George W. Bush hopes history will see him as a president who liberated millions of Iraqis and Afghans, who worked towards peace and who never sold his soul for political ends.
"I'd like to be a president (known) as somebody who liberated 50 million people and helped achieve peace," Bush said in excerpts of a recent interview released by the White House Friday.
If by "liberation", the man means by enduring bombs, bullets, starvation, ethnic cleansing (as happened in Iraq), illness (from depleted uranium, water-borne diseases and other poisons), displacement leading to death, then, in that case, Bush's statement is chillingly correct.
But a thinking person needs to look at that statement, shake their heads, and ask: is this man so far out of touch with reality that he has not a clue what he and his henchmen have done in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia??
History will render the final judgment on this man's presidency, and that is apt to be justifiably condemnatory, if the whole truth is written about what he and his team have done.