The greatest fault you can find with any President is weakness. It’s a willingness to be led, by the past, by other people, or by ideology, and let losses pile up in their name, that can turn an elected leader into a disaster. And America has had its share.
As with last week’s piece on great Presidents, please feel free to disagree and state your reasons below:
- George W. Bush – Iraq, Katrina, the Great Shitpile. He wasn’t evil, and he wasn’t stupid. What he was, in the end, was weak. He let others lead us, and they led us astray. Dick Cheney was, and is, a truly vile, very frightened little man, who represents the worst America can become. Iraq left us unable to save New Orleans. Bush’s ideology and passivity created the Great Recession, which nearly destroyed the world economy. From the method of his selection by an ideological court, to his end as an object of ridicule, he ruined what should have been the best years of my life. America will never forgive him.