George H. W. Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush, was the son of Prescott Bush, Senator from Connecticut, this is a state in New England region of northeastern United States. Bordering Rhode Island to the east, and Massachusetts to the north, and the U.S. state of the New York to the west and the south,  born in Milton, Massachusetts, around 12th June 1924. “During his 18th birthday,  he got enlisted in the U.S armed forces, making him the country's youngest commissioned pilot. As the Second World War was progressing he served on the 58 missions from the year 1942 to 1945 and got an  award as the Distinguished Flying Cross” (Bush 2008).

After this war,  he went ahead and  studied economics at the University of Yale. In the year 1951,  he initiated the  Bush-Over-by Oil Development, oil-drilling business in Texas. After some times,  he joined up forces with Thomas J. Devine, who is a  former CIA officer, in order to create Zapata Oil. Other chief investors include Bill Liedtke and  Prescott Bush.

During 1954, Zapata Offshore-Shore Company, initiated as a subsidiary of the bigger Zapata Oil,  George H. W. Bush assuming the role of its president. According to Bush's autobiography, Eugene Meyer, “publisher of Washington Post, and his son-in-law, known as  Philip Graham was amongst some major investors in this new company” (Bush 208). Zapata Corporation later split in the year 1959 into an independent companies Zapata Offshore-Shore  and Zapata Petroleum, headed by the  Bush, who had to move his offices from Midland to Houston. During 1960, He  come up with a new company, known as Perforaciones of the permargoand  Marinas del Golfo,  he collaborated with Edwin Pauley of the Pan American Petroleum. Pauley, supposed to have had a close relationship to the  Allen Dulles. During world war II,  he supported the Dulles brothers former the clients in shifting of the Nazi assets out of Europe(Suskind 233).

During 1963, Zapata Petroleum forms a merge with the South Penn Oil and money other companies  becoming Pennzoil. In the book Family of the Secrets:  Bush Dynasty, 2009, Russ Baker claims: "For Devine, who ought to have been about twenty-seven years old at the period, to leave your job at such a tender age, so soon after  CIA had consumed a great deal of time and resources training him, was, at slightest, highly uncommon. It would turn out, though that Devine had  a special relationship letting him come and then go from the agency, permitting him to do some other things without actually leaving its employ."

Thomas J. Devine later joined again the CIA under  the non-official cover       status  this was on 12th June 1963, as a covert commercial asset for the Project LPDICTUM. / WUBRINY.  Joan Mellen pointed out that: "This CIA document discloses that Thomas Devine had already well-versed George Bush of the CIA project with the cryptonym LPDICTUM /WUBRINY. It involved the CIA proprietary commercial operations in the foreign countries” (Suskind 206).

That same fateful year, with the America fighting against the Vietnam Warm,1954-1975, Bush an acceptance  into Texas Air National Guard. “He was trained the to become a pilot and completed his stipulated active-duty service in the year 1970” (Suskind 504).

During the year 1973, he joined Harvard Business School, and in 1975, he received an MBA. Bush then went back to Texas in order to work in his oil and the gas industry, in which he  eventually started his self -exploration of the company.

On 5th November 1977, he got  married to Laura Welch (1946-), a teacher and a librarian, and were blessed with twin daughters, namely Barbara and  Jenna that was in the year 1981.

In 1978, he decided to  ran for  U.S. House of Representatives from Texas, unfortunately he, lost to his Democratic opponent in during the general election. Later, he then returned to his old  oil business, which he later sold in  the 1986. Bush the moved to Washington, D.C., in order to  work on his father’s successful  presidential campaign in the year 1988, and the next  year he became an investor in Texas Ranger baseball team, Bush decided to sell his ownership stake year 1998 a sum amounting to $15 million.

In the year 1994, Bush beaten Democratic incumbent Ann Richards and become the governor of Texas. He was again re-elected four years later. During the summer of the year 1999, Bush officially announced his bid for  a presidential candidate and solicited votes as a “compassionate conservative.”

What Drove Bush into Bidding For Presidency

According to Keith Greens, a professor  at the university of Purdue, what motivated him was the fact that he had successfully, vied for the post of Texas Representative and was elected. Other motivators were that he was financially loaded; therefore he had adequate resources to carry out his campaigns plans.

George W. Bush: 2000 Presidential Election

During the 2000 election, Bush and his running mate Dick Cheney in 1941, the former congressman and the U.S. defense secretary under George H.W. Bush, beaten Vice President Al Gore 1948 and the running mate, U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman in 1942 of Connecticut, by a margin of around 271-266 electoral votes, although Gore won the popular vote by around 48.4 percent to that of Bush’s which was around  47.9 percent. 2000 election was the fourth election in the U.S. history in that the winner of the electoral votes failed to carry the  most popular vote.

