Secretary of State Condi Rice admitted the Bush administration had not met all of its goals, but historians in the future will place George Bush among the list of distinguished presidents. She insisted the Bush administration had brought peace to the Arab world and had driven al-Qaeda from Iraq and brought freedom to that nation. “Over time I think the fact that America has stood for the Arab world and for the Arabs to have the same rights and the same ability to live in freedom as we have, that will ultimately be respected.” She admitted the Israel-Palestine conflict had not yet been resolved, but since Bush entered the peace process it was now moving along.
George Bush is often fond of recalling the low popularity of President Harry Truman during the Korean War and how history has subsequently proven that he was on the right track. The trouble with the Bush analogy is that while Truman’s public opinion standing had declined, he was highly praised by historians in the forties and fifties. Historians recognized that Truman was ahead of the American people. Sorry, Condi, few historians have a similar view of Bush today.
Rice insists the war against al-Qaeda is winning in Iraq as justification for the invasion of Iraq. Condi Rice has a Ph.D and is a foreign policy expert so we can assume she knows full well there were NO al-Qaeda in Iraq prior to the Bush invasion. In 2001, al-Qaeda was a small group but thanks to Bush it has now become an important international force.
I suspect George Bush will be fighting Millard Fillmore in the future for being the most incompetent president in history.