Monday, August 13, 2007


Andrew Sullivan - who I do not understand at all - has a fantastic description of the Bush Legacy:

The man's legacy is a conservative movement largely discredited and disunited, a president with lower consistent approval ratings than any in modern history, a generational shift to the Democrats, a resurgent al Qaeda, an endless catastrophe in Iraq, a long hard struggle in Afghanistan, a fiscal legacy that means bankrupting America within a decade, and the poisoning of American religion with politics and vice-versa. For this, he got two terms of power - which the GOP used mainly to enrich themselves, their clients and to expand government's reach and and drain on the productive sector. In the re-election, the president with a relatively strong economy, and a war in progress, managed to eke out 51 percent.

And yet, for all that, there has been a tremendous amount of change in the United States in the last seven years, and much of it bad. People are suffering in ways they never had before as a result of the policies and practices of these people.


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