Friday, April 04, 2008
Worst.President.Ever. (but the Maverick wants to be in competition)Bob McElvaine reports on an admittedly "unscientific" pol of historians on Dear Leader's ranking among historians in HNN Poll: 61% of Historians Rate the Bush Presidency Worst History News Network 04/01/08. He talks about how his own view of Our Glorious Leader's Presidency has evolved:
Four years ago I rated George W. Bush’s presidency as the second worst, a bit above that of James Buchanan. Now, however, like so many other professional historians, I see the administration of the second Bush as clearly the worst in our history. My reasons are similar to those cited by other historians: In the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the United States enjoyed enormous support around the world. President Bush squandered that goodwill by taking the country into an unnecessary war of choice and misleading the American people to gain support for that war. And he failed utterly to have a plan to deal with Iraq after the invasion. He further undermined the international reputation of the United States by justifying torture.He features some choice quotes from other respondents as well. Check it out.
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