Monday, February 21, 2011
For President's Day: James Buchanan
James Buchanan: a worse President than Shrub Bush?
Civil War historian Glenn LaFantasie makes the case against James Buchanan, President of the United States 1857-1861, in Who's the worst president of them all? Salon 02/21/2011. But he still has a close competitor for that spot:
Buchanan's sins were many. Their consequences were felt by Northerners and Southerners through four years of a bloody Civil War. And so we still feel the effects of his ineptness 150 years after the fact. But we are still too close to Bush 43's despicable actions in office -- the ripple effect of all the mayhem he sought purposely to create -- for us to understand just how much lasting damage he actually accomplished. Even so, Bush's eight years in office were an unmitigated disaster. In fact, the more we learn as time goes by, the worse Bush's presidency continues to get; there will undoubtedly be more damning revelations in the years and decades ahead.
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