As Gaza suffered through one of its worst night of Israeli air strikes—a night reminiscent of the U.S. “Shock and Awe” attacks in Iraq in 2003—George W. Bush was celebrated at a World Series game.
It could depend on the generation. I was def a more left leaning liberal at the time of his presidency. Also very young. To this day, my thoughts on Bush are mostly unchanged. He didn't seem too smart, careless, and most people in my circle thought us going to Iraq made no sense. It's odd that bush's reputation is now being ignored because he can paint well. Because the trump presidency was such a wild ride, maybe a lot forgot how bad bush was.
Brilliant article Karim.
Thank You Karim for bringing all this out again. I had forgotten a lot of what the former President did back then. Very informative as usual.
Bush was a man I'll equiped in personal character to properly lead a War to take out Saddam Hussein.
You're on fire this week!
I'm no expert but Bush is a Texan and a former owner of the Texas Rangers, so 2 reasons he would be popular there. Furthermore, Texas is by far one of the most pro-military States in the US (Texans make up a disproportionate percentage of the military). So I don't think you can really use Texas as a barrometer for the US. I doubt he would have had such a raucous welcome in many other places (or perhaps he would), at least I would hope not. Tony Blair certainly doesn't in the UK.