The Bush Legacy

Bush’s decision today concerning Scooter Libby got me thinking. You might remember that I blogged recently about how history might ultimately remember President Bush. Similarily, there was a lot of talk in England last week about why that nation detested Blair so fervently. Several sources reached the conclusion that Blair’s faulty leadership on Iraq was so egregious that it could not be overcome by general economic growth, political progress, and a healthy New Labor party.

But what of Bush’s Iraq leadership? Has he told the truth? Will history remember his devotion to democracy or the questionable tactics he used to lead us into that war? I then went searching for a poll that could satiate my curiosity. Instead, I found this – a June 2007 Newsweek poll aimed at testing the “common knowledge” of slightly more than one thousand my American bretheren:

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That is astonishing to me. Particularly thought-provoking is the fact that, over the last three and half years, 5% more of us have become convinced of this connection. Then I read this:

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But hey, that’s foreign policy…and we’re a nation of economists! Right?

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Good Lord.

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Thank God at least 18% of us know the most important thing about this country, though!

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Footnote: Please note the updated Election Tracker and About Page.

Footnote (2): Still no reply from my pals down at RT Strategies.


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