In reading Charles Krauthammer’s recent piece on the George W. Bush legacy, I was struck by how much he left out in his accolades of how Bush will be remembered.
It seems to me that “keeping us safe” was the last thing on the Bush administration’s agenda. Wasn’t the invasion of Afghanistan to punish those responsible for 9/11? To dismantle the Taliban and catch Osama bin Laden? Neither was accomplished under Bush.
In actuality, the men responsible were Saudi Arabian and not from Afghanistan at all. And then, of course, came the debacle we called “Operation Iraqi Freedom,” which of course blew up a country not at all connected to 9/11.
We built an embassy there the size of a small city and spent trillions of dollars, and for what?
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Bush will be remembered as possibly the most disdained, foolish and cowardly president we have ever had.
Instead of honoring Bush with a library, he should, along with Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, be tried for war crimes at The Hague and jailed for their ruthless and immoral acts against humanity; murder and mayhem will never “keep us safe.” For many of us, this is how the 43rd president will be remembered.