Obama To Quickly Undo Hundreds Of Bush Executive Orders


It may take decades to learn the real damage George Bush has done to the U.S. and other parts of the world, but its nice to know that at least some of his most egregious mistakes can be undone.

The blogosphere has been following the countless abuses of George Bush and his administration for years, and it appears that our voices have been heard and that all of the hard work may finally pay off -- President-elect Barack Obama is sending out signals that he's ready to move quickly to reverse course on some of the worst Bush executive orders and get the country moving in the right direction again.

Transition advisers to President-elect Barack Obama have compiled a list of about 200 Bush administration actions and executive orders that could be swiftly undone to reverse White House policies on climate change, stem cell research, reproductive rights and other issues, according to congressional Democrats, campaign aides and experts working with the transition team.

Obama himself has signaled, for example, that he intends to reverse Bush's controversial limit on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, a decision that scientists say has restrained research into some of the most promising avenues for defeating a wide array of diseases, such as Parkinson's. Read on...


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