As I write this, George W. Bush is only a few days away from the end of his 8 year Presidency. Earlier, I had graded Mr. Bush on a variety of major factors but I felt that I left off a huge number of things that he and his administration did or did not do. This list is the result of trying to be more inclusive. Many items on this list are actions by the Mr. Bush and his administration and some of them are inactions.
And of course the one accomplishment that many people feel is the most important:
A couple of comments on the above list.
- Yes, I know that there are more than 100 items on the list. However, I didn’t want someone to say that two items were actually duplicate of each other. For this reason, I felt that it was prudent to overshoot my goal of 100 in case a reader felt that some should have been excluded.
- The links to many of the items are not meant to be the definitive source on that topic. Rather, I wanted to remind the reader of the topic in case you didn’t remember that effort. My hope was the link would lead you to the discovery of the issue and the action of the Bush Administration. In the cases where I didn’t include a link, I felt that nearly everyone reading this list would understand those issues or could easily find more information by do a quick web search.
- I titled this list as the 100 accomplishments. I fully understand that many will feel that some of these items were failures. That really isn’t the point. My goal in creating the list was to try and identify the top 100 or so things that the administration did (or by inaction didn’t do). This is not a scorecard.
- The list is not ordered by time or importance. Do not take any inference in the numbering scheme.
Did I miss anything?
I am done with this topic for now but I reserve the right to rant more on it someday.
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