A Brit from the UK Telegraph has written a thought provoking article, complete with video, that is actually complimentary to President Bush. Sameh El-Shahat argues that George W. Bush has been the most under-rated president... ever.
We have had fun criticizing Bush, deservedly so most of the time. Yet, the vitriol directed at the man has been the worst leveled against a president in my life-time.
I view him as the most hated president in modern times, possibly in all of America's history.
His communication skills are sorely lacking, but he is man of convictions and he stands by his values, placing what he believes to the good of America and world over any legacy he may leave. Unlike previous presidents, he is not poll driven or wishy washy, just a down home, shoot from the hip cowboy who had the gumption to do what a previous president should have done three decades ago, stand up to radical Islamists.
He'll be gone soon, but that won't stop his detractors as they will write their version of history defaming the man for all they can.
But, decades from now, when most of us are long gone, historians will take a look back and see that George W. Bush, despite critical reviews and the plethora of prevarications about the man, was a visionary who saw what needed done, and commenced to doing it.
As Mr. Shalat says in his article,
"Mr Bush has had to take some very tough decisions and the world needs people who can not only talk but also act tough and admit mistakes."
He also sees a big problem with the left around the globe,
"Hating George W. Bush is not only dull and unoriginal, but it shows a complete lack of understanding of the world in which we live in.
You want liberty but you don’t want to defend it... right."
As the cartoon above depicts, the man is kicked endlessly for keeping America safe.
Looking at the two jokers currently running for his replacement, I'd vote for Bush a third time in a heartbeat.
God helps us, whichever of the two panderers replace him.