Lying, costing lives are real trademarks of Bush presidency

I was shocked to read that The Catholic Review considers President Bush’s faith based initiatives to be a trademark of his presidency (CR, July 3). The real trademarks of the Bush presidency are: an immoral and unjustifiable war in Iraq costing the lives of countless thousands, ongoing lying and misrepresentation of facts to the American people, torture and the violation of human rights as well as a dangerous disregard for the environment. The Bush administration was asleep at the switch during and following Hurricane Katrina. Faith based initiatives should supplement government-not replace it. Hopefully, in the future The Catholic Review will reject the publication of such propaganda and will choose to report stories that are factually accurate especially during this important election year.

Catholic Review

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