whitewash.
---Ktisophilos on 7/18/07

Warwick, we know for a fact from other threads that Madison does not oppose the far worse war on the unborn.

It's a strange mindset that whinges against a war to take out a mass-murdering dictator--and one who most, including the Clintons and John Edwards agreed based on information available at the time had WMDs, but have no compunction against killing unborns who harm no one.
---Ktisophilos on 7/17/07

If the media had reported WW2 with the same traitorous bias with which they report this war, we never would have won. They could easily have trumpted the deaths on the first day of D-Day or taking out a single small island in the Pacific, because they exceeded all the American deaths in the entire Iraq war. And they could have ignored and downplayed the many successes in WW2, just as they do in this war, e.g. that Petraeus' surge is taking good effect.
---Ktisophilos on 7/17/07

Mary: "Saddam did terrible terrible things--but it was HIS country, not ours!"

That makes it OK then? Maybe we shouldn't have taken out Hitler either? Although he was butchering Jews, it was HIS country.

"Bush had no right to "take out" another's leader,"

Why not?

Similarly, will you wait for a mushroom cloud over Tel Aviv before realising that Iran's nuclear program should be taken out?
---Ktisophilos on 7/17/07

We need to start praying for the President, people under him, the men and women whom are fighting for their lives for our Country. This Country is going to hell in a handbasket, we need to pray, and pray hard.
---Rebecca_D on 7/16/07

We are not to be critical of our leaders. Scripture is clear on this, God placed these leaders in their position and to question their motives, actions is to second guess God. Leaders have reasons for doing what they do, I am too busy in my walk to be disturbed, or to second guess those who second guess Gods anointed leaders. I suggest rereading the first several chapters of Romans. As to the secular media, none is allowed in the home.
---John on 7/15/07

Madison as you oppose the war on terrorism do you also oppose the war on the innocent unborn with more than a million deaths each year in the US alone?
---Warwick on 7/15/07

People has no idea what Bush goes through with. He isn't some little man whom has 200-300 under his belt. He has the whole United States. So yes he is burdened down, his back may be against the wall. Instead of critizing his judgments, pray for him that he will make the right decisions. If you think you can do better, then go do it. You couldn't last one hour.
---Rebecca_D on 7/15/07

No, they are reporting the war, and critiquing it plainly. He deserves all of the heat he is getting.
---Madison1101 on 7/15/07

A personal war should have never been started, the Bible states that if you have a problem with your brother go to him and if he wont forgive you then go with someone else and if he still doesn't then go to the Church to work it out.
---Tonne on 12/24/06

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---R.A. on 12/25/06

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Dear Caring (To be confused),
Tell your message to all the West Virginians who have full coal cars running out of the state and money for Christmas this year. May the likes and types of Clinton always get the girls they deserve no matter whose wife they are.
---West_Va_Truth on 12/24/06

One of the best news for 2007 is that GW Bush cannot run again for presidency. Good riddance, George and hope we won't see another amateur like you in the White House.
---Caring on 12/24/06

Dear mikefl: you probably won't see this by now but I just have to respond: yes, Saddam did terrible terrible things--but it was HIS country, not ours! Bush had no right to "take out" another's leader; we should NOT be the world's police; just my HO lol
---Mary on 12/23/06's true...we have SO MUCH Liberty in the U.S.A. [including freedom of religion]...some of us don't realize just how Good we have it...and that is why I don't have an ear for complaints about The President. We are not under a Dictatorship. I feel some people just want to complain...not me...I know how Lucky I am to have been born in America and into Middle Class as opposed to Poverty and to have a Great Family.

---Reiter on 11/21/06

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Rachel Reiter, you and I both know that if we lived in one of the 'I' countries we could be destroyed for speaking freely about our political and religious beliefs. I like your patriotism and love of family. The witchcraft part reminds me of the Addams Family Values, but under all that, I see someone God would like to use.
---Shiela on 11/21/06

Sci-Fi understands about "Authority"...yea...Bush has been made a Mock of by the Press...there was a Time when Husbands, Fathers, Leaders [whether they be Leaders in the Familial sense or in the National sense]...were given Respect and not made a Monkey of..."Now, Let that Time Return to the USA..."

---Reiter on 11/21/06

There are people in the media who are unbiased in their reporting. However, there are others who have personal political agendas--their reporting becomes slanted. I personally believe President Bush committed a great blunder by invading Iraq. Nevertheless, I do pray for him, his family and the administration. Like any other president, he has a difficult job. As an American and U.S. Marine, I will not always agree with the president but I will follow his orders as Commander-in-Chief.
---scifi_guy on 9/28/06

The media gives us what we pay for. Pres. Bush makes mistakes. A person that does nothing makes no mistakes. Have we forgotten. S.H. conducted genocide on his people & others, had rape & torture rooms, sponsored terrorism (paid families of suicide bombers), Used chemical weapons on Kurds. Threatened U.S.A. with chem. weapons b4 war, Tried to shoot down U.S. aircraft in no-fly zone aft Kuwait, Refused to allow U.N. inspection for WMDs, gassed 5000+ own people, etc.. What else is a WMD anyway?
---mikefl on 9/28/06

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I LIKE our President. I pray for him. I think he is a GOOD president. People don't know what kinds of choices he must make. I also think that too many people take the news like GOSPEL... and only watch the ones they enjoy watching. Maybe you should change channels sometimes. I think that he is providing us a blessing by standing up for Israel.
---Amy9384 on 9/19/06

Maybe the argument could be made that the press is too critical of presidents in general (I personally believe that the press helps the president understand when he's doing what most Americans don't want done), but they are no harder on him than on any of the the recent presidents. It's just an inherant part of the job, and if he couldn't handle the attacks of the media he would have given up clear back in the 2000 election and probably even before when he was a governor.
---Casey on 9/19/06

Worst job on the planet if you ask me.
---Pharisee on 9/19/06

pkay: There was support on all sides because the Congress was misled, or misinformed as to the connection between Hussein and Al Quaida. Had they known the truth, as we do now, there would not have been the support from Congress.
---Madison1101 on 9/19/06

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Going to Iraq was a big mistake.BIG. But we should all remember that the war was massively supported by all sides at its inception. I should say Mr Bush and his team should adjust where necessary and learn from past mistakes. Above all he needs all our prayers, whether we like him or not. Thats what the Bible tells us to do.
---pkay on 9/19/06

No absolutely no! I believe the greatness of America can be seen in the opposition point of view. And I believe the news media to be the last bastion of freedom of expression in America today. We elected a president not a dictator, and if he insists on acting like a dictator then our only redress is impeachment. I'm not against the president because of what he has done but rather because he has not done enough.
---mima on 9/19/06

Once he explains why we went to war in Iraq, maybe they wont be so hard on him.
---randy on 9/19/06

I think people knock President Bush too much. He is after all only human, and is doing his best to run a whole country. Christians should be praying for him.
---Helen_5378 on 9/18/06

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The media has a history of putting leadership under the microscope. The media has adopted this as their sworn duty to the people. I say forget about it, let us keep our focus in the proper place, God's Holy Spirit leading our life. Let the secular world tear themselves apart and let us be living testimonies to serving the true and living God.
---Ryan on 9/18/06

I thank the secular world in general is way too hard on President Bush on the war becase any other president would have done nothing at all.
---Chris on 9/18/06

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