Monday, June 23, 2008

Bush's Legacy

Quite honestly, it's to early to tell what his legacy will be. If Iraq continues to improve expect it to be held higher than most would think possible.

History will say that we misunderestimated George W Bush
As he leaves the White House at the end of his second term, the President has a poll rating of only 23 per cent, and is widely disliked and even despised. His foreign policy has been judged a failure, especially in view of the long, painful, costly war that he declared, which is still not over.

He doesn't get on with his own party's presidential candidate, who is clearly distancing himself, and had lost many of his closest friends and staff to scandals and forced resignations. The New Republic, a hugely influential political magazine, writes that his historical reputation will be as bad as that of President Harding, the disastrous president of the Great Depression.

I am writing, of course, about Harry S Truman, generally regarded today as one of the greatest of all the 43 presidents, and the man who set the United States on the course that ended decades later in the defeat of Communism.

1 comment:

Ray said...

I agree.

History will judge Pres. Bush (GW) a good President, who had a positive impact on the nation and the world. He'll not go down in History as a great President, and neither will Pres. Clinton. Much to the chagrin of those who currently think that he was.