Jessman is right. 9/11 changed domestic and foreign policy and became something that no previous US President has faced. Who's to say that Al Gore, Bill Clinton, or any of the other garbage that the Democratic Party has brought to the table, would have done any better job? I would love to see the GWB-bashers of the world, take over his job for 48 hours and see how much better they could do. Most likely, all of them would come away with a great deal of respect for ANY idiot who seeks/obtains the office of President of the United States. Its a truly thankless job. No matter what you do or don't do, someone is going to complain. Look at the official portraits of any modern President when they took office and then compare that to when they left office. Even one-term Presidents look like they've aged 20 years (even Reagan looked worse - a true stretch).
The pressure these people are under, 24/7, is enormous. Most of the GWB-bashers would buckle under that pressure in a matter of days. Cut the man some slack. If you don't like Bush, then vote him out next year. Until then, quit whining about it! Its gotten quite old! Let's see what drivel the Democratic Party puts up for selection this time around...
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DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(