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Inaugural and State of the Union Addresses and Critical Commentary

Terrorism Wars, Iraq, and National Insecurity Policy
Bush's Policy toward Korea and the Asia-Pacific
The War at Home: Bush's Economic and Domestic Policies
My Academic Research on the Bush Presidency
Satires of Dubya

Links for Studying the Bush Presidency

Love him or hate him, George W. Bush arouses the passions.  This page provides links to official documents and serious criticism about many policies of the Bush administration.  I use it in teaching my Korean students of international relations and American studies, but it is designed for anyone interested in the Bush presidency or America’s role in the world.  This page accesses my own writings, but relies more heavily on links to official sources and thoughtful analyses of Bush policies.  Feedback is welcome at bigjoyjoy@yahoo.com .

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Inaugural and State of the Union Addresses and Critical Commentary


 
Terrorism Wars, Iraq, and National Insecurity Policy


Bush's Policy toward Korea and the Asia-Pacific


The War at Home: Bush's Economic and Domestic Policies

My Academic Research on the Bush Presidency

Satires of Dubya

  Links for Studying the Bush Presidency

Inaugural and State of the Union Addresses and Critical Commentary

2008 State of the Union

Bush's Last State of the Union

2007 State of the Union

Stephen Zunes' Annotated Reply

2006 State of the Union

Mis-statement of the Union Address
An Alternative State of the Union

Second Inaugural Address

Rhetoric and Reality Clash in Inaugural Address

2005 State of the Union

2004 State of the Union  
State of the Union 2004 Myth and Reality
Misleading Rhetoric in 2004 State of the Union Address

2003 State of the Union
An Annotated Overview of the Foreign Policy Segments of President George W. Bush’s State of the Union Address
State of the Union By Conn Hallinan
The Coming War With Iraq: Deciphering the Bush Administration's Motives

2002 State of the Union(including Axis of Evil remarks)
The Permanent War
Onward Christian Soldiers
Deconstructing George Bush
The Axis of Just as Evil (satire)

Bush's First Inaugural Address and Counter-Inaugural Commentary

Terrorism Wars, Iraq, and National Insecurity Policy

Critical commentary links on foreign policy mostly taken from Foreign Policy in Focus and ZNET websites.

Bush's "surge" in Iraq speech to the nation, January 10, 2007
Bush's surge speech criticized
Bush's June 28, 2005 Speech on Iraq

Bush Speech Reveals Administration’s Ongoing Deceptions on Iraq

ZNET Iraq Watch
Iraq in Focus
(from Foreign Policy in Focus)
America's Crusaders

Saddam's Execution Saddam Hussein is one of the world's great monsters. However, as so often happens, when a trial is organized historical record is falsified to make the one monster seem uniquely blameworthy and the
ones running the show above criticism

The U.S. government twisted intelligence to make its case for the Iraq War
Reflections on Vietnam and the Iraq War

Ending the U.S. War in Iraq: How to Bring the Troops Home and Internationalize the Peace
Shalom: A Saddam Chronology

The National Security Strategy of the United States of America  
A Secure America in a Secure World (An Alternative Counter-Terrorism Policy)
Toward a New Grand Strategy for U.S. Foreign Policy

The Me Too Club (on North Korean nuclear weapons) the new theory of nuclear deterrence as practiced by Iran and North Korea is likely to differ from that traditional Cold War model in several fundamental ways. In the old, it was one big superpower state deterring the other big superpower state. In the new, we have small states deterring a big state. In the old, nuclear weapons primarily deterred nuclear weapons. In the new, nuclear weapons primarily deter conventional aggression.
Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Who's The Biggest Rogue Of All?
Irregular Weapons Used Against Iraq


Bush Policies Make Terrorism a Growth Industry
American Empire For Dummies
What's Happening?
Our Fateful Choice: Global Leader or Global Cop

My Commentaries on the Terrorism War

Myths and Realities about the "New" Terrorism
The War of Terrorisms: What is the Axis of Evil?
Photoessay of the World Trade Center and Pentagon Bombings

My Articles Putting Bush's Foreign Policy in Historical Perspective

A Theory of Hegemonic Overreach

Two Tales of Texans:  Bush, LBJ, and the Lonestar Wars
American Values in Conflict: Democracy vs. Empire
From the Cold War into the 21st Century: Change and Continuity in American Hegemonic Strategy
 

Bush's Policy toward the Korean Peninsula and the Asia-Pacific

Official Statements

The United States Embassy, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    U.S.-Korea Relations
    U.S. Policy Toward North Korea
    Cafe USA (online community sponsored by the embassy)

