In the past couple of days I have seen several glowing pieces about the G.W. Bush presidency. When compared to what is in office now, that might be true. But Bush was a horrible president in almost every way.
He presided over massive expansions of entitlements and government programs with nary a protest, much less a veto.
He got us into a pointless war in Iraq. Even if Hussein had WMDs, he was not going to use them against the west. If he had them, he would have used them against Muslim fanatics like the Iranians or the Kurds.
He simple-mindedly allied with Ted Kennedy who betrayed his efforts.
He allowed political correctness and Washington politics to hamstring the war efforts in both Afghanistan and Iraq so winning what should have been easy victories became impossible.
He tried to make 20 million illegal immigrants legal, and refused to police the borders.
He cut taxes while increasing spending.
So please, no more Bush was wonderful, misunderstood, or unfairly maligned pieces. Bush was a disaster.