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I think Iraq was a mistake and there was no reason to invade. He bumbled the planning....remember when he said that they didn't have a plan for so much resistance. DUH!!!! What did he expect? Very poor planning. Because of our actions, Iraq turned into a magnet for all the terrorists. There were probably more terrorists after we invaded than prior.
I think he should have focused on Afganistan and gotten OBL.
He will be remembered for the Iraq invasion and the lingering war......just like LBJ and VietNam.
9/11 was a wake up call and Bush did a fine job getting the USA better prepared for any future attacks.
He just wasn't the type of man that people would look up to and have any confidence in. Reminds me of Alfed E Newman....sort of a bumbler.
Despite the bumbler Obama's claims, al -quaida is alive and well.
I completely disagree with your last sentence, so did the american people, he was twice elected governor and twice elected president.