Sources of Critical Analysis

List of Critical Articles with Links
Foreign Policy in Focus, Asia Index  

     Freedom Rules: Bush Offers Platitudes and Little Else to Asia

     The Me Too Club (on North Korean nuclear weapons)
     South Korea and the United States Sixty Years On
By Charles K. Armstrong (June 10, 2005) One hears that Korea is the last outpost of the Cold War, but that may be true only for Americans. For a growing number of South Koreans, their Cold War—a North-South conflict that began in the aftermath of colonial liberation and destroyed the universal hope for a peaceful, independent, and unified post-colonial Korea—is already over.
    The Future of U.S.-South Korean Security Relations  
    Bring Our Troops Home (from Korea )      

Arms Control Association, North Korea Page

Online News House Special Report: North Korea: Nuclear Standoff
The Nautilus Institute

My Academic Papers on Bush Policy toward the Two Koreas

The Bush Administration and the Range of Policy Options toward North Korea


The U.S.-North Korea Relationship after the 2004 Presidential Election

The Bush Administration, the North Korean Nuclear Crisis, and the Future of Multilateralism in Northeast Asia

Two Visions of Convergence in Northeast Asia: The Bush Administration, North Korean Nuclear Weapons, and the Regional Powers

The Nuclear Impasse on the Korean Peninsula: The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

The War at Home: Links on Bush's Economic and Domestic Record

Economic Policy

The White House
The Republican National Committee
The Democratic National Committee
Citizens for Tax Justice
    Bush's 10 Trillion Borrowing Binge  
Where President Bush Stands on Working Family Issues

Social Security Reform

Social Security Scare Tactics
American Association of Retired Persons
Online News Hour Special Report


Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, and Women's Issues

White House Homeland Security Page
Taking Back America: USA Patriot Act and Civil Liberties
Bill of Rights Defense Committee
The Bush Administration Takes Aim: Civil Rights Under Attack
Bush and Women's Rights

White House Energy and Environment Page
National Resources Defense Council: The Bush Record


My research and commentary on the Bush presidency

A Theory of Hegemonic Overreach

Two Tales of Texans:  Bush, LBJ, and the Lonestar Wars

American Values in Conflict: Democracy vs. Empire

From the Cold War into the 21st Century: Change and Continuity in American Hegemonic Strategy

The Bush Administration and the Range of Policy Options toward North Korea

The U.S.-North Korea Relationship after the 2004 Presidential Election

The Bush Administration, the North Korean Nuclear Crisis, and the Future of Multilateralism in Northeast Asia

Two Visions of Convergence in Northeast Asia: The Bush Administration, North Korean Nuclear Weapons, and the Regional Powers

Teaching America

Myths and Realities about the "New" Terrorism

The War of Terrorisms: What is the Axis of Evil?

Photoessay of the World Trade Center and Pentagon Bombings

The Nuclear Impasse on the Korean Peninsula: The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

The 2002 American Midterm: The Bush Victory in Historical Perspective

The Bush Missile Defense Plan
 

Satires of Dubya
Images of George W. Bush
    Satire by Photoshop
    Satire by Caption
    Satirical Cartoons
    Wartime
    Compassionate Conservative
    Intelligence
    Character
Political Humor
They Live
Dumbya.com
Bush Speaks
My Own Collection
Actually not a satire, but ought to be: Students for War
 

Links for Studying the Bush Administration

Mainstream News and Political Links

The White House Website

The Democratic Party's Home Page

PBS Online Newshour

CNN Online

Alternative Media and Political Links

ZNet: ZNet is an enormous site with thousands of files. For a new user finding the info they want can be a daunting task. To facilitate, we have compiled a list of some key components of ZNet with brief overviews of each below. For a Summary of What ZNet is all about, check out our ZNet Summary.

Foreign Policy in Focus : A Think Tank Without Walls

Mother Jones A legacy of raising hell, a commitment to JOURNALISM

In These Times :  award-winning investigative reporting about corporate malfeasance and government wrongdoing, insightful analysis of national and international affairs, and sharp cultural criticism about events and ideas that matter.

Independent Media Center: Indymedia is a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage. Indymedia is a democratic media outlet for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of truth.

Noam Chomsky Archive : Noam Chomsky is one of America's most prominent political dissidents. A renowned professor of linguistics at MIT, he has authored over 30 political books dissecting such issues as U.S. interventionism in the developing world, the political economy of human rights and the propaganda role of corporate media.

Greenpeace : Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action.

Antiwar.com : Site name says it all.