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Bush Speaks of Legacy

Nov 28, 2008
Still-President Bush has discussed his legacy with his sister Dorothy Bush Koch as part of a national oral-history project, suggesting the future should remember him for his "liberation" of 50 million people and reluctance to "sell his soul to accommodate the political process" -- likely referring to that which is outlined in the US Constitution.

How Bloody Can Bush’s Legacy Be?

Nov 12, 2008
The legacy of George Bush's two "wars of liberation" may already be judged as foreign policy blunders, but the real costs of war remain even after the truism of failed empire In Afghanistan, acid attacks on at least 15 female students mark a worrisome trend in women's rights there And in Iraq, an Iraqi soldier opened fire on a patrol of US troops, killing two.

Bush’s Legacy of Torture

Jul 29, 2008
I still find it hard to believe that George W. Bush, to his eternal shame and our nation's great discredit, made torture a matter of hair-splitting, legalistic debate at the highest levels of the United States government. But that's precisely what he did.

Congress’ Missing Backbone

Jun 27, 2008
After doing everything but follow the overwhelming anti-war mandate given by voters in the 2006 congressional elections, the Democratic-controlled Congress accepted a war bill late Thursday that will keep U.S. troops in Iraq until at least Jan. 20.

Obama and the Other Clinton

Apr 28, 2008
Ryan Lizza in The New Yorker quotes a Bill Clinton aide explaining why there has been so much tension between the former president and Barack Obama: "I think this campaign has enraged him He doesn't like Obama" Why? Here's one theory: While Hillary Clinton has adopted her husband's legacy, Barack Obama has been assailing it.

Bush Lands in Israel

Jan 9, 2008
President Bush has arrived in Israel, where he plans to do some legacy shopping and see if he can't just solve this Mideast conflict everyone is always talking about. Everyday Israelis and Palestinians, however, remain skeptical that their leaders will find a solution before the end of 2008, as promised.