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Why Bush will be a winner

• Washington Post(Bill Kristol)
I suppose I'll merely expose myself to harmless ridicule if I make the following assertion: George W. Bush's presidency will probably be a successful one. (A neo-con dreaming)

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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If you believe Bush the Younger's 8 year rein that had him invading and occupying the wrong country after the nation's most disastrous terrorist attack, costing millions of innocent Iraqi's their lives, livelihoods, homes and happiness, as well as similarly tens of thousands of Americans who were foolish enough to join the military, which promoted Islamic terrorism recruiting around the globe, leaving Americans hated around the globe in EVERY nation and ultimately promoted a spending spree that leads to the worst economic catastrophe in this nation's history just after he leaves office. Pardons the least number of people in the history of the presidency, most of whom are already dead, but does manage to pardon those who might squeal on his administration's crimes and do so in a manner that preserves their right to plead the 5th. Clever. Then he was a raving success.

The only two positive accomplishments I can think of are: 1. Normalized relations with Libya. 2. Might (note future tense) end the war between US and N. Korea, and normalize relations between our nations. But he is running out of time.

Things that he could have accomplished but deliberately chose not to:

1. Normalized relations between the Israelis and Palestinians. I think Sharon would have accomplished this, with or without GW, but Bush could have gotten the credit. Sharon died...well, sort of.

2. Hold Osama bin Laden accountable, instead he save his sorry ass at Tora Bora when our troops had him surrounded and were more than ready to dispense some justice. But in the opinion of the decidifier, our troops had more important things to do in invading Iraq.

3. Secured oil deals with Iraq. Instead the oil lies in the ground, and the Chinese are getting the pumping deals.

4. Held the GOP in majority in both houses of Congress to the fire over their annually spend, spend, spend. Instead we had Bush saying me, me, me too. The Republicans would probably have kept their jobs, and this nation would not be owned by the Chinese.

5. Could have vetoed and fought the various laws, regulations and incentives that Congress passed promoting the mass exodus of American businesses, so people might aspire to something other than becoming master burger flipper.

6. Could have had the reservists and guard at home to respond to guard the borders, battle floods, fires and other massive catastrophes rather than in foreign lands creating a few catastrophe of their own while their families and their futures suffered back home.