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Ivana Pelisek | Interrobang | Opinion | September 8th, 2008

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There have always been, and will continue to be, leaders who stand out in their own righteous way, but unfortunately there are also leaders who cause nothing but agony for everyone around them.

In previous years, some world leaders have been an inspiration to people all around the world who have done great things with the knowledge they portrayed. On the other hand, there are leaders who crave attention and none other reasons than that are they in power today.

Take Martin Luther King as a prime example of someone who exuded excellence in the message he was trying to portray.

King was born to a Baptist minister father and a schoolteacher mother on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Originally named Michael, he was later renamed Martin. After receiving his doctorate in 1955, he returned to the South to become a pastor of a Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.

His first objective was to help mobilize the black boycott of the Montgomery bus system. The boycott lasted a total of 382 days, which ultimately led the bus company to change its regulations.

From being active in a Southern Leadership Christian Conference in 1957 to helping organize protests against discriminatory practices in Birmingham, Alabama, King was always on the front lines giving his best without being concerned about popularity.

Having been arrested as a result of taking part in this protest, after being released from jail he took part in one of history's enormous civil rights marches in Washington in 1963. It is here where King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

He was later assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968.

With King, being a one of a kind leader, I now present to you a man who has absolutely no presence or demeanor about him.

President George W. Bush is none other than, a moron.

The man requires assistance with every speech he delivers and is obviously incapable of running a country.

Of 415 historians who have sincerely expressed their true thoughts on Bush's administration, 338 classified him as being the ultimate failure. The other were most likely being sarcastic when they said he was doing an ok job with his presidency.

My assessment of George W. Bush is that he has used his power to his advantage any way he felt he had to for his own personal game.

The Bush presidency is a ‘true' disaster that lacks structure or morals. It is now more than ever that America has suffered financial, economic and a social burden which will now require years of transformation to get the county back on its own two feet.

The following are some of the reasons why Bush should never have been elected as President of the United States of America. Now let's review how smart the man really is.

- “Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream,” LaCrosse, WI. Oct. 18, 2000

- “I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family.” Greater Nashua, N.H. January 27, 2000

- “I hear there's rumours on the Internets that we're going to have to draft.” Second presidential debate, St. Louis, MO October 8, 2004

- “I know the human being and fish can co-exist peacefully.” Saginaw, MI. September 29, 2000

- “You work three jobs? Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that.” To a divorced single mother of three, Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 4th, 2005

- “They misunderestimated me.” Bentonville, Ark. Nov. 6, 2000

- “Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?” Florence, S.C. Jan. 11, 2000

The above are some of Bush's famous quotes that are enjoyed till this day worldwide.

In comparison with the two world leaders, need I say more?
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