Friday, August 22, 2008

Bet You Never Thought You'd See This,...

Not as shocking as his face on Mount Rushmore is going to be (!) but even I didn't expect the positive reassessments to start so soon. Oh well - W's "The Man" - so I'll take it.

Even from punk ass Fareed Zakaria,...

1 comment:

  1. You're right, this is a pretty spot-on assessment of GW from Fareed.

    Money quote:

    "The administration made monumental errors in its first few years, ones that have cost the United States enormously... Its dysfunction and incompetence have left a trail of misery in countries like Iraq and Lebanon, which have been destabilized for decades. The embrace of torture and other extralegal methods has violated America's noblest traditions and provided little in return.

    And then there is the administration's record outside of foreign policy. Bush 43 has surely been the most fiscally irresponsible president in American history, taking surpluses that equaled 2.5 percent of GDP and turning them into deficits that are 3 percent. This is a $4 trillion hit on the country's balance sheet."

    I don't think any of us could argue with that or fail to pity whoever succeeeds him - they will surely have a hell of a mess to clean up.