Foreign Affairs And The Bush Administration: A Catastrophe At Every Turn

02/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • By Doug Bandow

President George W. Bush has been using his last weeks in office making the case that he was not a disaster as president. There's not much else for him to do -- after all, no one cares what he thinks about the issues. Everyone, even those who voted for John McCain, are waiting for Barack Obama to take the oath of office on Tuesday. A lame duck even before the election of his replacement, most any president becomes the lamest of lame ducks in his final weeks in office. Especially one as unpopular as President Bush.

Good for a sardonic laugh is the Bush administration wrap-up, "Policies of the Bush Administration: 2001-2009." Needless to say, it portrays a heroic statesman who made America safer, freer, and wealthier. It suggests we are living in a parallel universe like that in a Star Trek episode.