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On Meet The Press this morning, the usual talking heads discussed the legacy of President George W. Bush. They talked about him as though he were a failed president, and each suggested that history would remember him that way.
I have no doubt that many who are so entrenched in hatred on the left will continue to espouse hatred towards him in the future. It is not uncommon for superficial and surface thinking short-term focused people to respond this way towards people they disagree with.
Nevertheless, history will have a much more unbiased view. As the world moves on, as hateful people refocus their hatred on others who they disagree with who have current powers, and as the world has an opportunity to view the actual results of Bush’s presidency, and consider the incredible organization that thwarted any additional terrorist attacks against this nation, history will have a favorable opinion of President Bush.
Why some would be so invested in hatred, and so hopeful that others will join them in that hate is at best rather odd.
What has he done (other than not get attacked in the US since the Anthrax scare)?
Osama bin Laden? Still alive and kickin.
The Taliban? Making a resurgence.
The person who sent anthrax to the media and Congress? Well, they announced that someone was a suspect right after he committed suicide.
Iraq? The real treat that Iraq posed to the US is debatable. The reality is that, while democratically elected, there are fewer freedoms (especially freedom of religion) in Iraq than there were prior to 2003.
By taking longer to win two wars than it took to win WWII, he made it impossible for threats to other nations to hold any water. Iran and North Korea have told us "You and what army?"
By giving tax cuts to the wealthy, he ensured that the rich got richer. However, those funds never trickled down to the rest of us. Just like the lesson we learned when Regan did it in the 1980's. There's a reason why his dad called it "voodoo economics."
By making it nearly impossible for people to file for bankruptcy, it became difficult for people who had encountered tough times to get a leg up, he ensured those people would go into default, which is even worse.
By appointing ineffective people to high government positions, he insured that government would be ineffective.
So, I ask you? What has Bush done?