Friday, June 04, 2010

No, We Really Don't Miss Him Yet

Much like the nostalgia for the former Soviet Union in Russia, there are a flock of people who actually miss George W. Bush.

The comparison pretty much ends there, of course, but it is worth noting that Bush, given 18 months to reflect on his eight years in office, has learned nothing from his greatest mistakes.

Speaking before the Economic Club of Grand Rapids, Michigan, he declared that if given the chance:

* He would invade Iraq again.

* He would permit the waterboarding of people again.

Then there's what he called his greatest disappointment: Failing to push through Social Security privatization in 2005 because not even his own party would support what was in essence political suicide.

Recall that under his privatization scheme, Wall Street would handle the bulk of Social Security monies. Yes, the selfsame Wall Street that three years later plunged the country into the worst recession since the Great Depression.

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