President Bush: A Truman for our times

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    I have to say, I was surprised by this article, which made me think twice. The commentator, Edward Luttwak -- an individualist, but a knowledgable person -- thinks Bush has done very well. Full article here
     
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    :iagree: Buy ^that^ man a :smoke:
     
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    Whats that saying about opinions and assholes?
     
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    the saying is when you assume you make an ass out of U and ME
     
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    Bush is better than Truman. We still have a divided Korea. He should have let MacArthur march across China when he had the chance. We're only going to go to war with both of those countries eventually. It'll probably be fought over here. And the enemy will have better weapons and larger numbers.
     
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    While as a conservative I have been very disappointed In Bush. I would bet that he will be looked on by History in a much better light than he is looked on today. This is usually the case with presidents.
     
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    This is ridiculous. Luttwak is virtually arguing for amnesia and revisionism. But then this is the bloke that argued Obama is a Muslim and would be held as apostate by Islam.

    No credibility. Next?
     
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    More like Lyndon Johnson.

    Clueless president from Texas gets us envolved in a useless war that costs thousands of lives and billions of dollars.
     
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    Thankfully, LBJ was right on the issue of civil liberties, and the Great Society reduced poverty by an increment of 10%. The flag burning amendment and countless proposals against marriage equality which flow from the Bush administration aren't going to stack up favorably. I think there's still some cushions for Dubya on the bottom, but he's not going to be looked upon favorably in 10 years.

    That would have been one of the biggest blunders in human history. The Sino-Soviet relationship was still strong. Chinese numbers and Soviet weaponry would have easily meant global destruction. The disparity between Soviet and American technology was barely noticeable during the Korean war. Some of the computers Russian scientists made were more powerful than British and French models.
     
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    Ronald Reagan al but eliminated poverty. Everyone got a job.

    Our "poor peopple" are some of the richest people in the world.
     

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