In answer to some who believe George W. Bush will go down in history as a great President, I have to say I would like to see every President be a great leader and succeed but there is little chance that all can achieve that lofty goal. To that it can't be we have to look no farther back than R.M.Nixon who had a few good years but took a tumble over some really stupid moves, followed by Ford who did pretty much nothing worth talking about, then we come to Jimmy Carter. A whole chapter could be written about his short comings and our right failures not the least of which was his wimpy side and the disastrous state he left the economy in.
Ronald Wilson Reagan was one of a kind and lead this nation to greatness with his attitude and clear leadership abilities, and his actions not only helped America when we needed it, he helped the world by his unflinching standing up to the Soviet Union which helped to hasten their demise.
I'm not even going to go into Clinton because I'd get in trouble for taking up pages on his comings. (no pun intended) George W. had his faults and did things I vehemently disagree with like the Patriot Acts 1 & 2. The invasion of Iraq based on false and misleading information and more. But there is one thing I believe we can say is he always honored the troops and did what he thought was right and good for the Nation. Bush will never be of the Caliber of the founding fathers but he won't be down on the bottom of the list either.
Obama is doing what he can to promote himself first, and his Socialist/Communist agenda second and to hell with the Nation. So far he's been like someone who won the lotto in his party of uncontrolled spending sprees on real parties and the millions he's spent entertainment, and travel, not to mention his policies that have been self explanatory.
Now it appears he been doing his best not call a terrorist by what he obviously is. He said before he won't allow the use of the term Terrorism on his watch. I now man make disasters give me a (expletive deleted) break.
I don't want the man to fail, only everyone of his (expletive deleted) Anti-American Socialist/Communist policies.
Six years of economic growth, while conducting two wars, one of which was successful before he left office, the other still in process, probably to be lost by the Messiah, who STILL can't make up his own damn mind about sending troops in. For some reason, the Messiah has to get the approval of dirtbags in Europe before committing troops under his command to battle.
Your Messiah, the leader of the free world, has to wait for a committee of foreigners to tell him what to do with US troops in the battlefield.
That's YOUR Messiah.
Considering that only 30% of Americans strongly approve of Obama's performance (according to Rasmussen's Daily Presidential Tracking Poll) I think it's pretty safe to say that most people are pretty disillusioned with the President and that this whole "Messiah" nonsense has run its course. Wouldn't you say?
Two main pillars are identified for the doctrine: preemptive strikes against potential enemies and promoting democratic regime change
As far as his reputation throughout history goes, I suspect he'll come off as average.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.