93. George W. Bush: A Controversial President

The most controversial president in the modern era George Walker Bush, who served as the country's president, presiding over the United States during its days since the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. was the standing president on the infamous September , 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and the . Bush's reaction to the news following the attacks the World Trade Center continues to cause high on the American public because of his blasé .

The president was in Florida during the attacks a school when told of the news. Instead reacting with dispatch, Bush continued his activity seemingly by the terror unfolding in New York. He criticized heavily for his apparent blasé attitude. This the first of several controversial moves Bush made serving as president.

Bush was born on July , 1946 to a politically powerful family. His father H.W. Bush served as the 41st U.S. president. W. Bush also served as governor of the of Texas from 1995 to 2000.

His father said that the younger Bush "faced the greatest of any president since Abraham Lincoln." In reaction 9/11, Bush deployed U.S. troops to Afghanistan to terrorism, and attacked Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq of inaccurate intelligence that claimed the Muslim leader developing weapons of mass destruction. Both decisions hurt presidency greatly.

Bush's victories in both the 2000 2004 elections were also not without controversy, as elections were contested. Many observers claimed improper tactics used to gain the White House in both .