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Sunday, June 22, 2008

George Bush and Harry S. Truman

The Telegraph has a great piece today, I will show you a little teaser, then you have to go read the rest for yourself.

As he leaves the White House at the end of his second term, the President has a poll rating of only 23 per cent, and is widely disliked and even despised. His foreign policy has been judged a failure, especially in view of the long, painful, costly war that he declared, which is still not over.

He doesn't get on with his own party's presidential candidate, who is clearly distancing himself, and had lost many of his closest friends and staff to scandals and forced resignations. The New Republic, a hugely influential political magazine, writes that his historical reputation will be as bad as that of President Harding, the disastrous president of the Great Depression.

One would think they are talking about George Bush huh?


They are remembering Harry S. Truman.

They go on to tell what Historians will actually remember about Bush and how his "legacy" will compare to that of Truman.

They believe that there will come a time when George Bush gets to say, "I told you so".

Go. Read. It is worth the couple minutes it will take.