George W. Bush: First Presidential Term: 2001-2005

Bush’s first term in White House was majorly  dominated by the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the America, which nearly 3,000 people got killed, and their outcome. The next month, in response to the severe attacks,  United States attacked the Afghanistan in an effort to overthrow, Taliban government, which was alleged  to be  harboring Osama Bin Laden in the year 1957-2011, the leader of Al-Qaeda, an organization responsible for  9/11 attacks. The Taliban regime was rapidly toppled; though, they failed to capture Bin Laden another decade.

So with the aim of protecting  United States from future anticipated terrorist attacks, Bush signed the Patriot Act into law shaped the Cabinet-level Department of the Homeland Security that was officially made in November 2002. After which, during  spring of the year 2003, United States got invaded by  Iraq in an attempt to  overthrow leader Sadaam Hussein this was between 1937-2006, whose regime was alleged of giving  support to some international terrorist groups and also possessing  large caches of deadly weapons of mass destruction. In December 2003, the U.S. forces successfully captured Hussein who was later to be executed by the Iraqi officials; though, no Weapon for Mass Destructions was never discovered (Suskind 342).

In the same  first term, he won the Congressional approval of the widespread tax-cut bills and Medicare prescription drug coverage program for the seniors; he went ahead to sign the Number of  Child Left Behind  as a result of the Act into law; in addition he allocated numerous   billions of dollars in an attempt to eliminate  HIV/AIDS syndrome around the world;  he also come up with White House Office of the  Faith-Based and the Community Creativities, before he withdrew from  America’s support of  1997 Kyoto Protocol, that  was proposed  by the  President Bill Clinton, this protocol  was mainly intended to fight the  global warming.

In 2004, he was re-elected as he had beaten Democratic challenger John Kerry in 1943, a who was a U.S. senator from the Massachusetts, by a range of around  286-253 electoral votes and with  a percentage of around 50.6 percent of the popular vote to Kerry’s 48.3 percent

George W. Bush: Second Presidential Term: 2005-2009

Bush relished  public approval assessments all through most of his first term; though, during the second term, the fame that he previously enjoyed plummeted considerable. Critics claimed that he  had applied the deceptive claims about Iraq’s Weapon of Mass Distractions as a defense for his  invasion of the nation in Middle Eastern. Moreover, after the  Hurricane Katrina upset the  America’s Gulf Coast in the year 2005 August, ending  in around 1,900 deaths and numerous billions of dollars in the  damages, His administration was extensively criticized and blamed for the slow response to such an adversity.

Distressed economy, backed to the Americans’ displeasure with He. He started his presidency with a rather centralized budget excess; though, limiting factors like the massive cost of the broad tax cuts and fighting two wars led to yearly budget shortfalls starting in the year  2002. After which in 2008, with the America undergoing its nastiest financial disaster ever since  Great Depression, the Congress passed  a series of scandalous Bush administration-supported plans to sell out the entire financial industry with numerous billions in the federal funds. He  also petitioned unsuccessfully for the  plan to substitute the Social Security with a private retirement reserve accounts.

During his entire terms, he seldom wavered from his attitude as intensely social and extremely conservative President. Bush initiated two nominations to U.S. Supreme Court, all  in the year 2005: Samuel Alito  in the year 1950 and the Chief Justice John Roberts  in the year 1955, both viewed as the judicial conservatives.

George W. Bush: Post-Presidency

On leaving the State house or rather the White House, he and his wife distributed their time in between their homes in Texas, Maine, Kennebunkport and Houston In the year 1997, George Bush the Presidential Library and the Museum unlocked to the entire public on colleges of Texas and other University such as A&M University. He, Bush,  frequently remained outside the national spotlight, though he toiled with Bill Clinton, his successor, in order to  raise monies for the victims of  Indian Ocean tsunami which occurred in the year 2004 and the Hurricane Katrina in the year 2005. He correspondingly made news headlines for skydiving during his 70th, and 80th and recently his 85th birthdays.

In the year 2000, His son George, was nominated as the governor of Texas on a two-term, before being elected president. According to Jeff’s Michaels, Bushes was a son to ascend to and the presidency was the second father.

I selected George H. W. Bush as he has a rich background, worth illustrating and the fact that, it is his son who later took power from his as president, the George W. Bush, in addition to the aforementioned reason behind me selecting him, he took America a mile stone considering the technological developments that existed before.

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