He's the darling of the 85 - Bush 2 - blamed for everything but AIDS
stuff on his watch - and the first 4 difficult years under Pres. Barack Obama
when in fact much of us owe GWB a debt of gratitude for .....
“He kept us safe.”
Great piece by Charles Krauthammer - a couple of truths:
One is Barack Obama's actions as President vs. his words as candidate
That homage was paid, wordlessly, by Barack Obama, who vilified Bush’s anti-terror policies as a candidate, then continued them as president: indefinite detention, rendition, warrantless wiretaps, special forces and drone warfare, and, most notoriously, Guantanamo, which Obama so ostentatiously denounced — until he found it indispensable.He gets blamed for Iraq but .....there was not one successful terror bombing on U.S. soil from 9/11 until last week
History will judge Bush 2 much betterIraq was, of course, far more problematic. Critics conveniently forget that the invasion had broad support from the public and Congress, including from those who became the highest foreign-policy figures in the Obama administration — Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, and Biden.
http://www.nationalreview.com/articl...65/bush-legacyLike Bush, Harry Truman left office widely scorned, largely because of the inconclusive war he left behind. In time, however, Korea came to be seen as but one battle in a much larger Cold War that Truman was instrumental in winning. He established the institutional and policy infrastructure (CIA, NATO, Truman Doctrine, etc.) that made possible ultimate victory almost a half-century later. I suspect history will similarly see Bush as the man who, by trial and error but also with prescience and principle, established the structures that will take us through another long twilight struggle, and enable us to prevail.