I do support the war. Although I recognize that the insurgency has placed a strain on our soldiers, and that there have been many mistakes in the course of the war, I believe that ridding the world of Saddam Hussein and developing a democracy in the heart of the middle east is a very noble cause, no matter how it may turn out.
Though President Bush won his second term partly because of John Kerry's idiocy, but also because he is resolute in fighting terror. Although I support his efforts to fight terror abroad, I think that President Bush is horrible when it comes to immigration. His guest worker program is a slap in the face to those of us who are concerned about the multitude of problems associated with illegal immigration.
President Bush took a lot of flack for the "slow" response to Katrina. I recognize that he is merely a scapegoat for unjust blame (see why), and I will defend him adamantly. However, his spending in the aftermath of Katrina was obscene. In general, under Bush spending has been astronomical. I recognize that much of this is due to the War in Iraq, but his spending is out of control.
I have been very pleased with the judges that President Bush has nominated to federal benches, particularly to the Supreme court. Although Harriet Myers was a bit of a flop, but Samuel Alito and John Roberts are impeccable. Furthermore, I'm proud that his first nominee, Roberts, to replace O'Connor was not a woman. Many people wanted him to choose a woman to replace a woman, but President Bush chose the most qualified, not bending to some sort of reverse discrimination.
I was really enthralled with President Bush' attempt to privatize social security. Social security has long been an important issue for me. As a believer in personal accountability, I feel that is my own responsibility to prepare for my own retirement. Government involvement is the surest way to mess something up, and the future social security fiasco is testament to that. Taking on such a dangerous issue really shows President Bush' opinion of doing what is right as opposed to doing what is popular.