The Bush Burden


For those of you who have been waiting for me to blame George Bush for the problems in Syria, The New York Times has taken care of that for me with the article The Bush Burden.

He’s there in every corner of Congress where a microphone fronts a politician, there in Russia and the British Parliament and the Vatican. You may think George W. Bush is at home in his bathtub, painting pictures of his toenails, but in fact he’s the biggest presence in the debate over what to do in Syria.

His legacy is paralysis, hypocrisy and uncertainty practiced in varying degrees by those who want to learn from history and those who deny it. Let’s grant some validity to the waffling, though none of it is coming from the architects of the worst global fiasco in a generation.

For those of you who think of this as the Bush legacy, what is your rejoinder?

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