In spite of his poor poll numbers, I feel that W. Bush has done an outstanding job as President. He began his presidency with three goals: revoking the Clinton tax hikes, increased de-regulaton, and re-building of the post-Clinton military. He was NOT a nation-builder. However, he always admits that 9-11 "changed everything". If we had not already had the June 2001 tax changes in place, no telling how much worse 9-11 would have been on the economy. He ended up being a nation-builder and the only real leader to try and help the African AIDS crisis. People criticized his speaking ability but many of his best speeches were delivered with Churchillian grace. I have kept copies of most of them. Yes, they were written by others, but he was incapable of reading them unless they connected to his emotions and his vocabulary.
He has said that the historians who will judge him haven't been born yet. I think that those people of the future will be kinder to him than today's fickle, ignoramous American public.
posted on 09/03/2008 11:08:41 PM PDT
That slam against Bush for nation-building has always been a false charge. I mean what did we do after WWII but rebuild (set up democracies) three countries...and as I recall the president was a Democrat. For his critics I guess deposing Hussein but leaving Al-Qaeda or Al-Sadr in charge would be preferable to a fledgling democracy. The FIRST!!! arab-Muslim democracy in history. Bush will look very good in the history books after future honest historians start writing them.
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