The LegacyDecember 12, 2008
So Bush is out on tour trying to salvage his legacy of the past 8 years. Let’s hear the talking points:
1. Bush kept America safe.
Reality: over 4200 American soldiers killed since the start of this unnecessary war. Countless new terrorists spawned as a reaction over the disgraceful treatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib.
2. Bush responded boldly to the economic crisis.
Reality Check: Any asshole can act boldly. Boldness does not imply thoughtfulness and visionary eadership. The crisis was a result of lack of regulation and unfettered greed. The bailouts will not solve the issue if the banks and auto companies go back to business as usual. There was no strategic long term solution proposed by Bush.
3. Bush has restored honor to the Office of the President.
Reality check: Misleading congress and the American people into going to war. Shredding basic rights guaranteed by the constitution. Irreparable damage to the environment from weakening anti-pollution regulations, ultimately not acting in the best interest of the welfare of the nation, and future generations.
Honor to the Office?