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George Bush

Geburtstag: 6. Juli 1946
Andere Namen:George Walker Bush,Джордж Буш

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George Walker Bush [ˈd͡ʒɔɹd͡ʒ ˈwɔːkɚ bʊʃ], meist abgekürzt George W. Bush [ ˈd͡ʒɔɹd͡ʒ ˈdʌbɫ̩juː bʊʃ] , ist ein US-amerikanischer Politiker der Republikanischen Partei und war von 2001 bis 2009 der 43. Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten.

Nach Unternehmertätigkeit in der Ölindustrie bekleidete er von 1995 bis 2000 das Amt des Gouverneurs von Texas. Bei der US-Präsidentschaftswahl 2000 gewann er gegen den Demokraten und damals amtierenden Vizepräsidenten Al Gore und wurde 2004 wiedergewählt.

Als Reaktion auf die Terroranschläge am 11. September 2001 leitete Bush einen „Krieg gegen den Terror“ ein, darunter den Afghanistan- und Irakkrieg; die Einschränkung von Bürgerrechten und das Aussetzen rechtsstaatlicher Grundsätze in Ermittlungsverfahren sorgten für weltweite Kritik. Im Sinne einer neokonservativen Außenpolitik identifizierte Bush eine „Achse des Bösen“ von „Schurkenstaaten“, gegen die die Vereinigten Staaten als hegemoniale Weltmacht das westliche, wirtschaftlich und politisch liberale Modell ausbreiten sollten bis hin zu einem militärischen Interventionsrecht . Bush steigerte die Militärausgaben und das Staatsdefizit erheblich; seine innenpolitische Ausgangsidee des „mitfühlenden Konservatismus“ sorgte für Initiativen wie die No-Child-Left-Behind-Politik, während er mit Steuersenkungen und Deregulierungsmaßnahmen eine angebotsorientierte Wirtschaftspolitik verfolgte. Bushs Ansehen sank nach hohen Kriegsverlusten, dem Hurrikan Katrina und der Finanzkrise ab 2007.

Bush ist Angehöriger einer wohlhabenden und einflussreichen Familie. Sein Großvater war der Unternehmer und Senator Prescott Bush. Sein Vater George H. W. Bush war der 41. US-Präsident. Sein Bruder Jeb Bush war von 1999 bis 2007 Gouverneur von Florida. Sein von Freunden wie Gegnern zuweilen verwendeter Spitzname Dubya ist abgeleitet von der in den Südstaaten üblichen verkürzten Aussprache des Buchstabens W . Bushs Vorname und sein Mittelname wurden angelehnt an die entsprechenden Namen seines Vaters und seines Urgroßvaters .

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„Das muss aufregend sein - auf gewisse Weise romantisch, auf gewisse Weise auch gefährlich. Sie machen Geschichte.“

— George Bush
George W. Bush in einer Videokonferenz mit US-amerikanischen Militärs und Zivilisten in Afghanistan am 13. März 2008. Welt. de - Präsident Bush findet Afghanistan "romantisch", 16. März 2008

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„I'm amazed that there is such misunderstanding of what our country is about, that people would hate us.“

— George W. Bush
Context: I'm amazed that there is such misunderstanding of what our country is about, that people would hate us. I am, I am—like most Americans, I just can't believe it, because I know how good we are, and we've got to do a better job of making our case. We've got to do a better job of explaining to the people in the Middle East, for example, that we don't fight a war against Islam or Muslims. We don't hold any religion accountable. We're fighting evil. And these murderers have hijacked a great religion in order to justify their evil deeds. And we cannot let it stand. Remarks in a press conference, after questions by Ken Walsh of U.S. News & World Report (11 October 2001), as published https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/pagedetails.action?collectionCode=PPP&browsePath=president-57%2F2001%2F02%3BA%3BJuly+1+to+December+31%2C+2001&granuleId=PPP-2001-book2-doc-pg1218-2&packageId=PPP-2001-book2&fromBrowse=true in Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: 2001, Book II (2003), Government Printing Office, p. 1226-1227.

„Our enemies believed America was weak and materialistic, that we would splinter in fear and selfishness. They were as wrong as they are evil.“

— George W. Bush
Context: During these last few months, I've been humbled and privileged to see the true character of this country in a time of testing. Our enemies believed America was weak and materialistic, that we would splinter in fear and selfishness. They were as wrong as they are evil.

„The enemies of liberty and our country should make no mistake: America remains engaged in the world by history and by choice, shaping a balance of power that favors freedom. We will defend our allies and our interests. We will show purpose without arrogance. We will meet aggression and bad faith with resolve and strength“

— George W. Bush
Context: Together, we will reclaim America’s schools, before ignorance and apathy claim more young lives. We will reform Social Security and Medicare, sparing our children from struggles we have the power to prevent. And we will reduce taxes, to recover the momentum of our economy and reward the effort and enterprise of working Americans. We will build our defenses beyond challenge, lest weakness invite challenge. We will confront weapons of mass destruction, so that a new century is spared new horrors. The enemies of liberty and our country should make no mistake: America remains engaged in the world by history and by choice, shaping a balance of power that favors freedom. We will defend our allies and our interests. We will show purpose without arrogance. We will meet aggression and bad faith with resolve and strength. And to all nations, we will speak for the values that gave our nation birth.

