Bush reckons history will be kind to him.
It’s said that history is only written by the winners. Bush, however, is no winner by any stretch of the imagination.
He had to cheat his way into the White House against Gore in 2000 and he had to cheat his way back in again against Kerry in 2004. He has had to lie and cheat his way into starting a war with Afghanistan and he had to lie and cheat his way into starting a war with Iraq. And right now he is trying to lie and cheat his way into a war with Iran.
Bush has failed to subdue Afghanistan after five and a half years of war and countless thousands dead and injured. He has failed to kill or capture Osama bin Laden who Bush, using lies, asserts was responsible for the events of 9/11. Bush has failed miserably in Iraq where some 650,000 people have died and another 3.9 million people have been made refugees, and where some possibly 12,000 (the 3000+ figure are just those killed on the battle ground) allied soldiers have died or been killed while tens of thousands more have been maimed and injured and still with no end to the killing in sight in a war that Bush cannot win.
Bush has all but destroyed the reputation of an America that was once proud and respected and he has wilfully neglected his own people as demonstrated by the treatment given to the people of New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. He has taken away the basic rights and freedoms of Americans in exchange for fear. He has spent trillions of dollars of Americans hard-earned and given it to his friends in Big Business, Big Oil and Big Military. He has pushed the world to the edge of the abyss for the sake only of power and greed. And there is still over a year of his Presidency to run.
And Bush reckons history will be kind to him.