Why do Europeans love Obama and hate George W Bush?
George W Bush is my hero!
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 76 years agoFavorite Answer
GW Bush pursued a very arrogant and unilateral foreign policy, dictating terms to our allies.
Bush followed the ideas of the Project for a New American Century (PNAC). Their basic idea was that now the USSR was out of business, and we found ourselves the last remaining superpower, we ought to act like it. We ought to run the world, like a new Roman Empire. We outlived the other great powers, we should collect the spoils. So he basically told our allies around the world 'You're either for us or against us'.
Our allies had a lot of sympathy for us after 9/11. They wanted to cooperate in a genuine global war against terrorism. Terrorism, they figured, is a global problem, not an American problem. And it requires a global fight. But Bush didn't see it that way.
Bush came to office with an agenda already in place, and his policy was to use every crisis, every emergency, to justify this agenda. Part of it was 'regime change' in Iraq. So Bush tried to bully our allies into a useless and ill-planned invasion of Iraq, even knowing that it had nothing to do with 9/11 or fighting terrorism.
Bush even tried to push the UN around. Since the UN had criticized Saddam, Bush claimed the UN had authorized him to invade Iraq, which was a huge lie. Bush saw the UN as a branch of the US State Department.
So when Obama came to power, our allies breathed a sigh of relief! Obama won a Nobel Peace Prize basically for just replacing Bush!
- NoahLv 66 years ago
Nobody hates George. George was stooge for the neo-conservatives with Dick Cheney leading the pack. Mostly folks understand that George was just a front man who was mostly clueless, easily led and not too bright. Europeans like Barack because he's a reasonable, 21st century person who as in Europe makes decisions based on science and reason, not some outdated ideology. An ideology based on waving flags and shaking crosses, low taxes combined with excessive military spending... spending that depends on borrowed money. The GOP/Tea/Fox/Jesus party is still led by the crazy train thinking brought to the table by the Cheney posse. These people live in a past that never was as history moves on leaving them behind. No, Europe isn't 'socialist' and neither is Barack Obama...the people that believe that are seriously demented.
Europeans hated Bush because he was a decisive man of action. When we were attacked on 9/11, he united the nation and invaded Afghanistan, overthrowing the organization that orchestrated the attack and nearly destroying it. When Saddam Hussein started badgering the US and its allies and threatening the stability of the Middle East region, which has most of the oil that goes to both China and Europe, he took decisive action and brought the issue to a close while Europe was still debating it, making them all look like a pack of fools. That last event is what made them hate W.
George Bush is a hypocrite war criminal. He had no right to invad Iraq or Afghanistan
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- Anonymous6 years ago
They hate them both; Obama of late, Bush from the start. They don't like Obama because he is weak; they don't like Bush because he's an egotistical idiot.
- megLv 76 years ago
They hated Bush because he invaded Iraq, and love Obama because he was not Bush
- 6 years ago
Because Bush TOLD Them what He Wanted them to Do for Him... While Obama ASKs the Europeans to "Join Us..." You DON'T tell Countries that are OLDER Than Yours- what you "Expect" of Them... :(
- RIGHT IS RIGHTLv 76 years ago
Some people think they do but they really don't
Once upon a time they did worship Obama until his B.S,. became evident to the world
- mccoybluesLv 76 years ago
Because Obama has the same ideas as Europeans when it comes to government and freedom. Let government control everything and make personal freedom be something that means less and less to the individual.
- thegreatoneLv 76 years ago
Bush is YOUR hero. Obama is THEIR hero.