There are few presidents who have been as unpopular as President George Bush. During his time in the White House he was very active and made many decisions that impacted the American people. These decisions were met with a lot of anger and angst and the Bush administration tried their best to do what they thought was best. Big decisions always tend to be unpopular ones and these decisions started a ground swell movement to have Bush removed from office. To understand the decisions, you must understand the full scope of the Presidency. Let’s take a look at some very unpopular decisions made by President Bush.
The nation mourned the events of 9/11. The were behind the President when he made the decision to go into Afghanastan and they were behind him when he launched a world wide assault on terror. However, when he decided to invade Iraq and go after Saddam Hussein, the American people didn’t feel so good about that. They weren’t sure that the U.S had any reason to be sending soldiers overseas to fight a dictator who wasn’t part of the fight against terror. However, the administration declared that there were weapons of Mass Destruction and those weapons were in Iraq. The decision was met with serious conflict and the American people still stand at opposite ends of the spectrum.
Partial Birth Abortion Ban
This law was not so much unpopular as it was polarizing in what it meant for the rest of the United States. The country had been as divided on abortion as any place. This ban made it impossible for women to have abortions in the second trimester. This was seen by many as a way to take away a woman’s right to choose. Bush was thought of as too religious for the Oval Office. These decisions made him one of the most unpopular presidents in the United States history, but he won’t be soon forgotten.