Tuesday, December 13, 2005

A turn for the worse: Five years of George W. Bush

Yes, it's my birthday, but The Guardian reminds us of this depressing anniversary:

Five years ago today Al Gore phoned George Bush to formally concede the presidency. Since then the United States has suffered it's worst ever terrorist attack, become embroiled in a disastrous foreign war and bungled the response to a natural catastrophe. So what is the Bush legacy after half a decade? Is he a ruthless Machiavellian or a bumbling puppet? A devout idealist or a cynical opportunist? A disaster or a mild disappointment?

Read on for the verdicts of "six top American commentators". I'm sure you all know what I think: a bumbling puppet, an idealist and an opportunist, and more or less a disaster.

Questions? Comments?

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