Okay, I'm going to play your little game. Not seeing how you can't be "compassionate" and "conservative". It's not an oxymoron. Frankly, I considered myself compassionate when I was conservative, I was just disgusted to see the plutocrats who really ran things weren't. Ran big deficits. Um. Yeah. So did Reagan. For the same reason, drinking the Supply Side Koolaid that tax cuts on the wealthy will create prosperity and revenues. (It doesn't.) Invaded Countries- that attacked us first or had been hostile to us for years. Not a liberal or conservative position. (When it comes to foreign policy, there isn't a lot of variation.) Exanded social programs- Again, he did it the Republican way, by making the rich richer. So instead of having Medicare Part D just buy the drugs, he gave a huge giveaway to be Pharma. Just like the rich got big giveaway on the War on Terror, which was outsourced to big corporations. The problem with Bush is he talked like a conservative, and acted like a Plutocrat.