Bruce Bartlett has a fantastic article taking on the so-called “conservatives” who are criticizing Obama for Bush’s mistakes. No matter how you slice it, Bush was a terrible “conservative”.
Read the whole thing.
In other news, more is coming out about the tension between Bush and Cheney during their term in the White House. While I’m sympathetic to Bush, he was still “the Decider”. He could have stood up to Cheney a lot earlier and more effectively than he did. Indeed, one of Bush’s weaknesses was his unwillingness to cut off people he liked who were hurting the country — Don Rumsfeld, for example.