„Americans are generous and strong and decent, not because we believe in ourselves, but because we hold beliefs beyond ourselves. When this spirit of citizenship is missing, no government program can replace it. When this spirit is present, no wrong can stand against it“

— George W. Bush
Context: Americans are generous and strong and decent, not because we believe in ourselves, but because we hold beliefs beyond ourselves. When this spirit of citizenship is missing, no government program can replace it. When this spirit is present, no wrong can stand against it.

„In the defense of our nation, a president must be a clear-eyed realist.“

— George W. Bush
Context: In the defense of our nation, a president must be a clear-eyed realist. There are limits to the smiles and scowls of diplomacy. Armies and missiles are not stopped by stiff notes of condemnation. They are held in check by strength and purpose and the promise of swift punishment.

„At this place, liberty and life were stolen and sold. Human beings were delivered and sorted and weighed and branded with the marks of commercial enterprises and loaded as cargo on a voyage without return. One of the largest migrations of history was also one of the greatest crimes of history“

— George W. Bush
Context: At this place, liberty and life were stolen and sold. Human beings were delivered and sorted and weighed and branded with the marks of commercial enterprises and loaded as cargo on a voyage without return. One of the largest migrations of history was also one of the greatest crimes of history. Below the decks, the middle passage was a hot, narrow, sunless nightmare; weeks and months of confinement and abuse and confusion on a strange and lonely sea. Some refused to eat, preferring death to any future their captors might prefer for them. Some who were sick were thrown over the side. Some rose up in violent rebellion, delivering the closest thing to justice on a slave ship. Many acts of defiance and bravery are recorded. Countless others we will never know. Those who lived to see land again were displayed, examined and sold at auctions across nations in the Western Hemisphere. They entered society indifferent to their anguish and made prosperous by their unpaid labor.

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„But they have miscalculated: We love our freedom, and we will fight to keep it“

— George W. Bush
Context: Lacking the military strength to challenge us directly, the terrorists have chosen the weapon of fear. When they murder children at a school in Beslan or blow up commuters in London or behead a bound captive the terrorists hope these horrors will break our will, allowing the violent to inherit the earth. But they have miscalculated: We love our freedom, and we will fight to keep it.

„We need to aim high, but we also need to be realistic“

— George W. Bush
Context: These are the elements of the plan I am proposing. Real reform starts by giving schools and school districts more authority and flexibility. We cannot expect schools to change unless they have the freedom to change. My plan respects the principle of local control. It does not try to run the schools from a central office in Washington. I view principals, teachers and parents as allies in reform. They are ready to raise the standards, ready to take responsibility and answer for results. Those results must be measured by testing every child every year, in tests developed and administered by states and local districts, not the federal government. Without yearly testing, we do not know who is falling behind and who needs our help. Without yearly testing, too often we don't find failure until it is too late. Testing allows us to help children early, before frustration turns into apathy. We need to aim high, but we also need to be realistic. Many schools, particularly those in poor neighborhoods, will need help to meet high standards. And they will have it, including a new $5 billion initiative over five years for reading instruction. The goal is to improve our public schools. We want them to succeed, and when they're willing to change, we'll give them the tools to do so.

„Nobody wants to be called a racist, if in your heart you believe in equality of race“

— George W. Bush
Context: I am not a hater. I don't hate Kanye West. But, I was talking about an environment in which people were willing to say things that hurt. Nobody wants to be called a racist, if in your heart you believe in equality of race.

„This is a great country. It's a great country because we share the same values of respect and dignity and human worth, and it is my honor to be meeting with leaders who feel just the same way I do. They're outraged, they're sad. They love America just as much as I do“

— George W. Bush
Context: This is a great country. It's a great country because we share the same values of respect and dignity and human worth, and it is my honor to be meeting with leaders who feel just the same way I do. They're outraged, they're sad. They love America just as much as I do. I want to thank you all for giving me a chance to come by, and may God bless us all.

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„It's one thing to say, you know, I don't appreciate the way he's handled his business. It's another thing to say this man's a racist. I resent it. It's not true“

— George W. Bush
Context: Yes I do, he called me a racist... That's saying he's a racist. I didn't appreciate it then and I don't appreciate it now. It's one thing to say, you know, I don't appreciate the way he's handled his business. It's another thing to say this man's a racist. I resent it. It's not true, and it's one of the most disgusting moments of my presidency. Interview with Matt Lauer http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nbc-news/40073863#40074094 (2010), aired 8 November 2010.

„We will not tire, we will not falter and we will not fail.“

— George W. Bush
Context: Our nation, this generation, will lift the dark threat of violence from our people and our future. We will rally the world to this cause by our efforts, by our courage. We will not tire, we will not falter and we will not fail.

„Freedom and democracy are under attack“

— George W. Bush
Context: The deliberate and deadly attacks which were carried out yesterday against our country were more than acts of terror. They were acts of war. This will require our country to unite in steadfast determination and resolve. Freedom and democracy are under attack.

„I'm interested in politics, but I'm out of politics.“

— George W. Bush
Context: I'm interested in politics, but I'm out of politics. You know, I like to watch it.

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