To me, the shoe throwing incident was the most iconic moment of the GW Bush presidency. The incident captured the world view of Bush sadly, succinctly and completely.
What's funny, and sad (funny/sad?) is thinking that, because that's the majority view, it's the correct one: The shoe-throwing journalist worked for a pro-Saddam news operation - does being behind a mass murderer make him a hero? And, if he cared so much about dead women and children (as he so claimed) where was he when Saddam's mass graves - filled with women and children - were being created?I tell you, this "right" and "wrong" thing can be tough! And that's exactly why I like the president:"The postmortems on the presidency of George W. Bush are all wrong. The liberal line is that Bush dangerously weakened America's position in the world and rushed to the aid of the rich and powerful as income inequality worsened. That is twaddle. Conservatives--okay, not all of them--have only been a little bit kinder. They give Bush credit for the surge that saved Iraq, but not for much else.He deserves better. His presidency was far more successful than not. And there's an aspect of his decision-making that merits special recognition: his courage. Time and time again, Bush did what other presidents, even Ronald Reagan, would not have done and for which he was vilified and abused. That--defiantly doing the right thing--is what distinguished his presidency."-- Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard
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