Thursday, April 20, 2006

The Worst President in History -Rolling Stone

Here's the link to the article by Dr. Sean Wilentz, Professor of History, Princeton University.

Historians agree that Bush II is one of the worst US Presidents in our history. And, this was determined before hurricane Katrina, the Plame leak case and the deterioration of the Iraq situtation.

Calamitous presidents, faced with enormous difficulties -- Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Hoover and now Bush -- have divided the nation, governed erratically and left the nation worse off.

I would argue that Bush has left the entire planet worse off.

No other president -- Lincoln in the Civil War, FDR in World War II, John F. Kennedy at critical moments of the Cold War -- faced with such a monumental set of military and political circumstances failed to embrace the opposing political party to help wage a truly national struggle. But Bush shut out and even demonized the Democrats.

Yet Bush and the Republicans, who have total control of the government, still manage to blame almost all their mis-steps on the Democrats.

I like this one.... Far from being the conservative he said he was, Bush has blazed a radical new path as the first American president in history who is outwardly hostile to science -- dedicated, as a distinguished, bipartisan panel of educators and scientists (including forty-nine Nobel laureates) has declared, to "the distortion of scientific knowledge for partisan political ends."

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