Bush by the Numbers

Does an e-mail list 'four years of George Bush double standards'?

Claim:   E-mail lists 'four years of George W. Bush double standards.'"

Status:   Incomplete.

Example:   [Collected on the Internet, 2004]

Make sure this list gets to as many people as possible before November!!! Bush is the biggest lying hypocrite ever to sit in the White House and this proves it better than anything I've ever seen . . . !!



1 Number of Bush administration public statements on National security issued between 20 January 2001 and 10 September 2001 that mentioned al-Qa'ida.

104 Number of Bush administration public statements on National security and defence in the same period that mentioned Iraq or Saddam Hussein.

101 Number of Bush administration public statements on National security and defence in the same period that mentioned missile defence.

65 Number of Bush administration public statements on National security and defence in the same period that mentioned weapons of mass destruction.

0 Number of times Bush mentioned Osama bin Laden in his three State of the Union addresses.

73 Number of times that Bush mentioned terrorism or terrorists in his three State of the Union addresses.

83 Number of times Bush mentioned Saddam, Iraq, or regime (as in change) in his three State of the Union addresses.

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Origins:   The list cited in the e-mail quoted above was compiled by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter and published in the 3 September 2004 issue of the UK's Independent newspaper under the title "Bush by Numbers: Four Years of Double Standards." Mr. Carter is also the author of the recently-published What We've Lost, a book critical of the Bush administration.

We have not yet compiled information about the accuracy of items included on this list.

Last updated:   9 September 2004

 
  Sources Sources:
    Carter, Graydon.   "Bush by Numbers: Four Years of Double Standards."
    The Independent.   3 September 2004.

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